I'm experimenting with patterns for crocheted flowers and thought I would share this one. While I don't have time to make a tutorial, I can share the pattern for this pretty gathered rose. Those of you with some crochet experience will find it pretty easy. A number of patterns for this kind of "rolled" crocheted rose are all over the internet. Here is one to add to the mix. I've also included the directions for how to make a chained back to turn this project into a scarf slider, but you could leave that off and use the crocheted rose for any kind of embellishment from hats to headbands to hair clips, pins and even tote bags. Just use your imagination.
Crocheted Rose Scarf Slider
worsted weight yarn (I used a lovely acrylic/wool blend)
size "I" hook
Note: After the first row, and again after the second row, the crochet will begin to twist a little from the increase in stitches. Just let that happen naturally. It is this twist that allows the rose to gather around itself and form the petals.
Foundation: Chain 34. Turn.
Row 1: Make 2dc in the 4th chain from the hook. (ch-3 counts as dc) Skip next chain. *(3 dc in next chain, skip next ch). Repeat from * across the foundation chain, ending with the 3dc group in the last chain. Chain 2 and turn.
Row 2: Put a dc in first dc stitch, 2 dc in next dc stitch, dc in next dc stitch. Ch 2, sc in ch-1 space, ch 2. ** (dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch. Ch 2, sc in ch-1 space, ch 2. Repeat from ** across to the last three stitches. Dc in next stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in last stitch (which is the original ch-3). Ch 2 and slip stitch at bottom of the last stitch. Leave a 6-inch tail and fasten off.
Finishing: Use a yarn needle and thread on the tail. Weave the yarn tail through the foundation chain across to the opposite end. Twist and roll while gathering up the tail to form the rose. Arrange the petals and then use the remaining yarn tail to tack the crocheted rose petals gently and securely in place. Fasten off and weave in the yarn ends.
Slider back: Leaving a 4-inch yarn tail (on both ends) chain 12. With the loop on the hook, attach the chain to the back of the crocheted rose with a single crochet stitch. Turn and slip stitch along the chain to the other end. Fasten off. Use the yarn ends to fasten the loose end of the chain slider to the crocheted rose opposite it's other end. Weave in and clip any remaining yarn ends.