Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ring Around a Rosie Wreath

What do you think?
Does this wreath say happy!
The roses were made following a free pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.
I wanted a plain white wreath for a clean, uncluttered look to contrast with the busy and colorful roses so I bought a flat wooden circle (18-inches) and painted it white.  When the paint dried, I wrapped it in strips of white fabric (actually strips cut from an old oxford men's shirt).
Hot glue was used to attach the roses and leaves.

Crocheted Rosettes
Pattern Source: Lion Brand Yarn

ROSETTE

For my wreath, I crocheted mostly the medium size (ch 35).  I made some buds by following the ch 17 and just one big one (the bottom pink one).  You can do any combination you like.

G crochet hook

Ch 17 (35, 53).

Row 1 Dc in 5th ch from hook – first V-stitch made, *ch 1, skip 1, (dc-ch-dc) in next ch – V-stitch made; repeat from * across; – 7 (16, 25) V-stitches made. Turn.

Row 2 Ch 3 – counts as dc, 5 dc first in ch-space, *sc in next ch-1 space, 6 dc in next ch-1 space – shell st made; repeat from *, ending 6 dc in last ch-1 space – 7 (16, 25) shells. Fasten off, leaving long tail for anchoring Rosette.

FINISHING

Thread needle with tail and weave to base of last st. Starting at that end, roll first shell tightly to form center bud; anchor at base of shell with 2 sts. Roll remaining strip to form Rosette, then secure by stitching in and out through layers of foundation ch at bottom of Rosette. If you want to make your Rosette a pin or barrette, sew or glue pin back or barrette back to back of Rosette. 

LEAVES
chain 7
sc in second chain from hook
hdc in the next
double in the next
trc in the next
double in the next
3 hdc in the last

working up the other side of the chain:
dc,trc,dc,hdc,sc,slip stitch in the last and finish off and tie ends.

For different leaf patterns check out the following links.
Crocheted leaves @Easy Makes Me Happy
How to crochet leaves tutorial @Two Girls Being Crafty

59 comments:

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

This wreath is Gorgeous and it sure does say HAPPY HAPPY!!!! thanks for sharing with us...i LOVE IT!!! hugs...

Maple Lane said...

Very sweet! I love it.

podso said...

What a bright way to start the day! Just gorgeous and the white wreath sets the rosettes off beautifully! Thanks for sharing and all the details.

Snap said...

Another winner!!! Happy is the word for the day. :D :D

Melanie said...

Yes, it says Happy! Your post makes me want to try this!!

Veronica and Daniel said...

BEAUTIFUL! You make it look so easy to do those little flowers...I will have to find my crochet hook and give it a try!

Sue said...

Indeed it does say "happy" LDH, and you are so gifted, I like the idea of using discarded shirt to wrap it, great idea. I also love the colors you have chosen. Than you for sharing.
Hugs,
Sue

Suzanne said...

It is just adorable! YOu should open an etsy shop and sell these--I would buy one:-)

corners of my life said...

So very charming!

Kristin said...

What a HAPPY wreath!

lindsey said...

So beautiful and yes... definitely says 'Happy'!

Debbie said...

Oh I just love it! The colorful roses on white is just perfect. And couldn't say "happy" better. All the wonderful things you share that are crocheted have me REALLY wanting to learn...

marie said...

It's beautiful Lorraine! I agree with Suzanne...you should open an Etsy shop. This would be perfect for my new guest room. : )

I really need to take some time and teach myself how to crochet. We've been very slow at work...maybe the boss will let me practice stitching in the office!!

Lady Farmer said...

Love the colors of your beautiful wreath! You are such a creative lady!
Wanted to let you know, too, that the Cleome seeds you shared are sprouted and growing happily in my greenhouse. Thank you for sharing at my Seed Swap!
Blessings!

Debbie Huffaker said...

The wreath looks great....I've used that pattern a lot, too!!!

janice15 said...

O my I just love it, It says spring all over ... Can't wait to make those flowers...very pretty...Thank you for visiting me....with much love Janice, Have a great new week...

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

Thank you so much for sweet words on my blog:) Im so happy you liked it.
Its a shame you dont have twitter or FB though..I cant follow you:(

I hope you come back anyway to visit soon, I have more swedish inspiration for you:)

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis

My Beautiful World said...

This is beautiful you always make me smile. So happy to be here visiting you again, I have enjoyed catching up on all your wonderful posts, Hope you have a great day my friend.

Always Wendy

EMMA said...

Yep that wreath says 'happy' to me! happy and beautiful!

Kathleen said...

So many pretty colors, lovely wreath~

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

H A P P I N E S S here! Oh I think it is so much fun. Generally, I hate how things like this collect dust and it's hard to keep them clean, but this is worth the upkeep necessary to provide happiness! Love your talents.

NanaDiana said...

Well, if that isn't just a sweet, sweet Spring/Summer wreath. LOVING your crocheted flowers and leaves. It is just lovely, Lorraine! xo Diana

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

That is one happy wreath. Love it!

Ann said...

Oh yes, it sure does say happy. I love it. Those flowers look really easy to do too

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' it simply sings spring sweetness!!! It's beautiful!

Great job sweetie!

Have a wonderfully blessed and beautiful day. :o)

A Joyful Noise said...

Yes, it certainly does say HAPPY to me. Thank you for visiting my post on My Mink Stole and for your sweet comments.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Your new header is wonderful...always pretty
Love the wreath...since I am refreshing my skills I might try one of these flowers...it looks great and yes, it makes you smile a

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is such a pretty wreath! It reminds me of a Mary Engelbreit drawing ..very colorful and sweet.

dollystar said...

Dear Lorraine, knowing your blog, your creative ideas, practical ideas for cooking was a gift of heaven to me ... I will keep visiting your page because I have much to learn from you.
Oh yeah, congratulations on your beautiful family and his Christian faith. It is a blessing to meet wonderful people like you.

Xoxo, Dolly

Taylor-Ann said...

this is beautiful. I would love if you shared it with my readers on my link party.

http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/show-off-monday-3-and-craft.html

~Taylor

Mindie Hilton said...

Beautiful wreath!

Amy said...

What a beautiful wreath! I would love for you to come share at my link party if you have time!
amyO@Homehappyhome

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a beautiful wreath!!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

How pretty, Lorraine! I'd love to try making some of those pretty crocheted flowers and leaves. The wreath was a perfect way to display them!

Susan said...

Applause, applause, applause!!!! That is one of the most adorable, charming wreaths I have ever scene, LDH. LOVE IT! Susan

Heather said...

Ha I should have read this post first hehe maybe I can take a shot at this and try it out? If I figure it out I will let you know...I am so visual though ugh it kind of sucks if I don't have someone sitting right in front of me showing me how to do it I really struggle! I am gonna give it a try though thanks for sharing Love Heather

Julie said...

I may have to make this, I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:
http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-your-stuff-21-sloppy-dave-recipe.html

Cicha said...

beautiful ring!

Renonda said...

That is beautiful! I love making crocheted flowers. I might have to try this.

Tausha said...

How cute is this wreath! If i could only knit...sigh. Oh well, at least I have fabulous pics to look at. You did a fantastic job. Thanks for providing such happy eye candy! Have a fantastic weekend!

Tausha
sassystyleredesign.blogspot.com

Jill said...

That is an amazing wreath! Not to mention a great crocheting tutorial! I'm your newest follower! Would love if you stopped by and linked up to the Pomp Party!

http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

SJ Scott said...

I just love your wreath, everything about it is 'happy, happy, joy, joy' :)

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

Soo verry verry pretty

Annemarie said...

Oh I love love love it!!! Thanks so much for posting at my Link Party. Hope to see you back again next week. Enjoy your day!
Annemarie

Rose Jesky said...

Awesome Tutorial. I'm pinning. Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Sunday Round Up Link Party.
See you next week,
Rose @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/

Heather Kaluf said...

love how the flowers turned out! What a great tutorial.
Thanks for sharing at Sunday Round Up.
xoxo
Heather

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Ok, such an awesome, beautiful wreath. I haven't crochet in while but I really think I could pull the flowers off. The flowers are so very pretty. You also gave a really great tutorial. Thanks so much and thanks for sharing you creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's a very cheerful wreath.

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

This is a great project! I love the colors you chose for the flowers.
Would you consider linking it up to my Pinworthy Projects Linky Party over at Just Us Four?

Crafty Mischief said...

Beautiful! I love the crochet flowers!

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Beautiful! I love all the bright colors! The crochet rosettes remind me of my grandmother. She loved to crochet.

Amy said...

A beautiful wreath! Thanks for linking up last week at whimsy wednesday!

Six Sisters said...

This wreath is so cute!! Love all the colors of yarn in the flowers! Thanks for being a part of our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope to see you again real soon!! -The Sisters

Deana said...

Thanks for linking up this cute wreath @CountryMommaCooks link and great party. Hope to see you again tomorrow:)

Deana said...

I love that you have a Bible in a year app on your site.
I was wondering where you got it. I went to there site but I couldn't find it.....If you get a chance let me know:)

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Your wreath has been featured for Functional Friday!

Thanks so much for stopping by to link up!

Margarita said...

So wishing I knew crochet lingo right now. I WANT and need to learn how to crochet....I feel so left out. Hopefully I'll find someone to teach me. I'm a hands on type of girl!!! Love your work!

Thais Wever said...

Hermoso....gracias...

Rose Jesky said...

Stopping By to let you know I am featuring this today! @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/2012/05/fabulous-features.html
Thanks for sharing at The Sunday Round Up!
Rose

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