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Irish Roses Picture Frame

Irish Roses Picture Frame
Irish Roses Picture Frame

Designed by Maggie Petsch 
Size: For 7 3/4” x 5 3/4” wood frame with 4” x 6” opening

Surround that lovely baby girl with delicate pink Irish roses. For a boy, try white roses on a pale blue frame. Or, change the colors to match a graduation picture, wedding picture, grandmother’s picture, etc. These roses can also be stitched individually and made into pins and appliques for decorating clothing and purses. 


Materials needed:

  • Kreinik Blending Filament (one 50m spool) 092 Star Pink
  • DMC Cebelia crochet cotton size 20 (415 yd per ball): 1 ball each pink and olive green
  • Size 9 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • alphabet beads: A, G, I (two), L, R, S, T to spell “It’s a girl” 
  • three 1/4-inch in diameter pearl beads
  • craft glue
  • sewing needle and pink sewing thread 

Instructions:

Gauge: Rose = 1” in diameter. Check gauge to save time.

Pattern note: Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Pattern Stitch (referred to as ‘p’ in instructions):
Picot (p): Ch 2, sl st in last sc or dc made.

Rose (make 11):
Rnd 1: With pink cotton and pink Blending Filament, ch 1 (center ch), ch 2 more (beg ch-2), 9 hdc in center ch, join in 2nd ch of beg ch-2. (10 hdc, counting beg ch-2 as first hdc)

Rnd 2: [ch 3, sk next hdc, sl st in next hdc] rep around, ending with sl st in st at base of beg ch-3. (5 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 3: Sl st in first sp, ch 1; beg in same sp, [sc, 5 hdc] in each sp around, do not join. (5 petals)
Rnd 4: Working behind petals of last rnd, sl st between last petal made and next petal, [ch 4, sl st between next 2 petals] rep around. (5 ch-4 sps)

Rnd 5: Sl st in first sp, ch 1; beg in same sp, [sc, 7 dc] in each petal around, join in beg sc, fasten off, leaving short length for finishing.

Individual leaf (make 10):
With olive green, ch 8, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, p, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, p, hdc in next ch, [2 sc, p, sc] in last ch; working in rem lps across opposite side of foundation ch, rep from * to *, sc in same ch as beg sc, join in beg sc. Fasten off.

Leaf pair:
With green, ch 8, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, p, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, p, hdc in next ch, [2 sc, p, sc] in last ch; working in rem lps across opposite side of foundation ch, rep from * to *, sc in same ch as beg sc, join in beg sc, ch 9, [2 sc, p, sc] in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, p, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next ch, p, hdc in next ch, [sc, ch 1, sc] in next ch; working in rem lps across opposite side of ch, rep from * to *, join in next sc, fasten off

Finishing:
With sewing needle and pink sewing thread, sew one alphabet letter bead to center of each of 8 roses. Sew one pearl to center of each of three rem roses. Using photo as a guide, glue roses and leaves around edges of frame.
SKU CK31
 
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