Friday, March 13, 2009

irish rose

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pattern used:
hook used:
  • pattern calls for 5.0mm... I used a 4.0mm

yarn used:
  • pattern calls for 10ply... I used an assortment of 8ply/DK weight reclaimed yarns
  • rounds 1, 2 and 3 - maroon
  • round 4 and 5 - dark burgundy
  • rounds 6 and 7 - maroon
  • rounds 8, 9 and 10 - dark burgundy
  • rounds 11 and 12 - river gum green
  • round 13 - cream
  • round 14 - mid blue
  • round 15 - navy
  • round 16 - oatmeal
  • round 17 - dark burgundy
  • round 18 - omitted... already large enough
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thoughts:
  • I love this square, but it is very bulky... honestly not sure if it will be suitable as part of the afghan or not
  • might make a cushion out of it instead
  • interestingly... I used a smaller hook and finer yarn than the pattern called for... and I still had to omit the last round, because I had already reach my 12 inches
  • the flower part of this would look fabulous as an embellishment on a bag
  • I found this video below which might come in helpful if you find the rose instructions confusing

1 comment:

cats-rockin-crochet said...

This square is my favourite one so far. Love it purps.