So here is my freestyle pattern for knitting a rose, which I am posting especially for my friend Louise who is knitting an amazing tea cozy and wants to adorn the top of it with roses! I can’t wait to see it! It has been MONTHS since I’ve had needles in my hands because I’ve been busy hooking! It was really nice to knit for a change… very inspiring!
I used 8ply wool for this, and size 7 needles to keep it light and not too tight!
Cast on 70 stitches, less for a smaller rose.
I cast on 8 stitches and knitted about 8 rows. The you have to freestyle a bit. I decreased 1 by knitting 2 stitches together, knit the next row. Then for an interesting kink, I cast on 1, knit, decrease the next row. Just have a fun play and make it kind of wavy.
I made this one into a brooch, and do you know what? Just as I finished it, my mum rang and asked me to get ready and go to her cousin’s birthday lunch. So the rose was wrapped up and given as an impromptu birthday gift and well appreciated!
I think you may need to go and make one. Or two… or even more because they’re so fun and easy!!!