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Lyn’s Rose Garden Pillow Part 1

Lyn’s Rose Garden Pillow Part 1

Lyn’s Rose Garden Pillow is a free crochet along.

Lyn’s Rose Garden is a crochet pattern to make a pillow covered in roses – some of the stitch work is easy, and some more challenging, but the end product is worth the effort.

The pattern was especially designed for a very special friend of mine, who loves roses, any shade of pink, crochet, bubbly chocolate and yarn.  The pillow is a birthday gift for her, and although no longer a surprise, she will get it in November when it is her birthday.

“Share the art within you with the ones you love…”

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Size: approximately 60cm x 60cm (large pillow) and approximately 45cm x 45cm (small pillow)

Skill: Intermediate – stitches will range from easy to more advanced, with quite a bit of overlay crochet work – but I have links to photo tutorials in the pattern if you need help, and there will be a few short videos for the tricky parts.

What you will crochet: A beautiful cushion covered in roses on the front, with an interesting back.

COLOURS USED – completely optional

Large size in Cotton

(A) – Natural #500

(B) – Mint #554

(C) – Raspberry #559

(D) – Pink #521

(E) – Ballet Pink #522

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Smaller size in Bamboo

(A) – Sand #655

(B) – Camo Green #641

(C) – Plum #644

(D) – Sugar Purple #645

(E) – Purple Pink #605

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MATERIALS USED

4 mm hook

Pillow 60cm x 60cm (24 inches)

3 mm hook

Pillow 45cm x 45cm (18×18 inches)

Sewing needle

Scissors

You are welcome to make the pattern in any yarn however depending on the yarn and your tension the size of the finished item may vary from mine.

NOTES & TIPS

  • My pattern uses US terminology
  • Crochet skill level – confident beginners/intermediate
  • I have also included helpful hints along the way, and are in italics and for the trickier bits there are short video clips
  • I start my new rows with a standing stitch, if you are not comfortable with making one then you can replace with a slip knot and the required number of chains (i.e. chain 3 for a dc and chain 2 for an hdc)
  • Stitches and chains for the corners are given separately to stitches per side
  • Rounds with multiple stitches have a total number of stitches given, but this excludes corner stitches and chain spaces
  • *.* / **.** indicates a repeat of a combination of stitches by a given number of times
  • [] indicates a corner combination of stitches
  • Use your stitch marker as often as you can, to help with stitch counting
  • Have fun with this pattern

ABBREVIATIONS

Chain ch
Slip stitch ss
Single crochet sc
Half double crochet hdc
Double crochet dc
Treble crochet tr
Standing single crochet standing sc
Standing half double crochet standing hdc
Standing double crochet standing dc
Front post single crochet fpsc
Back post single crochet bpsc
Front post half double crochet fphdc
Back post half double crochet bphdc
Front post double crochet fpdc
Back post double crochet bpdc
Front post treble fptr
Back post treble bptr
Single crochet two together sc2tog
Half double crochet two together hdc2tog
Double crochet two together dc2tog
Needle join nj
Magic circle mc
Front post double crochet two together fpdc2tog

SPECIAL STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES

***THERE IS A VIDEO TUTORIAL RIGHT AT THE END THE POST***

This is my very FIRST video – so please be kind LOL – I am giggling so hard listening to myself – but I am busy making my set up more professional so the next one will definitely be better xxxx hugs from SA

PATTERN – PART 1

ANTIQUE ROSE

Round 1:   

Using colour (C) yarn make a mc, ch 1, make 16 dc’s into mc, ss into 1st dc.

Stitch count: 16 dc per round

Round 2:     

Ch 1, sc into same st, *ch 2, sk 1, sc*, rep *.* 6 more times, ch 2, ss into 1st sc.

Stitch count: 8 sc, 8 x ch 2 sps per round

Round 3:  

Ss into ch 2 sp, ch 1, sc into same ch 2 sp, *make 8 dc sts into next ch 2 sp, sc into next ch 2 sp*, rep *.* 2 more times, make 8 dc sts into last ch 2 sp, ss into 1st sc.

Stitch count: 4 sc, 4 x 8 dc shell repeats per round

Round 4:

Helpful hint: turn your work and work from the back.

Ch 2, *fpsc around sc from round 2, ch 3*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpsc.

Stitch count: 8 fpsc, 8 x ch 3 sps per round

Round 5:

Helpful hint: turn your work and work from the front again.

Ss into ch 3 sp, *make 10 dc sts into 1st ch 3 sp, sc into next ch 3 sp*, rep *.* 3 more times, ss into 1st dc.

Stitch count: 4 sc, 4 x 10 dc shell repeats per round

Round 6:

Helpful hint: turn your work and work from the back.   

Ch 2, * fpsc around fpsc from round 4, ch 4*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpsc.

Stitch count: 8 fpsc, 8 x ch 4 sps per round

Round 7:

Helpful hint: turn your work and work from the front again.

Helpful hint: if you are not sure how to make a needle join (nj) have a look at my photo tutorial here.  It is a fabulous technique to use to weave in ends, looks neat, and makes your work look professional – with the added benefit of working ends in while you go.

Ch 1, *sc, 8 dc’s, sc* into each ch 4 sp, cut yarn and weave in ends using a nj.

Stitch count: 16 sc, 8 x 8 dc shell repeats per round

***THERE IS A VIDEO TUTORIAL RIGHT AT THE END THE POST***

This is my very FIRST video – so please be kind LOL – I am giggling so hard listening to myself – but I am busy making my set up more professional so the next one will definitely be better xxxx hugs from SA

LEAVES AROUND ROSE

Helpful hint: if you do not know how to make a standing stitch, have a look at my Standing Single Crochet Photo Tutorial here.

Round 8:

Helpful hint: turn your work and work from the back.

Using colour (B), start with a standing *fpsc around fpsc from round 6, ch 5*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpsc.

Stitch count: 8 fpsc, 8 x ch 5 sps per round

Round 9:

Helpful hint: turn your work and work from the front.

Ch 1, *sc, 5 dc, ch 3 picot, 5 dc, sc* into each ch 5 sp, cut yarn, nj and weave in ends.

Stitch count: 16 sc, 8 x 10 dc picot shell repeats per round

BACKGROUND TRELLIS

Helpful hint: you can have a look at my Back Loop Only Photo Tutorial here – when I make a back loop only stitch I go through the back loop only, as well as the “third” loop which is at the back (you will find it if  you look at the back of your work), I find that it anchors stitches better and prevents stitches pulling open.

 

Helpful hint: make the chain 1’s in the next section loose so as not to pull the next stitch down, the reason I chain 1 and make the 1st stitch into the same space, rather than using chains for the first stitch, is because it makes your work look much neater AND does not count as a stitch so IGNORE the chain 1 when you do your stitch count.

 

Round 10:

Helpful hint: start into the blo of the 3rd dc on the left side of the picot of any leaf.

Using colour (A), start with a standing *sc into blo of 3rd dc after picot, ch 2, bptr around fpsc from round 8, ch 2, sc into blo of 3rd dc before picot, ch 2*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st sc.

Stitch count: 8 x bptr, 16 sc, 24 x ch 2 sps per round

Total stitch count: 24 (excluding chains)

Round 11:     

Ch 1, *hdc into sc, 2 hdc next ch 2 sp, fpdc around bptr from round 10, 2 hdc into next ch 2 sp, hdc into next sc, 2 hdc into next ch 2 sp, rep *.* 7 more times, cut yarn, nj and weave in ends.

Stitch count: 8 fpdc, 64 hdc per round

Total stitch count: 72

Round 11 from the front
Round 11 from the back

Round 12:  

Start in any fpdc from previous round with a standing *fpdc, ch 1, fpdc same st, dc into next 4 sts, (dc into next st AND catch the picot from the leaf), dc into next 4 sts*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpdc.

Stitch count: 16 fpdc, 8 x ch 1 sps, 72 dc per round

Total stitch count: 88 (excluding chains)

Round 13:  

Ch 1, * fpdc around 1st fpdc, dc 2 into ch 1 sp, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, sk next st, dc into next 8 sts*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpdc.

Stitch count: 16 fpdc, 80 dc per round

Total stitch count: 96

Round 14:

Helpful hint: the dc 2 increase in this row is done in the middle of the 2 dc’s from previous row.

Ch 1, *fpdc around 1st fpdc, dc into next st, make 2 dc sts into next st, dc into next st, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, sk next st, dc into next 7 sts (the last dc falls into the fpdc)*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpdc.

Stitch count: 16 fpdc, 88 dc per round

Total stitch count: 104

Round 15:     

Ch 1, *fpdc around 1st fpdc, dc into next 2 sts, dc 2 into next st, dc into next 2 sts, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, sk next st, dc into next 6 sts (the last dc falls into the fpdc)*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpdc.

Stitch count: 16 fpdc, 96 dc per round

Total stitch count: 112

 

Round 16:     

Ch 1, *fpdc around 1st fpdc, dc into next 3 sts, dc 2 into next st, dc into next 3 sts, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, sk next st, dc into next 5 sts (the last dc falls into the fpdc)*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpdc.

Stitch count: 16 fpdc, 104 dc per round

Total stitch count: 120

Round 17:     

Ch 1, *fpdc around 1st fpdc, dc into next 4 sts, dc 2 into next st, dc into next 4 sts, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, sk next st, dc into next 4 sts (the last dc falls into the fpdc)*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpdc.

Stitch count: 16 fpdc, 112 dc per round

Total stitch count: 128

Round 18:     

Ch 1, *fpdc around 1st fpdc, dc into next 4 sts, dc 2 into next st, dc into next st, dc 2 into next st, dc into next 4 sts, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, sk next st, dc into next 3 sts (the last dc falls into the fpdc)*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpdc

Stitch count: 16 fpdc, 128 dc per round

Total stitch count: 144

Round 19:  

Ch 1, *fpdc around 1st fpdc, dc into next 14 sts, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, sk next st, dc into next 2 sts (the last dc falls into the fpdc)*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpdc.

Stitch count: 16 fpdc, 128 dc per round

Total stitch count: 144

Round 20:     

Ch 1, *fpdc around 1st fpdc, dc into next 7 sts, dc 2 into next st, dc into next 7 sts, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, sk next st, dc into next st (the last dc falls into the fpdc)*, rep *.* 7 more times, ss into 1st fpdc.

Stitch count: 16 x fpdc, 136 dc per round

Total stitch count: 152

Round 21:     

Helpful hint: the start to the next row is slightly different, because we want to “ignore” the 1st fpdc, because when we finish this round we want to make a fpdc2tog using this fpdc, and the last fpdc to make the round neat AND the single skipped stitch falls between the dc increase from round 21, and the two skipped stitches fall over the fpdc2tog, make sure it is, otherwise your rosebuds will be off centre.

Ss into next dc (directly after the 1st fpdc), ch 1, dc into same st, dc into next 7 sts, dc 2 into next st, dc into next 8 sts, fpdc2tog over both fpdc’s from previous rnd, (skip middle st), *dc into next 8 sts, dc 2 into next st, dc into next 8 sts (the last dc falls into the fpdc), fpdc2tog over both fpdc’s from previous rnd (skip middle st)* rep *.* 6 more times, ss into 1st dc.

Stitch count: 54 x fpdc2tog, 144 dc per round

Total stitch count: 152

Round 22:

Ss into next dc, ch I, dc into same st, dc into next 7 sts, ch 3, sk next st, dc into next 8 sts, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, *dc into next 8 sts, ch 3, sk next st, dc into next 8 sts, ch 3, sk next 2 sts* rep *.* 6 more times, cut yarn, nj and weave in ends.

Stitch count: 16 x ch 3, 128 dc per round

Total stitch count: 128 (excluding chains)

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