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These free crochet flower patterns are for all beautiful brides who deserves a beautiful bouquet. Here’s an heirloom bouquet to keep for posterity. By Agnes Russell
All of these free crochet flower patterns can be made from 4-ply cotton on down to size 70 tatting thread. Or perhaps you’d like to combine a variety of weights and colors.
This bridal bouquet is very simple to make and is so pretty completed.
The best part of all, you can make the complete wedding party with the same pattern long-stemmed roses for the bride’s attendants and boutonnieres for all the gentlemen.
Even the flowers for the mothers can be made from this pattern, and everyone will have a beautiful keepsake from the wedding.
SIZE: 8 x 12 inches
Crochet cotton size 10*: 1 ball each No 62 natural, No 42 cream, No 61 new ecru, No 161 peach and No 179 spruce
Steel crochet hook size 8
1 yd double-layered pre-gathered cream lace (1-inch-wide top layer and 2-inch-wide bottom layer)
Sharp tapestry needle
12 pearl sprays
Green floral tape
Plastic bridal holder with plastic foam center
Natural statice with glitter
Fiberfill *J. & P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen was used in the sample project.
GAUGE: Work evenly and consistently
PATTERN NOTES: Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Rose center bud requires 7 yds crochet cotton; each petal requires 5!/2 yds crochet cotton. Sepal and leaves each require 3!/2 yds crochet cotton. Make a total of 18 roses: 3 new ecru, 6 cream, 4 natural and 5 peach.
Notes: Do not join rnds unless otherwise indicated. Use a scrap of CC yarn to mark rnds. Cut a 4-inch length of wire. Set aside.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. (5)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (10)
Rnd 3: Hdc in next st, dc in next 9 sts.
Rnd 4: Work 2 dc in each st around. (20)
Rnds 5 & 6: Dc in each st around.
Rnd 7: Dc in next 18 sts, hdc in next st, sc in next st. (20) Wrap some fiberfill around top edge of length of wire; bend about !/4 inch of end of wire over onto fiberfill to eliminate the pointed edge; wrap a little more fiberfill over same end of wire.
Insert into bud, pushing excess stuffing into bud to stuff firmly enough, but do not stretch sts so that fiberfill shows through stitching.
Rnd 8: [Dec 1 sc over next 2 sts] 10 times. (10)
Rnd 9: [Dec 1 sc over next 2 sts] 5 times, leaving a 24-inch length of cotton, fasten off.
With needle and rem length, sew opening closed. Do not fasten off rem length; simply remove needle and set aside.
Petals (make 3)
Row 1: Ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 6 chs, 5 dc in last ch (center top of petal), working on opposite side of foundation ch, dc in next 6 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, turn. (21)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in sc, hdc in hdc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in each next 5 dc, dc in next 6 dc, hdc in hdc, sc in sc, turn. (26)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in sc, hdc in hdc, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in each next 2 dc, dc in next 10 dc, hdc in hdc, sc in sc, turn. (28)
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each next 28 sts, fasten off.
Rnd 1: With the spruce cotton, ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 2, 11 hdc in the ring, sl st to join in top of beg ch2. (12)
Rnd 2: *Ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sc in each next 2 chs, hdc in each next 3 chs, sk 1 hdc of Rnd 1, sl st in next hdc, rep from * around, leaving a length of cotton, fasten off.
Rnd 1: With spruce cotton, ch 14, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 8 chs, sc in next 2 chs, sc, ch 3, sc in last ch (top point), working on opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 2 chs, dc in next 8 chs, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st to join in beg sc. (26)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in next 13 sts, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp at top point, sc in next 13 sts, sl st to join in beg sc. (29)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, sl st in same st (base of leaf), ch 1, [sl st in next st, ch 1] rep around, sl st to join in base of first sl st, fasten off.
Pick up center bud and thread needle with rem length of cotton on bud.
Pick up first petal; place center top of petal over center top of center (Row 4 of petal should be over top of bud).
Holding opposite end of petal to bud center, sew first and last sts of Row 4 to center.
Pick up next petal and place on bud center with end of Row 4 sts of 2nd petal touching center foundation ch of previous petal; sew into place.
Rep in same manner with 3rd petal, tack as needed to secure base of petals; fasten off. Leave petals closed.
Thread rem length of spruce cotton from sepal onto needle. Insert wire through center of sepal and push up to base of bud center; sew Rnd 1 of sepal to bud center; tack leaves of sepal at center to rose. Pick up a leaf, insert wire through ch-3 lp of base of leaf, push up to sepal, and tack base of leaf to sepal; fasten off.
Holding rose, gently curl top of each petal outward to form natural curl of each petal.
Continue making roses, sepals and leaves until all but 1 peach is completed. This last peach rose will be at the center front.
LONG-STEMMED PEACH ROSE
Make center bud; attach to 1 length of wire. Make sepal and sew to base of rose. Make 3 leaves, leaving a length of spruce cotton at the end of each before fastening off. With care, wrap wire with green floral tape, holding leaves in place along wire and wrapping over rem length of cotton to secure to stem, placing leaves 1 inch apart.
Cut lace into a 15-inch length and a 21-inch length.
With 1-inch edge of lace facing upward, the 21-inch length of lace will be secured around top edge of bouquet holder with straight pins dipped in glue. Fold lace in half to find center, pin center at front, overlap cut ends and secure at back. Continue working around edge, making little tucks and securing lace to bouquet holder with straight pins dipped in glue.
With 1-inch edge of lace facing downward, the 15-inch length of lace will be secured to the underside of bouquet holder. Secure lace to underside in same manner.
Following diagram, insert roses into holder, placing the long-stemmed peach rose at center front. Trim longstemmed rose as desired, depending on placement of roses.
Fill in around roses with natural statice with glitter, white statice and pearl sprays until full.