Left-over cotton DK knitting yarn in colours of your choice as well as green for stems
3.5 mm crochet hook
Needle to sew away loose threads
Glue gun and glue sticks
Pruning shears or hand saw
Buttons or beads (optional)
c/off – cast off; ch – chain stitch; dc – double crochet (US single crochet); d tr – double treble; h tr – half treble; st – stitch; rep – repeat; tr – treble crochet
Instructions for rose
With 3.5 mm hook and double knitting, crochet 131 ch.
1st row: 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 21 ch, 1 h tr in next 32 ch, 1 tr in next 44 ch, 1 d tr in next 32 ch, turn.
2nd row: 2 ch, skip 1 st, *6 tr in next st, skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, rep from * to end. C/off.
1 Sew away loose threads. Start at narrow point and roll up the strip gradually to form a rose. Sew twists at the bottom as you roll up the strip.
2 Sew a button or bead into the centre of the rose if you prefer.
With 3.5 mm hook and green double knitting, crochet 50 ch.
1st row: 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn.
2nd–4th row: 1 ch, 1 dc in each dc to end, turn.
1 Sew away loose threads. Fold crocheted strip around skewer and sew on with overhand stitches.
2 Cut or saw the sharp point of the skewer off with the pruning shears or hand saw.
3 Glue the point of the skewer to the bottom of the rose and let it to cool off.
4 Crochet a whole bunch of roses that need no water!