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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Rose Fever!

This pattern is HOT! I'm totally smitten with the lavishness of all these roses. You'll feel like a garden princess wearing your headband and carrying your rose muff! When you're not wearing them, stick them on top of your favorite vase!

Luscious Rose Patterns Just Waiting For You To Pluck!


SIZES: Muff, 11" wide. Headband, adjustable size.


Red Heart Super Saver Knitting Worsted, 2 7-oz. skeins Burgundy (A); 2 skeins Lipstick ; 1 skein Hunter Green (D) 1 skein Light Sage (E).

NOTE: Yarn for roses can also be Candy print or 3 different shades of red

For leaves, you can use a variegated green or Red Heart Camo. Use what you have to make it the colors you like.

Hook slze F/4mm

Muff lining, 24" in circumference, 11" wide. Matching sewing thread. Tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 7 dc = 2" on muff. 9 sts = 1": 13 rows = 2" on headband.

MUFF (worked with A) : .

Rnd 1 (right slde) : Ch 86, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across—84 dc. Row should be 24" wide. From right side, join with sl st in top of turning-ch. Do not turn.

Rnds 2-24: Ch 3, work dc in each dc around. Join each rnd with sl st in top of ch-3. Work as follows:

Side Bands:

Rnds 1 and 2: Work in dc, dec 7 dc (to dec 1 dc, yo, pull up a Loop in each of 2 dc, yo and through 3 Loops on hook, yo and through 2 Loops on hook) evenly spaced on each rnd—70 dc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, work sc in each dc. Rnd 4: Ch 1, work sl st in each sc. End off. Insert muff lining inside of muff. From right side, work side band at op­poslte end of muff piece in same way. Note: Do not sew muff to lining until all roses are sewn on muff.


Note: The original headband was KNITTED! YIKES!!! However, I converted the knit pattern to a crochet pattern. If you have a favorite headband pattern, feel free to use that. This is just a base for the roses and it really doesn’t matter what pattern you use.

Row 1: Beg at center back, ch 27 , sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each of next 25 chs, ch 1, turn

Row: 2: . Working in back loop, sc in each sc, ch 1 turn (26)

Row 3- and up: rep row 2 until piece measures 5 inches. Mark this slde of row. You will be decreasing at this edge for the next few rows.

Now you will dec 1 st at marked edge of next row, then every 4th row at same edge 5 times—20 sts.

Now working even back loop only, crochet until piece measures 14" from start or 8" less than desired head size.

Inc one sc at marked edge on next row, then every 4th row on same edge 5 times—26 sts.

Work even until piece measures 22" from start or desired head size. Fasten off. (center back). Sew back seam.

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Rnd 1: With Lipstick, ch 4. Join with sl st in first ch to form ring. Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, drop Loop off hook, insert hook from front to back in top of ch-3 and pull dropped Loop through (first popcorn made), * ch 3 sp, 3 dc in ring, drop Loop off hook, insert hook from front to back in first dc of same group and pull dropped Loop through (popcorn made), repeat from * 3 times. Ch 3, join with sl st in top of first popcorn.

Rnd 2: Sl st in first sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, complete first popcorn,

* ch-4 sp, popcorn of 4 dc in next sp, repeat from * 3 times. Ch-4 sp, join in top of first popcorn.

Rnd 3: (You will work petals) Sl st in first sp. Work shell of (1 sc, 1 dc, 3 trc, 1 dc, 1 sc) in each sp around—5 petals. Join with sl st in first sc of first petal. End off. You will now be attaching green for leaves

Note: You can work the roses with 3 colors. Just work each with a separate color, mixing colors for each round for each rose.


Rnd 4: With D , make Loop on hook. Sc between two petals in back of work in top of popcorn on rnd 2, * ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each of next 4 ch, sc in last ch, sl st in same st at base of leaf **, ch 4 in back of petals, sc between next 2 petals in top of next pop­corn, repeat from * twice, ending at **.

Rnd 5: With D, ch 1 turn. * Sc in each of next 5 sts on leaf, 3 sc in last sc; working on other slde of leaf, sc in each of 5 ch, sl st in last ch (leaf completed) **, ch 4, sl st in base of next leaf, repeat from * twice, ending at **- End off D.

Three leaves made and rose completed. Use D or E for leasves as per your taste.

Note: Make 17 more roses the same for muff; 5 roses for headband. Make leaves in either D or E per your taste

FINISHING: Muff: Beg at each side opening, pin 6 roses around each open­ing, alternating colors; fill in remaining surface with roses; sew in place with A (Burgundy) yarn making invisible sts. Sew sides of muff to sides of lining with sewing thread.

Headband: Sew roses in alternate color combinations around headband.

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Additional Information about this pattern: In my personal library I have the original McCall's Magazine, Fall-Winter 1963-64. The pattern was originally called Rose Headband and Muff. The instructions called for knitting much of the work. I converted all knitting to crochet. I re-worked the pattern for todays terminology and I also updated the yarn and hook size. I re-colorized the photo and drew on it. My HTML arrangement of these patterns ,my added instructions, my conversion of knitting to crochet and my re-colorized and drawn upon photo are 2008 by Maria Merlino

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