June Flower of the Month: How to Knit a Rose
June babies, do you know how fortunate you are? Your birthday flower is the rose!
No matter what month you were born in, you’ll probably want to learn how to knit a rose at some point in your knitting career. Thankfully, learning how to knit a rose is much easier than growing roses in the garden. Download these tutorials and patterns on how to knit a rose, and you’ll have a full bouquet in no time!
Photo via Craftsy member Ellen Kapusniak
Did you know that yellow roses are a symbol of friendship? Knit this rose knitting pattern for your best friend — even if your friend isn’t a June baby! And the flowers will last forever. Don’t worry about any crazy in-the-round work. These roses are knit flat and then seamed together to form their pretty shape.
Photo via Craftsy member dawnbrocco
Art nouveau rose socks
I love how Craftsy designer dawnbrocco incorporated the rose into these cozy socks. There’s even a rose on the heel, making these socks perfect for clogs or other shoes without a heel. To achieve the pretty roses, you’ll just need to know how to do stranded colorwork.
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This pretty bouquet of roses can be totally customized. Choose from a knit or felt rose, or mix the two together as seen here. You can even change the yarn weight and needle size to vary the sizes of the roses. And did we mention the color choices? Knitting a rose has so many possibilities!
Photo via Craftsy member Julie Taylor
Little rose booties
Babies still need help keeping their toes toasty, no matter how warm the weather is. These booties would make a great gift for a June baby — or any baby for that matter! Knitting a rose, including these booties, is a great idea year round.
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Knitted rose cuff
Grab those tiny size 2 needles and get ready to make a delicate rose knitting pattern that sits right on your wrist. I already have a dozen color combinations in my head for these. And wouldn’t they make great gifts, too? I’m also wondering how I can use the rose alone as an embellishment. Hmm…
Photo via Craftsy member DaisyandFlorrie
Knit, hand-dyed and felted rose
This isn’t one of the traditional rose knitting patterns, that’s for sure! Get a lesson in both hand dyeing and felting when knitting a rose. You also have the option to embellish if you’re feeling super sparkly. Check out the beads designer DaisyandFlorrie added for some inspiration.
Photo via Craftsy member PurlsofthePast
Summer rose fascinator
Your love of roses will be totally obvious — and stylish — when you don this fascinator. Inspired by 1950s fashion, this rose knitting pattern is designed to be a fascinator, but it can also function as an embellishment. Think pillows, totes and even scarves!