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I learned how to crochet when I was 8 through my churches girls program. It was fun, but I couldn't get my tension even and the granny squares I made were all different sizes even though they were ...
I learned how to crochet when I was 8 through my churches girls program. It was fun, but I couldn't get my tension even and the granny squares I made were all different sizes even though they were made exactly the same. Out of frustration I almost gave it up.
Enter my Grandmother who crocheted beautifully. She taught me that there was a rythm to each stitch and that if I could feel it my tension would be even. She was right and I was excited again. I crocheted for a while but as I got older I had less time.
When I became a mother and life started getting overwhelming I began to crochet again because it helped me relax in the evenings. I spent a lot of time crocheting with my grandmother as she got older. I treasure these memories and am passing them on to my children.
I have been enjoying my "cheap therapy" for many years now. I love untangling the stress of my day and creating something useful and beautiful in the process. I have always enjoyed challenging patters along with mixing stiches and patterns. I began creating patterns on my own last year when my daughter needed a gift for a friends birthday. I made a kitty and then several other animals as my daughter had more parties to attend. I have enjoyed the challenge of creating new things ever since.
I have looked for a rose pattern that looked more like the roses in my front yard and couldn't find one. I finally created this pattern. It is simple a works up quickly. I hope you enjoy.
This can also be made in crochet thread and used as a appliques.
Size 10 thread w/ "1" steal crochet hook makes about 1.5 " rose.