Crochet Flower Pattern: Rose

By Rachel Choi – 147 Comments
The classic rose adds elegance to all crochet projects. Whether you add it to your afghan, beanie or purse, a rose is bound to bring out a nice feminine touch. In this crochet pattern you can create a nice, large, full rose.

Pattern Updated 3/15/2010
Need extra help with this pattern? Check out the detailed explanation of the crochet rose pattern.

crochet rose

Finished Size: 2 1/2” (6 cm) tall, 4” (10 cm) diameter of flower (not including leaves)

Skill Level:
Medium Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook F (3.75mm)
Yarn Needle
crochet yarn size 4

17 sc = 3’’
8 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 3’’w x 2’’h (7.5cm x 5cm) ch 18.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2 – 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across
Finish off.

Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Rose
Row 1: with pink, ch 51, (dc, ch 2, dc) in fifth ch from hook, (ch 2, skip 2 ch, [dc,
ch 2, dc] in next ch) across until 1 ch remains, dc in last ch
Row 2: ch 3, turn, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch-2 space, *skip next ch-2 space,
(ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, repeat from * across until 1 dc
remains, dc in last dc
Row 3: turn, *9 dc in next ch-2 space, (sl st, ch 1, sl st, ch 1) in next ch-2 space,
repeat from * across, finish off.

Using photo as a guide, roll rose together and sew with yarn needle. Need a step-by-step tutorial? Check out How to Roll Up a Crocheted Rose

Leaf (Make 2)
Row 1: with green, ch 14, sl st in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, tr in next 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next ch
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sl st in next sl st, sc in next sc, hdc in next hdc, dc in next 2 dc, tr in next 2 tr, dc in next 2 dc, hdc in next 2 hdc, sc in next sc, sl st in next sl st, finish off.

With yarn needle, sew leaves to rose using photo as a guide.

You may also like to check out more flower applique crochet patterns. This set has 5 different flowers and 3 leaf sizes.

You can find more flower patterns at the Crochet Spot Store.

If you have questions regarding this pattern, simply leave them here as a comment and I would be glad to help!

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  1. Tracy says:

    I am so glad you joined Crochetville. If you didn’t I’m not sure I would have found your site.
    Your patterns are wonderful!
    The rose pattern is soooo versatile. Put a pin on it and it can travel from one article of clothing to another….Love it!

  2. Rachel says:

    Thanks Tracy! I’m glad I joined Crochetville too, or else I would be the only one staring at my pattern and wouldn’t have met so many great people like you.

  3. Sarah says:

    Adorable! Just lovely!!!

  4. Alice says:

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful rose pattern.

  5. Rachel says:

    You’re welcome! It was definately fun making it.

  6. Deborah says:

    This rose is beautiful. I made a pink one like yours. I would just like to suggest that your leaf pattern should explain that row 2 is working on the opposite side of the foundation chain. Thanks again for sharing such a nice pattern.

  7. Rachel says:

    Thanks Deborah for the suggestion!

    The way that I made the leaf doesn’t actually work on the opposite side of the foundation chain though, even though it can be done that way. Row 2 goes right on top of row 1 and causes row 1 to bend over forming the shape of the leaf. I know that lots of leaves work on both sides of the foundation chain, but this one is intended to work on just one side!

    Again, it can be done either way! Thanks so much for your input!!

  8. Lynn says:

    I love this rose I made a hat and needed a flower for my hat and this rose is perfect. I love your work and thanks for sharing.

  9. Rachel says:

    I’m glad you found the flower you needed Lynn! I hope your hat turns out great!

  10. Deborah says:

    You are right about the leaf. I guess when it said “turn” I turned the wrong way. HA! I am making a red rose now. Thanks again for posting this beautiful pattern.

  11. Rachel says:

    Haha! I turn the wrong way all the time too! I’m so glad that you’re making so many roses. You’re going to have bouquets of them soon enough.

  12. WendiG says:

    Would love to be able to figure out any pattern, especially this one-but what I need is a tutorial on following patterns! If nothing but the finished product is shown, I’m at a loss-did I do the rows correctly? I wind up with something that looks more like a mum than a rose, which is okay,but a rose is what I there such a tutorial? I’ve looked but never found one.

  13. Rachel says:

    No problems Wendi!

    I’ll be working on such a tutorial and I’ll let you know when I put it up! Thanks for asking for one, it will be a great tutorial to have on Crochet Spot and will sure be fun to write on my part.

  14. […] As a request from a Crochet Spot reader, here is a detailed explanation for the crochet rose pattern. The following instructions are intended for beginners to understand and do not use any short hand crochet abbreviations. The original crochet rose pattern can be found here. […]

  15. roberta says:

    hi Rachel,
    I must tell you , yours is the first website I have found as an advanced beginner, that truly explains each step in the way for a pattern.This rose pattern is lovely. Can it be done in knit krosheen thread. If so, what size needle and any alterations to pattern? I want to make these for my 4 grandaughters.
    Also, one grandaughtes cheerleading teams colors are blue and white. Do you have another type flower pattern that could include these colors.
    thanking you in advance for your help.

  16. Rachel says:

    Hi Roberta!

    You can crochet the rose in thread or yarn. For thread you would probably use a US 7 (1.5 mm) hook. I haven’t made it in thread yet, so as long as you choose a hook that is comfortable for you, it should turn out great! There wouldn’t be any alterations, the rose will just turn out smaller than the original.

    As for your blue and white flower, you can always change colors in this rose to make it a blue and white rose. Here are some more flower patterns that I have, which you can also play with the colors. You can try making different rounds different colors or different petals different colors.

    Let me know if you need any help with your flowers!

  17. Rachel says:


    I just posted a new post about how to read crochet patterns

    I also added a new post to explain this rose pattern without using abbreviations. I hope this helps!

  18. Paula says:

    I have look every where for this pattern, use to make it in the 70″s. thank you

  19. WendiG says:

    Thanks Rachel-just what I needed!

  20. Marie says:

    Very pretty rose, I must say. Would you be able&willing to make a video showing how to make this? I’m such a visual learner, and having a video to watch together with a pattern woukd be just great =)

    • Rachel says:

      I would love to make a video! Unfortunately I don’t have a video camera yet 🙁 But once I have one I’ll be making videos. Thanks for asking Marie!

  21. Terri (TheCrochetFanatic) says:

    Hi Rachel!
    I made a rose using crochet thread and a B (2.25MM) hook. It turned out great! Thanks again for such a great pattern! I am going to make a few more!

  22. Monet L.P. says:

    even though i am 10 i love this pattern and this website!I also create flower patterns and leis.Isn’t it fun but still hard!?
    thx for the pattern!,
    Monet L.P.

  23. Christine says:

    hi Rachel,

    this is the prettiest and most similar to a real rose pattern yet! thank you so much for posting this! its a perfect gift for mother’s day.

    could you post some pictures of how you rolled the rose up? i’m having some trouble with it.

    thanks again!

  24. Tina says:

    Hi Rachel,

    Thank you so much for having an easy pattern on how to crochet a rose ~ it’s perfect!

  25. Greg Biddle says:

    Could you please explain in a little more detail for an absolute beginner, the issue about the leaf and “working on one side” and “folding t”o create the leaf correctly. Thanks,

  26. Greg Biddle says:

    Rachel ,
    Thank you for the explanation, but the part I’m having the most problem with is the “rolling it up” and “sewing”. Is there a specific way to roll it – loosely?, tightly? making sure top or bottom edges are even or in a “cone”, etc. Are “petals” to be folded back to look more “open”? No matter what I’ve tried,it doesn’t look like the picture. Is it sewed as it is rolled? sewed only at bottom? or accross middle?. Is the bottom flat if it’s done right? I’m sure I’ve done it right so far. Could you please help me assemble it? Thanks.

  27. Rachel says:

    Hey Greg!

    The best thing to do is roll it tighter in the center and gradually make it looser as you roll it around. Also try to stagger the petals so that they all don’t just line up. The back of the rose should lay flat. You might have to play with it a bit to get it to look the way you want it to. You can sew it as you go or after you finish rolling it. It’s not an exact science. Let me know how it goes!

    I’ll try to post some pics of assembling it as soon as I get a chance 🙂

  28. Greg says:

    Thanks Rachel. It really really is a nice piece and mine is getting better as I practice the rolling. I hope you are able to post some additional pictures of the assembly process. Art is difficult to explain, but, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Do you have ny patterns that mimic the kind of cables thatcan be prduced in knitting? Your site is awesome! Thanks again.

  29. […] of how to roll up the crocheted rose. The rose that I will be rolling up is from my original crochet rose pattern. If you are new to reading crochet patterns, you may find the detailed explanation of the crochet […]

  30. Rachel says:

    Here is the link to the pics for rolling up the rose:

    I haven’t posted anything with the cable stitches yet. But it is on my fun list of things to do 🙂

  31. Greg Biddle says:

    Hi Rachel,
    I thought I left this reply before, but i dind’t see it show up on your web site so I’ll leave ir again because I want to be sure and thank you for the pictures of the “rolling up” process in making the rose. The pictures are perfect and exactly what I needed. You are an excellent teacher and a lovely person for being so patient and taking the time to provide such excellent help and instruction. Tnaks again. I’ll keep checking back in hopes you can share some instruction in crocheted cables. God bless, and thanks.

  32. Gene says:

    hello Rachel,

    I am a new crocheter, and i have already encounter some problems with the rose. Could you please explain to me what you mean by ” once the 3 rows are done go across” i dont understand , go across where?

    Anyway, thank you very much for sharing such pretty flower.

  33. Rachel says:

    Hey Gene!

    I would love to help, but I don’t really understand your question 🙁

    I’m going to guess you are asking about this line ” Row 3: (9 dc in next ch-2 space, sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 1, sl st in same ch-2 space, ch 1) across, finish off ”

    This means that for row 3, you are going to do the steps that are in the parentheses and then continue to repeat what is in them all the way across the row. When you reach the end of the row, you will be finished and you can cut your yarn.

    I hope that helps, but if I didn’t answer the questions you were asking, let me know and I’ll be glad to explain more!

  34. Gene says:

    thank you for a very promt answer.

    It was the term across that threw me. thank you again for your help.

    I really like your web page.

  35. Thanks for having the patterns on your site. I have a rose that my mother crocheted sometime about 64 years ago. I wanted to crochet one and could not seem to decide how to make it so I looked on this site and found what I wanted plus more.
    Thanks again,

  36. elizabeth says:

    I just recently became intrigued with learning how to crochet. Along with my many other crafts. Found your blog and just want to say you are so very kind to share and help guide newbies. Blessings to you!

  37. Mary says:

    I’m so dumb..In row 3 it doesn’t say turn, so I didn’ my petals are on the bottom instead of the top…a very interesting spiril, but not the pattern the way it is suppose to be. I didn’t finish it all, so I am pulling it out (again) so that I can see if I can finally get this done correctly. I actually went back to the abbreviated pattern and saw the problem I was having yesterday and fixed that. I am determined to make this beautiful rose if it kills me. Your rolling of the rose pics helped me realize that my unrolled rose did not look like yours…Thanks for that. Thanks for everything

  38. Rachel says:

    Oh no!!! I didn’t write turn!! I’ll fix that. Sorry for confusing you. I am glad you figured it out 🙂

  39. Mary says:

    YIPPEE!!!! I did it…Thanks Rachel…It’s a lot bigger than I thought, if I had read the dimensions, I would have seen that. I was just in such a hurry to get it started, I couldn’t wait to try it. This rose has caused quite a stir. But thanks to you, and your photos, I figured it out…I am a visual learner. That’s what’s so great about your site. Lots of visuals. Thank you SOOOOO much..
    I promise to stop writing for a while…I just couldn’t help telling you that I finally did it. If I can do it, anyone can….I wish I could show you how it turned out. I’d love to see the roses of everyone that wrote in about this…..I love crochet…and you’re the best…XOXO…I

    • Rachel says:

      WOOOHOO!!!! I’m so happy for you Mary!!! You don’t have to stop writing, I love it when people leave me comments to read, even if it’s to ask for help or say they finally made it 🙂
      Hmm…maybe I can setup something so that people can upload pics…that’s something to think about.

  40. Jen says:

    Hi Rachael,
    I just stumbled upon your website and patterns a few days ago. This rose is beautiful, very realistic looking and perfect for my project. I think I may have done something wrong and I was wondering if you could tell me how many ‘petals’ I should have. I seem to have twice as much as I should! LOL!

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  41. Mid says:

    Great pattern! I just have one question: When you say skip 2 and 2 double crochet in next chain 2 space, do you mean the one that was created by double crocheting in the same stitch in the first row, or the ones after that?

    • Rachel says:

      Hey Mid, I’m not sure what you mean by “the one that was created by double crocheting in the same stitch in the first row, or the ones after that” but the chain 2 space in the pattern refers the “ch 2” that you made on the previous row. So you insert your hook under space created by the chain 2 to make your stitches. Let me know if you need more help.

  42. Mid says:

    HA! Seems I did the first row wrong…whoops. But thanks!

  43. Loxetta says:

    Oh wow — I made a yellow rose the other day and I must say, even though that’s a lovely photo up there, there is nothing like looking at the finished project made yourself in person from all angles! This rose pattern is simply amazing, and much simpler than it seems at first. I am still rather new to crocheting and pulled it off easily.

    Thank you very much for this and all your free patterns on this site. They have been a wonderful help to me!

  44. Gwennypoo says:

    Ok I am so confused…

    So, after you finish the first row and you turn to do the second row, when you dc in the space made by the first ch-2, are you wrapping the dc around the top of the dc in row 1, or the chains on the bottom?

    In other words, are you adding row2 to the “top” or the “bottom”?

    So confused…

    • Rachel says:

      Gwennpoo, to make your stitches in the ch-2 space, you insert your hook under the ch-2 to make your stitches. The ch-2 refers to the ch 2 that you made on row 1. Row 2 goes on top of row 1.

  45. […] Crochet Pattern: Rose – this is a classic and beautiful rose pattern. Although it can be a challenge for beginners to crochet, 2 more tutorials where created, including How to Roll Up a Crocheted Rose. […]

  46. Magnus says:

    I’m new at crocheting and am trying to make this rose for my wife. When on the third row I discovered that I’m going to end up with 32 petals instead of 16, making it look more like a giant roseish-looking hat than an adornment.
    I’ve re-read both your pattern descriptions but can’t figure out what I did wrong.
    After the first row I ended up with 32 “holes” (chain spaces?) alternatingly square (2 chains above, 2 chains below) and triangular (2 chains above, 0 chains below) in shape
    Row 2 creates 2 holes for each of the 32 ones below, making the count 64 holes.
    Then in row 3 there is a petal built atop every other hole, making the total petal count 32.

    Do you have any idea of what I’m doing wrong?
    I’m thinking maybe it’s the “skip 2” in the row 2 description, since I thought when reading it that it was unnecessary since the following instruction is 2 dc in next ch-2 space anyway. Maybe I should have skipped one entire ch-2 space instead of crocheting the dc in just the ch-2 space after the current?

    By the way, thank you for your wonderful site! I wish more blogs were creative like this.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Magnus, on row 2, where it said to work into a “ch-2 space” the space refers to the “square (2 chains above, 2 chains below)” as you describe it. These are the spaces that are created by chaining 2. The “triangles” are spaces that are created by skipping 2 (not chaining 2), and are not considered “ch-2 spaces”. So for row 2, only work into the ch-2 spaces, the “squares”.

  47. Magnus says:

    Aha, that explains it. Thank you for your quick answer. Time to put my enormous pile of petals aside to make a fresh start. 🙂

  48. crystal says:

    I love this pattern.I made tuns. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

    may i use this patteern? I mean put this pattern in a book with otherthings and sell it?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Crystal, this pattern can NOT be republished or sold! It is against copyright and therefore against the law. You can however, sell the actually crocheted flower item that you hand make, as long as you give credit to where you found it:

  49. crystal says:

    Ok thanks any way.I have realy injoied making it.

  50. Marian says:

    I just made this and it turned out very pretty and cute I posted it on my blog (with a link to the pattern and your site) I made a sort of bracelet from it and ♥♥ it. The directions were very easy to follow. I am a LONG time crocheter lol

    Marian from the Netherlands

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