Crochet Flower Pattern: Rose

By Rachel Choi – 149 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. carolyn says:

    I’m enjoy making these roses they r so easy to crochet. Planning on making a dozen of them and giving them to my future mother-in-law for valentines day. Also going to make a single on and put it on a dowel stick for each of the ladies (residents) at the nursing home i work at. I know they will be pleased.

  2. grandma44 says:

    Hi Rachael, I love crochetspot, thanks for providing it. My daughter and I are making your beautiful roses. Can you give us some instructions on how to make a smaller one…say half the size??? thanks in advance….

  3. Crystal Awkward says:

    Thank you soooo much for the pattern. I finished one today and I love it. I’m going to make them for table decorations for my parents’ wedding celebration this summer. My mom will love them as she taught me how to crochet. Thanks again.

  4. Bananas says:

    I’m pretty sure that you’ve explained what I’m about to ask to someone else
    On the second row of your corchet rose- do you crochet in the triangles or squares?
    and on the third row same thing do you make the 9dc in the triangle or square?
    Thanks for the help

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Bananas, a ch-2 space refers to anytime you made a chain 2 on the previous round, regardless if it appears to be a triangle or a square. A chain space is not created if you just skipped 2 chains, you must have chain 2 to for it to be a chain space. So any where in the pattern where you see “ch 2” that is where you have just created a chain space. Learn more about chain spaces here: What is a Chain Space?

  5. Chitra says:

    Hi, I’m a little new to crocheting. I was looking at your reply to Magnus and I’m a little confused about row 2. After the ch 3 and turning my work, my first chain space is a triangle. Should I skip it and start with the square? I’m sure I did the first row right. please help.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Chitra, don’t worry about what I told Magus. The “square” and “triangles” can be confusing in the context of that particular question. Read what the comment I wrote above for Bananas.

  6. Chitra says:

    K. Thanks a ton 🙂

  7. Laina says:

    1st let me say that I love the patterns I’ve found on your site! I have only been knitting and crocheting for a few months but, I have finished many projects. I am a little confused about something in this pattern; in the first row, when I chain 52 and then make the (dc, ch2, dc) in the 5th chain from hook … even after the dc in the next ch am I supposed to have a left over chain?? even doing the math 52 ch – 5 = 47ch. the (dc, ch2, dc) skip 2 =3. 47ch/3 = 15 with 2 left over – 1dc = 1 left over chain… or am I missing something? My knitting/ crocheting teacher was confused as well and she’s been doing this for 30+ years.

  8. jay says:

    Hello, Rachel. I am starting this blog just for fun, to see what kind of fun and interesting things I can make. I have selected your rose pattern as my first project. (wish me luck) I am really excited to try this out. Then tell everyone how wonderful I am hoping it turns out. I am also, giving you a free link on my blog so that others can enjoy your wonderful crafts as well. Thanks a lot for sharing your beautiful rose pattern with me and everyone that I am hoping follows my little adventure.

  9. jay says:

    Well, I have surprised myself. It turned out very nice. (not as good as yours) With some practice this would be gorgeous. Instructions were very easy to follow. It took me a little bit to get going but, I loved it. Thanks.

  10. Heather says:

    Thank you for the pattern. I have crocheted for many years and had a rose pattern but decided to try yours and like it much better. I am making them for my mother in law at the Nursing Home and her friend Rose to enjoy on their table in the dining room. I am sure they will brighten their day. They will enjoy them and I enjoyed making them. Thanks again

  11. CrystalN says:

    Hi Rachel, I conpleted the rose, but I’m unsure of how to sew it together to finish it. I was wondering if you could give me some tips on how to coil the petals up correctly to make it look like the rose in the picture. I tried several times, but it doesn’t seem to turn out as nice as in your photo. Thank you for the pattern anyway!

  12. Teena says:

    I just had a go at this rose and I’m really happy how it turned out. Thankyou so much Rachel, for sharing this pattern. I have a photo of my rose using this pattern on my blog, with a link back to this post.

  13. Rachel says:

    Hi Carol-Ann, you can read the detailed explaination of this pattern for beginners here:
    It has all the answers to your questions.

  14. Rachel says:

    Here’s the link to the daisy pattern:
    It’s a stemmed flower, not a brooch though.

  15. Christine says:

    I love the rose, however, I’m looking for a rosebud as well for my project I’m working on.
    Do you have any ideas on how I can either shorten this rose into a bud, or do you have a pattern for a rosebud?
    Thank you so very much.

  16. Rachel says:

    Hi Christine, here is the link to the set of patterns with the rose bud in it:

  17. Karen says:

    Hi! I LOVE this pattern! I was wondering if you would allow me to add it to one my items i sell online? I don’t want to step over my bounds, so let me know! I haven’t created one yet, but i think i’ll take moment right now and whip it up. I can’t wait to see the final product. Thanks so much for making this beautiful item available! I am super impressed with how you handle all of your comments here. You seem like an amazingly kind person!

  18. Ann Marie says:

    Hi Rachel,

    Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. It’s not only gorgeous, but provided me a therapeutic outlet, as my uncle, who was an avid rose grower and rose judge, just passed away. Roses will always remind me of my uncle and it’s nice to have a rose that doesn’t fade away. Thanks again for sharing; it was just what I was looking for. XOXO Ann Marie

  19. Teena says:

    I really like making these roses, I’ve made 4 so far! I’ve just posted a picture of the second one I did on my blog, with a link back to this page and the website. Thanks again to Rachel for this pattern <3!

  20. Namiko says:

    Hi Rachel,

    I signed up just yesterday to receive your newsletter but made this rose last night and it came out great. The only thing I did differently is I used a size 30 thread in red instead of yarn, with one of my teeny tiny hooks. It made a rose small enough to attach to a ribbon/sash for a tutu I’m planning to make for my 3 year old niece and it looks amazing. Thank you so much for providing the pattern!

  21. Barbara says:

    I, too have made it with a smaller hook and thread….metallic sewn onto a crocheted choker…looks beautiful.

  22. Kerstin says:

    This is the prettiest crocheted rose I have ever seen!!!

    Thanks a thousand for sharing!


  23. Nate says:

    Oh, it’s beautiful! I’m gonna add a blue rose and a red rose to the plarn tote bag I made for my mother for her birthday! She’ll love it! (My gauge is a little too big, but for this particular project, it’ll just make it that much prettier!)

  24. sharon says:

    I think you have really cool stuff on your website.Your designers are doing a great job. Looking forward to seeing more items. More easy ones for me please

  25. Ashley says:

    i need help, What does *9 mean, and is sl st mean slip stitch. I am new and learning and trying to look at my handbook to understand these terms, but im lost.
    Do you mind helping?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Ashley, the star * is where you begin the repeat. It is tell you to repeat the instructions within the stars * * all the way across the row until you reach the end. You are correct, sl st is the abbreviation for slip stitch. If you would like a complete list of abbreviations and symbols used in crochet patterns, check out this post: Crochet Abbreviations and Symbols

  26. Lisa says:

    So I figured out what this meant (after a couple of failing attempts and by reading the detailed explanation of how to make this. I just want to understand they why behind it so I can understand how to follow patterns better in the future. I have only been crocheting for a maybe a month and am learning how by watching youtube videos and reading abbreviation charts.

    skip next ch-2 space, (ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space,

    I thought the “skip next ch-2 space” literally meant to skip a chain 2 space. I ended up with about 4 rose petals at the end and could not figure out how that was supposed to make a rose. I learned that the skip part really meant to just skip the 2 chain stitches on row 1. But I still don’t understand how I would know that because to me that thing looks like a phrase. Can you explain this, please? THANK YOU!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Lisa, the “skip next ch-2 space” is telling you to skip a space, but it is the space that is created by making the ch-2 on the previous row. So you are skipping the ch-2, but it is commonly referred to as the space that the ch 2 makes, thus “skip next ch-2 space”. I hope that makes sense, let me know if you have other questions.

  27. Barbara says:

    I agree Carol…..when I got it figured out (after Rachel cleared it up for me) I re-wrote my personal instructions. Rachel, you probably could clarify the design a bit.

  28. Jasmin says:

    I think this is pretty easy to follow as long as you understand working in chain spaces. I know when I was first starting out, I got confused with them too, but now that I know what chain spaces are, it’s all a breeze 🙂

    I think Rachel’s detailed explaination is great for beginners or for those who got confused. Great job Rachel and thanks for all the hard work you put into the site!

  29. cgrims05 says:

    Thank-You so much for posting I took my time with the instructions and the rose turned out great!I am so happy that I discovered your site! Be Blessed and keep posting!

  30. tikky says:

    I think crocheted flowers are more beautiful than knitted flowers. I will try crocheting. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

  31. Nark says:

    I was reading from your Crochet Spot Blog Archive (Jan 2010) – re: the Crocheted Curled Rose – in one of your answers to a comment, you said “You can also check out the rose bud pattern for the smaller version of this rose.” I have searched all over and cannot find where the pattern instructions are for this rose bud. Can you help me?? Thank you for all the instructions, patterns, etc.

  32. haani says:

    THANKS! For The Instructions.I Will Read Everything Again

  33. Hevvy says:

    Fabulous pattern and design. I’m now addicted to making these so all my stash is getting used up 🙂

    A huge Thank You, and keep up the good work!


    Hevvy xxx

  34. Jan says:

    I love making these in the spring, for Easter and Mother’s Day gifts. Everyone likes a rose, and I make my into beautiful pins.
    I lost the pattern, and thankfully found it here.

    thanks so much, Jan

  35. Christine says:

    It’s probably obvious and I’m missing it, but…how do I make nine double crochets in two chain spaces?

  36. Barbara says:

    I was wondering if you could have your patterns where you could print them wiyh out getting all of the comments.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Barbara, yes you can use the print function in your internet browser and it should print neatly without all the comments, etc. Each page is programmed to be printer friendly!

  37. Joleen says:

    When you complete the rose, before you roll it, how many petals (9DC) should there be? Mine does not seem to be as full as the one in the picture.

  38. Mary says:

    I just made one of these lovely roses and mine as 17 petals (hopefully I didn’t miscount). I hope that helps you Joleen!

  39. Meena says:


    Thanks for the beautifil rose pattern. I will try to crotchet it and fix on my daughter’s khamiz. I was just planning to do some embroidery work on it. But feel this will be much more attractive on the plain khamiz.

    thanks so much!!!


  40. Belinda says:

    Thanks so much for this pattern! I just finished making a rose and it turned out great!! Directions for so easy to follow. 🙂

  41. Courtney says:

    Thank you soooo much! i have been looking for a flower pattern! Do you have a youtube video for this?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Courtney, sorry I don’t have a video at the moment but if you need help with any part of the pattern just let me know and I’ll try and explain it to you further.

  42. pninit says:

    The flower is very nice. I would like to do it, but I dont understand the signs like: dc sl st.

    can you pleaselet me know about?



  43. Anke says:

    Thank you very much for the instructions! They are very easy to follow and my first rose turned out great! I´ll definitely make lots more.

  44. Liza says:

    Can we use roses made from you pattern on items we make and sell?

  45. Jannette Knight says:

    Thanks for the patterrns

  46. susan says:

    I think the roses are beautiful I cant figure out where to sew the roses togetherf do I sew up the side or across the bottom

  47. Karen E. says:

    I crocheted my own purse and searched the net for 2 days for a rose. This is the best pattern out there by far. Thanks so much! I would not recommend trying this is in black for your first try as I did.
    LOL I used Red Heart Crochet Nylon and it came out beautiful !

  48. Abira Mordecai says:

    I have been crocheting sense I was 14 years old, I just shortly started crocheting flowers, but your Rose has to be of the finest I have ever done. I am going to add this to the balnkets I crochet every year and donate to childrens hospitals, I use a mono tag for IDing my work, but this time I am going to add your name to it next to mine

  49. Chloe L. says:

    Wow thats so adorable. I’ll try it! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Its a cute little gift to give a wife ,mom , husband , teacher , friend , boyfriend , girlfriend , and busdriver!!!!! 🙂 :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again.

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