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Stitchfinder: Crochet Flower: Irish Rose

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Irish Rose
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1st round (RS) Using color A, make a slip ring, ch 2, sc 7 in ring, pull end to close ring, sl st to top ch of 2 ch. 8 sts.
2nd round ch 2, sc 1 in base of first ch, sc 2 in each of next 7 sts, sl st to top ch of 2 ch. 16 sts.
3rd round ch 4, [skip 1 sc, sc 1 in next sc, ch 3] 7 times, sl st to top ch of 4 ch.
8 ch-sp.
4th round [sc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, hdc 1, sc 1] in each ch-sp. 8 petals. Fasten off with color B.
Continue with B.
5th round Folding petals forward and working into the back of petals, sl st in the 2 strands that form the base of each of first 3 sts of next petal, [ch 3, sc 1 in base of dc at center of next petal] 7 times, ch 3, sl st in 3rd of 3 sl st.
6th round [sc 1, hdc 1, dc 3, hdc 1, sc 1] in each ch-sp. Fasten off with color C.
Continue with C.
7th round Folding petals forward and working into the back of petals as before, sl st in base of each of next 4 sts, [ch 5, sc 1 in base of center dc] 7 times, ch 5, sl st in 4th of 4 sl st.
8th round [sc 1, hdc 1, dc 5, hdc 1, sc 1] in each ch-sp. Fasten off.
Irish rose chart

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dc = double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

ch(s) = chain(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet

Pattern by permission from 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield, St. Martin's Griffin, 2009

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