I created this beautiful Victorian Irish Rose Motif years ago. “Irish crochet” is a type of lace that originated during Ireland’s famine years of the 19th century. Charity groups helped to recover the economy by teaching crochet lace to anyone willing to learn at no charge. Crocheted motifs are typical of Irish crochet. Motifs are made separately and then assembled into a mesh background. The motif is worked in crochet cotton thread and small steel crochet hook.
Attach a pin to the back of this motif to create a unique addition to your wardrobe. Embellish your hand towels, pillowcases or even your hair with this beautiful accent.
Irish Rose Motif
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 4″ round
Materials: Size 10 Crochet Cotton: White (W) – 35 yards.
Crochet Hook: Steel 7 (1.65 mm)
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
General Starching Directions
Cut a piece of cardboard larger than the article to be stiffened. Cover the cardboard with clear plastic wrap.
Lay the article on the plastic, stretch out and pin into the correct shape.
Generously spray with heavy spray starch. Allow to dry completely.
This method allows for washing and re-starching whenever necessary.
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 4) 6 times; join with sl st to first sc. (6 ch-4 lps)
DO NOT TURN EACH ROUND.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, 7 dc, sc) in each ch-4 lp around; join. (6 petals)
Rnd 3: * Ch 5, working behind petals, sl st between next 2 petals, rep from * around. (6 ch-5 lps)
Rnd 4: Ch1, (sc, 9 dc, sc) in each lp around, join.
Rnd 5: * Ch 6, working behind petals, sl st between next 2 petals, rep from * around. (6 ch-6 lps)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, (sc, 11 dc, sc) in each lp around; join.
Rnd 7: * Ch 7, working behind petals, sl st between next 2 petals, rep from * around. (6 ch-7 lps)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, (sc, 13 dc, sc) in each lp around, join.
Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 10: Sl st in next ch-7 lp, ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 1) 7 times in same lp, (dc, ch 1) 8 times in each of next 5 ch-7 lps around; join with sl st to first dc. (48 dc)
Rnd 11: Ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch 3), sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), * dc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot), rep from * around, join with sl st to first dc. (48 picots) Finish off and weave in ends.
– Starch into a 4-inch circle using general starching directions.
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