Monday, April 21, 2014

Rose Ring

Here's another letter that sort of stumped me. My knitting projects don't really lend themselves to R very well. So, it was time to find something that would fit the bill.

I searched Ravelry. I had it in the back of my head that I could knit a rose. Somehow. In the end, I found a crochet pattern instead. (Link to the Crochet Rose Ring Tutorial.)


I rather like the way it turned out. However, I was not able to find the ring back that would actually make this a ring, so it's more of a rose embellishment in search of a home. For now. (The tutorial suggested that it might go well on a hair tie. Maybe.)

Today's A to Z Challenge post brought to you by the letter...


What should I put this rose on? If you crochet, are you tempted to make one? (This took about an hour to complete.) Are you on Ravelry? (If you are, you can friend me. I'm ZiziRho.)

26 comments:

  1. I can imagine this rose in all kinds of colors and as a ring or a hair clip or on a head band. My daughter would look adorbs in one:)

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    1. A head band. I hadn't thought of that...

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  2. that looks absolutely beautiful!! love it <3

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  3. Now I'm wondering what the difference between knitting and crocheting is. Off to Wikipedia.

    (Great job on the ring.)

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    1. Knitting is done on two needles. Crochet is done on one hook. That's the simplest explanation.

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  4. Amazed in your knitting talent, Liz, but not surprised, of course. Looks beautiful, says the woman who couldn't do such a beautiful thing if her life depended on it. :) Or maybe the end product would not look as well as yours, not even close. Great choice for letter R, by the way.
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

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    1. It's a simple pattern. Even I couldn't muck it up (and I can muck things up pretty good).

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  5. Hmm....I'm thinking it would be really cute on a hat.
    Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. Hat. That means I have to make a hat...

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  6. It is cute. It would make a nice addition to one of your bags.

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  7. I’ve made a few knitted headband or ear warmers. I crocheted flowers as an embellishment.
    Yes I am on Ravelry. It’s the best!

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  8. Always wanted to learn how to crochet, but never have yet. I like the rose! I'd think of it maybe as a pin?

    betty

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  9. This is a beautiful rose!
    I've done that too- searched ravelry for ideas for some letters! Haha,
    I'll have to update my profile and friend you on ravelry! :)
    That's the problem with embellishments, I don't know what to do with them!

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  10. That is really pretty. I would wear it on a hairband!

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  11. Wow It's a beautiful rose !...you can put it on your hand bag!

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    1. Thanks. I kind of like the handbag idea...

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  12. Pin it to a jacket or sweater. Or make a bunch of them for accents on an afghan.
    Wendy at Jollett Etc.

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  13. The crochet rose would look good on anything: a bag, a hat, a matching jacket, and so on.
    If I were not so busy blogging, I would certainly like to make one for myself.
    I am on Ravelry, but I haven't visited them for months...

    This is a good post on the letter R.

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  14. It would make an excellent hair tie! Very clever and pretty Liz!

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  15. This rose is beautiful. I would put it on a headband for my daughter for sure.

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    1. Thanks. Maybe I should give this one away. Everyone has such good ideas for it.

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