Saturday, July 16, 2011
the roses aren't so difficult here
Time to pull myself up by my bootstraps and sort out some of these troubled projects starting with the Wild Irish Rose necklace. Yesterday's post was starting to sound a bit whiny, wasn't it? The yarn is a crochet cotton - Ravelry says it's a laceweight - and the hook size is 1.75 mm. Today seemed like a good day to use the recommended hook size and yarn with a view to increasing my odds for success. Teeny, tiny little stitches.
The necklace is constructed from four small "roses" and one large central "rose" which are suspended from a crocheted choker. Here's my first small rose attempt. It looks lopsided in the picture, but it's not; the lopsided look is because of the angle from which it was photographed. Can you see the layers? There's a central wheel around which three layers of "petals" are successively built to make the "rose". Quite clever construction, I think. And seeing as I managed it successfully, I'd have to say the pattern also is quite well written. I'm definitely a novice crocheter.