Friday, June 22, 2012

I Promised You a "Rose Garden"!

Gosh, I can't believe I finished my "Rose Garden" granny rose throw yesterday. 

 It's a beauty!

When I started crocheting again four years ago (for the third time since the 1980s), I never dreamed I could crochet a throw - let alone a throw as beautiful as this. 

 Many thanks to Astri at Apple Blossoms Dreams for sharing her vintage granny rose pattern!

Body: 41 red granny roses and 40 green granny roses with green leaves and white background joined with red yarn (rose pattern here);
40 white roses with green leaves and red background joined with red yarn.
Border: 48 green flowers (pattern #86 here);
Edging: a million stitches of little white flowers (video here).

A total of one hundred and twenty-one granny roses in the body and 48 green flowers in the border and a zillion little white flowers in the edging!

Now you would think after making that many roses I wouldn't forget how to crochet the granny rose. Ha...I tried to make one yesterday and couldn't remember how it started.  I have this urge to make a black rose... 

 But I can still remember how to crochet the little white flower edging because that's the last stitch I worked on.

This throw was fun to make...none of the roses or flowers were difficult and the Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn is lovey to work with...the cotton yarn (green granny roses) was a little stiffer to crochet but not that bad.

It's a heavy throw measuring about 54 inches by 55/56 inches.

For pattern info etc go to labels at bottom of this post and click on "Rose Garden Throw" to see all previous postings.

Doesn't it look pretty hanging out on our screened in porch?

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  1. Congrats on finishing this gorgeous throw! 169 roses altogether, wow! xo

  2. Wow, wow and WOW! It's "splendiferous"!!! (Worthy of its very own word of awesomeness! I LOVE it hanging over the railing! And I love it on the chair...and I love it, love it, love it! Every detail you've lovingly added has made it unique and fabulous. And I'm "green" with envy! Such an accomplishment. You should be soooo proud! Imagine the years that this piece of art will be treasured! It's a legacy, indeed! Hugs, Annette

  3. WOW is right! Its gorgeous. I love it. Great work.

  4. So pretty !! Love the border !

  5. Absolutely stunning, Sandy! It's so gorgeous and does look great hanging on your porch like that. I love that you put the extra work into the border. It's just perfect. Great job, my friend! I'm always amazed at what you can make from plain old balls of yarn, aren't you? Amazing!

  6. It is a beautiful throw Sandy I can imagine you snuggled up in a comfy chair reading your book. Just the thing for a cool evening well done.

  7. Hi Sandy,your blanket is amazing, well done you! I too loved making these roses but I only made a large cushion for my mum for mothers day. Ive only been crocheting for just over a year. "I'm like you I made a couple of hundred african flowers and when I had finished I couldn't remember how to make one either........sue~n.z.

  8. It's amazing Sandy! Thank you for the link. You make a rose granny obsessed friend proud!