My Rose

A few months ago, while flying across the Atlantic, I watched The Little Prince on the plane. I had seen previews for it and was so excited when I saw it available to watch during the flight, but I was not prepared for how much I would love it. I may have been overly emotional at the time, as I was moving back to a place that was close to people I love, but also an ocean away from other people I love. This past week, when it came to Netflix, I watched it again, and I was not disappointed in it the second time. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. It is a beautiful movie, based on a wonderful book, filled with such insight into life through the eyes of a child.

“The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

The Little Prince Movie

After watching the movie for the second time, I was filled with ideas of things I could make to fill my life with reminders of the great things about this story. After a trip to Joann’s, I returned with the supplies to sew a fox and crochet a rose. In the coming weeks, you can expect to see the fox, but it will take me a bit longer, so here is my rose.

After I finished the rose, I momentarily considered not posting it, because I didn’t really focus on making it like The Little Prince’s rose, so it’s only related to the story by the fact that the story motivated me to make a rose. But I had never crocheted a rose before, and it took me several tries to get it to look right, so I decided I should listen to The Little Prince himself and not discount my rose.

 

The Little Prince Drawing

 

“It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

 

So, below is the crochet pattern for my rose. It may not be unique, as there are many crochet rose patterns, but it is mine. And if you’d like to make one as well, it can be your rose.

Rose Completed Stump

To complete this, you will need to know the following stitches: sl knot and ch, sc, sl st, hdc, dc, tr

For this rose, I used Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Autumn Red, Color #9730, and a 3.5mm (US E) hook.

Start with long tail, sl knot, ch 46

Row 1: skip 3 ch, 2 dc in the same stitch, *ch 2, skip 1 ch spot, 3 dc in same stitch* (This will make 22 petals)

Rose Round 1

Row 2: ch 3, turn, in first 3 dc spots, dc, dc, 2 dc, *ch 1, skip 1 ch spot, sc in ch spot, ch 1, 2 dc in same stitch (dc stitch), dc, 2 dc in same stitch*

Rose Stretched

Row 3: turn, *sl st in 5 st, ch 1, skip to next petal* x3, *ch 1, sc in 5 st, ch 1, sl st between petals* x 4, *ch 2, hdc in 5 st, ch 2, sl st between petals* x 4, *ch 3, dc in 5 st, ch 3, sl st between petals* x 5, *ch 4, tr in 5 st, ch 4, sl st between petals* x 6, sl st down to starting point, tie off and leave tail long

Rose Before Sewing

Using yarn needle, sew together at base, after carefully lining up rows of petals.

Rose Needle in Hand

Needle in Rose 1

Needle in Rose 2

Rose Completed Back




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