I just downloaded Romancing the Rosebud Afghan, by Terry Kimbrough…a friend of mine needed help with the pattern and asked me…LOL! Well, I’m not much help…it just doesn’t make any sense to me. You can see a picture of it here!
Isn’t it just so beautiful? Well, I’m trying to crochet the square with the rosebud, and am having a dickens of a time understanding this pattern. I wonder if there could be an error somewhere.
Am I allowed to share a small portion of it, so someone could help me?
For instance, the picture looks like it is a beautiful little pink rosebud, with a green leaf, sticking out…but when I tried the pattern, the green disappears!
Having only crocheted for about a year, this one is beyond me. I tried to see if anyone has crocheted it on Ravelry, but to no avail!
I would love to help my friend out…so, I’m going to post a little of the pattern…
FIRST VERTICAL STRIP
CLUSTER (uses one sp)
Ch 4, H YO twice, insert hook in ring, YO and pull
up a loop, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook)
twice; repeat from H once more, YO and draw
though all 3 loops on hook.
Work 5 tr in ring, drop loop from hook, insert
hook in first tr of 5-tr group, hook dropped loop
and draw through.
With Green, ch 4; join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1 (Right side): Work Cluster changing to White
(Fig. 4, page 2), ch 3, drop White, with Pink, ch 1,
work Popcorn in ring, cut Pink, with White, ch 4, 9 dc
in ring, ch 1, dc in top of Cluster to form last ch-4 sp:
3 ch-4 sps and 9 dc.
Note: Loop a short piece of yarn around any stitch to
mark Rnd 1 as right side.
Rnd 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and
throughout), 3 dc in same sp, 5 dc in each of next
2 ch-4 sps, dc in next 9 dc and in same sp as first dc;
join with slip st to first dc: 24 dc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, hdc in next dc, (2 dc, ch 2,
2 dc) in next dc, hdc in next dc, H sc in next 3 dc, hdc
in next dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc, hdc in next dc;
repeat from H 2 times more, sc in last 2 dc; join with
slip st to first sc: 36 sts and 4 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 5, skip next hdc, sc
in next dc, ch 5, skip next dc, (sc, ch 7, sc) in next
corner ch-2 sp, place marker around ch-7 just made for
next Square joining, ch 5, skip next dc, (sc in next st,
ch 5, skip next st) 4 times, (sc, ch 7, sc) in next corner
ch-2 sp, place marker around ch-7 just made for next
Strip joining, ch 5, H skip next dc, (sc in next st, ch
5, skip next st) 4 times, (sc, ch 7, sc) in next corner
ch-2 sp, ch 5; repeat from H once more, skip next dc,
(sc in next st, ch 5, skip next st) twice; join with slip st to
first sc, finish off: 24 sps.
I just can’t figure out how you get a green leaf out of 4 chains!