For a couple of months now I have been having fun experimenting with velvet yarn. Some of the projects I have made with this yarn are posted here on the blog: Red Rose Pin and the Easy Velvety Infinity Scarf. Have you tried crocheting with velvet yarn yet? – Sometimes it is called “chenille” and can come in various thicknesses.
I love how it is soft and thick and gives a lot of dimension to your crocheted projects. I’ve found that not only does it feel great in your hands while crocheting but it also feels great to wear.
I thought it would be fun to create a smaller rose for our little doggie, Sadie. She is great about wearing sweaters, coats and costumes. Several times a week one of my daughters will put a cute costume on Sadie just to make us smile – she will wear it all day without complaints which makes her even cuter.
Here is a photo of Sadie in her newest costume which she wore for Trick or Treat. We love how just the end of her little nose peeks out and from the back the white sticky-up ears look so funny.
So, if you have a pet that you love to dress up or plan to have in a special family photo, you can make this Mini Puppy Rose for them in no time to make them look even more sweet and lovable!
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Measurements: 3 inches across
Adore-aball Velvet Yarn by Baby Bee (Color: Sugarplum)
Velvety Smooth by Yarn Bee (Color: Red & Olive )
Size J/6mm crochet hook
Small amount of coordinating felt
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Note: This flower is worked in a spiral without any joins between rounds; Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round
Round 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Round 2: Working in the back loop only, 2 sc in each of next 5 sts (10 sc).
Round 3: Now working in both loops, (Sl st in next st, 3 hdc in next st) around 5 times – makes 5 petals; sl st in last st.
Round 4: Now working in front unused loops of the 1st round and in the center of the flower, (3 hdc in next loop, sl st in next loop) 3 times; Fasten off. (3 center petals)
Sl st in 2nd ch from hk, sc in next ch, hdc in last ch. Fasten off.
Weave ending yarn tail at center of flower through the center hole and out wrong side; Tie into a knot with starting yarn tail and trim off excess length
Weave in yarn tails for leaf
Glue leaf to underside of flower allowing a part of it to show on front – use photo as a guide
Glue flower (with leaf attached) to felt and trim off excess felt
Cut a small rectangular tab and glue on to back of flower to create a loop into which you will insert the collar
**Make sure your loop is big enough so you can thread the end of the collar through**
And that’s it! Your Mini Puppy Rose is complete!
I hope you’ll enjoy making this quick project for your pet – please send along a photo. We love to see what you make!
Here’s a collage to pin for later:
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