Fun with Velvety Yarns
I love how the velvet/chenille yarns are back in style. I think the finished projects made with this type of yarn look and feel so luxurious. The yarn is typically thicker than the standard medium weight which means your projects go faster. And because of the depth of color the many little fibers give you, this yarn also hides your mistakes!
I created this Red Rose Pin to be a decoration on a hat, sweater, coat or bag. I love how it gives a bright pop of color to the brown coat above and you’ll love how it works up so quickly that you can make a bunch for several friends – perhaps a special unexpected gift (in honor of Valentine’s Day) to let them know how much you care.
Here is a video tutorial to help you do each step of this project – close-up of the yarn, stitches with easy-to-see yarn, stitches in the velvety yarn and all finishing steps:
Velvet Yarn – (Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee “Velvety Smooth” in Red and Olive) – one skein makes several roses (at least 4)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
With Red yarn ch 2
Round 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook
Round 2: Working in back loops only 2 sc in each st around (12 sc)
Round 3: Working in back loops only (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) around (18 sc)
Round 4: Working in back loops only (5 dc in next st, sk next st, sl st in next st, sk next st) around 4 times; 5 dc in next st. (5 petals)
Round 5: Now working in unused front loops, (sl st in next loop, 5 dc in next loop) around inside of rose until run out of front loops. Fasten off.
Leaf (Make 2):
With Green yarn
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 chs; (ch 1, dc) in last ch 5 times; dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, ch 1, sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off.
Thread yarn tail at center of rose (at end of last 5 dc group) through center of rose and out into back of rose; Weave in all ends on rose and leaves
Hot glue leaves to side of rose using photo as a guide
Hot glue felt to back of rose and leaves – trim excess felt so not showing from front
Hot glue pin backing to back of project securing with small “tab” of felt
Tada! That’s it! You’ve made a pretty rose pin – wear it (or gift it) with pride!
Here’s an image to pin for later:
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