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Crocheted Birdseed Wedding Rose

Designed by Pacy Reilly  2002

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Materials
Size 10 Crochet cotton thread in color of choice for rose head.
Size 10 Crochet cotton thread in forest green for leaves.
Size 1 steel crochet hook
20 gauge wire
florist tape
needle nose pliers
thread needle
Birdseed

Rose
Ch 30,
sl st to form ring
Wk 24 rows of sc
Wk 4 rows of hdc
Weave in ends.
Gather sc edge of rose together tightly with needle and
matching thread

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Cut 2 pieces of wire approx. 18 inches long each, fold each in half. Working thru inside of rose poke each end of wire thru bottom of rose for stem.

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Leaves
All leaves are worked over wire on Rnd 1, as a primary cord as in Irish Crochet.

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Bend a small hook in left end of wire, at * slide hook end snugly to last st worked and with needle nose pliers crimp hook tightly over crochet,

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Trim wire to approx. 4 inches longer then each leaf.

 
Leaves around rose
Make 4
ch 14
Rnd 1: wk hdc in 1st 7 chs *, sc in next, sl st in next 3 chs, sc in next 2 chs, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hk, sl st in remaining 2 chs, working along back, sl st in next 4 sts, sc in each remaining st, sl st over wire and fasten off. Shape leaves as in picture

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               Large Leaf
Make 1
ch 20
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, hdc in next, dc in next 15 chs *, 3 dc in last ch, working along back, dc in next 15 sts, hdc in next, sc in last st, sl st over wire, ch 1
Rnd 2: Sc in 1st st, hdc in next 5 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc - ch 3 -sl st - in next st, hdc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts, hdc in next 5 sts, sc in last st, sl st over wire, ch 1.
Rnd 3: Sc in each st to ch 3 space, wk 3 sc in space, sc in each remaining st, sl st over wire, ch 3.
Rnd 4: Wk ch 3 and sl st in each st around, sl st over wire, fasten off.
 
Small Leaves
Make 2
ch 16
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk, dc in next 8 chs, sc in next 5 chs *, 3 sc in last ch, working along back, sc in next 3 sts, dc in next 10 sts, sc in remaining sts, sl st over wire, ch 1.
Rnd 2: Sc in each st around, sl st over wire, ch 3.
Rnd 3: Wk ch 3 and sl st in each st around, sl st over wire, fasten off.
With florist tape wrap approx. 1 inch of wire below leaf

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                     covering thread ends. Trim thread ends even with tape
Finishing
Position Large leaf and 2 small leaves as in picture

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Wrap florist tape around all 3 wires from just above previously taped edge to end of wires. Shape as in picture

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Holding wire attached to rose head position 3 leaves around flower. Using floral tape, wrap 3/4's length of wire. Place leaf grouping against wire and continue wrapping remaining wire,

Fill rose with a small amount of birdseed and twist tip and tuck inside
to form bud,

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