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As a child, I remember sitting across from my mom learning to crochet. Ever since then I have had a love for crochet that grew in passion after my daughters were born. I love to crochet fun things for them. One of their favorites is a crochet rose!
Before I started blogging I ran a craft shop on Etsy where I would create boutique bows, Patriotic Flower hair clips, crocheted lace socks and crocheted roses! These were quite popular because with a simple crochet rose you can do all kinds of fun things!
And while I loved what I made, I had to give up my Etsy shop. After being diagnosed with carpal tunnel I just couldn’t keep up with it all. The pain had me unable to do anything.
I love to make things for my daughters through crochet but when the carpel tunnel gets bad I can’t do it.
My Doctor recommened a few steps to help me manage my carpel tunnel
- Limit the activities that make the pain the worst.
- Wear wrist braces to help the nerve from becoming even more pinched
- Alternate hot and cold packs for pain and inflammation
- Take Advil
My doctor recommended Advil because it is an anti-inflammatory, it helps the nerve relax and ease the pain. Nothing’s proven stronger on Arthritis and other joint pain. (*For minor arthritis pain. Among OTC pain relievers).
And yes, crochet, as much as I love it, definitely triggers my carpal tunnel pain! It is actually one of the things that trigger the carpal tunnel the most!
So as long as I’m not crocheting all the time, I found I can still get in a few days here and there and I can still make adorable crochet rose accessories for my daughters!
Simple Crochet Rose Pattern
A crochet rose is the perfect embellishment for a headband or crocheted hat. It is also great for a simple hair clip or affix it onto a bag. Or create a crochet garland string with multiple crochet roses!
If you google Crochet Rose you will find there are a vast number of ways you can create a crochet rose! But I like simple. And easy. And remember I have to keep it quick because of my carpal tunnel pain.
But most of all I just really like how my crochet rose pattern turns out with the petals and all.
Plus this is only 2 simple rows versus other similar patterns that can go on to be 5-7 rows of more confusing directions.
This crochet rose pattern usually takes me about 15 minutes to complete ( or 20-25 when I’m battling the carpal tunnel – it slows me down).
You can follow along in the handy Left Handed crocheted video or read on for the written instructions. (Yes, left handed crochet. It’s a blessing and a curse! You left handed people know what I’m talking about).
- Skein weight 4 yarn of your choice of color
- H hook
- 1 one inch button (optional)
- yarn needle
Beginning: Leave approximate 10″ tail. Slip knot. Chain 57. Turn to work back towards the beginning
Row 1: ( Dc, ch 2, DC) in sixth ch from hook. *ch2, skip next 2 chs, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch; repeat from * across: 36 spaces
Row 2: Ch 3, turn:5 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, (6 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times, ( 9 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp) 5 times. ( 12 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sp) 7 times; finish off leaving approximately 10″ tail for sewing.
You will notice that the crochet chain will curl in on itself. And that is just right!
Thread yarn needle with the yarn tail from the beginning chain. Begin to roll the rose in on itself. Sew to secure as you roll.
At the end knot and trim the thread.
Thread the yarn needle with the yarn tail from the ending chain. Secure even more with the 2nd tail. If you want to add the button center, use this last tail of yarn to sew the button into the center of the rose just as you would sew on a button on a shirt.
Pass the yarn needle back to the bottom side of the rose and knot and trim the excess yarn.
And that is all there is to it! You can then attach to an alligator clip or headband or brooch pin or attach to a stem for home decor or just use them as garland decorations.
I love that you can have such unique variety of crochet roses all based on the yarn you pick! Variegated yarn gives an appealing look of various colors in one flower.
Or go basic with solid colors! Some yarn has a glitter thread in the mix and those really stand out great in the sunlight!
Or go patriotic with Red, White, and Blue!
The tighter you hold the yarn as you crochet the tighter and smaller the rose will be.
Also, if you use a smaller hook the rose will be smaller. Or a larger hook for larger rose.
Want to have even more fun? Try 10 ply crochet thread!
I use a 3.5mm hook with crochet thread and use the same pattern and you end up with a tiny lacy crochet rose! I love to use these smaller ones as mini hair clips for the girls.
And I also use them in the center of my hair bows or flower hair clips for a unique hair accessory.
If you watched the tutorial video you probably noticed I slowed a little in my crocheting near the end. You guessed it. The carpal tunnel started kicking in. EEK.
Carpel Tunnel prevents me from crocheting, blogging, writing, crafting, washing dishes (no regrets on the dishes 😉 ), and even cooking! My hands are far too weak to even hold a pan without screaming in pain.
And seriously have you tried opening a bottle of pain reliever with carpel tunnel!? That’s a joke! I have to beg someone else to open the bottle for me!
Thank goodness for Advil’s EZ open cap bottle! Because honestly there is no way I can get a regular bottle open when I’m in the middle of my carpal tunnel attack!
And you know what? It is also perfect for those with Arthritis! Nearly 53 million Americans suffer from Arthritis!
So when you think about it, when your hands are aching weak, can you really pop that child proof lid off? Goodness, I struggle even when my hands aren’t aching!
So after my day of crocheting, I popped open the EZ Open cap and took my Advil and soon had use of my hands again!
Thank goodness too, because after all these crochet roses I still need to get some crocheted headbands done to go with them!
I’m so thankful for Advil and the joint pain relief it offers so I can get back to what I love.
Get your own Advil at Walmart on your next shopping trip. You can find it located in the pain reliever aisle obviously, near the pharmacy.
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