I think I’ll journey out some day to wondrous lands afar,
Or even chart a journey to a distant blazing star.
But rest assured that when my journey begs to take its cue,
Always know that when I go, this journey takes you too...
And in the winding route, this journey's bound to bide content,
But most of all take heed - let's make our journey life's event.

from JOURNEY TO BE, by Mark Slaughter

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rambling Rose Scarflette

Rose Scarflette


This elegant rosette gets its shape from a technique known as hyperbolic crochet, in which the number of stitches is doubled in each row as the work progresses. This creates the lovely ruffles that naturally form the suggestion of a rose. Five "stems", ending in optional decorative beads, loop gracefully around the neck and "flow" through a hidden ring of crochet formed by the rosette.


135 yards DK weight yarn (Sample done in Rowan Classic Yarns Cashsoft DK: 57% extra fine
merino, 33% acrylic microfiber, 10% cashmere - 50 g, 142 yards)
3.5 mm crochet hook
Yarn needle
Beads (optional) with holes large enough to thread on yarn
Floss threader (optional) to thread beads on yarn


slst - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
ch - chain


CH 10, join with slst to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc 20 times in ring. Slst to first sc to join.

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each sc to end, slst to top of beginning ch 3
to join. (40 stitches)

Round 3: Ch 3, dc in same stitch. 2 dc in each dc to end, slst to top of beginning ch 3
to join. (80 stitches)

Round 4 : Repeat Round 3. (160 stitches)

Round 5: Repeat Round 3. (320 stitches) Fasten off and weave in ends.


Cut 5 lengths of yarn 9 yards long each.

Fold one length of yarn in half so that one end forms a loop. Working on the back of the rosette, insert the crochet hook into the space between two of the sc stitches of the ring. Catch the loop with the hook and pull through the space between the sc stitches. Yarn over both yarns and pull through, starting a chain. Ch 130 stitches with both yarns together, fasten off.

Repeat process with the remaining 4 lengths of yarn, inserting the crochet hook into the space next to the previously used sc space in the ring. All 5 stems should be attached next to each other on one side of the ring.

Add beads (optional) to the ends of each stem and tie knots to hold beads in place. Trim ends to desired length.


Place the ends of the stems through the hole in the middle of the rosette from the back to the front. This should form a large loop of 5 ties, which is placed over the head. Pull the ties to adjust the desired location of the rosette. Flatten the back of the rosette to pull the ruffles forward around the ties and hide the hole. Pull the ties downward while adjusting the ruffles so they hang from the bottom of the rosette.

© 2010 by Julie Beal.