Sunday, October 28, 2012

Rose buds as identifiers


"...What’s in a name? that which we call a rose 
By any other name would smell as sweet…"
  

Hello, I'm very proud to show you the very first rose I have crocheted ever.

I must confess that I haven't ever crocheted anything like this before, yet I have always wanted to. It's just that I didn't have any pattern at hand...until  I saw these rosebuds and roses as luggage blossoms in Fiber Flux.

I like the idea of rose blossoms for luggage. When I was a young student, my mother used to tie folded or crumpled thin colored plastic bags on the handle of my luggage. The idea is for me to see my luggage sliding down the conveyor from a distance. What a very nice and unique luggage identifier eh?
Photos from Fiber Flux

Unfortunately, the pattern featured was for knitting. So I had to search for crochet patterns for roses. The search led me to the following blog sites:

 


Photos from Free Craft Project
Handmade by Jolanda (I like the fuchsia pink rose featured in this blog.  The picture tutorial was clear enough but Jolanda acknowledged that she wasn't able to get the source of the pattern she used.

 Photos from Handmade by Jolanda

 Here is another easy-to-follow pattern from Pompom Emporium. Oh how I love the white roses featured in this site!
Photo from Pompom Emporium
  I will definitely make different sizes of these! The pattern used here came from The Dark Knit.
It's also the same pattern I used. Click here to view pattern. Now, for my finished (errr... almost-finished is a more accurate word) product... 

 I couldn't wait to finish the leaves so with only the tie on, I already fastened off and hurriedly anchored the pink rose on my suitcase as I have been occasionally going out-of-town lately. 

 
  There, a little bigger than the luggage blossoms of Fiber Flux, so I plan to make more of this in different sizes  and colors. Here, I already started with blue. The pattern I used here would yield a smaller blossom--- a rose bud, that is.

I still have to do some sewing to complete the process. Meantime, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

12 comments:

  1. So lovely!!! I love roses so much!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Ana, thank you for dropping by. Will visit your blog site.

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  2. Great links! and I do love the idea of tagging your luggage with them. Great way to identify your bags!


    TracyAnn from www.crochethappy.com and http://asktracyann.crochethappy.com

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    1. Hi TracyAnn, thanks for dropping by. Have you tried making one like this? Great site you have, too! Hope to see you again soon!

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  4. I love the idea of attaching these to luggage! It would certainly make things at the baggage carousel much easier!

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    1. Oh yes, indeed, Michelle. So glad you like the idea! Thank you! Great site you have too!

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  5. Just featured this great post...too good not to share!

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2013/01/best-of-2012-yours-and-mine-features.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I must have been so excited that after I grabbed and posted your button, I replied to your comment only now! Such a shame! Sorry for that!

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  6. Thank you for the GREAT tutorial . . I have seen, and tried, this pattern before and I couldn't make it work. Now, I understand what I need to do.

    I found your site on The Busy Bee's Blog Hop :)

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    1. Great to hear that, Paula! Hope to see you back soon!

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  7. So pretty! I love that pink rose! Sorry I didn't have a crochet version for you at the time, just got it up today! Hugs to you, love gazing at your work! :)

    Jennifer @ Fiber Flux

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