First Rose of Spring

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I love roses, including the simple "sweet briars", I decided to use a rose as the closure for this pretty short scarf. This scarf is very feminine and very easy to make. You can make it in any color you choose. I picked these because they make the red rose stand out most vividly.

Red Heart worsted weight Soft Navy
Red Heart worsted weight Cherry Red
Red Heart worsted weight Kelly Green
Crochet size H hook
Blunt needle

Note- Ch 3 equals 1 dc throughout scarflette's pattern.

With Soft Navy and H hk, ch 116. Row 1- 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, *chain 1, skip 1 chain, 1 dc in next chain, rep from * across chain. Ch 3, turn. Row 2- 1 dc in next dc and in each ch-1 space in each dc across row. Ch 3, turn. Row 3- 1 dc in next dc, *Insert hook in next dc, draw up loop, yo, draw up loop in that same dc a total of 4 times, yo, and pull loop through all loops on hook, ch 1 to secure it (popcorn made), 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, rep from * across row. Ch 3, turn. Row 4- 1 dc in each dc and ch-1 space across row. Ch 4, turn. Row 5- Skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn. Rep rows 2 to 5 once more.

Edging- As you finish row 5, ch 1, and turn the corner. Make 1 sc in each stitch across the narrow edge fo the scarflette, to give it a neater edge. Fasten off.

Join Soft Navy on opposite edge and repeat this straight neater edge. Fasten off. Weave in tails.
Briar Rose Closure-
Rose- With H hook and Cherry Red, ch 4. Rnd 1- Make 11 dc in 4th ch from hook (12 sts made). Sl st in top of beginning chain to join it. Rnd 2- Chain 3, skip 1 dc and slip st in next dc, repeat around until you have six ch-3 loops. At the last chain-3, skip 3 dc instead of 1 and slip st in top of beginning chain. Ch 1.
Rnd 3- In first ch-3 loop, make 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 Tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. *In next ch-3 loop, make 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 Tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc,1 sc, repeat from * in every ch-3 loop around.
Rnd 4- Don't slip stitch to join the previous round! Take a moment to notice the stitches that were skipped in between the loops. (You can see them clearly, they are the stitches in the center you started with and that were not used when you made the loops), slip stitch in the first one, closes to the spot where you finished your last petal.
Then make a chain 5, skip a dc, slip stitch into the next previously skipped dc, and ch 5 again, repeat this procedure until you reach the spot hwere you started, sl st in that very stitch. You will now have 6 loops around the flower center. Ch 1. Rnd 5- In first loop, make 1 sc, 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, * in next ch-5 loop, make 1 sc, 1 hdc, 4 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, repeat from * in each loop around.
Do not slip stitch to join round. Take a look at the center of the rose again, you will see that there are some loops that are "free" to use because of the skipping that you did before. We will use those next. Rnd 6- Ch 6, slip stitch in next "free" stitch around the center of the rose, skip 1 stitch, ch 6, sl st in next st, repeat around until you reach your beginning stitch, sl st there. Ch 1.
Rnd 7- In first ch-6 loop, make 1 sc, 6 hdc, 1 sc, *in next ch-6 loop make 1 sc, 6 hdc, 1 sc, repeat from * around. You are done with the rose. Fasten off, Cherry Red, weave in tail at the back. Join Kelly Green. The closure loop is green, we will pretend it is made out of "foliage".

Closure Loop- In any Tr of any petal of the first circle of petals made (the ones that end up at the bottom), ch 2, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 1, skip into 1st dc of next petal, 1 sc in that dc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Ch 1, turn. Note- Ch 1 counts as 1 sc and ch 3 counts as 1 dc in the Closure Loop.

Row 2- 1 sc in each st across (7 sc). Ch 3, turn. Row 3- 1 dc in next sc and in each sc across (7 dc). Ch 1, turn. Row 4- 1 sc in next dc and in each dc across. Row 5- Rep row 4. Row 6- Rep row 3.

Continue repeating these rows (2 rows of sc and hten 1 row of dc) until you have completed 21 rows from the start, ending with 2 rows of sc. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with. Using long tail and blunt needle sew the end of the green strip to the 2 rose petals directly opposite the ones you stred with (at the same level.)

Put the scarflette around your neck. Find a comfortable spot to place the closure. Slip the Rose Loop up to that spot and pin it to the scaflette. Take off the scarflette. Join Kelly green to the back of the Loop, wich now lies over the back of the scarflette, and sew the back of the Loop to the back of the scarflette so that the Loop will remain in place. (Leave the front part where the rose is free!) Fasten off.

Now you can comfortably insert the other side of the scarflette through this lovely loop to close it around your neck.

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