Crochet a Single Rose with 4 Basic Stitches – Free Pattern

This pretty little rose is great for beginners to get the hang of crocheting a slightly larger flower that is definitely 3-dimensional without being too complicated.

Did you know that roses can be single or double? The double ones are more of what a rose “usually” looks like when we imagine it.

But, single roses are certainly beautiful in their own way and there are wild and cultivated versions of these real blooms. Today, the crochet rose version is here for you to style however you’d like and create something pretty! 

This crochet flower is actually the very last installment of a 10-part crochet pattern series we’ve been doing here on Amelia Makes. The entire series has been ALL flowers and leaves, and has been part of a CAL where we’ve been creating our own floral wreaths out of crochet elements. 

While the floral wreath CAL is the original project that I created to feature ALL of these flowers, you can use all of the designs (including today’s rose) on ANY sort of project that you’d like.

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About the Single Crochet Rose 


The official gauge for this floral series, including today’s project, is 10 rows and 9 stitches for 2x2in using dk yarn and an e/3.5mm hook. It is NOT critical to exactly match that gauge in order to successfully crochet the loopy flower, but that is the official gauge listed.  

Feel free to experiment with crocheting this flower in different weights of yarn other than dc. To avoid overly floppy flowers, keep your hook size small enough(compared to your yarn) that the stitches stay fairly tight(this is especially true for this flower since the petals are larger)


Made with the yarn and hook size that have originally been used,  crochet rose design is about 3 inches across. Feel free to play with using other yarn sizes and/or hook sizes to get flowers that are larger or smaller. 

Materials Needed

For each rose that you’d like to crochet, you will need: 

  • DK yarn-  each flower uses 2 yards for color 1(center) and 8 yards for color 2(petals). 
  • An E/3.5mm hook 
  • Scissors
  • A tapestry needle(this is optional, but good for weaving in ends(link to weaving in ends post). 

Skill Level

This flower is worked in the round, but uses very basic stitches and would be suitable for a beginner level.

Variation Ideas 

Some ideas for creating variations with this pattern might be to use different weights/types of yarn, and to experiment with unusual color combinations! Although I’m calling this a crochet rose, you might also choose colors or style it to be more of a hibiscus flower, too

Single Crochet Rose Pattern Directions

Pattern Notes

  • All patterns are in US terms
  •  It is not critical to exactly match that gauge in order to have success making these designs. 
  • Feel free to experiment with yarn weights and hook sizes that are different from the original pattern(s). 
  • Repeats are shown inside of **

Abbreviations Used 

  • CH – chain (yarn over, pull loop through)
  • REP-repeat 
  • SC-single crochet(insert hook, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over, and draw through two loops)
  • DC-double crochet (yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through two loops x2)
  • SS-slip stitch(insert hook, yarn over, draw up a loop through the work and through the loop on your hook)
  • ST/STS – stitch/stitches
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In color 1

Setup: ch3 or 4

sts and ss in your first chain to make a very small loop. OR, alternatively, create a magic circle.
Round 1: *ch5, sc into the center of the loop* Rep 9x(10x total). SS into the bottom of the first ch5. Bind off.

Switch to color 2

Round 2:

Join in one of the ch-5 spaces. *ch3, dc15 into the ch-5 space. Then, go behind the next ch-5 space and ss into the next one* Repeat 4x for 5 petals total(your last ss should go in the back of the first petal, in the middle).

Bind off.

Note: Layer the petals in round 2 over each other as you work.

Feel free to play with putting petals behind or in front of each other until you are happy with the result.

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Crochet your own lovely single roses to add to any kind of spring or summer project!

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