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My Interpretation of the Crochet Babouska Rose Tutorial

Learn how to make the Babouska Rose crochet motif

Babouska Rose crochet motif

Babouska Rose crochet motif 1

My new love! The Babouska Rose Blanket. I am making this blanket, and have documented some tips for maximized results, so I decided to write some pattern support.

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Original Pattern Chart

See my horrible phone screenshot of the motif chart below… I interpreted the little plus sign in the circle as “SC in the back bars of the stitch indicated.” (Notes: Not the stitch *post*, rather just the back bars. Also, I worked a slip stitch instead of an SC to eliminate extra bulk.)


My Interpretation

Here is a square from the pattern, with my modifications that I documented below.

Babouska Rose Crochet

Babouska Rose Crochet 2

Of course, I join everything as I go, so I rounded with the red SC, but the next motif is joined on that red round. (See more about the border below.)


See the pink flower in the photo directly above, and you notice that there is a “jog” where the petal rounds join and chain up. I liken this to the petals being “tongue-tied.” I had to snip that tether!

Check out the darker pink rose below that to see the petals nice and free.

Babouska Rose Crochet

Babouska Rose Crochet 3

Step by Step Photos

Let’s get started. This technique can be used on any flower pattern with similar petals.

Here is the flower complete through round 3 right before joining.


Drop the loop from the hook and insert hook in the first SC of the round, from back to front.


Hook the loop and pull it through to the back. Now you can proceed with the pattern by SC in the back of the stitch indicate. I believe the pattern says to SC. I slip stitch just to avoid extra bulk.


Below is the flower completed through the fifth round, up to right before the join.


Again, drop loop, insert hook from front to back in the first SC of the round, and hook the free loop.


Pull the loop to the back of the work, and proceed. When the flower is complete, do join as normal and finish off.


Green Leaves

I don’t have a photo for this, but where it says to chain 5 in the pattern, I only chain 4. That may just be me! I felt like it was too loose and floppy otherwise. Also, the light turquoise DC on the next round were too spaced out on mine with 5 chains.

Red Border and Join as you go Method

At first I had my heart set on a standard Flat Braid Join as shown in the left hand photo below. Then, I meditated for like an hour, and asked my social media peeps, and decided it would be better to do a small twist join, seen at the right. (Side Note: later on, I made a YouTube Video tutorial for a Flat Braid Join with only 1 chain) It makes the red more of an accent and lets the flowers be the main focal point.

Do you like floral patterns? Check out all my garden-inspired makes!


Although I have had many requests to write out the pattern for this rose, alas, it is not my pattern, and the creator of the original chart has asked that her patterns not be replicated in any way. Thank you for your enthusiasm! 🙂


15 replies »

  1. I’m happy you are respecting that!
    I’ve seen too many sites that do NOT respect the rights of the original designer!

    • Hi there! Please read through some previous comments, and all relevant links are at the top of this post – the chart is here but unfortunately I cannot produce a written pattern as it is against the original artists’ wishes. Thank you for your interest! It really is a pretty pattern! 🙂
      Happy crafting!
      Rachele C.

  2. Can you direct me to instructions for each of the joining methods that you mentioned? I googled but didn’t find anything that looked like the result that you achieved.

  3. I get that you can’t share the pattern…. can you let us know who the original designer IS so we can perhaps get the pattern from her?

  4. Is it possible to have an entire tutorial to this beautiful square? I love roses and ive been wanting to make this square for such a long time but it doesnt work out for me because i can’t read the pattern in the screenshot you posted ):
    Please help

    • Hi there! Over the years I have had many requests to write up this pattern, however the original designer of the chart has stated on her website that she will not be producing written instructions, and she would prefer that no other artist reproduce her work in any way either. So ethically, I just don’t feel right writing them up.
      Thanks for understanding,
      Rachele C.

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