Rose choker

Jan 4, 2009
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Ilana MacDonald


This is a pattern for a rose choker. It was meant as a surprise present for a friend using leftover yarn from a project she asked me to do. The rose pattern was taken from the "Brier Rose" pattern by Jennifer Fletcher from Anticraft: Knitting, Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister by Renée Rigdon and Zabet Stewart, and the leaf pattern is the "Basic Small Leaf" from Nicky Epstein's Crocheted Flowers. The body of the choker is of my own design.

Materials List

  • A small amount of baby weight cotton yarn in red and green (the smoother the better)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • A pretty button (about 3/4" in diameter) in a complementary colour (I used a red button).

Finished Size

The choker band is a little less than an inch (2.5cm) wide, and it should be long enough to fit snugly around your neck. The rose and leaves can be any size you want.


I got approximately 14 sts per 2" (5cm), but since the number of stitches you begin with is dependent on the circumference of your neck, it's better just to go with that and not worry too much about gauge.

The Pattern

choker (green):
make a chain ribbon the length of the circumference of your neck with an even number of ch.
row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, ch 3, turn.
row 2: *skip 1st st, dc in 2nd st, dc in 1st st, making an X, rep from * to end, ch 1, turn.

row 3: sc in each sc across, 2sc in ch 3 from row 2, ch 8, 2 sc in ch 3, fasten off.

leaf (green, make two):
ch 8
row 1: sl st in 2nd ch from hook, in each ch, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 3 sc in last ch, working around other side of chain in each ch, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st, join with sl st in first sl st.
row 2: working blo, sl st in each st to 3 sc group, sl st in first sc, ch 2, skip next sc, sl st in 3rd sc, sl st in each st to end. Join with sl st in first sl st. Ch 4 for stem.

Fasten off.

flower (red):
make adjustable ring
rnd 1: 5sc into adj ring, join, ch1 [5]
rnd 2: sc in each st around, join, ch1 [5]
rnd 3: 2 sc in each st around, join, ch1 [10]
inside petals:
rnd 4: working flo, *(sc, ch1, dc, ch1, sc) in next st, sl st in next st, rep from * around (5 petals)
rnd 5: working blo, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, rep from * around, join, ch1 [15]
middle and outside petals:
rnd 6: working flo, *(sc, hdc, dc) in next st, (dc, hdc, sc) in next st, sl st in next st, rep from * around, ch 1 (5 petals)
rnd 7: working blo, *(hdc, dc, tr) in next st, (tr, dc, hdc) in next st, sl st in next st, rep from * around. (5 petals)

Fasten off.

Sew in ends, sew leaves and rose to center of choker, and sew the button to the end of the choker, opposite the button loop.

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on Jan 4, 2009 1:03 PM


hachiko wrote
on Jan 8, 2009 1:19 PM

This is lovely. I may have to make one for myself even tho I am awful with small crochet hooks. Practice makes perfect, right?!


JoniB2009 wrote
on Apr 30, 2009 8:57 PM


Love this choker!!! It is adorable! I can't wait to make it! Thanks for sharing it.

Joni B :-)

on Dec 2, 2009 9:46 AM

This is really gorgeous I must say. I had a hard time figuring out the flower, but the fact that I was sleep-deprived when I made the choker probably had something to do with it. :/ The rest of it was easy-peasy. If you make the choker longer, it makes a cute headband, too!

-And the Mome Raths Outgrabe-

nonaessam wrote
on Mar 5, 2010 10:17 AM

Hi Ilana,

Amazing, but kindly explain this step plz:


row 3: sc in each sc across, 2sc in ch 3 from row 2, ch 8, 2 sc in ch 3, fasten off.


many thx

on May 24, 2010 12:14 PM

Nice work...  I have been looking for a small, but workable rose to put on my project I'm working on. It's a halter top.

I have designed by myself. I hope you don't mind me using your rose in my project, because I wanted something, simple, yet

still nice looking. I intend to make a stem & leaves to make it my own and that way it will be only borrowing your idea.

Let me know if I can do this. 

nicoledemana wrote
on Jun 15, 2010 2:59 PM

love this I have just learnt to crochet can not wait to try this in my craft class thanks for the tute

TxTrixie wrote
on Aug 27, 2010 8:07 AM

the chain 3 is at beginning of row 2 which is now at end of row 3 and why directions say to sc across to ch3.  following her next steps will give you a loop.

BigskyDawn wrote
on Aug 27, 2010 12:02 PM

Thank you for sharing this pattern--it's just the thing I've been looking for to be the first project in my crocheted jewelry list of wearable patterns. It's very pretty and makes a statement without being too big. I love it. Thanks again!