Well, here we are at our next destination—Washington D.C.! Did you know that roses are the state flower of D.C.? This is the reason I made some crochet roses to take pictures with while I’m here.
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It was really neat to go around D.C. and experience all the sights I’ve only seen pictures of. Here are the roses in front of the Washington Monument!
Unfortunately, the Washington Monument is currently closed, so we were not able to go up to the top of it. However, we did get a tour of the White House! was definitely fun to visit. We requested a tour 6 months in advance through our California representative. It was neat to see some of the rooms that are used regularly by the President and others.
Another fun stop was the one pictured below—the Jefferson Memorial! We walked around the entire National Mall, and the Jefferson Memorial was our last stop. It had been raining off and on throughout the day…but when we reached this memorial, it started pouring! We were thankful to be inside when the downpour started. We explored the memorial and waited out the rain before finally heading back.
So…are you ready to get to the pattern?
First off, let me just say that this actually is not my original design. It’s a pattern by Donna from the Naztazia Blog. I am doing a review of her pattern, which is awesome, by the way! Don’t these roses look lifelike?
Let me just talk about the yarn here for a second. In Donna’s bouquet, she uses worsted weight yarn. And you could certainly use that if you want. However, I ended up using fingering weight yarn, and I love the finished result!
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Are you ready to make one of these gorgeous roses for yourself?
There is a written pattern available as a free downloadable PDF, as well as a helpful video tutorial on YouTube. It is all very easy to follow. Plus, the pattern is beginner friendly, using only simple stitches.
Don’t miss the final pattern in my travel series! I’m super excited for this one; I think it will be the best pattern I’ve released yet.