17 Stunning Free Crochet Rose Patterns (beginner friendly)

Roses are great for any occasion. However, they only bloom briefly, especially when they are cut roses. Then they begin to wilt, dropping their petals onto your table.

Instead of having to constantly care for cut roses that may or may not last a little bit longer than a week, how about crafting handmade roses that will last for as long as you want them to? Not only will they be special just from being handmade, but they will also be easy to theme with the party, or person, they’re for.

You won’t have to selectively breed or add food coloring drops into the vase’s water to get a specific petal color. You won’t have to spend thousands of dollars on bouquets that will wilt after a large party (plus, if you do have to buy yarn, you’ll have yarn left over for other projects!).

And, if they get dusty, you can vacuum or shake the dust off without losing any fragile petals. They won’t lose their color over time, either.

Many of these roses are beginner friendly and work up quickly. Many of them are very low-sew!

There are some that involve quite a bit of sewing (or hot glue), but they are great for more realistic bouquets. Most of the roses involve wires for stability, especially if part of bouquets.

Depending on what color you decide on may change the meaning of the bouquet or rose, if you’re wanting to add deeper meanings to your crafts. I really like adding extra meanings to my creations, so I would definitely look for specific rose meanings.

Meanings vary depending on culture, but this graphic from theglowwworm offers some common meanings.

If you are using hot glue for any reason, I strongly recommend only using cotton yarns for those projects. Not only does cotton have a cleaner and crisper look, acrylic yarns melt and start deteriorating when exposed to a high heat.

No-Sew Beginner Rose

Ally Newbry

If you don’t want to bother with time-consuming individual petals, this no-sew rose is great for bouquets. To make this part of a bouquet, you will be wrapping the petals around a skewer stick (or, honestly, a bug-free one from outside will work too).

She uses hot glue to stabilize the rose’s details, but I’m sure you can sew it and get the same effect. If you paint the stick green, you won’t have to hot glue yarn onto the stick (but I personally think a yarn-wrapped wire looks better, if you can combat those annoying hot glue strings). 

Memorial Rose

While this rose isn’t best for a beginner to immediately jump into, it’s not as complicated as the pattern makes it look! It is simply a lot of small pieces to give it a realistic look.

Because it has multiple petals, you can crochet them in different colors to create a gradient from center to edges. If you want to do something more drastic, feel free to crochet some contrasting colored petals!

If you get stuck anywhere in the written pattern, they offer a step-by-step YouTube tutorial. Finding the right wire gauge can be tricky, but they have it listed in their material section.

Easy Rose with Wired Stem and Leaves

This easy rose will teach you a new, easy stitch: the shell stitch. The shell stitch is used to create no-sew petals, which I think is a genius way to get rid of sewing on individual details.

It’s essentially a three-row pattern with a long beginning chain. You don’t have to use wires unless you would like some extra stability or if you’re wanting it to be part of a bouquet.

Easy Rose for Beginners

This rose was made as an appliqué, so it doesn’t require any wire in order to keep it stable. It also doesn’t involve multiple petals to sew together, which is a win-win in my book.

They offer a step-by-step photo instruction. You will need to know how to double crochet as this rose is made up of all double crochets.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t include the leaf pattern that is paired with the roses in the image. I couldn’t find that specific leaf pattern on their page, either. However, I have an entire roundup of ten minute or less leaf patterns you can take a look at!

Rose Flower

Lingzhi Handmade

This video is a detailed, step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet a very realistic rose. It does involve crocheting individual petals and hot gluing them onto a wire piece, so this one will be time intensive.

Because this one has so many petals, it can make this flower top heavy. I wouldn’t recommend skipping the hot gluing part unless you are confident in your sewing. I would definitely keep the wire, if you are not planning it to be an appliqué.

Layered Rose

This is a truly no-sew rose as it is worked in one piece. While the leaf is made separately, since this rose is made to be an appliqué, you can pin it to where it looks best before adding it.

Using larger yarns or larger hooks is the easiest way to size up the roses. If you need help or get stuck, you can always check out her step-by-step YouTube tutorial.

Princess Suki Rose

For a rose that has tighter petals that’s not quite a bud, check out this Princess Suki rose! While there are quite a few petals, they are all quite small and very easy to crochet.

Because of how tightly the petals are packed together, I would recommend sticking with their instructions of hot gluing. They don’t mention the wire gauge in their materials, but they often use 0.4mm or 0.5mm diameter wires in their other patterns.

Small Rolled Rose

These little roses are great for quick additions for anything that needs a little bit of charm and whimsy. It’s a super easy, quick rose that only has two rows.

This rose works best when made with a smaller yarn, but larger yarns won’t take away from its adorableness. Like other no-sew flowers, you’ll just need to roll it up then sew the bottom edges together.

Cappuccino Rose

This frilly rose is great for when you need a rose but are wishing for something different from the classic look. The petals are worked in one row. The pattern may seem complicated, but it is fairly easy!

It does involve a crab stitch (also known as a reverse single crochet). It is mainly used for decorative purposes, so if you find yourself confused or frustrated about it, replace it with a single crochet for a similar effect.

Beautiful Rose Flower

With three different rose sizes to choose from, this rose is one of the best ones to start with when you’re a beginner. It adds in some new stitches (such as the v-stitch), but it is just a collection of double crochets and chains. Easy!

If you have an ombré yarn or a variegated yarn, the color changes might make this rose quite interesting! If you plan it right, it may look like you effortlessly changed color in the middle of the pattern (which you kind of did!).

You will simply need to roll it up once you are done and sew the bottom edges together. This rose was made as being an appliqué in mind, but it could have a wire or stick stuck in the middle of it and paired with a few leaves to add it to a bouquet!

Simple Origami Rose


This is the best rose for beginners or anybody wanting to work in a round instead of a foundation chain. At the end, you simply need to roll it then flip the bottom up.

It is such a unique idea! I think these would be great as accent roses to help a larger, more detailed rose pop. This pattern looks like roses that are close to blooming, don’t you think?

She shows a neat hack without having to worry about the sizing of wires or floral stems. You can go to the dollar store and grab fake flowers, pop the flowers off the stems, and slip your own bud onto the top of it.

Little Deco Roses

These little roses are super easy and quick to make! I could totally see them tied onto bobby pins or other little hair clips to beautify them.

The crocheted leaf pattern is not included. They’re small enough that you could cut some green ribbon and tie it to the bottom of the rose with your ends, before you weave them in.

There’s a note at the end of the pattern that mentions replacing the half double crochets with double crochets to make the roses taller. If you want a bigger rose without doing a double crochet, size up your hook and/or your yarn.

Floyd Rose

Combine this iconic rose with ivy, myrtles, and dahlias for a wedding bouquet that represents love, fidelity, hope, and commitment. If you’re unsure what color to make this, a red rose means true love.

It is made up of multiple petals of varying sizes for the realistic rose look. While they hot glue their petals together to give it a cleaner look, you can get the same results with sewing.

If you sew the petals together, it might take longer to get them in the right place without them drooping under their own weight. You will definitely need a flower rod to keep this top-heavy flower from falling over in a vase.

Rose in Two Sizes

Unlike some of the rose patterns in this roundup, this little rose includes a leaf pattern! It has step-by-step photo instructions (although some of the photos don’t load, but the ones that do are still helpful!).

You can choose between a cute mini rose (perfect as gentle embellishments) or a still-cute-but-slightly-bigger rose. Both of them are great for scrap pieces of yarn that are too short for big projects but are too much to put in the ‘stuffing with scraps jar.’

Quick and Easy Roses

These roses are just like their title: quick and easy! Plus, they’re even adjustable to fit the specific size that you want them to be. All you need to do is chain in groups of ten plus one for your turning chain.

The longer the chain, the bigger the rose. If you’re a video person, she offers a video pattern in her post as well.

It’s a simple two-row pattern with double crochets acting as the petals. It’s another low-sew rose since the only sewing you’ll have to do is at the end when it’s all rolled up.

Lovely Long Stem Roses

This long-stem rose is a stem that is made out of wire wrapped with yarn, so keep that in mind if you are choosing this rose! I’m sure you could chain a long enough chain then slip stitch or single crochet back up, but it wouldn’t offer the same stability as a wire-wrapped stem.

There are two sizes to choose from: small and large. The larger rose is about seventy percent larger than the small rose. If you want an even larger rose, add an additional 10 chains until you reach your desired size.

Rose and Daisy Turtle

Roses that are part of bouquets or added on as appliqués are fun and all, but what about a turtle with a rose as its shell? Turtles with different items as their shells are very popular, not to mention very cute!

These flower turtles use bulky, fuzzy yarn. Unless you’ve worked with it once or twice before, I wouldn’t recommend jumping right into it! These turtles will work just fine with acrylic or cotton yarns.

Even better, this pattern is completely no-sew! You’ll make the fins separately then crochet them into the body as you work it.