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Monday, February 16, 2009

Learn to Crochet - 3 Dimensional Crochet Video Tutorial

Irish Lace is characterized by 3 dimensional flowers that are usually included in amongst the intricate doily-like design. It is used to make so many different things such as doilies, dresser scarves, collars, and other such decorative items. One example of Irish Lace is the crocheted collar I made for my daughter's Irish Step Dancing dress many years ago. That is from a pattern I found on the Internet, but then had to rewrite it using US crochet terms so that I could work it properly. You can see some nice close-up pictures of the collar on the original pattern page.

Another example of 3 dimensional crochet can be found here at Annie's Attic and this pattern is what prompted the video tutorial you will find below. Editor's note: This pattern at Annie's Attic is apparently no longer available.

Not too long ago, Lisa from Knittinghelp.com contacted me on an entirely different matter and made mention of a crochet rose she was fighting with at the time. I asked her if she would share the problem portion of the pattern with me to see if I might be able to help her out. So she did, and that's what this is all about!

Crocheted 3 Dimensional Ruffled RoseThis is the completed Ruffled Rose. The technique I am demonstrating in the video is common among many 3 dimensional crochet patterns and will hopefully help Lisa and others to understand how to work Behind The Petals.

Leave a comment below and let me know if this was helpful to you too.

Happy Stitching!

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  • Mary Grace - Thank you so much! This is exactly what I needed to get me started on this project. I can't wait to get going! Your tutorial was very clear, in your visual and audible guidance. I will definitely show you a picture. [Although I know mine won't look as nice as yours! ;-)] I don't know if I can adequately express how grateful I am that you took the time to do this. -- Lisa

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At February 16, 2009 at 12:48 PM  

  • Hey Mary Grace,
    You are one talented lady...I learned another new technique...thanks so much...your videos are invaluable. Your daughter's Irish Collar is so gorgeous! I might be ordering an Irish Doiley Pattern Book from Annie's Attic...I'm sure I'll find this video very helpful...who thinks up these things?
    God Bless You,
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At February 17, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

  • Mary Grace,

    I'm a fairly experience crocheter, but this technique threw me for a loop! Your video really helped me to know that what I was trying to do was the right thing. Thanks for explaining that the awkwardness of the work was correct! Thanks so much for your help.


    By Blogger Unknown, At December 10, 2009 at 5:35 PM  

  • Hi Mary Grace, Your site is wonderful. Your video confirmed the technique I was using for another style rose was correct. However, the instructions I was following had a treble at the juncture for the single crochet. I knew that was wrong as the rows were too far apart, although they were sitting behind the work! BY the way, do you have the link to this flower as well?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At May 6, 2011 at 1:20 PM  

  • My email is businessmail98@yahoo.com. I asked about the instructions for the rose worked behind the petals. Also, what thread did you use-size and brand, please?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At May 6, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

  • I can't figure out how to do it without the pattern though, that surpasses my skill... there does not seem to be any link

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At January 22, 2012 at 2:24 PM  

  • The pattern at Annie's Attic that I originally linked to seems to no longer be available. But this video was not meant to show how to make the entire pattern, but just to demonstrate the portion of the pattern where you crochet behind the petals which is common among most Irish Lace crochet patterns. So if you look for Irish Lace flower patterns on line, you should be able to figure out how to do them after seeing the demonstration of this technique. I hope this is helpful!


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At January 22, 2012 at 2:37 PM  

  • Where did the video go?

    By Blogger Echo, At December 14, 2014 at 2:15 AM  

  • Hi Marcia, as far as I can see, the video is still there. Perhaps you might try using a different browser and see if that works.


    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At December 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM  

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