August the first is Yorkshire day, a day to celebrate all things Yorkshire. This year I wanted to add a traditional Yorkshire White Rose to my outfit.
The white rose is a heraldic rose traditionally from the House of York, but has since been adopted by Yorkshire and features on the Yorkshire flag. White roses can be found all over Yorkshire from the boundary markers to on houses and even shopping centres.
The rose traditionally has concentric rows of five white petals and a yellow centre.
I designed this crochet White Rose to celebrate Yorkshire day and the culture and wonderfulness that is Yorkshire. It has three rows of 5 white petals and a yellow button centre. It sits neatly on a rose leaf that forms the back to which you can sew a brooch back to pin to clothes or sew onto bags or hats. I shall be wearing my Yorkshire White Rose with pride on friday as I say Ey Up! to everyone I pass.
White roses are something I have enjoyed crafting the last few weeks. I have also designed this Garden Rose Corsage that has an elegant appeal with its pearl button centre and dainty overlapping petals. I love how pretty it looks on my coat. It has a flat centre that perfectly takes a pretty button, then petals that wrap round in increasing size to form the flower. The leaf is the same as the Yorkshire White Rose and again forms a backing for a brooch back to sit on. It looks fabulous on a dress or coat lapel.
Both patterns have written and charted instructions and are available now. They will both be half price on August the first to celebrate Yorkshire day with the code YORKSHIREDAY - when checking out the patterns add the code before paying to get 50% off.
As you can see, I have made quite a few!