Free Craft Project
Crochet Rose Candle Holder
If you can make a crochet rose, you can create these rose candle holders.
Leave them plain or decorate with ribbon, glitter, or any other enhancement you like.
- mason's string (or similar weight nylon cord)
- crochet hook - size E
- yarn needle (or other large-eye needle)
- green felt
- glue gun
- gold spray paint
- 2-1/2" to 3" screw-on jar lid or 1/4" clear acrylic (see Optional Base below)
- 2 dripless taper candles
Leaving a 10" tail, ch 31. Dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space. *Ch 1, skip 2 chains. In next chain 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc. Repeat from * to the end. Ch 1, turn.
Sl st into first ch-2 space. Ch 3, 6 dc in same space. *Sc in ch-1 space. 7 dc in next ch-2 space. Repeat from * to the end. Fasten off.
Thread tail of yarn onto a needle. As you loosely roll the piece to create the shape of a rose, stitch along the bottom (along the starting chain), where the wraps come together.
Place a taper candle into the center of each holder and pull the center rose wrap snug. Spot with hot glue to hold the center rigidly in place.
Using gold paint, lightly spray the 2 crochet roses. Set aside to dry completely.
You'll be making 12 leaves, 6 for each candle holder.
Cut 24 leaf pieces from green felt. For each leaf, glue 2 pieces together.
On one of the two pieces, run a healthy bead of hot glue along each outer edge and down the middle. Press them together firmly and then shape them so they are slightly curved when dry.
Repeat the process with the remaining leaf pieces. That will give you a total of 12 leaves.
Once they've dried (hardened), trim any uneven edges of the leaves so that the two pieces match nicely. Hot glue the ends of two different leaves together (in an overlapping "V").
Repeat the process with the remaining leaves.
For each candle holder, arrange 3 leaves with their bases touching.
Hot glue a crochet rose to the center, where the 3 leaves come together.
Hot glue in between and beneath each of the wraps (as much as you need to in order to make the wraps of the rose stable).
If the leaves of the candle holders don't seem stable enough to support a full candle, you can use a 2-1/2" to 3" screw-on jar lid as a base.
Spray the cap with the same paint you sprayed the crochet roses (or any other color you prefer, such as black).
When the paint is dry, and with the open end of the lid facing down, hot glue the candle holder on top of the lid. Repeat for the second candle holder.
Another option for the base is to hot glue 2-1/2" to 3" circles or squares of 1/4" clear acrylic to the bottom of the candle holders.