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Rose grounds



On this page several variants of the rose ground.
The variants with an extra stitch in the middle can be found on page bias grounds.
A zip file with more than 2000 rose ground variants can be downloaded here.

Rose ground

roseground traditional 0112-KG 0113-NG 0116-KG 0116-LG 0106-LG 0122-DG

0505-KG 0511-NG 0508-LG 0501-DG 0598-KG 0504-LG

Sunny stitch

sunny stitch This stitch is created with a little loop at the sides of the rose ground. To obtain this, an onorthodox stitch is used at the sides of the unit. The examples below all use the same unit, but these units are connected in different ways. The colour white means: crcllcrc on the left and clcrrclc on the right side of the unit.

connection with clothstitches connection with plaits in a diamond

Slavic ground

slavicground traditional 0654-KG 0673-NG 0676-KV 0698-KG 0697-NG 0651-KG


Ants Ants came to life as a variation of the Slavic ground. The result looks like ants. Please note that in some exampels there are no twists between the cross only and whole stitch at the pins.

0696-KG 0665-2G 0685-KG 0683-NG 0681-NG 0514-KG 0510-LG 0513-DG 0692-KG 0693-XG

Stretched Paris ground

These examples came to life as variations on a rose-ground with “do nothing (much)” on the left and right. Please see the resemblance with the Paris ground.

stretched paris ground 0403-KG 0424-KG 0404-KG 0427-NG 0402-LG

Rose ground in a diamond

By putting the traditional rose ground unit in a diamond, little stars can be made.

Please note: when making the actual lace, it will make a big difference if the unit in the middle is made torchon-style or flemish-style, as the picture illustrates. Example 1 looks like a star.

R-0112 R-0116 R-0504

Alternative placings

roses with vertical roses with zigzag
The ground on the right can also be obtain as a Droste on Paris ground

Take a non-symmetrical rose ground unit, move one of the pins to the middle, and place this unit in alternating directions. Please note, the generated thread diagram displays the moved pin in the original position.
jp-1 jp-2