Pattern – Small Rosette

October 25, 2010 by admin

Originally when I decided to try and attach some pretty flowers to my booties, I went to the library to search for some flower patterns. I found an entire book on crochet flowers, but surprisingly, none of them was quite what I wanted. So I started searching online. The technique for most that I liked was the same, but depending on the size and number of petals, and the type of stitches used, the look greatly varies. I experimented a lot and came up with what I think is the perfect little rosette to attach to my little baby booties:

crochet-flower-booties

And best of all, the pattern is included in today’s post!

I like to use fingering weight yarn, the stuff used for socks, and a c2 (2.75mm) size hook, for extra snug little stitches. You can really use any yarn and hook you like, but I think the fingering weight gives the petals a nice delicate look to the petals, and snug (a bit tight) stitches hold the whole shape together nicely.

and FYI:

sc=single crochet

dc=double crochet

ch=chain

Ok let’s get started….

1. Chain 27

2. Skip first 4 chains, sc in 5th ch from hook, and (ch2, skip 1ch, 1sc) across

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

3. Turn piece. (sc, ch1, 3dc, ch1, sc) in each ch2 space across (as well as the final ch 4 space).

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

4. That’s all of the crocheting. Finish off, leaving a long tail, and threading the tail through a needle (the tail will be used to sew it all together).

5. Now, holding the short beginning tail in your hand, begin to turn the piece to form your flower.

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

6. Last step, sew the petals together using your long tail and needle. Keep your stitches at the base of the petals, and start with the 2 outer layers. Stitch them in a few places around the flower. Then put the needle through the entire flower a few times in a few different areas to capture the inner petals as well.

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

Check to make sure everything is secure, and that’s it! A sweet little rose!

Here’s the pattern again, without all the images:

1. Ch 27

2. Skip first 4 ch, sc in 5th ch from hook, (ch2, skip 1 ch, sc) accross.

3. Turn piece, (sc, ch1, 3dc, ch1, sc) in each ch2 space accross, and also in ch4 space at the end.

4. Finish off, leaving a long tail, and threading tail through a needle.

5. Form flower by holding short beginning tail and turning the petals around.

6. Using the long tail, sew petals in place, beginning with outer 2 layers of petals, and finishing with a few stitches to hold all layers together.

This pattern can be adapted in all sorts of ways. Add extra chains to step one for additional petals. Use more chains and skip more stitches in step 2 and you can crochet larger petals in stage 3. There are many possibilities, I’ve had fun (and some frustration) exploring those possibilities myself.

One note if you decide to experiment: if you have a larger number of petals, it will be much better to ‘sew as you go’ rather than just sticking the needle through the center to attach the petals together.  The flower will turn out prettier and more secure if you stitch every couple of petals as you wrap the petals around. I will show you exactly what I mean later when I add more flower patterns. Hopefully that will be before long!

That’s it for today. Let me know what you think!

My Flower Baby Ballet Flats are on sale now on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JennOzkan
Bootie Patterns are hopefully soon to come to my Etsy shop, please let me know if you would be interested in that as well.

83 thoughts on “Pattern – Small Rosette

  1. [...] embellishments, I added this cute flower and rosette with generic [...]

  2. fariba says:

    It’s a lovely pattern and easy to work .thank you

  3. Christine says:

    Very easy! Used cotton and attached to beanies for my granddaughters!

  4. Martha says:

    Thanks you so much for posting this pattern. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!

  5. Joy says:

    Hi. Sweet pattern. FYI. if you rollthe flower up the opposite way it makes more of an open flower. Ive been crocheting these for ages but never see that part posted up.lol. ;-p
    have fun crocheting away!

  6. pearly jam says:

    That was fun, thanks for sharing

  7. Muchas Gracias por regalarme esta clase,soy una apasionada del tejido con estilo y refinamiento.Bendiciones a quienes hacen esta página y a todos los que llegan a ella.

  8. Norma says:

    Love the slippers, do you have a posting for the pattern? The flowers are a perfect touch to many projects.

  9. Bridgette says:

    this is prefect project for me to make for my niece on- the -way.

  10. JC says:

    Such a simple yet elegant pattern. Great directions, easy to follow!

  11. Maria says:

    hi,i made hats for girls,but something was missing.They were so dull.So,i decided to put a flower on one side of the hat.I didn’t know how to make those flowers.I tried to work with computer and i found your web site.I made the rosettes in the way you made on the screen and not only they come out beautiful but the method was very easy for a beginner like me.Thank you

  12. Wilton says:

    Thanks for some other informative website. Where else
    could I am getting that kind of information written in
    such a perfect way? I’ve a project that I’m just now running
    on, and I’ve been at the look out for such information.

  13. Toni Hart says:

    I’ve been looking for a rose pattern everywhere and I came across this one, it’s a great pattern and the instructions are so easy to follow.
    If I wanted to make the rose bigger or smaller how do I do that?

  14. […] You can find the pattern here. […]

  15. Kathy says:

    Love your rosette and would love to have your pattern for Baby Ballet Flats if available to public.
    Happy “Knit Wit” & Crocheter.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hi is it in uk or us terms?

  17. Lori says:

    Is there perhaps a video for this? It is the perfect rosette I have been looking for but am a beginner and cannot follow the instructions. Thank you.

  18. Morgan says:

    this is wonderful thank you! I used this rosette on a baby hat that I am selling on my etsy shop. I have linked to your pattern to give you credit!

  19. Alice Moreno says:

    I purchased your ballet slipper pattern from etsy and am going nuts finding it.

    I have a mini ipad ,think maybe I can’t download PDF ? I Leary about ordering

    Any thing else and have the same problem.this pattern was very pricey.any suggestions?

    • admin says:

      Hi Alice,

      Sorry to hear you’re having trouble downloading the pattern! I emailed the pattern to you today. Let me know whether or not you got the email.

  20. dilma says:

    very easy. That is what I was looking for
    Thank you

  21. Kathryn A says:

    I love this pattern! It’s beautiful and so easy to do! Thank you very much for sharing this lovely little flower :D

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