Pattern – Small Rosette

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:


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


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:
Bootie Patterns are hopefully soon to come to my Etsy shop, please let me know if you would be interested in that as well.

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155 Comments on "Pattern – Small Rosette"


Your pattern is lovely, well presented with photos to support the steps. You might like to mention to leave a longish tail at the beginning slip knot. That tail can be used, then, to attach it.


I’m glad you liked the little pattern, and thanks for the tip, I didn’t realize I left that detail out, even though that’s exactly what I do when I make these rosettes 🙂

Edna Siu

Cute little rosette!


How do you make leaves for it and attach them to the rose?

Jenn Kaiser

Thanks for sharing! Easy instructions, it turned out cute!

Marilyn Kelley

Thanks for sharing


Thanks! Easy to follow and turned out beautiful!


Thanks for a lovely pattern easy instructions Jenny

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Thankyou I’m going to make these for my wedding bouquets. Xx


Great step by step instructions. Thank you for sharing!

“Wow, you whipped that up fast!” Amazing the hubs 🙂 Thanks for the pretty pattern and great pictures.


I did it. It worked.


Fabulous rose 😃


Thank you so much! These are just perfect 🙂


Thank you for the very simple yet beautiful rose pattern great addition for my granddaughter`s wearables


I really enjoyed following your pattern. It was very easy to follow, even though I am beginning crocher. Would also like to see a pattern for booties. Keep up the good work.

Ines W.
Beautiful flower. I hope with this clear instructions I will be able to make the flower.
Thank you.

Wow that was so easy thank you

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