Pattern – Small Rosette

October 25, 2010 by Jenn

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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138 thoughts on “Pattern – Small Rosette

  1. Laura Bury says:

    Awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Michele says: I love your work I will be doing a rose for my new granddaughter hat.

  4. Di says:

    Georgeous! Even i could follow the pattern! I used a scrappy length of white cotton and the result is fabulous, thank you so easy instructions.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love this flower and the instructions were easy to follow…even for a beginner. Thanks!

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  7. lisa says:

    ho usato la tua rosa per in capellino della mia nipotina, grazie Lisa

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  9. Debbie Wagner says:

    I love this pattern. My flowers turned out great and I can’t wait to experiment with extra petals and such. Thank you!! Looking forward to more flowers!

  10. Recently, I joined a club that crocheted beanies for preemie babies. I wanted a flower that was easy and quick. For preemie hat, I chained 14 instead of 27. Flower was small and perfect for preemie hat. Thanks you!!!

  11. okcass says:

    I am making the crocheted quilt square lap quilt and this rose is perfect at the joining of the squares. Thanks so much!

  12. Felomena Barcellos says:

    Please please please, we would love the pattern

  13. mary taylor says:

    am so excited – having a baby granddaughter after 6 grandsons and making these, pink at last!

  14. peace says:

    thank u so much for the pattern. I searched and searched until i found it

  15. Sandra Jones says:

    this is a beautiful colour flower. Thank you.

  16. Barb C says:

    very nice, seems fairly easy I’ll have to give it a try. Thank u for sharing.

  17. Siobhan says:

    Thank you Jenn! 😊 I’ve been looking for ages for a small rosette pattern. All the ones I tried up to now have made enormous roses.

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  19. Anonymous says:

    Love your little rosette pattern. Thank you

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  21. Dedra says:

    Thank you so much for this pattern. I have been searching for 2 days for a small rosette pattern for a project. This is very easy and instructions were great for a beginner. I am making a quilt with 5″ quilted squares. I then blanket stitched around the squares and single crocheted around the squares, then double crocheted around again. I will be attaching the squares with a running stitch. Then I will be scalloping around the entire quilt. The rosettes will be placed in each corner of the squares where they meet. Can’t wait until I can finish it now. The rosettes were the last step that I hadn’t figured out. I am making two, one for my mother and one for my mother-in-law for Christmas.