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Skill level: Easy

Size:  Varies with choice of yarn/needle size - rosette approx. 2.5” to 3.5” across


50 yds. worsted wt. novelty yarn (e.g., multicolor, hand-dyed, mohair-blend, metallic-blend):

 Black/burgundy/grey sample shown in Fiesta Yarns “La Boheme”

Gold sample shown in Tahki/Stacy Charles “No Smoking”

Blue/green sample shown in King Cole “Luxury Mohair”

Pair of size 10 (6 mm) needles (Note: smaller needle sizes can be used with thinner yarns to produce smaller pins.)

Assorted vintage buttons (3/4” to 1”)

Assorted faceted beads (1/4”)

Tapestry needle

Sewing needle and thread

Pin-back or safety pin

Gauge: Not critical for this project. Finished length of flat strip = approx. 5.5” at base

Pattern notes:

Piece begins at base of strip which is worked back and forth in rows with eyelet increases to form ruffle.

Finished piece is rolled and sewn into a rosette, then embellished with a variety of buttons and beads.

Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), knit (k), purl (p), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), stitch (st), yarnover (yo)



CO 16.

Row 1 (WS): K.

Row 2 (RS)(inc row): K2, *yo, k2, rep from * across (23)

Row 3: P.

Row 4 (inc row): K2, *yo, k1, yo, k2, rep from * across (37)

Row 5: P.

Row 6 (inc row): K2, *yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k2, rep from * across (65)

Row 7: P.

Bind off in knit.  Cut yarn, leaving 8” tail. Roll strip into rosette shape and use yarn tails to tack layers together.


With sewing thread and needle, sew on buttons and/or beads in center of rosette as desired (see photos for placement ideas).

Sew on pin-back or attach safety pin to back of rosette.


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