Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Free Knitting Pattern...Rosette Brooch!



If you want to jazz up a coat or blazer this season, here's a fast little pattern you can work up with some leftover scraps from your yarn basket.  I love putting these on kid's hats, but here is a way to incorporate them into your wardrobe too!

Note: 2 brooches are shown in the picture and pinned side by side.

Materials:

  • US 10.5 needles are used for the rosettes shown, but with this pattern it's really fun to experiment with different yarn weights and needle sizes.
  • Yarn scraps (a few yards is all you'll need)
  • Pin backing (I use safety pins so that I can remove them later and sew them to something else if I like. If you want a more permanent pin backing, you can find pin backings in the jewelry aisle of the craft store and stitch them on)
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends and sewing them together)


CO 5 sts.
Row 1: KFB each st (10 sts)
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: KFB each st (20 sts)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: KFB each st (40 sts)
BO and weave in ends. Coil to form a rosette. Stitch together to hold in place and attach pin backing to back of rosette.

Click here for a photo tutorial to learn how to "KFB" (knit into the front and back of a stitch)

(Green yarn is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Lemongrass, and red yarn is Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in Brick).


5 comments:

  1. Oh I love these roses! I hope I can get the same color of yarn from the store.

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    1. Thanks! Just got both skeins at the local craft store. :)

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  2. Thank you for blessing us with a gift of your beautiful patterns everyday.
    hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. I am with Mereknits...we are so blessed! Now, if I just knitted. :) Also, I LOVE your bodice. It makes everything look so splendid!

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  4. Thank you ladies, what thoughtful and lovely comments. Now my day is complete! I will have a smile all day long, so thank you!!! Hugs!

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