Crochet Rosette or Rose Bud {free crochet pattern}

A free pattern and photo tutorial to make a perfect crochet rose appliqué.
Crochet Rosette Tutorial and Free PatternThis crochet rosette, or rose bud, is super cute and super easy to crochet. Perfect flower to make if you’re just learning! It’s the perfect accessory to a headband, beanie or bag.
See the free pattern for this headband, here.
Crochet Rose Pattern - perfect to add to a headband!

Crochet Rose Pattern

For the yarn and hook size, I would use whichever hook is recommended for your yarn to start. If you want the flower to be bigger and looser, then use a larger hook than recommended, and a smaller hook for a tighter, smaller rose.
Note: You can really make a chain however long you like. This is just my suggestion. For the red flower, I chained 25 and for the purple flower I made a chain of 12. The longer the chain, the bigger the flower.
  • CH 25
  • In the 4th CH from hook, work 2 DC.
  • Work 2 DC in each SP all the way down. Leave a long tail for sewing together.
  • Roll rose into a spiral (see photos below)
  • Take a tapestry needle on the bottom of the rose facing you, sew through the middle of it several times to keep all of the layers together.
  • Fasten off and leave the tail for sewing onto your projects!
Crochet Rose Pattern and Tutorial - Step 1
Work 2 double crochets into each chain all the way down. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the flower together. It makes a round spiral, curling as you go.
Crochet Rose Pattern and Tutorial - Step 2

I like to go ahead and sew the short tail into the strip and cut it off. This will now be the top side since it’s finished. Then, unwind the spiral and then roll it together from one end, rolling towards the other end.

Crochet Rose Pattern and Tutorial - Step 3

Thread your needle with the long tail and use it to sew the rose together. This will hold the rose together. Sew right through the middle of the rose.

Crochet Rose Pattern and Tutorial - Step 4
About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.

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