Rosette Stitch

This is a wonderful looking stitch. Each loop drops vertically from the stitch line, instead of lying on it. The way the loop is twisted gives it a knotted effect and a complicated look. Ideally, it follows a right to left direction.

You need to be aware of the twisted chain stitch to be able to do the rosette chain stitch. I will follow a curved and spiral stitch line to demonstrate this stitch.

Fig 1: Bring the needle out through a point A which lies on the stitch line. Put the needle in through B which lies on the left of A.Note that B lies on the stitch line too. Bring the needle out through C and loop the thread around the needle as shown. Fig 2: Pull out the needle to get the twisted chain. Now take in the needle through the right β€˜leg’ of the twisted chain as shown. Do not pluck the fabric underneath.
Fig 3: Once the thread is pulled out, we get a knotted lookign loop like this. Fig 4: For the next loop, put in the needle on the stitch line towards the left of the existing loop and wrap the thread around.
Fig 5: To give the knotted effect, take the needle in under the right β€˜leg’ of this newly made loop. Fig 6: Continue this procedure to finish the entire pattern. Observe how the chains or loops close in and open up at various curves.
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22 Responses

  1. Judy Johnson United States Mozilla Windows says:

    It is very generous of you to take the time to show this tutorial.
    Thank you,

  2. bella United States Google Chrome  MediaPad X1 7.0 Build/HuaweiMediaPad) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.109 Safari/537.36 says:

    Hey sarah,it was an amazing experience doing it but can i even do it in straight line? waiting for ur reply ( ^_^ )

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