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 ‘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 ‘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.|