Now you've knitted, or crocheted, the ruffle and ribbons from the pattern given, I'm now going to show you how to create the central round section of your rosette, and how to put your rosette together, so that you end up with a rosette like the one in the picture above.
I'm using my knitted rosette in this tutorial. This tutorial is also to be used for your making the middle part, and assembling your crocheted rosette.
The things you will need to do everything in this tutorial are:
Thick card (like that from a cardboard box)
Thinner card (like that from a cereal box)
Small amount of fabric to cover your circle, about 14cm by 14cm (I used the fabric from a pair of baby trousers I found in a charity shop, which are jersey fabric)
Scissors to cut your fabric
Scissors to cut your card
Compass to draw circles on the card and fabric
Glue (I used crafting glue, PVA glue)
Needle and thread to sew your fabric
Needle to sew up the knitted or crocheted ruffle and ribbons
Pencil or pen
Safety pin or brooch back, so you can pin your rosette on to whatever you want to pin it to
Hole punch, or something that can create holes, so you can put your safety pin or brooch back through the thinner card easily
That's it! Now you can go straight on to assembling your rosette! Have fun!
Using the same yarn you knit or crocheted with, fold each ridge back, to half way across the section you are folding thr ridge on to, and sew down, creating a fold. (I've used different coloured yarn, just so you can see what I'm doing).
(This is actually the back view above, turn it over, and have the other side as the front, I think it looks more like a proper ruffle).
Now measure the diameter of the empty space, in the middle of your ruffle circle. You are doing this because I would like you to cut two little circles of cardboard, from your cardboard box. (The middle of my circle measures 5 cm, as you can see above).
I made two circles of card, purely to get a decent thickness, so that they lie level with the ruffle, creating a reasonably flat surface to attach the circles you'll make in a minute, that will sit on top of your ruffle circles.
Now you're going to make the bigger circle for the front of your rosette. Make the diameter of your circle 1.5 cm bigger than the circle sitting in the middle of your rosette, (the circles you just made).
Now you're going to measure for the fabric that is going to cover the larger circle of card. Make sure the diameter of the circle of fabric is 1.5 cm bigger than the larger circle of card, because you want to be able to fold the fabric round the sides and to the underside of the card circle.
(At this point, if you want to embroider a design, or letters, or whatever, onto this centre section of your rosette, now is the time to do it, before you stick your fabric onto your card circle).
Now you're ready to finish off your rosette.
The card I used for this back circle is different to the card I used for the other circles, it's thinner. You could use the card from a cereal box, or for something a little smarter, you could buy some nice white card, or any other colour of course.
You also need to create an attachment for your safety pin. Using a hole puncher, I punched two holes into the same card I used for the circle to go on the back of the rosette. I punched the holes a small distance apart, then cut an oval shape round them, as above. I then placed the back of the safety pin through the two holes, as above.