How to make rosettes with yarn?

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I love crochet flowers. But I can not crochet. So, I came up with how to make rosettes with yarn in an easy way. These yarn rosettes resemble crochet flowers. To make yarn rosettes you only need yarn or embroidery floss. The thicker your yarn is the bigger flower you get from a small braid. These are very easy to make and are great for a variety of projects.

How to make rosettes?

make yarn rosettes
Here’s a tutorial to help you learn how to make rosettes with yarn.


  • Make a braid with the yarn (or embroidery thread). And roll it into a rosette. You will need to glue at the beginning and the end. You may need glue as you roll if you are making big rosettes. Mine are small for little cute projects.
  • You can make any form of braid. I made a 3 strings braid in the picture below.
  • Once done, dab some glue and place a piece of felt at the bottom of the rosette. This will secure the rosette in place.
  • Leave it to dry and your done.

Make yarn rosettes

embroidery thread flowers
 Here’s how the rosettes look. The purple one is made with thread. And the pink with yarn.
yarn flowers tutorial
You can also make a twisted thread rosette. Tie the threads at the beginning point. I used 6 threads per side to make thicker braids. Now twist the two together, and tie at the other end.

make yarn flowers

Roll the twisted braid into a rosette, and use glue and felt to finish.

craft flowers tutorial

Easy as a pie! You will have tons of pretty rosettes like these in an hour. Have fun, mix and match different colors and make yarn rosettes.

make yarn rosettes

You can use these to decorate many things. Like a lamp, jewelry box, vase, wreath or wall art.

Yarn rosette jewelry

I made a Yarn rosettes DIY necklace that can also be worn as a bracelet or brooch.
Perfect for spring and summer parties.
make a rosettes necklace with yarn
Jazz up your old jewelry with a girlish touch. Just like these rosette earrings.
yarn rosettes earrings
or add a flower to a beaded bracelet.
 How about a bunch of flowers on the strings? Make cute necklace.
yarn flower necklace
yarn rosettes jewelry
I also used these flowers to decorate tin organizers.

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Check out tutorials in the category FLOWERS.

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  1. Hootnz says:

    What a great idea, thankyou! another flower to make 🙂

  2. Sweet Floweret says:

    Really cute. would love if you'd link them up to my 20 minute tuesday party going on now!

    Tina 😉

  3. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    Very pretty Hani!! Have you been by the blog lately? If not… maybe you should venture over and check out Monday's post!

  4. Elise Engh says:

    Nice, these look really easy too!

  5. BellaVida says:

    Very cute. I'm book marking this to do as a summer time craft activity.

  6. BellaVida says:

    Very cute. I'm book marking this to do as a summer time craft activity.

  7. Fabric Bows and More says:

    Cute! Please stop by and join our link party:

  8. Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum says:

    These are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing such a clear tutorial! Awesome!

  9. Rita says:

    Thanks for sharing such an amazing and useful tutorial… !!! All the flowers and the colors of yarn is looking fabulous.

  10. Ashley says:

    so awesome. you can seriously do so much with them…love itxoxo ash

  11. Real good stuff Hani. Love to see all the work done by you. Keep doing this kind of job.

  12. CREATIVE MIND says:

    How cute & smart rosettes 🙂
    thanks a lot for the idea & nice tutorial..keep rocking!!!

  13. LDH says:

    So cute! I love to crochet too : )

    Fun stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

  14. I really like the simplicity of these roses!! Very cute

  15. Jerri says:

    These are really cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  16. southernscraps says:

    Cute! Love this version of rosettes.

  17. MiniBinoy says:

    thanx for the tute Hani!!.. will try it out soon!hugs, mini

  18. Ami w/AliLilly says:

    OH MY GOSH!! These look great!! I gotta go get some yarn! 🙂

  19. Melissa @ Love Affair With My Brother says:

    Love these! thanks for the tutorial, I pinned this 🙂

  20. Mindie Hilton says:

    I make these but I have always just done a single crochet stitch then rolled them. I love yours too. Thanks for linking to Bacon Time.

  21. Zuleika says:

    Wow very creative and pretty! 🙂

  22. Rosana Garcia Hess says:

    love these!!!! I´ll feature on my blog
    hope you don´t mind
    hugs from Brazil

  23. Rhinestone Beagle says:

    So cute! Thanks for linking up last week. Can't wait to see what you have for thursday's party!

  24. Divya N says:

    cute post..Icame herefrom craftgossip…if you are interested in fabric jewelry I have a giveaway running currently in my blog…please come

  25. Beverly @ says:

    Hani these rosettes are so sweet!! Thanks for linking up to Think Pink Sundays! I featued them today.

  26. Bobbie says:

    I love these! I just featured them on a vision to remembers check me out saturday highlights. You can find them

  27. Thendral says:

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  28. The Ellis' says:

    Now I know what to do with all my yarn leftovers! How cute! We would LOVE to have you link this up to our giveaway and party!

  29. PeaceLoveApplesauce says:

    These are so, so cute!!
    I'm visiting from TT&J.. Have a great week!!

  30. kasia says:

    Cute idea!

  31. The Tootsie Wootsie says:

    very pretty and Endless possiblilities!!!come and link it up at woot woot wednesdays!

  32. Lowri says:

    These look fantastic. I have made them with ribbon but these would be perfect for making smaller ones!Thanks for sharing :-)Lowri

  33. Mel the Crafty Scientist says:

    This is such a great idea – love it and going to have to make some! : )

  34. Emily says:

    Cute! I have more yarn than I know what to do with, this might help the stash!Emily

  35. Rachel @ Lines across my face says:

    These are amazing. I love how crocheted flowers look but I don't have a clue how to make them. These look wonderful. I would love it if you would stop by and link this up at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face. I hope to see you soon,Rachel.

  36. Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday says:

    Cute! I know what I'll be doing with my yarn scraps!

  37. Candace @ Candace Creations says:

    Very sweet! I love it! I hope you will link up to Scrappy Saturdays linky party

  38. Cassandra says:

    What a fantastic idea! I'll have to try this for my baby headbands. Even my 10 year old will have no hassles making these! Thanks for sharing :)Cass

  39. Michelle says:

    What a brilliant idea, these would look great on headbands, cards, scrapbooking anything. Thanks so much for sharing, have pinned and will definitely be using!

  40. Jahitjahitan says:

    Great ideas and love it! thanks

  41. Mixed Kreations says:

    Love your yarn rosettes. They are really cute. And they look really simple to make. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tutorial. I just featured them on my blog.

  42. Marie/Underground Crafter says:

    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

  43. Helle Sørensen says:

    What lovely rosettes – and so easy to make. Just shows that things don't have to be difficult to make to be beautiful.Thank you very much for sharing these.

  44. Elena says:

    I love these. They seem to be easy to make. I love handmade flower decorations.

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