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DIY ROSETTE LAPEL PINS

DIY ROSETTE LAPEL PINS

I created these rosette a few months back in preparation for my wedding for all the suit-wearers in the bridal party. While I was planning, I tried to take out everything that might complicate day-of preparation (including boutonnieres) so that it was a little less stressful. If it could be done ahead of time, I was makin' it happen.

I love handmade touches in a wedding. These pins provided a cute, and crafty way to incorporate our wedding colors. The rosettes are super quick to make, and are great companions to a little relaxing TV time.

SUPPLIES

  • Colorful yarn for the rosettes
  • Green yarn or felt
  • Crochet hook (I used a C hook. Use a smaller hook for tighter design, or larger hook for bigger flowers)
  • Knitting needles (optional, size 3 or smaller)
  • Pin backs
  • Yarn needle

INSTRUCTIONS

I used this very simple crochet rosette pattern to create mini flowers. For the leaves, I free-style knitted these up using green yarn. Most simply, cast on five or six stitches on size five (or smaller) needles, and make a two rows of stockinette stitches. Then, start to decrease your stitches with each row until you end up with a pointed leaf. I made two per rosette. You could also opt to crochet them (start with five stitches and decrease with to a point) or cut out leaves in a felt fabric.

Stitch the leaves to the back of the rosette, and weave in the ends. As a final touch, I neatly sewed some pin backs on the rosettes to make them easy to clasp on to the lapel.

As you can tell, they turned out *way* cute. 

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