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Crochet Hairpin Rosette

Imagine pulling a hairpin out of your coifed hairdo and proceeding to crochet a rosette with it!…..Hi! I’m Dawn from Sew Ritzy~Titzy and while I won’t pull a hairpin out of my hair, I will show you a project that involves a hairpin, crochet hook and simple sc stitches that will become a darling rosette.

Let’s begin.

Pic 1: This is the hairpin frame. I actually snagged this one at the thrift store, but I know they are readily available in craft stores.
Pic 2: Make a slip knot with your yarn (I used weight 4 yarn and a G crochet hook.)
Pic 3: Slide the bottom off of the frame and place slip knot on left bar. Make sure the knot is centered. Wrap the yarn around the right hand bar and to the back. Slip bottom bar back in place. You can determine the width of your loops by the project you are doing. Mine is spaced about 3 inches.

Pic 4: (At first, it will seem very wonky to have hold the frame and make a sc. I hold the frame against my stomach to steady it. Whatever works for you.) Now take your crochet hook and slip it under the front edge of loop.
Pic 5: Yarnover and pull up loop.
Pic 6. Sc 1.

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Pic 7: Now take your crochet hook and turn it upside down. This seems so awkward at first, but this too will come! While holding the hook upside-down, take the frame and turn it 180 degrees. Pretend it is a book and your are turning the page. It is just like that! You should now have a ‘new loop’ wrapped around the right bar.
Pic 8: Slip your hook underneath the front of the loop. Yarnover and pull up loop.
Pic 9: Sc 1.
Repeat directions from pic 7-9 until you have desired no. of loops on bars.

Pic 10: You will need 24 loops on both sides of frame for this rosette.
Pic 11: Cut yarn and tie off end.
Pic 12: Cut a small amount of yarn and thread through tapestry needle. Slip off bottom bar and before slipping off the loops, thread the needle along the edge.

Pic 13: Continue to thread the edge until you reach the last loop.
Pic: 14: Carefully slide off loops.
Pic: 15: Gather thread and knot. You will see the rosette taking shape.

Pic 16: Join by tying ends together and weave ends into rosette. You can leave rosette just as it is or add a crocheted border. For a border –around outer edge, sc in each loop — keeping loops twisted! Make 2 chs between each sc. Join to form a ring.
Pic 17: By moving hairpin bars closer together, I crocheted a smaller rosette to sew to larger rosette. And a fun button to complete it!
Pic 18: A Hairpin Rosette

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