Rosette bobby pin tutorial

OK, so here is my first tutorial.  My tutorials will be written under the assumption that you have some basic crocheting skills.  If you don’t yet know how to crochet, your best bet is to check out Youtube.  There are so many great videos on there to get you started.

To make a simple rosette bobby pin, you will need the following supplies

1. Small amount of yarn – sport weight or finer
2. Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
3. Darning needle
4. A good craft glue (E6000, FabriTac, Embellish-It)
5. A bobby pin with glue pad (can be purchased at craft stores or online)

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Chain 20 (I’m using sport weight yarn — if you are using finer yarn, you may want to chain 25)
Step 2: SC in second chain from hook.  Single crochet in each chain across. Fasten off leaving a 4″ tail.
Step 3: Starting from the edge without tails, roll the crochet to make a spiral rosette.

Step 4: Use a darning needle to weave the yarn tails through the rosette so that it is held in place.  Clip excess.

Step 5: Glue the rosette to the bobby pin.

Voila – you’re done and you have a very sweet hair accessory.

To change the texture a little bit, you can also do a reverse crochet back across the work before making the spiral.  This will give the rosette a nubby texture.  It will also sit a little higher off the bobby pin.  I like the texture of both of them.


I hope you enjoy making these little hair accessories.  If you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear them.


4 thoughts on “Rosette bobby pin tutorial

  1. This is great news, Andrea! Your site will be one of my favorites!

    Love the crocheted hair ornaments~

    Thank you for doing this! Can’t wait to see what you have coming in the future…

  2. must get bobby pins the next time i am at hobby lobby. thought i would make these for my sister, and I want some for myself. great site!

  3. Wonderful site. I cant wait to make some for my nieces. My sisters and me are crafters also. I can totally relate to your comment “I can make that” and running to the nearest craft department. : ) Donna

  4. Thanks everyone for the comments. If you do make some of the bobby pins send me a picture so that I can post it. I’d love to see how they turn out.

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