Build-a-Block Series: Knitted Stitch Block #4 Delicate Rosettes

I hope you’re all enjoying this series and coming up with some fabulous ideas for your Stitch Block Afghans.

Today’s Block, Delicate Rosettes, is a playful pattern that is created by working a series of Rosettes that use Centered Double Decreases, and bobbles on a Stockinette ground. If you’re not familiar with either of these two techniques, cast on and start practicing and you’ll soon see how simple they are.


Block #4 Delicate Rosettes by Lisa Carnahan

Finished Measurement

12-inch square

Skill Level



  • Worsted weight yarn
  • Size 9 (5.25mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge


20 sts = 4 inches/10cm in St st

Special Abbreviations

Centered Double Decrease: (CDD): Slip next 2 sts as if to k2tog, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over knit st to dec 2 sts.

Make 5 stitch Bobble (M5B): (K1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in next st, turn, p5, turn, k3, k2tog, pass 3 sts, one at a time over k2tog. Note: To make bobble more pronounced, bring yarn to front, pull the bobble forward, wrap yarn tightly once around base of bobble and take yarn to back.


Cast on 52 sts. Knit 6 rows.

Next row: Knit, inc 1 st across row—53 sts.

Work pattern as follows:

Rows 1, 3, 11 and 13 (RS): Knit.

Row 2 and all even-number rows: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 5: K4, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5; rep from * to last 9 sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 7: K4, *k1, yo, CDD, yo, k6; rep from * to last 9 sts, k1, yo, CDD, yo, k5.

Row 9: K4, *k2, M5B, k7; rep from * to last 9 sts, k2, M5B, k6.

Row 15: K4, *k5, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.

Row 17: K4, *k6, yo, CDD, yo, k1; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.

Row 19: K4, *k7, M5B, k2; rep from * to last 9 sts, k9.

Row 20: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.

Rep Rows 1–20 until piece measures 11 inches, ending by working a RS row.

Next row: Knit, dec 1 st across row—52 sts.

Knit 6 rows.

Bind off all sts loosely. ❖

Delicate Rosettes Chart


2 Responses to Build-a-Block Series: Knitted Stitch Block #4 Delicate Rosettes

  1. Elize says:

    I am sooooooo enjoying these blocks! I started on a blanket and couldn’t wait for #4! Thank you so so much!

  2. DebbieW says:

    Great block, if you knit this in pink it would look like the ribbon for breast cancer awareness.

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