Many years ago, my grandmother taught me to make yarn roses that were woven on a circle of cardboard. I was very young at the time, 9 or 10, but remember sitting with her in her living room making them. She used to make them for sales for her woman's group. Anyhow, I have never been able to recall how they were made. I searched the internet but, not knowing what to call them, never came up with anything that resembled what she used to make.
Now I also collect old craft magazines and books. Recently while looking through one of them, I found the instructions to make the same roses that Grammy used to make. I was thrilled! My grandmother passed away in 1994 at 94 years old so finding those instructions brought back a flood of memories for me and made me very happy. And I want to share those instructions for this vintage craft. Just to let you know, this is a long post!
This is the magazine that I found the instructions in:
First step: Trace a 3-1/2 inch circle onto the plastic. This doesn't need to be exact. The magazine came with a template, but it isn't necessary. Draw lines across the center point of the circle such that it is divided into 8 equal pie pieces. Number them as shown in the picture. Also notice at the outer edge of the circle where the line meets, an indentation has been drawn to hold the yarn in place. Cut out the circle, including the indentations.
Next you want to anchor the spokes. Starting at yarn 1, just bring your needle over and under the spokes, ending back at 1. Pull firmly. It will then hold the spokes in place, as shown below.