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Knitted Flower – Free Pattern

 

Materials needed: Worsted weight yarn in color of your choice, US size 4 knitting needles, yarn needle for weaving in ends, button for decoration, thread or fishing line to sew on button.  I use fishing line so it isn’t noticed.

Large Flower – 8 1/2″ across:

Cast on 12 stitches

Rows

1)        Slip 1 knitwise, K 11

2)        Slip 1 purlwise, P 11

3)        Slip 1 knitwise, kfb in every stitch till 1 stitch remains, K 1 = 22 stitches

4-18)  Beginning with  P row, Stockinette stitch 15 rows

19)      (K2tog) x 2, K to last four stitches, (K2tog) x 2 = 18 stitches

20)      P

Repeat rows 19 and 20 three more times = 6 stitches

27)      (K2tog) x 3 = 3 stitches

28)      P

29)      K3tog = 1 stitch

Cut yarn and pull through to fasten off

Repeat four more times for a total of five flower petals.

Small Flower – 7″ across:

Cast on 8 stitches

Rows

1)          K

2)        P

3)        K1, kfb in every stitch till 1 stitch remains, K1 = 14 stitches

4)        P

5-14)  Beginning with a K row, Stockinet stitch 10 rows

15)      (K2tog) x 2, K to last 4 stitches, (K2tog) x 2 = 10 stitches

16)      P

17)      K2tog, K to last two stitches, K2tog = 8

18)     P

Repeat rows 17 and 18 twice more = 4 stitches

23)    K2tog = 2 stitches

24)    P

25)    K2tog = 1 stitch

Cut yarn and pull trough to fasten off.

Repeat four more times for a total of five flower petals,

For Both flower sizes:

Weave in both cast on and fasten off ends on all petals.  Cut a piece of yarn (same color as petals) long enough to run through the cast on edge of each petal as follows:

Pull to gather all five petals and position them as you’d like them.

Pull tightly and tie yarn ends together to secure the petals.

Sew button of your choice to center for decoration.

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