How to Make a Knitted Flower
For those that don’t know me, I am an avid knitter, and I like to sew and attempt many other crafts. For a while now I have been trying to find a knitted flower to use: to embellish my hats, to embellish headbands, or even to make into a brooch or pin. However, I haven’t found any that I liked and knitted up nicely. One of my favourite places to discover new patterns, recipes, and crafts is Pinterest! Be sure to follow Shair and Label Daddy on Pinterest!
I just recently discovered a new site called Head Huggers, and they have a cute flower that you can make. I love this one: Knit Flower Pattern. Using this as a guide, and after some trial and error, here is my version:
For this pattern you can cast on using Size 8 knitting needles (or you can use smaller or larger ones if you would like a smaller or larger flower). I used cotton worsted weight yarn for these, but using thinner or thicker yarn would again make a smaller or larger flower.
I tend to be a very tight knitter, but I found that during cast on, and the first 4 rows, it was best to do those in a looser tension. It made it easier, and quicker to accomplish
Cast on 47 Stitches
P1, *YO, P2 tog. Repeat from * to end – 3 rows
picture shows the 2nd row of this set
Purl 1 row
The rest of the rows, I try to do in my normal tension, as it is tighter, and you want the flower to start curling in on it’s own.
*K2tog. Repeat from * to last stitch, Knit 1
I chose to change to a second colour on this one, as I wanted the middle to be Navy Blue.
*P3 tog. Repeat from * to end
Cut yarn at least 12″ long and run thru stitches to fasten. I go around a 2nd time with my needle to make sure it is pulled really tight, and not going to come apart.
Sew short inside seam of flower together.
What I love about this pattern is, it is easy, rather quick, and can be made to suit your tastes. I have made them in variegated yarns, and this one that I did in 2 colors. You can add beads, or buttons to the middle to make if fancier or just leave it plain.
It takes very little yarn to make, and is a great stash buster project. I love finding little projects that I can use up small bits of yarn, as then I have a ball finished and I can add it to my Destash Challenge
points. Also every completed item gets 50 points, so I can make these up in about 15-30 minutes.
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