Wednesday, 3 December 2008

FREE knitted flower pattern

It's a Free one, no payment, sharing.....enjoy........

Easy flower pattern.

You can use any yarn, I used alpaca, on the white flower above and 100% wool on all the rest, but any yarn will do. Thicker yarn will give a larger flower, knitted on larger needles and thinner yarn knitted on smaller needles will give you a smaller flower.

I used metric 3.5mm (U.S. 4.....I think!)
the pattern below is for one petal of the flower.

You need 6 petals,

Cast on 3 stitches and knit one row.
Knit 1 stitch, then knit into the front, back and front of the next st. Knit the last st.
Should have 5 st.
Knit a row
Knit two st. knit into front, back and front of the next st. Knit two sts.
Should have 7 sts.
Knit a row
Knit three st. Knit into front, back and front of the next st. Knit three sts.
Should have 9 sts.
Knit 5 rows.
Knit one stitch, then ssk. (slip 2 stitches one at a time on to the right hand needle and knit these two stitches together) Knit 3 , Knit 2 together, Knit one st. You have 7 sts. left (or should have).
Knit 3 rows.
Knit 1, ssk, knit 1, k2 tog, k1. You now have 5 sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Knit 1, slip 2 sts together, knit 1 then pass the slipped sts over the last sts, knit last stitch.
You now have 3 sts.
Knit 1 row.
Slip 2 stitches together, knit 1 st. and past the 2 slip ones over.
Thread yarn through the remaining stitch and fasten off.

There you are easy and clear as mud. Well hope not and hope I have explained how to knit a petal. Now you just have to sew them together. Let your imagination run riot.
I used the flower to put on Tillys cardy and Kiann's hat, but if you put a safety pin at the back of the petal, they are great to spruce up your other winter woolies.

Best of all they don't take long to do.

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