How to Knit a Flower
Where I live in Austin, Texas, it’s too hot to go outside much during the Summer. That doesn’t mean though, that I can’t bring a little nature inside! This week’s episode of Ask Me Monday focuses on how to knit a flower. These boho beauties make the perfect embellishment for a pillow or purse, or a stand-out accessory when turned into a brooch or headband. Planning ahead for gift-giving season? Using any weight yarn scraps from your stash, make a bunch of these to adorn your presents with!
Knit Flower Materials
Any weight yarn in Main Color and Contrast Color. (Shown in Malabrigo Rasta, color: Frank Ochre, Manos Del Uruguay Franca, in color: Blush, and Knit Collage Wildflower, in color: Ochre Rose)
How to Knit a Flower: Directions
Note: This flower is knit flat, one petal at a time.
With MC, CO 36 sts, leaving a long tail for seaming.
Rows 1-6: K 6 sts; turn, leaving the rest of the sts on hold.
Row 7: Ssk, k 2, k2tog; turn.
Rows 8-12: Knit.
Row 13: Ssk, k2tog, sl 2nd st over 1st st and let it drop of the needle. — 1 st.
Cut yarn and feed through loop to fasten off.
Rejoin yarn and repeat as for petal one.
Repeat as for PETALS ONE and TWO.
Using a Wool Needle, join petals in a circle, weave in yarn tail (see video for method) through all 6 petals and cinch. Sew remaining hole shut.
With CC and Wool Needle, embroider flower center as follows:
- Make a long stitch from one petal across to the opposite petal. Repeat around until a star formation is created.
- Weave over and under round the sts created in the last step. Continue in this manner until center looks finished. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Using sewing needle and thread, hand sew sequin to flower center.
Want to make other yarn embellishments? Try crocheting decorative buttons. See the tutorial here!