How to Knit a Flower
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!
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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)
Appropriate Sized Circular Knitting Needle, any length (Shown in video: Knitter’s Pride Zing and Marblz)
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.
Don’t forget to follow and tag @vickiehowell on Instagram and Facebook, with photos of your knit flowers!
Want to make other yarn embellishments? Try crocheting decorative buttons. See the tutorial here!
Hi Vickie – have to say again how much I enjoyed your talk at the Thirty-One conference – a real treat since I’ve followed you since your Knitty Gritty days! I love these knitted flowers – for your three weeks after vacation, how about knitting a funky bag to put the awesome flower on???? Thanks for your inspirations!!!!
Thank you, Annette!
Hi, Vickie. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy all of your work. I love the flower. I want to try different weights and colors. You are so talented! Thank you.
Thank you so much for the kind words!
enjoyed the flower fun today I have made one already. two granddaughters 3 and 4
I guess a flower banner on their bedpost would be fun. I happen to have leftover big skein of Baby blanket and they will be big ones as size 13 needles. I am using the pink orange sherbertish color. also I agree we should do a funky hobo type purse to put the flower on. for the next video in 3 weeks.
They’ll be super-fun in Blanket!
Hi Vickie. These would make lovely adornments to a laptop bag or back pack. I’ve included your tutorial in our back to school crafts roundup. https://craftylikegranny.com/back-to-school-crafts/ Cheers Jodie 🙂
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