Apr
12

Scrap Yarn Knit Flower

Knit Flower Pin by Vickie Howell

Scrap Yarn Knit Flower

This week on Ask Me Monday, we dive into our scrap yarn to make pretty little petals. These scrap yarn knit flowers make great pins for jackets, baubles for bags, and adornments for hair. Here’s how to make them!

 


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Scrap Yarn Knit Flower (Small)

MATERIALS

Scraps, Vickie Howell for Mad| Tosh TML Unicorn Tail, or equivalent Fingering Weight or Sock Yarn 

Size US 3 needles

Tapestry needle

Sequin or beads

Scraps of Felt

Sewing needle & thread OR Glue Gun

Optional: Pin back or hair clip

 

FINISHED SIZE

Approx. 3″

 

DIRECTIONS

CO 80 sts.

Rows 1-3: Knit.

Row 4: Purl.

Row 5: Knit.

Row 6: Purl.

Rows 7-12: Repeat Rows 5-6.

Row 13 (decrease & eyelet row): *[k2tog] twice, sl 2 sts created back to LH needle, k2tog; rep from * to end.

Row 14: Purl.

BO, leaving a long tail for seaming.

 

FINISHING

Using long tail and tapestry needle, weave yarn through eyelets and cinch. Seam short ends together to form a circle.

Weave in ends.

Embellish:

  • Hand-sew or glue a small circle of felt onto the center front of piece. 
  • Hand-sew or glue sequin or beads to felt.
  • Hand-sew or glue a circle of felt onto the center back of piece for stability.
  • OPTIONAL: Hand-sew or glue a pin back or hair clip to back felt piece.

Scrap Yarn Knit Flower by Vickie Howell

Scrap Yarn Knit Flower (Large)

MATERIALS

All of the MATERIALS for Small Knit Flower, PLUS

Scraps, Vickie Howell for Mad | Tosh HOME, or equivalent bulky yarn

Size US 13 needles

 

FINISHED SIZE

Approx 4 1/2″

 

DIRECTIONS

Make Large Petal Layer:

With Larger needles and bulky yarn, CO 30 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Rows 3-6: Repeat Rows 1-2, twice more.

Row 7: *K2tog, k1; repeat from * to end.

Row 8: Purl.

BO, leaving tail for seaming.

Make Small Petal Layer:

Work as for Small Knit Flower.

 

FINISHING

Large Petal Layer:

Using tapestry needle and tail, weave yarn in and out of BO edge and cinch. Seam short ends together to form circle.

Assemble knit flower:

Place Small Petal Layer on top of Large Petal Layer; hand-sew or glue into place.

Embellish:

  • Hand-sew or glue a small circle of felt onto the center front of piece. 
  • Hand-sew or glue sequin or beads to felt.
  • Hand-sew or glue a circle of felt onto the center back of piece for stability.
  • OPTIONAL: Hand-sew or glue a pin back or hair clip to back felt piece.

Knit Flower Embellishment by Vickie Howell

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