Tuesday, February 2, 2010

15 Days of Flowers......Day 1

Ahhh....February, the month full of love and flowers.  This month, I've decided to create 15 days of flowers.

Everyday, (time permitting) I will post a tutorial on how to make different types of flowers....whether they be knitted, crocheted, and made out of various types of material...so we begin:

DAY 1: The Knitted Flower

Don't know how to knit?--no worries this is one of the best sites to learn from: Knitting Help , and of course there is always YouTube videos.

Materials:  (perfect for scrap yarn!)
Yarn in your color of choice
Size 2 knitting needles
Needle & Thread
Button or your choice for center of flower


The Pattern:

Cast on 49 stitches
ROW 1: Purl
ROW 2: K1, *YO, K1, S1, K2Tog, PSSO, K1, YO, K1; Repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat Rows 1 & 2, 2 more times ending in Row 2.

Row 7: Purl
Row 8: P2Tog to the last stitch, Purl (you should have 25 stitches)
Row 9: K2Tog to the last stitch, Knit (you should have 13 stitches on your needle)

Cut yarn, thread through all the stitches on the knitting needle, pull up really tight and knot and secure.


Attach your center:


Use it however you choose!  I chose to attach it to an alligator clip and then attached it to a headband:

and now admire your piece of work!  Here is the final piece on my daughter :)



Easy and fast and a great way to use up scraps of yarn :)


SkippyMom said...

So adorable. Your daughter is a cutie.

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