As requested by Rachel, here is the pattern for the knitted flower brooch that I posted up a week or so ago. Happy knitting!
For the flowers pictured I used dk (worsted weight) yarn. I have successfully made them with other types of yarn but find that this type allows the flower to hold its shape better.
I used 4 mm (US 6) needles.
Abbreviations- k = knit p= purl
Cast on 50 stitches
row 1) k
row 2) k
row 3) k
row 4) p
Repeat rows 3 and 4 twice
row 9) k2, yo continue to last two stitches, k2 (73 stitches)
row 10) p
row 11) k
Repeat rows 10 and 11 twice
row 15) k
row 16) k
weave in ends.
To make up
1)Fold in half lengthways and stitch the two long sides together.
2)One end should naturally form a point, with the last few eyelets off centre. stitch the two sides of the end together.
3)Take top corner of point down to the bottom edge to form a triangle shape. Stitch it into place.
4) Fold the edge in to meet the start of the triangle, secure it in place with a stitch or two.
5)Gradually wrap the length around the centre to form a flower shape. You can make the flower petals as open as you want, just shape and stitch in place as you wrap.
6) Ensure that the petals are secured in place with a few extra stitches at the back.
7) Secure a pin on the back.
Decorate with beads and ribbon as desired.
It’s difficult to explain the making up process but, it will all fall into place when you do it!