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A Knitted Flower (with pattern) November 25, 2010

Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Free Pattern, Knitting.
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I joined a swap on brooch swap on ravelry and has been trying my hands on making a knitted flower. This is my first knitted pattern! 😀

DK weight yarn
3.5mm needles (straight or circular, doesn’t matter)
Sewing needle
Sewing thread (matching colour as yarn)
Beads, pearls, buttons or sequins of your preference

Optional (if you’re making it into  a brooch):
small piece of felt
Safety pin or brooch pin

CO – Cast on
k – knit
p – purl
sl1k – slip 1 knit wise
sl1p – slip 1 purl wise
k2tog – knit 2 stitches together
p2tog – purl 2 stitches together
YO – Yarn Over
BO – Bind off


Petal (make 6)
CO 8
Row 1: sl1k, k7
Row 2: sl1p, p7
Row 3: sl1k, *K1, YO* (repeat from * to * till end of row) (14 stitches)
Row 4: sl1p, P to end
Row 5: sl1k, K to end
Repeat rows 4 and 5 till the work is around 1.75 inches.

Start to reduce on a knit row as follows:
Reduce Row 1: sl1k, k2tog, k to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
Reduce Row 2: sl1p, p2tog, p to last 3 stitches, p2tog, p1
Repeat Reduce Row 1 & 2 till you have 3 stitches left on a knit row. BO all 3 stitches, weave in ends.

Thread your sewing needle with thread. Hold the base of the petal and sew it tight for each petal so as to create the “crease” so the petals will curl. Sew all 6 petals together.

Sew on your beads, pearls, sequins or a button to the centre of the flower.

For Brooch
To make a brooch, you may sew the flower onto a small round piece of felt that fits the underside of the knitted flower and sew on a safety pin or brooch pin onto the felt. You can also sew or hotglue this onto a hairband. 😀

With DK weight yarn (I used Sirdar Wash ‘n’ Wear double crepe DK),  my flower came to about 4 inches or so. If you are using a thicker yarn and larger needles, you can CO less stitches. I tried with Caron Simply Soft yarn and CO only 6 stitches. It works too. 😀 I find it easier to sew with sewing needle and thread rather than tapestry needle and yarn for assembly. It’s really up to your own preference. But with sewing needle and thread, you will have to make sure that the stithces sewn are very tight otherwise the petals will come loose.

I suggest using yarn that has a bit of sheen, especially if you are putting pearls in the middle. It make the flower a lot prettier!

Hope you enjoy this pattern! have fun making flowers! I did! 😀 😛


1. FA - November 25, 2010


misscraftyfingers - November 26, 2010

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2. KS - December 30, 2010

Is the base of the flower (the part I’m sewing) the longer flat part or the short pointy part?
I’ve only knitted one petal so far, so it will probably be more apparent once I’ve completed all six. Thanks for the pretty pattern.

misscraftyfingers - December 31, 2010

it’s the part you cast on, the broader part. The pointy part is the tip of the petal.

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4. jane bost - December 31, 2010

What size is 3.5mm needle used in U.S. size?

misscraftyfingers - January 1, 2011

Hi Jane! According to the chart I see on ravelry, 3.5mm needles are US Size 4 needles. 🙂 hope that helps!

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7. MyraKay - February 26, 2011

If knit this twice the size of the pattern (both in number of stitches and size) in wool yarn and felted it, would that work?

misscraftyfingers - February 26, 2011

Hi, honestly, I have no idea because i’ve never felted anything before. you can try it though.

8. Kathryn - March 12, 2011

Beautiful pattern! I’m making one in hot pink wool. When I sew the petals together, do I sew into the cast on stitches, the holes created by the YOs, or both? I can’t see the YO holes on your flower. Thanks in advance for your answer.

misscraftyfingers - March 14, 2011

hi! thank you! i sew through the holes and make sure the stitches are really tight. that’s why you don’t see the YO holes. if you check out the ravelry projects by some other crafters, you can see that they have assembled the flowers differently. To each of its own! 🙂

9. jo conington - March 21, 2011

I don’t know what ‘YO’ means – it’s not on your list of abbreviations – are you increasing the no stitches? if so – how many should there be before you ‘reduce’ ?

misscraftyfingers - March 27, 2011

Hi, YO means yarn over. It is increasing. I have to reknit the petal again to answer your question. will do in a little bit!

misscraftyfingers - March 30, 2011

There should be 14 stitches after the yarn overs. from there, you work in stockinette till the length of petal you want, then decrease. Hope that helps.

10. Rene - June 26, 2011

I would like the pattern for the headbands with flowers.

11. Carolyn Trammell - June 26, 2011

I love the patterns of these flowers on this site. I wish I had them when I finished the baby sweater I made for my 19th great grandchild. It was a sweater where the pattern didn’t have closures. They spoke of ribbion. I did the ribbon and it didn’t look right with sewing on the ribbon, I needed something to go over it to cover up the end that was sewen on the sweater. I looked all over the web for patterns on flowers. I didn’t find what I wanted. So I had a nap and dreamed about making flower or bows. I woke up and sent in and strated back at it. I did finnally make a bow and it was to small so I took the two bows and put one ontop of the other and it looked like a flowr and it fit over the place. It looks good. I still wished I had these flowers I had seen. Good work on here. I love this site. Keep up the good work on here. I will be back.

12. Carol - September 3, 2011

Can’t get pattern to print. Love the look of it. Thanks!

misscraftyfingers - September 22, 2011

you’re welcome! 🙂

liz - January 7, 2012

If you have the patter on your monitor press the CTRL key & press the letter P (for print) Just a thought good luck. I love this flower too.

13. bluecottonmemory - September 21, 2011

Do I assemble the petals and then put on the hat or do I assemble them one petal at a time on the hat? (BTW – Love them!)

misscraftyfingers - September 22, 2011

I’ve never put it in a hat before … but I think you should assemble the petals first before putting them on a hat. 🙂

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Recently I saw someone wearing a red felted pointesetta on a black
V necked blouse. Yes, I thought. I have only found one other pointestta pattern and I think I can make this pattern into a pointsetta after felting. Maybe cut the tips to shape………..
Thanks! M.

16. Betty Ann Balchiunas - January 11, 2012

Thank you so much. I have been looking for this type flower
for some time and will make headbands for triplet girls.

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Miss Ohara - April 7, 2012

3, 5, 7 is perfection in Nature – good decison!

18. Miss Ohara - April 7, 2012

Love it – going to try it – more grain than felting!

19. Michelle - June 18, 2012

I saw your flower and pattern browsing the net and loved it. I just finish making the sixth petal but having a difficult time putting it together. It tends to curl on the wrong side. Is the stockinette side the RS.

20. jc - September 1, 2012

On the second part it says

Start to reduce on a knit row as follows: Reduce Row 1. I don’t get this part ( I’m only 11) please help

21. jc - September 2, 2012

Never mind got it

22. jc - September 2, 2012

Hey I finished and it turned out perfect instead of making a 6 petals flower with a small needle I used a 13 size needle they turned out bigger so it became a 4 petals flower with 4 white petals in middle. Love this

23. Caz - September 19, 2012

Thank you for the pattern. I have been knitting cushions and sewing this flower onto them just to make them look a bit different. On one cushion I layered the petals and I add a button in the middle.

24. BagelWoman - September 19, 2012

Reblogged this on Bagels 'n' Bits and commented:
Ooh! I love this one. The beads make it very shiny, for sure. I’m just going to have to borrow the pattern for a bit, though I may have to scale it down to work with the thick yarn I’ve got.

25. Arlene Silver - December 9, 2012

what does sl wise mean. I never heard of this.
thank you for your help. I would like to use this flower to finish off a baby hat.

misscraftyfingers - December 12, 2012

It means to slip the stitch off the needle without knitting/purling it.
you can check out how it’s done with this video:

Margrus Kail - January 14, 2013

love the look of this flower! What is DK yarn

misscraftyfingers - January 20, 2013

DK means double knitting. you can substitute it with sport, it’s pretty similar, although I think sport is slightly lighter than DK.

26. Kaykay - January 14, 2013

I just made this flower using 5 petals and a white yarn with a bit of a sparkle. Sewing it on a navy blue chemo hat with a rolled brim. It is the perfect look! Thank you for posting this.

misscraftyfingers - January 20, 2013

thank you! glad it worked for you! 🙂

27. v - April 1, 2013

How can I get your pattern withhout having to print many pages of comments before I get the pattern? Seems like a waste of paper!

misscraftyfingers - April 1, 2013

The pattern is right above the comments. You can simply copy and paste it onto a word document and just print the pattern only. or just print page 1 (and/or 2) from the browser! google is your best friend!

28. Rosanna - May 3, 2013

Question or thought? At the end, if you bound off just two stitches, and left one, could you cast on additional sts to start the new petal, and therefore they would be one piece and avoid sewing? Would that be possible? Since I haven’t tried the pattern yet, I’m not sure if I’m totally off here? Can’t wait to try it and see!

misscraftyfingers - May 3, 2013

I guess you can try your own modifications and see if it works! 🙂

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30. Valerie - March 5, 2014

Love the flower. Just 1 comment– if you start with 14 stitches and reduce by 2 each row, how can you end up with 3 stitches on that knit row? I have 4.

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Beautiful flower

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34. dianelouw - October 12, 2014

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35. Suzanne - January 29, 2015

Why can’t I print this pattern?

misscraftyfingers - February 26, 2015

I’m not sure! please check your browser/printer settings. You can also copy and paste it out into a word document to print.

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37. Violet Warrior - April 30, 2015

I’m going to make these flowers to add to another craft project. They are beautiful.

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39. Doreen - July 4, 2016

I’ve just knitted this in red with white centre
I’m very pleased with it

40. Eieen Meads - July 7, 2016

Need to decorate hat for W.I. competition thought this would be good idea.i did a flower sample for our banner last year & was very pleased with it. These patterns look brill.

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