Try out this knitted flower to accessorize your knits. It’s a great way to practice casting on, the knit stitch and casting off.
1. Cast on 31 stitches. I’ve used a double knit yarn.
2. Knit a row.
3. On the next row start off by knitting 3 stitches onto your right hand needle.
4. Now cast off your 2nd stitch by passing it over the last (3rd) stitch you have just knitted.
5. Knit another stitch onto your right hand needle and then pass your middle stitch over the one you have just knitted to cast it off. Continue in this manner until you have cast off a total of 5 stitches.
6. Knit another 2 stitches onto your right hand needle.
7. Cast your 2nd to last stitch off by lifting it over the last stitch you have just knitted. Repeat this 4 more times until you have cast off a further 5 stitches.
8. Knit a further 2 stitches onto your right hand needle and repeat step 7. Continue this process until you have reached the end of the row. You should have 6 stitches left on your right needle.
9. Cut your yarn to leave a tail of around 15 cm. Thread your yarn tail through the eye of a blunt ended yarn needle and pass through the middle of your 6 remaining stitch loops.
10. Gently pull your yarn to draw your stitches together – as you do this your knitting will be pulled into a circle flower shape. Fasten off and darn in your ends. Voila – your flower is formed. If you are after something to pop your flower on, you could always try out my mobile phone case tutorial.