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Knitted Flower

by Lindsay Law (follow)
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This is a very simple knitting pattern, which is perfect for an older child to try as their first knitting activity. It's quick to do and makes a sweet gift, either pinned to a hair band or turned into a brooch.



Knitted flower


Time: 30 minutes
Age: Over 10's
Level: Medium

Materials
4mm knitting needles
Ball of yarn
Large-eyed needle
Buttons
Ribbons
Brooch pin

Method
Cast on 50 stitches. If you don't know how to cast on, the see my Howto article here.



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Knit 6-10 rows of knit stitch, until the knitting is half as wide as you want the diameter of the flower to be.



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Knitting, yarn, wool, flowers

Do not cast off, instead leave a long tail of wool.



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Thread your large-eyed needle and then thread the needle through all the stitches on the knitting needle.



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Knitting, yarn


Pull gently on the thread to gather the flower.



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Knitting, yarn


Curl the strip of knitting around on itself, and then fix it in place with a few stitches at the back of the flower.



Knitted flower


Decorate with buttons or ribbons, if you'd like, and then affix to a hair band or t-shirt with a brooch pin.

Categories
#Knitting
#Over 10s
#Fine Motor Skills
#Wool
#Flowers
#Medium
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