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How to Knit a Daisy

What you will need...

Total time  1 Hour (as shown)

Size 9cm

4mm knitting needles (UK 8, US 6)

Double knitting yarn - Your Choice of Colours

Sewing up needle

Scissors

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Before You Start...

Abbreviations

K = Knit   St = Stitch   Sts = Stitches

Cast On - I use the thumb method

G-st = Garter stitch. Every row knit (no purl stitches)

Inc = Increase - by working into the front and the back of the same stitch, to make two stitches out of one.

K2tog = Knit two stitches together at the same time (thereby halving your stitches).

Dec = Decrease - by knitting two stitches together, making one stitch from two.

Sl2tog - Slip two stitches together from the left needle to the right

psso - pass slipped stitches over (over the knitted stitch)

TOP TIP

 Vary your number of petals and colour according to your own flower design.

You can use these for all sorts of things - hair or toy accessories, decorative sideboard pieces, or on purses or handbags. I've even popped mine over the side of my rearview mirror (ensure you don't obscure your view!)

How to Make it...

Made from a five knitted petals and a circular knitted centre, sewn together.

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Petals

Make 5 Minimum

Time 10 Minutes Each Piece

Size - Width 2.5cm, height 4.5cm

Needles 4mm

Yarn Colour of Your Choice

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Cast on 4 sts

G-St 2 rows

Next Row - Inc Kwise, K2, Inc Kwise (6 sts)

G-St 11 rows

*Next Row - K2tog, K to end**

Continue from * to ** until 3 sts remain

sl2tog, K1, psso

Flower Centre Piece

Make 1

Time 10 Minutes

Size - Width 2.5cm

Needles 4mm

Yarn Colour of Your Choice

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Cast on 4 sts

Next row K

Inc K-wise into every stitch (6sts)

G-st 5 rows

Next row K2tog to end (3 sts)

 Cast off

Piece it Altogether

Oversew cast on edges together at row ends, then sew centre piece to front of the flower. Fasten off loose ends.

Attach a straw, hairband, or finger-knitted stem to your flower according to your design.

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Make it Different!

Try different colour petals and centres to make a variety of flowers.

 You could choose to make two petal-patterns using stocking, and stitching them wrong sides together would make a thicker, more sturdy petal with a smoother finish.

You could use chunky wool to make a larger, thicker petals and centre pieces.

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Behind the Scenes!

These patterns are all made up as I go along, learning from mistakes along the way. Every time I create a new pattern, I record it in the Updates part of this site (effectively my blog…)  There is a story behind each creation, and this can help give you some more ideas and inspiration.

All done?

Feel free to share your successes or any other tips or suggestions by emailing me. If it's all gone swimmingly and you're ready for you next challenge, have a look at what to try next!

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