A temporary respite from crochet flowers. Knitted flowers.
Each petal is knitted separately in either double knitting or 4-ply then sewn together. One layer or two look equally effectve and I have also embellished this one with a few pearlescent beads and a funky button.
Cast on 7 stitches
Rows 1 and 2 Knit
Row 3 K1, *Kf&b, K3,K1 (9 stitches)
Row 4 Knit
Row 5 K1, Kf&b, K5, K1 (11 stitches)
Rows 6-10 Knit
Row 11 [K2tog, K1] 3 times, K2tog
Rows 12-14 Knit
Row 15 K2 tog, **Sl1 kwise, ***K2tog psso, K2 (3 stitches left)
Row 16 **** Sl1 kwise, K1 psso (2 stitches)
Transfer stitch from right needle to left needle and cast off.
*Kf&b = Knit into the front and the back of the next stitch to increase.
** sl1 Kwise = Instead of knitting the next stitch, slip it from the left needle to the right needle.
*** K2tog psso= Knit the next 2 stitches together, then pass the slipped stitch (see ** above) over the last stitch knitted to decrease.
***Slip the first stitch from the right needle to the left needle. Knit the second stitch and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted stitch to decrease.
To finish off: Transfer the remaining stitch on the right hand needle to the left and pass the stitch on the left over the right (1 stitch remaining) cast off and secure.