Inspired by nature: Simple Knitted Flower Brooch

I noticed yesterday that our first roses have opened. It's too wet to sit outside to enjoy them, but they must have been on my mind at this evening's knitting club. Some of the children are now able to purl and I wanted a quick project for them to start next week to practise their purls, and to introduce kfb increases. I came up with this flowery little brooch which I thought I'd share with you too. 

You will need:
  • Double knitting yarn*
  • 4mm knitting needles
  • A button
  • A brooch pin
  • Darning needle for sewing up (it must fit through the button hole when threaded)
  • Cast on 40 stitches
  • Work in stocking (stockinette) stitch for four rows, ending after a purl row
  • RS: (k1, kfb) to end
  • Work in stocking stitch for three rows, ending after a purl row
  • RS: Kfb all sts to end
  • Bind off loosely leaving a tail of at least 25 cm to sew up
  • Wind the knitted strip into a spiral shape, with the smallest edge on the inside and the large edge on the outside, and sew in place
  • Sew the button onto the front of the flower
  • Stitch the brooch pin in place on the back of the flower and weave in any loose ends
There you have it! A very simple knitted brooch. A few of the kids got a sneak preview and loved it - they can't wait to make a start next week - I am not sure how many of them will finish within the hour but a more experienced person may well be able to make it in about half an hour or so. Happy knitting!

*My scales went missing before I could accurately weight it, but a good estimate is around 6.5g of DK yarn. 

1 comment

  1. Wow that's so pretty, looks pretty easy too. Thanks for the pattern, it will make a nice change from crocheting flowers. That colour is beautiful too.


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