Knitted Snowdrop Inspired Flower Tutorial

I have been thinking about knitting flowers for quite a while, so yesterday I decided it was time to start. I love Snowdrops and they were the inspiration for this flower. I am so happy to share this pattern with all of you today. Often when I look at animals, plants and birds, I study their shape and see them as a pattern with stitches, rows, increases and decreases and then I cannot wait to create a pattern and bring a new little knitted treasure into reality:)
Enjoy this tutorial dear friends…

Materials:
2 double pointed needles
Circular needles
merino yarn, green and beige
green fleece or roving
felting needle
Pattern:

Flower Blossom: (The flower is knitted with the magic loop technique)
Cast on 12 stitches and join in the round.
Knit 1 round.
Round 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch, now you have 24 stitches.
Round 3 to 10: Knit
Round 11: Knit 4 stitches, turn work, purl 4 stitches turn work, knit 4 stitches, turn,purl 2 together, purl 2 together, turn work, knit 2 tog.
You have completed one petal, cast off this 1 stitch and break yarn. Now attach your yarn to the stitches still on your circular needle and repeat the above process another 5 times for the other 5 petals:)

Stem:

You will be knitting the stem as an I-Cord
With double pointed needles, cast on 5 stitches.
Knit the I-Cord until it is 7 inches long.
Now just knit straight for 1 inche in plain and purl stitch alternating the rows. (Your leaf)
Cast off 1 stitch on each side of the plain (garter) row.
Purl 1 row
Cast off 1 stitch on each side and continue doing this on each row until you have 1 stitch, bind off.

Sew in all your ends and sew up the opening of the flower at its base.
At the opening of the leaf pick up 3 stitches with your double pointed needle and knit a short I-Cord just over an inch long.
Cast off.
With your green roving and felting needle, add little green spots to your flower blossom.
Fill your stem with white roving to make it firm.
Fill your short I-Cord too.
Now your stem and flower are finished, the ends have all been sewn in and the green spots have been applied.
Sew your blossom onto the stem. Once you have done this you can needlefelt with green roving around the base of the flower.
And there is your finished Snowdrop inspired blossom… enjoy!
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone….
Warmly
Linda

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.

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Creative Friday

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Creative Friday!

I am really enjoying this space on a Friday where everyone can come over and ‘share the love’ and link their blog to a tutorial, recipe or crafty process they have created. It can be new or old and can be anything you would like to share, knitting, sewing, craft, art, recipes anything creative is most welcome:)

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a button on the side of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.com/

Have a wonderful weekend,
Warmly
Linda

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11 Responses to Creative Friday

  1. Wabi Sabi Wanderings May 14, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    What a wonderful concept, Linda. It’s my Friday e-highlight, zipping (ha! says the mama on dial-up) around this collection of crafty blogs.

    Thank you!

  2. CHILDHOOD MAGIC May 14, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    wonderful Linda, thank you!

  3. FuNkY MoMmY May 14, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    Great Idea! I left a recipe for homemade ketchup! enjoy!!!

  4. Dana Biddle May 14, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

    There are 2 tutorials this week 🙂

  5. BirchLeaf Designs - Wendy and Mojo May 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    What an engaging and creative way to get folks involved!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/birchleafdesigns

  6. BirchLeaf Designs - Wendy and Mojo May 15, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

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  7. Lala's Pequenos May 15, 2010 at 1:56 pm #

    Wonderful! I love reading blogs. This is a great idea!

  8. The Sitting Tree May 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    I love the mealtime candle. After dinner every night, we shut off all the electrical lights, and luminate the living room with candles. We play music or tell stories and jokes until bedtime.

  9. The Sitting Tree May 15, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    I love the mealtime candle! After dinner every night, we shut off all the electric lights and illuminate the living room with candles. The boys call it “candle night”. We play music, tell stories or perform shadow plays until bedtime. It’s become a loved tradition in our house!

  10. sarah in the woods May 16, 2010 at 7:52 pm #

    Beautiful picture!! What kind of wheel do you have?

  11. Linda May 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Dear Sarah,
    Thanks so much that was a roving of camel silk I was spinning. It is an Ashford double treadle spinningwheel.
    Warmly
    Linda

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