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Corsage Flower And Leaves Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Corsage Flower And Leaves Knitting Pattern

This corsage makes a wonderful Mother's Day gift. Also try it felted on a bag!

Materials:
Size 6 US (4.25 mm) needles
Light worsted/sport weight yarn in white, yellow, and green
pin
tapestry needle

Gauge:
Not vital - approx 20 sts = 4" in St st

Size:
Approx 4" wide x 4½" tall

Instructions
Flower
With white, CO 9 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
BO 8 sts.
Using Cable Cast On, CO 8 sts.
Knit 2 rows.
Rep last 3 steps until 10 petals are completed. BO, leaving a long tail.
Form circle twice so 5 petals are in the front and 5 in the back. Sew securely with tail.

Center
Make Bobble as follows using yellow.
CO 3 sts.
K1, (yo, k1) 4 times all in next st (one st left on left needle)
Turn, p7
Turn, k7
Turn, p2tog 4 times
Turn, sl 2, k2tog, pass 2 sl sts over, k1
P3tog
Fasten off.

Leaves (Make 2)
With green, make a slip knot.
Row 1: K into front, back and front of st - 3 sts
All Even Rows: Purl
Row 3: K into front and back of first st, k1, k into front and back of last st - 5 sts
Row 5: K1, k into front and back of first st, k1, k into front and back of next st, k1 - 7 sts
Row 7: K2, k into front and back of first st, k1, k into front and back of next st, k2 - 9 sts
Row 9: K3, k into front and back of first st, k1, k into front and back of next st, k3 - 11 sts
Row 11: K4, k into front and back of first st, k1, k into front and back of next st, k4 - 13 sts
Row 13: K5, k into front and back of first st, k1, k into front and back of next st, k5 - 15 sts
Row 15: K5, k2tog, k1, ssk, k5 - 13 sts
Row 17: K4, k2tog, k1, ssk, k4 - 11 sts
Row 19: K3, k2tog, k1, ssk, k3 - 9 sts
Row 21: K2, k2tog, k1, ssk, k2 - 7 sts
Row 23: K1, k2tog, k1, ssk, k1 - 5 sts
Row 25: K2tog, k1, ssk - 3 sts
Row 27: K3tog
Fasten off.

Finishing
Using tails from Bobble, pull them through center of flower to the WS and secure to back of flower.
Arrange leaves as desired and tack down.
Attach pin to back.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter