How To: Knit a Decorative Flower

Knit a Decorative Flower

How to Knit a Decorative Flower

This beautiful flower can be used as decoration on a hat, scarf, headband or purse.  You name it.  There are many uses.  On the photo above, I added it to a hat.  I have also used it as a decoration on a napkin ring.  The flower is knit in three parts.  Check out the instructions below.  And see the closeup photo of the finished flower at the bottom of the page.

Tips

  • Don't worry if you make a mistake in counting.  It will still come out okay.

Step 1 Large or bottom tier

Cast on 98 stitches, #6 needles.

Row 1: K1, *bind off 3 sts, K1 rep from * to last st, K1
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, *bind off 2 sts, K2 to last 3 sts, K2tog., K1
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K1, *bind off 2 sts, K2, rep from * to last st, K1
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: Purl

Pull yarn through remaining stitches and sew sides. 

Step 2 Medium or middle tier

Cast on 68 sts, #6 needles.

Row 1: K1, * bind off 3sts, K2, rep from * to last st, K1
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, * bind off 2 sts, K2 to last 3 sts., cast off 2 sts, K1, Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K1, * K2tog, K1 rep from *to last 2 sts K2tog
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: K2tog across the row
Row 8: Purl

Pull yarn through remaining stitches and sew sides.

Step 3 Small or top tier

Cast on 56 sts, #6 needles.

Row 1: K1, * bind off 3 sts, k2 rep from *to last st, K1
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K1, * bind off 2 st, K2, rep from * to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K1, * K2tog, rep from * to end.

Pull yarn through remaining stitches and sew sides.

Finishing

Weave in ends.  Put sections in a pile with largest on bottom and smallest on top.  Pull yarn through center.  Sew a button in the middle or fill in with green yarn.

  • Optional: Crochet a few strands to look like stems or leaves to add more interest.
(1) Part 1, (2) Part 2, (3) Part 3

How to Knit a Decorative Flower

4 Comments

Love this flower!!!! Can not wait to make some

pattern for large flower says bind off 3, k1 but the video says bind off 3, k2....which way is the best?

Yay! I'm not making a flower but I have this stitch in a pattern I'm doing and I was so lost on how to do it. Thanks for the video

Cute flower and GREAT instructions! Very easy to follow. Can't wait to try it. Thanks

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