26 April 2009



Use a knitting nancy and DK/8ply wool.

1. Leaving a long yarn for sewing up, knit a tube aprox 60cms long in a colour of your choice for the petals. Change to green yarn and knit a further 6cms.
2. Using a contrasting colour of yarn for the centre of the flower, knit a tube aprox 20 cm long, leaving a long piece of yarn at the start for sewing up.
3. Darn loose yarns away on the petal / stem piece except the yarn at the petal end. To make the flower and stem shape, staring after the green stem make two figure of "8" shapes one on top of the other. This forms four petals and the stem.
4. Using the end yarn, sew the centre together, bring the needle through all the layers, back and forward, several times.
5. With the tip of the iron, press the centre to flatten, making it less bulky.
6. Make a flat coil with the flower centre tube piece and stitch together with the end yarns.
7. Attach flower center to the front, leaf (see pattern below) to the reverse and then the brooch back.


k : knit
p : purl
inc : increase (k into front and back of stitch)
sl : slip
psso : pass slip stitch over
tog : together
st : stitch

NB: stitch count for the increase rows is based on the bars produced by the kfb increase, rather than the number of stitches on the needles.
Using size UK 3.25 / US 3 needles and DK/8ply wool.
Cast on 3 sts.
If a stalk is required, i-cord four rows, then slide work to end of needle and continue to work flat.
ROW 1 : k.
ROW 2 : p.
ROW 3 : inc1, inc1, k1 (5 sts). (recommended inc - kfb)
ROW 4 : sl1 purlwise, p to end of row.
ROW 5 : sl1 knitwise, inc1, inc1, k2 (7 sts).
ROW 6 : sl1 p'wise, purl to end of row.
ROW 7 : sl1 k'wise, k1, inc1, inc1, k3 (9 sts).
ROW 8 : sl1 p'wise, p to end of row.
ROW 9 : sl1 k'wise, k2, inc1, inc1, k4 (11 sts).
ROW 10 : sl1 p'wise, p to end of row.
ROW 11 : sl1 k'wise, k3, inc1, inc1, k5 (13 sts).
ROW 12 : sl1 p'wise p to end of row.
ROW 13 : sl1 k'wise, k4, inc1, inc1, k6 (15 sts).
ROW 14 : sl1 p'wise, p to end of row.
ROW 15 : sl1 k'wise, k5, p1, k1, p1, k6.
ROW 16 : sl1 p'wise, p to end of row.
ROW 17 : sl1 k'wise, k1, psso, k4, p1, k1, p1, k4, k2tog (13 sts).
ROW 18 : sl1 p'wise, p to end of row.
ROW 19 : sl1 k'wise, k1, psso, k3, p1, k1, p1, k3, k2tog (11 sts).
ROW 20 : sl1 p'wise, p to end of row.
ROW 21 : sl1 k'wise, k1, psso, k2, p1, k1, p1, k2, k2tog (9 sts).
ROW 22 : sl1 p'wise p to end of row.
ROW 23 : sl1 k'wise, k1, psso, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, k2tog (7 sts).
ROW 24 : sl1 p'wise p to end of row.
ROW 25 : sl1, k'wise, k1, psso, p1, k1, p1, k2tog (5 sts).
ROW 26 : sl1 p'wise p to end of row.
ROW 27 : sl1 k'wise, k1, psso, k1, k2tog (3 sts).
ROW 28 : sl1 p'wise, p to end of row.
ROW 29 : sl1 k'wise, k1, psso, slip st on right needle back onto left needle and then pass last st of the row over this one.
Fasten off.
copyright Alison Hogg 2009


  1. Anonymous3/5/09 00:34

    Thank you

  2. I love your blog - your photos are fab. Thanks for sharing with the flower corsage. I've just designed a crocheted one, but need to write the pattern up now - it always taks me ages. I used to love my knitting nancy as a child. My dad would often make me one with a wooden cotton bobbin and 4 nails (the ones that no head). But they weren't as easy to use as the real thing. Thanks again, Lynne

  3. hi lynne, Ive just discovered who you are....the lady from etsy..cakesknitscozies
    Thanks again for putting me in your treasury. I have noticed your shop on etsy as I sometimes have a look at the "opposition" to see how they are getting on. Thanks for your comments about the photos and the knitted brooch.....Ill have a wee read at your blog when I get a minute, ali

  4. Anonymous9/9/11 19:24

    I'm sorry to hear about AllFreeKnitting.com. I guess there's no free lunch anywhere! I like your Crazy Daisy Brooch, and I'm glad I found you! Hang in there!

  5. Thank you for the leaf pattern - been looking all over for one!!

  6. Thanks for the notes !

  7. Anonymous8/8/13 19:22

    do you have this pattern in crochet

  8. Anonymous8/8/13 19:30

    can this be in crochet

  9. you could do a length of chain instead of knitting I-cord for the daisy, ali


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