18 September 2017

freebie pattern

Just written up my pattern for a Ranunculus, I love the way these flowers don't care if they colour clash or not. I used double knit yarn but any weight of yarn could be used with the corresponding needle size. To knit a bigger flower just cast on more stitches. Although I have called it a Ranunculus, it could be a rolled rose or anything else you want it to be. Hoping someone can make use of the pattern.



RANUNCULUS

THIS PATTERN IS COPYRIGHT PROTECTED ONLY FOR PERSONAL OF CHARITABLE USE  

ITEMS KNITTED FROM THIS PATTERN CANNOT BE SOLD FOR PROFIT

DO NOT REPRODUCE OR USE FOR ANY COMMERCIAL USE 

Diameter of flower is approximately 2inches (5cms)



ABBREVIATIONS
st(s): stitch(es)
k: knit
p: purl
yo: yarn over
rep: repeat 
Increasing 
Two methods of increase are used in the pattern
kfb – knit into front and back of the same stitch.
M1  – with the left needle, from the front lift the loop between the two stitches on the right and left needle. Then knit into the back of the lifted loop.
See www.knittinghelp.com/videos/increases



MATERIALS 
needles 4mm/US 6
dk/8 ply yarn
tapestry needle
bead (optional)



Cast on 15 sts, leaving a long yarn tail.
ROW 1: (k1, kfb) rep to last st, k1  (22 sts).
ROW 2: p.
ROW 3: (k2, M1) rep to last two sts, k2  (32 sts).
ROW 4: p.
ROW 5: (k2, M1) rep to last two sts, k2  (47 sts).
ROW 6: p.
Cast off loosely.
First st cast off in the usual way (k2, pass first st worked on right hand needle over last st worked). Continue (yo, k1, pass first two sts worked on right hand needle over last st worked) rep to last st. Fasten off.



TO ASSEMBLE 
Place flower with knit side facing upwards.
Starting at the opposite end to the yarn tails, roll along cast on edge.




Once rolled up. With yarn tail from cast on, make stitches back and forward through the base, making sure to catch all edges.



Then stab stitch up and down through centre to secure.



Loose yarn tail at cast off edge, along the side edge.

Push and flatten flower into shape.
Add bead to centre.

 copyright Alison Hogg 2017

5 comments:

  1. A lovely detailed pattern Ali and very generous of you too!

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  2. Very generous of you . I , for several years had small clay pots of ranunculus and Tete a tete daffs on my front door steps . Might do that again now you have reminded me .

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  3. Hi, I found today a knitted flower with good wishes from Crazy Dazy on the Helen's Bay Beach. If it's from You, thank you for good thoughts. I also wish You all the best :)

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    1. Yes indeed it was me. So glad you picked it up as I often wonder what happens to the things I leave. Thank you for contacting me and taking the time to leave a message, best wishes, Alison

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