Thursday, April 4, 2013

New Knitted Square

A simple garter stitch square made to look different by adding a flower. This is for my  April swap partner in the Knitting Paradise forum. I hope she will like it.
The flower was really easy and adapted from a Daisy pattern I have.

I used DK yarn with 4mm needles

CO 9 stitches
Row 1: (RS) Purl

Row 2: Knit

Row 3:  Bind off 5 sts Purl wise, P2, turn, with yarn in back slip fist stitch purl wise, bring yarn to front, P2. You will have 4 sts on needle.

Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Purl

Row 6:  KFB in first stitch, slip these two stitches onto left-hand needle, cast 0n 4 stitches by cable method, P all nine stitches.

Repeat from Row 2: to Row 6 a total of 8 times more then work 2nd and 3rd rows again. 10 petals in all. Bind off..
Sew the petals to form a circle. With a long length of yarn sew a running stitch around the circle and draw up tight and fasten off. Add a button to the centre.
I sewed the flower to the square by sewing the button through the flower and square at the same time.
You can add a second set of petals in a different colour if you like, but I like the simple single petal flower for the squares as it is less bulky.

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