Knitted Flower Corsage
Knitted in DK you will need approx 10g of each colour, ideal for using up scarps of wool.
3.25mm Knitting Needles
Petal Rose Flower
Cast on 60 Stitches.
Row 1 - Knit across 56 sts. Turn.
Row 2 - Knit to end.
Row 3 - Knit across 51 sts. Turn.
Row 4 - Knit to end.
Row 5 - Knit across 46 sts. Turn.
Row 6 - Knit to end.
Row 7 - Knit across 40 sts Turn.
Row 8 - Knit to end.
Row 9 - Knit 7, twist left hand needle counter-clockwise to form a twist. (1 petal)
Knit 6, twist left hand needle as before, repeat 3 more times. (5 petals)
Knit 5, twist left hand needle as before, repeat 2 more times. (8 petals)
Knit 4, twist left hand needle as before, repeat 1 more time. (10 petals).
Knit to end
Measure approx 25cm of yarn and cut. Thread tapestry needle and thread through stitches as you remove them from the needle. As you start to pull the needle through the stitches the Rose will begin to form. Place a few stitches through the petals to keep them in place and fasten off. Leave left over yarn attached for sewing together to make corsage.
Cast on 6 stitches.
Row 1 - Knit to end
Row 2 - K1, YO, repeat to last stitch, K1 (11 sts)
Row 3 - Knit to end
Row 4 - K1, YO, repeat to last stitch, K1 (21 sts)
Row 5 - Knit to end
Row 6 - K1, YO, repeat to last stitch, K1 (41 sts)
Row 7 - Knit to end
Row 8 - K1, YO, repeat to last stitch, K1 (81 sts)
Row 9 - Knit to end.
Cast off. Leave a long enough tail to stitch knitting into a flower by curling from one end around to form. Leave remaining yarn attached for sewing together.
Cast on 8 stitches. Make sure there is enough yarn for sewing up at the end.
Row 1 - Sl1, Knit to end
Row 2 - Sl1, Purl to end
Row 3 - Sl1, YO, K1 repeat YO, K1 to end. (15 sts)
Row 4 - Sl1, Purl to end
Row 5 - Sl1, Knit to end
Row 6 - Sl1, Purl to end
Row 7 - Sl1, Knit to end
Row 8 - Sl1, Purl to end
Row 9 - Sl1, K2tog, K9, K2tog, K1
Row 10 - Sl1, P2tog, P7, P2tog, P1
Row 11 - Sl1, K2tog, K5, K2tog, K1
Row 12 - Sl1, P2tog, P3, P2tog, P1
Row 13 - Sl1, K2tog, K1, K2tog, K1
Row 14 - Sl1, P3tog, P1Leave enough yarn to thread though the 3 stitches on needle and pull tight. Fasten off.
Thread the cast on length to the tapestry needle and draw thread through the bottom edge to pull ends together to form the bottom of the leaf. Do not cut length off as you will need this for sewing corsage together.
Creating your Corsage
This is where you need to get a little creative. Place the flowers on a flat surface and have a play to see the best way of getting them to sit together. Using the ends left over from knitting the flowers start to stitch the bottom round of the flower together with a few stitches.
Once you have the three flowers stitched together you can place and stitch the leaves into the spaces between the flowers.
Sew in all the ends making sure they are secure.
Take a piece of wool and stitch the brooch back to the centre of the brooch on the back.
Now you are all set to wear your corsage with pride knowing you did it all yourself.