Knitting Pattern

Poppy Knitting Pattern!

This pattern has been designed due to a world war 2 trip my daughter is attending soon, as the beret I bought did not hold it’s shape very well I decided to add a knitted flower to give it added form.

As the only patterns I have are for crochet poppies, I decided to have a go at making my own:

First Petal;

Cast on 12 stitches. (Red Wool)

Pearl one row

Increase beginning (beg.) stitch, knit 5, increase 1, Knit 5, Increase end stitch. (15 stitches)

Pearl One Row (15 stitches)

Increase beg. stitch, knit 7, increase 1, Knit 6, Increase end stitch. (18 stitches)

Pearl one row (18 stitches)

Increase beg. stitch, knit 8, increase 1, Knit 8 Increase end stitch. (21 stitches)

Pearl 1 row (21 stitches)

Thread through the stitches and tie off. (leaving 20cm of thread to finish)

Second Petal;

Cast on 12 stitches. (Red Wool)

Pearl one row.

Increase beg. stitch, knit 5, increase 1, Knit 5, Increase end stitch. (15 stitches)

Pearl One Row (15 stitches)

Increase beg. stitch, knit 7, increase 1, Knit 6, Increase end stitch. (18 stitches)

Pearl one row (18 stitches)

Increase beg. stitch, knit 8, increase 1, Knit 8 Increase end stitch. (21 stitches)

Pearl one row (21 stitches)

Increase beg. stitch, knit 10, increase 1, Knit 9 Increase end stitch. (24 stitches)

Pearl one row (24 stitches)

Increase beg. stitch, knit 11, Increase 1 stitch, Knit 11 Increase end stitch. (27 stitches)

Thread through the stitches and tie off. (leaving 20cm of thread to finish)

Poppy Heart;

Cast on 12 stitches. (Brown Wool)

Pearl one row.

Knit one row.

Pearl one row.

Knit 2 together to end.

Thread needle through stitches and loosely stitch the exterior stitches to cup the centre


To make up;

The first petal loop is sewn through the second petal, to make a snowman shape when linked together. It is essential to keep the stitching neat if it is to be added to a pin or brooch. The heart is then sat in the centre of the flower, using red thread to the centre loop of the flower by the exterior stitches of the cup until secure. Once satisfied in the shape of the poppy secure the flower cut back the excess wool.


To add leaves;

Cast on 2 stitches. (Green Wool)

Pearl one row.

Increase beginning stitch, Increase end stitch. (knitting the stitches between)

Pearl one row.

Repeat for seven rows.

Decrease beginning stitch, decrease end stitch. (knitting the stitches between)

Pearl one row.

Repeat until last stitch and cast off.

To Make up;

Attach to the back of the flower ensuring they stretch out form between the conjoined petals.

To add a Stem;

Cast on twenty stitches (Brown wool)

Knit 4 rows and Cast off

To make up;

Stitch together edge to edge and tie off. (leaving 20cm to work)

Secure to the back of the flower at the centre of the heart. (cutting back excess wool)

 

As you can see it turned out quite well, although the picture does not do it justice due to the sparkly red wool that I chose. It took less than twenty minutes to make, for seasoned knitters you basically increase stitches at the beginning, centre and end for the petals and pearl between the knit rows.

It would not take long to produce a whole basket and repeating the second petal three times, around the centre heart you could make a large more symmetrical  oriental poppy instead. Whatever the use this quick project is one I will use again as it so simple to create, it is ideal for using up old wool and could easily be strung together to add a table drape or as a cascade arrangement on several strings across a ribbon.

Just a few things I may try if I get a little time!

Happy Knitting!

Cheryl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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