Monday, July 04, 2005

Flower Pin--Free Pattern

Knit Flower (Rose) Pin

Size 6 Needles
Worsted Weight Yarn in two colors (Very Small Amount)

Darning Needle

Pin Back (Like a safety pin, but with a flat side)


Cast on 6 Stitches

Row 1: Knit into the front and back of each stitch

Row 2: Knit across

Row 3: Knit into the front and back of each stitch

Row 4: Knit across

Row 5: Knit into the front and back of each stitch

Row 6: Knit across

Bind off all stitches.

Shape into rose and seam up.


Cast on 2 stitches

Row 1: K across

Row 2: Knit into the front and back of each stitch

Row 3: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K2, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.

Row 4: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K4, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.

Row 5: Knit into the front and back of first stitch, K6, Knit into the front and back of last stitch.

Row 6: K across

Row 7: K across

Row 8: K across

Row 9: K across

Row 10: K across

Row 11: K across

Row 12: K across

Row 13: K across

Row 14: K across

Row 15: K across

Row 16: K2 Tog, K6, K2 Tog

Row 17: K2 Tog, K4, K2 Tog

Row 18: K2 Tog, K2, K2 Tog

Row 19: K2 Tog, K2 Tog

Row 20: K across

Bind off

Using excess yarn and darning needle, sew flower to center of leaf. Weave in loose ends.

Depending on your pin back you can either sew or hot glue it to your flower.


Anonymous said...

Hi! This is Rachel from Knitting Pattern Central. (I would e-mail you, but I couldn't find your address.) My favorite flower happens to be a pink rose and yours is gorgeous!

Thank you for linking to you mind me linking to your patterns? I don't know how many extra visitors you get that way, but I wouldn't want to be taking up all your bandwith by sending them to you.

Anyway...just wanted to say love the rose! I might not see your comment if you reply, so if you want to write back, here's the place:


Anonymous said...

Great looking flower. I can't wait to try! I just started knitting in May, but I think I can make this. Angi

Anonymous said...

Really love this but Im a beginer & don't know how to knit into front & back of each stich. Help!!

Sarah said...

For a video to see how to knit into the front and back of a stitch go to this website.

Scroll down until you see "Bar Increase" on the right hand side of the screen. Then you can click on kfb. (They have videos for both English and Continental Knitters.)

Anonymous said...

it's so pretty, love it! it looks a bit hard though, i'm a newbie. i'll try. tc

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this pattern! It's very sweet. I used it as a pin on a little girl's hat.

Shannon said...

I made a flower for a baby hat. Picture is posted on my blog. Thanks so much for the cute pattern!

loral56 said...

I love this pattern; I made the flower and leaf and tacked it onto a cute little ruffly hat for my grandaughter for her first was a great hit...she looked adorable and my DIL was thrilled with the added touch of the flower.

Anonymous said...

Thanks sooo much for the flower pin, it is exactly what I was looking for to finish off my neice's poncho!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much, Sarah. I have been knitting some chemo caps for women and girls who have lost their hair due to chemo therapy. The rose will make a great decoration. Karen in Oregon

Anonymous said...

Hey thanks for the super cute pattern. Can't wait to try it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great pattern. I used it with fuzzy yarns, and made three flowers (two white, one pink) for my corsage. I gave it to my Grandma, and now she wants your pattern to make one for my aunt! My mother loved it so much, I had to make her one for her birthday. I do recommend making it in a chenille or something like that--the roses look more realistic. Anyway, you made a lot of people very happy, so thanks!

HomeJewel said...

Thank you so much for the pattern. I used it for an infant hat and it's perfect:

SMCM knitter said...

im using the flower pin pattern to make mini roses to put on a yarn cord necklace, i hope it works.

knitandputt said...

thanks so much for the pattern. it is very sweet. i am making baby hat for the admission lady at my dad's nursing home.

rosa said...

Thank you for the cute little pattern. I made one last night. I was so happy with it!! It is my first knitted flower. (yes, my blogger name really is knittnrose)
Thanks again,
Rose C

rosa said...

hmm...., don't know how that signed up as rosa, but that note was from knittnrose. Anyway, that is the coolest "Rose" pattern. soooo easy,
just try it.

Anonymous said...

that rose is sooo easy i started knitting two years ago, this was a breeze

bernadette fernandes said...

hello!! I have been looking for a rose pattern to put on a felted clutch and this one seems good, would it felt well? I am new too felting so I'm not quite sure if it would work out.

Anonymous said...

great, really easy but stitch counts at the end of increase rows would be helpful to help keep track

Anonymous said...

Tammie Here: I have been looking for some rose patterns and found this one and I love it. I'm making diffennt things out of them,but would like to know how to make them bigger. I tried bigger needles and it didn't quite work, or maybe it was just me .I'm now working on a rose garden with them. haveing fun with this.

Anonymous said...

I have been kniting for 3 years and i just love this pattern, would love to see more rose's made.
I'm working on making a rose gardend out of these,i've done diffent thigs with them just use your imagenation and have fun!.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah. Thank you for the pattern. I will be embellishing a winter hat I just knitted for my 18-month old to wear this winter. Too cute!

Anonymous said...

i just made it- its more of a spiral- not really a rose, but a nice ornament for a piece of clothing anyways.

Neil said...

Hi! This is Linda and I was the one that requested the Rose Flower Pin .... it took me forever searching the internet for a pattern.. I picked one up at a craft show, but the person who made them was not available, and lucky me to have found Sarah's Yarn Box ... I have had so many comments of how gorgeous it is ... they all want one! Thumbs up to you! Linda

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Anonymous said...

Nice flower pin, having hard time finding back pins, the ones with a round circle, do you of a site I can purchase them?

Anonymous said...

Nice flower pin, having hard time finding back pins, the ones with a round circle, do you of a site I can purchase them?

Sarah said...

I'm not sure exactly what type of pin backs you're looking for. The ones I used are similar to the ones on this site.

Most craft stores should carry them. Or just google "pin back."

Good luck!


Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah, I made this rose in yellow as it is our sorority symbol, it turned out so well I am going to make a pin for each member in our chapter. Your pattern is the best "rose" I have seen, thanks for sharing, it is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I was having alot of trouble finding a good, cute, easy flower pattern for holiday gifts and this pattern is perfect. Thanks so much for putting it out there!

Anonymous said...

I made this rose without the leaf today and its so cute.
Im 15 so if i can do im sure anyone can :) x

Rebecca said...

I've been looking for flower patterns, and this one is darling. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

For the person who wanted to know how to make it bigger: I wanted to also, and I just continued with the same cycle for another couple rows. That is, after I had the 48 stitches this pattern ends with, I knitted across, then did knit into front and back of each stitch to go across the next row (thus ending with 96 stitches) and then K'd across the row after that. I also found that K2tog along the way when I was casting off helped give even more curve to the outer edge of the flower.

singapore florist said...

hmmm it looks difficult to make. but thanks for sharing this tutorial.

pokemon_hart said...

i just love your pattern ,ive used it with smaller needles and with embroidery cotton and the flowers look great x on the baby bonnets and shoes i make .
i even did less stitches to make it smaller xx thanks again x

pjlioness said...

I finally made a headband to keep my ears warm in the winter (now that this winter is over, of course), and I asked a more experienced friend where I could find a flower knitting pattern so that I could make a flower to put on the seam. She recommended that I search for "free knitting patterns flower". I found, which has this link. I consider myself a "medium beginner" knitter, and this pattern definitely looks like one I can handle. [I have made many tiny and small items using the knit stitch (some with a yo and k2tog) and a couple of k1p1 samples, and I am interested in learning another increase method.] Thank you for your pretty pattern!

Anonymous said...

How big is it?

Sarah said...

This makes a flower that is approximately 2 inches across. You can make it bigger or smaller by using a different size of needles and yarn.

Anonymous said...

I love the rose! Thank you so much for the pattern. I have been looking for a good pattern for a rose or another type of flower and this is perfect. This is really great. Also, I found you on Knitting Pattern Central.
Anyways, thanks again. Really nice pattern... if anyone knows of something similar to this, please post it. PLEASE, I am desperate for flower patterns... I want to make a whole bouquet of flowers. I started knitting six years ago and love it! So much fun to knit away and I especially love knitting short, easy patterns. Thanks again (I know, I'm starting to sound repetitive. It's not like everyone is going to be reading this. There's so many posts that no one has time to read through them all.) Anyway, thanks again ( comment this time, it only leads to more repetition...)

Anonymous said...

Hey! Nice rose! This is going to be sewn on a scarf!

Anonymous said...

That is such a cute flower, I love the color

wicapi-wakan@gmx said...

Thank you for this flower I added it to a I cord stem and placed it in my wedding bouquet