Dahlia Knit Flower

IMG_1298Isn’t this Knitted flower pretty!! If you like this please click on my big page for more Flower patterns in knit and crochet.

perfect to decorate your hat or Easter Bonnet!

Small petals
Cast on 8 sts, leaving an extra-long end for finishing.
1st row (WS) P.
2nd row K.
3rd row Bind off 4 sts, k to end. 4 sts.
4th row K4, turn, cast on 4 sts by cable method. 8 sts. Repeat 1st–4th rows 7 times, ending with a 3rd row. 4 sts. Do not break yarn.
Medium petals
Next row K4, turn, cast on 6 sts. 10 sts.
*1st row (WS) P.
2nd row K.
3rd row Bind off 6 sts, k to end. 4 sts.
4th row K4, turn, cast on 6 sts. 10 sts. Repeat 1st–4th rows from * 5 times, ending with a 3rd row. 4 sts. Do not break yarn.
Large petals
Next row K4, turn, cast on 8 sts. 12 sts.
**1st and 3rd rows P.
2nd and 4th rows K.
5th row Bind off 8 sts, k to end. 4 sts.
6th row K4, turn, cast on 8 sts. 12 sts. Repeat 1st–8th rows from ** 5 times, ending with a 5th row. Do not break yarn.
Work 10 more medium petals, ending with a 3rd row. 4 sts. Bind off.
Finishing
Beginning at the cast-on edge and reverse St st to the outside, coil petals, securing them as you go.

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