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I am a work from home, home schooling Mom who loves her Kids...yep, I think my kids are great. You will find me: Knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and working with felt are things I enjoy for fun. I also love to decorate and find deep satisfaction in decorating my home with great finds and my handmade items.  Gardening is one of my great loves, it like decorating outside!

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Craft Flower Power Posy Pattern



These are easy and allot of fun to make.  Leave off the stem and attach it to my headband or belt pattern (see right side bar on blog).  Sew several on a scarf, jacket or shirt.  Attach a pin to add zip to a collar or hat.


MATERIALS
Size 10 Knitting needles
Size 8 double pointed needles (just two)
Spare Yarn: I used two strands of sock weight for the posy and worsted for the stem and flower center     bobble.
Contrasting yarn for marker
Pipe Cleaners
Darning needle

INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSY
Cast on 82 stitches
Bind off first stitch and place a marker

*Bind off next 16 stitches and place a marker* repeat *-* till end. Cut off leaving a 12 inch tail.
Thread darning needle with tail and draw yarn through each marked stitched and through the last bound off stitch. Removing the markers as you go.

Pulling the yarn tightly and knot the ends together.  Cut off tail.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SMALLER POSY
Cast on 41
Bind off your first stitch and place a marker.
*Bind off the next 8 stitches and place another marker* repeat *-* till end.
Finish off like the larger flower leave the tails on.
Draw tails through larger flower tie off and cut.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOBBLE

Cast on 5 stitches
K 3 rows
Cast off 3 stitches
Cast off 2 stitches
Cut off 12 inch tail.
Thread your darning needle and weave around the edge so you can draw it up. Tie it off once drawn up and attach to center of flower with tail.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STEM
Using double pointed needle cast on 4 stitches work in I-Cord
Work 5 rows then push your pipe cleaner down in the I-Cord
Continue working in I-Cord making sure you keep the yarn to the outside of the pipe cleaner.  Craw yarn through all 4 stitches.  Cut off leaving a 12 inch tail.  Thread tail and attach to back of flower.




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