Six Petal Flower KNIT Motif FREE Pattern

Six Petal Flower KNIT Motif FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

This motif is knit without shape, meaning it naturally will be a circular shape. However, it can easily be blocked to other shapes, including square and hexagon (6 sided). Square doesn't look as pleasing as hexagon because of the multiple used in the petals. I would prefer to re-design the motif to have either 4 petals or 8 to make a square motif. Leaving it circular and sewing up the sides as 4 sides, but leaving the corners unsewn would be a beautiful compromise between a circle and a square motif.

Be So Brave Yarn; 100% American Merino Wool, #4 medium worsted weight; 120yd (109m) per 2oz (56gm). Color shown is Flamingo
(1) set of US10 (6mm) double pointed knitting needles
Yarn needle
Split ring stitch marker (optional)

Gauge: depending on the type of project you use this motif for, gauge may or may not be critical for this motif.
NOTE: this motif took 39 yards to make. At that rate, you can get 3 full and 1 partial motif from one hank of Be So Brave Yarn. Depending on the size of your project, this is helpful information for determining the amount of yarn to order.

Finished size: 12' diameter, after blocking

Suggested uses: This motif would be beautiful as a long scarf, a cowl, a shawl (triangular or rectangular) an afghan, a sweater. The possibilities are endless! I can also see this being a beautiful earring in fine gauge wire. Or framed in a metal ring for a dreamcatcher or wall hanging.  Or very special bath wash cloths - this would be a wonderful gift set in bamboo or cotton. This motif has tons of possibilities.

Using DPN, make a slipknot, knit into front and back of loop until you have 12 sts. Divide sts over 3 dpn, join without twisting, and place marker (optional) for beg of round.

Round 1: knit around. -- 12 sts

Round 2: *yo, k1. Rep from * around. -- 24 sts

Round 3 (and all odd-numbered rounds): knit around.

Round 4: *k2, (k1, yo, k1) in same st, k1. Rep from * around. -- 36 sts

Round 6: *k3, (k1, yo, k1) in same st, k2. Rep from * around. -- 48 sts

Round 8: *k4, (k1, yo, k1) in same st, k3. Rep from * around. -- 60 sts

Round 10: *yo, ssk, k6, k2tog. Rep from * around. -- 48 sts

Round 11: *knit into front and back of yo, k8. Rep from * around. -- 60 sts

Round 12: *(yo, k1) 2 times, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog. Rep from * around. -- 66 sts

Round 14: *(yo, k1)5 times, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog. Rep from * around. -- 90 sts

Round 16: *(yo, k2tog)5 times, yo, k1, yo, s2k2p. Rep from * around. -- 84 sts

Round 17: knit around. -- 84 sts

Round 18: purl around. -- 84 sts

BO loosely in knit.

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends. Block to specified shape and finished measurements, let dry.

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