The easiest way to dress up your plain knitting projects? Knitted flowers!
Is there a bad time to adorn your knitting with beautiful flowers? I can’t imagine one! During the spring and summer months, knitted flowers add seasonal pizzazz to hats and summertime scarves and shawls.
And during the fall and — especially — winter, when the weather gets colder and grayer, and we’re longing for escape? Knitted flowers bring such a welcome splash of color.
The best thing about knitted flowers is that they’re so fast. And so much fun. And unlike real flowers, they never die! (I guess that’s 3 best things… oops!)
Strike all that. The best thing about knitted flowers is that they are a wonderful use of leftover yarn!
Add knitted flowers to pins, and you can change them for every day of the week. Or for whatever mood strikes you. They make great gifts, too, especially if you knit them for young girls. (I’ve made countless flowers for my younger daughter’s friends as birthday gifts. They’re so cute when you attach them to snap clips or bobby pins!)
If I’ve convinced you to give one of these adorable patterns a try, read on! And don’t worry — these patterns are all as easy as they are fun. And best of all, they’re free!
Free Patterns for Knitted Flowers
1. Forget Me Nots These cute little flowers are tiny, lovely accessories for any type of project. They’re quick and easy to adapt.
2. Petal Brooch This is one of my favorite knit flower patterns. It looks fantastic and features a loop you can use to fasten it on buttons, bags, and the like. I love the detail on the petals. This isn’t just a few bumps shaped like a flower — it’s the real deal (or as close as it gets).
3. Flower Power Posy Pattern With these patterns, you can create a bouquet! Or, leave the stems off and create a sweet assortment of decorative accents.
4. Five Petal Flower This simple flower still looks great. You can create a different colored center than its petals, which is an easy way to coordinate it with hats, scarves, or other accessories. This makes a great go-to pattern for almost any accent piece.
5. A variety of knit flower patterns This Knitty article offers several types of flower knitting patterns, each unique and pretty in its own way.
With these lovely patterns for knitted flowers, you can create the most delightful and unique projects. Whether you’re rejoicing in the sun of spring and summer, or you need an escape from the cold and gloom of fall and winter, these knitted flowers will brighten any day!
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