11 Jun 2011

My First Tutorial!

Ok I'm going to put myself out there and have a go at a tutorial.
I have never written out a pattern for anyone other than myself and since I can understand my own gobble-de-gook I'm a bit concerned no-one else will get it...but I'm going to give it a try!
This tutorial is for a knitted flower (starting small!)
Here it is

And an arty shot!
My very bashed in window ledge!

I also noticed just how bent my knitting needles look in the photos! They are very old vintage needles of my nana's. God knows how long she had them before I got them 10 years ago!
So...here is the pattern and some step by step pictures.

What you'll need:
Scraps of DK wool (Worsted weight yarn)
Small crochet hook if you can crochet, or a tapestry needle if you cant :)

Using size 3.25 mm (UK 10/USA 3)
cast on 9 stitches

Row 1: slip 1, k6 turn leaving 2 stitches on right needle
Row 2: p6 turn leaving 1 stitch on right needle
Row 3: k6, turn leaving 2 stitches on right needle
Row 4: p6, turn leaving stitch on right needle
Row 5: k7 turn leaving 1 stitch on right needle
Row 6: p2tog to end - 5sts
Row 7: k1 k2tog pass first stitch over, k2tog - 2sts
Row 8: p2tog - 1st

Use the final stitch to cast on stitches for the next petal and repeat rows 1-8. Keep this up until you have the number of petals needed. (I have 5 on my flower)

Bind off the last stitch sew together by catching a few stitches from the bottom of each petal. Don't worry if there is a hole in the middle as it will be covered by the center piece.

5 Petals done
Crocheted Mass (no Pattern sorry)
Ok this is the odd bit. I cannot crochet for toffee but I did crochet the center. I kind of made it up as I went along with a small size 9 crochet hook I have.
There are a few ways to get the center though. You can crochet a circle if you can do it. Or you can just sew over a few lengths of yarn in a different colour to cover the hole. I will make a flower this way soon and add the photograph to the bottom so it explains a bit better.

Let me know what you think of my first tutorial (even though it doesn't really finish all that great!. I should probably know if my patterns are easy to follow!

Just to add. 
I had this little person to contend with while I was trying to write that pattern out...so any mistakes... you can blame him :P


  1. He's too cute to blame!! Great tutorial. I don't crochet and I understood it!! I retweeted it too.

    Mary Lou

  2. Awww brilliant! Thank you very much! I'm glad you could follow it ok and thanks for the retweet! I also just noticed you can see a crochet tutorial on you tube behind Kaden in the picture! haha...it didn't help.

    Kelly x

  3. A lovely tutorial!
    Lots of pictures and simply described, exactly how it should be! :) I think I might go and give this a go! Thanks!

  4. Great tutorial - I've been meaning to try out flowers for a while now. As soon as I am back to knitting and crocheting I'll come and see how it goes!

  5. Great tutorial... and what an adorable interrupter you had!


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