Craft Group

St. Helen’s craft group are planning two yarn bombs in the coming weeks and contributions are very welcome.

For 23rd March a day of reflection for those who have died due to Covid-19 and those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, we will decorate the church gate with knitted daffodils. Please bring any knitted daffodils and leave in the porch from Sunday 21st March or give to one of the crafters. We will keep the daffodils and add to our mixed flowers,  we will decorate the churchyard for Easter on Easter Saturday. Please use any flower patterns, knitted or crocheted . Here are a few knitted patterns.

Knitted Flowers

I have used double knitting wool and 4mm needles to make these but varying the wool and needle size will make different sized flowers and we would like whatever you can make.

AbbreviationsK: knit, P: purl,  K2tog: knit two stitches together.  P2tog: purl 2 together, psso: pass slipped stich over. sl : slip 1 stich onto other needle with out knitting.  tbl: through back of loop, inc: increase by working into the front and back of a stitch also called kbf,  skpo: slip 1 knit 1 pass slipped stich over, yfwd: yarn forward over the top of the needle to make a new stitch.

Daffodil

Daffodil

Petals  – make 6.
Using 4mm needles for petals.

Cast on 7 stitches.
Row 1 p3 in2 p3 (9stitches)
Row 2 k3 p3 k3
Row 3 p3 inc1 k1 inc 1 p3 (11 stitches)
Row 4 k3 p5 k3
Row 5 p3, k5, p3
Row 6 k3, p3, k3
Row 7 p3, k2tog tbl, k1 k2tog, p3 (9 stitches)
Row 8 k3, p3, k3
Row 9 p3 sl1, k2tog ,psso,p3 (7 stitches)
Row 10k3,p1,k3
Row 11 p2, p3tog,p2 (5 stitches)
Row 12 k
Row 13 p1, p3tog, p1 (3 stitches)
Row 14 k
Row 15 p3tog, break yarn and finish off.

Trumpet 
I have found using 3.25mm needles better.

Cast on 8 stitches.
Row 1 p
Row 2  K1 into front and back of each stitch across row.
(16 stitches)
Row 3 p
Row 4 (inc 1, K3 ) 4 times (20 stitches)
Row 5 p
Row 6 (inc 1, K4) 4 times (24 stitches)
Row 7-17 continue in K 1 row, p 1row (stocking stitch
Row 18 K1 into front and back of each stitch across row. (48 stitches)
Cast off and sew to make trumpet.
To make up stich the lower corners of the petals together so that the petals are in a ring, then run a gathering stich around the base of the petals to pull them together.  Then sew the trumpet in the middles.
 

Simple Ribbed Flower

Simple Ribbed Flower

Simple ribbed flower

Using double knitting wool and size 3.75mm or 4mm needles.

Cast on 60 stitches.
Rows 1-6: K2,P2 across each row.
Row 7 knit 2 stitches together all the way across (30 stitches)
Row 8 knit;
Row 9 k1, k2together all the way across until last stitch K1 (16 stitches)
Row 10 knit
Row 11 K2 together all the way across (8 stitches)
Row 12 knit
Row 13 knit 2 together across (4 stitches)
Break off yarn with long tail and thread through remaining stitches and pull tight. Join the two sites together to make a cup shape.
To make a centre either sew in a button
Or you can make a centre by casting on 12 stitches, cast off and make them into a coil.

Rose

Rose

Flower

Cast on 10 stitches.
Row 1 k
Row 2 p
Row 3 K1 into front and back of each stitch across row. (20 stitches)
Row 4 p
Row 5 K1 into font and back of each stitch across row (40 stitches)
Row 6 p
Row 7 k
Row 8 p
Row 9 K1 into font and back of each stitch across row (80 stitches)
Row 10 p
Row 11 k
Row 12 cast off

Curl round and stitch in place to make a rose shape.

Looks good with a leaf.

By varing the number of stitches you can get different size roses.

Simple Leaves

Simple leaves 

Cast on 7 stitches.
Row 1 K3, yfwd, K1, yfwd, K3 (9stitches)
Row 2 p
Row 3 k4, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k4 (11 stitches)
Row 4 p
Row 5 k5, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k5 (13 stitches)
Row 6 p
Row 7 k6, yfwd, k1, yfwd, k6 (15 stitches)
Row 8 p
Row 9 k
Row 10 p
Row 11 k
Row 12 p
Row 13 skpo k11, k2tog (13 stitches)
Row 14 p
Row 15 skpo k9 k2tog (11 stitches)
Row 16 p
Row 17 skpo k7 k2tog (9stiches)
Row 18  sppo p5 p2tog (7 stiches)
Row 19 skpo k3 k2tog (5stitches)
Row 20 sppo p1 p2tog (3 stitches)
Row 21 sl 1 k2tog psso
Fasten off end and secure.

 

Five Petaled Flower

Five Petaled Flower

Five petaled flower

Cast on 6 stitches.
Row1 k1 inc1 k to end of row (7 stitches)
Row 2 p1 inc1 p to end of row( 8 stitches)
Row 3 k1 inc1 k to end of row (9 stitches)
Row 4 p1 inc1 p to end of row (10 stitches)
Row 5 k1 inc1 k to end of row (11 stitches)
Row 6 p
Row 7 k
Row 8 p  break wool leave stitches on needle and cast on another 6 stitches to make another petal.  Do this until you have 5 petals.
Now knit across all 55 stitches
Next row k
Next row k2tog, to last stitch K1. (28 stitches)
Next row k
Next row k2tog to end. (14 stitches)

Next row K2 tog to end 7 stitches. 

Break off yarn with a long thread so you can pull it through all 7 stitches and pull round into a ring.  

It then looks better if you sew part the way up each petal to make it into a flower.

This can have a button sewn in the middle or beads or just as it is.

Clematis

Clematis

Clematis

Petals make 5 (The same as daffodils).

Cast on 7 stitches.
Row 1 p3 in2 p3 (9 stitches)
Row 2 k3 p3 k3
Row 3 p3 inc1 k1 inc 1 p3 (11 stitches)
Row 4 k3 p5 k3
Row 5 p3, k5, p3
Row6 k3, p3, k3
Row7 p3, k2tog tbl, k1 k2tog, p3 (9 stitches)
Row 8 k3, p3, k3
Row 9 p3 sl1, k2tog, psso,p3 (7 stitches)
Row 10k3,p1,k3
Row 11 p2, p3tog, p2 (5 stitches)
Row 12 k
Row 13 p1, p3tog, p1 (3 stitches)
Row 14 k
Row 15 p3tog, break yarn and finish off.

 

To make the centre wrap yarn round two fingers 12 times to form a bundle. Tie yarn around the centre and attach.  Or sew a button or beads in the middle.

To make up stitch the lower corners of  petals together so that the petals are in a ring, then run a gathering stitch around the base of the petals to pull them together.  

 

Daisy

Daisy

Daisy

Cast on 14 stitches.

Row 1 k
Row 2 K
Row 3 cast off 12 K2
Row 4 K2, cast on 12
Repeat row 1-4 14 times casting of the last 2 stitches on the last time.
Join the two ends together to make a ring.  Stich a gathering stitch round the base of the petatls and pull tightly together.

Centre
Row 1 k
Row 2 inc

 

Centre

Cast on 6 stitches

Row 1 K
Row 2 inc1 K to last stitch inc 1 (8sts)
Row 3 K
Row 4 inc1 K to last stitch inc 1 (10sts)
Row 5 K
Row 6 inc1 K to last stitch inc 1 (12sts)
Row 7 K
Row 8  sl1k, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, (10sts)
Row 9 K
Row 10 sl1k, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, (8sts)
Row 11 K
Row 12 sl1k, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, (6sts)
cast off.

To make, stitch a running thread round the edge of the circle put a button inside and draw up the thread, sew in the middle of the daisy.

Knitted in different colours with the clematis centre will give a crysanthemum.

Butterfly

Butterfly

Butterfly

Cast on 12 stitches

1 row: kfb, k9, kfb, k1      – (14 sts)
2 row : kfb, k11, kfb, k1   –  16 sts 
3 row: kfb, k13, kfb, k1    – 18 sts
4 row: kfb, k15, kfb, k1    -20 sts
5 row: k
6 row: k
7 row: k2tog, k16, k2tog,  – 18 sts
8 row: k2tog, k14, k2tog, – 16 sts
9 row: k2tog, k12, k2tog   -14 sts
10 row: cast off 5 sts knit to end – 9 sts
11 row: cast off 5 sts, k3, cast on 7 sts 
12 row: k11, cast on 7 sts,    – 18 sts
13 row: k
14 row: kfb, k15, kfb, k1,    – 20 sts
15 row: kfb, k17, kfb, k1,    – 22 sts
16 row: kfb, k19, kfb, k1,    – 24 sts
17 row: kfb, k21, kfb, k1,    – 26 sts 
18 row: k
19 row: k
20 row: k2tog, k22, k2tog,    – 24 sts
21 row: k2tog, k20, k2tog,    – 22 sts
22 row: k2tog, k18, k2tog,    – 20 sts
23 row: k2tog, k16, k2tog,    – 18 sts
CAST OFF

 

 

 

Using a contrasting colour yarn cut a length around 22” (56 cm) 

Wrap this around the middle of the butterfly to form a body. Tie a knot at the the top and make a loop with ends so that the butterfly can hang from a tree.

Crochet Butterfly

Butterfly

With colour 1, chain 6 and join to form a ring.

Row 1:  Work the following in the loop:  Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2dc, ch 2, *3 dc, ch 2*, repeat * to * 6 more times (8 clusters).  Join with sl st to top of starting ch 3. Fasten off colour 1.

Row 2:  Attach colour 2 in any space. [ Ch 3, 2dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in same space as joining, *in next space work [3dc, ch 2, 3 dc]*, repeat * to * 6 more times.  Join with sl st to top of starting ch 3.  Fasten off colour 2.

Row 3:  Attach colour 3 in any ch-2 space.  In same space as joining, work [ch3, 5 dc, ch 3, sl st to 1st ch (picot formed), 6 dc], sl st in next space, *in next ch-2 space, work [6dc, ch 3, sl st to 1st ch (picot formed), 6 dc], sl st in next space*, repeat * to * 6 more times. Join with sl st to top of starting ch 3.  Do NOT finish off.

Carefully fold butterfly in half.  Chain 15 or enough chain stitches to wrap around the fold for a firm fit.  Don’t sew down just yet.  Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.

Antennae

Chain 16.  Fasten off and tie a knot on each end of chain.  Pull yarn tight and cut close to the knot.

Assembly

Wrap body chain up and around the body, catching the antennae under the chain at the top.  Sew down firmly. Linking back and front along central line, then round outer edges

 Here’s two I made – they are really easy – Sue P