Red Heart Chunky

Floral Flair Pattern | LW2133

INTERMEDIATE
Designed by Linda Cyr.

Flowers measure 3-5 ½" across.

RED HEART® "Chunky™": 1 ball each flower color MC and leaf color CC. See individual instructions.

Knitting Needles: 6mm [US 10].
Double Point Needles: 4.5mm [US 7].
Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10]; 4mm [US G-6].
Yarn needle.

GAUGES: 14 sts = 4"; 18 rows = 4" in St st with larger needles. 13 sts = 4" in sc with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle or hook to obtain the gauges.

KNIT CARNATION (3 ½" across)

7724 Berry Breeze MC and 7623 Leaves CC.

Petals

With larger needles and MC, cast on 3 sts.

Row 1: [K1, yo] twice, K1 - 5 sts.

Row 2: P.

Row 3: * K1, yo; repeat from * to last st; K1 - 9 sts.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 more times - 65 sts. P 1 row.

Next Row: * [K1, slip st just made back onto left needle] 3 times, k2tog, slip st just made back on to Left needle; repeat from * across, end by cutting yarn and pulling through last st.

Stem

With smaller double pointed needles and CC, cast on 4 sts. Make an I-cord as follows: * K4; do not turn but slide sts to right end of needle, bring yarn around the back and K4. Repeat from * until 3 ½" from beginning. Now work in rounds with all 4 double pointed needles:

Next Round: Inc in each st around - 8 sts. [P 1 round. K 1 round.] twice. P 1 round.

Next Round: [Inc in next st, K1] 4 times - 12 sts. P 1 round. Bind off.

Assembly

Roll Petals into shape, stitch into place. Insert end of Petals into Stem, stitch in place.

CROCHET 5 PETAL FLOWER (4" across)

7786 Taffy MC and 7623 Leaves CC.

3-Petal Group

With larger hook and MC, ch 7.

Row 1: Skip first ch, * (hdc, 3 dc, hdc) all in next ch, ch 1, slip st in next ch **, ch 1; repeat from * across, end at ** - 3 petals. Fasten off.

5-Petal Group

With larger hook and MC, ch 11.

Row 1: Work same as Row 1 of 3-Petal Group but do not fasten off and do not turn but bring beginning st to last st, forming a circle; join with a slip st in first ch-1 space - 5 petals.

Round 2: * Hdc in next hdc, dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, hdc in next hdc, slip st in next ch-1 space **, slip st in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, end at **. Fasten off.

Leaves (Make 3)

With CC, ch 3; (5 dc, tr, ch 3, slip st in 3rd ch from hook, tr, 6 dc) all in 3rd ch from hook; slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Assembly

Place 3-Petal Group above 5-Petal Group and sew in place. Sew leaves in place.

KNIT LILY (5 ½" across).

7252 Fire MC and 7623 Leaves CC.

Petal (Make 6)

With larger needles and MC, cast on 9 sts.

Rows 1, 3, 5: Inc in first st, K2; slip 2 together knit-wise, K1, pass both slip sts over the K1 - S2KP made; K1, inc in next st, K1.

Rows 2, 4, 6: K4, P1, K4.

Row 7: K3, S2KP, K3 - 7 sts.

Row 8: K3, P1, K3.

Row 9: K2, S2KP, K2 - 5 sts.

Row 10: K2, P1, K2.

Row 11: K1, S2KP, K1 - 3 sts.

Row 12: K1, P1, K1.

Row 13: S2KP - 1 st. Fasten off.

Stamens

With CC and smaller crochet hook, [ch 10, twist work at hook end one full twist, slip st in 6th ch from hook, slip st in each ch to end] 3 times. Fasten off.

Assembly

Arrange 3 petals around stamens, sew in place. Arrange other 3 petals for outer layer, sew in place.

CROCHET FORGET-ME-NOTS (3" across).

7853 Blue Hawaii MC and 7623 Leaves CC.

Blossoms (Make 5)

With larger hook and CC, make a loop, leaving a 12" tail; insert hook into loop, pull up yarn and ch 1.

Round 1: 5 Sc into loop, change to MC, and work a slip st into the ch 1. Pull tail to close ring. Cut CC leaving a 12" tail.

Round 2: 2 Sc in each sc around - 10 sc.

Round 3: [Slip st in next sc, ch 2, 3 dc in next sc, ch 2] 5 times; slip st in first slip st. Fasten off.

Stem (Make 5)

Insert hook under a st at base of Round 1, pull up a loop of both tails; ch 3 and fasten off.

Assembly: Weave in loose MC ends. Arrange Blossoms in a cluster with 4 Blossoms around and 1 on top. Stitch Stems together; knot Stem tails together with an overhand knot; trim Stems.

KNIT ROLLED ROSE (4" across)

7786 Taffy MC and 7623 Leaves CC.

Petals

Wth larger needles and MC, cast on 12 sts.

Row 1: [K1, yo] 11 times, K1 - 23 sts.

Row 2 (and all even rows): P.

Row 3: [K2, yo] 11 times, K1 - 34 sts.

Row 5: [K3, yo] 11 times, K1 - 45 sts.

Row 7: [K4, yo] 11 times, K1 - 56 sts.

Row 9: [K5, yo] 11 times, K1 - 67 sts.

Row 11: [K6, yo] 11 times, K1 - 78 sts.

Row 13: K.

Row 14: P. Bind off.

Leaf (Make 2)

With larger needles and CC, cast on 13 sts.

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: Inc in first st, K4; slip 2 together knit-wise, K1, pass both slip sts over the K1 - S2KP made; K3, inc in next st, K1.

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: K6, P1, K6.

Row 9: K5, S2KP, K5 - 11 sts.

Row 10: K5, P1, K5.

Row 11: K4, S2KP, K4 - 9 sts.

Rows 12-19: Work same as Rows 6-13 of Knit Lily Petals.

Assembly

Roll Petals into shape, stitch into place. Sew leaves to back of Petals.


ABBREVIATIONS: CC = contrast color; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; inc = increase; K = knit; K2tog = knit next two sts together; MC = main color; mm = millimeters; P = purl; sc = single crochet; St st = Stockinette stitch; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble crochet; yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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