Have a Yarn

Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia


May 2012 - Mother's Day Flower

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and what better way to show our mothers we care than a bouquet of flowers...that will last forever!

Materials: Any weight yarn in a colour of your choice (heavier is better); needles to match
For stem, either pipe cleaner OR green or black yarn for i-chord; if making i-chord stem, you will also need a length of thin wire

Cast on 10 stitches, leaving a long tail about 8 to 10 inches
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit into front and back of every stitch
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: Knit
Repeat rows 1 to 4 twice more
Purl 1 more row
Cast off

I-Chord: (you will need either a cable needle or double point needles)
Cast on 3 stitches
Knit 1 row
*Slide stitches to other end of needle and knit another row. Repeat from * until i-chord is as long as you wish. Allow 1 cm for attaching to flower.

Put it together!
Roll the flower, purl sides in, with the stem (pipe cleaner or i-chord) on the inside.
Use the tail of the cast on edge to secure the stem to the flower. Continue up the side of the fabric to further secure it together.
Use the tail of the cast off edge and attach to the inside if the flower. Sew in ends.

If using i-chord:
Insert wire up through the i-chord

--Angela Churchill