Free Patterns

 
Simply Flowers
The Spotted Sheep

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These simple flowers make delightful brooches to wear on sweaters, tops, coats or will brighten up a plain bag. Or you could attach them to florists wire and have a unique bunch of flowers, or even turn them into bunting…..the possibilities are endless!

Materials
Any yarn from double knit to super Chunky, knitting needles for yarn used, I.e. 4mm for dk, 5mm for ara, 6mm for chunky, 10mm for Superchunky and 12mm for mega chunky

Flower
Cast on 36 (44) stitches
Row 1 knit
Row 2 purl
Rows 3 – 6 as rows 1 & 2
Row 7 * knit 2 stitches together as if 1 stitch, repeat from * to end (18, 22 stitches)
Row 8 purl
Row 9 as row 7 (9, 11 stitches)
Row 10 purl
Row 11 * knit 2 together, repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Break off yarn and thread through the stitches on the needle, pull tight and secure.
Roll into a flower shape and sew to secure. Weave in ends. Roll it whichever way you prefer for a slightly different look.
Leaf
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1 knit
Row 2 purl
Row 3 kfb (knit into the front and the back of the next stitch), k1, kfb (5)
Row 4 k2, p1, k2
Row 5 kfb, k3, kfb (7)
Row 6 k3, p1, k3
Row 7 knit
Row 8 k3, p1, k3
Row 9 knit
Row 10 k3, p1, k3
Row 11 k2tog, k3, k2tog (5)
Row 12 k2, p1, k2
Row 13 k2tog, k1, k2tog (3)
Row 14 k1, p1, k1

Row 15 slip the first stitch onto the right hand needle, k2tog, then pass the slipped stitch over the k2tog stitches. Break yarn and secure.Sew leaf to underside of flower.

This pattern is intended for personal use only.
Crocheted Cabbage Rose
The Spotted Sheep

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There’s nothing like beautiful old English Cabbage Roses to evoke the sense of summer, so now you can have them all year round!
Make them in any size you wish from delicate 4ply size, up to super chunky, just make sure you use the right size hook for your yarn.
English terminology used.

Row 1 Chain 9, turn and work 1 treble in 3rd chain from hook, work 2trebles into each of the following 5ch (12 sts)
Row 2 ch3, work 5 trebles into the space between the 1st & 2nd trebles from the previous row, * skip 2 spaces, work 5 trebles into next space, repeat from * to end

Row 3 ch 3, *work 6 trebles into the space between the 2nd & 3rd trebles from the previous row, slip stitch into next space, repeat from * to end

Leaving a long tail for sewing up, cut yarn. Roll together the rose and secure with a few stitches.

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imageSimply Bunting
The Spotted Sheep

Bunting is always a really fun little project to do!
It’s a great way to use up left over bits and bobs from your stash, or colour co-ordinate it with new yarns. Bunting is perfect for any occasion, but works especially well in an English garden in summer, birthdays, weddings, high days or holidays, in fact use it any way you like!
This is a pattern for simple garter stitch bunting in dk or chunky, garter stitch has 2 advantages 1) it doesn’t curl at the edges and 2) it looks good from either side! Size 19cm x 19cm.

Abbreviations: yo – put the yarn at the front of the work before you knit the next stitch ( this creates a hole and an extra stitch) k2tog – knit the next 2 stitches together as if one stitch (decreases by 1 stitch)

Garter stitch bunting

Chunky bunting (green one)
Using 5mm needles cast on 31 stitches
Row 1. Knit
Row 2. Eyelet holes row K1, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end
Rows 3 & 4. Knit
Row 5 k3, k2tog knit to last 5 stitches, k2tog, k3
Rows 6 & 7 knit
Repeat rows 5 – 7 until 9 stitches remain, ending with a row 7 row
Tip shaping:
Row 1 k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2 (7)
Rows 2 & 3 knit
Row 4 k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k1 (5)
Rows 5 & 6 knit
Row 7 k2tog, k1, k2tog (3)
Rows 8 & 9 knit
Row 10 k2tog, k1 (2)
Row 11 k2tog. Break off yarn, weave in ends, decorate if you fancy, string up and smile!

Double knitting garter stitch bunting (pink one)

Using 4 mm needles, cast on 41 stitches
Row 1. Knit
Row 2 Eyelet holes row. K1, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * to end
Rows 3 & 4 knit
Row 5. K4, k2tog, knit to last 6 stitches, k2tog, k4
Rows 6 & 7 knit
Repeat rows 5 – 7 until 11 stitches remain, ending with a row 7 row
Tip shaping:
Row 1. K3, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k3 (9)
Rows 2 & 3 knit
Row 4. K2, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2 (7)
Rows 5 & 6. Knit
Row 7 (k1, k2tog) twice, k1 (5)
Rows 8 & 9. Knit
Row 10. K2tog, k1, k2tog (3)
Rows 11 & 12. Knit
Row 13 k2tog, k1 (2)
Row 14 k2tog.
Break off yarn, weave in ends, decorate if you fancy, string up and smile!