DIY : French knitting flowers

French knitting is a lovely way to use up little odds of wool and the perfect portable project too. This DIY will show you a simple way of using your French knitting to make flowers!

 DIY : French knitting flower

To make your very own garden of knitted flowers you will need some small balls of wool, a French knitting dolly, a darning needle, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and some buttons.

DIY : French knitting flowerPick some wool and make yourself a length of knitting that is approximately 50 to 60 cms long. Measure this piece from the top of the dolly to the bottom of your knitting, not including the tail of wool at the end. Cast this off as normal. If you need a refresher on French knitting you can find my tutorial here.

DIY : French knitting flower

Thread your darning needle with a matching length of yarn. I’ve used a dark blue in the photos below so that you can see my stitches. Fold the end of your knitting over and secure in place with a stitch. Keep folding loops and stitch them into petals. When you get to the last one, join the last to your first. I like six petals but five looks nice too.

DIY : French knitting flowerChoose a lovely button to go in the middle and stitch into place. You could stick a circle of felt on the back to finish it nicely and then add a brooch back or even a lolly stick!

DIY : French knitting flower

If you fancy making some French knitted flowers then you can buy some useful supplies from Amazon. If you purchase anything through the links in my post you are helping to support my blog as I get a small referral fee from Amazon. Thank you!

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