Knitted Dogwood Blossoms
Knitted Dogwood Blossoms

Knitted Dogwood Blossoms

Hello knitters!

With crazy storms rolling in throughout the country earlier this week, much damage was to many areas including the southern U.S. In fact, it was a very close call for us. But with the storms behind us, the sun shines again and the birds chirp once more as we move forward. For those who were affected my the recent storms, you are in my thoughts.

On the flip side, Spring brings warm weather, birds and flowers. For a knitter, what can be more perfect than knitted flowers for Spring? With that said, I have finally finished a pattern for knitted dogwood blossoms that I’ve been working on for the past week or so.

dogwood flowers

This knitted flower is great for brooches, additions to hats and scarves or use it in place of a bow on gift boxes! The Knitted Dogwood Blossoms pattern makes a dogwood flower approximately 5″ (12.7 cm) large. Note: each piece is knitted individually and needs to be assembled. Please view video tutorial below. Also, smaller version of this pattern is available HERE.

Materials

Knit Picks’ Brava Worsted Yarn (any leftover worsted weight yarn will do.)

  • Color: Coral, Custard, Avocado, White
  • Acrylic

2-US 8/5mm DPNs
Yarn/Tapestry needle



Pattern

Petals

CO 5 sts.

Row 1 (WS): purl.
Row 2: [m1, k1] x5. (10 sts)
Row 3: purl.
Row 4: k1, m1, k7, m1, k2. (12 sts)
Row 5: purl.
Row 6-15: Work in  stockinette stitch.
Row 16: k1, sk2p, k4, k3tog, k1. (8 sts)
Row 17: purl.
Row 18: k1, sk2p, k3tog, k1. (4 sts)
Row 19: purl.

Bind off knitwise.

Repeat the pattern three more times for four petals.

Bud

CO 4 sts. Knit 2″ (5cm) long I-Cord and bind off. Fold the I-Cord in half and sew two ends together.

Flower bud

Assembling Flower

Cut green yarn about 7″ (18cm) long. Thread the yarn through the petals (as shown below), tighten the yarn and tie a knot. Pull the loose ends of the petals to the back of the flower.

knitted dogwood blossom assembly

Attach the bud through the middle of the flower and use the loose ends to sew the bud to the flower. Weave in all loose ends.

Optional: use the loose ends located at the top of the petals to sew the petals together at the base of the petals.

dogwood blossoms

 Enjoy! If you like this pattern, here’s a smaller version: https://purlavenue.com/2021/03/small-knitted-dogwood-blossoms.html

Intended for personal use only and NOT selling or re-selling purposes. Please be considerate when using our patterns by allowing us credit for our hard work.

20 Comments

    1. Shirley Hall

      Hi. Thank you for the free pattern. I knit baby hats for the
      SCABU. The special car baby unit and delivery suite at Burton hospital where all 3 of my grand children were born. I took a bag of over 200 different sizes to the delivery unit when my 3rd grandchild was delivered.
      I thought I would like to try and put a small flower on thr girls hats. Thank you again
      Much appreciated Shirley

      1. Purl Avenue

        Hi Shirley,

        There will be a smaller version of this pattern available for free. It will be posted in the spring so keep posted! Also, keep up the good work! I’m sure your efforts are much appreciated 🙂 -Purl Avenue

  1. Marny

    Fascinating to watch your method of knitting.

    Thanks for the dogwood pattern – the ‘baby’ tree my children gave to me is now about 15′ high! Alas, I no longer live in that house.

    I plan on making at least one of your flowers for a shawlette that I made for a friend. (it will help her to know which side is the right side)

  2. Marcia

    This is a really cute idea. A few months too late, but I think I might still put it on a sweater that I am making for my granddaughter. Thanks so much. You do wonderful work and your mind is always active. :o))

  3. Ciara

    Is iontach go deó an suíomh seo. D’fhuair mé an-chuid éolas ar cniotáil … Go mór mór d’foghlaimh mé , cionas bláthanna a dhéanamh. Go raibh mile maith agat, This is a great site. I got lots of information on knitting and I also learned how to make flowers. Thank you.

  4. Casey

    Super cute! Can’t wait to make one (or some)! I thought they’d be fun as a confetti or just to sprinkle on the dining room table as decoration. Since I haven’t tried yet I’m not sure how quickly they knit but maybe as an Easter basket filler too instead of grass?!

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