These flowers are made with one very thick yarn and one yarn around DK weight
I used bulky Lopi for the thick yarn and DMC tapestry wool for the thinner yarn in the green flower and an Australian 8 ply cotton by Patons for the orange flower.
Mix and match whichever yarns you like, making sure that one is bulky and one thinner.
|Take your bulky yarn and wind it around your loom, going around two pegs at a time, but moving over only one peg for each petal.
If that doesn’t make sense just follow the numbers in the diagrams on the left. 🙂
Keep going until you’ve made a complete round. Cut your yarn, leaving a long enough end to work your centre.
|Using your thinner yarn work a round or two of regular petals.
|Work your choice of centre. This flower has a back stitch centre.
|Pop your flower off the loom and darn the loose ends into the back.
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