A DIY to make these cute little flowers using french knitted cords

Today I am sharing a DIY to make these cute little flowers using french knitted cords. This French knitted flower is a 10 minute craft (if you have a knitting machine). But making one by hand will take no longer than a few hours. Let’s get started.

Difficulty

Waardering: 2 uit 5.

What you need

  • Yarn (cotton, acryl, wool), scraps are fine too as long as it is enough. You need around 10 grams per flower.
  • A french knitting doll or knitting machine with 4 pins.
  • A tapestry needle or a crochet hook.
  • Some epic vintage buttons (or some normal ones).
  • A free hour or two.

Let’s get started!

If you don’t know how to work with a french knitting doll or a knitting machine, I would suggest to read this tutorial about how to start and finish your yarn thread.

I would love to hear from you! Let me know what you think of this tutorial. Show me your finished flowers on social media #vaemkes or if you have some awesome tips for me, share them in a comment or email me, vaemkes@outlook.com

Cheers, Diana

STEP 1

Take a 24 inch or 60 cm long french knitted cord and an embroidery needle. No need for a sharp needle.

STEP 2

Now fold a part of your cord double and use the needle to wiggle the end through the loops. This is how you create the leaves of the flower.

STEP 3

Repeat step 2 until you have 5, 6, 7 or 8 flower pedals. Whichever number you prefer. The lesser the amount the bigger the flower will be.

STEP 4

Your flower should look like this when you are at the end of the cord. You can skip a tiny bit if needed, as can be seen on the picture.

STEP 5

Now move the thread through the leaves and your flower will start to take shape.

STEP 6

Use both threads to tie a knot and keep your flower in shape. Just a regular knot would do the trick.

STEP 7

To add some drama to your flower add a cute little (vintage or re-used) button. It will make your flower beautiful. Try different colors, shapes and buttons to get a variety of flowers. Create a garland, add some to your hat or clothes or pimp a bag. Be creative is all that matters.

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