Thursday, March 10, 2011

Free Knitting Pattern! Luggage Blossoms




Luggage Blossoms
By Jennifer Dickerson

Inject some spring into your travels or give as a sweet little gift to the traveler in your life. Knit with brightly colored yarn, these super quick little projects will help identify your suitcase or bag in a sea of luggage at the airport.



Materials:
US10.5 (6.5 mm) straight needles (for blossom and leaf)
2 US8 (5.0 mm) DPNs (for I-cord hanger)
Small amounts of brightly colored yarn
Tapestry needle



Blossom Instructions:
Using US10.5 straight needles, CO 5 sts
Row 1: kfb each st (10 sts)
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: kfb each st (20 sts)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: kfb each st (40 sts)
BO

Leaf Instructions:
CO 5 sts
Row 1: k1, kfb, kfb, K2 (7 sts)
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, kfb, kfb, K3 (9sts)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: skp, k to last 2 sts, k2tog
Row 6: Purl

Work rows 5 and 6 until 3 sts remain on a WS row
With WS facing, then p2tog, purl 1 (2 sts remain)
With RS facing, k2tog (1 st remains)
Cut yarn and fasten off

Hanger Instructions:
Using two US8 DPNs, CO 2 sts
Work I-Cord for 9 inches for a thinner handled bag and 12+ inches for a thick handled bag
BO

Here is a photo tutorial on making an I-cord

Alternatively, you could use a French Knitter/Knitting Spool--here's a tutorial on how to do this here:
How to Use A French Knitter

Finishing:
Weave in ends of blossom, leaf, and hanger. Stitch together, hang on a bag and off you go!




© Jennifer Dickerson 2013
Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only.  In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages).  Thank you!

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23 comments:

  1. Love these Jennifer! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Gotta make some of these today! Thanks for the idea!

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  3. You're so welcome! If you are on Ravelry, be sure to put some pictures up! Can't wait to see them!!!

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  4. I'll wait for the crochet version but these are adorable!

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  5. How do we curl up the flower in this way? don't understand.Please help.

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    1. Sure no problem...they can be a bit fiddly at times. What I do is curl it a little, sew a stitch with your tapestry needle, curl it some more, place another stitch, curl some more, place another stitch, and so on...I find it is easier to do it this way rather than try and hold the whole thing in place while trying to sew.

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  6. I get a moon shaped (semi circle) kind of pattern when i finish knitting the flower.but don't know how to proceed. Please suggest.

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    1. Sure! The reply above should help...

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  7. I found these just in time for Mother's Day! So excited to have a simple, but fun little something to give to the important ladies in my life! Thanks!!

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    1. You're so welcome! What a wonderful idea! :-)

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  8. Hi Jennifer,
    I wonder if you have a crocheted version of this project? I would love to crochet one like this!

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  9. Hmmm... inspired by your work, I crocheted my own version at http://gardenchefsneedleandpen.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-rose-is-rose-is-rose.html and http://gardenchefsneedleandpen.blogspot.com/2013/01/roses-are-red-violets-are-blue.html, with links to this site. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. Thinking of making these to put on elastics for little girls' pigtails. Thanks for the pattern!

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    1. Oh, so super cute! Love that idea!!!

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  11. I so enjoyed looking at your site this morning. Not being an accomplished crafter so far, could you tell me what you mean by "DPNs"? Thank you and Take Care. -ra

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    1. Sure! They stand for "double pointed needles" Here is a photo tutorial in case you would like to learn:

      http://fiberflux.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-knit-wth-double-pointed-needles.html

      Happy knitting to you!

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  12. Hi Jennifer, here's another product I made inspired by your idea! I just couldn't stop making them! And I have to thank you every time! http://gardenchefsneedleandpen.blogspot.com/2013/03/promise-of-new-beginning.html

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  13. I have lots of knit patterns for flowers and leaves, that were difficult to find...but please tell me, what does skp mean? Does it mean skip? slip, knit purl? I must be the only person who doesn't know since no one else asked this...please...what does SKP mean?

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    1. Hi! So glad you asked! It just means slip a stitch, knit a stitch, pass slipped stitch over. I did a SKP photo tutorial a few weeks ago:

      http://fiberflux.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-to-skp-slip-knit-pass.html

      Hope that helps! :)

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