Floral Brooches

from Dawn Brocco

Floral Brooches Pattern


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Knitting: Floral Brooches
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Pattern Details:

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, m1, k1b, p1b, k2tog, k3tog, p2tog, p2togtbl, ssk, s2kp2, s2pp2 - all explained in Abbreviations

Pattern Description:

I've always loved flowers, and so my aim was to make the flowers look realistic, for which tthe Lilac Brooch comes closest to that goal.

The Rose and Sunflower are both easy to do. The beading at the center of the sunflower is stitched on afterwards - so there's no threading or hooking on beads.

The Lilac is a bit more complex, but do-able for a intermediate knitter or even an eager beginner. It looks far more complicated than it actually is to make, as the pieces are knit separately, then joined.


4.25 sts and 5 rows = 1" (2.5 cm) in St st with 1 strand yarn, and 3.5 sts and 7 rows = 1" in seed stitch with size 8 ndls and 2 strands yarn held together, or size to give gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small / Large - Width: 4 / 5.5 "


  • Large Sunflower - Lamb's Pride Worsted, 85% wool / 15% mohair, 190 yds / 4 oz pull skeins, 1 skein each M14 Sunburst Gold (A) and M22 Autumn Harvest (B). 13 yds A and 38 yds B are needed per flower.
  • Small Sunflower - 8 yds A and 12 yds B are needed per flower.
  • Old Roses: Peace Fleece Worsted, 70% US and Russian wool / 30% mohair, 200 yds / 4 oz hanks, 1 hank each Antarctic White (A), Moscow Magic Pink (B) and Georgia Rose (C). 11 yds A, 7 yds B and 2 yds C are needed per flower. Colors are reversed on the 2nd rose sample and its larger center needs 4 yds.
  • Lilac: Peace Fleece Worsted, 70% US and Russian wool / 30% mohair, 200 yds / 4 oz hanks, 1 hank each Antarctic White or Latvian Lavender (A) and Shaba Green (B). 22 yds A and 14 yds B are needed per flower.
  • US size 8 (5 mm) ndls (your choice of ndl style)

You Will Also Need:

  • Large Sunflower - Mill Hill glass pebble beads, size 3/0 (5.5 mm), #05086 Midnight Rainbow: approx. 60 beads. Each 30 gram pkg. has approx. 176 beads.
  • Small Sunflower - Mill Hill glass pebble beads, size 3/0 (5.5 mm), #05081 Black Frost: approx 38 beads.
  • Large-eyed sewing needle, for sewing on beads
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • 1.5" locking bar pin back (1 per brooch)
  • Tapestry ndl

About Designer

About Designer

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Dawn Brocco
by dawnbrocco
Dennis Port, Cape Cod
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Designing hand knitting patterns for print and indie publication, for nearly 20 years.

Specializing in updated classics, innovative shaped cable designs, and whimsical, Nature-inspired knits for children and the home.

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