June Bonus Square – June Garden

Squares are building up.
Squares are building up.

I just fell in love with this little pattern – the rows of flowers looked like so much fun!  Each row of flowers takes less than two grams of yarn – great for left-over bits.  The flowers are made with extra wraps on each stitch, which are dropped and then wrapped on the next row.  I have included a photo tutorial on how to make the posies – nothing could be easier!

June Garden
June Garden
Slip next 5 sts to cable hook letting sts unravel as you slip them.
Slip next 5 sts to cable hook letting sts unravel as you slip them.

Materials:  Approx 22 grs assorted Tracks (there needs to be about 10 grs of the background); 3.25mm, #3 US needles; cable hook and the regular notions.

Gauge – 28 st to 4 inches in Stockinet

Size – 8 inches square

Pattern

Yarn is in back, wrap sts counter clockwise.
Yarn is in back, wrap sts counter clockwise.

Main colour – Deep Emerald Green; 1st contrast – Acai Berry; 2nd contrast – Samba Red; 3rd contrast – Salmon; 4th contrast – Beau Blue

Cast-on 55 sts with main colour.

Row 1 – Knit.

Row 2 – Purl.

The sts have been wrapped twice, bring yarn forward between the needles
The sts have been wrapped twice, bring yarn forward between the needles

Row 3 (change colour to contrast colour) – Knit.

Row 4 – *K1, (K1, wrapping yarn three times around the needle before pulling the wraps through the stitch) 5 times; repeat from * 9 times, 1 st remains, K1.

Slip tip of right hand needle through the sts on the cable hook.
Slip tip of right hand needle through the sts on the cable hook.

Row 5 – P1, *YB, slip the next 5 sts from the left hand needle to a cable hook, letting the extra wraps drop as you slip the stitches, holding the sts on the cable hook taunt wrap the working yarn counter clockwise twice around the 5 sts, slip the wrapped stitches from the cable hook to the left hand needle, YF, purl the next st; repeat from * 9 times to the end of the row.

Slip cable hook out of sts, sts are now on the right hand needle.
Slip cable hook out of sts, sts are now on the right hand needle.

Row 6 – Knit.

Row 7 – MC – Knit.

Row 8 – Purl.

Row 9 – Knit.

Row 10 – Purl.

 

Yarn is forward to purl next st, Purl st and then take yarn to the back to start the sequence again.
Yarn is forward to purl next st, Purl st and then take yarn to the back to start the sequence again.

Repeat rows 1 to 10, 7 times, ending last repeat after row 8.

Last Row – cast-off in Knit.

Happy Knitting

Lynette