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Field Poppy

Petals (make 4) 
Using A, cast on 7 sts. 
1st row (RS) K. 
2nd row Kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 9 sts. 
3rd row As 2nd row. 11 sts. 
4th row As 2nd row. 13 sts. 
5th–8th rows K. 
9th row Ssk twice, k to last 4 sts, k2tog twice. 9 sts. 
10th–12th rows K. 
13th row As 9th row. 5 sts. 
14th–16th rows K. 
17th row K1, sk2po, k1. 3 sts. 
18th row K. Bind off. 
Using B, cast on 16 sts. Bind off. 
Sew petals together in pairs, then position one pair over the other in a cross formation and secure. Coil center into a tight spiral and sew base to the center. Using C, work a ring of straight stitches radiating from the flower center, then work French knots around the outer edge of the stitched ring. Maintain the petals in a cup shape with a small stitch behind pairs of petals. 

Stitch Explanation: Sk2po - Slip 2 stitches as if to knit together, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over 

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k = knit

k2tog = knit 2 together

kfb = knit in front and back of stitch

st(s) = stitch(es)

ssk = slip, slip, knit

Pattern by permission from 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield, St. Martin's Griffin, 2009