Cast on 5 sts.
1st row Kfb, k4. 6 sts.
2nd row P4, pfb, p1. 7 sts.
3rd row K7.
4th row P7.
5th row K1, k2tog, k4. 6 sts.
6th row P3, p2tog, p1. 5 sts.
Repeat 1st–6th rows 3 times. Do not break yarn.
1st and 3rd rows Kfb, k to end.
2nd and 4th rows P to last 2 sts, pfb, p1.
5th and 7th rows K9.
6th and 8th rows P9.
9th and 11th rows K1, k2tog, k to end.
10th and 12th rows P to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1. 5 sts.
Repeat 1st–12th rows twice. Do not break yarn.
1st, 3rd, and 5th rows Kfb, k to end.
2nd, 4th, and 6th rows P to last 2 sts, pfb, p1.
7th, 9th, and 11th rows K11.
8th, 10th, and 12th rows P11.
13th, 15th, and 17th rows K1, k2tog, k to end.
14th, 16th, and 18th rows P to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1. 5 sts.
Repeat 1st–18th rows twice. Fasten off.
Press. With reverse St st to outside, roll up loosely from the cast-on end. Lightly stitch the straight edges together to form a flat base, and then push up center. Gather and stitch outside edge at base. Turn back petals and steam if necessary.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p2tog = purl 2 together
p = purl
kfb = knit into front and back of st
St st= stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
|pfb = purl into front and back of st|
Pattern by permission from 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield, St. Martin's Griffin, 2009