With A, cast on 4sts.
1st row (RS) Slip 1, k3.
2nd row Slip 1, p3.
3rd row Slip 1, m1, k2, m1, k1. 6 sts.
4th row P.
5th row Slip 1, m1, k4, m1, k1. 8 sts. Beginning with a p row, work 5 rows st-st.
11th row [K2tog] 4 times. 4 sts.
12th row P. Break yarn and leave sts on a spare needle.
Make 2 more petals.
Next row (RS) With A, k the 4 sts of each petal. 12 sts. Beginning with a p row, work 3 rows st-st, then change to B and work 4 rows Stockinette stitch. Bind off, working k2tog along row.
With B, cast on 18 sts. Bind off.
Do not press. Join side seam of base. Insert stem in opening and secure.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
m1 = make 1
Pattern by permission from 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield, St. Martin's Griffin, 2009