Knit Flower: Small Leaf

Using double-pointed needles, cast 3 sts and make an i-cord approximately 1 in. long. Continue on these sts in rows in the usual way: 
1st row (RS) K1, yo, k1, yo, k1. 5 sts. 
2nd and alternate rows K. 
3rd row K2, yo, k1, yo, k2. 7 sts. 
5th row K3, yo, k1 yo, k3. 9 sts. 
7th row K4, yo, k1, yo, k4. 11 sts. 
9th row K5, yo, k1, yo, k5. 13 sts. 
11th row Ssk, k9, k2tog. 11 sts. 
13th row Ssk, k7, k2tog. 9 sts. 
15th row Ssk, k5, k2tog. 7 sts. 
17th row Ssk, k3, k2tog. 5 sts. 
19th row Ssk, k1, k2tog. 3 sts. 
20th row K. 
21st row Sk2p. Fasten off remaining st. 

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k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
sk2p = slip 1, k2tog, pass slipped stitch over st(s) = stitch(es)
ssk = slip, slip, knit yo = yarn over

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