Materials needed:
size 3 crochet cotton in 2 colors, small amount of each
size 3 knitting needles

Cast on 100 stitches in flower color
(don't worry - you won't be knitting TOO many rows!)
Rows 1, 3, and 5:  knit across
Rows 2, 4, and 6:  purl across
Row 7:                   k2tog across (50 sts remain)
Bind off, leaving a 12 inch tail

Cast on 24 stitches in leaf color
Rows 1, 3, 5, & 7:  knit across
Rows 2, 4, 6, & 8:  purl across
Row 9:                    k2tog across (12 sts remain)
Row 10:                  knit across
Row 11:                  k2tog across (6 sts remain)
Bind off leaving an 8 inch tail

Roll flower part into a small tube, and begin rolling the whole ruffle into a flower shape, using the tail to sew it together as you go.  Refer to photo to see how it should look.  Just like REAL flowers, each flower will have it's own personality - just make it your own :o)
   Once you've sewn the whole thing together, set it aside for a couple seconds while you form the leaves.  Weave tail in and out of the cast off row, until you are halfway weave VERTICALLY and gather tightly.  I wrapped the thread around the center several time to ensure a nice tight leaf.
   Sew the flower to the leaves, shape and fluff as needed, and glue either a magnet or a pin back to it.  Of course, you can sew the pin back to it if you'd like, rather than use glue -I leave that part totally up to you! :o)
   If my directions are too cryptic, please feel free to
email me and I'll try to be a little more helpful :o)

ęcopyright 2006 by Rhonda K. White