Free Knitting Pattern! Luggage Blossoms

Luggage Blossoms
By Jennifer Dickerson

Inject some spring into your travels or give as a sweet little gift to the traveler in your life. Knit with brightly colored yarn, these super quick little projects will help identify your suitcase or bag in a sea of luggage at the airport.

US10.5 (6.5 mm) straight needles (for blossom and leaf)
2 US8 (5.0 mm) DPNs (for I-cord hanger)
Small amounts of brightly colored yarn
Tapestry needle

Blossom Instructions:
Using US10.5 straight needles, CO 5 sts
Row 1: kfb each st (10 sts)
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: kfb each st (20 sts)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: kfb each st (40 sts)

Leaf Instructions:
CO 5 sts
Row 1: k1, kfb, kfb, K2 (7 sts)
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, kfb, kfb, K3 (9sts)
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: skp, k to last 2 sts, k2tog
Row 6: Purl

Work rows 5 and 6 until 3 sts remain on a WS row
With WS facing, then p2tog, purl 1 (2 sts remain)
With RS facing, k2tog (1 st remains)
Cut yarn and fasten off

Hanger Instructions:
Using two US8 DPNs, CO 2 sts
Work I-Cord for 9 inches for a thinner handled bag and 12+ inches for a thick handled bag

Here is a photo tutorial on making an I-cord

Alternatively, you could use a French Knitter/Knitting Spool–here’s a tutorial on how to do this here:
How to Use A French Knitter

Weave in ends of blossom, leaf, and hanger. Stitch together, hang on a bag and off you go!

© Jennifer Dickerson 2013

Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only.  In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages).  Thank you!

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30 thoughts on “Free Knitting Pattern! Luggage Blossoms

  1. You're so welcome! If you are on Ravelry, be sure to put some pictures up! Can't wait to see them!!!

    1. Sure no problem…they can be a bit fiddly at times. What I do is curl it a little, sew a stitch with your tapestry needle, curl it some more, place another stitch, curl some more, place another stitch, and so on…I find it is easier to do it this way rather than try and hold the whole thing in place while trying to sew.

  2. I get a moon shaped (semi circle) kind of pattern when i finish knitting the flower.but don't know how to proceed. Please suggest.

  3. I found these just in time for Mother's Day! So excited to have a simple, but fun little something to give to the important ladies in my life! Thanks!!

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    I wonder if you have a crocheted version of this project? I would love to crochet one like this!

  5. I so enjoyed looking at your site this morning. Not being an accomplished crafter so far, could you tell me what you mean by "DPNs"? Thank you and Take Care. -ra

  6. I have lots of knit patterns for flowers and leaves, that were difficult to find…but please tell me, what does skp mean? Does it mean skip? slip, knit purl? I must be the only person who doesn't know since no one else asked this…please…what does SKP mean?

  7. I have one more question – did you use 2 different types of yarn for the I-cord or just one that was multicolored. Thanks so much.

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