“Scarf Flowers”

I named these little cuties, “Scarf Flowers”, because they are made, literally, from tiny scarves.  You do not need fancy stitchwork (though you may want to learn that later:), you do not need to turn cartwheels or somersaults to create lovely little flowers.  I give you two scarf flowers here…perhaps you can come up with your own!  Share them with us on our Group Flickr Site…we’d all love to join in your fun!

Scarf Pinwheels

Mini-scarves: Make 2 or 3.  I used size 6 needles and DK weight yarns.

Cast on 4-6 sts (stitches).

Knit across each row for 36 rows.

Bind off.

Weave in ends.


Take 2 or 3 mini-scarves and criss-cross them like this:

With a yarn needle and a length of yarn, sew a colorful button into the center, securing both the button AND the mini-scarves together.

Using the yarn ends from this sewing, sew the Scarf Pinwheel onto your knitted/crocheted piece in desired place.

Tie knot to secure ends (if desired).  Weave in ends.

On the other side of this scarf, I sewed ANOTHER BUTTON on to “hide” the sewing of the pinwheel flower.  I did this AT THE SAME TIME I sewed on the pinwheel.

Scarf Rose

Make ONE Mini-scarf from above, EXCEPT knit only 24 rows.  Leave long end (12″ or so) after binding off.

Roll up scarf to form rose.

Using long end threaded through a yarn needle, secure rose by sewing through thicknesses.

Then attach rose to knitted/crocheted piece in desired place.  *If you add a leaf or two (see below), you may wish to secure the Scarf Rose to the leaves FIRST, then to the knitted/crocheted piece.

Tie knot to secure ends (if desired).  Weave in ends.


Make as many as desired.

Make mini-scarf as instructed above, EXCEPT only knit 8-10 rows.  This will create a shorter rectangle that can then be thought of as a diamond shape.  When sewing leaf onto rose, or daisy, sew one corner of the leaf to give it this leaf-like diamond shape.

To make your leaf a little larger, cast on 6 stitches and knit for 10-12 rows.

**Note:  There are many ways to make leaves, but they require knowing how to increase and decrease stitches.  I may, at some point in the future teach you these two very valuable techniques.  But the scope of this blog is to show you just HOW MANY things you can make with the most basic knowledge.

Here’s what I did to the OTHER side of the rose cluster.  This hides the sewing mess you usually end up with when sewing on embellishments.  It can be a bit tricky remembering to attach a button on the other side, but the results are well worth it!


You can create these Scarf Flowers and Leaves in ANY SIZE you so desire!!

Option 1:  INCREASE the weight of your yarn and size of needles and you’ll have larger flowers and leaves!  Conversely, DECREASE the weight of your yarn and needle size and you’ll have smaller flowers and leaves.

Option 2:  INCREASE  the number of stitches in Step One of Mini-Scarf instructions.  This will thereby enlarge your flowers and leaves.  You will also need to increase the number of ROWS you knit to accomodate the increased width.

0 thoughts on ““Scarf Flowers”

  1. Sheri says:

    Alright- these flowers are the cutest! These will be perfect for the earwarmer/headband I will attempt to make at some point!

    • jenpedwards says:

      Awesome! Ear warmers and all kinds of fun things to knit will be featured here, so check back often! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Corinne says:

    Thank you for this beautiful creative idea!! Love the flowers! Working in them now. I’m wondering where to find buttons like these or other fun buttons. ( im in Canada)

    • jenpedwards says:

      Hi Corinne! I’m so glad you like these flowers! I found these buttons at our local Walmart…go figure! But I have seen cute buttons in all kinds of craft stores and yarn shops! I bet you could find them online too. Have fun!

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