WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Diameter (approx) cm 8
Not essential for this project.
Main Piece - Using 3.75mm needles and C1, cast on 60 sts.
1st row (RS) - * K4, P2, rep from * to end.
2nd row - * K2, P4, rep from * to end.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows 4 times more ... 10 rows in all.
Next row - * (K2tog) twice, P2tog, rep from * to end ... 30 sts.
Next row * sl 1 purlways, P2tog, psso, rep from * to end ... 10 sts.
Break off yarn leaving a long end. Run end through rem sts, draw up tightly. Using end attached, join seam.
Centre Bud - Using 3.75mm needles and C2, cast on 8 sts.
1st row (RS) - Purl.
2nd row - Knit.
Rep 1st and 2nd rows 3 times more ... 8 rows in all. Break off yarn leaving a long end. Run end through rem sts and around outer edge of work, draw up to enclose forming a bud shape, noting the purl side is the RS and leaving yarn attached.
Stitch bud to centre of main piece and secure firmly on WS.