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December 5, 2020

Loom Knitting Pretty Picot Flowers and Stars

Inside: Loom knitting pretty picot flowers and stars tutorial videos and free patterns. NEW! Includes new video and instructions for a 5 pointed star using the KB Flexee Loom. Original pattern published April, 2013

Your project is done. It feels good, but sometimes you want to add just a little something extra. Now loom knitters have the option to make a loom knit flower or star embellishment in no time.

And by no time, I mean a few rounds. And by a few, I mean as little as 2 rounds of loom knitting. We’ve all got time for that!

What makes these embellishments special is the bind off. I created a picot bind off that adds a little bump out as you bind off each stitch. That little bit of texture adds loads of character to these super easy loom knit flowers and stars.

loom knitting pretty picot flowers and stars

These embellishments add a special touch to hats, scarves, bags, cowls or blankets. But you can also use them alone as Christmas ornaments, gift tags, earrings or hair clips. I think they’d also be adorable as garland if you strung a bunch of them together. How fun is that?

Loom knitting pretty picot flowers and stars is easy enough for a beginner and makes a quick project for kids who are learning to loom knit.

loom knitting pretty picot flowers and stars ornament
This star makes a great ornament for my tree!

Using my trusty Knifty Knitter 12 and 24 peg looms I was able to make a 6 pointed star and the larger flower. Instructions and tutorial videos for both of these are included below.

But recently, I got a set of KB Flexee Looms and decided to play around with making a 5 pointed star. It worked beautifully on both the Flexee Chunky and Flexee Skinny Looms.

These are smaller stars, but are a great size for embellishments and decorations.

Check out the tutorials and patterns for all my beautiful stars and flowers.

If you want a refresher on loom knitting basics see the blog posts below to get started:
13 Questions for Beginner Loom Knitters
How to Loom Knit Basics
How to Loom Knit Basic Stitch Patterns
How to Loom Knit in the Round

Are you ready to start loom knitting pretty picot flowers and stars?


6 Point Picot Star Pattern

LOOM: 12-peg loom. Knifty Knitter 5/8″ LG gauge loom used in sample.

NOTES:

Cast On: I recommend the reduced modified drawstring cast on. Simply, ignore even numbered pegs and cast on 6 pegs in modified drawstring.

Bind off: Use the Picot bind off. This special bind off gives you 1 picot every 2 stitches you bind off. CO 2 in Cable CO, K1, BO 4 to bind off 2 stitches.  You will get 1 picot per 2 stitches.  Repeat 6 times.  You will have 6 picots.  Tie off and weave in ends.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on all pegs.

Rounds 1-3: Flat Knit all.

Bind off all stitches using picot bind off. Draw center closed and weave in tails.

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5 Point Picot Star Pattern

Picot stars with Flexee Loom in 2 sizes
Love my Flexee Looms!

LOOM: 10 peg loom set up in the round
KB Flexee Loom (Chunky or Skinny) 5 straight links used in samples.

NOTES:

Cast On: I recommend the reduced modified drawstring cast on. Simply, ignore even numbered pegs and cast on 5 pegs in modified drawstring.

Bind off: Use the Picot bind off. This special bind off gives you 1 picot every 2 stitches you bind off. CO 2 in Cable CO, K1, BO 4 to bind off 2 stitches.  You will get 1 picot per 2 stitches.  Repeat 5 times.  You will have 5 picots.  Tie off and weave in ends.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on all pegs.

Rounds 1-2: Flat knit all.

Bind off all stitches using picot bind off. Draw center closed and weave in tails.


Picot Petals Pattern

LOOM: 24-peg loom. Knifty Knitter 5/8″ LG gauge loom used in sample.

NOTES:

Cast On: I recommend the reduced modified drawstring cast on. Simply, ignore even numbered pegs and cast on 12 pegs in modified drawstring.

K1, yo: To work the knit one followed by a yarnover place yarn in front of pegs and flat knit every other peg leaving the yarn in front of the pegs you are not knitting over.

Bind off: Use the Picot bind off. This special bind off gives you 1 picot every 2 stitches you bind off. CO 2 in Cable CO, K1, BO 4 to bind off 2 stitches.  You will get 1 picot per 2 stitches.  Repeat 12 times.  You will have 12 picots.  Tie off and weave in ends.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cast on all pegs.

Round 1-4: Flat knit all.
Row 5: *K1, yo. Rep from * to end.
Rows 6-7: Flat knit all.

Bind off all stitches using picot bind off. Draw center closed and weave in tails.

PIN IT!

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Kristen Mangus
About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.

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