Buttercup, a free lace knitting pattern for five-petaled flowers

I’ve done one last set of outtakes from Wilderness. I found a five-petaled flower shape in it, and I haven’t seen many of those out there. I particularly like the way the mini cable makes the space between the petals into a symmetrical star.

It’s important to note that the stitch count varies between rows. The reason for this is to make all the yarnovers closer to the same size. (Wilderness has a double yarnover there, but since Buttercup isn’t code, I can remove yarnovers as desired.) The pattern is worked over a repeat of 10 stitches.

Buttercup border, a free lace knitting pattern for a five petaled flower border

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Here is a PDF with printable stitch maps for both charts: Buttercup stitch maps, and here is the stitch map page for the border.

Buttercup border:
Row 1 (RS): K5, *k3, k2tog, yo, ssk, k3 ; work from *, k5. [one stitch decreased per flower]
Row 2 (WS): P5, *p4, (k1, p1) in 1 stitch, p4 ; work from *, p5. [one stitch increased per flower]
Row 3: K5, *k1, LLI, (k2tog, yo, ssk) x 2, RLI, k1 ; work from *, k5.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K3, k2tog, yo, *ssk x 2, yo, 1/1 RC, yo, k2tog x 2, yo ; work from *, ssk, k3. [one stitch decreased per flower]
Row 6: P4, *(k1, p1) in 1 stitch, p8 ; work from *, (k1, p1) in 1 stitch, p4. [one stitch increased per flower]
Row 7: K1, LLI, k2tog, yo, ssk, *k2tog, yo, ssk, RLI, k2, LLI, k2tog, yo, ssk ; work from *, k2tog, yo, ssk, RLI, k1.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: K2, ssk, yo, 1/1 RC, *yo, k2tog, k4, ssk, yo, 1/1 RC ; work from *, yo, k2tog, k2.
Row 10: Purl.
Buttercup, a free lace knitting pattern for a five petaled flower

Here is a PDF with printable stitch maps for both charts: Buttercup stitch maps, and here is the stitch map page for the motifs.

Buttercup motif:

Row 1 (RS): K5, *k3, k2tog, yo, ssk, k3 ; work from *, k5. [one stitch decreased per flower]
Row 2 (WS): P5, *p4, (k1, p1) in 1 stitch, p4 ; work from *, p5. [one stitch increased per flower]
Row 3: K5, *k1, LLI, (k2tog, yo, ssk) x 2, RLI, k1 ; work from *, k5.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K5, *k2, ssk, yo, 1/1 RC, yo, k2tog, k2 ; work from *, k5.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K3, k2tog, yo, *ssk, k6, k2tog, yo ; work from *, ssk, k3. [one stitch decreased per flower]
Row 8: P4, *(k1, p1) in 1 stitch, p8 ; work from *, (k1, p1) in 1 stitch, p4. [one stitch increased per flower]
Row 9: K1, LLI, k2tog, yo, ssk, *k2tog, yo, ssk, RLI, k2, LLI, k2tog, yo, ssk ; work from *, k2tog, yo, ssk, RLI, k1.
Row 10: Purl.
Row 11: K2, ssk, yo, 1/1 RC, *yo, k2tog, k4, ssk, yo, 1/1 RC ; work from *, yo, k2tog, k2.
Row 12: Purl.

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