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Knit a Tulip for Me is not my organisation..... but the pattern is mine. Their aims are outlined below:

Our aim:
- Raise awareness of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the charity, the Association for Young People with ME
- Knit/crochet 25,000 tulips – to be displayed as a floral petition to Parliament June 2015
- Raise £25,000 for the Association for Young People with ME
- Give ME/CFS sufferers a voice

Get involved by:
- Knitting/crocheting a tulip/tulips, patterns are stored in our photos
- Donating at http://www.justgiving.com/Knitatulip
- Sharing your experience of life with ME/CFS, send your article to knitatulipforme@yahoo.co.uk
- Sharing’ and ‘liking’ this page https://www.facebook.com/knitatulipforME
- sending your tulips to address via knitatulipforme@yahoo.co.uk

Step 1: How to Knit a Tulip

You will need:

Green DK yarn for the stem
Red DK yarn for the petals (or any other colour...)
Needle to sew up
4mm Knitting Needles - I like to use double pointed ones.

These are simple.

Inner petals – make 2

Cast on 2.

K1front and back on both stitches (4 stitches)

Purl

K1, K1front and back, K1front and back, k1 (6 stitches)

Purl

K2, K1front and back, K1front and back, k2 (8 stitches)

Purl

Knit

Purl

Knit

Purl

K2tog over whole row

K2 tog, cut yarn, thread and pull to tighten.

Outer petals – make 2, leave both on the needle

Cast on 3

Knit

Purl

K1f and k1back, k1, K1f and k1back

Purl

K1, K1f and k1back, k1, K1f and k1back, k1

Purl

K1, K1f and k1back, k3, K1f and k1back, k1

Knit

Purl

Knit

Purl

Knit

Purl

K2 tog over whole row

P2 tog over whole row (3 stitches remain)

With both petals on the needle, push together and knit the 6 stitches as one row.

This now becomes the stem part.

Change to green
Knit

Purl

Knit

Purl

Knit

Purl

Cast off.

Sew inner petals together at the bottom (the cast off bit) leaving the tops open like petals.

Place inside outer petals with stem. Stitch in. Sew up outer petals to half way up e petal securing the inner petals inside.

Stitch up the side of the stem.

OPTIONAL

Sew on a pin back. - if you want to make it into a brooch.

<p>Beautiful and awesome! </p><p>What does ME stand for?</p>
ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) or CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) http://www.supportme.co.uk/whatisme.htm
<p>What a great idea! Thank you for sharing the pattern!</p>
Thank you, the wonderful people running the campaign are just so amazing, and I'm just so happy to help out by pro idling the pattern.​

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