Did you like broccoli as a kid? I didn't unless it was in a cheese soup. It wasn't until after high school that I really loved to eat this nutrient dense vegetable.
We also grow it every year in our garden. We've had most success with a variety called De Cicco. It's a nice flavored, early variety that continues to put on side shoots after the main head is cut. Superb!
As for my creation I decided to knit a broccoli florette. I could have easily crocheted one, but so far in this challenge I haven't done ANY knitting. The pattern uses only two stitches - stockinette and seed stitch. You can use your finished broccoli however you like, but I gave it to my cats as a toy! They absolutely love it.
Knit Broccoli Pattern
Worsted weight yarn Cast On
light green and dark green Knit (K)
Size 5 DPN Purl (P)
Scissors Knit two together (K2tog)
Tapestry Needle Purl two together (P2tog)
Cast on 9 stitches onto your DPN
1.-13. Knit around (9)
14. Increase in each stitch around (18)
15. *K1 with light green, K1 with dark green* repeat around
-- Break light green and continue with dark green only --
16. *K1, P1* around
17. *P1, K1* around
18.-25. Repeat rows 16 and 17
26. *K2tog, P2tog* repeat 4 more times (9)
27. P2tog, K2tog, P2tog, K2tog, P1 (5)
F/O and cinch in the top opening.
Stuff broccoli with fiber fill using the stick that usually comes with the bag. This can take a little patience.
Cinch in bottom part of broccoli and you're done!