I've enjoyed the ease of the Easy Flower, but I was getting bored with the results. Here is a variation that has a little more ruffle. It takes a little longer to make, and it uses a little more yarn, but it is still easy. The only change is in row 6.
A New Easy Flower
Using size 11 needle, and worsted weight yarn,
Cast on 7 st. leaving a long tail (6-8 inches)
Knit one row. Purl one row.
Row 3: K1, YO across, ending K1.
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Repeat row 3. (25 stitches)
Row 6: *Purl 1, then K1 P1 in same stitch* (This will be your YO from previous row.) Repeat across row.
Row 7: Repeat row 3. (73 stitches)
Row 8: Bind off in knitting.
Thread tail from cast on in tapestry needle. Run the needle through the cast on stitches and pull into a circle. Tie off. Sew up the edges of the flower. Weave in yarn ends.