Carnations Free Crochet Pattern

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Carnations

FP163

Easy Skill

Size: About 4" across x 15" long

Materials (per flower):

Worsted weight yarn, 35 yds pink

Crochet Hook:Size G-6 (4 mm) or size required for gauge

Trimmings (per flower):
18" length 18 gauge green cloth-covered stem wire one 1 3/4" plastic calyx green florist tape

Gauge: 4 sc = 1"

Abbreviations

beg

beginning

rnd

round

ch

chain

sc

single crochet(s)

hdc

half double crochet

sl st(es)

slip stitch(es)

lp(s)

loop(s)

st(s)

stitch(es)

rep

repeat

yo

yarn over

rem

remaining

 

 

 

Carnation

Rnd 1(right side): Ch 4, join with a sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 4 (counts as an hdc and a ch-2 sp on this and following rnd), * hdc in ring, ch 2; rep from * 6 times more; join in 2nd ch of beg ch-4: 8 ch-2 sps.
Rnd 2:Sl st in next ch-2 sp; ch 4, in same sp work (hdc, ch 2) 4 times; in each rem ch-2 sp work (hdc, ch 2) 5 times; join in 2nd ch of beg ch-4: 40 hdc.
Rnd 3:Sl st in next ch-2 sp; ch 5 (counts as an hdc and a ch-3 lp), in same sp work (hdc, ch 3) twice; in each rem ch-2 sp work (hdc, ch 3) 3 times; join in 2nd ch of beg ch-5: 120 hdc. Finish off and weave in ends.

 

Finishing

Step 1:Push one end of wire from wrong side to right side of flower through any ch-2 sp of Rnd 1. Fold end of wire over 3" and push back down through flower hooking folded wire around center of flower.

Step 2:Slide calyx up wire and over doubled wire end. Holding calyx tightly under flower center, wrap florist tape several times under calyx and around doubled end of wire. See diagram on floral tape package.

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