Carnations is an original crochet pattern by June Gilbank.
Beautiful, realistic, and so easy, you can crochet a pretty one-piece carnation in minutes – and I bet you won't be able to stop at one!
Here are some ideas for use:
- Use the optional stem instructions to create a bouquet or vase of carnations
- Stitch a pin to the back of a carnation to make a pretty brooch or buttonhole
- Accessorize a bag by sewing on a couple of carnations
- Sew or glue one or more carnations to a hair clip or plastic hairband
Yarn: Small amount of DK or worsted weight yarn in a floral colour (e.g. white, pink, red, purple, yellow, orange, cream) plus green for the calyx and optional stem
Hook: US H / 5mm
Additional info: You'll also need a bamboo skewer, pipe cleaner, or floral wire to make the optional stems.
Size: approx 2.25" (5.5cm) diameter, when made in light worsted weight yarn. (Your gauge and yarn choice will affect the finished size slightly.)
Option: This pattern will work with any size yarn, provided you choose a suitable hook size for your yarn. For a lifesize carnation, I recommend worsted or DK weight yarn.
This Carnations pattern is Donationware - the pattern is available to view online for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation:
Send me a donation and receive the easy-to-print PDF version of the pattern as a thank you!
It includes some additional info that you'll only find in the PDF version:
- Additional assembly photos
- A special technique for fastening off the yarn neatly at the base of the stem
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