Crochet Carnation Flowers
Expedience Level Easy Size 4 inches in diameter material South main crochet cotton size 10: 1 ball No 1 white 1 ball 493 French pink l ball -484 myrtle steel crochet hook size 8 18 inches 18 -gauge wire for each flower green floral tape tapestry needle Gauge Work evenly and consistently Pattern Notes Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Carnations may be crocheted Rnds 1-6 in all 1 color or Rnds 1-5 with 1 color and Rnd 6 trimmed with CC cotton. Treble (tr): Yo hook twice, insert hook in indicated st, draw up a lp, [Yo, draw through 2 Ips on hook] 3 times.
Carnation Rnd 1: With flower color, ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 4 (first tr), trin ring, ch 3, [2 tr in ring, ch 3] 6 times, sl st to join in top of beg ch-4. Rnd 2: sl st into ch-S sp, ch 4 (first tr), tr, ch 3, 2 tr in same ch-3 sp, ch 3, [2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] rep around, sl st to join in top of beg ch-4. Rods 3-5: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 4 (first tr), tr, ch 3, 2 tr in same ch-3 sp, ch 3, [2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] rep around, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3. . At the end of Rnd 5, if changing crochet cotton color, fasten off. Rnd 6: Attach CC cotton in any tr, ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-I, ch 3, se in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, [sc in next tr, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] rep around, sl st to join in beg sc, fasten off. Receptacle Note: Do not join mds unless otherwise indicated. Use a scrap of CC cotton to mark mds. Rnd 1: With myrtle cotton, ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring. (10) rnd2: Work 2 sc in each sc around. (20) Rnd 3: [Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around. (25) rnd 4: Sc in each sc around. Rnd 5: [Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep around. (30) Rnds 6-10: Rep Rnd 4. At the end of Rnd 10, sl st in next sc to join, leaving a 16-inch length of cotton, fasten off, Assembly Bend a 4-inch hook at 1 end of wire, place in flower with straight section of wire through center of Rnd 1 ring and hook part of wire on the outer section of Rnd 1 so that it will be secured around sts, Bend wire tightly at hook and bend the 4-inch end around the straight section of wire. Thread tapestry needle with rem length of cotton of Rnd 10 of receptacle; weave loosely through sts of Rnd 10. Insert wire into receptacle and out through center ring of Rnd 1, push upward and firmly around base of flower, gather woven sts firmly around base of flower, knot and sew receptacle to flower, fasten off, Wrap floral tape firmly around lower portion of receptacle and entire flower stem. Shape flowers with fingers to achieve desired effect.
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