Look and See Some more Carnations

Pretty peach Crochet Carnation, it is a looser, softer design than mine.

These are listed as Crochet Carnations but although they do not particularily look like carnations they are still beautiful to see: Crochet Flowers

Crochet Pink Carnation for the romantic.

Crochet Flowers

Crochet Carnations

This Carnation pattern is easy to follow and has a couple of variations for size and colour. I was interested to see if I could create the carnations that are white with coloured tips. This pattern can be worked in solid colours if you want the traditional white or red carnation or in more exotic colours if you wish. I found it interesting to find out that some of the real carnations that you see have been dyed with food colouring in their water to give some of the blue and lime gree shades.

I used a #10 crochet cotton, which meant that this has the delicacy and detail of the fine crochet. The same pattern would work with a softer yarn. The pattern could be modified for a thicker yarn, which would be quicker to crochet. The trick to get the ruffled edge is for the outside row be '1dc, 2ch'.

I use the British names for the stitches. Conversions are found at
Convert British Stitch Names to American Stitch Names

Pink Crochet Carnation

Crochet Carnations

Carnation
Pattern

Work 6ch. Join into a circle with ss into first ch.

Row 1

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 8 times, ss into first 3ch to close

Row 2

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 2 times into first space, (1dc, 1ch) 3 times into each of the remaining spaces, ss into first 3ch to close.

Row 3

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 2 times into first space, (1dc, 1ch) 3 times into each of the remaining spaces, ss into first 3ch to close.

Row 4

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) into first space, (1dc, 1ch) 2 times into each of the remaining spaces, ss into the first 3ch to close.

Row 5

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 1 time into each of the spaces, ss into the first 3ch to close.

Row 6- (This is the last row for the Turquoise Blue Tipped Carnation and should be done in a colour if you want a smaller carnation with coloured tips)

3ch, (1dc, 2ch) 2 times into each of the spaces, ss into the first 3ch to close.

Row 7- (Pink Tipped Carnation, use this version if you want a very full larger carnation)

3ch, *(1dc, 2ch) into first space, (1dc, 2ch) 2 times into next space---- repeat from * to end of row, ss into fircst 3ch to close.

Row 7- (Green Tipped Carnation, use this version if you want a slightly smaller with more white showing)

3ch, (1dc, 1ch) 1 time into each space, ss into first 3ch to close. Tie off ends.

Finishing

I dunked the finished carnation in water then tugged gently on along the ruffled edges to arrange them nicely. After they were dry I attached them to a pin back.

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