How to Crochet a Carnation
By Jane Lake
These lifelike frilly carnation flowers are quick and easy to crochet. I used yarn unraveled from an old baby sweater and I found it worked very well for this old pattern which my stepmother shared with me many years ago.
The rapid addition of double crochet stitches in each round makes the pattern rather interesting because it forms the frills automatically as you work.
» » baby weight yarn
» » crochet hook: 3.00mm
Ch. 4 and join to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch. 3, 17 dc in ring, join.
Row 2: Ch. 3, 2 dc in each stitch all around, join.
Row 3: Ch. 3, 3 dc in each stitch all around, join.
Row 4: Ch. 3, 2 dc in each stitch all around, join.
Ruffle: *Ch. 3, sc in next space.* Repeat from * all around, join.