Carnations by June Gilbank


April 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
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This pattern is available for free.

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.

Note: This pattern is Donationware - the pattern is available for free, but if you like it please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation. The PDF version, available for any size donation, is formatted for easy viewing and printing, and includes bonuses (additional assembly photos and a special technique for fastening off the yarn neatly at the base of the stem). The complete pattern is available to view in full (for no charge) from the linked page.

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