A Flower A Day-Carnation-Free Pattern



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Skill Level: Easy

Supplies:  Size 10 cotton crochet thread; size B/1/2.25mm crochet hook, (or size 3 steel crochet hook for smaller size flower)

This pattern can also be completed using size 20 cotton crochet thread using a size 6 or size 10 steel crochet hook.

Stitches Used: slst (slip stitch), ch (chain), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet).

Gauge will vary depending on size of hook and thread.



Rnd. 1: ch6, join with slst to form ring.

Rnd. 2: ch1, 7sc, ch2, 7sc, ch2, 7sc, ch2 in ring; join with slst to beginning sc.   21 sc

Rnd. 3: ch4, dc in same st; *dc, ch1, dc in next sc*, repeat from *to* 19 times (skip over ch-2 spaces); join with slst to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd. 4: slst to ch-1 sp; sc, ch3 in same sp; *sc, ch3 in next ch-1sp*, repeat from *to* around, join with slst to beginning sc; fasten off.

Rnd. 5: attach thread in ch-2sp on rnd. 2; working behind first row of petals, ch1, sc, ch5 in same sp; *sc, ch5 in next ch-2sp*, repeat from *to* once; join with slst to beginning sc.           3 ch-5 loops

Rnd. 6: ch1, sc in same st, 10sc in ch-5 loop; *sc in next sc, 10sc in next ch-5 loop*; repeat from *to* once; join with slst to beginning sc.     33 sc

Rnd. 7: ch4, dc, ch1 in same st; *dc, ch1, dc in next sc*; repeat from *to* around; join with slst to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.

Rnd. 8: slst to ch-1sp, ch1, sc, ch3 in same sp; *sc, ch3 in next ch-1sp*; repeafrom *to* around; join with slst to beginning sc; fasten off.

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18 Comments on “A Flower A Day-Carnation-Free Pattern”

  1. Fatemeh Says:

    very pretty

  2. Thank you so much!

  3. Mary S. Says:

    this flower is very beautful, do you have carnation with a stem that i could crochet

  4. I don’t…..I cheat and use floral stems and add crochet leaves with floral tape, I work the center with 6 sc in the round for about 1/4-1/2″ and then begin the directions for the flower. That gives a base for the floral tape.

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  6. didough Says:

    There’s a pattern here for carnations with stems:


  7. Thanks! I actually can do these flowers with stems and leaves, it’s a very simple adjustment. I should have included that in the directions!

  8. sandra gasco Says:

    I made your carnation,

  9. That’s great! I hope it worked out fine for you!

  10. rochelle Says:

    This is a very beautiful carnation and i’m trying to create it. but i am not understanding row 5. i dn’t know what “md” stands for and working behind first row of petals, i’m not quite sure of that. can you help me with this part? i’m not sure how i should end with 3 ch. 5 loops.

  11. Hi Rochelle
    rnd stands for round (or row)……….when you start rnd. 5 (row 5) the thread is attached in the ch 2 space that is on rnd. (row 2), you want to keep the first petals in front of your work, just push them forward when you attach the thread. When you do this, the first 4 rows create the center of the flower, the following rows will create the bottom “petals”of the flower, making it bigger as you go. Hope this helps, Carol

  12. Helen Says:

    U do lovely work – tk u so much for yr knowledge & sharing of patterns. This is lovely. Loved yr rose pattern as well. Just so realistic. Tk u again. U r an artist.

  13. My pleasure! I so appreciate your kind words!

  14. Brenae Says:

    Do you have pictures of all the steps for this pattern? I’ve been trying to figure it out all morning, but haven’t had any luck. Mine are not turning out the same.

  15. I don’t right now. I’m currently out of town, but will try to put someting together when I get back home.

  16. Brenae Says:

    Please and thank you!

  17. Lisa Says:

    What would I do differently to make larger ones?

  18. Hi Lisa: You could use a larger thread (3 or 5) and a larger hook or you could make it with yarn instead of thread and use the hook that is recommended for the yarn that you choose…….it just depends on how large you want to go.

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