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Free crochet flower patterns carnations in a variety of colors make a pretty bouquet.
Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "PURITAN" CROCHET COTTON, Article 40 or "DE LUXE" CROCHET COTTON, Article 346
1 ball Kelly Green
2 balls Pink or color desired will make 5 flowers
Heavy flower Wire for Stems. Medium Wire for Leaves.
Steel crochet hook No. 5
Calyx: With Green ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 10 s c in ring, join.
2nd Row-Ch 1 and work 2 s c in each s c, join (20 s c).
3rd Row-1 s c in each s c, join. Repeat the last row 5 times, cut thread.
Next Row-Attach Color, * ch 9, skip 1 s c, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around (10 loops).
Next Row-Sl st into loop, ch 7 and work 29 d tr tr c (5 times over hook) in same space, * 30 d tr tr c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join in 7th st of ch.
Next Row-* Ch 2, s c in next d tr tr c, repeat from * all around, cut thread. If desired this last row may be worked with a contrasting color.
Fasten a knot in end of heavy wire and pull through calyx, fill calyx with cotton and sew together under the flower.
LEAF: With Green ch 50, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, working on other side of ch and over a 7 inch length of medium wire, leaving 2 1/2 inches of wire free at lower edge, work 1 s c in each st, join, cut Green.
Work 2 more leaves in same manner for each flower.
Cover flower stem with a 1/2 inch strip of Green crepe paper and attach 1st leaf about 1 1/2 inches from calyx and each of the next 2 leaves about 1 inch apart working down the stem.
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