Carnation Flower Pattern

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Carnation Flower Pattern

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 2½ 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 ½ inch strip of Green crepe paper and attach 1st leaf about 1½ inches from calyx and each of the next 2 leaves about 1 inch apart working down the stem.