A couple of months ago, we posted a tutorial on crochet stockinette that so far has been wildly popular. We showcased the stitch pattern on an infinity scarf that was embellished with a crochet carnation. The carnation was chosen because the scarf was a birthday gift for my aunt, a January baby, and carnations are her birth flower.

One commenter asked if a pattern was available for the carnation. Ask and you shall receive! It's an incredibly easy pattern that can be made from scrap yarn, but word to the wise--it does take more yarn than you would expect.

I'm not going to list yarn type or hook size, because that all depends on you! Use whatever yarn you like and a hook slightly smaller than you would normally use for that thickness of yarn. For the carnation pictured, The Animator's Wife used worsted weight yarn and an F hook.

We have everything you need to make this pattern at Crochet Kitten's Bazaar!


Ch 6. Join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1. Ch 3. 17 dc in ring. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. 17 dc.

Rnd 2. Ch 3. Dc in same ch as joining, 2 dc in ea rem ch around. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. 35 dc.

Rnd 3. Rep rnd 2. 71 dc.

Rnd 4. Ch 1. Sc in same ch as joining, *ch 3, sc in next dc; rep from * around. Finish off.

Separate petals and locate the starting ring of the carnation. Sew the ring to the desired object. Fluff the petals into a nice flower shape.

beg          beginning
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
ea          each
rem          remaining
rep          repeat
rnd          round
sl st          slip stitch