Crochet Flower Pattern: Carnations

By Rachel Choi – 22 Comments
Need something easy and fast to make? These simply beautiful, crocheted carnations will last forever, as a gift to your loved ones or a decoration for your table. There’s nothing like a bundle of crocheted flowers to brighten someone’s day! Just follow the simple crochet flower pattern below.

Finished Size: 13” (33 cm) tall, 4” (10 cm) diameter of flower

Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level
Medium Weight Yarn
Crochet Hook F (3.75mm)
Yarn Needle
Wire (Optional)
crochet yarn size 4
crochet flower carnations

17 sc = 3’’
8 rows = 2’’
Gauge Swatch: 3’’w x 2’’h (7.5cm x 5cm) ch 18.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across
Row 2 – 8: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across
Finish off.

Need help understanding the abbreviations? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Flower
Round 1: ch 5, sl st in fifth from hook, ch 3, 15 dc in loop, sl st in next ch
Round 2 – 4: ch 3, place marker, 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in next ch
Round 5: (ch 3, sl st in next dc) around, finish off

With yarn needle, weave yarn into the top of round 2 (bottom of round 3), pull yarn tightly, bunching the flower together. Tie off and shape flower.

Flower Stem
Round 1: ch 5, sl st in fifth ch from hook, place marker, dc in each ch around
Round 2 – 21: dc in each dc around
Round 22 – 23: 2 dc in each dc around, sl st in next dc
Round 24: (ch 3, sl st in next dc) around, sl st in next ch, finish off

With yarn needle, sew stem onto bottom of flower using photo as a guide.

Leaf (Make as many as desired)
Row 1: ch 5, dc in third ch from hook, dc across
Row 2: skip 1, dc across, finish off leaving a long end for sewing

With yarn needle, sew leaves to stem as desired.

Optional: insert wire into the stem of the flower and shape as desired.

Do you need help with this crochet pattern? Leave a comment!

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  1. moonglow says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this pattern. I must try it…and it looks so easy to follow! You are such a talented designer, and I can’t wait to see what you make next.

    I love your blog!

  2. Rachel says:

    Thanks so much for the compliments, let me know how the flowers come along!

  3. Katy_Ravensong says:

    You do such wonderful work. I don’t know when (if ever) I have seen such beautiful crochet flowers. I will be make the rose and the carnations.

    Be Blessed!

  4. Rachel says:

    Thanks Kathy! It was sure a pleasure crocheting both the rose and carnation flowers. I think flowers are one of my favorite things to crochet. Enjoy! 🙂

  5. Deborah says:

    Whew! It took me a while to finish this but it was so worth the time. It is beautiful. I made a white one. Thanks so much for posting this pattern. I will be making more, and the rose, too.

  6. Rachel says:

    It took me a while the first time too!! Probably because of all of those rounds. I’m so glad that you made it! Thanks for all of your wonderful comments.

  7. Awilda says:

    While these are truly beautiful… I wonder if anyone has a link for Roses?

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  9. Tricia says:

    Hi Rachel I am new to your website and I saw this pretty pattern. I am a little confused as to how to weave yarn threw round 2 and 3 and bunch together.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Tricia, try and look for the top of round 2, then use a yarn needle to weave yarn through each stitch. When you pull the yarn tight, it’ll bunch the flower together. There’s no exact way to do it, so try it out and see what works for you.

  10. Wyatt Travis says:

    Hey! I made the carnation with no problem at all, and it turned out beautifully! But, I am actually having trouble working out the stem part. I get as far as the slip stitch, and when I start double crochet stitches, the whole thing turns into a mess! I can’t seem to keep track of where I’m supposed to be putting the crochet hook. Any tips?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Wyatt, after you do the ch 5 then the slip stitch, you’re going to make a double crochet into each of the chains. If it’s hard to see the chains, try making all 5 double crochets into the ring that’s created from the ch 5 and slip stitch. This will create relatively the same look but may be easier to do. For the next rounds, make sure you’re work in facing right side out, so that you can see the stitches better. Here’s a post that may help: How to Find Right and Wrong Side in Crochet

  11. Ann cherry says:

    Hi Rachel, I love your patterns i have one question , My flowers are three times the size of the ones that are shown and i am only doing the amount of rows called for. Mine are about 6″ in diameter not the 4″ stated in pattern, what am i doing wrong? thanks Ann

  12. Ann cherry says:

    Hi Rachel, I thought i should tell you what i didwhen i made the carnation. I followed the pattern starting with 5 single crochet joining, 15 double crochet in center,2 double crochet in each stitch there after up to and including row 4. i remeasured and my Carnation is a beautiful approx 10″ in dia.. Again I ask, what did i do wrong because your directions suggest 4″ in dia.. thanks Rachel

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Ann, I used a really small hook and crocheted pretty tight. Try to check the gauge if you want to crochet with the same tension that I did. If you are crocheting looser, than your flower will turn out bigger. You can also alter the pattern, by crocheting less rounds if you’d like.

  13. Linda says:

    I just finished making one of these (without the stem, so far) and it was so easy. It came out great! Thanks for the easy pattern; can’t wait to make more.

  14. Varsha suraiya says:

    Great!…….such varied things of crochet and I keep learning.Tks for all you put up as I love to try a lot of items on your site.Wish I could get all those super yarns too.

  15. Sarah says:

    Fifteen days until my yarn buddy gets married, and I had volunteered to crochet her bouquets and boutonierres. I needed one more pattern, am running out of time to write one, and I stumbled upon this just tonight. Should be about perfect! Thank you so much for sharing!

  16. Emma says:

    What gauge wire do you recommend for the stems? I don’t want the flower drooping over in the vase! Would 16 gauge be about right?

  17. Emma says:

    Many thanks! I haven’t seen 17 gauge at Amazon yet…but did find the 16 gauge, and I suppose it’ll be even a tad thicker. Appreciate the quick reply!

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