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Crochet Carnation Pin
By: Maggie Petsch for Kreinik
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Create a sparkling pink carnation tipped with white at the edges of the petals with this crochet flower pattern. This makes a wonderful embellishment for clothing or accessories.
Note: Do not join rnds unless otherwise stated; mark first st of each rnd with safety pin or other small marker.
Rnd 1 (RS): With C, leaving a 36" length for finishing at beg, ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook; pull 36- inch length to RS and leave for later use. (8 sc)
Rnd 1: With RS facing, attach 1 strand BFA and 1 strand A held tog with a in any ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first tr, ch-1), [tr, ch 1] 10 times in same sp, [tr, ch 1] 11 times in each rem sp around, join with a sl st in 4th ch of beg ch-5.
Insert hook into bottom center of base, pick up base of 36-in. length left for finishing, draw up a lp to RS, ch 13, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, sl st at bottom center of base, fasten off.
Stuff base firmly with small amount of polyester fiberfill or small amount of cotton ball. With tapestry needle, weave 9" length of C through ch-2 sps of Rnd 10 of base. Pull tightly to close opening. Knot securely. Run ends into base with tapestry needle and cut off excess close to base. With sewing needle and spruce green sewing thread, sew pin back to base of carnation.
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