The Pretty Poinsettia Flower

The Story Behind...

The idea of my (Tess) Pretty Poinsettia came to be as the result of a late night discussion with a friend. We came to talk about the upcoming Christmas, how sad it is as an allergic to not be able to have any seasonal flowers inside and she especially misses poinsettias. 

So after some tea I decided to go for it and an hour or so later; the Pretty Poinsettia came to be. 

The Pretty Poinsettia is a relaxing floral pattern that can be used to create many different Christmas decorations such as hanging ornaments, baubles and napkin rings for example.

Whether you’re a beginner or more advanced crocheter; I hope you’ll like it and have a really good time.

Merry Early Christmas.

xxx
Tess

Pretty Poinsettia

What you'll need

This little flower is a perfect scrap yarn project as you only need a small amount of yarn. Feel free to play around with yarn weight and fibre for different sizes and effects. 

We have used 3 shades of Yarn and colors Must-have, a 100 % mercerised cotton yarn.

  • Yarn A: Cream
  • Yarn B: Pearl
  • Yarn C: Limestone

You’ll also need a 3 mm hook, a scissor and a darning needle.




Round 1. With your color A yarn:

8 sc in a magic circle, close with a slst in the first st.

8 sc

Round 2. Work this rnd entirely in FLO of rnd 1:

(ch3, slst) in the same stitch, *(slst, ch3, slst) in the next st; rep from * til end, fo with an invisible join to the second st. 

16 slst, 8 ch3sps

Round 3. With your color B yarn; work this entire rnd in the BLO of rnd 1. Begin in any st:

(sc, ch2) in next st; rep til end, close with a slst to the first st.

– 8 sc, 4 ch2sps

Round 4. Slst into next ch2sp:

(sc, hdc, dc, tr, p2b, tr, dc, hdc, sc) in next ch2sp, skip 2 sts (i.e. the 2 sc from rnd 3); rep til end, close with a slst to the first st.

– 8 sc, 8 hdc, 8 dc, 8 tr, 4 p2b

Round 5. Work the entire end behind your work and into the 4 2nd skipped scs from rnd 3 only. Ch1 and slst into the second skipped sc from rnd 3:

(ch3, slst) in the same st, ch3, (slst, ch3, slst) in the next skipped 2nd sc; rep til end, close with a slst to the first st. 

 8 slst, 8 ch3sps

Round 6. Work only in the 4 ch3sps placed BETWEEN the petals:

(slst, hdc, dc, tr, ttr, p2b, ttr, tr, dc, hdc) in next ch3sp; rep til end and close with a slst in the first st.

4 slst, 8 hdc, 8 dc, 8 tr, 8 ttr, 4 p2b

Round 7. Work only in the skipped ch3sps that lies behind your petals:

Ch4, (sc, dc, tr, ttr, p2b, ttr, tr, dc, sc) in the next ch3sp; rep til end, fo and make an invisible join to the 2nd st. Place your ch4sps behind your work.

– 4 ch4sps, 8 sc, 8 dc, 8 tr, 8 ttr, 4 p2b

Round 8. With your color C yarn; work only in the ch4sp from rnd 7. Begin in any given:

(4 sc, [ch7, sc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in the next 5 sts], 4 sc) in next ch4sp), ch 2; rep til end, close with a slst in the first st.

– 32 sc, 4 ch7+24 sc

Round 9.

slst, sc, hdc in next 2 Sts  dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st (will turn over to the sc-side of your bar), sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc, slst, skip next ch2sp; rep til end, fo and close with an invisible join to the second st. 

4 slst, 24 sc, 24 dc, 16 hdc

You are finished with your flower, well done! 

Want to keep going? Why not trying out some of the add on patterns?

Simply click on the pictures below to get there. 

The Latest #PrettyPoinsettiaFlower makes!

The Latest #PrettyPoinsettiaFlower makes!

  • “All who joy hopes to win must share it. Happiness was born a twin.” - Lord Byron
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The best things about designing and sharing patterns surely must be to see the makes made from them. So today I thought I’d share this amazing little #prettypoinsettiaflower made by @_priya_ms with you all that totally makes my heart sing with joy.🌷🌸💕
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Thank you so much Pri Ya for sharing your work with us! It’s absolutely gorgeous. 🧡
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Happy weekend!
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xxx
Tess
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We Are All: SistersInStitch ✨
  • Tonight is the night; we at @sistersinstitch are celebrating the grand finale of the Pretty Poinsettia series on our homepage and YouTube channel. ✨
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The hanging ornament is being released at 21:00 (CET) and with it the 4th and (for now) final poinsettia tutorial is out and about. So so so exciting!!! 🌺
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It feels so incredibly good to finish, to have done them all BEFORE Christmas. 😅 The light has been totally missing here in Sweden the last weeks so it has been more than difficult trying to film with good result. Oh and speaking of light; where did our magical winter wonderland go?! It came only to be rained away in just 48 hours and I’ve been looking for it ever since.🕵️‍♀️
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Wishing for some beautiful snow to return this weekend but I’m sorry to say that it doesn’t look bright... 😔 However, as I’m a firm believer in turning lemons into sweet lemonade; I’m gonna focus my frustration into making magic inside instead!
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I have an growing idea of using some wonderful chunky fluffy white yarn and make a wreath to decorate with old laces (made by my great 👵) and a few of these Pretty Poinsettias. It all looks so pretty in my head, let’s see how it will turn out! 😄🌟
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🎄 Merry Christmas weekend everyone! 🎄🦌
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xxx
Tess
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All 4 of our Pretty Poinsettias tutorials are to be found on www.YouTube.com/SistersInStitch 😘
  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
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...and there is so much to do. Or no not really. 😅
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The gifts have been made and bought, most of them are even wrapped. And as we are going to my parents over Christmas; we decided to not have a 🌲 this year which made decorations go oh so quick..
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..and the only thing to cook is the ham and we are lazy (and smart) enough to by one ready made this time. Last year it took us forever to do and it wasn’t that impressive so no.. This time I’m saving my energy for eating instead. ☺️
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Nevertheless the amount of things I’ve checked boxes for; I still feel a bit stressed? It’s so weird. There is absolutely nothing to stress about... Yet I do. 😔
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Well I’m going on holiday leave now so maybe I’ll get the chance to slow down and enjoy having had done most things before! Looking forward to days spent outside and evenings with lots and lots of calming crochet. 💕 That #Sphinxblanket kit I bought in the beginning of December is definitely up on my nice list! 🥰
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What projects are you looking forward spending some quality time with? ✨
  • ✨ Dream a little dream of me....
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The Pretty Poinsettia written pattern is NOW available on our homepage! 🥳 Follow the link in our bio or visit www.SistersInStitch.com
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✨⭐️Good night and sleep tight. ⭐️✨
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xxx
Tess & Kay
  • My latest little darling; the Pretty Poinsettia flower in this years favorite colors! ✨
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Two tutorials for this one is up on our YouTube channel and two more are coming next week. Written patterns are also being worked at so this week is all about the 🌺.
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But the writing will have to wait a little longer tonight as it’s now time for Lucia and little Ls first time singing in public dressed as a Santa. This can’t be anything but super cute.. ☺️
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Have a wonderful night!
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xxx
Tess

Be inspired by the rainbow of beautiful makes you are working on! Simply click on any picture above to get to know a fellow SistersInStitch maker on their Instagram page.  Use the hashtag: #PrettyPoinsettiaFlower on your posts to have your make featured here and keep inspire others. 

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  • Today I made this cute #bloomingbauble designed by Tess @crochetedbytess 🌸🌿 So lovely 💕 #bloomingbauble #sistersinstitch #crochetedbytess #crochet #crochettherapy #flowers
  • “Unity is strength... When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” - Mattie Stepanek
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May is coming to an end and with it a new one begin... For the June pattern and tutorial @sistersinstitch teamed up with the one and only sunshine Jill from @gumleaf_crochet ☀️💛✨
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Together we (Tess and Jill) have designed a brand new “What Were You Thinking Square”. 🎉
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It has been so much fun, lots of giggles and many things learned during the process. It’s truly been such a blast and we can’t wait to tell you all about it.. ..a little later! 😉
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Until then, here is a little sneak peak of what’s coming your way this very Friday (5/6)! 🧡💛❤️
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Have a wonderful Sunday.
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xxx
Tess & Jill
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We Are All: SistersInStitch ✨
  • Finished my door hanging!
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Flat balloon pattern by @bloodymoon.crochet .
3D balloon pattern by @crochetedbytess / @sistersinstitch
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#crochethotairballoon #sistersinstitch #crochet #crochetersofinstagram #crochetwallhanging #minibloomballoon
  • “A little magic can take you a long way.” - Ronald Dahl
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Cooling spring winds are sweeping over the island this morning which got me to thinking about this amazing nordic feeling picture and #poparoundtheplate coasters made by Frida from @fridaspyssliga 🌬🌊🌿
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Love this light petrol blue greyish color!
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Please head on over to her account and spread some SiS love and kindness. 🌾
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Wish you all a wonderful weekend.
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xxx
Tess
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We Are All: SistersInStitch ✨
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Seen in picture: the #poparoundtheplate coaster designed by Alexandra from @afvirk ✨ Find the free pattern and tutorial on our homepage: www.SistersInStitch.com
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  • “Everything is possible when you have the right people there to support you.” - Misty Copeland
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This evening I want to pop in and say thank you. Simple as that, nothing more nothing less. 💛
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All I have done (and probably will do) wouldn’t be half as fun if it wasn’t for this amazing community of supporting and wonderful people here on this social platform.
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Each and every cheer you on; I carry with me close to my heart and use in all the work I do. 💖 Thank you.
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xxx
Tess

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