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.
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
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?
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