Poinsettia - Free Crochet Pattern
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Skill Level: Easy
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn in Red. Size H-8 hook. Gold Chenille Stem (Pipe Cleaner). Pearl beads and Pearl topped pins.
Size: Approximately 4 inches across.
ch - chain
hdc - half double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
FLOWERS (Make 2)
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, using Red and larger hook, ch 3, join with sl st to first ch to form ring; ch 1, 12 hdc in ring; join with sl st to first hdc. (12 hdc) DO NOT FINISH OFF.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, hdc in next 3 hdc. (3 hdc) Mark next st. Leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each hdc across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec, hdc in last hdc. (2 hdc)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc dec. (1 hdc)
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in hdc. (1 hdc) Sl st in ends of rows down side of petal to marked st.
Row 1: Sl st in marked st, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in next 2 hdc. (3 hdc) Mark next st. Leave remaining sts unworked.
Rows 2-5: Rep Rows 2-5 of First Petal. Repeat Next Petal around until 4 petals are done. After 4 petals, finish off and weave in ends.
Assembly - Using the photo as a guide, cut the Chenille Stem into a 3” piece. Coil to form tight circle. Glue circles to center of 1 Flower. Layer Flowers together in pairs so that all petals show and gold-centered Flower on top. Thread a Pearl Bead onto each Bead-topped pin. Push pin through center of gold ring of each Flower.