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Free Crochet Poinsettia Pattern

Hook up a festive flower with this beautiful crochet poinsettia pattern – perfect for Christmas time.

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Published: October 5, 2021 at 9:00 am
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Whether you make it into a brooch, a corsage, or just use it as a beautiful decoration - no flower says Christmas quite like a Poinsettia. This free crochet poinsettia pattern uses clever layers to create a stunning petal effect (be sure to read the notes carefully), with some french knots in gold yarn to perfectly finish off this masterpiece. And if you can't get enough of Poinsettias and know your way around a pair of knitting needles, you can also try our free poinsettia knitting pattern.

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You will need:

Scheepjes Catona 100% Cotton, or alternative 4ply yarn, 1 ball of each:

  • Dark Blue (or alternatively use a dark green)
  • Red (or alternatively Fuchsia pink)
  • Gold

A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook

Yarn needle

Abbreviations:

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free poinsettia crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Notes:

This free poinsettia crochet pattern is made up of four different layers. The bottom layer is the leaf base, with five leaves worked around a central circle. There are then three different petal layers; the first has four large petals, the second has six medium petals and the top layer has four petals, in two different sizes. Together these individual layers build up to give the crochet Poinsettia its distinctive look of different sized petals, with no particular symmetry. The top flower layer is finished off with gold loops in the centre. Each leaf and petal is worked with a central spine down the centre.

To vary the look of your Christmas Poinsettia, the top petal layer can also be worked with the petal spines being worked in gold to give a variegated effect.

Free Crochet Poinsettia Pattern

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To make the leaf base:

(5 leaves)

Round 1: UsingDark Blue make a crochet magic loop, Ch 2 and work 5htr in to the ring. Pull the ring closed.

Round 2: *Ss in to the next stitch and Ch 15. ss in to the 2nd Ch from the hook and dc back to the base of the chain. [14sts].

Repeat from the * all the way around the ring until you have 5 leaf spines. Join with a ss.

Round 3: Work up one side of the 1st leaf spine as follows: ss, dc, dc + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + tr (in the same stitch), tr, tr + dtr (in the same stitch), dtr + tr (in the same stitch), tr, tr + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + dc (in the same stitch), Ch 3 and ss in 3rd ch from hook.

Now, working in to the back loops only, work back down the other side of the spine as follows: dc in ch-2 sp, dc + htr (in the first dc), htr, htr + tr (in the same stitch), tr, tr + dtr (in the same stitch) , dtr + tr (in the same stitch) , tr, tr + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + dc (in the same stitch), dc, ss in to the last two stitches.

Repeat Round 3 on each leaf spine. Finish off by joining with a ss. Sew in ends.

To make the bottom petal layer:

(4 petals)

Round 1: Using Red, make a crochet magic loop, Ch 2 and work 4htr in to the ring. Pull the ring closed.

Rounds 2 and 3: Work as for Leaf Base

To make the middle petal layer:

(6 petals)

Round 1: Using Red make a crochet magic loop, Ch 2 and work 6htr in to the ring. Pull the ring closed.

Round 2: *Ss in to the next stitch and Ch 13. Ss in to the 2nd Ch from the hook and dc back to the base of the chain. [12sts].

Repeat from the * all the way around the ring until you have 6 petal spines. Join with a ss.

Round 3: Work up one side of the 1st petal spine as follows: ss, dc, dc + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + tr (in the same stitch), tr + tr (in the same stitch), tr +htr( in the same stitch),htr, htr + dc( in the same stitch), dc, Ch3 and ss in 3rd ch from hook.

Now, working in to the back loops only, work back down the other side of the spine as follows: dc in first dc, dc + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + tr (in the same stitch), tr + tr (in the same stitch), tr +htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + dc (in the same stitch), dc, ss in to the last two stitches.

Repeat Round 3 on each petal spine. Finish off by joining with a ss. Sew in ends.

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To make the top petal layer:

(4 petals)

Round 1: Using Red make a crochet magic loop, Ch 2 and work 4htr in to the ring. Pull the ring closed.

Round 2: *Ss in to the next stitch and Ch 11. ss in to the 2nd Ch from the hook and dc back to the base of the chain. [10sts]. ss in to the next stitch and Ch 9. ss in to the 2nd Ch from the hook and dc back to the base of the chain. [8sts]. *

Repeat from * to *. This will leave you with 4 petal spines, that alternate in size.

Round3: ***Work up one side of the 1st petal spine as follows: ss, dc, dc + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + tr (in the same stitch), tr + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + dc (in the same stitch), dc, Ch3 , ss in 3rd ch from hook..

Now, working in to the back loops only, work back down the other side of the spine as follows: dc in ss, dc + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + tr (in the same stitch), tr +htr (in the same stitch) ,htr, htr + dc (in the same stitch), dc, ss in to the last two stitches.

Work up one side of the 2nd petal spine as follows: Work up one side of the 1st petal spine as follows: ss, dc, dc + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + dc( in the same stitch), dc, dc, Ch3 , ss in 3rd ch from hook.

Now, working in to the back loops only, work back down the other side of the spine as follows: dc in first dc, dc, dc + htr (in the same stitch), htr, htr + dc (in the same stitch), dc, ss. ***

Repeat from *** to *** one more time. When completed you will have a petal layer with 4 petals, alternating in size. Finish off and sew in the ends.

To complete the top layer, using the Gold yarn work a series of small loops or French Knots in the centre of the flower.

Putting your Poinsettia together

You may wish to block your flower parts before stitching them together. To do this spray each part with Spray Starch and pin onto a board to air dry.

Once completely dry, beginning with the leaf layer on the bottom, build up the layers of the Poinsettia, laying the petals in the arrangement you wish them to be.

Using a needle and thread stitch the 4 layers in place by stitching from the centre top of the flower to the centre of the bottom layer.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our free patterns here.

If you like this free poinsettia crochet pattern, then why check out our pick of 61 Free Crochet Christmas Decoration Patterns or the Top 20 Free Christmas Crochet Patterns. Or alternatively hook up an amigurumi Christmas with our Free Amigurumi Christmas Pudding Crochet Pattern or our Free amigurumi Santa crochet pattern!

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this free poinsettia crochet pattern. Don’t forget, if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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