Poinsettia craft: knitted flower brooch

Brighten up your winter outfits by attaching Kirstie McLeod's pretty and easy-to-knit poinsettia flower brooch to a favourite bag, coat or hat.

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Knitted flower brooch poinsettia

Our sweet knitted flower brooch makes a perfect quick gift for loved ones for the Christmas season. A botanical gem, it’ll have the green fingered (and not-so green fingered) decorating shawls, bags and more with ease. Why not knit up a trio of blooms and add them to a favourite winter hat, or even make a garland of poinsettias to hang above the fireplace?

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Any red and green DK-weight yarn can be used for this pattern, so have a rummage in your stash for some leftovers! It’s the twinkly gold beads, though, that make this knitted poinsettia so pretty. Stitch them in the middle of your flower using a length of sewing thread to add the sparkliest seasonal touch.

This beginner-friendly pattern uses some basic knitting increases and decreases. If you’re new to these, take a look at our how to decrease in knitting and how to increase knitting stitch guides to see how they’re done.

Kirstie McLeod’s knitted poinsettia pattern is taken from Simply Knitting magazine issue 165. When you’ve finished making this, don’t forget to check out our other Christmas craft ideas.

To make a knitted flower brooch you will need:

  • Any DK yarn from your stash. 1 ball each of Yarn A Red and Yarn B Green
  • A pair of 3½mm (US 4) needles
  • Gold beads
  • Brooch back
  • Cotton thread

Buy the yarn, needles, beads, brooch back and cotton thread for this project from Hobbycraft.

Knitted flower brooch poinsettia close up
Finish this knitted poinsettia pattern with a centre made from sparkly gold beads.

Knitted poinsettia pattern

Tension

Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 24 sts and 32 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over stocking stitch using 3½mm needles

Measurements

9cm (3½in) wide

Knitted poinsettia

You’ll find our standard knitting abbreviations in this pattern.

Poinsettia petals

(Make 6)

Cast on 3 sts using 3½mm needles and Yarn A.

Row 1 Purl.

Row 2 Kfb, K1, kfb. [5 sts]

Row 3 Purl.

Row 4 Kfb, K3, kfb. [7 sts]

Row 5 Purl.

Row 6 Knit.

Row 7 Purl.

Row 8 Sl1, K1, psso, K3, k2tog. [5 sts]

Row 9 Purl.

Row 10 Sl1, K1, psso, K1, k2tog. [3 sts]

Row 11 Purl.

Row 12 Sl1, k2tog, psso, fasten off yarn.

Poinsettia leaves

(Make 6)

Cast on 3 sts using 3½mm needles and Yarn B.

Row 1 Purl.

Row 2 Kfb, K1, kfb. [5 sts]

Row 3 Purl.

Row 4 Kfb, K3, kfb. [7 sts]

Row 5 Purl.

Row 6 Kfb, K5, kfb. [9 sts]

Row 7 Purl.

Row 8 Knit.

Row 9 Purl.

Row 10 Sl1, K1, psso, K5, k2tog. [7 sts]

Row 11 Purl.

Row 12 Sl1, K1, psso, K3, k2tog. [5 sts]

Row 13 Purl.

Row 14 Sl1, K1, psso, K1, k2tog. [3 sts]

Row 15 Purl.

Row 16 Sl1, k2tog, psso, fasten off yarn.

Make up the knitted poinsettia pattern

Join together the petals and leaves using the picture as reference. Sew the beads to the top of the petals using a matching coloured cotton. Then sew the brooch back to the wrong side of the leaves. Weave in all loose ends.

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Get a PDF version of this pattern here: Knitted poinsettia pattern

More Christmas knitting patterns

Your festive knitting continues here! Get your home ready for Christmas with our advent calendar wreath knitting pattern and knitted angel pattern, send a greeting with our knitted Christmas card pattern, and dress up the kids for the season with a Santa hat knitting pattern and Christmas pudding hat pattern.

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