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Crochet Tutorial: Poinsettia

Crochet Tutorial: Poinsettia

Native to Central America, the poinsettia flower made its way to the United States in 1828. It was discovered in the wilderness of Southern Mexico by Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett. He was the U.S. ambassador to Mexico at the time. People wonder, “what does a poinsettia have to do with Christmas?” One interpretation of the plant is that it symbolizes the star of Bethlehem, the heavenly body that led the three wise men to the place where Jesus was born.

Another Mexican legend tells of a small girl who only could offer weeds as a gift to Jesus on the night he was born. When she brought the weeds to Jesus as an offering, they blossomed into the plants as we know as poinsettias. These flowers are known as Flores de Noche Buena, which is Spanish for Flowers of the Holy Night.

Today, I have crocheted my very own version of this beautiful flower. It is perfect for adorning a tree, adding to a gift, or using as a decoration throughout the home. In this easy-to-follow tutorial, we create our very own for this holiday season.

Poinsettia


Follow along with this video tutorial to make your poinsettia today!

Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
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Materials:
Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red, Paddy Green, and Gold (All Scraps)
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

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NOTES:
This pattern is made in all separate pieces and then sewed together.

Ch: chain
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TC: Treble Crochet
BLO: Back Loop Only



Poinsettia

Small Petals {Make 5}
With Green
Ch 8
Rnd 1: sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in last ch, ch 1, work on opposite side of foundation chain, sl st in same st as last sl st, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in last st. Fasten off with long tail.

Medium Petals
{Make 5}
With Red
Ch 13
Rnd 1: sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sc in next, hdc in next, hdc in next, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in next, ch 1, work on opposite side of foundation chain, sl st in same st as last sl st, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, sc in next, sl st in last st. Fasten off with long tail.

Large Petals
Make 3 with Green
Make 7 With Red
Ch 13
Rnd 1:  sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next, sc in next, hdc in next, hdc in next, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in next, ch 1, work on opposite side of foundation chain, sl st in same st as last sl st, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, sc in next, sl st in last st, ch 1

(Work in the round)

Rnd 2: sl st in next st, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next, sc in next, sl st in next, ch 1, sl st in next, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in last st, sl st into ch 1 sp, Fasten off with long tail.

Centerpiece: Work in BLO
With Gold
Ch 2
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (6)
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
Fasten off with long tail.

Finishing:
Sew pieces together, see video tutorial for visual instructions on how to sew these petals together.

Enjoy!!

***You can always contact me if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

***These patterns are copyright YARNutopia © so PLEASE DO NOT COPY, SHARE, ADJUST OR RESELL MY PATTERN. I wrote and tested this pattern myself, from beginning to end. It took a lot of time and work, and I would really like to have it remain “my pattern.”

***You can sell anything you make from my patterns, please just link back to my website YARNutopia.com. Thank you!

Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)

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“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale

~Nadia

Information about poinsettia flower was found at howstuffworks.com.

This post contains affiliate links, which I may be compensated for when you make a purchase. That means if you click on any link and buy from the linked websites, I will receive a small percentage of the value of your order. The amount you pay is not changed. Thank you for all your support in clicking the links in my blog!! You all are so amazing!! ~Nadia

The yarn provided for this pattern is courtesy of Red Heart Yarns

 


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One response

  1. These would be great to make in a small scale and add to a clip for a little girls hair bow. I will make for my grand daughter. She loves hair accessories. Thanks! 🙂

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