Poinsettia Flower Motif

Poinsettia Flower Motif_Avyastore

This beautiful Poinsettia Flower is symbolic of the Christmas holidays, and a crochet poinsettia makes a perfect addition to seasonal decor.

For today’s project we will make the Poinsettia Flower in a motif shape.  Skill level required are intermediate

Supply List for Poinsettia Flower Motif:

  • Yarn or Crochet Thread: You can use just about any size yarn to make this project. We have used Anchor Size 20
  • Crochet Hook Size: To crochet the flower, we used a size I.25 mm steel crochet hook.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Finished Size:

The flower measures about 2.0 inches in diameter. Flower sizes will vary based on supplies used and other factors.

General Direction:

http://www.avyastore.com/the-crocheters-guide-to-general-instructions-few-tips/

Crochet Abbreviations Used in the Poinsettia Flower Motif:

  • Slip Stitch= sl st
  • Double Crochet 2 Together = Dc2tog
  • Chain = ch
  • Double Crochet = dc
  • Double Crochet 5 Together = Dc5tog

To know more about the various crochet abbreviations click the below link :

http://www.avyastore.com/the-guide-crochet-abbreviations/

Details Instructions for the Poinsettia Flower Motif:

Special Stitches:

Double Crochet 2 together (dc2tog) – [yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] twice yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.

Double Crochet 5 together (dc5tog) – [yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] 5 times, yo, draw trough 6 loops on hook.

Poinsettia Flower Motif_Avyastore

Instructions:

Ch 6, slip stitch to form a loop.

ROUND 1

Ch 3 (count as dc here and throughout), 15 dc in ring, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 (16 dc).

ROUND 2

Ch 4 (count as dc, ch 1 here and throughout),* 5 dc in next dc ch1**, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1 rep from * 6 times rep from *to** once join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 (12 ch-1 sps).

ROUND 3

Ch 4, 1 dc in first st, * ch1, 2 dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 1**, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next dc, ch 1, rep from * 6 times, rep from * to ** once, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 (24 ch-1 sps).

ROUND 4

Ch 3, 1 dc in first st, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1 *(dc2tog in next 2 sts) 5 times, ch 1**, (2 dc in next dc, ch 1) twice rep from *6 times rep from * to ** once, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3 (24 ch-1 sps).

ROUND 5

Ch 4, (1dc, ch 1) in each of next 3 dc, *dc5tog worked across, next 5 sts, ch 1**, (1dc ch 1) in each of next 4 dc rep from *6 times rep from * to ** once, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 (40 ch-1 sps).

Fasten off; use the Tapestry needle to weave the ends.

What Can You Do With the Poinsettia Flower Motif?

  • Attach it to a hat, headband or ear warmer.
  • Use it to decorate a heart pouch or similar project. ·
  • If you crochet the flower using fine crochet thread, you’ll use it as an accent on scrapbooking layouts or mini album pages.
  • The thicker yarn version of this flower could even be used on mini album covers, where the dimension wouldn’t be a drag.

These are just a few ideas. We are sure you can dream up many others!

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