Saturday, 1 December 2012

Poinsettia - Free Crochet Pattern

 

From Vintagecrochet.com

These flowers may be made with any of AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY products listed below:

Material
Quantity
Size of Needle

“GEM”
CROCHET COTTON
Article 35
, SIZE 30
7 balls Bright Red
3 balls Hunter Green
1 ball Yellow

steel 10
steel 12

or

“PURITAN”
CROCHET COTTON
Article 40

4 balls Red
2 balls Kelly Green
1 ball Yellow

steel 10

or

“DE LUXE”
CROCHET COTTON
Article 346

4 balls Red
2 balls Kelly Green
1 ball Yellow

steel 10

5 – 15-inch lengths of heavy wire
16 yds. medium wire
Green crepe paper

Flowers and leaves are worked with a double strand of thread if "GEM" Crochet Cotton is used and a single strand if "PURITAN" or "DE LUXE" Crochet Cotton are used unless otherwise stated.

HALF LARGE PETAL: With Red and No. 10 hook ch 3, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in next st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.

2nd to 8th Rows. 1 s c in each s c.

9th Row. Working in s c increase 1 st at the beginning of row. Work 2 rows even.

12th Row. Increase 1 st at end of row. Work 5 rows even. 18th Row. Decrease 1 st at end of row (to decrease: * insert hook in next st, pull loop through, repeat from * once, thread over and work off all loops at one time). Work 1 row even.

20th Row. Increase 1 st at end of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat the last 2 rows once.

24th Row. Same as 20th row.

25th Row. Same as 9th row.

26th Row. Same as 18th row. Work 1 row even.

28th Row. Same as 12th row.

29th Row. Same as 9th row. Work 7 rows even.

37th Row. Decrease 1 st at beginning of row.

38th Row. Same as 12th row. Work 3 rows even.

42nd Row. Same as 18th row. Work 1 row even.

44th Row. Same as 18th row. Work 3 rows even.

48th Row. Same as 18th row. Work 2 rows even.

51st Row. Same as 37th row.

52nd Row. Same as 18th row. Work 1 row even.

54th Row. Same as 18th row. Work 1 row even.

56th Row. Decrease 1 st, cut thread.

Work 11 more sections in same manner.

HALF MEDIUM PETAL: Work same as half petal for the first 25 rows. Work 5 rows even.

31st Row. Decrease 1 st at the beginning of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows twice. Work 2 more rows even.

39th Row. Same as 31st row. Work 1 row even.

41st & 42nd Rows. Decrease 1 st in each row, cut thread. Work 7 more sections in same manner.

HALF SMALL PETAL: Work same as half large petal for the first 24 rows.

25th Row. Decrease 1 st at beginning of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows once.

Work one more row even .

30th Row. Decrease 1 st at end of row.

31st Row. Same as 25th row.

32nd Row. Decrease 1 st, cut thread.

Work 5 more sections in same manner.

Place the straight edge of 2 halves together. Working through both sections and over a medium wire leaving about a 3 inch length, attach Red in 1st row, then work 1 s c in each remaining row, cut thread. All size petals are joined in same manner.

LEAF: With Green ch 2, 2 s c in 2nd st from hook, ch 1, turn.

2nd, 3rd & 4th Rows. 1 s c in each s c, ch 1 to turn all rows.

5th Row. 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c.

6th Row. 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c, then work 1 row even.

8th Row. Working in s c increase 1 s c at beginning and end of row.

9th Row. Work even. Repeat the last 2 rows once.

Next 4 Rows. Increase 1 s c at beginning and end of each row, then work 1 row even.

Next 3 Rows. Increase 1 s c at beginning and end of each row, then work 1 row even.

Next 4 Rows. Increase 1 s c at beginning and end of each row (30 s c in last row).

25th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning of row, 1 s c in each remaining s c, working 2 s c in last s c.

26th Row. Decrease 1 s c at end of row.

27th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of row.

28th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning of row.

29th Row. Decrease 1 s c at end of row.

30th Row. Same as 25th row, then work 1 row even.

32nd Row. Increase 1 s c at end of row, then work 1 row even.

34th Row. Increase 1 s c at end of row.

35th Row. Increase 1 s c at beginning and end of row, then work 1 row even.

37th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning of row.

38th Row. 1 s c in each of the next 24 s c, decrease in next 2 s c (25 s c) .

39th Row. Same as 25th row.

40th Row. Sl st in each of the next 2 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 21 s c, decrease in next 2 s c.

41st Row. Decrease in 1st 2 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 17 s c, decrease in next 2 s c.

42nd & 43rd Rows. Decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of each row, then work 1 row even.

45th Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of row, then work 1 row even.

Repeat the last 2 rows once.

Next 3 Rows. Decrease 1 s c at beginning and end of each row, then work 1 row even.

Next Row. Same as 45th row, then work 1 row even.

Next Row. Decrease 1 s c at beginning of row.

Next Row. Skip 1 s c, s c in next s c, cut thread.

Attach thread at lower edge of leaf and working over an 18 inch length of medium wire work a row of s c all around leaf leaving about a 4 inch length of wire free on each side at lower edge. Work 2 leaves for each flower.

CENTER: With Green (using a single strand of thread and No. 12 hook if Article 35 is used) ch 2, 2 s c in 2nd st from hook, ch 1 to turn all rows.

2nd Row. 2 s c in each s c.

3rd Row. 1 s c in each s c.

4th Row. Increase 1 s c at the beginning and end of row. Repeat the last 2 rows 3 times, cut thread leaving a length. Sew sides together. Attach Yellow in joining of last row, * ch 3, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around, cut thread. Work 4 more centers in same manner. With Red using a double strand of thread cut a length about 6 inches long, knot one end and insert in each center. Sew the base of the 5 centers together and attach to medium wire. Attach centers to top of a 15 inch length of heavy wire for stem. Place the petals (row of s c on wrong side) around the center, first the small, next the medium and then the large, twisting the free lengths of wire at end of petals around wire of stem. Thread a needle with Red and sew bases of petals together to hold firmly.

Cover stem with a ½ inch strip of Green crepe paper and attach 1st leaf about 2 ½ inches below flower and 2nd leaf about 1 ½ inches from 1st leaf.

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