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Free Crochet Poinsettia
Cross
Poinsettia Cross

Materials: Crochet Cotton 325 yds White, 45 yds Bright Red, 30 yds Dk Red, 30 yds Green

Crochet Hook Size 7 and 10

Sewing Thread and Beading Needles

Beads-48 Gold 5mm, 25 Gold 3 mm, 24 Gold 6 mm, 5 Gold 8 mm.

Cross

Rnd 1: With no 7 hook and white, ch 8, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3, 23 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (24 dc made)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 6, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 6, skip next st) around, join with sl st in first sc. (12 ch sps)

Rnd 3: (Sl st, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1) in first ch sp, (4 dc, ch 1) in each ch sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (48 dc, 12 ch sps)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1) around, join. (60 dc, 12 ch sps)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, *(ch 1, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts tog, dc in
next st, dc next 2 sts tog, ch 3*, dc innext 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts) 3 times; repeat between * *, join.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, *[ ch 1, dc in next 6 sts, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc next 3 sts tog (dec made), ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3],
dc in next 6 sts; repeat from * 2 more times; repeat between [ ] , join.

Row 7: Working in rows, for long section, ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, dc in next 6 sts leaving remaining sts and ch sps unworked, turn.

Rows 8-23: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, dc in last 6 sts, turn.

Row 24: Ch 2 (not counted or used as a st), dc in next st, (dc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, ch 3, (dc next 2 sts tog) 3 times, turn.

Row 25: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts tog, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc last 3 sts tog. Fasten off.

Row 7: For short section, with right side facing you, skip next unworked ch-3 sp of rnd 6, next dec and next ch-3 sp, join white with sl st in first
st of next dc group, ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, dc in next 6 sts leaving remaining sts and ch sps unworked, turn.

Rows 8-11: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, ch 1, dc in last 6 sts, turn.

Row 12: Ch 2 (not counted or used as a st), dc in next st, (dc next 2 sts tog) 2 times, ch 3, (dc next 2 sts tog) 3 times, turn.

Row 13: Ch 2, dc next 2 sts tog, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc last 3 sts tog, do not turn. Fasten off.

Repeat rows 7 to 13 of short section 2 more times for a total of three short sections. At end of last row on third section, do not fasten off.

Edging:

Working around outer edge, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, skip first row, (sc in end of next row, ch 3) 6 times, sc in next worked st of rnd 6, (ch 3, sc in
next ch-3 sp) 4 times, sc in next worked st of rnd 6; working on next section, (ch 3, sc in end of next row)18 times, ch 3, skip next row, sc in first
st of last row, (ch 3, sc innext ch-3 sp) 2 times, ch 3, sc in last st, ch 3, skip first row, (sc in end of next row, ch 3) 18 times, *[ sc in next worked
st of rnd 6, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp)4 times, ch 3, sc in next worked st of rnd 6; working on next section, (ch 3, sc in next row) 6 times, ch 3, skip
last row, sc in first st of last row, (ch 3, sc in next ch sp) 2 times, ch 3] sc in last st of last row, ch 3, skip first row, (sc in end of next row, ch 3) 6
times; repeat from *; repeat between [ ] , join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first ch sp; for picot, ch 5, sl st in third ch from hook; ch 2, (sc, picot, ch 2) in each ch sp around, join. Fasten off.

Poinsettia:

(make 2 Dk Red and 3 Bright Red)

Rnd 1: With no 10 crochet hook and red, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 3) 5 times, join with sl st in first sc. (5 ch sps made)

Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch sp; (*for petal, ch 8, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in last 4 chs*; sl st in next ch sp) 4 times;
repeat between * *, join with sl st in first sl st. (5 petals)

Rnd 3: Working behind petals, sl st around post of last dc made on first petal, ch 3, (sl st around post of last dc made on next petal, ch 3) around,
join.

Rnd 4: (Sl st; for petal, ch 11, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, tr in last 4 chs, sl st) in first ch sp, (sl st;
for pteal, ch 11, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, tr in last 4 chs, sl st ) in each ch sp around.

Rnd 5: Working behind petals, sl st around post of last tr made on first petal, ch 4, (sl st around post of last tr made on next petal, ch 4) around,
join with sl st in first sl st. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join green with sl st in any ch sp; for leaf, ch 11, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next hdc in nxt ch, dc in next 3 chs, tr in
last 4 chs, sl st in same ch sp, (sl st; for leafl, ch 11, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next hdc in next ch, dc in next 3 chs, tr in last 4 chs; sl st )
in each ch sp around. Fasten off.

Sew six 3 mm beads to center of each poinsettia.

Finishing:

Sew beads to poinsettias to cross as desired.