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Poinsettia Flower
Free Christmas Crochet Pattern By KarensVariety.com

Materials: Size 30 crochet cotton thread in red
Size 10 and 12 steel crochet hook
green crepe paper
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 sc  single crochet
 inc  increase
 dec  decrease
 beg  beginning

Crochet Christmas Poinsettias with leaves on a wire stem and use as a floral arrangement or place individual flowers on a wrapped gift. Make the poinsettias red, pink or white and adjust the size by choosing larger or smaller crochet thread and hooks.

HALF LARGE PETAL: With red and No. 10 hook ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next st of ch, ch 1 to turn all rows.
Rows 2 to 8: 1 sc in each sc.
Row 9: Working in sc inc 1 st at beginning of row. Work 2 rows even.
Row 12: Inc 1 st at end of row. Work 5 rows even.
Row 18: Dec 1 st at end of row (to dec: * 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.
Row 20: Inc 1 st at end of row. Work 1 row even.
Repeat the last 2 rows once.
Row 24: Same at Row 20.
Row 25: Same as Row 9.
Row 26: Same as Row 18. Work 1 row even.
Row 28: Same as Row 12.
Row 29: Same at Row 9. Work 7 rows even.
Row 37: Dec 1 st at beg of row.
Row 38: Same as Row 12. Work 3 rows even.
Row 42: Same as Row 18. Work 1 row even.
Row 44: Same as Row 18. Work 3 rows even.
Row 48: Same as Row 18. Work 2 rows even.
Row 51: Same as Row 37.
Row 52: Same as Row 18. Work 1 row even.
Row 54: Same as Row 18. Work 1 row even.
Row 56: Dec 1 st, cut thread.
Work 11 more sections in the same manner.

HALF MEDIUM PETAL: Work same as Half Large Petal for the first 25 rows. Work 5 rows even.
Row 31: Dec 1 st at beg of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows twice. Work 2 more rows even.
Row 39: Same at Row 31. Work 1 row even.
Rows 41 & 42: Dec 1 st in each row, cut thread.
Work 7 more sections in the same manner.

HALF SMALL PETAL: Work same as Half Large Petal for the first 24 rows.
Row 25: Dec 1 st at beg of row. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows once. Work one row even.
Row 30: Dec 1 st at end of row.
Row 31: Same as Row 25.
Row 32: Dec 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 first row, then work 1 sc in each remaining row, cut thread. All size petals are joined in the same manner.

LEAF: With Green ch 2, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn.
Rows 2, 3 & 4: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1 to turn all rows.
Row 5: 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc.
Row 6: 1 sc in each of the next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, work 1 row even.
Row 8: Working in sc inc 1 sc at beg and end of row.
Row 9: Work even. Repeat the last 2 rows once.
Next 4 Rows: Inc 1 sc at beg and end of each row, then work 1 row even.
Next 3 Rows: Inc 1 sc at beg and end of each row, then work 1 row even.
Next 4 Rows: Inc 1 sc at beg and end of each row (30 sc in last row)
Row 25: Dec 1 sc at beg of row, 1 sc in each remaining sc, working 2 sc in last sc.
Row 26: Dec 1 sc at end of row.
Row 27: Dec 1 sc at beg and end of row.
Row 28: Dec 1 sc at beg of row.
Row 29: Dec 1 sc at end of row.
Row 30: Same as Row 25, then work 1 row even.
Row 32: Inc 1 sc at end of row, then work 1 row even.
Row 34: Inc 1 sc at end of row.
Row 35: Inc 1 sc at beg and end of row, then work 1 row even.
Row 37: Dec 1 sc at beg of row.
Row 38: 1 sc in each of next 24 sc, dec in next 2 sc (25 sc).
Row 39: Same as Row 25.
Row 40: Sl st in each of next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 21 sc, dec in next 2 sc.
Row 41: Dec in first 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 17 sc, dec in next 2 sc.
Rows 42 & 43: Dec 1 sc at beg and end of each row, then work 1 row even.
Row 45: Dec 1 sc at beg and end of row, then work 1 row even.

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