Saturday, December 14, 2013

Crochet Poinsettia Flower Crochet Geek



CROCHET POINSETTIA FLOWER 

Written by Teresa Richardson
+CROCHET GEEK 

+LEFT HAND CROCHET

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Poinsettia Flower

Video Tutorial: Crochet Poinsettia Flower Left Hand 

Skill Level -  Advanced Beginner

Abbreviations
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

SC DEC - Single Crochet Decrease

Materials
Size __/__ mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


With the tutorial, I made 3 small red petals, 4 large red petals for the large leaves and 5 greenish leaves. 

Small Petal
Work a magic circle


Row 1: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 2, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
working in each single crochet
Row 2: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
Row 3: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
Row 4: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, (in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2 sl st down the chain and through the top of the single crochet, SC,) CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn.

Cut the yarn, pull through a little extra.  Thread the needle, weave through the bottom edge to pull the sides closer together.  Sew the 3 small petals together.
Large Petal
Work a magic circle


Row 1: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 2, SC CH 1, SC, turn.
working in each single crochet  (2 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 2: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn. (3 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 3: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn. (4 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 4: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn. (5 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 5: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1, SC,  CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC CH 1, SC, turn. (6 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase)

Row 6: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1 SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, turn. (7 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase

Row 7: SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, in the ch 2 space work, SC CH 2, SC, CH 1 SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, CH 1, SC, turn. (8 single crochet on each side, chain 1 between each stitch, there will be one chain 2 space to for the center point, which is the increase. 

This part will ease the petals across the bottom.
Row 8: Upon the completion of row 7, working on the bottom edge, work 6 single crochet evenly across the bottom edge.

Row 9:  Work 1 Single Crochet, Work 2 Single Crochet Decrease, work 1 Single Crochet.


Cut an extra long tail for sewing the petals together.

Flower Center

Chain 3 join.
* Chain 4, SL ST down the chain, SL ST through the chain. Complete 5 times from *.   Upon completion, cut an extra long tail to use for sewing.

You will end up with some wavy little extensions for the center of the flower.  Add more if you want more extensions.  Sew this to the center of the 3 small petals.  I did sew the center of the flower center shut.









Reference Data


If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet




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