Looking for a crochet poinsettia pattern? I’ve got you covered! This mini poinsettia is 3D and lifelike, and the crochet pattern is free!
It’s funny, when I was designing a whole bunch of crochet ornaments for a Christmas in July Crochet-Along, I did NOT think of making a poinsettia right away.
I had designed 10 ornaments and I needed 2 more in order to get the “12 days of Christmas.” But I just couldn’t think of any good options!
As I was searching around for Christmas inspiration, I stumbled upon poinsettia decor, and I finally knew what I should design next! I’m very glad I did—because I love how this Christmas crochet flower pattern turned out!
How do you crochet a poinsettia?
There are several different ways to crochet a poinsettia, but one thing they usually have in common is that they need some LAYERS. Real poinsettias have lots of petals and leaves layered over each other, which makes it such a full, amazing flower.
In the case of this poinsettia crochet pattern, we will be making 2 different layers. First, we will make the 5-pointed, red poinsettia, and then we will make the 3-pointed leaves to go behind.
We will sew those 2 layers together and then add some yellow center pieces for the perfect easy crochet poinsettia!
So if you’re wondering how to crochet layered flower as a beginner, this pattern will be perfect! There aren’t any weird techniques involved. Just a few different pieces sewn together.
How do you crochet a 5 petal flower?
As far as the actual petals of the poinsettia go, there will be 5 total! In order to crochet a 5 petal flower, there is one main thing that you need: a base round of single crochet that is a multiple of 5.
Once you have that, you can start spacing out the petals over the single crochet. In the case of this pattern, we will start with 10 single crochet.
Here’s a tip that might blow your mind a little bit: to get a DIFFERENT number of petals, you can just change the starting single crochet number to be double the amount petals you want! For example, if I wanted 6 petals, I would start with 12 sc.
And in the case of the leaf piece, we only want 3 leaves. So we will start with only 6 single crochet.
A Mini Crochet Poinsettia
Obviously, this is a small crochet poinsettia, and it is meant to be that way. It is not meant to have a bunch of layers of petals and leaves like other patterns may have.
I wanted to make it as realistic as possible, but with as little work to do as possible. After all, this is a crochet poinsettia ornament pattern – not anything too big and fancy!
3D Crochet Christmas Flower
Hopefully, the 2 layers we DO make, plus the centers, make it have just enough of a 3D look! So it’s not too flat, but also not too big to be an ornament!
An Easy Crochet Poinsettia Ornament
Now, if you are worried about the difficulty of making this ornament, please don’t! I have included both photo and video tutorials in the pattern to make it as easy as possible for lots of different levels. You will need to know all the basic crochet stitches (from single crochet to triple crochet). If you have those, you should be good! And if you don’t, just watch the video! 😉
Materials for a Small Crochet Poinsettia
You will only need a small amount of yarn to make your own poinsettias. To be 100% honest, I don’t even know the name of the red yarn I used. That’s what I love about little projects like this – you can use up unnamed yarn you have in your stash!
What I recommend doing, then, is just finding some red, green, and yellow yarn (worsted weight) that YOU have and going for it!
For reference, the green yarn I used was Caron Simply Soft, and the yellow was Red Heart Super Saver. The flower and leaves are made with a G/4mm hook, and the centers with a D/3mm hook.
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Free Crochet Christmas Poinsettia Pattern
Are you ready to finally get started?!
- pin this pattern to your pinterest boards
- buy the FULL bundle of ornament patterns
- subscribe to my YouTube channel
- Caron Simply Soft Yarn (100% acrylic, 315 yds/288 m, 6 oz/170 g) less than 1 ball Harvest Red, Dark Sage, and Sunshine
- You can also simply use leftover worsted weight yarn in your stash that is similar colors.
- G/4mm crochet hook (for flower and leaves)
- D/3mm crochet hook (for yellow center)
- Yarn needle
- Poinsettia is made from a flower piece, a leaf piece, and three center pieces sewn together.
- Sometimes the rounds will be joined at the end and sometimes they won’t. Make sure to follow the instructions at the end of each round.
Poinsettia: 2.5” in diameter
Leaves: 2.75” in diameter
Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)
Chain – ch
Slip stitch – sl st
Single crochet – sc
Half double crochet – hdc
Double crochet – dc
Triple crochet – tr
Repeat – rep
Round – rnd
Skip – sk
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Beginning – beg
Picot Stitch (picot st): Ch 3, sl st in back bump of the third ch from hook. Click here for a tutorial on the picot stitch.
Crochet Poinsettia Written Instructions + Photo Tutorial
With G/4mm crochet hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Make 10 sc in second ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: Make (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in first sc. *Skip next sc, make (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in next sc. Rep from * 3 times more. Sk last sc, join with a sl st to first sc. (5 petals begun)
Rnd 3: *Ch 1, hdc in same sc. Dc in next st, (dc, picot st, dc) in next st. Dc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in same st as hdc. Sl st in next sc. Rep from * 4 times more. When you get to the end, omit the last sl st and simply fasten off! (5 petals finished)
Rnd 1: Make 6 sc in second ch from hook. Do not join.
Rnd 2: Make (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in first sc. *Skip next sc, make (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc) in next sc. Rep from * once more. Sk last sc, join with a sl st to first sc. (3 leaves begun)
Rnd 3: *Sl st in next hdc. Ch 2, dc in same hdc. Make (2 tr, picot st, 2 tr) in next dc. Dc in next hdc. Ch 2, sl st in same hdc. Sl st in next 2 sc. Rep from * twice more. Fasten off. (3 leaves finished)
What your finished pieces should look like so far:
Center (make 3)
With D/3mm hook, ch 2. Sl st in the back bump of the second ch from hook. Fasten off.
Step 1: Arrange the 3 center pieces on top of the flower.
Step 3: Next, thread a yarn needle and bring each end down through the back of the flower. Tie in a knot.
Step 3: Clip or weave in ends if desired. Being the rebel that I am, of course I decided to simply clip the ends. I’ll avoiding weaving them in if I can! Because the leaves will go directly behind the poinsettia, no one will ever know…🤪
After that is finished, sew the red flower to the leaves. I recommend using a red yarn end to do this so no green shows through on the front.
- Weave in any remaining ends
- Attach a hanger to your finished poinsettia and enjoy! Watch this video or see below to learn 2 different methods for attaching loop hangers.
I really hope you liked this crochet pattern! These poinsettias were so much fun to design and I’m happy I am able to share the pattern for free. 🙂