Want to add a holiday touch to your outfit or gift? Here's a quick and pretty poinsettia you can whip up quickly...no sewing required! Each part (leaves, stem, center) is worked up in just one round and glued. This poinsettia makes a festive pin, but you can also add it to a headband, tote bag, or a beautiful gift topper!
By Jennifer Dickerson
Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:
- 5.0 mm H crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn of your choice in red, green, and yellow (I used Red Heart Super Saver in "Cherry Red" "Bright Yellow" and "Paddy Green"
- 1 Small piece of red felt
- 1 Bar pin backing if you wish to make it into a brooch (if you don't have a pin backing, try using a large safety pin)
- Hot Glue
- Tapestry Needle
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Instructions for petals and leaves:
(Make 3 Red and 3 Green)
Chain 4 and join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
Round 1: In the center of the ring, work 6 dc, 4 sc, 1 tr, 4 sc. Join with a slip stitch to close leaf and fasten off.
Join with a slip stitch to close leaf and fasten off. Weave in all ends.
Instructions for poinsettia center:
(Make 3 Yellow)
Finishing & Assembly:
Cut the felt into a 2 inch circle. Using a hot glue gun, place the leaves down first (I positioned mine in a triangle shape) along the edge of the felt. Next, add a layer of 6 red petals, overlapping them slightly in a circular fan shape. Do not over glue, as it will flatten the flower. Try to just glue the bottom edges of petals/leaves to the felt and stick them on. Finish by adding 3 yellow dots to the center of the flower, overlapping them as shown in the photos. If you wish to make yours into a pin, glue pin backing to back of flower. Let dry/cool completely before using.
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