December 12th is National Poinsettia Day. This beautiful bold flower is symbolic of the Christmas holidays, and a crochet poinsettia makes a perfect addition to seasonal decor. These ten crochet flower patterns are ideal Christmas crochet patterns and can also be adapted with different colors to make lovely crochet creations all year long.
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Sher Jenks of Fly the Coop Crafts has put together a photo-rich set of instructions for making beautiful classic poinsettia crochet flowers. She provides details for making them in three different sizes, so that you can adapt them to a variety of different holiday projects.
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This is one of the most beautiful free poinsettia crochet patterns out there. The flower design itself is terrific, and it comes with a tutorial to make a crochet wreath. This is absolutely perfect for Christmas decorating! This free Xmas crochet pattern is by Yarn Twist.
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This fun twist on the traditional poinsettia uses a pretty puff stitch to make cushy coasters. They're perfect for all of your holiday parties. A set of them would also make a great gift set. This is a free Christmas crochet pattern by Joanne Loa over at Craft Passion. She also shows you that the flowers can double as Christmas ornaments.
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Turn the poinsettia theme into a functional item with this free crochet potholder pattern by Joyce A. Hodnett. These are a great way to turn your holiday dinner parties into a festive event, and of course potholders also make terrific quick Christmas presents for others.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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My personal go-to gift at the holidays is always wine. It works for almost anyone (of age), whether you know them well or not, making it great to give as a gift wherever you are invited or whenever an extra person arrives at one of your gatherings. Crochet wine cozies make that generic gift more personal, and this free crochet wine cozy pattern is decorated with a festive poinsettia to spread holiday cheer. It's designed by Pia of Stitches n Scraps.
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Pop a battery-operated tea light candle into this cute crochet flower cozy and you've instantly got a warm seasonal decor item. This is a great idea for something to make all year long, changing up the colors to make different types of flowers, but it works especially well as a poinsettia for the holidays.
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This is a beautiful free crochet pattern for a Christmas poinsettia. The instructions also show how it can be attached to the center of a white granny square, which could then be used to make cushions, blankets and more. The pattern is free but you have to sign up for a free newsletter membership to get access to it.
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Some people work better from video tutorials than they do using photo tutorials. If that describes you then you might want to check out this free crochet poinsettia flower pattern that's available from Mary J Handmade as a video tutorial in both Italian and English.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Crochet designer Donna Wilby describes this as a really quick and simple free crochet pattern. Sometimes the poinsettia can be daunting because of it's many layers but here she shows how to do a simpler version that can be made in a single color (such as red) or layered on top of other colors (such as white or green). This is a Ravelry download pattern.
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This is a free crochet pattern by Vicki Blizzard for two matching checkered Christmas hot pads. They each come with an appliqué - one is the poinsettia and the other is holly berries. Together, a pair of these will make a terrific Christmas present for any bakers that you know.