Earlier this week, I shared with you a Christmas Crochet Pattern Roundup. Today, I’d like to share with you an original pattern of mine. This quick and easy poinsettia crochet gift topper is the perfect way to top your holiday gifts.
cl=cluster stitch: *yo insert hook yo pull up stitch yo pull through 2 stitches on hook*, repeat from *’s 2 more times, (you will have four stitches on your hook) yo pull through all four stitches on hook. (1 cluster of 3dc)
Picot st=ch 3, sl st into first ch
With vintage white yarn, make a magic ring.
*cl stitch into loop, chain 4* repeat from *’s 5 more times.
Join to top of first cl with sl st.
Fasten off vintage white yarn.
Attach cranberry yarn to the top of any cl stitch with sl st.
*sc, 2 dc, tr, picot st, tr, 2 dc, sc into next ch 4 space, sl st into top of cl* repeat from *’s 5 more times.
Finish by joining with sl st into first sl st.
Fasten off, weave in all loose ends.
I attach the poinsettias to the top of my gifts with one long piece of vintage white yarn. Simply looped over a cl stitch, wrap around the back, bring to the front, wrap around the opposite cl stitch, bring to the back again and tie off.
I’ve made my poinsettias in cranberry and teal to go with my wrapping paper and vintage decor. I know that poinsettias don’t naturally grow in teal but I think it’s OK to take a few liberties when it comes to holiday decorating! Happy Crocheting!