To kick start, the plaid style crochet along is this beautiful poinsettia crochet square! I particularly had so much fun making this square and hope you will too with your version!
Over the next two weeks, we aim to learn and perfect how to make this beautiful square. I made 4 Poinsettia Crochet Squares for my prototype using just two colors – White and Red. Mix and match your version of this square by making fewer or more squares.
You can make your own in multiple colors. Square two can be seen here.
The plaid-style blanket pattern will be available as a free pattern here on the blog! You can upgrade to the premium version for the PDF. When you upgrade, you will also get the following;
- A full breakdown of the yardage needed ahead of time tells you how many yards are needed for each color in one square and the total for the number of each of the squares.
- A color tracker sheet – You can write the colors you intend to use in front of each square to make it more visual.
- A square tracker – You can color the number of squares you have made for each square.
- Different arrangements for your squares. This can help you picture how to arrange your squares if you prefer not to use mine.
- A detailed PDF explaining how to change colors effortlessly when crocheting with more than one color.
- 5 different square arrangement versions of the squares and the joinings. This saves you time from coming to my blog to get each square pattern.
Supplies for the Poinsettia Crochet Square
Yarn = You can use any DK-weight yarn or any yarn used to meet the gauge
Stylecraft Bellissima DK, #3 (100% Acrylic, 293 yards / 286 meters per 3.5 oz/100g skein).
Estimated total yardage
You need 2 colors for this.
I made 4 of these squares for my version.
|Colors||Yard for 1 square||Yardage for 4 squares|
Hook & other materials
5 mm Crochet Hook
14 sts over 8 rows = 10 cm/4” square made in dc
Poinsettia Crochet Square Notes
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Any other #3 weight yarn can be substituted.
- Use similar weights for all your squares!
Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
Chain/chains – ch/chs
Single Crochet – sc
Slip stitch – sl st
Half double crochet – hdc
Double crochet – dc
Treble crochet – tr
Crossed half double crochet – xhdc
Special Stitch needed for this Poinsettia Crochet Square
Crossed half double crochet (xhdc)
*skip next st, hdc in next st, crocheting over the hdc just made, work hdc into the skipped st, rep from * to the end.
Each square should measure between 11 – 12”
- For this square, you start by making a plain base.
- You then make 2 flowers per each square.
- These are stacked on each other and secured to the base (square).
Adjusting your square
- You can go up by a hook size if your square is not up to 11”
- Increase or reduce the repeats until your panel measures 11”
Instructions for this Poinsettia Crochet Square
Make 4 pieces
With White (F) Chain 44
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn – 42 hdc
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first st, xhdc across until last st, hdc in last st, turn. 2 hdc, 20 xhdc
Repeat row 2 until you have 11“
Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn. 42 hdc.
- Crocheting around the whole piece
- Crocheting loosely
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around, aim for [1sc, ch 2, 1 sc] at each corner, join with a sl st to the beginning chain.
Using Bright red (B)
Round 1: In a magic ring, ch 3, 14 dc, join with a sl st to the beginning chain. 15 dc
- Petal round – you will have 3 petals
- When crocheting into the chains, use the first loop as the remaining loop will be used in round 3
Round 2: *Ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next 3 chs, tr in next 10 chs, skip next 2 sts on round 1, sc in next 3 sts, rep from * to the end, Insert the hook into the base of the first ch of the petal to join with a sl st.
Round 3: Ch 1, *dc in next 3 chs, tr in next 5 sts, dc in next 3 sts, sc in next 3 sts; you should be at the tip of the petal now, crocheting down the other side – sc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, tr in next 5 sts, dc in next 3 sts, skip next st, sc2tog, rep from * to the end. Join with a sl st to the beginning Ch
Round 4: Ch 1, sl st across, aim for ch 3 at each tip of the petal, join
Fasten off and weave in ends
To assemble this square
Place the poinsettia on each other, ensuring not to overlap the petals.
Secure the center of the two flowers together and secure to the square.
Optional – You can sew around each flower to the square.
There you have your Poinsettia Crochet Square! What colors will you