Poinsettia Doily

Poinsettia Doily
Christmas Crochet Pattern

 

 

Free Christmas Crochet Patterns - Poinsettia Doily

 

Materials: Steel hook No.10; small amounts of Knit-Cro-Sheen in red, green, yellow and white.

Note: If you use Speed-Cro-Sheen and a No.2 hook, you could have a hot pad.

This item is crocheted rather tightly, to hide the thread you are carrying. When changing colors, just draw the new color through the last 2 lps on hook of last st with old color. Always work over the strand(s) not in use.

Size: Completed doily is about 6" in diameter.

With yellow, ch 6, join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), work 15 dc in circle, join with sl st; fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join green in last yellow sl st and ch 3, then dc in same sp.

* With red, 2 dc in next dc; with green, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * all the way around, alternating 2 red dc and 2 green dc. Join with sl st. (Total 32 dc around). Ch 3 (green).

Rnd 3: Work 1 green dc in each green dc and 2 red dc in each red dc. Total 48 dc around. Join with sl st. Ch 3 (green).

Rnd 4: Work 1 green dc in each green dc. With red, 2 dc, 1 dc, 1 dc and 2 dc. Total 64 dc; join with sl st. Ch 3 (green).

Rnd 5: Work 1 green dc in each green dc. With red, 2 dc in first and last red dc and 1 dc in each of the middle 4 dc. Total 80 dc; join with sl st. Ch 3 (green).

Rnd 6: Work as for rnds 4&5; increasing at beginning and end of each red petal. Total 96 dc; join with sl st. Ch 3 (green).

Rnd 7: With green work 1 dc in each green dc and 1 dc in first red dc. With red work 2 dc in 2nd red dc, 1 dc in next 6 dc and 2 dc in next red dc. In last red dc work 1 green dc. Complete pattern with each leaf having 4 green dc and each petal having 10 red dc, with 2 red dc at beginning and end. Join with sl st; 116 st total. Ch 3 (green).

Rnd 8: With green make petal wider by working 1 dc in each green dc and 2 dc in first and last red dc of previous rnd. With red, work 1 dc in each of the 8 red dc remaining. Join with sl st; 128 st total, ch 3.

Rnd 9: With green make petal wider by working 1 dc in each of the 8 green dc of previous rnd, plus 1 dc in first and last red dc of each petal. Add white and work 1 dc. With red work 4 dc in remaining 4 red dc. (No increases in this rnd.) Ch 3.

Rnd 10: (Leaf begins to taper); work 8 green dc; with white, work 1 dc in last green, 2 dc in white dc of previous rnd and 1 dc in first red dc. With red work 1 dc in next 2 red dc. With white, work 1 dc in last red dc, 2 dc in white dc and 1 dc in first green dc. Join with sl st. Break off red. Total 144 dc. Ch 3.

Rnd 11: (Continue to dec leaf); 6 green dc. With white, work 2 dc in first and last green dc of leaf and 10 white dc between the leaves. Ch 3, 160 dc total.

Rnd 12: In this rnd, green leaf has only 4 dc and white is 18 dc, with an inc in first and last green dc of previous rnd. 176 dc total. Ch 3.

Rnd 13: In this rnd, green leaf has only 2 dc and white is 22 dc. (Make 2 inc in each st of white dc, in 5th or 6th dc from each end of white. Fasten off white. 192 dc total.

Edging: With green, work 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc; with red, work 2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc. Repeat around doily. No inc in this rnd. Plan edging so that a green set is centered over the tip of each leaf-point.

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