The holidays are just around the corner and this week, I’ve created a great little pattern for Upcycled Poinsettias!
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After they were finished, I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with them. If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you might know that I’ve created a whole series of upcycled items. I’ve made them into garlands, photo frames, ornaments and (when I had larger rings) votive-sized candle holders.
I really wanted these poinsettias to hold a candle as well, but since the rings were too small, the candle sat right on top of the beads and it just didn’t look right. That’s when I had the idea to place the candle under the flower! And, guess what, it turned out super cute if I do say so myself!
Another thought I had while I was photographing them was that these would make the perfect donation to our church. Every year our church asks for donations of poinsettias. They line them up all along the front on the long steps. How sweet would these little poinsettias be placed around the church? Especially with the tiny battery powered candles in them. I might have to make a few more I think.
They’re called upcycled because they are crocheted around a 1.5″ plastic ring that I took from my gallon-sized milk and water jugs. Might as well save the environment AND crochet cute things at the same time!
I also thought this pattern would pass for water lilies if you curled the petals upward. Maybe even lotus flowers!
The gold seed beads are hand sewn on with a sewing needle and yellow thread. It only took me a few minutes to sew them all on since they were randomly placed.
The stitches you need to know for this pattern are the single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. If you aren’t familiar with crocheting around a ring, I created a very detailed photo tutorial for you that you can see at the link.
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- Red Heart Super Saver – Burgundy – 7 oz/198 g – 364 yds/333m
- Red Heart Super Saver – Paddy Green – 7 oz/198 g – 364 yds/333m
- Red Heart Super Saver – White – 7 oz/198 g – 364 yds/333m
- H/8 (5.00mm) hook
- 1.5” plastic ring (I got mine from gallon sized milk jugs and water jugs)
- Sewing needle and yellow thread
- Gold seed beads
Finished Size Approximately:
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
- This pattern is worked in rounds around the ring using different loops behind the petals. Photos of stitch placements are included.
- Both Burgundy and White are listed as color choices in the instructions. Use one or the other, not both together.
- If you are unfamiliar with crocheting around a plastic ring, I have created a photo tutorial that you can see here. http://www.highlandhickorydesigns.com/how-to-crochet-around-a-plastic-ring/
*** American crochet terms used throughout.
With Burgundy OR White
Round 1: 3 sc on ring.
Ch 4, working in bottom loops, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 2 chs.
*5 sc on ring, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 2 chs.* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. 2 sc in ring. Sl st into 1st sc made of Round. (5 petal centers made)
Round 2: *In 1st st of petal center, 2 hdc.
In next st, 2 dc. In next st, 2 hdc, ch 3.
Working along the opposite edge of the petal center, in 1st st, 2 hdc. In next st, 2 dc. In last st, 2 hdc.
Skip 2 sts on ring, sl st in 3rd st* Repeat from * to * 4 more times.
Round 3: *Ch 5.
In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 3 chs. Sl st in same st the ch 5 comes out of. Ch 3. Sl st in next st behind and between the front row of petals*
Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Ch 1, sl st in st in middle of petal (see photo below).
Round 4: *In 1st st of petal center made from Round 3, 2 hdc.
2 dc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Ch 3, 2 hdc in next st. 2 dc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Sl st in ch-3 space behind the petal*
(For the last petal of Round 4, sl st into the last sl st of Round 3.) Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Finish off.
Round 5: With right side of flower facing you, attach green in the same st you finished Round 4. *Ch 6.
In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 4 chs. Sl st in same st ch 6 comes out of. Ch 5. Sl st in next st behind and between the 2nd row of petals*
Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Ch 6. In 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 4 chs. Sl st in same st ch 6 comes out of. Ch 2, sl st in a loop in middle of the back of the petal.
Round 6: *In 1st st of leaf center made from Round 5, 2 hdc. 2 dc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st. Ch 3, 2 hdc in next st. 2 dc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in last st. Sl st in ch 5 space behind the leaf* Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Finish off.
Weave in any ends.
With sewing needle and yellow thread, stitch the gold seed beads onto the yarn that is wrapped around the plastic ring. No pattern. Stitch them on randomly. Hide any loose ends.
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