Sunday, December 06, 2009


SIZE: About 2,75 inches
MATERIALS:Size 3 crochet thread
Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
Needle with eye large enough for crochet thread

1. Read the instructions all the way through before beginning.
2. Pull slipstitches in joins tight.
3. I used J&P Coates Royale Fashion Crochet thread
4. A smaller poinsettia can be crocheted with size 10 thread and a size 7 steel hook.

ROUND 1: With yellow, ch 4, join to form a ring. Ch 1, working over beginning tail, 7 sc in ring. Join with a slipstitch in first sc. Fasten off. (7 sc)

ROUND 2: Attach red with a slipstitch in the sc before the join. Working over the yellow tail, *Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch, slipstitch in of next sc on round 1. Repeat from * around. Join with a slitpstich in same st is first slipstitch. (7 petals)

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Attach green with a slipstitch in any slipstittch between petals. Ch 70, sc in 10th ch from hook, to form ring. Sc in each ch, slipstitch in same st where green was attached.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


Cut 6 strands of thread about 6 inches long. Fold in half and draw loop through the circle at end of tail with a crochet hook. Draw the loose ends of the strands through the loop and pull them down tightly to form a knot. Trim ends of tassel evenly.

Mix 1 part liquid starch with 2 parts water. Wet the bookmark with the starch solution. Squeeze out excess and lay on a towel. Shape the poinsettia and tail, allow to dry.

Wow, what a great holiday bookmark. thank you for sharing the pattern. :)
I just love all of your bookmarks and have been making several. I chose to add another round of petals on the poinsettia. I posted a photo and a link on my blog I hope this was OK. Thanks so much for sharing.
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