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Poinsettia Crochet Motif Afghan

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Fill your home with poinsettias that will last year after year with the Poinsettia Crochet Motif Afghan. This free Christmas crochet pattern features the lovely Christmas flower that so many of us know very well. If you love free Christmas crochet patterns, then you have to get your hands on this afghan! Christmas just isn't the same without some great Christmas crochet blankets. This classic red and green color scheme will add a burst of holiday spirit in your home.

Poinsettia Crochet Motif Afghan
Poinsettia Crochet Motif Afghan
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Easy

Crochet Hook: J/10 or 6 mm hook, K/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Notes

Afghan measures 51” x 62.5”.

Materials:
RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 Skein 316 Soft White CA, 2 skeins each 376 Burgundy CB and 389 Hunter Green CC, 3 skeins 967 Holly & Ivy CD.
Crochet Hooks: 6mm [US J-10] and 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE:
Motif = 11.5” x 11.5” with smaller hook.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

MOTIF (Make 20):
With smaller hook and CA, ch 6; join with a slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, [dc, ch 1] 7 times in ring; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-4 – 8 spaces. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join CB in any ch-1 space; ch 3, 2 dc in same space, [ch 2, 3 dc in next space] 7 times, ch 2; join with a slip st in top of ch-3.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) all in ch-2 space **, dc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, [yo and draw up a loop in next dc, yo and draw through 2 loops] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1 tightly to close – beginning cluster made; * ch 4, sc in ch-2 space, ch 4, skip next dc **; [yo and draw up a loop in next dc, yo and draw through 2 loops ] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1 tightly to close – cluster made ; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of beginning cluster. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: Join CD in any ch-4 space; ch 2, 3 hdc in same space, * 4 hdc in next space, 5 hdc in next space, ch 3 (corner), 5 hdc in next space **, 4 hdc in next space; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-2. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Join CC in ch-3 corner space; (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in corner space, * skip next hdc, dc in next 17 sts **, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in corner space; rep from * around, end at **; join.
Rnd 7: Slip st in next dc, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip next dc, ** (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, skip next dc, * dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc; repeat from * to next corner; repeat from ** around; join in 3rd ch of ch-4. Fasten off.
Rnd 8: Join CD in any corner space; (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space, * ch 1, skip next dc, [dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc] 13 times **; (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in corner space; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off.

FINISHING:
With larger hook and CD, join motifs: holding wrong sides together and begin at corner, work sc, ch 1 through each space and in between 2 corner dc across. Join motifs in rows of 5, and then join 5-motif rows together to form afghan 4 rows wide.

Border
Rnd 1:
With right side facing and smaller hook, join CB in any corner space; (ch 2, hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) all in same space, * hdc in each st and ch-1 space across to next corner **, (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) all in corner space; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-2. Fasten off.
Rnd 2: Join CA in any corner; repeat Rnd 1, EXCEPT work hdc between sts of previous rnd.
Rnd 3: Join CB in any corner; repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 4: Join CD in any corner; (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same space, * ch 1, skip next hdc, hdc in next hdc; repeat from * to next corner; ch 1 **, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in corner space; repeat from * around, end at **; join.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 space around, working 3 sc in each corner; join in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Attach CC in same sc as joining; ch 1, sc in same sc, * sc in next 6 sc, keeping hook and yarn at front of work dc in next free hdc of Rnd 3, skip sc directly behind this dc **, sc in next sc; repeat from * to 7 center sc of next corner, end at **; sc in next sc; repeat from * around, end at **; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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