This year, I would like to kick off the Christmas craft with this beautiful and elegant Poinsettia Napkin Ring. Red is always the right choice to represent Christmas. These crochet red poinsettia napkin rings will surely bring the holiday atmosphere into your house. Your guests will be so pleased to be invited over for an exquisite dinner during the festival.
Recalling all the Christmas crafts I’ve made in the past, 2 among a good number of them are poinsettia this is the 3rd poinsettia I have made. I crochet a set of poinsettia coasters with yo-yo puff in the year 2010, and a made a bunch of fabric poinsettias in 2011. What happened to 2012? Why did I skip making poinsettia in 2012?? Oh… I was busy with quilting and never did any poinsettia, I just used the fabric poinsettias for the holiday decor since they were well kept and still in good condition… what a good excuse 😉
All you need to crochet this poinsettia napkin ring is some cotton lace thread, I used double strands of DMC Pearl Cotton Ball size 8, Red (col. 321), a crochet hook, some seed beads (as stamen of poinsettia) and lastly, a tapestry needle to sew the flower. You will need about 2 hours to make the first flower, however, the timing will improve as you work on the subsequent pieces.
These crochet poinsettia napkin rings are easy to adapt into other embellishments, you may add a brooch pin instead of the band of the napkin ring to make a poinsettia brooch, likewise, you can add a hairband and turn it into hair accessories. You can even make a bigger poinsettia by using yarn, starched it a little and hang on the tree, frame it up to be a Christmas decor, etc… Change the color of the yarn or lace thread, you will end up with a different flower to suit your occasion, for example white, gold, silver, for a wedding event.
Make this beautiful Poinsettia Napkin Ring to uplift the style of your dining table this Christmas.
- DMC Pearl Cotton Ball size 8, Red (col. 321), 2 balls, double-strand
- Seed Beads, some
- Crochet Hook, 1.75mm
- Tapestry needle, fine
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
fo = fasten off
1a, 1b, 1c, etc… = picture numbering of the step by step photos
Poinsettia flower Pattern (in American terms)
- The pattern makes 1 layer, you need to make 3 of them to form a poinsettia flower.
Use double strand of DMC Pearl Cotton, size 8, in red. Make a Slip Knot to begin. (1a)
- Rnd 1:
ch 2 (this first ch is considered as the base ring of the flower, the second ch is the beginning st of rnd 1), *sc in the first ch, ch 12, sc in the second ch from hook, sc in each chain for the next 10 sts, sc to the base ring (this is considered 1 branch for the petal), repeat * 3 times to make 3 branches, slst to the ch stitch at the beginning of the round. (1b, 1c, 1d, 2a, 2b, 2c)
- Rnd 2:
*skip 1 st, slst in the first ch st of the branch, sc in next 2 ch sts, hdc in next ch st, dc in next 5 ch sts, hdc in next ch st, sc in next ch st, ch3 (reached the tip of the branch), sc in the first st of the branch (going down from the tip), hdc in next ch st, dc in next 5 ch sts, hdc in next ch st, sc in next 2 ch sts, slst in next st, skip 1 st, repeat * to complete 3 branches that form 3 petals flower, slst in the first st at the beginning of this round. (2d, 3a, 3b)
- Dampen the crochet poinsettia flower by spraying some water on it, adjust the shape and pin it down to an ironing board, leave it dry to block the shape.
- Assembly: Make 3 of them. (3c)
Stack them up to form a 9 petals poinsettia flower. (3d)
Sew some beads at the center of the poinsettia flower. (4a)
Crochet a simple band using sc st, about 1/2″ wide, 5-6″ long. I did it with 4 sts x 40 rows. (4b)
Sew the ends of the band together to form a ring. (4c)
Sew the band to the back of the poinsettia flower. (4d)
Fold the napkin diagonally a few times, insert it into the poinsettia napkin ring. Open up the folds and let it sit on the table.