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Crocheted Scarf "Poinsettia"

I decided to make a festive scarf for anyone celebrating Christmas. For this pattern I chose red and cream yarn, which reminds me of Christmas flower Poinsettia. Thus "Poinsettia Scarf". You could make "Poinsettia Blanket" :-)
 I decided on  having my cream squares surrounded by red ones. Red is quite dominant, yet beautiful color and a works the best for drab winter days. I hope you agree.

These squares are easy and simple. They are crocheted in only 3 rows, so it is no biggie.

Of course for many of you that prefer crocheting with visual tools, I made a video, which of course you can share by clicking on any of the social media links below the video - the more the merrier and happier, or share this blog post. Spread the love for crocheting. Thank you in advance.

So RIGHT handed crocheters CLICK HERE.
And LEFT handed crocheters CLICK HERE.

Yes, if you make anything according to my written pattern or a video - you may sell your finished object (FO) anywhere you like. You may NOT sell the WRITTEN or VIDEOTAPED PATTERN though :-)
That is free to share. So ENJOY!


Materials I used:
3 balls of Loops&Threads, Impeccable,  worsted #4 thickness - two red and one off white (cream)
Hook - size 5mm (optional - hook 3.25mm - I used it to draw yarn through tight stitches)
Scissors or yarn needle

Size:
Width of the scarf - 3 squares, each square is 2.5"; (if you want to make scarf wider use 5 squares in each row)
Length - 30 squares
Total squares - 90 (28 cream, 62 red)



Abreviations:
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sl - slip
st(s) - stitch(es)
RS - right side
WS - wrong side
YO - yarn over
IP - (Initial Petal - at the beginning of the row):
ch3, YO, insert hook through same stitch, YO & draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO, draw yarn through two loops (2 loops on hook remaining), YO, insert hook through same stitch, YO & draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, draw through two loops (3 loops on hook), draw yarn through all 3 loops
RP - (Regular Petal - all other petals throughout the row):
YO, insert hook through same stitch, YO & draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO, draw yarn through two loops (2 loops on hook remaining), YO, insert hook through same stitch, YO & draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), YO, draw through two loops (3 loops on hook), YO, insert hook through same stitch, YO & draw up a loop (5 loops on hook), YO, draw through two loops (4 loops on hook), draw yarn through all 4 loops


Step-by-Step:

First square:

Row 1               Start with ch4, sl st it into a circle
Row 2               crochet loosely: ch1, 7 sc, sl st it into first st to create a circle
Row 3               make 8 petals into each stitch as such:  IP, ch3, RP, ch6; *[RP, ch3, RP, ch6]* - total 3x; sl st into first st to finish the square

Attaching a new square on one side only:

Row 1               Start new square with ch4, sl st it into a circle
Row 2               crochet loosely: ch1, 7 sc, sl st it into first st to create a circle
Row 3               make 6 petals into each stitch as such: IP, ch3, RP, ch6; RP, ch3, RP, ch6, RP, ch3, RP; then ch3, place squares on top of each other (while touching each other with WS and the new unfinished square facing you with RS), sl st into the first corner of the other square, ch3, RP, ch1, sl st into ch3 (side) of the other square, ch1, RP,  ch3, sl st into the second corner of the other square, ch3; sl st it into first st to finish a square

Continue attaching squares in a "line" until desired length. When you start attaching second row and you have to start attaching two sides of each new square proceed as such:

Attaching a new square on two sides:

Row 1               Start new square with ch4, sl st it into a circle
Row 2               crochet loosely: ch1, 7 sc, sl st it into first st to create a circle
Row 3               make 4 petals into each stitch as such: (new square) IP, ch3, RP, ch6; RP, ch3, RP; then ch3, place squares on top of each other (while touching each other with WS and the new unfinished square facing you with RS), sl st into the first corner of the second square, ch3, RP, ch1, sl st into ch3 (side) of the second square, ch1, RP,  ch3, sl st into the corner of the last attached square (second square), ch3, RP;  then continue on attaching your (new) square to the third square (which is lined up in a 90 degree angle) as such -  ch1, sl st into ch3 (side) of the third square, ch1, RP,  ch3, sl st into the corner of the last attached square (third square), ch3; sl st it into first st finish your new square


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Other knitted and crocheted items you may enjoy checking out:

Charcoal Hat With Rolled Up Edge (youth/adult)
Knitted Unisex Hat (adult)
Spring To Fall Lacy Hat (youth/adult)
Crocheted Spring Hat (youth/adult)

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