CROCHET PATTERNS (Crochet Flower Pattern #130 Crown-of-thorns) – 365 Crochet Flowers Bouquet Project


About Euphorbia milii

Euphorbia milli, better known as Crown-of-thorns or Christ Plant is a species of Euphorbia native to Madagascar. The plant has woody, spiny stems which helps it climbing over other plants.

The leaves are oval-shaped, growing up to 4cm long x 2cm broad. The small 2-petal flowers grow from inside a couple of bracts. The colours vary from red to pink and white.


How to Crochet a Crown-of-thorns Flower?


Crown-of-thorns Crochet Flower Pattern

Crown-of-thorns flower photo Crown-of-thorns crochet pattern

Crochet Yarn

  • Embroidery cotton (6strands) colour A = red, colour B = light green, colour C = dark green, colour D = brown.

Crochet Hook

  • 1.75 mm steel hook.

Details of components

  • The flower in the photo has only the bracts evolved. The flowers will later grow from the two little pin-like buds.

Crochet Flower Pattern

Crochet LeafCrown-of-thorns crochet leaf

Start: using colour C and 1.75m hook, make 16ch, skip first 3 ch and make 6dc, 3hdc, 1sc, 2sl st, 1ch, pivot and continue on the other edge of the chain with 2sl st, 1sc, 3hdc, 5dc, (3dc) in the next ch, skip next 3sts, sl st in the 16th ch.

Crochet Stem and Bracts

Start: using colour D and 1mm hook, make 2ch, skip 1st ch and make 2sc in the 2nd ch, join with sl st, 1ch. Continue in spiral until 2cm ~ 3/4 inch. Tie in colour B, fasten off D.Crown-of-thorns crochet stem

R1: make 2sc in each of the 2sc = 4sc, join with sl st, 1ch

R2: make (1sc in next sc, 2sc in next sc) x 2 = 6sc, join with sl stCrown-of-thorns stem cont.

R3: skip 1st sc, sl st in the front loop of next sc, make 4ch, skip 1st ch, 3sl st. Continue with 3 sl st in the ring, sl st in the front loop of next sc, make 4ch, skip 1st ch, 2sl st. Fasten off B.

Crown-of-thorns finished stem

R4: Tie in colour A between the two bracts and make 2 loops of chains as follows: 3ch, sl st on the opposite side between the two bracts, 3ch and join with sl st

R5: (1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 2tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc) x 2 = 2 bracts.

Crown-of-thorns starting the bracts Crown-of-thorns finished bracts


Sew the leaf to the stem.


This is it!  The crochet flower pattern is ready!

Christ plant crochet flower pattern

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