crochet a remembrance day poppy

Crochet a Remembrance Day Poppy

Would you like to crochet a Remembrance Day poppy?  It’s Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday soon so I’ve designed a simple crochet poppy pattern for you to try.

The pattern uses basic crochet stitches and works up really fast. You just need a little bit of DK / Light Worsted yarn in black and red. The pattern is easy and in both UK and US crochet terminology.  Lets make some poppies! . . . 

Abbreviations Used:

slst       slip stitch
ch         chain
chsp     chsp
st          stitch
sc          single crochet (US pattern only)
dc         double crochet
tr          treble crochet (UK pattern only)
*           marks the beginning of a repeat
( )          worked instructions in brackets into place indicated

How to Crochet a Remembrance Day Poppy – UK Crochet Terms

Tools:

  • A little bit of DK weight yarn in Black.
  • A little bit of DK weight yarn in Red.
  • 3mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for sewing in ends.

Foundation Ring:
Using Black, 4ch and join to form a ring by working a slst in the 1st ch made.

Round 1:
1ch, 8dc into ring, join with slst to first dc made. (8 sts)

Round 2:
1ch, *1dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, join with slst to first dc made. End Black yarn. (12 sts)

Round 3:
Join Red yarn, 1ch, 2dc in each st around, join to first dc made. (24 sts)

Round 4:
4ch (counts as 1tr, 1ch), 1tr in same place, 1ch, * (1tr, 1ch) in next st, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch) in next st; rep from * to one stitch before end of round, (1tr, 1ch) in last st, join to 3rd of beginning 4ch. End Red yarn. (36 sts and 36 1chsp)

Sew in all ends.

How to Crochet a Remembrance Day Poppy – US Crochet Terms

Tools:

  • A little bit of DK / light worsted weight yarn in Black
  • A little bit of DK / light worsted weight yarn in Red
  • C or D size (3mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle for sewing in ends

Foundation Ring:
With Black yarn, ch 4 and join with a slst into the 1st ch made to form a ring.

Round 1:
ch 1, 8 sc into ring, join with slst to first sc made. (8 sts)

Round 2:
ch 1, * 1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 3 more times, join with slst to first sc. End Black yarn. (12 sts)

Round 3:
Join Red yarn, ch 1, 2 sc in each st around, join to first sc made. (24 sts)

Round 4:
ch 4 (counts as 1dc, ch 1), 1 dc in same place, ch 1, * (1 dc, ch 1) in next st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1) in next st; rep from * to one stitch before end of round, (1 dc, ch 1) in last st, join to 3rd of beginning ch 4. End Red yarn. (36 sts and 3 ch1sp)

Sew in all ends.

Curtain of Poppies

If you enjoy making poppies with this pattern you can make loads more!  Wonderwool Wales is making, with our help, a Curtain of Poppies to remember the fallen of WW1. The festival runs in April and will be showing the Curtain of Poppies installation at Wonderwool Wales 2018.  If you’d like to contribute you can read all about the project here and find out where you can send your poppies. And, if you’ve made a poppy of your own for Remembrance Day don’t forget to pop some money over to the The Royal British Legion (info on the Curtain of Poppies page).

So, grab your hooks and get hooking some poppies!

Happy Hooking!

crochet a remembrance day poppy

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