It’s 100 years since the end of the 1st world war, and in the UK we remember this with the Poppy Appeal run by the British Legion, where we all wear poppies from the end of October, to 11th November – Remembrance Sunday.
I’ve made poppies over the years, and sold them with all monies raised donated to the British Legion.
This year, I decided to do something different, I held a workshop at The Makers Cabin, where you could come and either crochet or sew some poppies.
It was a great morning with loads of poppies made, and £40 donated.
I made my own poppy pattern to do this, which I’m sharing with you now.
There are 4 different variations here, but there are so many more depending on when you change the yarn colour for the centre, and how many stitches you make in the last round.
Quick and Easy poppy
Oddments of Black, red and green yarn DK weight yarn.
Abbreviations – USA Terms
CH – Chain
DC- Double Crochet
HDC – Half Double crochet
SC – Single crochet
SS – Slip Stitch
Poppy number 1:
Beginning chain (s) count a stitch throughout.
Using green, make a magic loop and chain 2. 7 HDC in the loop ss to top of ch 2 to join [8sts]
Round 2: Join black, CH2, 1HDC in the bottom of the CH2, 2 HDC in each st around. Fasten off. [16sts]
Round 3: CH1, 1SC in each st around. Fasten off. [16sts]
Round 4: Join red, Chain 3, 1 DC in the bottom of the chain 3, 2 DC in each stitch around. SS to join. [32 sts]
Round 5: Chain 3, 2DC in bottom of the chain 3, 3 DC in each stitch around, SS to join. [96 sts]
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Poppy number 2 (Less wavy):
As poppy one, but for round 5
Round 5: CH3, 1DC in bottom of the chain 3, 2 DC in each stitch around, SS to join. [64 sts]
Poppy number 3 (Black middle):
As poppy one, but rounds 1-3 in black, Round 5 as per poppy 2 (Less wavy)
Poppy number 4 (small green middle and not so wavy)
As Poppy number 1, for colours.
Round 5: Round 5: Chain 3, 1DC in bottom of the chain 3, 2 DC in each stitch around, SS to join. [64 sts]
To make them into a brooch, using a pin (Bought from ebay), and some sewing thread and needle. Sew to the back of the poppy.