Thursday, November 10, 2022

Remembrance Poppy - Free pattern

The poppy is the enduring symbol of remembrance of the First World War. It is strongly linked with Armistice Day (11 November), but the poppy’s origin as a popular symbol of remembrance lies in the landscapes of the First World War.

The red poppy has become a symbol of war remembrance the world over. People in many countries wear the poppy to remember those who died in war or are serving in the armed forces. In Australia, we also wear poppies in April on ANZAC day to remember the fallen.

I wanted to come up with a poppy with detail and texture while remaining simple enough to make more than one.


Yarn and Colors Must-Have, 031 Cardinal, 083 Peridot, 100 Black.
or Scheepjes Catona, 115 Hot Red, 205 Kiwi, 110 Jet Black 

For colour alternatives, consider:

White poppies are to remember civilians,
Purple poppies are for animals.

Hook: 2.5mm hook 

Other: Tapestry Needle, Scissors 

Pattern Notes:

R1-5 are worked in the round, R6-8 are worked back and forth in rows
Ch3 at the start of a row is counted as the first dc

Abbreviations (US)

MR - magic ring
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
st - stitch
BL - Back Loop
FL - Front Loop
[ ] - indicated stitches to be repeated
( ) - indicate stitches worked in the same stitch/space



Starting with Kiwi/Peridot, make a MR
R1: 6sc in MR. continue working in the round
R2: [(2sc)]x6. (12sts)
R3-4: 12sc. Fasten off.

Join Black to the FL of any stitch
R5: [(FLsc, ch3, FLsc)]x12. (24 FLsc, 36 ch)
Fasten off. 

Happy Crocheting,


Petal 1 - join Cardinal/Hot Red to any unworked BL from R4
R6: (ch3, BLdc), [(2BLdc)]x5, turn work. (12 BLdc)
R7: (ch3, 2dc), [(3dc)]x10, one st left unworked, turn. (33 dc)
R8: (ch1, sc), 2sc, [(2hdc)]x4, [(2dc)]x3, 2dc, 5hdc, 6sc, fasten off. (9 sc, 13 hdc, 8 dc)
Petal 2 - join red to the next unworked BL from R4, repeat R6-8.

With your needle, and a length of black, sew a criss-cross over the domed green section.

Fasten off and sew in all ends

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