Friday, 1 November 2013

How To - Crochet a Remembrance Day Poppy


I designed this poppy actually a few years ago now on Remembrance Sunday here in the UK when raising money for the Royal British Legion, as my family personally lost at least 2 uncles in WW1, which I discovered when researching my ancestry.

I felt designing this poppy was my way of remembering their courage but also the sorrow they left behind.

I now share this poppy pattern with you so you can remember your heroes in your own personal way.

You are more than welcome to sell poppies made from this pattern to raise money for charities of your choice.

Materials Required

DK/Light worsted weight yarn in red
DK/Light worsted weight yarn in black
C/2 (2.5/2.75mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn needle for sewing

Finished Sizes

2” approx. in width

Gauge

Not essential for this project.

Additional Notes

This pattern is in US terminology.

R = red yarn B = black yarn

Round 1
Using B and a C/2 (2.5 or 2.75mm) crochet hook, crochet 5sc into a magic circle, pull to tighten, sl st to join – (5)

OR ch4, sl st into 1st ch to form a loop.

Round 2
2sc in ea st around – (10)

OR work 10sc into your ch4 loop – (10)

Round 3
Join R with sl st to join round, ch1 (count as st), 1sc in next 5 sts – (6)

Round 4
Ch1 (don’t count as st here or onwards), turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (8)

Round 5
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (10)

Round 6
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 6 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (12)

Round 7
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 8 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (14)

Round 8
Work 1sc neatly down edge of petal back to black, 1sc in next 5 sts (along the black), sl st in next st to match up red yarn.

Round 9
Ch1, turn, sk sl st, 1sc in 1st st (sc from previous row), 2sc in next st, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (6)

Round 10
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 2 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (8)

Round 11
Ch1, turn, 1sc in 1st st, 2sc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts, 2sc in next st, 1sc in last st – (10)

Round 12
Work 1sc neatly down edge of petal back to black, sl st in next st and fasten off using black yarn tails to tie onto whatever you desire! (^-^)

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