prefer to Crochet? : A simple crocheted poppy
Updated: 6 days ago
As we get closer to Remembrance Sunday, there is still time to create yourself a yarn based poppy to wear. Last week I shared a kitted poppy. This week I have a crocheted one for you.
You will need some red and black yarn - not much, just some leftovers. A crochet hook to match your yarn, the thinner the yarn, the thinner the hook and vice versa. If your poppy is too loose and floppy, try a smaller hook. If your poppy is tight and hard to work, try a larger hook.
If you are not sure how to follow the pattern, watch the video below which will show you how to crochet the poppy step by step.
(DC = double crochet, UK terms)
Start with black yarn
Leaving 20cm tail of yarn, Chain 5 stitches, and join into the round with a slip stitch.
Chain 2 (counts as first DC), then DC 11 stitches into the circle. Close round with slip stitch into second chain stitch. Cut black yarn leaving 20cm tail.
Join red yarn in any stitch in the circle. Chain 2 (counts as first DC), then DC into same stitch. 2DC into next and following stitches, close the round with a slip stitch into second chain stitch.
Next round: Chain 2 (counts as first DC), then DC into same stitch. 2DC into next and following stitches, close the round with a slip stitch into second chain stitch.
Repeat this round one more time, then cut yarn and pull through final stitch.
Weave in red yarn tails. Leave black tails hanging so they can be used to attach your poppy to your clothes, a pin, however you want to wear it.
Watch how to create this crocheted poppy: