How to crochet a Poppy for Remembrance Sunday

This Sunday 11th November is Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Sunday and in this blog I will show you how to crochet a Poppy.

This day commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of the First World War and Germany. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

The armistice came into effect at the eleventh hour (11am) of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918. This was a significant moment both Britain and it’s Allies, to commemorate all soldiers who have fallen in the line of duty.

 

Why Poppies?

Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae wrote a poem during World War One called “In Flanders Fields”. In which he mentions the poppies growing in the fields. These poppies grew in between the crosses that mark the soldiers grave site.

The poppy was said to signify the representation of blood spilled in war and now the poppy is worn across the world to represent the remembrance of the fallen soldiers. For more information the British Legion or Remembrance Sunday click here.

A few years ago I crocheted myself a poppy, my husband liked it so much that I made him one too.

Now, I tend to make a few each year people on request. The one request that I have is that they put the minimum of £2 in the Royal British Legion’s donation’s box. Or if you would like to make a Poppy for yourself  or just to donate  click here.

This poppy pattern was originally found on creativelyinclinedways

Making your own Crochet Poppy

 

You will need:

Red and Black yarn (you won’t need much of either, as you will see from my picture)
Crochet hook 4.5mm
x1 Safety Pin
X1 pair of scissors
x1 sewing needle (You can sew the safety pin on or just clip it on, whichever you prefer)

Quick Note: I will be using UK terminology when discussing the pattern)

 

 

 

Step One:

Make a magic circle and ch3

 

 

 

Step Two:

Tr into the circle 11 times, join with a slip stitch

 

 

Step Three:

Ch3, into the same stitch tr1, tr2 into the next two stitches, tr1, tr1 into the same stitch but in the front, slip stitch into the next stitch. Repeat x2 on the last stitch slip stitch.

 

Step Four:

Pull the beginning of the magic loop to tighten the hole.

Step Five:

Now, put that to the side and use the black yarn, make another magic circle and ch1, dc7, join with a slip stitch and tighten.

 

Step Six:

Once you have finished with your stitches, sew it in the middle of the poppy and then add your safety pin.

And here you have it, your finished crochet poppy. In my pattern I used a safety pin, because I wanted to be able to pin the poppy to my clothes. With this poppy you have other options like attaching it to your bag or if you add a key ring hook to it, you could use it as a key ring.

 

I really enjoyed this project, it’s quick, easy to make and for a good cause .

 

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