Remembrance Day Poppy Crochet Pattern

It’s now November. American Thanksgiving is just around the corner and soon it will be Christmas. The stores I walk by have made it clear that we should all be in the holiday spirit – actually, they made this clear the day after Halloween. But before we get too caught up in the joy of Christmas I thought I would focus on something that is just as important. Remembrance Day – a day to recognize and honor those who fought in past wars. Remembrance Day Poppy - Pops de Milk

As I said, I’ve noticed many shops with Christmas displays but only a few handful of people giving out poppies. Grade school history class introduced me to the famous poem In Flanders Fields and the poppy as a symbol of the blood shed in war. But it seems as though each year I see less and less poppies pinned to coats and jackets, which is why I decided to crochet a poppy and share it with everyone so that we can continue to remember.

Remembrance Day Poppy Crochet Pattern

To make this Remembrance Day Poppy you will need:

– Red and black worsted weight yarn (I’m using Bernat Berry and Black)

-4.00mm crochet hook

-Brooch pin

-Needle and thread to sew brooch pin

Stitches Used:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

Special stitch: double crochet standing stitch – make a slip knot, yarn over, insert hook into any stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through all loops.

Pattern is worked in rounds, do not turn at the end of the round.

Round 1: Starting with black yarn, Ch 2 and make 4 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends.

Round 2: With red yarn start with a dc standing stitch (counts as first dc), 3 dc and 1 hdc in same st as standing st, in next 3 sts: 4 dc, 1 hdc. Join with sl st to dc standing st. Fasten off and weave ends. Double crochet standing stitch:Remembrance Day Poppy centre - Pops de MilkRemembrance Day Poppy petal- Pops de Milk

If there is a gap between the first and last st you can sew that together. Use needle and thread to sew brooch pin to back and you’re done!Remembrance Day Poppy - Pops de Milk9 Remembrance Day Poppy - Pops de Milk10 Remembrance Day Poppy - Pops de Milk11

These poppies are so easy and quick to make you can crochet a bunch and give them out to your friends and family to wear for the month of November.

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