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. I’ve made a Remembrance Day poppy crochet pattern as a way to recognize and honor those who fought in past wars.
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:
- Worsted weight (4) yarn in red and black, such as Bernat Super Value in Berry and Black
- 4.00mm crochet hook
- Brooch pin or safety pin
- Needle and thread to sew brooch pin (if using)
Stitch Abbreviations (US terms):
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 indicated 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, in magic ring make 4 sc, sl st to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends.
Round 2: Join red yarn in any stitch from Round 1 with a dc standing stitch or you can join with sl st and ch 3 (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 first st. Fasten off and weave ends.
If there is a gap between the first and last stitch you can sew that together. Use a needle and thread to sew brooch pin to back and you’re done!
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.
If you make this Remembrance Day poppy crochet pattern I’d love to see you creation, just tag me on Instagram @popsdemilk_crochet and the use the hashtag #popsdemilk
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This pattern is for personal use only. The pattern and its photos may not be reproduced, distributed or resold, translated, published, altered, shared or posted in any way over the internet or offline.
You may sell finished items made from this pattern as long as it is handmade by you, not mass produced, giving the credit to Pops de Milk / Patricia Castillo as the designer. If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org