This November citizens of countries all over the world will be donning bright red poppies as a symbol of remembrance. Whether you’re observing Remembrance Day or Veterans Day, crochet this quick poppy to give the symbol your personal touch. You can get a poppy of your own by donating at a pickup spot in your area, or crochet one yourself! Feel free to leave a donation with the veterans group of your choice as you usually do.
Crochet Remembrance Poppy
SIZES Approx 2” [5 cm] across
Patons Classic Wool DK Superwash (50 g/1.75 oz; 114 m/125 yds)
Contrast A: Black (12040) 1 ball
Contrast B: Red (12705) 1 ball Size 3.75 mm (U.S. F/5) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.
TENSION 18 sc and 21 rows = 4” [10 cm].
INSTRUCTIONS Note: When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed. With A, ch 2.
1st rnd: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join B with sl st to first sc. 6 sc.
2nd rnd: With B, ch 1. 2 sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. 12 sc.
3rd rnd: Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as last sl st. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. *Ch 3. (Sl st. Ch 3. 1 dc) in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 sc. Rep from * twice more. Join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.
SECURING YOUR POPPY Here’s a few ways to get your poppy to stay put on your jacket. Have your own ideas? Share them in the comments, we’d love to hear them!
small safety pin
securing a pin back to the wrong side of the poppy
sew on with needle and thread (if you’re comfortable with this option)