Crochet Poppy Flower

Rememberance Poppies

Whether you celebrate Veterans Day, Armistice Day, or Remembrance Day we are all celebrating those who were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice and those who did.  The symbol of the poppy is taken from the famous poem In Flanders Fields, written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae on his reflection of his service in World War I.  In fact the poem was composed at the front of the battle Ypres, Belgium a place that saw some of the worst battles of the World War I.  The poppy is a symbol of not only the the soldiers who fought in the wars but also a reminder of how devastating the impact of war can be.

 

Crochet Poppy Flower

Many people like to offer thoughts, prayers or wishes while working on gifts and we thought it would be a great time to offer this free crochet poppy flower pattern.  We worked up the poppy using our Starlette yarn in the colors Black and Cardinal.  This is a size 4 worsted weight and we worked our project in a size 4.25 hook or size G.

Beginning Chain:  In Mary Maxim Starlette black Chain 3 stitches and Join in a round using a slip stitch into the first stitch.

Round 1:  In the center of your round work 10 half double crochets (HDC) and Join with a slip stitch into the first stitch.

Round 2:  Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch) and work 2 half double crochets (HDC) in each of the half double crochets (HDC) from round 2 starting in the same stitch as your chain.  Then join with your first stitch using a slip stitch, when finished you will have 20 stitches in your round.

Round 3:  Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch) and work 1 single crochet (SC) stitch into the same stitch as the chain and each of the next 3 stitches, then work 2 single crochet (SC) stitches into the next stitch;   repeat (4sc, 2sc in st) three additional times then join with a slip stitch into the first stitch.  When finished you will have 24 stitches in your round.  Fasten off your black yarn.

Round 4:  Join Mary Maxim Starlette Cardinal with a single crochet in any single crochet, then work 1 single crochet (SC) into each of the next 5 stitches then work 1 front post half double crochet (FPHDC) down around next stitch in round 2;  repeat (5sc, 1fphdc around rd 2) three additional times and join with your first stitch.  When finished you will have 24 stitches in your round.

Round 5: Chain 2 (does not count as a stitch) then work 2 half double crochets (HDC) in to the first stitch, 2 double crochets (DC) into the second stitch, 2 treble crochets (TR) into the third stitch, 2 double crochets (Double C) into t

he fourth stitch, work 2 half double crochets (HDC) in to the fifth stitch.  Then chain 1 skipping the next stitch;  repeat (2 hdc in st, 2dc in st, 2 tr in st, in st, 2 dc in st, 2hdc in st, chain 1 skip st) three additional times.  When finished you will have 44 stitches in your round.

Round 6:  chain 1 then work 1 single crochet (SC) stitch into each of the next 10 stitches.  Then work 1 front post half double crochet (FPHDC) around the chain and down around round 4.  This pinches the petals of your flower) repeat (10 sc, 1HDC around rd 4) three additional times and finish by weaving in your ends.

 

Poppy Pattern.  

Using Black, ch 3, sl st in first ch to join.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc throughout), 9 hdc in ring, sl st in first hdc to join.  (10 hdc)

Rnd 2: (Ch 2, hdc) in same hdc as join, 2 hdc in each rem hdc around, sl st in first hdc to join.  (20 hdc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, [sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] 3 times, sl st in first sc to join.  (24 sc)

Fasten off Black.

Rnd 4: Join Red with a sc in any sc of Rnd 3, sc in each of next 4 sc, FPhdc around next st in Rnd 2 directly below next st, [sc in each of next 5 sc, FPhdc around next hdc of Rnd 2] 3 times, sl st in first sc to join.  (24 sts)

Rnd 5: (Ch 2, hdc) in same st as join, 2 dc in next st, 2 tr in next st, 2 dc in next sc, 2 hdc in next st, ch 1, skip next FPhdc, [2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 tr in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, ch 1, skip FPhdc] 3 times, sl st in first hdc to join. (44 sts)

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in each of next 9 sts, FPhdc around next FPhdc of Rnd 4, [sc in each of next 10 sts, FPhdc around next FPhdc] 3 times, sl st in first sc to join.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.

 

 

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Gwen Bautista

I was introduced to the fiber arts like many crafters by my great-grandmother. She was determined that if I ever needed to repair some socks or make myself a sweater then I would know how. Little did she know that it has led to a rather large yarn hoarding addiction and fascination with needles. As a life long crafter I am always learning new techniques and improving my skills.

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