Tutorial Tuesday is here again and this time I would like to share my very own version of a crochet poppy.
What does the poppy mean to you? For me it symbolises hope and remembrance. Whether you wear a poppy as a sign of remembrance or simply to decorate your clothing, wear it with pride, knowing that this wonderful little flower is incredibly resilient, has such strength and beauty.
Did you know?
"In the spring of 1915, shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian doctor, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae was inspired by the sight of poppies growing in battle-scarred fields to write a now famous poem called 'In Flanders Fields'. After the First World War, the poppy was adopted as a symbol of Remembrance. The first ever 'Poppy Appeal' in 1921 raised over £106,000; a considerable amount of money at the time."
To find out more about the story of the poppy head over to the Royal British Legion website here.
This is a FREE crochet pattern and is written in UK terminology. It is a simple pattern and would be suited to an advanced beginner. If you have a spare half hour and fancy getting creative then this could be just the project - its a great stash buster too!
Slst: Slip stitch
Dc: Double crochet
Htr: Half treble crochet
Tr: Treble crochet
Dtr: Double treble crochet
Trtr: Triple treble crochet
Approx. 7cm x 7cm
POPPY | Pattern Starts...
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 5 dc into second ch from the hook. 
Rnd 2: Work 2 dc into each st around, join with a slst. 
Rnd 3: Work [dc, htr, htr] into first stitch and then continue working into each stitch round as follows; [tr, dtr, dtr] [dtr, dtr, dtr] [dtr, dtr, tr] [htr, htr, dc] [tr, dtr, dtr] [trtr, trtr, trtr] [trtr, trtr, trtr] [trtr, trtr, trtr] [dtr, dtr, tr, slst] 
Rnd 4: Dc in 15 st, slst into rw below, dc in nx 15 st, slst into rw below.  Fasten off and weave in ends.
Ch 10, work the following down one side of the ch st.
Rnd 1: Work sts into each ch sp across as follows; dc, dc, tr, tr, dtr, tr, tr, dc, dc.
Rnd 2: Rep rnd 1 down the opposite side of your ch rw. Fasten off .
Sew your leaf onto the back of your poppy, add your button and brooch back and voila!
Hi, I'm April.
Crochet designer and tutor based in Nottingham.