The Town Council would be delighted if residents would once again knit some poppies for a further project for Remembrance 2023.
Follow these patterns for knitted or crochet poppies:
Poppies for Remembrance – Knitted Poppies
Poppies are knitted in double knit yarn, using 3.5mm or 3.75mm needles, all in garter stitch (knit every row). One ball of red wool will make a lot of poppies and only scraps of black are needed for the centre.
Using red, cast on 120 stitches.
Rows 1-4: Knit
Row 5: Knit 3 stitches together across the row (40 stitches)
Rows 6 -9: Knit
Row 10: Knit 2 tog across the row (20 stitches)
Rows 11-14: Knit
Row 15: Knit 2 tog across the row (10 stitches)
Cut yarn leaving a tail of about 20cm, threading this through the remaining 10 stiches. Pull into a circle and secure. Stitch seam. Sew in ends.
Centre of Poppy
Using black, cast on 17sts. Cast off. Coil into a spiral and sew to base.
Poppies for Remembrance – Crochet Poppies
Petals (make 4)
With 5.00 hook and red, make 4ch. Foundation Row: Work 1dc in 2nd ch from hook (counts as 1st) 2dc in next ch, 1dc in last ch, turn – 4sts
1st Row: 1ch (does not count as st) 2dc in each dc to end, turn – 8sts
2nd Row: 1ch, 2dc in first dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3dc, 2dc in last dc, turn – 11sts
3rd Row: 1ch, 1 dc in each of first 3dc, 1htr in each of next 5dc, 1dc in each of last 3dc, turn.
4th Row: 1ch, 1dc in each of the first 2dc, 1htr in next dc, 1htr in each of the next 5htr. 1htr in next dc, 1dc in each of last 2dc, turn.
5th Row: 1ch, 1dc in first dc, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each of next 5htr, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, 1dc in last dc, turn.
6th Row: 1ch, 1dc in each st to end.
7th Row: 1ch, 1dc in first dc, [work 1dc, 1ch and 1dc in next dc] to last st, 1dc in last st. Fasten off.
With 5.00 hook and black, make 5ch. Foundation row: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook (counts as 1 st), (1dc in next ch) to end, turn – 4 sts.
1st row: 1ch (does not count as a st), 2dc in each dc to end, turn – 8sts.
2nd row: 1ch, 2dc in first dc, 1 dc in each of next 2dc, 2dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 3dc, 32dc in last dc, turn – 11 sts.
Next row: 1ch, 1dc in each dc to end, turn.
Next row: 1ch, dc3tog (dc2tog} to end, turn – 5 sts.
Next row: 1ch, 2dc in each dc to end – 10 sts. Fasten off.
To make up
Overlap edges of the four petals to make a flower, catch with a few stitches. Join row-end edges of centre together, stuffing it with small amount of black yarn. Flatten centre, sew to poppy.