Free poppy crochet pattern: how to crochet a poppy

Commemorate Remembrance Sunday on 9th November with our Free Crochet Poppy Pattern.

Remembrance Day Crochet Poppy Pattern

Throughout October and November, wearing a poppy is a sign of remembrance in the UK, tying in with Remembrance Sunday on 9 November. To help you commemorate this important day, we’re bringing you two free poppy crochet patterns.

Both of these crochet poppy patterns are free, but if you would like to make a donation to The Royal British Legion you can donate here.

How to crochet a poppy

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This first free crochet poppy pattern is by Anne Egan and was originally published in issue 24 of Simply Crochet magazine. This pattern is just like the classic paper poppies and is a quick project that you can hook up for Remembrance day, but to make this easy crochet poppy you will need to use some extra stitches which we’ve included instructions for in the abbreviations section.

You will need

  • Any Dk yarn, 1 ball of each:
    Dark Red
    Black
  • A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook
  • Stitch marker

Measurements

  • 5cm (2in) in diameter

Abbreviations

  • Double Treble (Dtr) Yrh twice, insert hook in stitch, yrh and pull up loop, (yrh and draw through 2 loops) 3 times
  • Triple Treble (Ttr) Yrh three times, insert hook in stitch, yrh and pull up loop, (yrh and draw through 2 loops) 4 times

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using our guide.

Free easy crochet poppy pattern

With Black, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 8dc into loop, ss to first dc. [8 sts]

Round 2 Ch1, 2dc in each st around, ss to first dc. Fasten off. [16 sts]

Round 3 Join Dark Red into any st, ch1, working in back loop only of next 5 sts of prev rnd: dc in next st, htr in next st, tr in next st, 2dtr in next st, 2ttr in next st. Now working in both loops for next 4 sts: (2ttr in next st) 4 times. Working in back loop only for rem sts of this rnd: 2ttr in next st, placing a marker in the base of this st, 2dtr in next st, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in next st. Fasten off, leaving rem sts unworked. [22 sts]

Round 4 Rejoin Dark Red in rem front loop of marked st. Ch1, working in rem front loops of next 5 sts, in front of petal already worked: dc in marked st, htr in next st, tr in next st, 2dtr in next st, 2ttr in next st. Working in both loops of next 2 sts: (2ttr in next st) twice. Working in rem front loops for rest of rnd: 2ttr in next st, 2dtr in next st, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in next st.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Free crochet poppy brooch pattern

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Simply Crochet’s Lucy Croft  designed an extra-special poppy brooch to give as a gift or wear with pride and we’re sharing the free poppy crochet pattern with you. Lucy’s elegant design, worked in rich red, has ruffled petals and a centre of glass beads.

You can find the free poppy crochet pattern below, or if you would like to print the pattern you can download our handy pdf here

You will need

  • Any oddments of 4ply cotton yarn, small amounts of each:
  • Red
  • Black
  • A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook
  • Small selection of orange glass beads
  • Brooch pin

Measurements

Poppy measures 8.5cm (3½in) in diameter

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using our guide.

Free poppy crochet pattern

Centre

Using Black, make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr thoughout), 15tr into the loop. [16 tr]

Round 2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in bl of each st around. [16 dc] Fasten off.

Petals

Join Dark Red into any st.

Round 3 Ch1, dc in each st around. [16 dc]

Round 4 Ch1, 2dc in each st around. [32 dc]

Round 5 Ch3, tr in st at base of ch-3, 2tr in each dc st round. [64 tr]

Round 6 Repeat Round 5. [128 tr]

Round 7 *Ch3 (does not count as st), tr in the next 14 sts, ch2, ss into next 2 tr; repeat from * around. [8 petals]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To finish

Sew the beads to the centre of the poppy, as shown. Sew the brooch pin to the centre back of the Poppy.

Free Poppy Knitting patterns

If you’re a knitter, then make sure you check out our knitted poppy pattern

Knitted poppy brooch pattern large

If you wish, you can make a donation to the Royal British Legion at www.britishlegion.org.uk 

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