Free poppy crochet pattern: how to crochet a poppy
Learn how to crochet a poppy with our Free Crochet Poppy Patterns.
Whether you want to learn how to crochet a poppy so you can add it to your floral crochet repertoire, or want to crochet a poppy to commemorate Remembrance Sunday on 14 November, we're here to help with two free crochet poppy patterns. Our first free poppy crochet pattern is a relatively simple design that looks like your classic remembrance day poppy, and we've even made a handy video to help you make it too! Our second free poppy crochet pattern gives you the chance to get a bit fancy with extra beads and ruffles. Both of these crochet poppy patterns are free, but if you are wearing your crochet poppy to commemorate remembrance day we would encourage you to make a donation to The Royal British Legion - you can donate here.
How to crochet a poppy
This first free poppy crochet pattern is by Anne Egan and was originally published in issue 24 of Simply Crochet magazine. This crochet poppy 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 poppy crochet pattern you will need to use some extra stitches which we've included instructions for in the abbreviations section.
You will need
- Any Dk yarn (the handy 20g balls of Sirdar Happy Cotton would be perfect for this), 1 ball of each:
- A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook
- Stitch marker
- Brooch bar (optional)
- 5cm (2in) in diameter
- 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
If you need further help with these stitches you can check out our how to double treble crochet and beyond tutorial.
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free poppy crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using our guide.
Free 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
If you're learning how to crochet a poppy and want to make yours a bit fancy, Simply Crochet’s Lucy Croft designed an extra-special poppy brooch to give as a gift or wear with pride! Lucy’s free poppy crochet pattern is an 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 (you could try the 50g balls of Scheepjes Catona 4ply Cotton yarn), small amounts of each:
- A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook
- Small selection of orange glass beads
- Brooch bar
Poppy measures 8.5cm (3½in) in diameter
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free crochet poppy pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using our guide.
Free poppy crochet pattern
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.
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.
Sew the beads to the centre of the poppy, as shown. Sew the brooch pin to the centre back of the Poppy.
If you're a knitter, then make sure you check out our free knitted poppy pattern
If you wish, you can make a donation to the Royal British Legion at www.britishlegion.org.uk
More crochet poppy patterns
If you fancy taking your crochet poppy to the next level, we've found some amazing patterns for you to try!
This fabulous crochet poppy pattern is a beautiful take on the traditional poppy. With elegant details it would make a really impressive brooch!
We love a poppy brooch, but why stop there - why not hook up a beautiful poppy bouquet too! This poppy crochet pattern by PippaPatterns includes instructions for both a beautiful brooch as well as how to make some more intricate open and close poppies that would make a lovely remembrance day bouquet.
Why not delve into the world of micro crochet with this incredible micro crochet poppy pattern by Steffi Glaves! The pattern shows you how to turn this tiny crochet poppy into a jewellery set including stud earrings and a pendant necklace, but you can also easily scale it up to make a matching brooch.
If you fancy going pro with your crochet poppy, this Papaver giant poppy crochet pattern by PippaPatternsCrochet is definitely one to try! With full colour photo tutorials and step-by-step instructions, this is a pattern to take your crochet poppy to the next level!
Here's another incredibly realistic Crochet poppy pattern from HappyPattyCrochet. We love the delicate centre details of this gorgeous flower!
Where can I buy a crochet poppy
If you're not a crocheter, then not to worry! You can still wear a crochet poppy with pride by buying a crochet poppy brooch by SewEmSew, they're a similar crochet poppy to our first free pattern and 100% of the profit is donated to Royal British Legion charity too!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our free poppy crochet patterns, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.
Lucy Croft is the designer behind many of Simply Crochet magazine’s most popular designs. As well as being a freelance technical editor, Lucy has designed many of Simply Crochet’s crochet-alongs including our Pick ‘n’ Mix and Hook ‘n’ Learn CAL’s. Lucy has had designs published in Love Crochet, Mollie Makes, Simply Crochet and many more! You can follow Lucy on Instagram at @lucyacroft