Remember the poppy- Free Poppy Crochet Pattern

Lucy Croft’s elegant free poppy crochet pattern makes a beautiful brooch to wear as a sign of remembrance.


2018 marked the 100th year since the end of the First World War in 1918. On and around November 11th, wearing a poppy is a sign of remembrance and thanks, to honour those who have died in war.


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 pattern with you. Lucy’s elegant design, worked in rich red, has ruffled petals and a centre of glass beads.

For more information about the poppy campaign (and to find details on how to get involved or make a donation), see

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

And don’t forget you can also find our other popular poppy pattern 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


Poppy measures 8.5cm (3½in) in diameter


You can find our guide to abbreviations here!

Free poppy crochet pattern


Using Black, make a 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 dcstround. [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.