Free knitted poppy pattern

Knit a Remembrance Day poppy for the Royal British Legion with this easy pattern

Free knitted poppy pattern

If you’ve got a spare few minutes and some scrap red yarn from your stash, then why not knit a poppy for Remembrance Day?


This free pattern was provided by Cirencester Parish Church, which in 2017 teamed up with the Cirencester branch of the Royal British Legion and crafters from all over the country to decorate the church with 17,000 knitted poppies.

The Royal British Legion provides support to the Armed Forces community, including serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. Visit to find out more about the charity and Remembrance Day events near you.

You will need:

  • A pair of 4mm needles
  • Any red DK yarn
  • A small black button

Poppy pattern

Cast on 60 sts using 4mm needles and red DK yarn.

Rows 1-8 (K2, P2) to end.

Row 9 (K2tog) to end. [30 sts]

Row 10 (S2kpo) to end. [10 sts]

Break off yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining 10 sts and pull tight, then fasten off yarn.

Join the edges of the poppy together and sew the black button in the centre of the poppy.


We also have another free pattern for a knitted poppy, and there’s a free pattern for a crochet poppy from Simply Crochet too.