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knitted Poppy patterns

Please feel free to use the Knitted poppy patterns listed below. Remember that each time you buy a poppy, it not only generates income for the Haig poppy fund, but also provides work for some disabled veterans. Consider making a donation to the Methlick branch of the legion to pass on as part of their collections.

Knitted Poppies

For the best finish, knit with a Double Knit (DK yarn). The size of needle you choose will determine how big the poppy will be, but we recommend 3.5mm or 3.75mm (UK9). If you have different yarn left in your stash, just use that and the appropriate needle size.

1. Easy garter stitch pattern for beginners Colour A Red 1 ball Colour B Black wool or a black button
Body of Poppy
Using Col A cast on 120 stitches.
Rows 1-4 Knit
Row 5 Knit 3 stiches together across the row (40 stiches)
Rows 6-9 Knit
Row 10 Knit 2 stitches together across the row (20 stitches)
Rows 11-14 Knit
Row 15 Knit 2 stitches together across the row (10 stitches)
Cut yarn leaving a 20cm tail
Thread tail through yarn needle and slip all the remaining stitches onto the yarn tail and pull tight. Pull around into a circle and then mattress stitch (or use whatever stitching you normally use) to seam for an invisible seam. Sew in ends.
Centre of Poppy Using B, cast on 16 sts. Cast off. Coil into a tight spiral and sew base to the centre, or use a black or green button with 4 holes and sew to centre of poppy. Add pin.

2. Easy ribbed poppy pattern Colour A 1 ball red yarn Colour B Black wool or black button
Body of Poppy : Using Col A Cast on 60 stitches
Rows 1 –10 : K2, P2 across whole row (for a slightly smaller poppy do 8 rows of rib).
Row 11 : Knit 2 stitches together across the row (30 stitches).
Row 12 : Slip 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together then pass the slip stitch over… repeat across the whole row (10 stitches).
Break off yarn with long tail and thread back through remaining stitches and pull tight. Join edges with mattress stitch

Centre of Poppy
Using B, cast on 16 sts. Cast off. Coil into a tight spiral and sew base to the centre.
Or use a black or green button with 4 holes and sew to centre of poppy. Add pin.

Crocheted Poppies
You will need some red wool and a black button.
1. Three petal crochet poppy with 4.5mm hook
Ch 3, join with slst to form circle.
Ch 3, work 9 dc into the centre of the circle and join with slst.
Work the three petals separately.
Petal 1.
Ch 3, work 1st dc into same st, work 2 dc into each of the next 3 sts.
ch 1 work 2 sc into each st, tie off.
Petal 2.
work 2 dc into last dc of previous petal, work 2 dc into each of the next 3 sts.
ch 1 work 2 sc into each st, tie off.
Work petal 3 as 2.
Sew all ends in and attach button in the centre. Add pin

2.Two petal crochet poppy
Rnd 1: With 3mm hook and wool, ch2. Make 10dc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a slst in 1st dc. (10sts)
Rnd 2: *ch1 dc ch1 2tr in next st, 3tr in next st, 2tr ch1 dc in next st, slst in next 2sts. rep from * once again.
Rnd 3: *ch1 3dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next 5sts, 3dc in next 2 sts,slst in next 2sts. rep from * once again. Fasten off.
Attach button in the centre. Add pin.

Stitch explanation st(s) = stitch (es)
ch = chain rep=repeat
dc = double crochet rnd=round
htr = half treble crochet slst = slip stitch
r = row tr = treble crochet

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