Remembrance Poppy by Claire Ryan

Remembrance Poppy

November 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
2.6 stitches = 1 inch
2.75 mm (C)
10 - 20 yards (9 - 18 m)
Any size
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This design is based on the Canadian version of the Remembrance poppy, being four petals, a black centre, and no leaf. In Canada, the poppy is the official symbol of remembrance and is a common sight everywhere from the end of October to November 11th.

This pattern is for beginners. It’s written without abbreviations, in plain language. I have included a crochet chart for crafters who prefer visual references.

Techniques used:

  • The magic circle start
  • Chain stitch
  • Single crochet
  • Half double crochet
  • Double crochet
  • Slip stitch

Recommended tools:

  • US Size 1 / 2.75mm crochet hook
  • Small darning needle
  • Small safety pin

Recommended yarns:

  • Sock yarn or fingering weight yarn, in black and blood red. Merino superwash sock yarn works well, and this is a good way to use up whatever scraps you have left after making socks. This will make a soft, matte poppy.
  • Mercarized cotton crochet thread, size 5, from Hobbii or similar; this will produce a more shiny poppy and it will be a bit more durable.

Recommended gauge

  • Double crochet height: 3/8 inch, or 1cm
  • Finished badge measures 2.25in or 6cm across at the widest point

In memory of all those lost to war, in Flanders fields…