Simple Crochet Remembrance Day Poppy

***I will be hosting a live craft along on Wednesday the 11th November at 8pm via Instagram live. You can find our feed here. Its a great idea to practice the design before the craft along***

This remembrance day, please feel free to use this poppy pattern to make and sell, raising much needed money for our forces. You can find out more about the Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal here. I would love it if you do use this pattern that you donate £1 to the appeal here.

Both of my grandfathers fought and served in the airforce for our country in the second world war. They both had important jobs and told me stories about some of their time spent during the war when I was a child. Showing me their medals and black and white photos of the aeroplanes one flew and one fixed. Those stories felt like make believe, a world that seemed a million miles away. As an adult I realise now those days are never a million miles away. ⁠

The Royal British Legion is the largest armed forces charity, supporting those who have served for their entire lifetime. From expert advice and guidance, to recovery and rehabilitation.

Please do use the video if you are a beginner, which explains each round in stages. There is also the written pattern below for those more experienced at crochet. Happy making!

YOU WILL NEED

Red and black yarn – I’ve used Rico Minis here

Crochet needle size 4.5

2.5cm-3cm Brooch Back 

Scissors

Darning need

Glue Gun 

ABBREVIATIONS UK TERMS

Double crochet (dc) – insert hook, yarn over once, pull through one, yarn over pull through the two remaining stitches. 

Treble Crochet (tr) – yarn over once, insert hook, yarn over pull through one, yarn over pull through two, yarn over pull through the remaining two stitches. 

Double Treble Crochet (dtr) – yarn over twice, insert hook, yarn over once, pull though. Yarn over once, pull through two, yarn over once, pull through two, yarn over once, pull through the remaining two. 

Chain (ch) 

Slip stitch (ss)

PATTERN

Round one 

Create a slip knot.

Slip knot

Ch 4, ss together through first chain. 

Round two 

10dc into the centre of the circle.  Ss into first stitch to join round together.

Round three – the first petal. 

Ch 2

1 tr into the first stitch 

2 tr into the next stitch 

2 dtr into next stitch 

2 tr next stitch 

1 tr , into the next stitch, then ch 2, ss into the same stitch.

Repeat for the second petal:

Ch 2

1 tr into the first stitch 

2 tr into the next stitch 

2 dtr into next stitch 

2 tr next stitch 

1 tr and chain 2, next stitch, ss into the same stitch. Cast off 

To create the centre of the poppy

Using the black yarn.

Slip knot

Ch 4, ss together through first chain. 

Round two 

10dc into the centre of the circle, ss into the first stitch. Cast off 

CREATING THE BROOCH

Using a darning needle stitch the ends of the yarn back into the work and trim. 

To attach the black circular centre of the poppy, add a little blob of hot glue gun glue to the back and press down into the middle of the flower. 

Add some glue to the flat section of the brooch back and attach horizontally to the back of the flower.

Please feel free to make lots of these brooches to raise money for our troops, you can also donate here: Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Thank you,

Hannah x

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