Remembrance Day Poppies

At 6:55 tonight I read this blog post:

http://offthehookcrochets.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/remembrance-poppies/

I thought her idea to crochet poppies for Remembrance Day was wonderful but she did not include a pattern. I am sure other crocheters out there would love to make these poppies and donate their proceeds to the Royal British Legion as well so, with that in mind, I spent the next thirty minutes or so figuring out how to make them. Here is how I did it:

Red yarn
Size “H” crochet hook
Yarn needle
Any size black button and black sewing thread
One safety pin

With the yarn:
Magic ring/loop/circle, yarn over and pull through, then chain (ch) 2,
9 double crochets (dc) into magic ring, slip stitch into the first dc, pull yarn tail to tighten the magic ring, then ch 2
Make 2 dcs in the next 2 stitches (so 4 dcs total), followed by 1 dc in the next stitch, ch 2, slip stitch into same stitch as the previous dc, ch 2,
2 dcs in the next 2 stitches, followed by 1 dc in the next stitch, ch 2, slip stitch into same stitch as the previous dc, ch 2,
2 dcs in the next 2 stitches, followed by 1 dc in the next stitch, ch 2, slip stitch into same stitch as the previous dc, cut the yarn with approximately six inches (~ 15 cm) and pull the yarn completely through and tighten the slip stitch.

The next step is to sew a black button to center of the poppy (can be any size or shape you want to get the look you are after).

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Next, using the yarn needle, weave the excess yarn into the poppy (heading towards the center of the poppy because you will use this yarn to hold the safety pin in place).

Keep the safety pin in the center and sew it into place, going over maybe three or four times and even through the safety pin’s loop to keep it extra secure.

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And then you are done! YAY!

I had my grandmother model it for me :)

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I plan on selling these in the future and will donate my proceeds to the Royal British Legion. :) I hope whoever uses this pattern will do the same.

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Cheers!

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