Make a poppy…
This pattern is only a guide . You can use any pattern.
The Mill Park library is collecting any crocheted or knitted red poppies from us to commemorate the Anzac 100 years and also Remembrance Day in November 2014.
They are for a display in the library for November on Remembrance Day and then they are to be taken to Federation Square for the celebration next year on Anzac Day.
On the 5000 poppies page you will find a growing number of poppy patterns.
Just a quick note to remind everyone that the crochet patterns on that site are written using AUSTRALIAN crochet terminology.
The pattern below are meant as a guide only … you may wish to experiment with your own stitches and embellishments … makes for a lovely display with all different poppies
This design is only two rounds using treble and triple treble (yoh 3 times before inserting).
Size 3.5 crochet hook (we want the finished flower to be quite tight).
Col A 1 ball red 8 ply yarn (one ball will make many poppies)
Col B Scrap of green 8 ply yarn
Col C Scrap of black 8 ply yarn (eyelash yarn looks great)
Body of Poppy
Using Col A Make a slip ring
1st round: Ch 3, 10 treble crochet into ring. Pull the slip ring tight to close centre of ring and slip stitch in top ch of 3 ch
2nd round: 3ch, 4 trtr in beginning of the 3 – ch, in next stitch 5trtr, *in next stitch 1dtr and 4trtr, in next stitch 5trtr.
REPEAT from* around ending with slip stitch in top of beginning chain. Fasten off. Darn in end.
Centre you may wish to crochet or just apply a black button.
Using Col C make a slip ring
1st round: Ch 3, 10 treble crochet into ring. Pull end to close centre of ring and slip stitch in top ch of 3 ch…fasten off.
Cut 10 x 7 lengths of yarn and use a smaller hook to attach them like a fringe to the post of each treble on Round 1.
The main body of the poppy is the same as the original pattern for round one (i.e. 10 trebles worked into the slip ring)
The second round is made up of 5 groups of 10 stitches worked over 2 trebles of the previous row. However, the first stitch of the 10 trtr groups is only a double treble. This gives a slight indent on the outer edge, to make the petal shape.
The green centre is the same as the original pattern (i.e. 10 trebles worked into a slip ring) and then turned over to form a dome)
For the black stamens. Cut 10 x 7cm lengths of yarn and use a smaller hook to attach them like a fringe to the post of each treble on Round 1.
The tail of the green centre is then taken through to the back of the red body. The tails of the red and green are tied together with a reef/granny knot and sewn in.
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