Pattern for a Knitted Poppy
Using No 9 needles (3.75mm) and RED double knitting yarn
Cast on 70 stitches
Knit 6 rows (or 8 if tight knitter) in garter stitch
Change to BLACK yarn
Next row: *sl 1, knit 2 tog, psso. Repeat from * across row
Next 2 rows: knit 2 tog across row
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches and pull up to form poppy.
Stitch side seams together.
If possible, leave a 3” or 4” tail of excess yarn at centre back of poppy to aid attachment.
Alternatively a black bobble may be made for the centre, in which case knit the whole poppy in red.
To create a centre bobble
75mm) and BLACK double knitting yarn
Cast on 4 stitches
1st row: knit into front and back of each stitch across the row
Next 3 rows: knit in garter stitch
Last row: knit 2 tog across row
Cut yarn and thread through stitches to create bobble
Attach bobble to centre of poppy.
Pattern for Crocheted Poppy
Using 3.50mm crochet hook and BLACK yarn
Attach yarn to hook with a slip knot. Make 4 chain and join with a sl st to form a circle (or start with Magic Circle)
Round 1: 3 ch (counts as first treble), 11 trebles into the ring. Join with sl st to the 3rd ch. 12 trebles.
Fasten off black.
Round 2: Using RED yarn join into the top of any treble from round 1. Chain 3 (first treble), into same space as ch 3 work 3 trebles,
*work 4 trebles into each stitch* around and join with a sl st. (48 trebles).
Round 3: Ch 3 and **work 2 trebles into next stitch. Repeat from ** to end of round and join with sl st. Fasten off and darn in all ends.
There is a designated box at the back on church to receive completed poppies or they may be left at Needles & Pins, Lower Main Street, or ‘phone (017687) 73334 for collection.
This is an ambitious project and we would appreciate as much help as possible, so please mention it to family and friends and pass on through your Facebook page.