Thursday, 15 October 2009

Crochet Remembrance Poppy

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A small amount of red wool is required, here I used a double knitting cotton mix and a 4.5mm crochet hook. I also used a small fabric covered black button.
Pattern
Ch 3, join with sl st to form circle.
Ch 3, work 9 dc into the centre of the circle and join with sl st.
Work the three petals separately.
Petal 1.
Ch 3, work 1st dc into same st, work 2 dc into each of the next 3 sts.
ch 1 work 2 sc into each st, tie off.
Petal 2.
work 2 dc into last dc of previous petal, work 2 dc into each of the next 3 sts.
ch 1 work 2 sc into each st, tie off.
Work petal 3 as 2.
Sew all ends in and attach button in the centre.

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If you decide to make your own crochet Poppy please consider giving a donation to the poppy appeal.  You can do this in most shops etc where there is a collection tin. Alternatively you can visit the poppy appeal website and donate online.
Donate to the Poppy Appeal
There is also an opportunity to dedicate a poppy online, you choose your message and this will be written onto a special Flanders poppy and be planted at the Menin Gate on your behalf. This needs to be done by the 4th November, 2009
Dedicate A Poppy
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In Flanders Fields
by John McCrae, May 1915
Poppies (©greatwar.co.uk)
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

20 comments:

Janet Happy Girl said...

ADORABLE....

The Sunroom said...

Thak you very kindly :-)

Ann O'Donovan, Devon, UK said...

What a lovely idea- thanks for sharing!

The Sunroom said...

You are more than welcome :-)

Shaheen said...

Thank you for sharing

Anonymous said...

I used your pattern today. Thank you very much. I will be making a donation as soon as possible.

Anonymous said...

Thank you and it's great to know that A) you made it and B) you are donating. It makes it all worthwhile :-)

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Tilly Rose said...

Beautiful...
Thank you. I shall wear it with pride and remember my grandad x
Karen x

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Our British Legion display in my church takes so much time to pin on all of the paper poppies. By next year, and thanks to your beautiful pattern, it will be festooned with many, many of them.
God bless you lovely crochetter!

The Sunroom said...

You are all welcome and glad to see that the pattern is getting used :-)

YorkshireKaren said...

Thank you so much, this is just what I was looking for after trying to knit a poppy last year, which ended up as huge as a sunflower! Have donated to the appeal, it is such a wonderful and deserving cause.

Alice said...

My knitting and crochet group will be making and donating poppies to our local British Legion branch for their fundraising this year and next... thanks so much for designing and sharing a pattern that can be finished during the advert breaks on TV!

sandhyasudhir said...

This is a beautiful pattern. Poppy is one of my favourite flowers. Thank you for sharing.

Jackie said...

Remembering mum x

Jenny said...

Just the pattern I have been looking for, will be making quite a few this week for a 'Help the Heros' fund raising coffee morning next Friday. Thank you for sharing this.

m.i.l. said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern, it's so quick and easy to do. This year I raised £250.00 selling them and all the proceeds go to The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, roll on next year. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I'll be changing from the knitted ones which I have done for a few years to this one as it is easier to take a crochet hook on travels. Like m.i.l I will be selling them, and will (of course!) donate all proceeds to the British Legion's poppy appeal.

Anonymous said...

Further to the above, I have modified this slightly and rather than using a button have made a small black bit as follows:
R1 6 sc on a magic circle, close with slip stitch
R2 1 sc in each sc.

Thread wool throuh the top of the stitches and pul slightly (leaving a small opening). Stitch on the flower.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for this pattern, and as you have asked, I too would ask all to donate as much as possible to the Poppy cause Its once a year, its for people finding things hard mainly in our country, for people doing their bit, either in wartime for Us or showing what a compassionate Country we are with regards to the 'less free' in this world, the poppy appeal allows us to show our gratitude to them, I am always proud when I drop some money into the box, my grandfather fought in the war, so please give as generously as possible. (hope I haven't gone on too much but this charity ... I am very proud of.

Anonymous said...

We did crocheted poppies last year for the poppy appeal in our branch of the British legion, and made a total of 2200 euro. We have had such a demand for them that we are doing it again this year, and so far have 700 in hand.