Free poppy pattern for Remembrance Day

Crochet poppy brooch

Throughout October and November, wearing a scarlet poppy is a sign of remembrance in the UK, tying in with Remembrance Sunday on 9 November. It’s particularly poignant this year, as August 2014 saw the WW1 Centenary – the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the conflict. To mark this,  we’ve shared this free pattern from issue 24 to help all those crocheting poppies to raise money for The Royal British Legion this year.

YOU WILL NEED

  • DROPS Cotton Viscose (54% cotton, 46% viscose, 50g/110m) 1 ball of each:
    Dark Red (07)
    Black (15) or similar DK weight yarn
  • A 3mm (US C/2 or D/3) hook
  • Stitch marker
  • For yarn stockists, contact Wool Warehouse 01926 882818 www.woolwarehouse.co.uk

MEASUREMENTS

  • 5cm (2in) in diameter

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Double Treble (Dtr) Yrh twice, insert hook in stitch, yrh and pull up loop, (yrh and draw through 2 loops) 3 times
  • Triple Treble (Ttr) Yrh three times, insert hook in stitch, yrh and pull up loop, (yrh and draw through 2 loops) 4 times

BROOCH
With Black, make a magic loop.
Rnd 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 8dc into loop, ss to first dc. [8 sts]
Rnd 2 Ch1, 2dc in each st around, ss to first dc. Fasten off. [16 sts]
Rnd 3 Join Dark Red into any st, ch1, working in back loop only of next 5 sts of prev rnd: dc in next st, htr in next st, tr in next st, 2dtr in next st, 2ttr in next st. Now working in both loops for next 4 sts: (2ttr in next st) 4 times. Working in back loop only for rem sts of this rnd: 2ttr in next st, placing a marker in the base of this st, 2dtr in next st, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in next st. Fasten off, leaving rem sts unworked. [22 sts]

Rnd 4 Rejoin Dark Red in rem front loop of marked st. Ch1, working in rem front loops of next 5 sts, in front of petal already worked: dc in marked st, htr in next st, tr in next st, 2dtr in next st, 2ttr in next st. Working in both loops of next 2 sts: (2ttr in next st) twice. Working in rem front loops for rest of rnd: 2ttr in next st, 2dtr in next st, tr in next st, htr in next st, dc in next st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you wish, you can make a donation to the Royal British Legion at www.britishlegion.org.uk