This wonderful work by artist Paul Cummins is to remember the sacrifice made by British and Commonwealth soldiers in the First World War. It was a very poignant yet remarkable sight and I feel very lucky to have been able to see it.
Today whilst contemplating our visit yesterday I decided to have a go at making a crochet poppy. I have donated as usual to the British Legion Poppy Appeal but the little paper poppies don't tend to look good for long. I have looked at many poppy patterns over the years but never found one completely to my liking so thought I would try and make my own!
To make this pattern you will need a knowledge of the following stitches:
Half Treble crochet
Double Treble crochet
You will need a small amount of red and green yarn (I used Stylecraft lipstick and willow), 4mm crochet hook, scissors, a tapestry needle, black button and a brooch back.
1ch 1dc into same space then 2dc into each stitch (20dc) ss to join
3ch 1dtc into same space, 1dtc, 2 dtc repeat x 4, 3 ch, ss into next stitch and ch 3.
Each petal has a ch3, 13 dtc, ch3,
Hope you can follow this as I am not a pattern writer!
Leave a good length of yarn for sewing up later.
Make a second one of these to form your poppy.
Now for the leaf.
Ch 10, 1dc into 1st stitch from hook then 1htc, 1tc, 3dtc, 1tc, 1htc, 1dc, 1ch then continue up the opposite side repeating this pattern and finish with a ss into first dc.
Add the brooch back
And there you have it!