I am very excited to be a part of the Mystery Sampler Lapghan Crochet-a-Long!
I have designed this original square for you to make and I hope you love it as much as I do!
I hope the World never forgets the sacrifices our loved ones made and continue to make. In Memory of all those Brave Souls I present to you my free crochet pattern for the Lest We Forget Poppy Afghan Square.
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in 3 colors (sample uses: black, cherry red and white)
- Total Yarn Used: 38.61 yards; 35.32 meters
- Hook 5.5 mm (I)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)
6 inches by 6 inches
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain 1 space
ch2sp – chain 2 space
ch4sp – chain 4 space
dc – double crochet
fpsc – front post single crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
R – row/round
RS – right side (aka as the ‘pretty side’ of your work)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
tr – triple stitch (aka treble stitch)
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
Video Tutorial Kindly Provided by Nadia Fuad of YARNutopia (part of the 365 Days of Granny Squares)
Color A – black
Color B – red
Color C – white
- Slip stitches do not count as stitches unless specified.
- Chain stitches do not count as stitches unless specified.
- Do not join, or ch additional stitches at the end of rounds unless it is indicated in the specific pattern line.
- The finished dimensions by round are provided at the end of the post.
- If you prefer not to use an invisible join method to finish off; feel free to use your regular joining method (i.e. sl st into the top of the next stitch, finish off and weave in the ends.) If you do choose to use this alternative joining method, please remember it will add extra stitches (i.e. slip stitches) to your design. I recommend you mark your slip stitch with a stitch marker of some kind to ensure you do not accidentally count it as a stitch and work into it. Using this method will also create a ‘seam’ line where you join and change the final appearance of your square.
- Stitch counts have been provided at the end of each round. They do not include chain stitches or chain spaces unless specified.
- Tutorial support has been provided in the Helpful Tutorial Section at the top of this post.
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Lest We Forget Poppy – 6″ Afghan Square
R1: With Color A (black): Ch 4 and sl st to the 1st ch to make a ring. Work the following into the ring: 1 sc, ch 2. (2 sc, ch 2) 3 times. 1 sc. 1 sl st into the next ch2sp and finish off. Weave in ends. [8 sc and 4 ch2sp]
R2: With Color B (red): Join new yarn with a hdc in any ch2sp. (2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc) in the first ch2sp. *(1 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc) in the next ch2sp.** Rep from * to ** 2 more times. Do not finish off or sl st to join. 
R3: 1 sc in the 1st hdc of R2. *Ch 4, 1 sc in the 1st hdc of the next set of sts (the next petal)**. Rep from * to ** 3 times working the final sc in the 1st sc of this round. Finish off and weave in ends. [5 sts and 4 ch4sp]
R4: With Color C (white), join with 1 dc in any ch4sp. (3 dc, 1 tr, ch 1, 1 tr, 4 dc) in the same ch4sp. *(4 dc, 1 tr, ch 1, 1 tr, 4 dc) in the next ch4sp.** Rep from * to ** 2 more times. Do not finish off or sl st to join. [40 sts and 4 ch1sp]
R5: 1 fpsc in each of the next 5 sts, ch 2, sk the ch1sp beneath. *1 fpsc in each of the next 10 sts, ch 2, sk the ch1sp beneath**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. 1 fpsc in each of the next 5 sts. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [40 and 4 ch2sp]
- Read R6 completely before beginning. You are working into R4 here; not the round you just completed. 1 dc♦ remember to pick up the back bump from the first ch st in the corner of R5 and for 1 dc♥ remember to pick up the back bump of the 2nd ch st.
- Be very careful not to miss the first sc after the corner. Remember the loop for the stitches will be to the RIGHT of the post of the stitch – you may need to slide the stitches worked into the ch1sp slightly to the right (if you are right handed; left if you are left handed) to expose the loop of the first sc.
R6: With Color B (red): Join with 1 hdc in any ch1sp from R4. (1 dc♦, ch 1, 1 dc♥, 1 hdc) in the ch1sp, 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts. *(1 hdc, 1 dc♦, ch 1, 1 dc♥, 1 hdc) in the ch1sp; 1 hdc in each of the next 10 sts**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. Finish off, invisible join and weave in ends. [56 sts and 4 ch1sp]
R7: With Color C (white): Join with 1 hdc in the 3rd loop (or back bar) of the last hdc you worked in any of the ch1sp (corners). 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 11 hdc. *1 fpdc around the 2nd dc in the corner st set, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in the ch1sp, 1 fpdc around the 1st dc in the corner st set. 1 hdc in the 3rd loop of each of the next 12 hdc**. Rep from * to ** 2 more times. Work 1 fpdc around the 2nd dc in the final corner st set, (2 hdc, ch 1, 2 hdc) in the ch1sp, 1 fpdc around the 1st dc in the final corner st set. Finish off and weave in ends. [72 sts and 4 ch1sp]
R8: With Color A (black): Join new yarn with a sc in the corner ch1sp. Ch 1, sc in the same st. 1 hdc in each of the next 18 sts. *(sc, ch 1, sc) in the corner ch1sp. 1 hdc in each of the next 18 sts.** Rep from * to ** 2 more times. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [80 sts and 4 ch1sp]
This is the square without blocking. I do recommend blocking your squares before using them in your intended project.
Finished Dimensions after Rounds:
R2: 1 inch
R3: 2 inches
R4: 3 inches
R5: 4 inches
R6: 5 inches
This pattern has been tested by:
Joanita of Creative Crochet Workshop
Jen of AG Handmades
Marie of Underground Crafter