5 Minute Poppy Pattern

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This ridiculously quick and easy 5 Minute Poppy Pattern can actually be crocheted in less than 5 minutes; add your pin back (or sew on a safety pin) and you are ready to go! #redheartyarn #joycreators #yarnspirations #poppies #poppy #remembrance #remembranceday #veterans

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November 11th is fast approaching and once again we have misplaced our poppies. I really need to invest in these pin backs.

With everything going on in the world, I decided to make some new crochet poppies to wear this year – instead of hitting a store to find them at the check out.

This doesn’t mean that I still can’t support our Canadian Legion though! You can donate online now. In case you didn’t know – here’s the link

The Royal Canadian Legion also has a Poppy Store and it has lots of beautiful poppy themed gifts available, including jewelry, gorgeous umbrellas and even a lovely bird feeder.

This Crochet Poppy Pattern is Beginner Friendly and there is a quick video (coming soon) to help you too!

5 Minute Poppy Pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet.

The Easiest 5 Minute Poppy Pattern


  • Yarn: Yarnspirations. Red Heart Super Saver. 198 g (7 oz) and 364 yds (215 m). 100% Acrylic Yarn. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash and dry.
  • Colors: 1 skeins each in Cherry Red ( ITEM# E300B-0319) and Black (ITEM# E300B-0312)
  • Hook: 5 mm (H).
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level


Finished Size

Poppy diameter approximately 2 inches


You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.


US Terminology used

beg – beginning

BL – back loop

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

Rnd – round

rem – remaining

rep – repeat

sc –  single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

st/sts – stitch/stitches

WS –  wrong side (back of project)

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Double Magic Ring

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

Double Magic Ring Video Tutorial


  • I prefer to start my poppies with a double magic ring but I have demonstrated (video coming soon) how to make these using a chain 3 and sl st to form a ring to start so beginners can also make this project.
5 Minute Poppy Pattern ODC2020

The Easiest 5 Minute Poppy Pattern Instructions

This poppy is crocheted in a single round. There are 2 ways you can start this project – either with a double magic ring OR a chain 3 and slip stitch to form a ring. 

Using your 5 mm [H] hook (or size required for gauge) and leaving an 8-10 inch yarn tail:

R1: With Red: Ch 3 and sl st to the third ch from the hook to form a ring. *(Ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 1 sl st) into the ring.** Rep from * to ** 4 times. [4 petals – 12 dc, 8 ch2sp, 4 sl st] 

Finish off and weave in both of the red yarn ends. 

Black Yarn Center

5 Minute Poppy Pin easy chain start

If you would like to use a yarn center, please follow these instructions:

R1: With Black: Ch 2 and work 4 sc in the second ch from the hook. Sl st to the first st to join. 

Finish off and weave in one of the black yarn ends. Use the second black yarn end to attach the center to the poppy. Finish off and weave your end in securely.

Options for the Center:

You can also use a black button, or a round piece of felt for your center. If you choose to use the button, use sewing thread and sew the button securely in place. If you choose to cut a small piece of felt for the center, you can use fabric glue to stick that in place, or hand-sew the piece of felt in place.

Finishing Instructions:

You may add a simple safety pin back to your poppy. Simply sew the bar of the safety pin that doesn’t open and close to the poppy on the WS of the project. You can make this look neater by attaching a small piece of fabric or felt over top of the pin and then glue it in place.

I have small brooch backs that I have purchased for these types of projects. You can hand sew the brooch back to the back of the poppy. Try to use black thread because if you use yarn it can sometimes make it too bulky for the clasp to open and close securely. If you are selling these at craft fairs, I recommend cutting a small piece of fabric or felt and then gluing this patch on top of the pin back to give it a more finished look.

Love Poppies? Here are some other Free Crochet Patterns for Poppies:

#redheartyarn #joycreators #yarnspirations #poppies #poppy #remembrance #remembranceday #veterans


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