Crochet A Poppy to Honour Our Veterans
The Cambridge Poppy Project is hoping to collect 10,000 poppies this year to create community art projects of Remembrance to honor our Veterans.
Citizens from Waterloo Region and beyond are encouraged to crochet (or knit) poppies during the spring of 2021 and to submit them to be included in the art installations.
Last year, The Niagara Poppy Project created a number of beautiful displays to honour our Veterans.
I reached out to The Cambridge Poppy Project to make sure it would be ok for me to share this pattern, to film a video tutorial and to write this post to share with you.
Crochet A Poppy To Honor Our Veterans
Download the PDF Version of the Crochet Pattern here.
Watch my video tutorials here: Left Handed | Right Handed
Donate to the Legion Poppy Fund (Online or by Mail)
Crocheted Poppy Pattern
Originally Designed by Hania Wojtowicz and edited by Susan Simms. Pattern has been tech edited for this post.
Included with permission from The Cambridge Poppy Project.
- Yarn: Yarnspirations. Caron One Pound. 453.6 g (16 oz) and 812 yds (742 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn . Machine washable and dryable.
- Colors: Scarlet (294010-10516) and Black (294010-10503).
- Yardage: 11 g (0.39 oz) and 20 yds (18 m) in total. Less than 1 g (2 yds) of black.
- Hook: 5 mm (H). I used this hook.
Other yarns suitable for this project:
- Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red and Black
- Bernat in Berry and Black.
5.5 inches in diameter
Poppies submitted for this project should measure between 4 and 6 inches. It is ok if they are slightly larger, or smaller as gauge can vary depending on the yarn and hook you use.
2 rounds approximately 2.5 inches diameter.
US Terminology used
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
R – row
rem – remaining
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
WS – wrong side (back of project)
* to **– Complete the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This 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
- Color A: Black, Color B: Red (Scarlet)
- Sl st to join does not count as a stitch (until R4) and we do not work into it.
Crocheted Poppy Pattern
This poppy is crocheted in rounds.
Using your 5 mm (H) hook (or size required for gauge) and leaving an 8-10 inch yarn tail:
R1: With Color A: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and work 11 dc in the third ch from the hook. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join, ch 1 and finish off Color A. [12 dc]
R2: With Color B: Join in any dc: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and work 1 dc in the same st. Work 2 dc in each rem dc around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [24 dc]
R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and work 1 dc in the same st. Work 2 dc in each of the next 3 dc and 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc. *2 dc in each of the next 4 dc and 1 sc in each of the next 2 dc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [4 sets of (8 dc, 2 sc)]
R4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and work 1 dc in the same st. Work 2 dc in each of the next 7 dc and 1 sl st between the next 2 sc. *2 dc in each of the next 8 dc and 1 sl st between the next 2 sc**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the top of the initial ch 3 to join. [4 sets of (16 dc, 1 sl st)]
Weave in all ends securely.
Left Handed Video Tutorial (YouTube)
Right Handed Video Tutorial (YouTube)
The art installations will be displayed at:
- Queen’s Square, Idea Exchange (Galt)
- Preston, Idea Exchange
- Hespeler, Idea Exchange
The project will be displayed from Friday, October 29, 2021, to the morning of Friday November 12, 2021.
You can drop off your finished poppies at any of the Idea Exchange locations in Cambridge.
If you aren’t local, you can mail your finished poppies to:
Cambridge Poppy Project
31 Rich Avenue
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