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Crocheted Red Poppy Pattern by Sharon Andreani @ Miss Sharon’s Craft Cupboard

Supplies needed: 100% Cotton thread in Size 10 in colors black, red, and green. I had the red thread size 10 in my stash. The black and green were thinner threads, 20 and 30 respectively. I doubled those threads to crochet the center, a leaf, and a loop using the same size hook.

C (2.75mm) hook

Scissors

Darning needle

Supplies needed for crocheting a poppy flower.
Stitches used: Chain, slip stitch, half double crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet.

Abbreviations Used: (American Terms)

Ch Chain

Sc Single crochet

Hdc Half double crochet

Dc Double crochet

Tc Treble crochet

Sl st Slip stitch

Instructions:

Round 1. With the black thread, chain three (counts as first stitch). Half double crochet into the third chain from the hook. Hdc eight more times into the same chain. Slip stitch to the top of the first chain. Total 9 stitches. Finish off and weave ends in.

Attaching red thread to Row 1 for crocheted poppy flower.
Round 2. Attach red thread into top of one of the Hdc in Row 1 with a slip stitch. Chain 2 (this counts as first stitch). In the same stitch, crochet 4 Dc for a total of 5 stitches. In the next stitch crochet 5 Dc stitches. Continue around repeating the 5 Dc stitches in each stitch until there are 45 Dc stitches. Slip stitch into the top of the first stitch.

Row 2 completed for crocheted poppy flower.
Round 3. Chain 2 (counts as first stitch). Dc in next two stitches. Tc in next three stitches. Continue pattern of 2Dc and 3 TC around. Sl st into top of chain 2 stitch. Finish off and weave in ends.

Crocheted Red Poppy after completing Rows 1, 2, and 3.
Round 4. Place hook behind and to other side of Dc stitch in the second row. Attach red thread around the Dc stitch using a sl st. Chain 2 (counts as first stitch). Dc around each of the next 4 Dc in Row 2. Tc around each of the next 5 Dc. Repeat 5 Dc and 5 Tc around and sl st into top of the Ch 2. Finish off and weave in ends. Flower should be about 2.5 inches wide when completed; 3.5 inches wide with leaf attached.

Placement of hook to begin Row 4 for crocheted poppy flower.
Optional: attach a free form leaf in green thread to the back of the flower and chain a loop of 20 and attach. The flower can be worn over a button or attached to a small decorative wreath.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend, enjoy those family traditions, and remember, freedom is not free.

Be happy – crochet! – Sharon

Crocheted Red Poppy Pattern by Sharon Andreani

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