The 26th April is ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) day.
It's our own version of Remembrance day, you can learn more here. This year was the ANZAC day centenary.
As usual I missed the boat and discovered too late about the incredible 5000 Poppies project.
I'm getting started for next year when the the excitement of a big centenary has worn off and extra effort will be all the more important by crocheting my own poppies. According to Wikipedia poppies have 4-6 petals so I made mine with 6 petals.
I used a 2.5mm crochet hook and red embroidery floss to make my flower. I also added a black button from my hoards of buttons and stitched a safety pin to the back.
6 Petal Poppy Crochet Pattern
Abbreviations:ch - chain stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
hdc - half double crochet
Round 1ch 5, slip stitch into first chain to create a loop
Round 212 sc into loop, slip stitch into first sc
Round 3ch 3, skip one ch and sc into next stitch, *ch 3, skip a chain and sc t into next stitch, repeat from * to end, slip stitch to close round
into second ch 3 space * sc, hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sc
repeat * to end, slip stitch into first sc
To finishAdd your button and safety pin if desired so you can wear it on your lapel or pin it to your bag.
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