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Fast Crochet Poppy

Fast Crochet Poppy Free Pattern

When crocheting remembrance poppies to be used as part of a tribute in honour of soldiers that served in the Armed Forces with a large poppy display there are a two of things that are desirable for a crochet pattern beyond the specifications set out by the organisers such as 5000 Poppies.

Firstly, a pattern that can be worked quickly allows many more poppies to be made so the request for Poppyistas (crafter's that make poppies) to make the large number of hand crafted poppies needed for the displays such as the 60,000 poppies hoped to be used for the 2018 Australian War Memorial community tribute.

Secondly, to keep eyestrain to a minimum when working with black yarn.

Here is my Fast Crochet Poppy Pattern and Fast Crochet Poppy With Minimal Stitches Worked in Black Pattern.

Crochet Instructions are given in US and Australian (UK) terms. These patterns work up equally beautifully using 10 ply / Aran or 8 ply / Double Knitting weight yarns.
I used my 4.5mm bamboo handled hook with both yarns, these hooks have become my go to hooks.

Fast Crochet Poppy Pattern

Fast Crochet Poppy Pattern

Stitches - US terms 

SS - slip stitch
Ch - chain stitch
SC - single crochet
HDC - half double crochet
TR - treble (yarn over twice, pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2)
() - When stitches are inside parenthesis () they are all to be worked into the same space or stitch.

Row 1: Loop - working in black yarn 

Ch 4, join with a SS into a loop (or use a magic loop or other loop method as preferred)

Row 2

Ch1, HDC 15 into ring, join with SS


Row 3: Petals - working in red yarn 

Join red yarn with a *SC, Ch 1 skip a stitch of previous row,  repeat from * to end. Join with a SS into first SC of row.

Row 4 

Working into Ch 1 space work (SC, Ch 3, 5 TR),  in next chain space (5 TR, Ch 2, HDC) first petal is complete, ** in next space (HDC, Ch 2, 5TR), in next chain space (5 TR, Ch2, HDC) second petal is complete. Repeat from ** for next two petals.  SS into SC at start of row to finish.


Fast Crochet Poppy Pattern

Australian Crochet Terms (UK crochet terms) 


SS - slip stitch
Ch - chain stitch
DC - double crochet
HTR - half treble crochet (yarn over pull through 3 loops)
TTR - triple treble crochet (yarn over twice, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops)
() - When stitches are inside parenthesis () they are all to be worked into the same space or stitch.

Row 1: Loop - working in black yarn 

Ch 4, join with a SS into a loop (or use a magic loop or other loop method as preferred)

Row 2

Ch1, HTR 15 into ring, join with SS

Row 3: Petals - working in red yarn 

Using a DC, join yarn anywhere into the HTC stitches of row 2.
*Ch 1, skip a stitch of previous row and DC into next stitch.  Repeat * to end. Join with a SS to first DC of row.

Row 4 

Working into Ch 1 space work (DC, Ch 3, 5 TTR),  in next chain space (5 TTR, Ch 2, HTR) first petal is complete, **in next space (HTR, Ch 2, 5 TTR), in next chain space (5 TTR, Ch 2, HTR) second petal is complete. Repeat from ** for next two petals. SS into DC at start of row to finish.



Fast Crochet Poppy Pattern With Minimal Black Worked Stitches 

Fast Crochet Poppy Pattern With Minimal Black Worked Stitches

Stitches - US terms 


SS - slip stitch
Ch - chain stitch
SC - single crochet
HDC - half double crochet
TR - treble (yarn over twice, pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2)
() - When stitches are inside parenthesis () they are all to be worked into the same space or stitch.

Row 1: Loop - working in black yarn 

Ch 4, join with a SS into a loop (or use a magic loop or other loop method as preferred).

Row 2

Ch1, HDC 12 into ring, join with SS.


Row 3: Petals - working in red yarn 

Using a SC, join yarn anywhere into the HDC stitches of row 2. Ch 3, skip two stitches of previous row, *SC in next stitch, Ch 3, repeat from * two more times, SS to first SC of row.

TIP: If the previous rows stitches are a challenge to see when counting stitches, position your SC at 9, 6, 3 and 12 O'clock. 


Row 4 

Working into Ch 3 space (SC, Ch 2, 12 TR, Ch 1, HDC), first petal complete, ** in next chain space (HDC, Ch 1, 12 TR, Ch 1, HDC) second petal complete. Repeat from ** two more times, SS to finish.

Tip: you can work anywhere between 8 - 14 trebles for each petal depending on yarn weight and personal preference for how much rippling you want each petal to have. 


Fast Crochet Poppy Pattern With Minimal Black Worked Stitches 

Stitches - Australian (UK) terms 


SS - slip stitch
Ch - chain stitch
DC - double crochet
HTR - half treble crochet (yarn over pull through 3 loops)
TTR - triple treble crochet (yarn over twice, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through 2 loops)
() - When stitches are inside parenthesis () they are all to be worked into the same space or stitch.

Row 1: Loop - working in black yarn 

Ch 4, join with a SS into a loop (or use a magic loop or other loop method as preferred)


Row 2

Ch1, HTR 12 into ring, join with SS

Row 3: Petals - working in red yarn 

Using a DC, join yarn anywhere into the HTC stitches of row 2. Ch 3 skip two stitches of previous row, *DC in next stitch, Ch 3, repeat from * two more times, SS to first DC of row.

TIP: If the previous rows stitches are a challenge to see when counting stitches, position your SC at 9, 6, 3 and 12 O'clock. 

Row 4

Working into Ch 3 space (DC, Ch 2, 12 TTR, Ch 1, HTR) first petal complete, **in next chain space (HTR, Ch 1, 12 TTR, Ch 1, HTR) second petal complete. Repeat from ** two more times, SS to finish.


Tip: you can work anywhere between 8 - 14 trebles for each petal depending on yarn weight and personal preference for how much rippling you want each petal to have.

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2 comments:

  1. 60,000?? Wow!!
    Those look great, and look easy enough to whip up. I'll cheer you on, from back here!! Not joining in, sorry! lol

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  2. Thank you for a great explanation. I was looking online for a similar idea and really appreciate it

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