Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Poppy Garland

This Crochet Poppy Garland is designed to be worked up quickly for bulk poppy making and yarn bomb projects. 



Stitches - US terms used

SS - slip stitch
Ch - chain stitch
SC - single crochet
TR - treble (yarn over twice, pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2, yarn over pull through 2)


*Row 1 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 


SC 8 into ring, join with SS


Chain 10 - 30 (or more) stitches depending on desired distance between poppies

Repeat from * for length of desired garland


Row 3 working in red yarn

Using a SC, Join yarn anywhere into the single crochet stitches of row 2. **Ch 3 skip a stitch of previous row and SC into next stitch repeat from ** 3 times leaving off the last SC, instead SS to first SC of row.


Row 4


***Working into Ch 3 space work SC, Ch 3, 10 TR, Ch 3, SC

Repeat from *** 3 more times, SS to finish.




Pro tips:

  • Work over red yarn end as you go to minimise weaving in.
  • Back your garland with fabric for extra visibility.




This poppy garland pattern can be seen in the Z-Special tribute.

Z Special Unit - Lest We Forget