Stash challenge: free poppy crochet pattern by Anna Nikipirowicz


For this month's One Ball Challenge, we adapted the challenge to allow for Anna Nikipirowicz (a.k.a Moochka) to create this stunningly gorgeous and deceptively simple free poppy crochet pattern for Remembrance day on November 11. 

Wearing a scarlet poppy through October and November is a sign of remembrance in the UK, tying in with Remembrance Sunday on 9th November. To mark this, I wanted to share with you my free poppy crochet pattern for all those crocheting poppies to raise money for The Royal British Legion this year or to wear yourself. It is important that we pay our respects and remember the service men and women of past, present and future, so that their sacrifices are never forgotten.

There are lots of fundraising initiatives across the country that you can get involved in, or why not start your own and get the community involved. You can visit The Royal British Legion website for ideas and help.

Please feel free to use this pattern to raise money for The Royal British Legion, Poppy Appeal or to wear it yourself, however; all I ask it that you make a donation.

I have used black beads for the center, but you can use black yarn for the first two rounds instead of beads.

Free poppy crochet pattern by Anna Nikipirowicz on the Laughing Hens blog


Rowan Cotton Glace
Color A – Poppy 741 (very aptly named)
Color B – Ivy 812

Note: I have used the above yarn in small quantities, but oddments of any yarn are great to use for this poppy, experiment with different weights of yarn and hook sizes!

3.00 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle
31 x black beads (I have used size 6 beads which are perfect for DK yarn)
Sewing needle
Black sewing thread
1 x sew-on brooch back

Free poppy crochet pattern

Finished size
The completed poppy measures approximately 6 cm (2.3 in) at the widest points.
The leaf measures approximately 5 cm (1.9 in) in length.

Pattern note
Please note that pattern is written using UK terminology with US conversion given in abbreviation list.

Ch – chain
Dc (US sc) – double crochet (US single crochet)
Htr (US hdc) – half treble (US half double crochet)
Tr (US dc) – treble (US double crochet)
Dtr (US tr) – double treble (US treble)
St (es) – stitch(es)
Ss – slip stitch
Magic Loop – You will find tutorial on how to make Magic Loop on my website: click here to check it out!


With yarn A make Magic Loop.
Round 1: ch 1, 7 dc into Magic Loop, ss to first dc and pull tight on the tail to close up opening.
Round 2: ch 1, 2 dc into every st, ss to first dc. (14 dc)
Round 3: *[1 htr, 1 tr] all into the same st as ss, 2 tr inro next st, [2 tr, 1 dtr] all into next st, 3 dtr into next st, [1 dtr, 2 tr] all into next st, 2 tr into next st, [1 tr, 1 htr] all into next st, ss into next st, rep from * once more, ss to top of ss at the beginning or round. (34 sts)
Fasten off. 


With yarn B make 12 ch.
Row 1: 1 dc into second ch from hook, 1 htr into next ch, 1 tr into next 2 ch, 1 dtr into next 3 ch, 1 tr into next 2 ch, 1 htr into next ch, 1 dc into last ch. (11 sts)
Fasten off.

Making up

Weave in all ends.
Sew leaf to the back of flower.
Using the sewing thread and needle sew all beads to the center of poppy, then attach brooch back to the back.

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Anna Nikipirowicz's free poppy crochet pattern