We do not need any more poppies, thank you!

But below are some patterns if you would like to make them for other projects. However:


Please Make a Commemorative Label

Label for Albert Henry BastianiPlease provide a ribbon or piece of fabric (no raw edges) with the name sewn or written in waterproof ink.

We will sew all the labels onto fabric so that they can be displayed with the poppies. See here for more details




These are some of our own patterns and some reproduced with permission. For a pdf of patterns, see here.

For online patterns, please see the bottom of the page.

Crochet 1

Crochet1-1Round 1:  Black yarn. ch6 and join with a ss into first ch to make a loop (or make a magic circle). ch2 (counts as first dc) and work 11dc into loop = 12 stitches. Join with ss and fasten off.


Crochet 1-2Round 2: Red yarn. Into any stitch join red and ch2 (counts as 1st dc). Into same stitch work 1dc. *Work 2dc into next stitch*. Rep from *to*  to end = 24 st. Join with a ss into 2nd ch you initially started with.


Crochet1-3Round 3: Petal 1. ch2 (counts as 1st dc), 2tr into each of next 4 st, 1dc into next st.
Petal 2. 1dc into next st, 2tr into each of next 4 st, 1dc into next st.  Join with ss. Rep 2 more times = 4 petals = 40 stitches.



Crochet1-4Round 4: 2 dc  into each tr followed by a ss between the 2dc from previous round. Fasten off. 


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Crochet 2

Crochet2-1PR = previous round.
With black, ch 4st. The first 3= 1st tr.
Round 1: 11tr into 4th ch from hook, ss to close ring. Fasten off.
Join red to any tr.

Round 2: 3ch into gap between any 2 tr. *fptr (front post treble – ie yo, insert hook behind the post of the next treble of PR, then finish tr as normal), 1 tr into next gap between trebles of PR*. Rep *to* to last tr. Fptr behind last tr, join with ss to space between next (red) tr and first red fptr

Crochet2-2Round 3: 3ch, fptr behind post of fptr of previous round, *1tr into gap between fptr of PR and next tr of PR, 1tr into next gap*. Rep to last fptr of PR. Fptr, 1tr. Join with ss to space between tr and next fptr.
This row makes 2 tr in the gaps between the fptrs.

Round 4: *2dc into each next 7 gaps, ss into next gap, ss into next gap. Repeat to end. Fasten off





Knitting 1

Using red cast on 60 st
Rows 1 -10: k2 p2 
Row 11: k2 tog to end = 30 st
Row 12: sl 1 k2 tog psso. Repeat to end =10 st
Cut yarn. Thread yarn through 10 st. Pull tight.

Sew black button in centre or embroider with black yarn.


Knitting2Knitting 2

Garter stitch poppy. Cast on 54 stitches with red.
Row 1-10: knit to end. Fasten off red.
Row 11: with black k2 tog to end = 28 st.
Row 12: k2 tog to end =14 st.
Row 13: k2 tog to end = 7 st.

Cut a tail. Thread through 7 st, pull tight . Fasten off. Sew ends together.


Knitting 3

Knitting3Using red, cast on 80 stitches
Row 1: K to end
Row 2: (SL1, K19)×4
Row 3: P to end
Row 4: [SL1, (K1, K2tog)×6, K1]×4, (56st)
Row 5: P to end
Row 6: [SL1, (K1, K2tog)×4, K1]×4, (40st)
Row 7: P to end
Row 8: [SL1, (K2tog)×4, K1]×4 (24st)
Row 9: P to end
Row 10: [SL1, (K2tog)×2, K1]×4 (16st)

Change to black
Row 11: P to end
Row 12: P to end
Row 13: P2tog to end
Row 14: P2tog to end

Cut yarn , thread through stitches and finish off. Join side seam

Knitting 4

Knitting4-1red: CO 84sts. W+T=wrap and turn
R1 (RS) K20, W+T
R2 (WS) SSK, K14, K2tog, W+T.
R3 (RS) SSK, K11, K2tog, W+T.
R4 (WS) SSK, K8, K2tog, W+T.
R5 (RS) SSK, K5, K2tog, W+T.
R6 (WS) SSK, K2, K2tog, W+T.
R7 (RS) K3, K2tog, W+T.
R8 (WS) K4, K2tog, W+T.
R9 (RS) K5, K2tog, W+T.
R10 (WS) K5, K2tog, W+T.

R11 (RS) SSK, K1, K2tog, K1.

Knitting4-2This leaves RS facing with 5 sts on right needle and 21 sts on left needle. Repeat rows 1-11 three times = 4 petals = 20 sts left. (5sts/petal).
Cut red. Join black. If you join black RS facing: R1 (RS) K20 sts R2 (WS) (K2tog) x 10 This leaves 10 sts on needle. Cut yarn and pull tight through remaining sts. Secure ends.

Knitting4-3If you join black WS facing: R1 (WS) P20 sts R2 (RS) (P2tog) x 10 This leaves 10 sts on needle. Cut yarn and pull tight through remaining sts. Secure ends. Join the two ends of the petals.


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Sewing 1

Cut out 2 circles of fabric about 4-6.5” (10-16cm) wide.
Put right sides tog and sewround the edge leaving small gap for turning. Turn inside out. Glue or sew the gap.
With double thread, make a small circle about 1-1.5” (2-3cm) wide of running stitches in the middle. Pull tight to gather. Sew securely.

Sew black button on other side in the centre.


3 petal Poppy3 Petal Poppy

  1. Ch 4, 1tr into the 4th stitch from the hook. The first 3 ch = first tr
  2. Work 11 more treble stitches into circle = 12 trebles. Join with a slip stitch to the 3rd ch of the first 3 ch made at the beginning of the row.
  3. Chain 3 = 1st tr, 1 tr in the same stitch as you have just completed your slip stitch in. 2 tr in each stitch around the row = 24 sts. Sl. st to the 3rd ch of the first 3 ch made at the beginning of the row.
  4. Each of the 3 petals will be made up using 8 sts from the 24 you have in this round. 1dc in the next stitch, 2 tr in the next 4 st, 1dc in the next stitch, slip stitch in the next st.
    *Slip stitch in next st, 1dc in next st, 2 tr in next 4 sts, 1dc in next st, slip stitch in next st.* Repeat from * to * once more for your third petal. End with the last sl. st. Cut off yarn and sew in ends.
  5. S sew a black button in the centre or embroider the centre with black wool .


Online patterns