This crochet poppy pattern is so quick and easy, you can produce a whole field of poppies in no time at all.
All you need is oddments of red and black wool and a 3mm crochet hook. If you can double and treble crochet, then you will have no problem following this picture tutorial.
To start, form a magic ring and work a 3 chain, this will count as the 1st treble in the round.
If you haven’t yet mastered the magic ring, you can create a circle by chaining 4 or 5 chains and slip stitching into the 1st chain (the one furthest away from the hook)
The first round will create the centre base of the poppy and allow us to form the 4 petals from it. You have already created your 1st treble with the 3 chain, so work a futher 15 trebles into the magic ring or circle.
To close the round, work a slip stitch into the 3rd loop (top one) in the 3 chain you worked at the beginning of the round.
In round 2, the petals are formed from the 16 stitches in round 1.
Each petal is created over 4sts. 4 petals X 4 stitches = 16 sts.
Work a 3 chain, this creates the height we need and counts as the 1st treble of the round.
Work another treble, back into the stitch that the 3 chain was started from.
To finish this 2nd row (it is now a row and not a round, as we won’t be continuing in the round below, work 2 trebles in the next 3 stitches (stitch 2, 3 & 4 from the 1st round) You will now have a total of 8 stitches in this row.
The petal will now continue going upwards and to create the height for the next row, we turn our work over and chain 3. This will count as the 1st treble of the row.
As you have already worked the 1st treble (the 3 chain), work another treble in the space where the 3 chain started. Work 1 treble in the next (2nd) stitch, 2 trebles in the next 4 stitches (3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th), 1 treble in the next (7th) and finally 2 trebles in the last stitch (8th). You will now have a total of 14 stitches in this row.
Your petal should now look like this and is increasing in width.
Turn your work and chain 2.
This row is the final row of the petal and the sequence you about to crochet will form the scalloped edge.
It is very subtle, but very effective. Work a double crochet in the 1st stitch of this row.
All you then do for this row is work a 2 chain and double crochet in the next stitch, 2 chain and double crochet in the next stitch and so on. When you get to the last stitch, work a slip stitch in it, break of yarn and pull through.
The first petal is now complete.
The 2nd, 3rd and 4th petals are worked in exactly the same way.
Keeping your poppy the same way, insert your hook into the next stitch on the left of the 1st petal. This is stitch 5 from round one. Work a 3 chain and as before, will count as the 1st treble in this row. Work another treble into the same stitch the 3 chain was created from.
Work 2 trebles in the 6th, and the 7th and the 8th stitch from the first round to complete the 2nd row of petal 2. You will have 8 stitches in this row.
To complete the 2nd petal, work rows 3 and 4 as per the 1st petal.
The 3rd petal is worked in stitches 9, 10, 11 & 12 from round one. Insert your hook in stitch 9 from the 1st round and chain 3. Work another treble in the same stitch the 3 chain was formed from. Worked 2 trebles in the 10th and 11th and 12th stitches to complete the 2nd row of petal 3. You will now have 8 stitches in this row.
Work rows 3 and 4 from the 1st petal to complete the 3rd petal.
Don’t worry if your petal is curling up, this is the effect you want.
For the 4th petal you should only have 4 stitches from round one that haven’t yet been worked in. Insert your hook in stitch 13 and 3 chain. Work another treble in the same stitch the 3 chain was formed from. Work 2 trebles in the 14th and the 15th and the 16th stitch. You will have 8 stitches in row 2 of the final petal.
Work rows 3 and 4 as per the 1st petal to complete the poppy.
Sew in all the ends. When weaving in ends, make sure they are secure before weaving them back and forth several times so they don’t come back out.
For the centre, and using black, work a magic ring and chain 1. This creates an edge to your first stitch of the round. Work 6 double crochet into the ring or circle. It is a good idea to place a stitch marker in the first stitch so that you know where the start of the round is. We do not close the round and will work continously in the round.
Starting in the first stitch of the previous round, work two double crochet in each of the 6 stitches from round one. You will now have 12 stitches.
For the final round (3) work (2 double crochet in the next stitch, 1 double crochet in the next stitch) 6 times. You will now have 18 stitches in this 3rd round. Break off the yarn and pull through. As you will be sewing the centre on the poppy, make sure you leave a long enough length to do this.
Place the centre in the centre of the poppy and sew securely in place.
Your poppy is now finished.
If you prefer, you can sew a button in the middle of your poppy.
They are so quick to make and look beautiful.
There are lots of ways you can display your poppy. You can sew a safely pin to the back and wear it as brooch. They make fab embellishment for cushions, or tie backs. You could even add a slide and put it in your hair.
Please note that they are not suitable for small children.
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