Knitted Poppy Patterns
For the best finish, knit with a Double Knit (DK yarn). The size of needle you choose will determine how big the poppy will be, but we recommend 3.5mm or 3.75mm (UK9). If you have different yarn left in your stash, just use that and the appropriate needle size. If you have any problems with any of the techniques in the poppy patterns - and you have access to the internet - you will find lots of tutorial videos on YouTube.
• A pair of 4mm needles
• Any DK red yarn
• A small black button
Cast on 60 sts using 4mm needles and DK red yarn.
Rows 1-8 (K2, P2) to end.
Row 9 (K2tog) to end. [30 sts]
Row 10 (S2kpo) to end. [10 sts]
Break off yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining 10 sts and pull tight, then fasten off yarn.
Join the edges of the poppy together and sew the black button in the centre of the poppy.
Easy garter/knit stitch pattern for beginners Colour A Red (one ball will make a lot of poppies!)
Colour B Scrap of Black or a black button
Body of Poppy
Using Col A cast on 120 stitches.
Rows 1-4 Knit
Row 5 Knit 3 stitches together across the row(40 stitches)
Rows 6-9 Knit
Row 10 Knit 2 stitches together across the row(20 stitches)
Rows 11-14 Knit
Row 15 Knit 2 stitches together across the row(10 stitches)
Cut yarn leaving a tail of about 20cm
Thread tail through yarn needle and slip all the remaining live stitches onto the yarn tail and pull tight. Pull around into a circle and then mattress stitch (or use whatever stitching you normally use) to seam for an invisible seam. Sew in ends.
Centre of Poppy
Using B, cast on 16 sts. Cast off. Coil into a tight spiral and sew base to the centre. Or use a black or green button and sew to centre of poppy.