POPPY PATTERNS

On this page you will find a growing number of poppy patterns.  Just a quick note to remind everyone that the crochet patterns are written using AUSTRALIAN crochet terminology.  The patterns below are meant as a guide only … we would love you to experiment with your own stitches and embellishments … makes for a lovely display with all different poppies.  Enjoy making!!!

Knit and Crochet Patterns

Lynn and Lorraine’s easy knit and crochet patterns : 2 x knit and 2 x crochet September 2014

Katherine’s poppy pattern

Alicias Poppy Pattern

Fiona’s Budding Poppy Knitted Pattern

Maggies Crochet Cactus Flower

Ledy’s Updated Crochet Patterns

Lorraine’s Even Easier Crochet Poppy Pattern

Jens Very Simple Crochet Poppy Pattern

Crochet Poppy 3 Petal Version Asta Lott NZ

Knitted 5000 Poppies Pattern

Faye’s Knitted 5000 Poppies Pattern

5000 Poppies ribbed pattern

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knit-flat-no-sew-poppy

Fabric and Commercial Felt Poppy Patterns

Felt Flower

Felt Circle

ROSALIE QUINLAN’S FABRIC POPPY

 Machine Embroidery Patterns

A Stitch and a Half Anemone Pattern (Poppy)

There are also many lovely knitted and crocheted poppy patterns all over the web … just google search free poppy pattern and see what comes up.    Here are a few that have been sent to us

http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=498
http://blog.themakingspot.com/blog/knit-your-own-poppy

Or if you are adventurous … you can make up your own. If you are a stitcher or felter and would like to share your stitched ideas/patterns and don’t mind them being copied for the purposes of this project, we would love to see them.

For felted and fabric poppies there are many great tutorials on you tube.  For a wet felted poppy … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoXeCsB_NWM … you can use a very small amount of dishwashing detergent in the bottle instead of Filz Fix and for a cute little dry felted poppy http://www.handmadespark.com/blog/felt-poppy-flower-tutorial-guest-post-from-carolyn-of-the-wishing-elephant/ … which I think you could also modify for use with other fabrics.  Just google search “fabric or felted poppy tutorial” there will be a whole host of sites for you to search through for one that suits you.

61 Responses to POPPY PATTERNS

  1. unyewshual says:

    I don’t have 3.5mm needles. Would 3.25mm or 3.75mm be ok?
    I’m not sure if 3.5mm is a standard size. At least is wasn’t back in the olden days when I started knitting. :)

    • 5000poppies says:

      3.5 is a guide and either 3.25 or 3.75 would do … I would probably lean towards the 3.25. Standard needle size for 8 ply is around 4.0 to 4.5 … You need the finished tension on your poppy to be slightly tighter than normal knitting to maximise the curl in the petals. Enjoy making!

  2. unyewshual says:

    Thanks for your swift response! I’m looking forward to making poppies. :)

  3. Stephanie says:

    Where do we send them?

  4. alma reid says:

    could I have a knitted pattern for poppys please

  5. Fran Williams says:

    We’re on our quilting retreat, some are being knitted, crocheted and even fabric’s being used!!!!

  6. Anne Outhred says:

    Will mention this at our local Arts Alliance .. Would be a great collaborative project. Is it necessary to make bookings for the Aug 12 fed square event?

  7. Dianne Hislop says:

    Regarding 3.5mm needles. I use them, by “Knit Pro”. a lovely needle to knit with. I purchased them at a speciality knitting shop in Geelong, Vic. I believe they are distributed by Prestige Fibres Pty Ltd P.O Box 39, Bulla NSW 2516.

  8. Barbara McEwan says:

    Made my first poppy yesterday

  9. Carole O'Brien says:

    Hi,

    Heard you on Bush Telegraph and would like to participate. Do you have a pattern for poppies made with felt or fabric?

    Best of luck

  10. bernie hampson says:

    my mum has started to make some but they are only 7cm is that ok

    • 5000poppies says:

      Thanks Bernie … any size really is perfect. We are not really hung up on size just needed to set some outside parameters so we didn’t end up with monsters.
      Look forward to seeing them in due course.
      Lynn

  11. Jan Rhoades says:

    Hi, I’m just about to send off a bag of poppies. Most of them created by the members of Sunnybank Quilteres but some (19 in fact) from a friend who is in Sunnybank Sparklers Red Hatters. So as you will see when they arrive, they come from far and wide but mainly the Sunnybank/Upper Mt Gravatt area in Brisbane.

    • 5000poppies says:

      Fantastic Jan, Queenslanders have taken to this project with absolute gusto. Look forward to seeing your poppies. With thanks. Lynn

      On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 1:32 PM, 5000 POPPIES

  12. Sue Arthur says:

    Hi, I just read your story in our local paper and have just made my first poppy. However, since I am only new to crocheting it isn’t like your pattern – it is more basic. Would that be ok? Sue

  13. Norma seip says:

    Just heard your interview on radio Eastern and I am on board and very excited. I am a romantic, a storyteller and a crafter – this project is heaven. Norma

  14. teabeaknits says:

    Hi there, I’m UK based so not really able to join in with your challenge but would love to use your pattern to make a few poppies for family and friends in return for donations to the British Legion Poppy appeal – is that okay? Also, I would like to blog what I have done and mention your site as the source of the pattern but only if I have your permission to do so.

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  16. Nean says:

    Just heard about your 5000 poppies over here in West Australia – so look forward to receiving lots from us too!! Nean

  17. sosandy says:

    HI what a beautiful stay of hand made poppies,
    last year I attempted. To make my own. Also to send some on,to a knitting group in Norwitch UK,,alass they were not at all likeable
    This year find a much easier pattern, and have been proudly wearing my home made,,
    Really love the different designs of polyps,to knitt here
    And Will certainly start work on a few, as all the patterns look easy to follow

  18. Learn Here says:

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own blog and was curious what all is required to
    get set up? I’m assuming having a blog like yours wouhld cost a pretty
    penny? I’m not very internet smart so I’m not 100% certain.
    Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Leanne. I am self taught through WordPress (which is free) and really easy to operate and manage. I would not say I am expert but have learned enough to get through. Enjoy your blogging journey.
      Lynn

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Jocelyn … if you are having trouble deciphering the patterns … you can always look for a turorial on you tube. There are many which show making poppies.
      Enjoy.
      Lynn

  19. Joycelyn says:

    , Is there easier to understand version of this post? Haha

  20. Joylene says:

    Just heard about your project, so Port Pirie will help out. Will you be offended if, with the help of our local RSL, that we have our own poppy day also to commemorate this event. Nannajs

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Joylene,
      I thought I had responded to this email … but can’t find a response so maybe try again.
      We are excited that a lot of our group contributors …. in particular the RSL groups are making tributes and displaying them at their local RSLs on Remembrance Day this year and then forwarding the poppies on to us afterwards for inclusion in the big display on Anzac Day next year. Do you think that is something that your ladies (and gents) would like to be involved in?
      Lynn

  21. Katherine says:

    I’ve made my first poppy. I used the “easy rib” pattern, but thought I would try out a new way (to me) of casting on – using a picot edging. I thought it would make frillier petals – and it did. My ten year old (who mostly knits scarves!) would like to start making poppies now, so the garter stitch pattern will be great for her, and I will teach her to decrease, and teach her some family history as we knit together.

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  25. Deanne McLean says:

    Please put a link to the Poppies that was at the Melbourne craft show as I dont knit or crochet but would like to do some for my great grandparents and other who have went to war thanks Deanne

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Deanne,
      Keep your eye on the blog or the facebook group. I will write up the pattern as soon as I get a minute to do it.
      I hoped it would be this week but I think wishful thinking. I will work on it next week.
      Lynn

  26. eileen chamberlain says:

    does anyone know if a loom could be used and where could one be obtained??

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Eileen,
      You can use any kind of materials you like, as long as they are red and can withstand a whole day in the open (no matter the weather)
      I have no idea where you can obtain a loom I am sorry.
      Lynn

    • Katherine says:

      If you mean a knitting loom, then any shop that sells wool and needles, like Spotlight, would have them.

      (My children have made some using the Rainbow Loom, using a pattern for a “poppy charm” using red and black loom bands. Just in case that’s what you meant.)

  27. Hi. I found out about you from a neighbour who head it from her quilting group. I got some red wool today and my neighbough and I will begin our poppies this week. What a great inspiration you are!
    Michelle Ovenden

  28. Karen Kirk says:

    I have a patchwork shop in Katoomba and would like to get my customers making poppies. Is there a flyer I could put up? If not I will make one. Just a quick question. How are the poppies attached to the display? Does something have to be attached to the back of the Poppy?
    Thanks

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Karen,
      Welcome aboard.
      I have attached a poster that you can put up in your shop.
      Nothing attached to the back of the poppy … all ends sewn in.
      We plan attach to fibreglass flywire screen for security with a tag gun (easy).
      Enjoy making and collecting.
      All poppies should be submitted by mid March 2015 but would obviously prefer the bulk earlier to give us time to attach.
      Lynn

  29. Maggie Wilford says:

    What happens to the poppies after the Big Day ?
    maggie

    • 5000poppies says:

      Hi Maggie,
      We will find a way to tour them … first to capital cities and then to regional cities.
      Exciting isn’t it.
      At the end, we hope the war memorial will take them from us to display in perpetuity in the War Memorial for all Australians to see … but I have contingencies.
      Lynn

  30. Robin Bushell says:

    Our local Art & Craft Group is making the poppies (from your patterns) and the library is going to display them on Remembrance Day, then send them on to you. Robin

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