Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | November 8, 2011

The Sunroom’s Crochet Remembrance Poppy

The Sunroom’s Crochet Remembrance Poppy

 

A small amount of red wool is required, here I used a double knitting cotton mix and a 4.5mm crochet hook. I also used a small fabric covered black button.
Pattern
Ch 3, join with sl st to form circle.
Ch 3, work 9 dc into the centre of the circle and join with sl st.
Work the three petals separately.
Petal 1.
Ch 3, work 1st dc into same st, work 2 dc into each of the next 3 sts.
ch 1 work 2 sc into each st, tie off.
Petal 2.
work 2 dc into last dc of previous petal, work 2 dc into each of the next 3 sts.
ch 1 work 2 sc into each st, tie off.
Work petal 3 as 2.
Sew all ends in and attach button in the centre.

 

In Flanders Fields

by John McCrae, May 1915

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

The Great War 1914-1918

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