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Knitted Poppies

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Knitted Poppy Patterns

For the best finish, knit with a Double Knit (DK Yarn).   The size of needle you use will determine how big the popy will be, but we recommend 3.5mm or 3.75mm (UK9).
If you have different yarn available 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.

EASY GARTER/KNIT STITCH PATTERN

Colour A - Red (one ball will make a lot of poppies)
Colour B - Black - (either scrap of wool or Black button)

Body of Poppy.

Using Colour A     Cast on 120 stiches
Rows 1-4             Knit
Row 5                  Knit 3 stiches together across the row (40 stiches)
Rows 6-9             Knit
Row 10                Knit 2 stiches together accros the row (20 stiches)
Rows 11-14         Knit
Row 15                Knit 2 stiches together accros the row (10 stiches)
Cut yarn leaving a tail of about 20cm.
Thread tail through yarn needle and slip all the remaining live stiches onto the yarn tail and pull tight.   Pull around into a circle and then mattress stitch (or usewhatever stitching you normally use) to seam for an invisible seam.  Sew in ends.

Centre of Poppy.

Using Colour B       Cast on 16 stiches.
Cast Off.   Coil into a tight spiral and sew base to the centre.

Or use Black button with 4 holes and sew to centre of Poppy

Add pin to rear of poppy.

 

EASY RIBBED POPPY PATTERN

Colour A - Red
Colour B - Black

Body of Poppy.

Using Col A          Cast on 60 stitches
Rows 1-10           K2,P2 across whole row(for a slightly smaller
                             poppy do 8 rows of rib).
Row 11                Knit 2 stitches togrther across the row(30 stitches).
Row 12                Slip 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches together then pass the
                            slip stitch over...repeat across the whole row (10
                            stitches).
Break off yarn with a long tail and thread back through remaining stitches and pull tight.
Join edges with mattress stitch.

Centre of Poppy.

Using Colour B     Cast on 16 stitches. Cast Off. Coil into a tight spiral
                              and sew base to the centre

Or use Black Button with 4 holes and sew to centre of poppy.

Add pin to rear of poppy.

 

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