My children are in the local remberance Sunday parade, so each year I like to make them a poppy to wear.  This is an pattern to follow for advanced crocheters.  We then can give our donation, without wearing plastic.

I used this one from http://www.maggiescrochet.com/pages/button-poppy-flower-free-crochet-pattern Button Poppy Flower

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: This flower can be worked with any weight of yarn. Finer weights will create a smaller flower, and bulkier weights will create a larger flower. Use the hook size appropriate for the yarn you choose.
We used: Worsted Weight yarn and a size H-8 hook. You will also need a button, approx. 1″ in diameter.

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

slst – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

tr – treble

Special Stitches:

Double Treble Crochet (dtr): yo 3 times, insert hook into the next st, draw up a lp and pull through (5 lps on hook). [Yo and pull through 2 lps] 4 times.

Directions:

Rnd. 1: with Red, ch2, 4sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with slst to beginning sc. 4sc

Rnd. 2: ch1, 2sc in each sc around, join with slst to beginning sc. 8sc

Rnd. 3: ch1, sc in first sc, ch3, skip next sc, *sc in next sc, ch3, skip next sc*, repeat from *to* twice, join with slst to beginning sc. 4 ch-3 sps

Rnd. 4: *Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch4 (counts as first tr), 13tr in same sp, ch 4, sl st in same ch-3 sp*, repeat from *to* in each ch-3sp. 60 tr

Rnd. 5: Ch, sc in skipped sc from rnd 2, ch3, *sc in next skipped sc, ch3*, repeat from *to* around, join with slst to beginning sc. 4 ch-3 sps

Rnd. 6: *sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch5 (counts as first dtr), 13dtr in same sp, ch 5, sl st in same ch-3 sp*, repeat from *to* in each ch-3sp, weave in ends. 60 dtr

i also make a green leaf to point to 11 o’clock.  Chain 10 , 2 sc, 8 tr ch3 , tr into last chain and 7 the chain back up the chain, 2sc to make the tip of the leaf.image

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