Knitted Poppies

We have two different knitting patterns that you can make your poppies from.


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).

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 stiches together across the row(40 stiches)
Rows 6-9Knit
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 with 4 holes and sew to centre of poppy.


Easy ribbed poppy pattern

Colour A 1 ball red yarn (this will make a lot of poppies)
Colour B Scrap of black yarn or black button

Body of Poppy

Using Col A Cast on 60 stitches
Row s1 –10 : K2, P2 across whole row(for a slightly smaller poppy do 8 rows of rib).
Row 11 : Knit 2 stitches together 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 long tail and thread back through remaining stitches and pull tight.
Join edges with mattress stitch

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 with 4 holes and sew to centre of poppy.