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Knitted poppies

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Nansypansy Sat 26-Oct-19 07:17:20

Has anyone got a really simple pattern for making knitted poppies?? I’ve trawled the internet but don’t want one that uses 120 stitches to start nor one with separate petals!! Please help!

Bathsheba Sat 26-Oct-19 07:51:39

I found this one on Ravelry

NfkDumpling Sat 26-Oct-19 08:00:29

Oh, that looks useful! I shall be using up leftover wool for decorations on other things too! Thanks Bathsheba.

Bathsheba Sat 26-Oct-19 08:08:23

It does look very straightforward, doesn't it Nfk. I have loads of DK leftovers, but typically, no red at all, haha!

Nansypansy Sat 26-Oct-19 08:13:38

Yes, bathsheba I saw that one but I’ve seen a ready knitted one which looked simple and was shaped like the paper poppies .... I believe someone was selling them after being featured on country file last year ...

Bathsheba Sat 26-Oct-19 11:52:08

Do you mean these? They are crocheted, not knitted.

Bathsheba Sat 26-Oct-19 11:54:31

this pattern looks like the Countryfile ones

Bathsheba Sat 26-Oct-19 11:55:54

or this one, which is free

Nonnie Sat 26-Oct-19 11:56:05

Choice here:

I used one of them to make mine last year. So easy

Nansypansy Sat 26-Oct-19 20:42:40

Thanks bathsheba for finding them ..... the crochet one does look similar .... maybe I just thought it was knitted. I’ll give it a go!

CocoPops Sun 27-Oct-19 05:34:54

Oh Thanks for posting Bathsheba. I will knit poppies and make a brooch.

IslandGranny Sun 27-Oct-19 10:27:52

I have one I have worn the last few years. I just put a donation in the first box I come to. It is garter stitch with a black bead centre. It’s just a knitted circle really, not too fancy!

nipsmum Sun 27-Oct-19 10:35:50

Did you know that you can use the same pattern in purple to remember all the animals lost through war and if you knit them In blue with yellow centres they work to remember all those suffering from dementia.

zenakate Sun 27-Oct-19 10:55:46

If you crochet I have a simple one I always use.

newnanny Sun 27-Oct-19 11:00:17

I bought myself a bling poppy on internet and now shall just donate a fiver each year and wear my bling poppy. I used to wear a knitted one and donate each year but it got a bit tatty.

Jan16 Sun 27-Oct-19 12:01:55

Whilst I admire all the people knitting poppies unless they still donate to the British Legion the Legion will be losing vital much need funds.

Nonnie Sun 27-Oct-19 12:31:05

Jan16 Sun 27-Oct-19 12:01:55 if you refer back to my post you will see that my pattern came from the British Legion. It may be that many of us want to remember but choose to give our money to more needy charities and do it through gift aid which is not possibly when we put money in a tin. In my case I think that they are sitting on a massive asset in their huge house next to Richmond Park which could raise a vast amount of money which they could use to purpose build something much better in a less expensive place.

Gonegirl Sun 27-Oct-19 12:34:20

I don't like these knitted poppies. Or any kind but the ordinary ones that we have worn for years. The British Legion needs the money coming in all the time.

Paperbackwriter Sun 27-Oct-19 13:02:25

Nonnie if, by the 'huge house next to Richmond Park', you are referring to the Royal Star and Garter Home for ex-service people, that was sold long ago and has now been rebuilt as luxury flats with lowest price approaching 1 million pounds. So I guess they've already used that money.

I prefer the white poppies which you can get from the Peace Pledge Union. The red ones seem to have lost their meaning somehow. They used to be about quiet remembrance but now I feel November 11th has become something of a fetishism of the military. War is not a glorious thing.

Davida1968 Sun 27-Oct-19 13:52:42

Like many others, I've made a poppy which I wear, but I always donate to the BL & the poppy appeal.

shysal Sun 27-Oct-19 14:56:42

I made many of these last year. I followed the pattern apart from changing to black yarn after row 8. The porch of our village hall is adorned again this year and I spotted some of mine this morning.

HootyMcOwlface Sun 27-Oct-19 15:02:01

The purple poppies always make me cry thinking of those poor animals, especially after seeing Warhorse.

floorflock Sun 27-Oct-19 15:49:10

This could help?

Nonnie Sun 27-Oct-19 16:01:25

Paperbackwriter Sun 27-Oct-19 13:02:25 Thanks, I am obviously very out of date! I am so glad, I had been saying that for years. I know they have other S & G homes in cheaper areas. Thinking back it is probably about 15 years since I was last there. Phew, time flies.

Nansypansy Sun 27-Oct-19 18:05:38

Yes I do crochet zenakate. Please can you send me the instructions. Btw I want to make them for my WI to sell and then the proceeds will go to the BL.