FREE Remembrance Poppy Knitting Pattern - using straight needles


Knit a heartfelt and sentimental tribute to our valiant war heroes with this striking Remembrance Poppy Knitting Pattern. This exceptional pattern provides you with everything you need to create your very own remembrance poppies that honour the bravery and self-sacrifice of our beloved veterans. Imagine spending a cosy evening at home, knitting these beautiful flowers using only straight needles and your own hands. Whether as an individual project or for sharing with friends and family, each flower symbolises a powerful message of gratitude for those who have served their country in times past. With every stitch made, you'll be reminded of the noble deeds done by the courageous men and women of our armed forces - ensuring that their memory never fades away. Go grab yourself a cup of tea, get knitting and wear your poppy with pride!
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Knit the remembrance poppy using straight knitting needles

Materials Needed 

Scheepjes Catona Cotton 4-ply cotton yarn
    1 x 10g Ball of Poppy Rose #390
    1 x 10g Ball of Forest Green #412 
    1 x 10g Ball of Jet Black #110
3mm Knitting Needles (US3.25) (UK11)
Tapestry Needle
* 3 x Stitch Markers 
* Safety Pin 


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This yarn is also available through this US YARN store, but in 25g balls instead 10g balls 


Stitch Directory 

k         - Knit 
p         - Purl
kfb      - knit front and back of the next stitch (increase)
p2tog  - purl next two stitches together (decrease)
( )        - repeat instructions within the brackets, the number of times specified.
sm      - Stitch marker 


Pattern Notes 

* Tension Gauge - 26 Sts x 36 Rows = 4 x 4 inches (10 x 10 cm)
* Finished poppy size - 6cm by 8cm (2 x 3 inches)
* Pattern is suitable for a beginner.
* Poppy is worked up flat.


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Main Poppy Pattern

Poppy - Using Poppy Rose #390

Cast on 9sts
Row 1 - k9. (9)

place SM after 3rd, 6th and 9th sts.

Poppy Petals
Working in the next 3 stitches only (up to next SM).
Row 2 - k3. (3)
Row 3 - (kfb) 3 times. (6)
Row 4 - p1, k1, (kfb) 2 times, k1, p1. (8)
Row 5 - kfb, p6, kfb. (10)
Row 6 - p1, kfb, (k1, kfb) 4 times. (15)
Row 7 - p15. (15)
Row 8 - p1, k13, p1. (15)
Row 9 - p2tog, p3, p2tog, k1, p2tog, p3, p2tog. (11)
Row 10 - p2tog, k7, p2tog. (9)
Row 11 - p2tog, p5, p2tog. (7)
Row 12 - p2tog, p3, p2tog. (5)

Cast off knitwise, fasten off and secure the end.

Reattach the yarn and repeat from Row 2 to 12 inclusive for the remaining two petals.

With the cast-on yarn tail, weave through the 9 cast on stitches and pull to close.

When securing the reattached yarn tails closest to the centre of the poppy, carefully join the petals together on Rows 2 and 3 as desired.


Poppy Centre - using Jet Black #110

Cast on 18 sts,
then cast off knitwise.

Curl the poppy centre around itself and secure into a circle with it’s yarn tail, while attaching to the centre of the poppy.


Leaf - using Forest Green #412

Cast on 3sts
Row 1 - kfb, k1, kfb. (5)
Row 2 - k1, p3, k1. (5)
Row 3 - kfb, k3, kfb. (7)
Row 4 - k1, p5, k1. (7)
Row 5 - kfb, k5, kfb. (9)
Row 6 - k1, p7, k1. (9)
Row 7 - kfb, k7, kfb. (11)
Row 8 - k1, p9, k1. (11)
Row 9 - k11. (11)
Row 10 - p11. (11)
Row 11 - p2tog, k7, p2tog. (9)
Row 12 - k1, p7, k1. (9)
Row 13 - p2tog, k5, p2tog. (7)
Row 14 - k1, p5, k1. (7)
Row 15 - p2tog, k3, p2tog. (5)
Row 16 - k1, p3, k1. (5)
Row 17 - p2tog, k1, p2tog. (3)
Cast off purlwise.
Attach to the centre back of the poppy.
Add a safety pin. 


The remembrance poppy is traditionally worn on the left lapel close to your heart with the leaf pointing to 11 o’clock

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