Remembrance Day 2020

What a year this has been!

Today offers a chance to reflect for those who have sacrificed SO much to keep us safe, not only this year but yesteryear also!

Remember for the fallen, for the sacrifices made, for those who strived to keep us safe, for the grief and exhaustion, for the feeling of utter helplessness... LEST WE FORGET

If you would like to make your own Remembrance Day Poppy, there is a free pattern below.

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REMEMBRANCE DAY POPPY

MATERIALS:
  • Red & Black yarn (I used Yarn & Colours 031, Scheepjes Catona 110)
  • Hook to accommodate yarn choice
  • Yarn sewing needle
ABBRIEVIATIONS: US terms 
 MR - Magic Ring  sc - single crochet  htr - half treble
 hdtr - half double treble  inc - sc 2 in same st  ch - chain
 sl st - slip stitch  sp - space  st - stitch
 (....) - repeat between the brackets  [4] - stitch count  sk - skip

SPECIAL STITCHES:
 

htr - yarn over hook twice, insert hook into st, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 3 loops, stitch completed.

hdtr - yarn over hook thrice (3 times), insert hook into st, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 3 loops, stitch completed.

PATTERN:

R1/ Start with BLACK, MR, sc 4 into ring, sl st into 1st sc [4]

R2/ (inc) x4 [8] sl st into 1st sc and tie off

R3/ Join RED in same st as tie off, sc in same st, ch3, sk1, (sc next st, ch3, sk1) x3, sl st into 1st sc [4 ch loops, 4 sc]

R4/ (sl st into next ch3 loop, ch4, hdtr13, ch4, sl st in same loop) x4 [60 sts]

R5/ ch1, sc into skipped st from round 3, ch3 sk1, (sc next st, ch3, sk1) x3, sl st into 1st sc [4 ch loops, 4 sc]

R6/ (sl st into next ch3 loop, ch3, htr10, ch3, sl st in same loop) x4 [48 sts] sl st into next st and tie off

Weave in your ends