Knit Your Own Blue Poppy

Knit Your Own Blue Poppy

Example

Alongside the options of other homemade approaches, we've created a knitting pattern to guide those of you who have the skills (or ambition) to pick up the needles - size five recommended.

 

How to Approach Knitting Patterns ⤵

Knitting patterns are the special language of knitting. Think of them like instruction manuals or recipes. They provide a clearer picture of the task ahead and prepare you for the challenge!

Here are some sources to help new starters get to grips with the basics. 

 

Pattern: Main Part of the Blue Flower ⤵

Cast on 11 stitches

Row

1

 k

 

2

 k

 

3

 knit 5 turn

 

4

 knit 5

 

5

 knit 7 turn

 

6

 knit 7

 

7

 k11

 

8

 k11

 

9

 knit 5 turn

 

10

 knit 5

 

11

 knit 7 turn

 

12

 knit 7

 

13

 k11

 

14

 k11

 

15

 knit 5 turn

 

16

 knit 5

 

17

 knit 7 turn

 

18

 knit 7

 

19

 k11

 

20

 k11

 

21

 knit 5 turn

 

22

 knit 5

 

23

 knit 7 turn

 

24

k nit 7

 

25

k11

 

26

k11

 

27

cast off 10 (1 stitch remains)

 

28

cast on 10 (11 stitches in total)


repeat rows 1- 27

repeat row 28

repeat rows 1- 27

repeat row 28

repeat rows 1- 27

cast off all 11 stitches and leave a long end - you now have 4 petals

Thread long end through the base of the first petal and the base of all the other petals and gather up to close the centre and finish off. If you want your petals to be more closed up (like the red one above) you may need to overlap the petals and put a stitch in them to secure them in place.

Pattern: The Poppy Centre ⤵

There are various options

Option 1:

Cast on 20 stitches
Rows 1-2: Knit
Row 3: Knit 2 together across the row (10 stitches)
Rows 4-5: Knit
Row 6: Knit 2 together across the row (5 stitches) 

Leave a long tail and thread through the remaining stitches.  Pull tight into a circle and secure. Stitch the 2 edges neatly together and stitch into the centre of your poppy. 

Option 2:

Cast on 18 stitches
Knit a row
Leave a long tail and thread through the remaining stitches.  Pull tight into a circle and secure. Stitch the 2 edges neatly together and stitch into the centre of your poppy. 

Option 3:
Sew a white button in the centre of your poppy.