Its that time to year to honour the service men and women of past, present and future and commemorate Armistice day.
Armistice Day, also known as Remembrance Sunday is today, the 11th November and commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of WW1 and Germany for the ceasing of hostilities on the Western Front which took effect at the 11th hour of the 11th Day of the 11th month 1918.
I usually purchase a poppy and donate some money to the Royal British Legion but this year I decided to make my own and donated by text.
I realise there are many free poppy patterns available but here is my pattern if you would like to do the same. (US Terms)
You will need : –
Scraps of black and red DK yarn
3.5 mm hook.
Method : –
Centre : Using black yarn, create a magic circle. Tip : Leave quite a long end on your magic circle to attach your safety pin.
Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 9 dc into loop. Ss into top of initial ch2. (10 st)
Petals Round 1: Change to red Ch 1, 2 sc into st around, Ss into top of initial ch 1. (20st)
Petals Round 2: ch 1, 1 sc in first st, 2 dc in next st, 2 tr in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 sc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 2 tr in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, ss to initial ch1 (36st)
FO and weave in ends.
Don’t forget to make a donation to the Royal British Legion here.