Oddments of red DK yarn (about 5g)
Oddments of black DK yarn (less than 5g)
Pair 4mm [US6] needles
Tension is not particularly important for this pattern. Follow the tension on your ball band.
The finished poppy will measure approximately 6cm wide by 7cm high if you are following a standard tension.
Kfb knit into the front and back of the stitch, thus making a stitch
Skpo slip one stitch, knit one stitch, pass slipped stitch over
P2tog purl two stitches together, thus decreasing by one stitch
K2tog knit two stitches together, thus decreasing by one stitch
P3tog purl three stitches together, thus decreasing by two stitches
Poppy Petals (make 2)
Cast on 14 sts using red yarn. This is the outer edge of the petal.
Row 1 (RS): Kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 16 sts
Row 2 and 3: As Row 1. 20 sts
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: K1, (skpo, k2) rep to last st, k1. 15 sts
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K1, (skpo, k1) rep to last 2 sts, skpo, 10 sts
Row 8: (P2tog) rep to end. 5 sts
Cast off. This is the inner edge of the petal.
Cast on 1 sts using black yarn.
Row 1 (RS): Kfb. 3 sts
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Kfb, kfb, k1. 5 sts
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Skpo, k1, k2tog. 3 sts
Row 6: P3tog.
Fasten off. Sew ends into back of circle, pulling in slightly to create a circular shape on the RS.
Overlap the two inner edges of the petals in the centre. Sew in place along cast off edge only. Take yarn through to back and fasten off. Place black circle on top of the petals right in the centre. Stitch in place around the edge of the circle, concealing stitches underneath the circle. Take yarn through to back and fasten off. Sew brooch back in place on back of poppy.
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