Poppy Project 2018

To mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice you are invited to take out your knitting and crochet needles to help create a poppy display for Remembrance Sunday which falls on Sunday 11 November this year.

The poppy display will be installed in the church vestibule, alongside the war memorials, during the week prior to Remembrance Sunday. Patterns for poppies are attached- but you might prefer to use your own pattern and this is perfectly okay, as all poppies will be gratefully received. Completed poppies need to at the church by the 28th October 2018.

Donations of red/black wool would also be appreciated. Anyone requiring wool or needles to make poppies will find them on the table outside the church Office


KNITTED POPPIES

Materials

Red Wool
Scrap of Black Wool or a black button
For the best finish, knit with a Double Knit (DK yarn).
The size of needle recommended 3.5mm or 3.75mm (UK9).



EASY GARTER/KNIT STITCH PATTERN

BODY OF POPPY

Using Red cast on 120 stitches. Rows 1-4 Knit
Row 5 Knit 3 stiches together across the row(40 stiches). Rows 6-9Knit
Row 10 Knit 2 stitches together across the row(20 stitches)
Rows 11-14 Knit
Row 15 Knit 2 stitches together across the row(10 stitches)
Cut yarn leaving a tail of about 20cm
Thread tail through yarn needle and slip all the remaining live stitches onto the yarn tail and pull tight. Pull around into a circle and then mattress stitch (or use whatever stitching you normally use) to seam for an invisible seam. Sew in ends.

CENTRE OF POPPY

Using B, cast on 16 sts. Cast off. Coil into a tight spiral and sew base to the centre.
OR use a black or green button with 4 holes and sew to centre of poppy.



EASY RIBBED PATTERN

BODY OF POPPY

Using Red Cast on 60 stitches
Row s1 -10: K2, P2 across whole row(for a slightly smaller poppy do 8 rows of rib).
Row 11 :Knit 2 stitches together across the row (30 stitches).
Row 12 :Slip 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together then pass the slip stitch over … repeat across the whole row (1 0 stitches).
Break off yarn with long tail and thread back through remaining stitches and pull tight.
Join edges with mattress stitch

CENTRE OF POPPY

Using Black cast on 16 sts. Cast off. Coil into a tight spiral and sew base to the centre.
Or use a black or green button with 4 holes and sew to centre of poppy.


CROCHETED POPPIES

Materials – Red wool and a black button.


THREE PETAL CROCHET POPPY 4.5MM HOOK

Ch 3, join with slst to form circle. Ch 3, work 9 de into the centre of the circle and join with slst.
Work the three petals separately.
Petal1. Ch 3, work 1st de into same st, work 2 de into each of the next 3 sts. ch 1 work 2 sc into each st, tie off.
Petal2. work 2 de into last de of previous petal, work 2 de into each of the next 3 sts. ch 1 work 2 sc into each st, tie off.
Work petal 3 as 2.
Sew all ends in and attach button in the centre.


TWO PETAL CROCHET POPPY

Rnd 1: With 3mm hook and wool, ch2. Make 1 Ode in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a slst in1 st de. (1 Osts)
Rnd 2: *ch1 de ch1 2tr in next st, 3tr in next st, 2tr ch1 de in next st, slst in next 2sts. rep from *once again.
Rnd 3: *ch 1 3dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next Ssts, 3dc in next 2 sts,slst in next 2sts. rep from* once again.
Fasten off. Attach button in the centre.

Stitch explanation
st(s) =stitch (es)
ch =chain rep=repeat
de= double crochet rnd=round
htr = half treble crochet slst = slip stitch
r = row tr =treble crochet

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Church of Scotland Task Group has asked in the strongest terms, that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from Wednesday 17th March 2020. This will obviously include the Easter services.

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