It's once again time for our flower of the month! For August, we're bringing you the best of our poppy knitting and crochet patterns.
Poppies are widely known to represent and commemorate fallen soldiers, the "Remembrance Poppy."
Whether you're stitching your poppies by hook or by needle, add one of Craftsy's poppy knitting and crochet patterns to your to-craft list today!
Creating your poppy by hook? Here are some pretty poppies to consider.
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Check out that pile of poppies. What could you do with them? There are so many ways to use poppies as an embellishment, including stitching them together to make a brooch that pins to just about anything.
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Poppies and Pearls Necklace
Poppies and pearls unite to create this delicate crochet necklace made from crochet thread. You'll need some basic jewelry supplies, including jewelry pliers, to add the clasp.
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You'll definitely want to see these poppies on your hands when the chilly weather arrives. Make a few pairs of these as gifts and change up the flower placement to give them a little variation.
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I'm always on the hunt for a good bag pattern, and I love this one because it's crocheted with super-bulky yarn that works up quickly. The poppies can be placed wherever you'd like. If you can't decide where to place them, add pins to back of each flower and just move them around whenever you feel inspired.
Poppies for your needles? We've got those, too! Cast one of these poppies onto your needles.
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You can knit this headband for anyone; all you need to do is lengthen or shorten the band to fit the wearer. You'll need to know some basic increases and decreases (Stefanie Japel's Knit Lab class can help you with those if you need guidance), but otherwise the headband is a breeze to knit.
Photo via Craftsy member iknitdesigns
Poppies aren't just for accessories. They also give a nice little pop of color to your home decor! This colorful poppy pillow sleeve buttons and unbuttons for easy removal, so you don't have to worry about spills or stains. And you'll definitely want to check out the cute little poppies on the back of the pillow, too.
Photo via Craftsy member NatalieServant
Poppy Field Shawl
This shawl can be knit from any weight of yarn; just keep in mind that the outcome will be different depending on which weight you use. A lacy-weight yarn, for instance, will have a lot of drape and be more flowing. The worsted-weight version, pictured here, will offer a bit more warmth.
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Poppy Fields Socks
You'll have to look closely to see the poppies on this sock. Designer TheSexyKnitter made the pattern so that once you've started knitting the stems, you can make your poppies as tall or short as you'd like. You can also add leaves to any stem you want. No two socks will look the same -- unless you want them to, of course.
Not familiar with knitting socks? If you get stuck on this pair that's knit from the toe up, check out Knit Original Toe-Up Socks with Donna Druchunas for guidance and plenty of practice with toe-up socks before you tackle the Poppy Field Socks.
Photo via Craftsy member Kulabra Designs
Hello, stranded colorwork! These poppy-print mittens have four different options for knitting the thumb, so you can choose the one you're most comfortable with. There's even a poppy on the thumb!
Did you miss some of the other flowers in our series? Not to worry! Here are just a few of the flowers we featured in the last few months: lily patterns, carnation patterns, violet patterns and daffodil patterns.