Day 5 of my free crochet flower pattern a day challenge and I made for you this Island Poppy. You may wonder why didn’t I just make a regular poppy that we all know, with black middle. The story is I was designing the pattern while in play center with my son and husband and I simply forgot to take black yarn, all I had was red and loads of yellow shades, so I quickly did a google search and found this poppy with yellow middle, hurrey! The other problem was I couldn’t clearly see on the picture on my mobile if the flower had 4 or 5 petals so I just improvised and made 5 petals but after studying the flower closer at home I realized it should probably be only 4 petals but never mind, I think it turned out quite well anyway.
CROCHET ISLAND POPPY FLOWER
Free Crochet Island Poppy Pattern
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4mm Crochet hook
Drops Paris Cotton yarn
Tapestry Needle to hide yarn ends
I currently use Knit Pro crochet hooks as well as cheap bamboo ones if I’m missing any size in Knit Pro. They are nice as soft in a grip and steel part is very smooth. I’m very happy with them, the only thing that I don’t like is I only own them in black color as I bought them 3 years ago and they didn’t seem to have a color choice back then. Here are the Amazon links if you are would like to purchase the colorful Knitpro hooks:
Crochet Poppy Crochet Pattern Round 1,2&3– Refer to my Free Crochet Aster Flower pattern for the instruction on how to make a double sided middle of the flower but instead of making 10 sc in each round make just 9sc.
Crochet Poppy Crochet Pattern Round 4
Step 1. Sl St to the front loop and make 6 ch
Step 2. Sl St in the second chain from hook.
Having all the petals right side facing make following stitches: 8ch, sl st from 2nd ch from hook make triple treble, picot, trtr, picot all in the same loop.[Trtr, picot, trtr, picot, trtr, picot in the next back loop] x 3
Trtr, picot, trtr, picot, 6ch, sl st to the same loop.
In other words this is a large petal that is made over 5 back loops, and in each back loop you make 3 trtr with picots in between. Total 15 trtr (2 of them are made of chains, beginning and the last one).
That’s how the flowers looks from the back.
Finishing: Follow photo instruction below for finishing.
Finished Crochet Island Poppy Flower
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