• Free Crochet Flower Pattern: California Poppy


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One of my favourite summer flowers is the poppy and I love how they just pop up all over the place giving a splash of colour and beauty to fields, gardens and even wasteground.


This pattern is easy and would be suitable for any crochet ability, it is worked in the round. I use abbreviations according to UK crochet language. The finished poppy is approximately 6cm (2.5") in diameter. This poppy could be used as a brooch or hairpiece, to embellish a bag or simply as a floral decoration.

Tools needed:
3.5mm (US size E) crochet hook
yarn needle.

Yarn needed:
DK yarn in orange (approx. 4 g) and yellow (1g)
I used Schachenmayr smc Bravo yarn in pumpkin (08192) and yellow (08210).

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
tr = treble
dtr = double treble crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sts = stitches
R = round 
[...] = repeat instructions in square brackets


California Poppy

Make a slipknot with the yellow yarn and ch 2.

R1- 6 dc into second ch from hook. (6 sts)
Change to orange yarn

R2- 2 dc into each st. (12 sts)

R3- 1 dc into each st. (12 sts)

R4- using front loops only: 
[1 dc & 1 htr in next st, 3 tr in next, 1 htr & 1 dc in next] x 4, sl st to first dc. 
Cut yarn. 

R5- attach yarn to any back loop of previous round.
 [2 dc, 2 dc in next st] x 4, sl st to beginning of round. (16 sts)

R6- 3 ch (makes first tr), 1 tr & 1 dtr in same space as ch, 3 dtr in next st, 
3 dtr in next, 1 dtr & 2 tr in next, 
[2 tr & 1 dtr in next st, 3 dtr in next, 3 dtr in next, 1 dtr & 2 tr in next] x 3, 
sl st to top of 3 ch. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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