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November 11th is Remembrance Day in the UK and other Commonwealth states, and Veteran’s Day in the US, which commemorates the servicemen and women who died serving their countries. Here’s how you can honour them with your crocheting!

In Europe, the red corn poppy is a potent symbol of remembrance. These delicate flowers produce seeds that can lie dormant for years, flowering when the soil is turned up and the seed reaches the surface. In Flanders fields, soldiers noticed that soil disturbed by shells, digging and munitions trucks sprouted blood-red flowers.

If you live in the UK, you know that poppies are available as paper and plastic pins for a small donation to the Royal British Legion. But why not go a step further and crochet your own? If you choose to download a free pattern, you can always send a donation to the Royal British Legion as a nice gesture.

Here are two patterns that are perfect crochet projects for Remembrance Day:

A great project for yourself or as a present is this bookmark by LittleOwlsHut. It’s knitted in a 5-Ply yarn and in the signature red and green of poppies!

Crochet a granny square or maybe a whole blanket with this poppy version by Luba D. Use your crocheting to honour

A great accessory and a simple way to show your support for Remembrance Day is this headband by Alla K.


If you want to crochet a simple poppy to make a pin or brooch try one of these great patterns:


by Bethany R


by Little Conkers


by Fiona C

Great yarns to use for your poppy crocheting can be Aran or DK weight yarn.

Paintbox Yarns Simply DK

paintbox dk

A great acrylic option is this Paintbox Yarns Simply DK yarn in Rose Red (113) – great for a quick crochet project!


MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran

This MillaMia Naturally Soft Aran yarn is 100% merino wool and therefore not only super soft but also great for those preferring natural wool.

Do you have any traditions or patterns that you crochet up for Remembrance Day? We’d love to hear about the different ways you honour those who have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

For more poppy patterns, see our full range here.



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