The immortal poem, In Flanders Field, poignantly inspires the remembrance poppies worn to commemorate the fallen – from the First World War, the Second World War and all conflicts ever since. With that in mind, I’ve designed my Remembrance Poppy Brooch in memory of all the heroes, who fought to defend our freedom and fell in the line of duty.
This pattern is available at £0.99 GBP via Ravelry – with £0.20 GBP from each sale* donated to the Poppy Appeal.
The Remembrance Poppy Brooch is made in 3 parts, which are sewn together. It is intended to resemble a wild poppy, with its layered petals and rough leaves. Pattern directions are given in British English terminology, with American English equivalents noted where appropriate. It should be suitable for confident beginners; it uses dc (US sc) and htr (US hdc) stitches.
I hope this brooch will be crocheted and worn by lots of people, especially on Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday. Please consider sharing this blog post, to help publicise this pattern. In the words of For the Fallen by Laurence Binyon: “We will remember them.”
*Funds allocated to the Poppy Appeal, from Remembrance Poppy Brooch patterns sold, may be held until they total £3.00 GBP or greater, before being donated direct to The Royal British Legion.
The background of my Remembrance Poppy Brooch photo is a reproduction World War Two newspaper from Historic Newspapers. There is something wonderful in handling historic artifacts; it really helps to bring history to life! If you’re interested in buying your own slice of history, for personal or educational purposes, code EDU10 gives a 10% discount off any Historic Newspapers purchase.