Craft Group Poppies

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The Craft group are knitting poppies.  Here are the instructions:

 

Easy Garter Stitch Poppy

Red double knit wool, 3.75mm or no 10 needles, black button for centre

Cast on 70 stitches.

Knit 8 rows in garter stitch

Rows 9-11: knit 2 together across the row.  9 stitches remain.  Cut yarn leaving a tail of about 15cm.  Thread tail through yarn needle, slip all remaining stitches onto the yarn and pull tight.

Pull round into a circle, and stitch seam.

Sew a button in the middle.

Crochet Poppy

Red double knit wool, 3.50mm crochet hook, black button for centre

Cast on loop method.

3 chain stitch ( 1 treble ),  9 treble, pull centre loop tight, slip stitch into 3rd chain.  3 chain

1 treble into same stitch as chain, continue 2 treble into each space, slip stitch into 3rd chain. 3 chain.

2 treble into same stitch as chain, continue 3 trebles into each space, slip stitch into 3rd chain. 3 chain.

1 treble into same stitch as chain, continue 2 treble into each space, slip stitch into 3rd chain.

cast off, sew button into centre.