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Crochet Poppies 2015

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© Lisa Benjamin

Last year, when this site was still very new, I offered to make handmade crochet poppies for Remembrance Day. These poppies were free of charge, but so as not to detract from the official poppy-selling charity, I gave them away in exchange for proof of a donation to the Royal British Legion.

The Royal British Legion is a wonderful charity that does wonderful things to help men and women in the armed forces, and their families. In fact, did you know that the official paper poppies are handmade by disabled ex-service personnel?

But those paper poppies can be tricky to pin on, and I don’t know about you but I am forever losing mine! Official enamel poppy pins are now available via the Poppy Shop, but I wanted to try my hand at making a crochet poppy version.  Read more

Crochet Remembrance Day Poppy

Remembrance day poppy for Royal British Legion or Help for Heroes
Handmade crochet poppy for Remmbrance Day. I do not charge for these poppies, but request that you make a suggestion donation of £5 to the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes or another military charity. Please contact me if you would like one.

It’s that time of year again when a familiar little flower starts appearing on the lapels of newsreaders, politicians, and ordinary people on the street.

The poppy signifies, of course, Remembrance Day – the 11th November – on which we remember the end of World War Two and the servicemen and women of the armed forces who have died in armed conflict.

To mark the occasion this year, I have come up with this original design crochet Remembrance Day poppy. Crafted in soft poppy red merino cotton yarn, with a green merino cotton leaf, this poppy also features a shiny black button crocheted into the centre and a brooch pin to secure to the lapel of your favourite coat or jacket. Read more