Crochet Poppy


In today’s tutorial we’re going to use a size J hook or 5.0 millimeter. We’re also going to pull up my Bernat yarn for this Remembrance Poppy. It’s going to be red here. I’ve also got my Bernat Boa and I also have this glitter yarn that I’m going to mix also with the red, to make the red really kind of shimmer in outstanding. I’d also recommend here with the boa, that the center that you saw in the picture, is actually done in the boa. If you’re not familiar with this yarn, I would substitute it with something a lot easier to use, even a Bernat Super Value black for the center or green. Whatever you want to do, but in the original that I did, I’m actually just using this stuff and i use my fingers to actually feel where all the holes were. So if you’re not familiar with crochet, that probably is not possible. In today’s tutorial I’m going to substitute the center to be this Bernat Value yarn and what we’re just going to do is get our crochet hook and our material and start crocheting this Remembrance Poppy. So now we’re going to start our tutorial. We’re just going to create a slip knot as normal, grabbing your crochet hook, just slip it in in and what I want to do is chain 2. So this does not count as 1. So 1 and 2 and so now what I want you to just do, is the very first one that we had, is that we’re going to be going around that, so just slip in your hook into that stitch, grab the material, pulling it through and two that is a single crochet and I want you to do it eleven more times, so that we have a total of twelve. Ok I’ve gone around my twelve times. I’m just going to come back to the beginning now and what i want to do, is do is slip it into the very first stitch that we started with. Just on the top part, it’s going to be a little tight for you and that’s not a bad thing. So just slipping it in and pulling it through and through and this will finalize off the circle and what i want you to do is just fasten off. So it’s cutting the material with your scissors pulling it through and what I just want to just do, is to actually do a little tie. Now in the picture you would have seen that there was a little dangly thing happening with the Bernat Mosaic so what I… or the Bernat Boa and what I just did is that I just left us hanging underneath. So that’s something that you can decide for it with your own creativity as you move along. So now let’s get your secondary colours and in the next colours we’re going to be using red and glitter together, to create the petals. So now I’m grabbing both materials that are coming and i’m going to use both of them, like they’re one. Okay and i’m going to create a slipsst…. a slip knot just like so and so that’ll be my starting point would there and what I… Going to pull this back up, and what I normally do, when I do a circle, is that I never start exactly where I left off. I’ll pick somewhere else in the circle and the reason for that is just i don’t like so much beginning and ending at the same spot. It’s just is a recipe for a nightmare for me, so I’m just going to slip in my hook, anywhere along the outside. Okay there should be 12 and I just want to grab that, that material and pull. And pull it through just like so and now i’m going to just pull everything snug, okay. So now what I’m going to do now, is I’m going to chain up four. So one, two, three and four. So going right under the next one here. Okay, so this is the very next one in line, is this, I want to wrap and wrap okay and we’re just going to go into the next stitch available and then pull through two, two, and two and I want to do that two more times so wrap and wrap into the very same stitch okay, so all of this is going to originate out of it. Okay and wrap and wrap, going in, okay so there’s one petal there so it’s so far so you think. And so the right in there and now we’re going to chain 4. So one, two, three and four and then come down and come to the very next stitch available on the line, just like so. Okay and we’re going to slip stitch, so going in and through and through. Okay so now we’re going to chain four again. So just one, two, three and four and we’re going to actually do… So we’ve just chained our four and we are going to triple and we’re going to go into the very next stitch on the actual circle and we’re triple crocheting and we’re going to do that three more times in that one as well. So one, two, three. So we wrap and wrap, going in and we just want to continue to work into that same spot. Wrap and wrap. Okay and now we’re going to chain four again. So one, two, three and four and then come down and we’re going to come to the very next stitch on the actual circle. Okay so we’re just going to slip stitch it like we have before and just going to move that string out of the way and we are going to chain four again. So one, two, three and four and we’re going to go into the next stitch available. So wrap and wrap, next stitch available and we’re putting in three more triple crochets into that spot. Wrap and wrap. Wrap and wrap. So right into the same one. Okay and what we’re going to just do now is just come down back to the chain I’m we’re going to chain and come back down. So one, two, three and four come back down. Ok we’re going to slip stitch it like we have before and then go up again. So one, two, three and four. Wrap and wrap and we are just going to go down again into the next stitch available. Wrap and wrap the same stitch. Wrap and wrap. Okay and we’re going to chain four again. So one, two, three and four. Coming back down, we’re going to come to the next one when we do that. Okay we’re just going to slip stitch it. So going in and through and then we’re going to go back up again. So one, two, three and four and then again, Wrap and wrap. I’m going to go into the next one. So if you can see what’s happening here, is that every petal is going into its own stitch and then in between it’s going into the next one available. Wrap and wrap. Wrap and wrap. So you should end up with six petals if you did everything right, when we come to the end of this particular tutorial. So we have one, two three, four, five. We’re about to finish this one, so coming down, so we’re just going to chain four down to the next one and you can still see that we have just a little bit left. Right, so we just have one more spot left on there, so there’s the last remaining petal. So let’s go back up for four. One, two, three, four. Wrap and wrap. Coming down into the one that’s left. This is your triple crochet. Wrap and wrap. Wrap and wrap. Okay and we’re now at the top again and now what we want to just do is finalise it. So we’re going to go one, two, three and four, because we chained up four on this one to start that one, so we have to do it for the other side and see where this one is originating out at the bottom? That’s exactly where you need to slip stitch so that it looks all uniform. So we’re just going to slip stitch. I’m just going to retry that again one more time. This does happen, even to people like me. We do lose our stitches. Going to go down in, pulling it through and through and what I want to just do now is finish it off and that is how you do your Remembrance Flower.

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