Knitted Poppy Brooch For Remembrance Sunday

Hand Knitted Poppy Brooch PatternTo me the common poppy symbolises personal remembrance – not only for the significance of Remembrance Sunday. My Nan taught me to knit and My Nan’s favourite flower was the common poppy. Her house was full of poppy pictures.

I can’t help but think of my Nan when I see common poppies now. In my back garden, from July through to the end of November, I have large beautiful poppies growing. I also recently spotted some common poppies growing in a field near where my partner lives in Shoreham, Kent.

I created this pattern with this in mind.


TwigsKnits Hand Knitted Remembrance Poppy Brooch

In the United Kingdom, Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, the Sunday nearest to 11 November (Armistice Day), which is the anniversary of the end of the hostilities of the First World War at 11 a.m. on 11th November in 1918, “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”. The remembrance poppy (a Papaver rhoeas) has been used since 1920 to commemorate soldiers who have died in war. Small artificial poppies are often worn on clothing on Armistice Day and in the weeks before it. Poppy wreaths are also often laid at war memorials.


  1. These are amazing! Is there anyway I could buy one off you?

    Much obliged,


    • Thank you Ian for your lovely message.

      I have two of the larger poppies for sale in my Etsy shop, please take a moment to have a look…you can access my Etsy shop via my blog shop.

      If it the smaller poppies you prefer, I could make one for you as I sold the two I had in my shop today.

      Kind regards, Twigs

  2. many thanks for sharing this lovely pattern with us xx

  3. perfect just what i was looking for x

  4. Thank you for the knitted Poppy Brooch pattern, it was just what I had been looking for, I am going to try it with a group of ladies who meet at our local library. We have made various things for charity and were looking for a pattern for a poppy brooch, we would like to knit some and sell them to raise money for the British Legion, we will credit you as the designer.
    Thank you

  5. yvonne baxter says:

    can you please let me know how l can get the larger poppy pattern as we are hoping to knit some to raise funds for Remembrance Sunday .

    lf you have a telephone number for your shop would be fab .

    whitley bay

    • Hello Yvonne,
      Thank you for your message. The pattern for both styles of poppy are on the same download poppy pattern in my ravelry pattern store. The larger poppy is knitted using different yarn in garter stitch with a few additional rows. If you have any further queries let me know. I hope you enjoy knitting the poppies, would be lovely to see a photo of your finished results!


  6. Liz Dunnett says:

    Hi—I have just bought your poppy download—but it only has the small poppy on it !!! –previously read a message from ‘Yvonne’ who asked about large flower — you implied that both were on the same download ???!!! — am I doing something wrong here ????? thanks !!!

    • Hi,
      Thanks for downloading my poppy brooch. Sorry you have had difficulty with the pattern. The poppy should have small and large options in the pattern. However, if you are looking at the photograph on my blog post and want the more floppy larger poppy (on the right in the photo), its using the same pattern but all knit rows instead of knit row/purl row. Hope this makes it clearer. Let me know how you get on.


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