I've been working on and off for the past couple of weeks trying to come up with a flat crochet thread poppy - it turned into a Goldilocks scenario. This one was too this and that one was too that! Then I was looking at my past crocheted flower posts and had the idea of trying a poppy based on the flower center of the flower washcloths I wrote about in this post. Yes! Just what I was looking for! I've used the photos from the flower washcloths as examples.
*size 10 crochet thread in black, orange, and golden yellow
*size 7 steel crochet hook
Beginning: Using black, chain 5 and join with a slip stitch to make a ring.
Round 1: Chain 3 - counts as your first double crochet (dc). Into the ring, make 1 dc and 1 chain. *Make 2 dc and 1 chain. Repeat from * 4 more times until you have 12 dc and 6 chain spaces total. Join to third chain of first dc with a slip stitch. Fasten off.
Round 2: Attach orange into a chain 1 space. Chain 3 - counts as your first dc. In the same chain 1 space, make 1 dc, 2 chains, and 2 dc. *Moving onto the next chain 1 space, make 2dc, 2 chains, and 2 dc. Repeat from * 4 more times until you all 6 chain 1 spaces filled (6 groups total). Join to third chain of first dc with a slip stitch.
Round 3: Slip stitch into the first chain 2 space. Chain 3 - counts as your first dc. Make 6 more dc into the same chain 2 space. Chain 1. *Make 7 dc into the next chain 2 space, chain 1. Repeat from * until you have all 6 chain 2 spaces filled (6 groups in total). Join to third chain of first dc with a slip stitch. Fasten off.
Round 4: Attach yellow into the first dc of any group from the previous round. Chain 3 - counts as your first double crochet (dc). Dc into the remaining 6 dc of that group. Dc down to round 2 twice, between the last dc of one group and the first dc of the next group. (See photo below) *Dc in first dc of next group, dc in each of the remaining 6 dc. Dc down to round 2 again twice. Repeat from * 4 more times. Join to first dc with a slip stitch. Fasten off.
Here's how the poppy should look:
I'm working on a spring project that uses these and have two down and ... I'm not sure how many to go! Stay tuned!
Happy Creating! Deborah