Join me as we crochet a beautiful poppy flower headband with this crochet-a-long tutorial!
Poppies add a burst of color to any outfit, and this brilliant red flower is no exception! Besides looking lovely on this headband, the flower can be turned into a Pin for Memorial Day or Remembrance Day
I used Lion Brand Yarn’s squeezably soft Heartland yarn (my favorite yarn of theirs) to create this headband, and have included a link to their site below so you can purchase the colors you need if you don’t already have them on hand.
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Here are the things you’ll need to know to prepare:
100 yards of Lion Brand Heartland (Click the link to purchase) yarn in “Grand Canyon”, plus small amounts of yarn in “Yellowstone”, “Redwood”, “Black Canyon”, “Everglades”, and “Sequoia”.
3.25mm (D) hook (flowers and leaves)
4mm (G) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge (headband)
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
BLO = back loop only
Chainless starting double crochet: pull up a loop as tall as a regular dc (you’ll need to approximate if this is your first row), place index finger of your hook pressing firmly on the top of the loop to keep it steady, this way the loop doesn’t get larger or smaller. Wrap the hook over and behind the loop, yo, pull the yarn behind the wrapped yarn loop, yo again, and pull through the last 2 loops.
for headband, 4 stitches in an inch
Finished Headband: adult 22″, by 3.5″ wide with plenty of stretch, child’s, 20″, by 3.5″ wide, with plenty of stretch.
Flower: 3.5″ across
Additional Notes (for poppy flower only):
The ch 1 before or after dc stitches should be lose. You will be slip stitching into the ch 1 itself–not the ch-1 space.
Petals are worked over two rounds. You’ll be slip stitching up, and down the petals to begin and end the second round.
-Turn the flower into a pin for Remembrance Day, or Memorial Day by gluing (or sewing) a 2″ circle of felt to the back of the flower. Attach a pin, and it’s ready to wear!
Part 1: Headband
Part 2: Flowers and Leaves
If you can’t wait, or want to work ahead, the pattern is already published in its entirety over here: Basket-full of Poppies Headband. It does not have the extra picture instructions that this CAL has, however.
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