Poppy Knitted Flowers Pattern

This Poppy Knitted Flowers Pattern is a fun quick-knit. These sweet blossoms can be used as accessory embellishments on headbands, hats, pretty much anything you want to make cute. Knit up Poppy Remembrance Flowers to honor Veterans throughout the world.

Begin by knitting four petal shapes in the basic Garter Stitch, then attach them to form your flower. Embellish by embroidering poppy seeds and the middle stamen finish it up. You may switch up your colors to resemble other knitted flowers, too!

Knitted Poppy Flower in red color yarn held by two hands.

NEW: See my Knitted Poppy Flower Web Story for a quick overview of this pattern.

MATERIALS for Poppy Knitted Flowers

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My sample was created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. Feel free to use any appropriately sized yarn, fiber, and needles for your creative project.


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Slip Knot
Cast On Long Tail Method
Knit Stitch
KFB Knit Front & Back
K2Tog = Knit Two Together (right leaning decrease)
PSSO = Pass Slipped Stitch Over
SSK = Slip Slip Knit (left leaning decrease)
Bind Off

Hands constructing poppy knitted flowers by tacking together petals with yarn and a tapestry needle, and embroidering the details

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Printable Knitting Instructions

Knitted Poppy Flower in red color yarn held by two hands.

Printable Knitting Pattern

This Poppy Flower Knitting Pattern is a fun quick-knit.

Makes: Knitted Poppy Flower Embellishment
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate


  • Yarn - 42 yards of Worsted Weight in any fiber and colors of your choice


  • Knitting Needles - Size 7 US straight needles
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors



Cast On 7 Stitches

Row 1: Knit Row (7 sts)

Row 2: KFB, K4, KFB, K1 (9 sts)

Row 3: KFB, K5, KFB, K1 (11 sts)

Row 4: KFB, K6, KFB, K1 (13 sts)

Rows 5 - 8: Knit Rows

Row 9: SSK, SSK, K5, K2Tog, K2Tog (9 sts)

Rows 10 - 12: Knit Rows

Row 13: SSK, SSK, K1, K2Tog, K2Tog (5 sts)

Row 14: K1, Slip1, K2Tog, PSSO, K1 (3 sts)


Bind Off


Tack 4 Petals Together



Cast On 18 Stitches

Bind Off all stitches

Roll Up

Tack Together and Onto Middle of Flower Petals



With yarn in any color and your tapestry needle, embroider poppy seeds around the perimeter of your Stamen using the French Knot technique (see video).


Knitting Techniques

    Slip Knot

    Cast On

    Long Tail Method

    Knit Stitch

    KFB = Knit Front & Back

    K2Tog = Knit Two Together

    PSSO = Pass Slipped Stitch Over

    SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit

    Bind Off

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