Monday, November 11, 2013

A handmade reminder

Every year I buy a poppy to wear for Remembrance Day.  Every year, I lose that poppy - usually within the first day of pinning it to my coat.   How disappointing! It's not that losing something I had donated money for that bothered me, it's the fact that it seemed so disrespectful to be "poppy-less".   Buying multiples didn't help my problem either.  The solution?  Make one that will stay pinned to my jacket more securely!

All it takes is a scrap of yarn, a black button and a sew-in pin backing to make your own.
 Here's the free pattern I used to crochet mine.  It's quick and simple to make.

My money has been donated and my little poppy stayed pinned.   A lovely little handmade reminder to honor those who gave their lives for the freedom I enjoy.

Lest we forget!


  1. Such a special way to make a reminder of Remembrance Day.
    I always makes me remind this poem:

  2. Oh Katherine, i did not comment on your blog for ages..... So busy with harvest carfting for the Christmas market. But i did visit your blog everytime you made sommething new.... I love the poppy, i also do ceochet a lot these days. Baukje

  3. How perfect is that! For all those 'green' people out there, no need to contribute to the land-fill problem, several for different coats, and problem solved! Thanks!

  4. What a lovely red poppy. I have that problem too that my poppy always seems to fall off (though last year my then 2 year old daughter took it without me knowing).

  5. Wow, I love that! I lose mine too, and if I don't, it's been passed from jacket to jacket so much that it ends up looking a bit tatty. Your crocheted one is a great solution!
    And I love that you remembered our veterans with a donation :)

  6. This is an absolutely lovely tribute to our veterans. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Thanks for the link. I have a crochet one that I bought a few years ago, but my daughters would love one I can make them each one...thanks :o)


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