May Flowers Crochet Along Week 6: Poppy Block

It’s week 6 of the May Flowers Blanket crochet along, and I can’t believe that there are only 3 weeks left after this till the blanket is officially done! This week’s free tapestry crochet flower is a California Poppy. Although it is a simple flower, it’s striking orange color adds beautiful color to this crochet flower blanket. Since it only uses 3 colors with minimal color changes, this block is an easy tapestry crochet pattern that works up in no time.

My Inspiration

As I was coming up with flowers to do for my flower blanket, I knew that I wanted to do my state flower, the California Poppy. It was actually the very first block that I did to see if I wanted to do all of the crochet flower charts that I thought of to make into this graphgan blanket. I wanted to make the design simple, but with contrasting colors that would highlight the simplicity of the poppy. I loved how it turned out so much, that I ended up crocheting the whole blanket!

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The Yarn

For this block, I wanted to use tapestry crochet to highlight the simple lines of a poppy using multiple yarn colors. I chose Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in a lovely pastel orange that I have used in my other blocks, and had a great rust color in my stash that I got from Mary Maxim. Then I used the same pastel green of Hobby Lobby I Love this yarn that I’ve been using for all of the blocks in the afghan. As the crochet along for this blanket has been going on, I’ve seen some really beautiful flowers being made in all sorts of yarn brands. Pick your favorite worsted weight yarn, and go with it! Some brands I would recommend would be Red Heart Soft Essentials, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, or Caron Simply Soft.

May Flowers Blanket Crochet Along

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Supplies:

Stitches Used:

  • RS = Right Side
  • WS = Wrong Side
  • ch = Chain stitch
  • hdc = Half Double Crochet (UK half treble crochet)

Pattern Notes:

  • This pattern is made using US crochet terminology, but the UK equivalents are listed in the Key.
  • If you come across a part where it’s just a color in between two commas, then that stands for just one half double crochet.
  • The pattern involves color changes using tapestry crochet. Experience with color work is recommended, but if you’re a beginner to tapestry crochet than you can totally do it!
  • For a complete color chart of each of the blocks, along with the written pattern and some bonus blocks, check out the 39 page premium pdf here.
  • I recommend reading through the pattern completely before beginning just to make sure that you understand everything in the pattern.
  • Color changes happen are indicated by the color appearing in parentheses. See chart for full picture of the color changes.
  • The arrows at the beginning of the rows indicate what direction the row is worked on in the chart.
  • If you’ve never done tapestry crochet before, I’ve created a beginner’s guide to tapestry crochet that shows you how to do it. See the written and photo tutorial at The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet.

Crochet Poppy Block Pattern:

← Row 1 [RS]: (White) ch 42, starting in second ch from hook, hdc 40

→ Row 2 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 20, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 18

← Row 3 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 18, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 20

→ Row 4 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 20, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 18

← Row 5 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 18, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 20

→ Row 6 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 21, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 17

← Row 7 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (Green) hdc 11, (White) hdc 15

→ Row 8 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (Green) hdc 15, (White) hdc 11

← Row 9 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 11, (Green) hdc 5, White, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 4, (White) hdc 14

→ Row 10 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (Green) hdc 3, (White) hdc 3, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 4, (Green) hdc 3, (White) hdc 11

← Row 11 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 18, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 20

→ Row 12 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 20, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 18

← Row 13 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 19, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 19

→ Row 14 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 19, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 19

← Row 15 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 19, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 19

→ Row 16 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 19, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 19

← Row 17 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 19, (Green) hdc 2, (White) hdc 19

→ Row 18 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 17, (Green) hdc 6, (White) hdc 17

← Row 19 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 14, (Dark Orange) hdc 12, (White) hdc 14

→ Row 20 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 13, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 2, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Dark Orange) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 2, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 3, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 13

← Row 21 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 12, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 4, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 5, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 3, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 12

→ Row 22 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (Dark Orange) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 3, (Dark Orange) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 5, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 5, (Dark Orange) hdc 2, (White) hdc 10

← Row 23 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 4, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 10

→ Row 24 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 5, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 9

← Row 25 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 9, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 1 (Orange) hdc 5, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 9

→ Row 26 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 8, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 8

← Row 27 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 9, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 7

→ Row 28 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 8,(Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 7

← Row 29 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 8, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 7

→ Row 30 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 8, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 7

← Row 31 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 7

→ Row 32 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 7, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 7

← Row 33 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 8, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 5, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 6, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 1, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 4, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 9

→ Row 34 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (Dark Orange) hdc 4, (Orange) hdc 2, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 5, (Dark Orange) hdc 2, (Orange) hdc 2, (Dark Orange) hdc 5, (White) hdc 9

← Row 35 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 10, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 4, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 2, (Dark Orange) hdc 5, (White) hdc 1, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (Orange) hdc 3, (Dark Orange) hdc 1, (White) hdc 11

→ Row 36 [WS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 12, (Dark Orange) hdc 4, (White) hdc 8, (Dark Orange) hdc 5, (White) hdc 11

← Row 37 [RS]: (White) ch 2, turn, hdc 40

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now your crochet poppy is all done! I hope you love how it came out! It’s never too late to join the crochet along. Just join the Our Crochet Community group, and you can join in all of the fun! Be sure to tag me @eclairemakery on Instagram and Facebook if you make this pattern.

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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