We need your help creating crocheted and knitted poppies as decorations for the Westford Historical Society’s Family-Fun Festival of Tree to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the First Armistice Day and remember those lost in World War I.


The patterns are below and we will need 100 poppies by Sunday December 2nd.

When you’re done making your creations, please drop completed poppies off with Linda at the Westford Museum, 2 Boston Rd. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 9am-1pm or Sundays 2-4pm. While you are there, check out our new exhibits!

Thank you for your help in making sure our Westford Veterans are never forgotten.

Bring your knitting needles or crochet hook and drop by the Westford Museum this
Sunday November 4th 2-4pm to make a poppy or two for our WWI remembrance tree.
Yarn will be supplied.


Knitting Pattern 1

For Petals: Using Red, cast on 5 stitches.
Row 1: (RS) K
Row 2: KFB, (knit forward and back into next stitch), K to last 2 stitches, KFB, K1 (7 stitches)
Row 3: As second row (9 stitches)
Row 4: As second row (11 stitches)
Row 5-8: Knit
Row 9: Sl1, K2tog. psso, K to last 4 stitches, K2tog twice (7 st)
Row 10-12: Knit
Row 13: As 9th row (3 stitches)
Row 14: Cast off For Center: Using black, cast on 16 stitches. Cast off. Weave in the ends of the petals, assemble the petals into a circle and use the ends to sew them together. Coil the black into circle and sew in the center of the petal. Weave in the ends of the leaf and sew onto the back of the petals.

Knit Ribbed Poppy Pattern

#7 knitting needles and a tapestry needle Red and Black worsted yarn Petals –
Red Cast on 60 stitches
Row 1-10: K2 P2
Row 11: K2 together to end (30 stitches)
Row 12: S1 K2 together PSSO to end (10 stitches) Cut yarn with 6" tail. Thread needle and take the needle through the stitches and pull tight. Sew sides with Mattress Stitch. Center –

Black Cast on 8 stitches K 10 rows Cast off leaving 5" tail Thread needle with tail and complete a running stitch on all 4 sides. Pull thread slightly to curve the edges of the square. Sew in place

Crochet Pattern

1 Black and red worsted ply yarn Size G hook (or larger)

Using black yarn, attach yarn to hook with a slip knot.
Make 4 chain and join with a sl st to form a circle OR work round 1 over a magic ring.
Round 1: 3 ch (counts as first treble), 11 treble into the ring. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch. 12 treble. Fasten off black yarn.
Round 2: Using red yarn join into the top of any treble from round 1. Chain 3 (first treble), into same space as ch 3 work 3 trebles. *work 4 trebles into each stitch* around and join with a sl st. 48 trebles.
Round 3: Ch 3 and **work 2 trebles into the next stitch. Repeat from ** to end of round and join with a sl st. Fasten off, darn in all ends

Please deliver completed poppies to the Westford Historical Society no later than December 2rd.