Cast on 36 stitches
Row 1: Knit across the row.
Row 2: Purl across the row.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: Knit 3 stitches and then twist the right needle all the way around so there is a twist in the row (this creates the petal effect), knit 6 stitches and then twist again. Knit 6 stitches and then twist...carry on doing this until you reach the end of the row. You should end up with 6 twists on your row.
Row 6: Purl across the row.
Row 7: Knit 2 stitches together all the way along the row.
Row 8: Purl across the row.
Row 9: Knit 2 stitches together all the way along the row. This should leave you with 9 stitches on your needle.
Leave about 15cm of wool at the end and cut. Thread the wool onto a needle and thread it through the 9 remaining stitches. Pull it together so the two ends meet. Stitch the two ends together using the remaining wool and tie off. Stitch a black button in the middle of your poppy and attach a safety pin to the back.
What do you think? I keep getting lots of complements about my poppy, so I hope you do to! If you need a bit of help or have any questions, just leave us a comment and I'll make sure to reply. If you do make one, please tweet us a picture! My boss and I would love to see them.
Lots of love,