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Maryport Memorial Garden Gates

The poppies will be installed on the Memorial Garden Gates and adjacent fence at Netherhall Corner on 6th November. After that date, members of the public are welcome to add more by tying them to the netting.

Knit A Poppy

Make a poppy for Remembrance Day

This free poppy knitting pattern was provided by Cirencester Parish Church, which in 2017 teamed up with the Cirencester branch of the Royal British Legion and crafters from all over the country to decorate the church with 17,000 knitted poppies.


The Royal British Legion provides support to the Armed Forces community, including serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. has more details about the charity and Remembrance Day events near you. If you’ve got a spare few minutes and some scrap red yarn from your stash, why not use this knitting pattern to make your own bunch of poppies?

Credit: Cirencester Parish Church


To knit a poppy you will need:

A pair of 4mm (US 6) needles

Any red DK yarn

A small black button

How to knit a poppy

This pattern uses our standard knitting abbreviations.

Tension is not important for this project.

Cast on 60 sts using 4mm needles and red DK yarn.

Rows 1-8 (K2, P2) to end.

Row 9 (K2tog) to end. [30 sts]

Row 10 (S2kpo) to end. [10 sts]

Break off yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining 10 sts pull tight, then fasten off yarn.

Join the edges of the poppy together and sew the black button in the centre of the poppy.

Make A Poppy

Make a poppy for Remembrance Day

Maryport Scouts have also been making poppies from the bottom of plastic bottles...

Please get in touch and let us know how you're getting involved. Send a picture, write an article or make a poppy...


MWIW have been given permission to publish the photo by the girls parents.

The History of the Poppy

Image Credit: Maryport Maritime Heritage Ltd

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