Every year our supporters create a range of wonderful knitted and crocheted poppies to help us raise vital funds.
Since 2020 we've partnered with Deramores, a leading online knitting and crochet retailer, who are encouraging the nation to join in with this year’s Poppy Appeal by making and displaying poppy crafts.
Crafters are encouraged to share their creations on social media using the hashtag #DeramoresPoppy.
Poppy themed kits and digital patterns
From crafting poppy brooches to give to friends and neighbours for a donation to wild poppy cushions that take pride of place on the sofa, there's something for all skill levels.
The new range of poppy themed kits and digital patterns are now available to buy and download from Deramores, with a percentage of every sale donated to RBL.
Alongside the patterns and products offered by Deramores that raise money for RBL, you can find many free patterns online to help you get knitting your poppy.
How Jannette crochets to support the Poppy Appeal
Jannette Connell has been making and selling crochet poppies and poppy products for the past six years for the Poppy Appeal.
When she was just 24, Jannette suffered a brain haemorrhage and lost the majority of her sight. Despite having only 3% of her sight, she didn’t let that stop her getting creative and has been able to produce beautiful crochet poppies to raise funds to support the Armed Forces community each year.
I’m determined to make each poppy count.
“After losing my Mum six years ago, I felt a bit lost and so I wanted to do something to keep me busy but also help me get creative,” Jannette says.
“I started to crochet and my carer Jeremy, who served for 22 years in the Navy suggested I raise money for the Poppy Appeal. I now do lots of designs and I think I make about 500 poppies and have regular customers!
Over the six years Jannette has raised almost 8,000, and despite having to shield this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, she is still supporting the Poppy Appeal and is determined to make it her most successful year yet.
“As I am shielding this year, I have had to find new ways to distribute my poppies, but I am determined to make this year the biggest one yet, especially as I know my local community will want to support in any way they can in a year where the charity will really need that extra support.
“I’m determined to make each poppy count.”