Prepare to see a lot of poppies this November as the Poppy Project comes to Orangeville. Residents are invited to help by knitting or crocheting poppies for a community art installation. The Poppy Project is a grassroots initiative that is working toward a display of poppies on the clock tower in downtown Orangeville in time for Remembrance Day.

We are looking for individuals and community groups to crochet or knit poppies between May and October. Participants are asked to source their own red and black yarn and use a pattern that is available below or a printed copy at the Orangeville Public Library. Each poppy needs to have a five-inch tail (string) so the poppies can be attached together. Completed poppies can be dropped off at either library location in Orangeville.

Letterbox Anzac Poppy – crochet pattern 

Button Poppy Flower – crochet pattern

Remembering You Poppy – crochet pattern

Remembrance Day Poppy – knitting pattern

The Knit Poppy Brooch – knitting pattern

The Poppy Project committee thanks the Orangeville Royal Canadian Legion for their support of this initiative as the Town honours local veterans.

Donations of red and black wool can be dropped off at either library location.

If your community group is interested in a presentation to find out how you can participate in the poppy project, please contact us at [email protected]