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Poppy Paola

Poppy Paola is a bit shy. She loves to play hide and seek and she often hides behind trees and bushes. She made up her own imaginary flower friend and they tell each other secrets. Poppy Paola is a very happy poppy and she loves to giggle a lot. It is because of this giggling that she can’t stay hidden for very long, because all the other flowers can find her and they all run out in the field to start a new game of hide and seek.

What you need and need to know

Poppy Paola is a crochet pattern or amigurumi pattern. Paola will turn out about 28cm/11inches excluding petals. You need a standard crochet hook size 2.5mm (US 1,5), tapestry needle, soft stuffing and eyes size 7mm. Four colors of yarn calling for 2,5 mm (US 1.5) crochet hook, like green, red, black and creme. You need to know how to make a single crochet, a half double and a double crochet, a slipstitch, a loopstitch, increase and decrease, and a magic ring or loop.
Paola is a lot of fun to make.

Crochet pattern in ENGLISH, GERMAN, FRENCH, SPANISH, ITALIAN, DANISH, HUNGARIAN, POLISH and DUTCH available for download at:

Poppy Paola - crochet amigurumi pattern by Zabbez / Bas den Braver


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Version history ENGLISH
version: EN1.01 - published Nov 28th 2014 - Improved punctuation/grammar. Adjusted petals stitch count to new turning chain notation.
version: EN1.00 - published August 5th 2014

Version history NEDERLANDS
version: NL1.02 - published July 21th 2016 - Corrected shifted lines legs instruction.
version: NL1.01 - published Nov 28th 2014 - Improved punctuation/grammar. Adjusted petals stitch count to new turning chain notation.
version: NL1.00 - published August 5th 2014

Version history DEUTSCH
version: DE1.00 - published November 28th 2014
Version history FRANCAIS
version: FR1.00 - published 23 Januari 2015

Version history ESPANOL
version: ES1.00 - published 10 April 2015

Version history ITALIAN
version: IT1.00 - published 7 October 2016
Version history DANISH
version: DK1.00 - published 29 October 2016

Version history HUNGARIAN
version: HU1.00 - published 13 January 2017

Version history POLISH
version: PL1.00 - published 20 January 2017

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