For some inspiration you could start with a look at the Red Poppy group on Flickr, mostly real flowers rather than designs or art/ crafts. But, there are different shades of red with poppies, some are pink and white too. You might decide to make a batch of flowers in all shades of colour.
Maggie’s Crochet has one of my favourite crochet poppies. Includes video instructions for right or left handers. She calls it a button poppy because you pin it on, or wear it in a buttonhole, traditionally. But, you could use a shiny black button in the middle. I think that would be especially pretty. Something a little sparkly would set it off nicely.
Here are her free instructions:
Button Poppy Flower
Skill Level: Easy
Materials: This flower can be worked with any weight of yarn. Finer weights will create a smaller flower, and bulkier weights will create a larger flower. Use the hook size appropriate for the yarn you choose.
We used: Worsted Weight yarn and a size H-8 hook. You will also need a button, approx. 1″ in diameter.
ch – chain
slst – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
tr – treble
Double Treble Crochet (dtr): yo 3 times, insert hook into the next st, draw up a lp and pull through (5 lps on hook). [Yo and pull through 2 lps] 4 times.
Rnd. 1: with Red, ch2, 4sc in 2nd ch from hook, join with slst to beginning sc. 4sc
Rnd. 2: ch1, 2sc in each sc around, join with slst to beginning sc. 8sc
Rnd. 3: ch1, sc in first sc, ch3, skip next sc, *sc in next sc, ch3, skip next sc*, repeat from *to* twice, join with slst to beginning sc. 4 ch-3 sps
Rnd. 4: *Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch4 (counts as first tr), 13tr in same sp, ch 4, sl st in same ch-3 sp*, repeat from *to* in each ch-3sp. 60 tr
Rnd. 5: Ch, sc in skipped sc from rnd 2, ch3, *sc in next skipped sc, ch3*, repeat from *to* around, join with slst to beginning sc. 4 ch-3 sps
Rnd. 6: *sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch5 (counts as first dtr), 13dtr in same sp, ch 5, sl st in same ch-3 sp*, repeat from *to* in each ch-3sp, weave in ends. 60 dtr
Note: for smaller flower, omit Rnds. 5-6.
Purfylle has a fast crocheted poppy with printable instructions.
Flowers by Irene has a pretty knit/ crochet poppy.
Frayed at the Edges makes a knit poppy.
Eirawen has a crocheted poppy with images to help understand how to make it.
Kittyboo Crochet has a nice poppy pattern