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Make: bunting

07 Nov

A colourful crafted make really can cheer up any space. Don’t believe me? Take a look at this crochet bunting:

Colourful bunting

Colourful bunting

I’ve actually blogged about this bunting before, in this Crafting around the house post in 2013, where I revealed how the bunting was cheering up a somewhat neglected kitchen that’s in desperate need of DIY. Here’s the uncropped view:

Bunting improves the view

Bunting improves the view

We have made a few improvements to the kitchen since then (when we’ve had spare cash), but the colourful bunting is still very much needed to off-set the bare brick and unpainted walls.

So if you have a space that needs cheering up in these times of austerity, dip into your yarn stash and work up my free crochet bunting pattern:

You will need
Any aran or DK yarn (I used Rico Creative Cotton Aran)
A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Measurements
Each triangle measures approx 15x16cm (6×6¼in)

Notes
Pattern uses UK crochet terminology: UK double crochet (dc) is the same as US single crochet (sc)

Bunting triangle
Make as many triangles as you like, in the colours that you like.
Using a 4mm hook, ch27.
Row 1 Dc in second chain from hook (missed ch does not count as st), dc in each chain to end, turn. [26 dc]
Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc2tog, dc to end, turn. [1 stitch decreased]
Rep Row 2 until 2 sts remain.
Next row Ch1 (does not count as st), dc2tog.
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Bunting string
Using white yarn and a 4mm hook, ch5, ss to first ch (hanging loop formed), ch10, dc into foundation chain of first triangle, *ch10, dc into foundation chain of next triangle, repeat from * until all triangles have been joined, ch15, ss to 5th ch from hook (hanging loop formed).
Fasten off and weave in ends.

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1 Comment

Posted by on November 7, 2015 in Crochet

 

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One response to “Make: bunting

  1. nanacathy2

    November 7, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Really cheerful looking!

     

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