CRO­CHET BUNT­ING

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Hook up a string of heart pen­nants

MA­TE­RI­ALS

Q Scheep­jes Colour Crafter, 100% acrylic, 100g/300m per ball, one ball each in Weert (1001) (Yarn A), Hil­ver­sum (1257) (Yarn B), Meche­len (2013) (Yarn C) and Luik (2006) (Yarn D) Q 3.5 mm (UK 9, US E/4) cro­chet hook Q Yarn nee­dle

TEN­SION

Ap­prox. 16 sts and 19 rows of dou­ble cro­chet to mea­sure 10cm (4") square

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ss slip stitch dc dou­ble cro­chet htr half tre­ble tr tre­ble yrh yarn round hook tr5­tog tre­ble 5 to­gether – (yrh, in­sert hook in next st, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 5 times, yrh and draw through 6 loops on hook magic ring to make a magic ring, hold yarn in your hand and wrap work­ing yarn around fore­fin­ger twice to cre­ate ring, slip ring off your fin­ger and in­sert hook to pick up first st, ch1, then work the nec­es­sary sts for round 1. Close the ring by pulling the loose end We’ve all got a cor­ner of our home that needs pret­ty­ing up, and this cheery string of bunt­ing is just the thing to do it.

Made by patch­ing cro­chet hearts onto ba­sic pen­nant shapes, use it to dec­o­rate a work or craft space, or hang it across a nurs­ery wall and show a lit­tle one just how much they’re loved.

We made five pen­nants for our bunt­ing, but you can amend the quan­ti­ties to make yours as long or as short as you like – once you’ve got the hang of the pat­tern, each el­e­ment is easy enough to hook up. In­struc­tions This pat­tern uses con­cise cro­chet in­struc­tions, e.g. 3dc means work 1dc in each of next 3 sts. The pen­nants and hearts are made sep­a­rately, then sewn to­gether. The pen­nants are then strung on a length of yarn to form bunt­ing. You only need one shade of yarn to make the heart, but we made a se­lec­tion of hearts us­ing three dif­fer­ent shades of pink yarn. Each fin­ished pen­nant mea­sures ap­prox. 13 x 14.5cm (5¼ x 5¾"). Pen­nant Us­ing Yarn A, make a magic ring Row 1 ch2 (does not count as st here and through­out), (1htr, 1dc, 1htr) into magic ring, pull ring tight, turn Row 2 ch2, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 1dc, (1dc, 1htr) in last st, turn [5 sts] Row 3 ch2, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 3dc, (1dc, 1htr) in last st, turn [7 sts] Row 4 ch2, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 5dc, (1dc, 1htr) in last st, turn [9 sts] Row 5 ch2, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 7dc, (1dc, 1htr) in last st, turn [11 sts]

Row 6 ch2, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 9dc, (1dc, 1htr) in last st, turn [13 sts] Row 7 ch2, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 11dc, (1dc, 1htr) in last st, turn [15 sts] Row 8 ch2, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 13dc, (1dc, 1htr) in last st, turn [17 sts] Row 9 ch2, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 15dc, (1dc, 1htr) in last st, turn [19 sts] Row 10 ch2, (1htr, 1dc) in next st, 17dc, (1dc, 1htr) in last st, turn [21 sts] Rows 11-27 ch2, 1dc in each st, turn Break yarn, fas­ten off and weave in the ends. Heart Foun­da­tion us­ing Yarn B, Yarn C or Yarn D, ch15 Round 1 1tr in 4th ch from hook (3ch missed counts a 1tr), 2tr, tr5­tog, 3tr, 6tr in next ch, con­tinue on other side of foun­da­tion chain, 5tr, 5tr in next ch, 5tr, 5tr in next ch, ss to last ch of foun­da­tion [34 sts] Round 2 ch2 (counts as 1tr), 1tr, tr5­tog, 2tr, 2tr in next st, 3tr in each of next 2 sts, 2tr in next st, 8tr, 5tr in next st, 8tr, 2tr in next st, 3tr in each of next 2 sts, 2tr in next st, ss to top of 2ch from start [46 sts] Break yarn and fas­ten off, leav­ing one long tail. Weave in the other tail, then use the long tail to stitch the heart onto the pen­nant. Fin­ish­ing With right side up, hold a steam iron above the pen­nant, be­ing care­ful not to touch the yarn as it will melt. Gently flat­ten it out, then leave the pen­nant to dry. Weave a length of Yarn A through the top of the pen­nants to cre­ate a string of bunt­ing.

Car­men Joris­sen As­pir­ing cro­chet and knitwear de­signer Car­men won the Youth Award at the Mol­lie Makes Hand­made Awards 2014. She loves to spend her days craft­ing away in her apart­ment – head over to her web­site to check out her free pat­terns, and follow...

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