Hook up a string of heart pennants
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
Approx. 16 sts and 19 rows of double crochet to measure 10cm (4") square
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...