HOW TO MAKE… CRO­CHET BUNTING

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Paint­box Yarns Cot­ton DK, 100% cot­ton, 125m/137yd per 50g ball, two balls in Cham­pagne White (403) 4mm (UK 8, US G/6) cro­chet hook Eight wooden beads, 2cm (¾") di­am­e­ter 10 x 10cm (4 x 4") piece of card­board Yarn nee­dle

TEN­SION

Ten­sion is not im­por­tant for this project

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es) sp space(s) ch chain ch-sp chain space(s) yrh yarn round hook ss slip stitch dc dou­ble cro­chet htr half tre­ble tr tre­ble 5-tr clus­ter five tre­ble clus­ter – (yrh, in­sert hook in st or ch-sp, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 5 times, in­sert­ing the hook in the st or ch-sp in­di­cated each time, yrh and draw through all 6 loops on hook, ch1 to com­plete st dtr dou­ble tre­ble RS right side rep re­peat beg be­gin­ning

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Each flag is ap­prox. 14cm (5½") wide Fin­ished bunting mea­sures ap­prox. 180cm (71") long We’ve long sus­pected there may be more to bring­ing sum­mer vibes into the home than stock­ing up on sea­sonal blooms. Petals, we just can’t quit you, but how about adding a length of cro­chet bunting to nail that sum­mery je ne sais quoi?

These pretty flags are hooked in crisp white cot­ton, si­mul­ta­ne­ously sat­is­fy­ing our long­ings for both neu­trals and tex­ture. Drape yours around the kitchen, lounge or gar­den, prefer­ably ad­ja­cent to a bas­ket and/or an abun­dance of fo­liage for max­i­mum boho ap­peal.

In­struc­tions

The bunting is made from eight flags. Each flag is cro­cheted sep­a­rately, then joined to­gether us­ing chain and slip stitches.

Bunting flags (make eight)

Foun­da­tion ch5, join with a ss to make a ring Round 1 ch1 (does not count as st), 12dc in ring, join with a ss to first dc [12 sts] Round 2 ch5 (counts as 1tr, ch2), *1tr in next st, ch2; rep from * to end of round, join with a ss to 3rd st of beg ch5 [12 2ch-sps] Round 3 ss into 2ch-sp, ch2 (counts as 1st leg of 5-tr clus­ter), 5-tr clus­ter (work­ing next leg into same 2ch-sp, 1 leg into next st, 2 legs into next 2ch-sp), ch2, * 5-tr clus­ter (work­ing 2 legs into same 2ch-sp, 1 leg into next st, 2 legs into next 2ch-sp), ch2; rep from * around, join with a ss to top of first 5-tr clus­ter [12 5-tr clus­ters] Round 4 ss into next 2ch-sp, ch3 (counts as 1tr), 2tr in same 2ch-sp, ch1, 3htr in next 2ch-sp, ch1, 3tr in next 2ch-sp, ch1 * (3dtr, 3ch, 3dtr) in next 2ch-sp, ch1, 3tr in next 2ch-sp, ch1, 3htr in next 2ch-sp, ch1, 3tr in next 2ch-sp, ch1; re­peat

from * once more, (3dtr, 3ch, 3dtr) in last 2ch-sp, ch1, join with a ss to 3rd st from beg ch3 [5 3st groups along each side, with 1ch-sp in be­tween and 2ch-sps in cor­ners] Round 5 ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in st st base of ch, 1dc in each of next 14 sts and 1ch-sps, (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in 3ch-sp, * ch1, miss 1 st, (1tr, ch2, 1tr) in next st, ch1, miss next st, 1dc in 1ch-sp; rep from * four more times, (1tr, ch2, 1tr) in 3ch-sp, 1dc in same 3ch-sp, ** ch1, miss 1 st, (1tr, ch2, 1tr) in next st, ch1, miss next st, 1dc in 1ch-sp; re­peat from ** four more times, ch1, 1dc in same 1ch-sp, 1dc in each of next 3 sts and last 1chsp, join with a ss to first dc Fas­ten off, weave in ends and block if nec­es­sary

Tas­sels (make eight)

Take the piece of card­board and wrap yarn around it 15 times. Cut a 20cm (77/ length of yarn and thread

it through the wound yarn at the top of the card­board. Tie tightly into a knot. Cut the yarn at the other end of the card­board, or slide it off the card­board and cut it. Cut an­other 20cm (77/ 8") length of yarn and tie tightly around the tas­sel ap­prox­i­mately 1.5cm ( 5 /8") from the knot. Thread a wooden bead onto both the ends of yarn at the top of the tas­sel. Trim the tas­sel and at­tach through 2ch-sp at the point of the flag, knot to se­cure, then weave in the ends.

Join­ing When join­ing the bunting, be care­ful not to pull the slip stitches too tightly. You can cor­rect this by go­ing up half a hook size if needed. Ch20, with flag RS fac­ing ss through each of the top dcs, *ch12, at­tach next flag by ss through all top sts; rep from * un­til each flag is joined, ch20. Fas­ten off and weave in the ends. If you want the flags to be closer to­gether, re­duce the num­ber of chain stitches be­tween each flag.

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