HOW TO MAKE… CROCHET BUNTING
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 is not important for this project
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
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.
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.