HOW TO MAKE CRO­CHET BUNTING

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

Q Scheep­jes Cahlista, 100% cot­ton, 85m/93yd per 50g, one ball each in Shock­ing Pink (114) (Yarn A), Snow White (106) (Yarn C), Jet Black (110) (Yarn H) and Light Orchid (226) (Yarn I) Q Paint­box Yarns Cot­ton Aran, 100% cot­ton, 85m/93yd per 50g, one ball each in Man­darin Or­ange (618) (Yarn B), Tea Rose (643) (Yarn D), Daf­fodil Yel­low (622) (Yarn G)

Q Yarn and Colors Epic, 100% cot­ton, 75m/82yd per 50g, one ball each in Green Ice (075) (Yarn E) and Blos­som (045) (Yarn F)

Q 5mm (UK 6, US H/8)

cro­chet hook

Q Yarn nee­dle

TEN­SION

Ten­sion isn’t too im­por­tant for this de­sign, just aim for a neat fin­ish

AB­BRE­VI­A­TIONS (UK)

st(s) stitch(es) ch chain ch-sp(s) chain space(s) dc dou­ble cro­chet htr half treble tr treble ss slip stitch

BLO work st through back loop only yrh yarn round hook

WS wrong side

RS right side rep re­peat prev pre­vi­ous bptr back post treble – yrh, in­sert hook from the back of work to the front, around the front of the in­di­cated st and back through to the back, yrh and draw round the front of the post of the in­di­cated st, (yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice bphtr back post half treble – yrh, in­sert hook from the back of work to the front, around the front of the in­di­cated st and back through to the back, yrh and draw round the front of the post of the in­di­cated st, yrh and draw through all loops on hook pop­corn work 5tr into st in­di­cated, pull up loop on hook and care­fully re­move the hook, in­sert the hook into the top of the 1st tr and back through the loop you just took the hook out of and pull through, ch1 to fin­ish st exdtr ex­tended dou­ble treble – yrh twice and in­sert into st in­di­cated, yrh and pull through a loop (4 loops on hook), yrh and pull through the first loop on your hook (4 loops on hook), (yrh and pull through 2 loops on the hook) 3 times

FIN­ISHED SIZE

Each flag mea­sures ap­prox. 16cm (63/8") across. When all the flags are joined to­gether, the bunting mea­sures ap­prox. 1.5m (591/8")

Ready to brave your way out of the granny square rut? The vi­brant sam­pler-style flags in this more is more rain­bow bunting will have you stretch­ing your cro­chet mus­cles with tex­tured stitches. And once you’ve tan­goed with those, it’s time for the real party to be­gin – hang your bunting up in a kid’s room, or to brighten your craft cor­ner or workspace.

Weave in the yarn ends as you go – this saves time on projects with lots of colour changes.

In­struc­tions

Each flag is made in rows from the point up­wards and edged all around. The bunting is made by chain­ing the flags to­gether.

Flag (make five)

Row 1 (WS) us­ing Yarn A, ch2, 2dc into 2nd ch from hook, turn [2 sts] Row 2 (RS) ch1 (does not count as st here and through­out), 1dc in first st, 2dc in 2nd st, turn [3 sts]

Row 3 ch1, 1dc in each of first 2 sts, 2dc in last st, turn, break yarn and fas­ten off [4 sts]

Row 4 join Yarn B in last st of Row 3, ch1, 3tr in first st, miss 2 sts, 3tr in last st, turn, break yarn and fas­ten off [6 sts]

Row 5 join Yarn C in last st of Row 4, ch1, 2htr in 1st st, 1htr in each of next 4 sts, 2htr in last st, turn, break yarn and fas­ten off [8 sts]

Row 6 join Yarn D in last st of Row 5, ch1, 2tr in 1st st, 1bptr in each of next 6 sts, 2tr in last st, turn, break yarn and fas­ten off [10 sts]

Row 7 join Yarn E in last st of Row 6, ch1, 2dc in first st, 1dc in each of next 8 sts, 2dc in last st, turn [12 sts] Row 8 ch1, 2dc in first st, 1dc in each of next 10 sts, 2dc in last st, turn, break yarn and fas­ten off [14 sts]

Row 9 join Yarn F in last st of Row 8, ch1, 2dc in first st, miss 2 sts, 5tr in next st, miss 2 sts, 1dc in each of next 2 sts, miss 2 sts, 5tr in next st, miss 2 sts, 2dc in last st, turn, break yarn and fas­ten off [16 sts]

Row 10 join Yarn A in last st of Row 9, ch1, 2tr in first st, *1tr in next st, 1htr in BLO of next st, 1dc in BLO of next st, 1bphtr in next st, 1dc in BLO of next st, 1htr in BLO of next st, 1tr in next st; rep from * once more, 2tr in last st, turn, break yarn and fas­ten off [18 sts]

Row 11 join Yarn G in last st of Row 10, ch, 4tr in first st, miss 3 sts, 4tr in next st, miss 3 sts, 2tr in each of next 2 sts, (miss 3 sts, 4tr in next st) twice, turn, break yarn and fas­ten off [20 sts]

Row 12 join Yarn B in last st of Row 11, ch1, 2htr in 1st st, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, exdtr into 2nd missed st from prev row, *1htr in each of next 3 sts, exdtr into 2nd missed st from prev row; rep from * an­other 2 times, 1htr in each of next 3 sts, 2htr in last st, turn, break yarn and fas­ten off [22 sts]

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