Bring a bit of summer sunshine into your life with this gloriously colourful crochet bunting....the antidote to those grey winter skies!
If I had a pound for every time I was asked for this pattern whilst in my hut at the Bath Christmas Market (2015) I would be posting this crochet tutorial from Barbados! As it is I am snugged up in front of the wood burner happy to be fulfilling my promise to post this pattern first thing in 2016!
A big thank you by the way to everyone who came to see me in my hut...it was amazing to see so many lovely faces and I hope to do it all again!
The secret to successful bunting is to use a good quality sturdy cotton. Cotton yarn gives the bunting a solid weight and shape with no sagging. My preferred yarn is Rico's creative Cotton aran that comes in a range of 37 shades giving you an incredible choice of colours to play with. The affordability of this yarn makes it perfect for a project like this as it really depends upon lots of glorious colour! I have put together a pack of 12 of my favourite colours to get you started and is available from my shop here.
(Note to all....I am not paid to say this by the way....I genuinely love Rico Cotton!)
To make this pattern you are going to need at least 4 different colours of yarn but please don't worry if you don't have any cotton as this crochet bunting is the perfect choice for using up all those bits of scrap yarn that we have stashed away. Try mixing it all up and playing with different weight yarn too. I've had some great results when I've not been too rigid about following the correct rules of a pattern. If you would like to make the bunting as I have then you can buy your cotton pack from me here.
For this tutorial (UK crochet terms) I am using Rico Creative Cotton Candy Pink, Light Pistachio, Tangerine and Fuchsia together with a 4mm hook.
Now all you need to do is repeat repeat repeat until you have a neat pile of triangles.
Joining it all together
Using any colour chain 5.
Taking your first triangle and starting in a ch 2 corner space work 1 double crochet, continue with 1 dc into each stitch along one side starting and ending with the chain 2 corner space.
ch 2 ( creates a neat space between the next triangle) and repeat with your second triangle. continue until you have a string of bunting triangles to suit the length you require.
Finish with a ch 5 after the last triangle.
Turn and work 1 dc into each stitch (I like to work row 2 in a different colour but it's up to you!)
Cast off and display your bunting!
Now all that is left is to add the all important tassels!