Pattern

Summer Days Bunting

With these seriously hot summer days, there’s nothing worse that sitting under warm, snuggly crochet. Quicker and smaller wips are definitely called for!

After spending a couple of days desperately trying to get some kind of crochet done while enjoying the summer sun, I decided to abandon the blanket I was working on and focus on something that wasn’t going to overheat me any more than I already was. We’ve slowly been getting the garden spruced up a little with some new furniture and there was definitely something lacking in the garden around it.

I had originally turned my attention to getting a head start on my Christmas crochet (seriously though, it’s July and it doesn’t feel right making Christmas trees!), when I decided to try and wip up some bunting for our fence.

I dug out my stash of Paintbox Yarns Cotton Arans in the brightest colours I possibly had and set to work! Within next to no time, I’d made several little granny triangles!

This bunting works up quick and can be easily completed in an afternoon. It’s perfect for adding a splash of colour to the garden or any area of your home.

Materials Used:

  • Cotton yarn – I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton Aran in Rose Red, Blood Orange, Buttercup Yellow, Grass Green, Kingfisher Blue, Dusty Lilac, Bubblegum Pink and Champagne White
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Needle

Pattern Notes:

  • The pattern is written in US terms though UK abbreviations can be found in the stitches used section.
  • You can use any yarn and relevant hook size for this pattern though it may alter the size of the flags.
  • The flags are worked up similarly to a granny square, however you only make 3 clusters rather than 4
  • Turn your work after each round to avoid the flag going wonky
  • The ch 3 at the start of each row counts as 1 dc (1 tr)
  • Work in the spaces between the clusters from the previous round and not in the stitches themselves

Stitches Used:

  • Ch – chain
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet (UK double crochet)
  • Sc2tog – single crochet decrease (UK double crochet decrease)
  • Hdc – half double crochet (UK half treble crochet)
  • Dc – double crochet (UK half treble crochet)

Flag Pattern – make 7

Foundation Chain: Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring being careful not to twist

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 3 dc, ch 2, *4 dc, ch 2; rep from * twice, sl st in top of starting ch 3, turn

Round 2: Ch 3, [3 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] in same sp between clusters, *[4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] between clusters; rep from * twice, sl st in top of starting ch 3, turn

Round 3: Ch 3, [3 dc], [4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] in ch sp, *[4 dc], [4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] in ch sp; rep from * twice, sl st in top of starting ch 3, turn

Round 4: Ch 3, [3 dc] in same sp between clusters, [4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] in ch sp, *[4 dc] twice, [4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] in ch sp; rep from * twice, [4 dc], sl st in top of starting ch 3, turn

Round 5: Ch 3, [3 dc] in same sp between clusters, [4 dc] in next sp between clusters, [4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] in ch sp, *[4 dc] three times , [4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc] in ch sp; rep from * twice, [4 dc], sl st in top of starting ch 3, break yarn and fasten off

Round 6: Join contrasting yarn with a sl st in top right ch sp of flag and ch 1, *[3 sc] in ch sp, 1 sc in each st to next corner; rep to end, sl st in top of starting ch 1, break yarn and fasten off

Assembly

Starting in the top right corner of one flag, join your yarn with a sl st in the middle sc of the [3 sc] and ch 1, 1 sc in each st until next [3 sc] cluster, 1 sc in 1st st of cluster

You will now join the second flag by crocheting sc2tog

Insert hook into middle sc of [3 sc] cluster on flag 1, YO and pull up a loop, insert hook into middle sc of [3 sc] cluster on flag 2, YO and pull up a loop – you will now have 3 loops on your hook, YO and pull through all 3 loops

Continue like this until you get get to the last middle sc of [3 sc] cluster in last flag, turn

Row 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st to end, break yarn and fasten off

Once you’ve finished, weave in your ends and if needed, gently block with the steam function of your iron (remember to be careful not to burn your fingers on the steam or touch the iron on the yarn!).

Hang up and enjoy!

As always, if you do make these to tag me in your photos on Instagram!

Happy crocheting! xx

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