13 januari 2013
The making of a crochet bunting, part 1
For a big project I’m working on for months, I wanted to make a bunting too. The project will remain a secret for now (it’s not finished yet!), but I’ll show you how I made the bunting.
I used Drops Paris with a number 5 crochet hook. You just need to know two kinds of stitches for this. Chain and dc-double crochet in UK (or sc in US terms). For more information about the different kinds of stitches, I made a chart.
Start with chaining two stitches.
Row 1: Dc two into the second chain from the hook.
Row 2: Turn your work, chain 1 and dc two in each stitch (4st).
Row 3: Turn your work, chain 1, dc two in first stitch, dc one in the two next stitches, dc two in the last stitch (6st).
Row 4: Turn your work, chain 1, dc one in every stitch (6st).
Row 5: Turn your work, chain 1, dc two in first stitch, dc one in the following stitches (all but the last), dc two in the last stitch (8st).
Row 6,7,…: Keep repeating row 4 and 5 (so every other row the number of stitches increases with 2).
When my flag was wide enough for my liking, but not high enough, I did some rows without increasing stitches (the last three or four rows).
I worked in the ends and then blocked the triangles on a towel. Not mandatory, but it gives them a nicer finish :-)
Next time I’ll show you how I crocheted them together.