Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Crochet Christmas Bunting

 

I know I did Christmas in October but I just wanted to share with you my quick Christmas Bunting pattern.   It was only as I was putting up the Christmas decorations that I saw how perfectly they matched my pile of sparkly yarn that was just waiting to go upstairs and be put away that the idea came to me to make some Christmas Bunting with it.   This pattern works up really quickly, in fact it was designed, written and tested in one evening so that is how quick it is to make.

The pattern is made up of 6 mini motives which are each repeated twice and that makes a bunting string that is 44" long, but this could easy be adjusted by adding more or less motives to fit the space available.   Not only is this pattern quick to make up, but it also doesn't require much yarn.   In fact each motive only uses a few grams of yarn each and the whole bunting (with 2 repeats) uses a total of 40g so is perfect for using up those odds and ends of yarn you have left at home.   I'm sure this bunting would work up nicely in any colours or weight of yarn you have but I chose to use some of my double knit Aldi stash including the new rainbow yarns, tinsel yarns and fancy glittery yarn and these really make it feel Christmassy.

If you are needing a quick last minute Christmas decoration then this crochet Christmas Bunting will be prefect for you.  All the motives are

worked first and then strung together to make the bunting at the end.   Alternatively you could add a loop to the top of each motive and hang them on the Christmas tree.   The motives included in this pattern are the Christmas Tree, Christmas Wreath, Santa Hat, Star, stocking and Bauble and you can find their patterns below.   If you decide to make this quick Christmas Bunting pattern, then I would love to see your colour combinations and variations so please do share them on any of my social media accounts, (which you can find to the side.)

I hope that you have enjoyed this quick Christmas Bunting Pattern, see you next week,

Vicky x

Christmas Bunting 


  1. Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this bunting;

  • Odd amounts of DK yarn in any colours you choose.
  • 4mm hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  1. Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this series of patterns.  All terms used are American.

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Ch – chain
  • Sc inc – sc increase
  • Sc dec – sc decrease
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Trc – treble crochet
  • m/c – magic circle
  • sl st – slip stitch
  1. Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

  • There is no specific gauge for the bunting, they just may work up slightly bigger or smaller than mine.
  • The individual motives are made first and then strung together with chains
  1. Pattern

Santa Hat – Make 2 (I used sparkly red and a white tinsel yarn)

RowInstructionStitches
1Ch 2, 3 sc in ch furthest from hook, turn3
2Sc across, turn3
3Sc inc, sc, sc inc, turn5
4Sc across, turn5
5Sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc, turn7
6-12Sc across, turn7
13Sc around the edge of the hat with 3 sc in each corner
Sl st and cast off
Change to white yarn
1-2Sc across base of hat, turn9
Cast off
Sew a few stitches at the top to represent pom pom
Sew in all ends

Christmas Tree – Make 2 (I used sparkly yarn in turquoise, red and purple)

RowInstructionStitches
1Starting in turquoise, Ch 2, 3 sc in ch furthest from hook, turn3
2-3Sc across, turn3
4Sc inc, sc, sc inc, turn5
5-6Sc across5
7Sc inc, 3 sc, sc inc, turn7
8-9Sc across7
10Sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc, turn9
11-12Sc across, turn9
13Sc around edge of tree with 3 sc in each corner
Sl st and cast off
Change to red
1Locate centre 3 stitches and sc across them, turn3
2-3Sc across, turn3
Cast off
In purple
1Attach yarn at the edge of the tree with a sl st, ch 8 and sl st on the tree a couple of stitches above on the opposite side, ch 6, attach as above on the opposite side, then ch 5 and attach on the opposite side.

This creates the tinsel

Cast off and sew in all ends

Baubles – Make 2 (I used sparkly purple yarn)

RowInstructionStitches
16 sc in m/c6
2(sc inc) x 612
3(sc, sc inc) x 618
4(2 sc, sc inc) x 624
52 sc, turn2
6Sc across 2 stitches2
Cast off and sew in ends

Wreaths – Make 2 (I used rainbow snowflake yarn)

RowInstructionStitches
115 sc in m/c15
2(sc inc) x 1530
3(Ch 3, sk st, sc) x 1515 loops
Sl st and cast off
Tie a bow around the top in contrasting colour and sew in ends

Stockings – Make 2 (I used rainbow Christmas yarn)

RowInstructionStitches
16 sc in m/c6
2(sc inc) x 612
3-5sc around12
66 sc, turn
Sc dec, 2 sc sc dec, turn
Sc dec, sc dec, sl st in side of stitch, turn
Sc in sl st, 2 sc across the top, sc in side of st, sl st in side below last sc, turn
Sc in sl st, sc in next 4 stitches, sc in the next space of side, this finishes the heel
7Sc around12
8-11Sc around12
Sl st and cast off and sew in ends

Stars – Make 2 (I used sparkly silver yarn)

RowInstructionStitches
15 sc in m/c5
2(sc inc) x 510
3(sc, sc inc) x 515
4(ch 5, sk ch, sc, hdc, dc, trc down ch then sk 2 stitches on circle and sl st in next stitch to finish first point) x 55 star points
Sl st and cast off and sew in ends

To join together – (I used white tinsel yarn)

RowInstructionStitches
1Ch 6 and join with a sl st to starting ch to create a loop
2ch 10 and sl st through the first star in any point
3ch 10 and sl st through the top of the hat
4Ch 10 and sl st through top of wreath
5Ch 10 and sl st through the top of the tree
6Ch 10 and sl st through top of stocking
7Ch 10 and sl st through top of bauble
8-13Rep rows 2 – 7
14Ch 16, and sl st in 6th ch from hook to create final loop
Cast off and sew in ends

Hang up the bunting using the loops created in rows 1 and 14.


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