Lacy Bunting / Banners


Bunting

I made up this pattern awhile ago, and made several of the triangles… and now this project is on my list of crafts to finish! I was organizing all my crochet and knitting patterns tonight, and came across the pattern I had scribbled on a pad of paper, and thought I’d share. I really like these lacey-ish bunting triangles. Someday I’ll finish them. (:

So here is a picture of several of them that I did finish:

Crocheted lacy bunting / banners

Crocheted lacy bunting / banners.

Here is the visual pattern that I scribbled out when I created these:

Lacy crocheted bunting - pattern diagram

The pattern for my lacy bunting.

OK, I’ll attempt to write the pattern out:

I used Caron Simply Soft in Sunshine and Pistachio, mainly it was what I had. I can’t remember what size hook, but it was probably the recommended size on the skein label.

Start: Ch 30.

Row 1: Ch 2 more (counts as dc). Dc in 4th chain from end, then dc all the way across  in every ch (29 dc + the ch 2 = 30 dc).

Row 2: *Sl st in 2nd dc, then ch 2. Dc in next dc. Dc all the way across*. (28 dc + the ch 2)

Row 3: Repeat from * to *. (26 dc + the ch 2)

Row 4: Sl st in 2nd dc, then ch 2. *(Dc in next dc, then ch 1)* 11 times. Dc in next 2 dc.

Row 5: Sl st in 2nd dc, then ch 2. Repeat from * to * 10 times. Dc in next 2 dc.

Row 6: *Sl st in 2nd dc, then ch 2*. (Dc in ch 1 sp, dc in next dc.) 10 times. (20 dc + the ch 2)

Row 7: Repeat from * to *. Dc all the way across. (18 dc + the ch 2)

Row 8: Sl st in 2nd dc, then ch 2. Dc in next dc, ch 2. (Sk 2 dc, dc in next dc) 5 times.

Row 9: Sl st in ch 2 sp, dc in same ch 2 sp. (Ch 1, sk next dc, dc twice in next ch 2 sp) 4 times. Dc in next dc.

Row 10: Sl st in 2nd dc, ch 2. Dc in next dc. (Dc in ch 1 space, ch 2, sk 2 dc) 3 times. Dc in next ch 1 sp, Dc in next dc.

Row 11: Sl st in 2nd dc, ch 2. (Dc twice in ch 2 sp, ch 1, sk next dc) 3 times. Dc in next dc.

Row 12: Sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 2. Dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc. Dc in next ch sp, ch 2. Sk next 2 dc, dc in next ch 1 sp. Ch 1, sk dc, dc in next dc.

Row 13: Sl st in 2nd dc, ch 2.  Dc in next dc, Dc twice in ch 2 space, Dc in dc, dc in ch 1 sp, dc in next dc.

Row 14: Sl st in 2nd dc, ch 2.  Dc in next 4 dc.

Row 15: Sl st in 2nd dc, ch 2. Dc in next 2 dc.

Row 16: Sl st in 2nd dc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

When all the bunting triangles are done, chain however long you want the tails to be, then single crochet across the top of each triangle, connecting them all, then chain an equal number for the other tail. Then I like to do another row of single crochet all the way across. I believe this is how I did it when I made the bunting in my bedroom.

Voila! Let me know if you try out my pattern, and if you see any problems I will fix it.

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Bunting in My 54 Going-On 16 Bedroom


When I got into crocheting last year, I made this cute bunting, and hung it over my bed.

I guess you’d never know this is a 54 year-old’s bedroom… But hey, it’s me. When I got divorced and moved to Utah in 2009, I decided to make my room just what would make me happy. No more need to keep it on the masculine / androgynous side. So I started with fuchsia and kind of went from there. I added chocolate to kind of “adult” it up a bit… I love my room… It’s a nice, warm refuge. Just what a bedroom should be.

The Old La-z-boy Recliner

My parents’ old cast-off recliner—great to crochet in!

I inherited my parents’ old La-Z-Boy recliner and I have it in the corner for all my reading. It ended up matching perfectly. I used to crochet in it, until I moved my computer (which holds all my Netflix-watching and Audio-book-listening) out into another room. Now I crochet on my love seat in my living room while watching television… not nearly as perfect for crocheting. I’m really missing my crocheting barcalounger. We’ll have to see what to do about that…

This crochet bunting pattern is from my favorite crochet book by Edie Eckman, Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs, motif #86. I actually taught myself to crochet using this book. Here are my very first crochet motifs. I was experimenting with different yarns and hook sizes…

Edie Eckman Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs

My FAVORITE crochet book. I love all of Edie Eckman’s books.

crochet motifs

My first crochet attempts; thank goodness I’ve gotten better. (-: