Crochet Bunting Pattern

Hi folks.

Did you know that the 12th of September each year is International Crochet Day? Well it is!

Crochet Bunting pattern by Shelley Husband 2014

This year to celebrate the day over on Instagram,  _deborahbrandon_ organised a fun way for us to all play together.  She came up with the idea of creating a tag for everyone to post a pic to. This year it was #virtualbunting .  It was really fun to see what so many people from around the world came up with.  Deborah has now set up an account over on Instagram specially for International Crochet Day events : insta_yarn_folk.  Go check it out to see this year’s bunting and last year’s blanket.  Cool stuff.

This is my contribution.

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I’ve playing with making bunting before and general triangles.  I’ve never been really satisfied with them because they never worked out truly triangular and have been ruffly. I think I’ve cracked it this time though, so I thought I’d share the pattern with you.  It’s made with just dc (sc US folks) and chain stitches, so it’s easy enough.

I used a 4.5 mm hook and 8 ply cotton.  I tend to crochet tighter than most, so you may need to go down a hook size or 2 to get the same flat results. I’ve written the pattern out twice – once for muti-colour work and the other time for single colour. I’m a bit pedantic about starting in the middle of corners.

Multi Colour Pattern

Round 1

UK : Begin with a magic circle, *dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, join with ss to 1st dc. [2 dc & 1 ch along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 1 MC

US : Begin with a magic circle, *sc, ch 1, sc, ch 3*, repeat from * to * 2 more times, join with ss to 1st sc. [2 sc & 1 ch along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 2

UK : Attach yarn with dc to the middle of any 3 ch corner space, ch 1, dc in 3 ch space, *ch 1, dc in 1 ch space, ch 1, ** (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 2, join with ss to 1st dc. [5 dc & 4 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 2 MC

US : Attach yarn with sc to the middle of any 3 ch corner space, ch 1, sc in 3 ch space, *ch 1, sc  in 1 ch space, ch 1, ** (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 2, join with ss to 1st sc. [5 sc & 4  x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 3

UK : Attach yarn with dc to the middle of any 2 ch corner space, *4 x (ch 1, dc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (dc, ch 3, dc) in 2 ch corner space*, repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, dc in same space as first st, ch 3, join with ss to 1st st. [6 dc & 5 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 3MC

US : Attach yarn with sc to the middle of any 2 ch corner space, *4 x (ch 1, sc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (sc, ch 3, sc) in 2 ch corner space*, repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, sc in same space as first st, ch 3, join with ss to 1st st. [6 sc & 5 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 4

UK : Attach yarn with dc to the middle of any 2 ch corner space, ch 1, dc in 3 ch space, *5 x (ch 1, dc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 2, join with ss to 1st dc. [9 dc & 8 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 4 MC

US : Attach yarn with sc to the middle of any 2 ch corner space, ch 1, sc in 3 ch space, *5 x (ch 1, sc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 2, join with ss to 1st sc. [9 sc & 8 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 5

UK : Attach yarn with dc to the middle of any 2 ch corner space, *8 x (ch 1, dc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (dc, ch 3, dc) in 2 ch corner space*, repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, dc in same space as first st, ch 3, join with ss to 1st st. [10 dc & 9 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 5 MC

US : Attach yarn with sc to the middle of any 2 ch corner space, *8 x (ch 1, sc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (sc, ch 3, sc) in 2 ch corner space*, repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, sc in same space as first st, ch 3, join with ss to 1st st. [10 sc & 9 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 6

UK : Attach yarn with dc to the middle of any 3 ch corner space, ch 1, dc in 3 ch space, *9 x (ch 1, dc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 2, join with ss to 1st dc.  Fasten off yarn and weave in ends. [13 dc & 12 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 6 MC

US : Attach yarn with sc to the middle of any 3 ch corner space, ch 1, sc in 3 ch space, *9 x (ch 1, sc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 2, join with ss to 1st sc.  Fasten off yarn and weave in ends. [13 sc & 12 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Single Colour Version

Round 1

UK : Begin with a magic circle, *dc, ch 1, dc, ** ch 3*, repeat from * to * one more time and from * to ** once, ch 1, join with htr to 1st dc. [2 dc & 1 ch along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 1 SC

US : Begin with a magic circle, *sc, ch 1, sc, ** ch 3*, repeat from * to * one more time and from * to ** once, ch 1, join with hdc to 1st sc. [2 sc & 1 ch along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 2

UK : dc over joining htr, ch 1, dc in 3 ch space, *ch 1, dc in 1 ch space, ch 1, ** (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 1, join with dc to 1st dc. [5 dc & 4 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 2 SC

US : sc over joining hdc, ch 1, sc in 3 ch space, *ch 1, sc  in 1 ch space, ch 1, ** (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 1, join with sc to 1st sc. [5 sc & 4  x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 3

UK : dc over joining dc, *4 x (ch 1, dc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (dc, ch 3, dc) in 2 ch corner space*, repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, dc in same space as first st, ch 1, join with htr to 1st st. [6 dc & 5 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 3 SC

US : sc over joining sc, *4 x (ch 1, sc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (sc, ch 3, sc) in 2 ch corner space*, repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, sc in same space as first st, ch 1, join with hdc to 1st st. [6 sc & 5 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 4

UK : dc over joining htr, ch 1, dc in 3 ch space, *5 x (ch 1, dc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 1, join with dc to 1st dc. [9 dc & 8 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 4 SC

US : sc over joining hcc, ch 1, sc in 3 ch space, *5 x (ch 1, sc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 1, join with sc to 1st sc. [9 sc & 8 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 5

UK : dc over joining dc, *8 x (ch 1, dc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (dc, ch 3, dc) in 2 ch corner space*, repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, dc in same space as first st,  ch 1, join with htr to 1st st. [10 dc & 9 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 5 SC

US : sc over joining sc, *8 x (ch 1, sc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (sc, ch 3, sc) in 2 ch corner space*, repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, sc in same space as first st, ch 1, join with hdc to 1st st. [10 sc & 9 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 3 ch corner spaces]

Round 6

UK : dc over joining htr, ch 1, dc in 3 ch space, *9 x (ch 1, dc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (dc, ch 1, dc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 2, join with ss to 1st dc.  Fasten off yarn and weave in ends. [13 dc & 12 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

Round 6 SC

US : sc over joining hdc, ch 1, sc in 3 ch space, *9 x (ch 1, sc in 1 ch sp), ch 1, ** (sc, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, * repeat from * to * once and from * to ** once, (sc, ch 1, sc) in 3 ch corner space, ch 2, join with ss to 1st sc.  Fasten off yarn and weave in ends. [13 sc & 12 x 1 ch spaces along each side, 3 x 2 ch corner spaces]

To string the triangles together, begin by making a chain long enough to tie the end up with. When you’re ready to join your first triangle, simply dc in each stitch and chain space along one side.

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Decide how big a gap you want between each triangle and note down how many chain it takes to make it.  Continue joining and leaving gaps until you’ve run out of triangles.

chain bet triangles

Chain the same number as you did at the beginning and you’re done.  If you want a thicker “string” you could go back down the length of your chain working a dc (sc US) in each ch and stitch. I did that in the top bunting pictured below,  but not the bottom one.

strings

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25 thoughts on “Crochet Bunting Pattern

  1. Nikki

    i was wondering if you (or anyone) would be able to make a video tutorial explaining how to do this multicoloured bralette?!?!?!! I am new to crocheting and am very interesting but am finding it a bit difficult to understand the instructions :/ please help!!

    Reply
    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      Hi Nikki 🙂

      At the moment, I’m not making pattern videos, just stitch ones. All this pattern is doing is working stitches separated by a chain st along each side. In the next round, the stitches are worked into the 1 ch sps of the previous round. That’s all there is to it.

      I may do pattern videos in the future though so watch this space. It takes a fair bit of time that I don’t have right now.

      Reply
  2. Sharon

    Do you have a picture of all your triangles crocheted together? I would really like to get the whole effect. Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      Hi Sharon, sadly I don’t – I don’t have the sample I made anymore. To re-do this is on my list of things to do so I’ll get some better shots and a finished length of bunting strung up sometime soon 🙂

      Reply
  3. Jill

    Hi,
    Thank you for sharing this pattern! In rnd 2, how does one as over a hdc – I’ve never scene this direction before. Thanks for your help!
    Jill

    Reply
    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      Hi Jill 🙂

      Have a read of my post here where I explain my method – basically the hdc akes the place of half the ch sps like in the other corners and you simply work your first sts/ over that hdc as if it were chs. It just makes for a more seamless look 🙂

      Reply
  4. Mary Ann

    This is the best written pattern I’ve ever done! ? The instructions are perfect for anyone! I’ve crocheted a while but still have issues with written patterns. Thank you!! ?

    Reply
  5. Marion Walker

    Hello I am having a difficult time with the instructions are you ever going to do a video please or can you please help me to understand the written instructions. Thank you

    Reply
  6. Angela Ridley

    My daughter has chosen your pattern for her bunting. Pattern is great thank you. I’m using dk and a 4 hook. Unfortunately my triangle is rippling and doesn’t look very triangular! Any ideas on what I could do please.

    Reply
  7. Tammy

    Seriously this was the most complicated worst written pattern I have ever tried to read. I literally ended up just looking at your picture as if it was a diagram to figure out what you were saying. I have made everything under the gamut in regards to crochet and have no problems with advanced and intermediate patterns until this one. With that being said once if finished it it turned out quite nice and I thank you for the free pattern.

    Reply
    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      Sorry to hear you found it so arduous Tammy. From my point of view, I have come up with my own way of writing patterns that makes the most sense to me and if my ways are new to you they may be a bit different to what you’re used to.

      Reply
  8. Vicky

    Please can you write this in a step by step process? I have been reading patterns for many years and but I really can not understand this one. Sorry if its me but I cant make sense of it at all, but the finished picture look fantastic so I would love to be able to do this.

    Reply
    1. Shelley Husband Post author

      I think the issue is you’re unused to how I write my patterns. You can read about how and why they are like they are here and the info for the stitch over joining stitch is here. Once you have a read of those, please have another go and take it step by step, working as instructed from comma to comma. I am sure it will be all good.

      Reply
  9. Vicky

    Where is says ‘sc over jointing sc /dc’ is this the same as crochet in the same space? I’ve not come across this before. I have had to get someone to translate the rest of the pattern to understand it.

    Reply

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