How to crochet Kate Eastwood's FREE bobble wreath!

Published on 11 March 2019 2 min read

Our fabulous crochet friend and designer Kate Eastwood has published her first book, Crocheted Wreaths & Garlands, and to celebrate, we're sharing a pattern from the book, and giving you an exclusive discount code to buy your copy of the book!

We're huge fans of Kate's fabulous tutorials and patterns, and her Crochet Club patterns have included gorgeous makes like the Star Baby Blanket, the Out and About Backpack, and the most popular of all, her sweet Animal Taggies. Kate's capacity of dreaming up new patterns is never-ending, from garments to homeware, and she is legendary for her colour choices! It was no surprise to us that she would create such a beautiful book - it is bursting with garlands and wreaths for every season, from pumpkins and leaves for autumn, spring flowers and summer roses, strawberries, little birds and snowflakes - your whole year is covered in this fabulous book. The patterns are clear and easy to follow, and we stock all the yarns used in the book here at LoveCrochet.

We love the Bobble Bunting pattern - you can adapt it for any occasion, and extend it as long as you like - change the colours and make it for any room in the house, or even for parties in the garden.

Bobble Bunting is from Crocheted Wreaths & Garlands by Kate Eastwood, published by CICO Books (£12.99)

Hanging up a string of bunting instantly brightens up a child’s bedroom or playroom – and this design has lots of added texture and detail, with bobbly flags and coordinating crochet beads."

Materials

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:

Each flag: 18cm (7¼ in) along top, 16cm (6¼ in) from top to point

Bunting: approx. 165cm (65in) long

 

TENSION (GAUGE)

15 sts x 15 rows = 6.5 x 6cm

(2½ x 2⅜in) working double crochet, using a 3mm (US size C/2–D/3) crochet hook.

 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

MB (make bobble): *yrh, insert hook in st, yrh and pull through st, yrh, pull yarn through 2 loops on hook; rep from * 3 more times in same st, yrh, pull through all 5 loops on hook

1

FOR THE BUNTING: FLAG (make 3)

Using A, ch2.

Row 1: 3dc in 2nd ch from hook. 3 sts.

Row 2: Ch1, 1dc in each st to end.

Row 3: Ch1, 2dc in fi rst st, 1dc, 2dc in last st. 5 sts.

Row 4: Rep row 2.

Row 5: Join in B but work over it in A. Using A, ch1, 2dc in first st, 1dc, MB in next st using B and working final yrh of bobble using A, 1dc in next st, 2dc in last st, fasten off B. 7 sts.

Row 6: Rep row 2.

Row 7: Ch1, 2dc in first st, 1dc in each st to last st, 2dc in last st. 9 sts.

Row 8: Rep row 2.

Row 9: Join in B but work over it in A. Using A, ch1, 2dc in first st, 1dc, MB using B and working final yrh of bobble using A, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, MB, 1dc, 2dc in last st, fasten off B. 11 sts.

Row 10: Rep row 2.

Row 11: Rep row 7. 13 sts.

Row 12: Rep row 2.

Row 13: Join in B but work over it in A. Using A, ch1, 2dc in first st, 1dc, *MB using B and working final yrh of bobble using A, 1dc in each of next 3 sts; rep from * to last 3 sts, MB, 1dc, 2dc in last st, fasten off B. 15 sts.

Cont as set, inc in fi rst and last st on every other row and working a bobble row every 4th row until there are 9 rows of bobbles. 39 sts.

Next 4 rows: Rep rows 10 and 11 twice. 43 sts.

Fasten off A.

2

Make the bobble border:

Round 1: Beg at top right-hand corner and with RS facing, join in C, 1dc in each st to end, 2dc in corner st, 1dc in each row end down to tip, 3dc in st at tip, 1dc in each row end up to corner, 2dc in corner st, sl st in first dc to join.

Do not fasten off.

Round 2: Ch1, turn so WS of fl ag is facing you, sl st in first st, *[yrh, insert hook in st then pull loop through and up to tr height] 4 times in next st, yrh, pull through all loops on hook, ch1 to secure bobble, sl st in next st; rep from * to end of round, sl st in first st to join.

Fasten off.

Make 3 more fl ags in B with bobbles in A.

3

LARGE CROCHET BEAD (make 6 in A, 6 in B)

Round 1: Using A or B, make a magic ring, 6dc into the ring.

Work in a continuous spiral. PM in last st and move up as each round is finished.

Round 2: 2dc in each st. 12 sts.

Round 3: *1dc, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. 18 sts.

Round 4: *1dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. 24 sts.

Rounds 5 and 6: 1dc in each st to end.

Round 7: *1dc in each of next 2 sts, dc2tog; rep from * to end. 18 sts.

Round 8: *1dc, dc2tog; rep from * to end. 12 sts.

Stuff bead firmly.

Round 9: [Dc2tog] to end. 6 sts.

Fasten off, leaving a long end.

4

SMALL CROCHET BEAD (make 3 in A, 3 in B)

Round 1: Using A or B, make a magic ring, 5dc into the ring.

Work in a continuous spiral. PM in last st and move up as each round is finished.

Round 2: 2dc in each st to end. 10 sts.

Round 3: *1dc, 2dc in next st; rep from * to end. 15 sts.

Round 4: 1dc in each st to end.

Round 5: *1dc, dc2tog; rep from * to end. 10 sts.

Stuff bead firmly.

Round 9: [Dc2tog] to end. 5 sts.

Fasten off, leaving a long end.

5

MAKING UP AND FINISHING

On the beads, thread the long yarn end onto a yarn needle and use it to close the hole left at the bottom. Sew in all the ends on the flags and crocheted beads.

Block the flags, and then finish them by sewing an opposite colour small bead at the tip of each flag. Thread each flag and the large beads onto thin white ribbon or cord, positioning two large beads between each flag, alternating colours of the beads to the flags, and placing one bead at each end of the bunting.

To finish off the bunting, add a ribbon bow in a coordinating colour at each end.

Save on Crocheted Wreaths & Garlands + win a copy!

To buy a copy of Kate's fabulous new book for £10 (RRP £12.99), with no P&P for UK customers, use code CWG10 at checkout when you shop here: https://makeetc.com/products/crocheted-wreaths-and-garlands. Offer valid until 1st June.

Fancy winning a copy? We're giving away a copy of the book, plus 5 balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. Yesss.

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