How to crochet cotton bunting by Kate Eastwood

Published on 5 August 2020 5 min read

Whether you’re hanging out the bunting as decorations for a party or wedding, or simply celebrating the arrival of warm, sunny days, with Kate Eastwood's simple pattern you can create your own unique design!

Made in Paintbox Yarns Recycled Cotton these little bunting flags are perfect for hanging outside and with the choice of colours available you can go as bright or as neutral as you like! You can choose whether or not to add the spots and the simple ties in between each flag to add another different twist.

For my string of bunting I made 9 flags, each with a bobble added to the tip, and 10 ties. The total length of the string of bunting is 220cm and each flag measures approx. 14cm x 14cm. I used a 6mm thick jute garden string to hang my bunting on. I used Paintbox Yarns Recycled Cotton - one ball of each Tea Dance, Peachy and Meadow Green, working with a 3.5mm crochet hook. You will need approximately 50cm of 6mm thick garden string.

Materials

For the flags: make 9

1

Row 1: Chain 2 and work 2dc in to the second chain. 2 sts.  Chain 1 and turn

2

Row 2: Work 1dc in to the first st and 2dc in to the second stitch. 3 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

3

Row 3: Work 2dc in to the first st, 1 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 5 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

4

Row 4: Work 2dc in to the first st, 3 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 7 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

5

Row 5: Dc. 7 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

6

Row 6: Work 2dc in to the first st, 5 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 9 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

7

Row 7: Dc. 9 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

8

Row 8: Work 2dc in to the first st, 7 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 11 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 9: Dc. 11 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

10

Row 10: Work 2dc in to the first st, 9 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 13 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 11: Dc. 13 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 12: Work 2dc in to the first st, 11 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 15 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 13: Dc. 15 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

14

Row 14: Work 2dc in to the first st, 13 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 17 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 15: Dc. 17 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

16

Row 16: Work 2dc in to the first st, 15 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 19 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 17: Dc. 19 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 18: Work 2dc in to the first st, 17 dc, 17dc in to the last st. 21 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 19: Dc. 21 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 20: Work 2dc in to the first st, 19 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 23 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 21: Dc. 23 sts. At the end of the row, chain 2 work 1dc back in to the last st of the row and then continue working down the left-hand side of the flag in dc. Into the tip stitch work 1ch, 1dc, 1 ch and then, working in dc, continue up the right-hand side of the flag, Ch 2 and sl st back to the beginning of the last row to finish. Finish off.

For the edging:

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Join in MEADOW GREEN at top right-hand corner, right side facing, and dc along the top of the flag. At the end of the row work 3dc into the corner stitch, dc down the left-hand side of the flag. Into the tip work 1dc, 1 ch and 1 dc and dc up the right-side of the flag. Work 2dc back in to the first st of the top row and sl st to join. Finish off.

For the spots:

1

Work 4 spots in TEA DANCE for each PEACHY flag, and work 3 spots in PEACHY for each TEA DANCE flag.

Round 1: Make a Magic Ring and work 4dc in to the ring.

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Round 2: Work 2dc in to each st from Round 1. Sl st back to the beginning to join and finish off.

Using a needle and thread stitch the spots on to the flags.

For the bobbles:

1

Round 1: Using MEADOW GREEN make a Magic Ring and work 4dc in to the ring.

2

Round 2: Work 2dc in to each st from Round 1. 8sts.

3

Round 3: Dc. 8sts.

4

Round 4: (dc2tog) x4. Finish off.

Using the yarn tails, stitch one bobble to the tip of each flag,

For the ties:

There are two different sized ties, a large size for one tie at each end and smaller ties that go between each flag.

For the large ties: make 2

1

Row 1: Using TEA DANCE chain 2 and work 2dc into the 2nd chain. Chain 1 and turn.

2

Row 2: Work 2dc in to each st. 4 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

3

Row 3: Work 2dc in to the first st, 2 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 6 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

4

Rows 4 to 8: Dc. 6 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

5

Row 9: dc2tog, 2 dc, dc2tog. 4 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

6

Rows 10 to 32: Dc. 4 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

7

Row 33: Work 2dc in to the first st, 2 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 6 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

8

Rows 34 to 38: Dc. 6 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

9

Row 39: Dc2tog, 2 dc, dc2tog. 4 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

10

Row 40: (dc2tog) x 2. 2 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

11

Row 41: dc2tog. Finish off.

Join in MEADOW GREEN at any point and work dc all the way around the edge of the tie, working 1dc, 1 ch and 1dc into each of the two tip stitches.

For the small ties: make 8

1

Row 1: Using MEADOW GREEN chain 2 and work 2dc into the 2nd chain. Chain 1 and turn.

2

Row 2: Work 1dc in to the first st, and 2dc in to the second st. 3 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

3

Row 3: Work 2dc in to the first st, 1 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 4 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

4

Rows 4 to 6: Dc. 5 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

5

Row 7: dc2tog, 1 dc, dc2tog. 3 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

6

Rows 8 to 27: Dc. 3 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

7

Row 28: Work 2dc in to the first st, 1 dc, 2dc in to the last st. 5 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

8

Rows 29 to 31: Dc. 5 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

9

Row 32: Dc2tog, 1 dc, dc2tog. 3 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

10

Row 40: dc2tog, 1 dc. 2 sts. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 41: dc2tog. Finish off.

Join in TEA DANCE at any point and work dc all the way around the edge of the tie, working 1dc, 1 ch and 1dc into each of the two tip stitches.

To finish off:

Thread the flags on to the garden string, tie one large tie at each end and one small tie between each of the flags.

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