I’m discovering that writing patterns is quite different to writing photo-tutorials! As I type out the patterns for my students-to-be to learn from, I’m noticing that everything needs to be perfectly clear as I can’t rely on pictures to explain things for me!
As I promised that I would share these classes with you lovelies, here is the latest installment, the Granny Bunting pattern, cut and pasted, fixed up, de-photographed, and re-worked to (hopeful) perfection! Enjoy!
You will need:
- 3 different colours of 8ply wool and one length of white/cream wool
- A 4mm crochet hook
- A wool needle for darning in ends
- Make a magic ring and into the ring make 1slst, ch3 (counts as 1dc) 2dc, ch4, 3dc, ch4, 3dc, ch4, join with a slst to 3rd ch of original 3ch. Fasten off.
- Join new colour into one of the 4ch spaces with a slst and ch3 (counts as 1dc) 2dc, ch4, into the same space 3dc, ch1, into the next 4ch space make 3dc, ch4, 3dc, ch1, into last corner space, 3dc, ch4, 3dc, ch1 and join with a slst to the 3rd ch of original 3ch. Fasten off.
- Join new colour into corner space with a slst and ch3 (counts as 1dc) 2dc, ch4, into the same space 3dc, ch1, *into side 1ch space make 3dc, ch1, into next corner space 3dc, ch4, 3dc, ch1* repeat ** until the round is finished. Fasten off.
- Join first colour into a corner space and repeat previous round, allowing for two sets of 3dc along each side. Fasten off.
- Join the same colour with a slst into one corner space. Ch1, sc into each stitch along the side of the triangle, including 1ch spaces. When the 4ch space at next corner is reached, into the 4ch space, make 1hdc, 1dc, 1htr, ch1, 1htr, 1dc, 1hdc, sc into each stitch along next side. At the last corner space, make a slst, ch1, turn.
- *Slst into next 3 st, ch3, slst into 3rd ch from hook (picot made)* repeat ** around both edges. At bottom corner, take care to ensure picot is made on very bottom stitch, if not, make an extra slst on either side. At last corner, slst into 4ch space and fasten off.
- When all 5 bunts are made, it is essential to block them. To block, dampen each bunt and pin them to a secure surface. Pull gently to stretch bunts to the shape you want them, taking care to pin bottom picot so it is nice and pointy, then spray gently with water. Leave until dry.
- With white/cream wool, ch10, join with a slst to 1st ch, ch10, *attach bunt with right side facing in corner space with 1sc, ch1, skip 1 st sc into next stitch until end corner is made, ch5,* repeat until all five bunts are attached, ch20, slst into 10th ch from hook, fasten off.
I am such a sucker for granny bunting these days, I’ve made a million sets and still ready to make more! These ones are currently hanging on my front door but are destined to be a display, which is a terrible shame because I’ll have to make another set to replace these when I take them down!
OK then, just a (re)pattern for today, but I’ll be back really really soon because I have some felting to show you which I am sooooooooooooo excited about and can’t wait to share!
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Love that bunting! If I get a chance I will make some for my studio in time for Open Studios in May if I’m not all needlefelted out by then! Penny xxx
Gorgeous bunting! So sunny and cheerful xx
Loving the colours Alice, really beautiful. I really think that you need to consider publishing all your glorious patterns in a book! I for one would defnitely buy a copy xox I wish there was super speedy transport in this decade that could allow me to pop over for a class or two ;o)
ps. my tea cosy is now been ta-dah’d thanks to your inspiration xxxxxxxxxPenelope
Alice, I love your bunting, it’s just fab! And your new banner is looking goood too! So love that shot of Raymond perched on the arm of the chair, I desperately want to cuddle him. I just showed Hugo that photo of Raymond, and he said “it’s Raymond! He looks like trouuuubbbllleee!” You see, even Hugo knows Raymond by name! Love Vanessa xxx
Oh! I forgot to say a big thank you for the bunting pattern, thank you Alice! Love Vanessa xxx
Want to try to make some for my daughter’s room. Think I have some pinks and purples in my pile of yarn stash.
Thank you very much for sharing!!
Hi Alice, ….and it’s not even a Sunday!! I find myself looking forward to a blog on sunday’s!!! I love the bunting that’ll be my next project although I’m bursting to do one of your crocheted tea cosies too! Thank you for such lovely things and inspiration… purr to Raymond too K xxxx
Great clear pattern, the class will have fun! I do love the picots, my next one will definently have that edge! Meow from Annie to Raymond.
Thanx for sharing. Can I ask what does htr mean in edging line? Is it half dc? I searched and didnt find this st in american symbols. How to do it?
You’ve written very good directions. The buntings you make are not that popular here in the States but I will be making a few sets now that I see how easy they are to crochet. Thanks.
So hilarious that you call an individual member of a bunting a bunt!
You are on your way to being a publisher Alice, excellent pattern writing xxx
Dear Alice! Thanks for the bunting pattern. It looks very clear to me (and I am quite confussed when it comes to patterns unless I follow photo step by step instructions). I will definitely give these a try. The other day, I was on the London tube and decided to give a go to the Queen Ann’s scarf pattern instructions that you gave us but I don’t know whether it was the fact that was on the train and made me a bit nervy or that the design was quite different to my granny usuals that I got a bit lost at one point and haven’t been able to continue…. :-(. I will let you know how this one goes but I have the funny feeling that it’ll be easier. Thanks very much for your lovely work and inspiration always…. x Pati
Thank you for sharing the pattern. I’m really loving bunting at the moment!!
Sweet……Thanks for another great pattern!
I’m so glad that I found your blog!
Thank you for the pattern. I have been wondering what to make next so you’ve made the decision for me.
Thank you sooo much… followed your pattern and whipped up these yesterday! Blogged about here: http://www.paisleyjade.com/2011/02/granny-bunting.html
Oh, it’s fab! Surely granny bunting is the perfect progression from granny squares? As soon as my blanket is finished, that has to be my next project. Thanks Alice. Your home must look so pretty and cheerful. Laura x
Thank you for posting your pattern. You did a great job, I was able to follow without a problem. Next week, February 14th is Valentine’s Day in the USA and I made some to decorate my office for V day (here it is!!! http://floridacrochetgarden.blogspot.com/2011/02/love-is-in-air.html)
I brought them to my office and all of the women LOVE them. I am going to make some in greens for St. Patrick’s Day.
Hi Alice – your blog is just brilliant!
I’m a keen knitter and a recently self-taught crocheter! I’m dying to have a go at the spring explosion tea cosy and already have one of the books, though I struggle to follow the crochet charts that are written for many of the flowers 😦 Love Raymond too!
Thanks so much for this pattern! I’m new to ‘hooking’ 😉 and really enjoyed making this little flag. (Also your site is so pretty w/ all the vibrant colors and your cat is just too handsome.)
Thank-you so much for the tutorial, it’s fantastic I understood all of it (not that I’m dumb, I’m just a little French!) I’ve added your blog to my favourite links, ‘hope you don’t mind (I know nothing about blog etiquette). Thank-you so much for the explanations and your colourful creations!
beautiful artistry! Thank you for this morning glimise.
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Just found your amazing colourful blog and am loving it – especially the lovely bunting. Thanks for the tutorial.
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Thanks for the pattern!
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Fabulous, these are going to be my next project. thank you so much for sharing.
Just wanted to add I’ve made two sets so far and it is addictive. Thank you again for sharing this lovely pattern.
Thank you for this tutorial! I’m trying it while I’m on holiday.
I’m expecting a babyboy end of july, so I’m making all kinds of blue flags.
Love from Charlotte
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I’m really enjoying making these bunting! I translated your tutorial into dutch. I did change the edging a bit. I want to place this translation on my blog. Is this okay with you? Of course I will link to your pattern.
Thanks heaps for this tutorial, Bunting was so much fun to make, Only a beginner I couldn’t quite get a hang of the edging, but the basic triangle was enough for me to play with and brighten up my daughters bedroom. I’ve posted today if you’d like to have a look. http://gooseberryjamman.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-crocheted-home.html
Thanks again, Your Blog is terrific, I love your style! 🙂
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i just love this bunting and want to make one. your yarn looks so luscious. what are you using? what are your favorite choices?
was hoping it would be okay to put a link to your blog and this pattern on my blog? i made some of your crochet bunting and i love it! would like to share the pattern via a link directly to your blog. would this be okay? thanks, megan PS i will use my own images..
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I found this pattern & your lovely blog in general via Pinterest. I’ve pinned this fantastic pattern & your blog to my crafting pinboard to refer to when I learn to crochet this coming winter. 🙂
When I read the part about stretching the bunts into shape, it made me smile…….. I had a great-grandma Bunt when I was younger. She died aged 101 years old when my first child was 5 months old. (Said child is now 22 and married). Anyway, I plan to make a set of blue bunting for my son’s new high-sleeper bed when we get it, to give it some pizzazz. This tutorial is so clear and straightforward, I should be able to complete the project in no time. Thanks for putting this up for everyone. 🙂
hi, i just love all your patterns, thanks so much for sharing them. i was just wondering if you had the pattern for what looks like a blanket with your cat raymond at the top of each of your pages. its pink and flower designs joined together. underneith your hello and welcome sign. i would love this pattern if you have it and would share it with me. 🙂
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Thank you for the directions.I am off to try some:)
I teach crochet in Sugar Land, TX…I think my girls would love this pattern. Would you mind if I taught this and give you credit for the pattern?
that is fine, I don’t mind if people use my patterns as long as they are transparent about where they got the pattern from.
i loved loved loved this pattern! i’ve never made bunting before. i had so much fun making these. you can see pictures of my finished product on my blog if you want. your patterns and work is so colorful and fun and gorgeous. you’re very inspirational! thanks so much.
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