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