Saturday, 9 April 2016

My handmade home: crochet bunting

This crochet bunting is relatively quick and easy to knock up, and a fantastic way to shop your stash - I used lots of leftover yarn from my blankets, making it practically a free project.

I love bunting. Always have, to me it speaks of spring fairs, festivals, sunshine and summertime. I've been keen to make some for the house a while now. I have some amazing Hungry Caterpillar fabric from Higgs and Higgs that is earmarked to be stitched up for Harry although I've held off as I've not bought any tape yet. Well that and I've been crocheting like a woman possessed since last September.

Our home is a work in progress, before my redundancy we had a to-do list that we hoped to work through relatively briskly, dealing with the 70's tastic decor and a few more fundamental issues too. However, as always with these things, life got in the way and so we're slowly, happily and lovingly making the best of what we have.

I'm not really an ornament person so our mantle is adorned with photos and a cross stitch sampler I made when I was 16, but it needed more colour - something to brighten up the expanse of concrete. Crochet bunting it was...

I used Lucy's pattern for the granny bunting that adorned Yarndale a couple of years back - it needed a bit more concentration than blankets as I had to learn how to change colours when not crocheting in rows. Lucy had no pattern for joining the bunting triangles so rightly or wrongly I used a colour yarn I'd not used thus far in any of the triangles (Stylecraft Special DK in raspberry) I started with a chain of 20 and then used double crochet along the top of each triangle, joining them together with no gap, another chain of 20 at the other end finished my first row. Once I'd gone along one way, I turned around and went back, doing another row of doubles, this time into the stitch below. It was quick, easy and beautifully effective. As you can see from the picture above. Even M said (and I quote "The fireplace looks less pants than it did before"

I even made M some in motor racing colours - I'm just such a good wife!

So, crochet bunting... and brightening up our home. It's all good. Why not have a go at shopping your yarn stash and making some pretty bunting.

Next up on the crochet projects is a Crochet along in aid of Mind, the mental health charity.

I'm linking up this post with Attachment Mummy's Friday fabulous linky - do pop over and see what everyone else has added.

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1 comment:

Attachment Mummy said...

I do love your crochet bunting, such lovely colours and it does really brighten up and pull together your fireplace decor. Thanks for joining up to #FridayFabulous


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