I hate to say it, but it is feeling a little bit like summer is over isn't it? Well, not for all of you, some of you in other parts of the world are just starting to feel the joys of spring and even some of you around here might of even actually seen the sun this week. We did yesterday, it was lovely.
For those of you are heading into spring, or those of you who, like me, aren't quite ready to admit defeat and say goodbye to summer just yet, this might be just the thing! A lovely, summery, lacy light bunting.
I whipped this up just before we went away to France as I suddenly realised that the old mantle was pretty bare and didn't have a thing hanging on it. Something that had to be remedied quickly, so the old favourite, basic bunting, came to the rescue. Except this bunting has a little twist, because it's a little bit more of a delicate version of the standard triangle style.
In trying out ideas I couldn't decide if I preferred the smaller or larger size triangles, so in the end I made both. The small ones fit my mantle just nicely and the larger ones have gone to Little Miss. Her room is already rammed far too full of stuff of all shapes and sizes, including hanging things but we managed to crow-bar them in....for now. I see a huge 'sorting' job in my near future!
But I'm not going to worry about that just now because my little girl has started her new school this week and there has been much to do and too much nervous anticipation about the place. Jobs like that can wait until we've got into the swing of our new routines. And that's why this bunting is staying put too, for the time being. It's bright and happy and joyful and it's keeping summer alive for me, for just a little bit longer.
So if you do fancy trying to extend your summer or even want to prepare for the one that's heading your way, I've got the patterns ready to go....
: : Summer Loving Bunting : :
Written in UK terms
For more help and translations see Stitch Directory on Crochet Corner
For more help with the cl (cluster) stitches, see Cluster Stitch on Crochet Corner
I used Drops Safran cotton yarn and a 3.5mm hook to make mine, but you can use anything you like really, just change the hook size for the yarn you're using.
Swedish Translation: Kindly provided by Helena Molinsky of Pyssel o Fix
Approx size with my yarn and hook: 10cm/4"
6ch, ss into 1st ch to form a loop, then:
Round 1: 2ch, 2trcl [counts as 3trcl], 2ch, (3trcl, 2ch) repeat five times, ss into top of 1st cl.
Round 2: ss into space, 2ch, 2trcl [counts as 3trcl], 3ch, 3trcl into same sp, *3ch, 1dc into next sp, 3ch, 1dc in same sp, 3ch, (3trcl, 3ch, 3trcl) into next sp,* repeat from * to * once more, 3ch, 1dc into next sp, 3ch, 1dc in same sp, 3ch, ss into top of 1st cl.
Round 3: ss into space, 2ch, 2trcl [counts as 3trcl], 3ch, 3trcl into same sp, *3ch, 1dc in next sp, (2ch, 1dc in next sp) twice, 3ch,** (3trcl, 3ch, 3trcl) in next sp,* repeat from * to * around, ending last repeat at **, ss into top of 1st cl.
Round 4: 1ch, 1dc in same st, *(1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 2ch, ss into top of tr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc) all into next sp, 1dc in top of cl, 3dc in next sp, 1dc in cl, (2dc in ch sp, 1dc in cl) twice, 3dc in next sp,** 1dc in cl,* repeat from * to * around, ending last repeat at **, ss into top of 1st dc.
Approx size with my yarn and hook: 14cm/5.5"
Follow instructions for small triangle up to end of Round 2, then:
Round 3: ss into space, 1ch, (1dc, 5ch, 1dc) in same sp, *3ch, 3trcl in next sp, 3ch, 1dc in next sp, 3ch, 3trcl in next sp, 3ch, (1dc, 5ch, 1dc) in next sp,* repeat from * to * ending with ss into top of 1st dc of the round.
Round 4: ss into space, (2ch, 2trcl [counts as 3trcl], 2ch, 3trcl, 4ch, 3trcl, 2ch, 3trcl) all into same sp, *4ch, skip next ch sp and cl, 1dc in next sp, 3ch, 1dc in next sp, 4ch, skip cl and next sp, (3trcl, 2ch, 3trcl, 4ch, 3trcl, 2ch, 3trcl) into next sp,* repeat from * to * around, ending with a ss into top of 1st cl.
Round 5: 1ch, dc into same st, *2dc next sp, 1dc in cl, (1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 2ch, ss into top of tr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc) all into next sp, 1dc in cl, 2dc in next ch sp, 1dc in cl, 4dc in next ch sp, 1dc in dc, 3dc in next sp, 1dc in dc, 4dc in next sp, 1dc in cl,* repeat from * to * around, ending with a ss into top of 1st dc.
To join triangles together work as follows:
12ch, ss into 1st chain to form a loop, 20ch and then take the first triangle and make 1dc into the corner space, 1dc into each dc along the edge, 1dc into corner space. You can now either start making dc’s into the next triangle, to have the triangles next to each other, or if you prefer, 5ch (or as many as you would like) and then start working along the next triangle edge as described. Once all triangles are joined, 32ch, ss into 12th ch from hook to form a loop.
I hope you enjoy making up some lovely lacy bunting and if you do give it a go, please come and share it with us in my Ravelry Group: Cherry Heart's Cozy Corner
I love to see your makes!