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04 September 2014

Summer Lace Bunting


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....


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: : 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

Swedish Translation:  Kindly provided by Helena Molinsky of Pyssel o Fix

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.


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SMALL TRIANGLES

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.


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LARGE TRIANGLES

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.

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JOINING BUNTING


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.

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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!

S x




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27 comments:

  1. I really like the lacy bunting with the flower centre and how it's purpose is to prolong summer a little longer for you!

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  2. They are really pretty, I love the shadows they cast on the wall. Thank you for sharing your pattern :)

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  3. These are super cute! I've been making buntings lately with the Half Lotus Bunting pattern I found on Ravelry. I made one for my daughter that she took with her when she moved back to her rental for college. She hung it over her bedroom window and loves it. Yay! I have another one in Fall colors on my mantel. And, I made another one with crochet thread that's small and adorable but I haven't found a place for it yet....not even to photograph for my blog. I just might have to make this one too. I love it! The triangles are so lacy and pretty. Thanks for sharing the pattern. :-)

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  4. You have fascinated me with your buntings. When I was a girl (1950's) in the Midwest U.S.A., buntings were often hung in parking lots of businesses such as gas stations and car dealerships. The theory was that the wind would flutter them, and catch your attention. The flags were primary colors, and made of plastic. I haven't seen this kind of display in decades. Love yours a lot more!

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  5. This is one of the good articles you can find in the net explaining everything in detail regarding the topic. I thank for taking your time sharing your thoughts and ideas to a lot of readers out there....Cccam Server

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  6. Sweetly summery! And do hope your little one is settling into her new school

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  7. It's really pretty, you've made a beautiful job of it. Thanks for sharing the pattern. CJ xx

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  8. As always, beautiful crochet, Sandra. Thanks for your kindness in sharing this wonderful pattern.

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  9. I think this bunting is beautiful. The nicest one I have seen. I would like to make it, but can't work out how to print it. Do you have any ideas please?

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  10. So pretty and cheery!! Love the lacey pattern!! Thanks for sharing such prettiness!! xo Heather

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  11. hi i am having trouble with the pattern where it has got the stars and repeat once please could you make it a bit simple for me please as i love your triangles

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  12. The bunting is lovely, Sandra. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern, have a lovely weekend!, Pati x

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  13. 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 .When i do 3trcl , 3trcl in next space and do once more ,that is where the triangle seems to go weird i hope very much you can hepl me thank you

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  14. Lovely bunting Sandra. It works any time of the year. Will be perfect in white, grey, red, green for Christmas. Or even silver for a New Years party. I would have cashed in on the pattern... Just a small amount. You are very generous giving it away for free. Thank you! <3
    PS My pattern is ready... just a few more pics to add to the PDF's. So excited. And yes, a full bed throw of my squares would be heaven. A great wedding gift for someone. Or graduation.

    Xxx
    Annette

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  15. So, it looks like you’re on R2 at the moment? I’m not quite sure from your message which part you are having a problem with, is it the (3trcl, 3ch, 3trcl)? If so, the part in brackets all should be worked into the ‘next space’ and once that is done you need to repeat the whole section between the two *’s again. In other words you do this part: *3ch, 1dc into next sp, 3ch, 1dc in same sp, 3ch, (3trcl, 3ch, 3trcl) into next sp,* twice. Does that make sense?
    Let me know if you’re still having problems, I’m happy to help :)


    Sandra x

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  16. thankyou for getting back to me i will try it tomorrow .

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  17. loving this bunting!! I'm sitting here in my pjs with wooly socks on a cardi and the fire lit ... yep I think summer is over. Love it really though ... Downton Abbey is back next weekend and I'm getting back into my crochet :O)

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  18. Lovely! And there's that Cherry Heart vintage inspired colour palette again :o)

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  19. Hi Sandra, these look really pretty and cheerful! I'm sure they bring a ray of sunshine to your room! Thanks for sharing!
    Wishing you a sunny week ahead!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  20. That bunting is gorgeous. I have some on my mantel for the exact same reason - a bit of summery colour. I'll take it down when we get further into autumn but for now it's perfect. I think those lacy triangles are really pretty. x

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  21. Lovely bunting and thank you for sharing it with us in 2 sizes no less!

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  22. Thank you for this and all your other adorable patterns. I've used several of your small project patterns to try to expand on my basic crochet skills. I had a question about Round 3 of the small triangle. After the last * to * I was wondering if there should be another portion of something like... 3ch, 1dc in next sp, 2ch, 1dc in next sp, 3ch?

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  23. Thanks so much for your email and I’m so glad you like the pattern. I’ve just had a look at Round 3 and what I’m trying to say (probably not very well), is that you repeat the instructions between the * and * around the rest of the triangle as far as you can until you are back around to the start and then you make the ss to close.
    So in other words you’ll work that part once more along the second side and then start working through it again for the third side of the triangle, except as the corner is already done you’ll simply end with the ss.
    I hope that makes sense! :)


    Sandra x

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