Granny Bunting

I got it in my head to make some crochet bunting.  I tried quite a few different crochet triangles, there is a nice assortment of them on the interwebs.  But none of them were just right for me.  I wanted them to be a bit taller than wide, and granny was a must.  Some scallop edge would be nice too.  I think I am happy with these : )

Yes, yes, I do think I like them quite a bit.  The colors in the photo aren’t quite right, they are red, white and aqua.

Here are the directions on how I made them, using the red, white and blue one as the example.

I used worsted weight acrylic yarn and a 4.5 mm hook.

Round 1

Start with red, make a magic circle, draw up a loop and ch3 (counts as first dc here and everywhere : )
In the circle, 2dc, ch3
4dc, ch3
4dc, ch3, slpst to top of beginning ch3.  End off.  (1 group of 3dc, 2 groups of 4dc with 3 ch3 “corners” in between each.  The 3dc side of the triangle will be the top)

Round 2

Attach white with a dc or a slpst and ch3 in the corner that is to the right of the group of 3dc. 2dc in same space.
3dc, ch3, 4dc in next corner ch3 space.
4dc, ch3, 4dc in next corner ch3 space.
In the starting ch 3 corner, 4dc, ch3.  Slpst to top of beginning stitch or ch3.  End off.

Round 3

Attach aqua to the same ch3 corner that you ended with.  2dc in same space.
3dc in the space between the 3dc group of the previous round.
3dc, ch3, 4dc in the next ch3 corner space.
4dc in the next space between.
4dc, ch3, 4dc in the next corner space.
4dc in the next space between.
In the starting ch3 corner, 4dc, ch3.  Slpst to beginning.  Do not end off.

Round 4

Ch3.
3dc in each of the next 2 spaces between.
In the corner ch3 space, 3dc, ch3, 5dc.
In between the 2nd and 3rd dc of the next 4dc, sc.
5dc in next space between.
Sc in between 2nd and 3rd dc.
5dc in between again.
Sc between 2nd and 3rd again.
In the corner ch3 space, 9dc.
Sc in between the 2nd and 3rd dc.
Carry on like that, 5dc in between and sc between the 2nd and 3rd stitch.
In the beginning corner, 5dc, ch3, 2dc.  Slpst to top of starting ch3.  End off.

Here is a diagram to help out.

To Join the Triangles

With white, make a slip knot and ch8.  Slptst to beginning.
Ch8 again.
3dc in right hand corner ch3 space of your first triangle.
ch12
3dc in the opposite ch3 corner space
ch6
3dc in the corner space of your next triangle.
ch12
3dc in opposite corner.
End with ch16, slpst in 8th ch from hook, end off.

Another diagram to help out, hope it is big enough to see clearly….

Love to hear about and see any that you make!

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Hexagon

GrannyHexagonI love Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilts. I would love to crochet one someday. Right now, I am crocheting a different pattern in blanket size, but that doesn’t stop the creative thinking and doing a little something else is a needed break. This is my version of crocheted hexagons, maybe I will make a runner.

Granny Hexagons

note: I prefer to use a slide ring to start my crochet, and often start new colors with whatever stitch is needed rather than a slip stitch and chain. Please use whichever methods you prefer instead.

Round 1

  • Make a slide ring, in the ring:
  • Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc, ch 3
  • 3 dc, ch 3
  • continue {3 dc, ch 3} until you have a total of 6 ch 3 spaces and 6 3dc clusters
  • slpst in the top of the first ch 3

Round 2

  • Attach second color with a ch 3 or dc in any ch3 space
  • 2dc, ch3, 3dc
  • continue on {3dc, ch 3, 3dc} in each ch 3 space
  • slpst to top of first stitch or in top ch of the ch3

Round 3

  • Attach in any ch3 space with dc or ch3
  • dc, ch1, 2dc
  • 3dc in next space between
  • {2dc, ch1, 2c} in next ch3 space
  • continue around, with 3dc in each space between the corners, and 2dc, ch1, 2dc in each corner. Slpst to top of beginning stitch, end off.
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A Little Flower

A seven petal flower.  Why 7?  I don’t know, it made me happy.

What you need

Size 7 (4.5mm) hook
Bits and scraps of yarn, I used acrylic worsted weight

How to go about it

Round 1

  • Make a slide ring, pull through a loop, ch1, {sc, ch1} 7 times in loop. or ch4, in 3rd ch from hook {sc, ch1} 7 times.
  • Slpst in top of sc, end off.

Round 2

  • Add second color with a slpst in one of the chain 1 spaces. In the same space, ch 2, 2hdc, ch 2, slpst.
  • In the next ch 1 space, {slpst, ch 2, 2hdc, ch 2, slpst}, repeat around in each ch1 space.
  • Slpst into ch 1 space of your first petal, end off. Weave in the ends
7 Petal Flower

Leaves

What you need

Size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
A bit of green worsted weight yarn

A little leaf

  • Ch 6, slpst in second chain from hook
  • Sc in next chain
  • Hdc in next ch
  • Sc in the next
  • Slpst in next, you should now be at the end of your base chain, ch 1
  • Now, on the other side of the base chain, in the same stitches you already crocheted in, slpst in the same stitch you are in
  • Sc in next stitch
  • Hdc in the next
  • Sc in next
  • Slpst in next again
  • Slpst to the beginning stitch and end off, leaving a 6 – 8 inch tail to stitch with.
  • Using the tail, do some straight stitch through the center chain, giving a center vein to your leaf.  You could also do this in another shade of green to fancy it up a bit.

An even littler leaf

  • Ch 4
  • Slpst in 2nd ch from hook
  • 2 sc hdc in next ch (proofreader isn’t doing their job : )
  • Slpst in last chain, ch 1
  • On other side of base chain, slpst in the same stitch you are in
  • 2 sc hdc in next
  • slpst in last, slpst into first slpst and end off