Simple Crochet Bunting

Bunting Triangles In preparation for the visit of a certain French cyling race to Yorkshire this summer, vast quantities of knitted and crocheted bunting are being prepared.

 
I picked up my ball of yarn in Ilkley this week from Visit Bradford, who have a knitted bunting pattern but there was no crochet version, so here is mine for you.

It’s all worked in trebles and double crochet and is good practice for decreasing, which is one of the ways that we shape our work.

I have used Stylecraft Special DK and a 4.00 mm hook and the triangles are approximately 14cm across and 15cm high (base to apex).

 

Terms used (UK; US terms in brackets)

yoh: yarn over hook

dc2tog: (US sc2tog) insert hook into next stitch, yoh and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), repeat in next stitch (3 loops on hook), yoh and draw through all three loops.

tr: treble (US dc/ double crochet): yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch (or ring or space), yoh and draw through stitch; yoh and draw through two loops on hook, yoh and draw through remaining two loops

tr2tog: (US dc2tog) as if beginning a standard treble, yoh, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops; repeat this in the next stitch; yoh, draw through all loops on hook.

 

R1: Ch27; 1tr into 4th stitch from hook (ch3 counts as 1tr) and every stitch along the chain; turn work (25 stitches). I prefer to work into the single loop underneath the chain,  as shown here, as I find it gives a neater finish:

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R2: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 19 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (23 stitches).

 

All but the final row will be worked as R2, with a decrease of 2 stitches in each:

R3: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 17 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (21 stitches).

R4: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 15 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (19 stitches).

R5: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 13 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (17 stitches).

R6: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 11 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (15 stitches).

R7: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 9 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (13 stitches).

R8: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 7 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (11 stitches).

R9: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 7 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (9 stitches).

R10: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 5 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (7 stitches).

R11: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog, tr in each of next 3 stitches, tr2tog, tr in last stitch (5 stitches).

R12: Ch3 (counts as 1tr), tr2tog in next stitch, tr in last stitch (3 stitches).

R13: Ch1, dc3tog, finish off and weave in ends.

 

 

 

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