Christmas Bunting Crochet A-Long Banner

Christmas Bunting Crochet A-Long Banner Introduction 

Pattern series designed and written by Elzaan Van Rensburg.
We will be making this festive Crochet Christmas Bunting Banner.
I hope you will join me on this Crochet-A-Long!

On the 15th of November 2017 I will post the first pattern of the series and from then on I will post the next pattern every day until the 30th of November. You will then have your Crochet Christmas Bunting Banner ready for the 1st of December when most people start putting up their Christmas tree and other decorations.
The following is all the information you will need for this Crochet-A-Long. This gives you enough time to purchase your wool so long. Make sure you have read all the following information so that you are fully prepared for when you start.

15th of November- Plain triangle
16th of November- Letter M
17th of November- letter E
18th of November- Letter R
19th of November- Present
20th of November- Letter Y
21st of November – Letter C
22nd of November – Christmas stocking
23rd th of November – Letter H
24th of November – Letter I
25th of November – Letter S
26th of November- Ornament
27th of November- Letter T
28th of November- Letter A
29th of November- Christmas tree
30th of November- Working together

Difficulty
Easy
(All you need to know is how to make a ch, which is the first st you learn when you start crocheting, a double crochet, which is normally the 2nd st you learn and how to increase, which is explained in the pattern and lastly how to do tapestry crochet, which you will easily be able to learn with my simple introduction to tapestry crochet below.)

Crochet abbreviations
Ch- Chain
Dc- Double crochet
St- Stitch(s)
R- Row
CA- Colour A
CB-Colour B
CC- Colour C
CD- Colour D
CE- Colour E

Materials List
3.5mm Crochet hook
200g double knit wool of CA
200g double knit wool of CB
50g double knit wool of CC
50g double knit wool of CD
50g double knit wool CE
Darning needle

Size and Gauge
Each triangle will be 16cm and the top is 15cm wide.

Completed size

Design 1

3m long excluding pieces at each end to attach with.

Design 2

Top piece- 1.2m long, excluding the piece at each end to attach with.

Bottom piece- 1.9m long, excluding the piece at each end to attach with.

Gauge

12dc= 5cm and 12rows= 5cm
Your tension should be quite tight to hide away the colour you are pulling along.

Colours

Colour Set A

Example of colours I used- Colour A- Green Colour B-  Red Colour C- Yellow Colour D- White Colour E-Grey
Insert your colour- Colour A-

 

 

Colour B-

 

 

Colour C-

 

 

Colour D-

 

 

Colour E-

 

 

Colour set B

Example of colours I used- Colour A- Red Colour B- Green Colour C-Yellow Colour D-White Colour E-Grey
Insert your colour- Colour A-

 

 

Colour B-

 

 

Colour C-

 

 

Colour D-

 

 

Colour E-

 

 

Crochet Info

Each row will start with 1ch, which does not count as 1dc.

Since there are a few repetitive rows with a just few changes, I’ve made any changes from 2 rows back in bold.

Tapestry Crochet

Joining of CB
Picture 1          On the last dc of the colour leave the last pull through so that you have 2 loops on the hook.
Picture 2   Place the slip knot on the hook.
Picture 3   Pull the slip knot through the 2 loops.
Puling the colour you’re not working with along
Picture 4   The colour you’re not working with you will place alongside your row and work over the thread pulling it along until you change colour and pick it up again.

 

Changing Colour
Picture 5   On your last dc of the colour, leave the last pull through so that you have 2 loops on the hook. The colour you are pulling along should be at the bottom and the colour you are working with should be at the top.
Picture 6   Twist the wool taking the colour you are working with over so that the colour you were working with is at the bottom and the new colour you are working with is now at the top.
Picture 7   Pick up the new colour, wrap around and pull through the two loops. The new colour will now be on your hook and the top of your last st will still be the old colour.

 

Picking up CB
Picture 8   Insert hook into the st closest to the thread.
Picture 9   Wrap the wool around and pull through to the front.

 I hope you will be joining me on this Christmas Crochet-A-Long! If you have any questions please leave a comment and I’ll reply as soon as possible.