Ready to practice your decreases with an easy pattern? This festive crocheted bunting is perfect for parties, kid’s play houses, and cute Instagram flat lays. I made mine in two shades of blue, but you can use any (or all!) colors.
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In today’s lesson (Day 29 of the Newbie Series, can you believe it?!), you’ll not only make an adorable crocheted bunting, but you’ll also be able to:
- decrease using half-double crochets (hdc2tog)
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I used Brava, my favorite worsted weight acrylic yarn, but feel free to use scraps of whatever you have on hand! The whole banner only uses about 30 yards of yarn, so it’s a good scrapbuster project.
I paired my yarn with an H 5.0 mm hook, which gave me a tighter weave and less gaps in the fabric.
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Supplies / Materials
- 30 yards of Brava worsted yarn in 2+ colors (I used Denim, Tidepool, and Dove Heather)
- or 30 yards of #4 worsted weight scraps
- H 5.0 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Size / Gauge
Gauge is not important for this project, but if you notice there are large gaps between your stitches, you may need to use a smaller hook.
Finished Size with Five Triangles: 26 inches long
Individual Triangles: 3 inches wide x 2.5 inches tall
Abbreviations / Techniques
- ch – chain
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half-double crochet
- hdc2tog – half-double crochet two together
- st – stitch
- weaving in ends
NOTE: This pattern uses US crochet terminology.
Crocheted Bunting – Video Tutorial
How to Decrease in Half-Double Crochet (hdc2tog)
- a.) yarn over and insert hook into st
- b.) pull up the first loop (you will have three loops on your hook)
- c.) yarn over and insert loop into next st, yarn over and pull up a loop (you will have five loops on your hook).
- c. – d.) Yarn over and pull through all loops
Crocheted Bunting – Written Pattern
Triangles – Make Five (or more)
ROW 1: hdc in second ch from hook, hdc across (12)
ROW 2: ch 1 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next eight st, hdc2tog (10)
ROW 3: ch 1 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next six st, hdc2tog (8)
ROW 4: ch 1 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next four st, hdc2tog (6)
ROW 5: ch 1 and turn, hdc2tog, hdc in next two st, hdc2tog (4)
ROW 6: ch 1 and turn, hdc2tog x 2 (2)
ROW 7: ch 1 and turn, hdc2tog (1)
Trim yarn and weave in ends.
sc across top of first triangle (12)
sc across top of second triangle (12)
repeat until you’ve joined all triangles, then ch 10 to finish off.