Festive Crocheted Bunting – Free Pattern and Video

This simple crocheted bunting is an adorable way to use up your scrap yarn and practice decreasing. Free crochet pattern for beginners, with a full video tutorial.

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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The Tools

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.

Share your Crocheted Bunting!

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blue crocheted bunting on a white wooden background with text "easy & cute festive bunting - beginner crochet pattern from: you should craft"

Supplies / Materials

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

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
collage of four images demonstrating how to crochet an hdc2tog stitch

Crocheted Bunting – Written Pattern

Triangles – Make Five (or more)

ch 13

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.

in-progress crocheted bunting with a purple crochet hook

Finishing Off

ch 10

sc across top of first triangle (12)

ch 5

sc across top of second triangle (12)

repeat until you’ve joined all triangles, then ch 10 to finish off.

crocheted banner on a round piece of wood with text "easy & cute festive bunting - beginner crochet pattern from: you should craft"