Button Bunting by Lorraine Pugh

Button Bunting

Crochet
December 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
3.0 mm
9 - 229 yards (8 - 209 m)
US
Flag of English English
This pattern is available for €1.50 EUR
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A free version is also available.

FREE PATTERN available on my blog! Click here!

A big, happy ‘Hello!’ to you all, my favorite online community of crocheters!

I’m particularly excited about the free crochet pattern I’m sharing with you today! Crochet Button Bunting!

OK, crochet bunting isn’t anything new, however, I feel like I’ve achieved something new here…

Now and then, throughout the year, I get the urge to get more organized, especially around the home. I also love celebrating the change in seasons and I value my little rituals that mark the start of a new month, too.

Every 4 weeks I would swap the cardboard lettering I had on my bulletin board, to suit the appropriate month. This frequent swapping was making them look a bit ‘well-loved’. The thought of having to replace them soon got me thinking. “Why not crochet some?”. So I did!

I’m a stickler for saving space, time and energy. All of these factors would be wasted if I crocheted up a separate string of bunting for Every. Single. Month. If I did that, I’d have to crochet 74 flags (or ‘pennants’). I wanted to retain the freedom and simplicity of using interchangeable letters. Especially as I’d only need to make 27.

27! Instead of 74?! That’s basically 2 thirds of precious time, space and energy saved! Not to mention materials. It’s a no-brainer. Plus it’s so easy to store and swap a few letters from a deck of flags.

These little crochet bunting pennants can be swapped around, all thanks to the little buttons that hold them in place. Of course, you could crochet them together if a more permanent result is what you’re after.

While I was designing the bunting, I thought I’d create a new board to display it on. Something not too large that could decoratively hang above my original bulletin board. I have written up a tutorial for this which is on the blog but also included as a special extra PDF if you purchase this printer-friendly Crochet Button Bunting PDF for sale here in my ravelry store! It contains 8 pages, complete with extra tips and informative help, as well as:

  • Crochet Chart for Bunting Lettering
  • Charts for the full English Alphabet
  • Number Charts 0-9
  • Schematic
  • and of course the printer-friendly version of the Crochet Bunting Bulletin Board Tutorial

By occasionally supporting my little, run-from-home business, I am able to continue sharing my designs for free. A win-win for all!

SKILL LEVEL
Beginner – Basic stitches & minimal shaping

HOOK SIZE
3mm / US C-2

MATERIALS
MAYFLOWER Cotton 8/4 Fingering Weight (aka 4ply) (100% organic cotton, 50g/170m),
“Sand” (Shade 25) 1 x 50g ball makes approx. 22 pennants (flags)

If making my Button Bunting Board (see full tutorial here), you will need 27 pennants, so:

“Sand” (Shade 25) x 2 for pennants
“Brown” (Shade 26) x 1 for lettering
Extra yarn if adding tassels

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Yarn Needle
2 x Stitch Markers
Scissors
2 x 13mm/½” buttons per pennant (flag)
14mm/½” Cotton Tape to sew buttons onto

GAUGE & FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Each pennant (flag) measures:
4.5cm wide by 6.25cm high/1¾” wide by 2½” high, using a 3mm hook.

STITCHES USED & ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
ch – chain
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
trb – treble crochet

SPECIAL STITCHES
Magic Circle – an adjustable ring that can be pulled tight, used to begin crochet projects worked in the round. Alternatively, ch3 and slip stitch into the first chain to create a ring. Leave a tail if adding tassels.

Chainless Starting Treble Crochet (optional) – Tall treble stitches are worked at the top of the bunting flags to create a more open fabric. This is perfect for small buttons to slide through. This row starts with 4 chain which counts as the first Treble. For neater work, I recommend starting the row with the Chainless Starting Treble Crochet – see tutorial here: http://consciouslycrochet.com/how-to-crochet-special-stitches/

LOVE TO SHARE?
Share your projects with other makers in our online crochet community, by tagging your picture with the hashtags:

#BUTTONBUNTING #CROCHETKINDLY
I hope you enjoy making these cute little flags as much as I did!

Happy Crocheting!

Love,

Lorraine Xx