Wildflower Bunting by Samantha Gent

Wildflower Bunting

June 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 2 rows = 1 inch
4.0 mm (G)
4.5 mm
600 - 750 yards (549 - 686 m)
both US and UK
Flag of English English
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This bunting is part of the community yarn bomb project by the finga ninjas for CAOS art 21. The initial brief was ‘fun, colourful and eye catching’. I’ve wanted an excuse to make bunting for a while so I knew straight away that’s what I would be designing. When I think of bunting I think of people. Lots of people together, at fairs, May Day events, school summer fairs, community events or children’s parties. A symbol of community and people seemed a fitting idea for my first team project since lockdown. You can see my design journey from initial inspiration to the displaying of the yarn bomb on my Instagram page.


This pattern is divided into three parts: 1 the wildflowers, 2 the bunting and 3 the joining. The pattern includes seven wildflower motifs to make 1 Wildflower Bunting Chain. Each Wildflower Bunting Chain is 15 triangles long. Beginners can make 15 triangles using one motif if they like. I don’t include a layout because I want everyone’s bunting to be slightly different and individual. I have included suggested colour schemes inspired by the wildflowers I find on my walks in Sussex.

Yarn for 1 Wildflower Bunting Chain • 50g pistachio
• 50g meadow
• 25g cypress
• Flower colours in small amounts. Hooks, 4mm & 4.5mm
Darning needle

Each Wildflower Bunting flag is appropriate 14cm.