Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tutorial for triangular bunting.

Before we get going I would like to thank all my lovely followers for taking time to leave such lovely comments. Just waiting now for my followers to hit the magical 200 mark and I will be having a Giveaway. I love,love,love making up parcels of goodies!

Right, now back to the task in hand. I have been waiting for some quiet hooky time to share this tutorial with you. I made some triangular bunting a little while ago. 1 string for me and 1 to share and I loved it. I hope you give it a try and if you have any problems just send me an email

Triangles 

1. Make a chain of four and slip stitch to make a circle. Some of you might like to use the magic circle  here.Chain 3 ( this represents your first treble of round 2)

2. Working into the circle work 17 more trebles. Please work them like this.The three chain and 2 other trebles are your first group of 3. Chain 1. 3 trebles. So you have 6 trebles with 1 chain dividing them. Work 1 chain. Then repeat the groups of 6 trebles twice more. This gives you the 18  trebles in total. You may have to pull them a bit to fit them all in but your work will soon get more spread out.



3.Again work 3 chain ( that first treble in the next round again)


4.Working in the same space (the one at the base of the chain) work 2 more trebles,2 chains , 3 trebles, 1 chain to complete the first corner of your triangle.


 5. Miss a clump of 3 trebles from your previous round and work 3 trebles in the next space.1 chain. Moving on to the second corner work in exactly the same way. 3 trebles,2 chain 3 trebles.
I think you can see this clearly from the picture. By working 2 chains in each corner the triangular shape becomes more pronounced.



6. Continue to work round 2 in this way until you get back to the beginning and slip stitch to finish the round.Work 3 chains.


7. Remember to work the remaining 2 trebles in the same place as the chain and you will have made your first group of three on round three.

 8. Work round 3 in exactly the same way. Groups of 3 separated by 1 chain and the group of 6 by 2 chains in each corner.


9. Here you can see round 4 completed.


10. And the final round completes your first pennant of your triangular bunting.
I have pinned it so that it is clear. You may want to block your work now but I don't as I am always dying to get on with my next project!


Make a lovely pile of hooky triangles.

 

I wanted to give my triangles some definition, so I worked a row of single crochet around 2 sides of each triangle. This border will be completed in cream when you attach the pennants to your bunting chains.


And then I wanted to add some button love.
Then the fun begins to make the bunting.
Work a chain as long as you want. Firstly make the hanging loop.A vintage bell or a shell finishing that off nicely and adding a bit of interest. You could easily embellish your bunting with something meaningful if it is for a special gift or occasion.



Work the chain and then add each pennant on like this.
Work a single crochet in a corner of your pennant. Chain 3 and then work a single crochet in the first chain space. Keep working like this making sure you finish with a single crochet in the other top corner. This will keep your bunting hanging evenly.You can see how this works in the picture below.




Now this was nearly a "tah dah" moment but somehow they still looked a little bit plain, a little bit sad. So I wanted to introduce something a little frivolous. Tassels seemed the perfect thing. And if you want to add some have a look here for easy full instructions.


There we have it  a tutorial for triangular bunting. Only one thing left. Hang it up and enjoy. A pretty peg really does complete the picture.





6 comments:

  1. This is a great tutorial, Linda. Thank you for sharing it. :)

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  2. I love this, even though I would never have the skill to make one. Ever. I resign myself to this, and applaud you and your skills. I know you have said before 'if I can do it..' etc. But I don't think my brain is wired that way!!

    Fabulous.

    Leanne xx

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  3. Wonderful bunting! I made some too, a pointier pennant design.. I need to hang it up! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. Lovely bunting Linda, I love the tassels, thank you for the tutorial :)

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  5. Linda, thanks for another good tutorial I want to try one of these days :-)
    Gracie xx

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  6. he he saw your comment over at Cuckoo's and thought I'd pop over here and make it 199. Get your giveaway ready!!!
    fee x

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