This is a tutorial to create some crochet star mini bunting. It is created using two other free Ruby and Custard patterns – mini crochet bunting and the easy crochet star alongside a bog dollop of creativity and some fun!
The pattern is written using US crochet terms.
Sc – single crochet – insert hook into next stitch, yarn over (yo), pull through stitch (st), (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through both loops.
Step 1 - Make enough pennants and 2 stars for each link to be long enough for your string.
You need to make 2 stars for each link as you will be combining them to make a 3D bit of your bunting. You probably could use single stars but they may be a bit floppy and lose their shape so I advise making 2 stars and creating mini stuffed stars like this:
Step 1 – Make 2 stars following the easy crochet star pattern
Step 2 – Put the 2 stars wrong sides together and insert your hook through both outside stitches of the stars.
Step 3 – sc through all 4 stitches of the outside edges of the 2 stars until you reach a ‘point’ where you will need to do 2 sc in the same stitch to turn the corner, and the bottom of each triangle in the bit between each point where you will need to do a slip stitch to ease around the dip.
Work along the whole edge following this method, until you have a small gap left. Stuff a very small amount of stuffing carefully in to give the star a bit of stiffness but not enough to make it overly puffy.* Continue working until you reach the end and fasten off.
* I use the stuffing of cushions from IKEA as they are all treated for fire resistance etc and I find it cheaper than toy stuffing.
Top for crochet bunting pennants
As you are not joining all of the bunting pennants together you need to add a top to each pennant to give them a tidy finish.
Step 1 – insert your hook into the top right hand corner of a pennant and sc into the first hole.
Step 2 – sc into each space along the top of the pennant
Step 3 – Continue sc along the top of the pennant until the end. Fasten off. This should give your pennant a nice, tidy top.
You can now assemble the body of your bunting. Stitch each pennant to a corner of a star with coordinating wool.
End hanging loops
You need to make a hanging loop for each end of your bunting string. My bunting has been designed to hang on the end of a bed and needs to loop through the bar so I have made my loops attach with a button.
Step 1 – chain 24
Step 3 – make an additional 5 chains and insert your hook into the first stitch on the slip stitch stem to form a loop.
Step 4 – pull the thread through and fasten off. You should now have a stem with a loop on the end
Step 5 – attach the end of the stem without the loop to the back point of an end star. Sew a button on top of the stem base.
You can now decorate your bunting. Choose a selection of ribbons and cut some short lengths of ribbon to place between each star and pennant.
You should now have created some beautiful star crochet bunting! Enjoy!
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Please note: I am not experienced in writing crochet patterns! I am self taught and it is very possible that I have written something that makes sense to me but no one else. I would be genuinely pleased to receive feedback and I will take criticism on the chin I promise!