Crochet star bunting tutorial

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!

star bunting crochet patternYou need DK wool, a selection of ribbons and buttons and a 4mm crochet hook.

The pattern is written using US crochet terms.

Abbreviations:

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.

crochet bunting star pattern3D stars

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.

crochet star instruction 1

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.

crochet star bunting

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.

crochet star bunting

* 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.

crochet bunting pattern step 1

Step 2 – sc into each space along the top of the pennant

crochet bunting

Step 3 – Continue sc along the top of the pennant until the end.  Fasten off.  This should give your pennant a nice, tidy top.

crochet bunting tutorial

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

crochet bunting hanging loop step 1Step 2 – turn and slip stitch into each chain, working back along your chain until the start.

crochet bunting hanging loop

Step 3 – make an additional 5 chains and insert your hook into the first stitch on the slip stitch stem to form a loop.

crochet bunting loop

Step 4 – pull the thread through and fasten off. You should now have a stem with a loop on the end

crochet bunting loop

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.

crochet bunting pattern

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.

pretty mixed ribbonsPut a loose tie in each piece of ribbon and attach it to the space between each star and pennant and sew a button on top.

button on ribbon

You should now have created some beautiful star crochet bunting! Enjoy!

crochet star mini bunting

If you make something from this pattern I would love to see it! Please send any photos to millie@rubyandcustard.com.

Millie x

Small print: this pattern has been published in good faith for personal use only.  You may not use it for commercial gain including selling items made using it or by selling the pattern.  If you would like to make items for charity from this pattern please contact me at millie@rubyandcustard.com. Thank you!

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!

 

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