Red, white and green yarn, I used acrylic 8 ply
4mm crochet hook
Yarn needle, scissors
Using GREEN yarn, make a magic circle. Chain 3 (this counts as your first dc), then do 11 more dc into the ring.
You will end up with 12 stitches in total.
Slip stitch (ss) into the top of the original chain 3 (see image 4) and fasten off using an invisible join to keep things as neat as possible.
Use a yarn needle to weave in your ends (image 5). Pull the magic ring tight and sew that end around the first round (see image 6)
Attach RED yarn in any space between stitches (see image 7 and 8 above), NOT into the top of a stitch, and chain 3. DC in the same space, then do 2 dc in each space around. You will end up with a total of 24 stitches.
SS into the top of the starting chain and fasten off with an invisible join.
Please note that if you prefer to do this round into the top of the stitches instead of into the spaces you can, I just like the star-like look of crocheting into the spaces) This next round is where we are going to start turning our circle into a triangle by adding corners and using different height stitches.
Attach WHITE yarn in the top of any stitch, chain 3, then do 2 more dc in the same stitch. Chain 2, then do 3 more dc in the same stitch (this is our first corner of the triangle). See images 12 and 13 above.[skip 1 stitch, do 3 hdc in the next stitch, skip 1 stitch then do 3 sc in the next stitch, skip 1 and do 3 hdc in the next stitch, skip one and do 3 dc, ch2, 3dc in the next stitch] Repeat [ ] 2 more times around. Slip stitch into the top of the starting chain 3 and fasten off. You should now have a slightly rounded looking triangle (see image 14 below)
Attach GREEN yarn in any corner and chain 3. Then crochet one more dc, ch2, 2 dc in same corner. Then dc in each stitch until you get to the next corner and repeat the 2dc, ch2, 2dc in that corner. Continue around, doing same in 3rd corner and long the straight side. Slip stitch to top of starting chain 3 and finish off. See images 15 and 16 above.
Rounds 5 and 6
Attach yarn in any corner, chain 1, sc, ch2, 2sc in same corner. See image 17 above. SC all the way around doing the 2sc, ch2, 2sc in the other 2 corners. Repeat for Round 6 and finish off. See image 18 below
Joining the bunting
Using the white yarn, chain 15.
Join your chain to the top right corners of one of your triangles, on the WRONG side (image 19).
SC long the top of the triangle, then chain 8, attach next triangle as before and continue.
After reaching end of last triangle, chain 15 and finish off, leaving a longish tail.
Attach the green yarn and single crochet along the entire length of the bunting (image 20 above) Finish off.
Add some tassels to the bottom loop to pretty things up.
Of course, you don’t have to only use this for Christmas, you can play with the colours and make one for any occasion. Here’s a brightly coloured one I was playing with last week.
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