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Crochet Your Own Unicorn Bunting

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Crochet Your Own Unicorn Bunting
By Amy Sosbe 2 years ago



We are all in love with our new Unicorn Blanket colourway, based on the incredibly popular Sweetpea Blanket pattern, designed for Woman's Weekly by Sue Rawlinson.

The blanket would make a wonderful addition to a bedroom or lounge alike. Not only is it beautiful but being crocheted in Stylecraft Special DK it’s brilliantly soft and warm and can be popped in the washing machine to keep it clean and lovely.

As we all know, the inevitable result of having finished a pattern is the left-over yarn. Although this is great for adding to your stash, sometimes that stash can get a bit out of control. We have a solution! We’ve made this dreamily beautiful bunting in pretty pastel shades, using the left-over balls of yarn from the blanket; both busting your stash and giving you matching Unicorn bunting!

Ideal for beginner crocheters, we’ve used the wonderful Rainbow Bunting Crochet Pattern by Woman’s Weekly that's available for free below, along with the leftover yarn from our Unicorn Blanket Colour Pack.

You’ll also need a size 4.00 crochet hook, 2.5m of 1cm-wide ribbon and 10 x 10cm square of stiff card.

The pattern is super easy, and the tassels give it extra Unicorn style

Measurements:

Each pennant measures approximately 13.5cm/5¼in along each side.

Abbreviations:

Ch, chain; st, stitch; tr, treble; dc, double crochet; chsp, chain space; slst, slip st.

Note:

Instructions in square brackets are worked as stated after 2nd bracket.


Pennant:

Use shades in any order that you like, to complete your desired look.

1st round: With 4.00 hook and first shade, wind yarn round index finger of left hand to form a slip ring, insert hook into ring, yarn round hook and pull through, 3ch (counts as 1tr throughout), work 2tr in ring, 3ch, [3tr in ring, 3ch] twice, slst in top of 3ch and pull end tightly to close ring.

Fasten off.

2nd round: Join in second shade to any chsp, 3ch, work 2tr, 3ch and 3tr all in same place as join, 1tr in each of next 3tr, [work 3tr, 3ch and 3tr all in next chsp, 1tr in each of next 3tr] twice, slst in top of 3ch.

Fasten off.

3rd round: Join in third shade to any chsp, 3ch, work 2tr, 3ch and 3tr all in same place

as join, 1tr in each of next 9tr, [work 3tr, 3ch and 3tr all in next chsp, 1tr in each of next 9tr] twice, slst in top of 3ch.

Fasten off.

4th round: Join in fourth shade to any chsp, 3ch, work 2tr, 3ch and 3tr all in same place as join, 1tr in each of next 15tr, [work 3tr, 3ch and 3tr all in next chsp, 1tr in each of next 15tr] twice, slst in top of 3ch.

Fasten off.

Edging round: Join in fifth shade to any chsp, 1ch (does not count as a st), 3dc in same place as join, 1dc in each of next 21tr, [3dc in next chsp, 1dc in each of next 21tr] twice, slst in first dc.

Fasten off.

To make bunting

First make a tassel for each pennant in your chosen shades as follows: Wind yarn around center of card thirty times. With sharp scissors, cut yarn through all strands along one side edge of card. Lay strands flat and tie them together securely around middle, leaving ends of tie free to sew tassel to pennant. Fold strands in half.

To hold strands together, wrap a length of yarn around strands, 2.5cm down from fold and fasten off securely. Trim ends of tassel to desired length.

Pin out pennants flat and even. Spray each triangle with cold water and leave to dry.

Spray each tassel, straighten strands and hang to dry. When dry, sew a tassel to tip of each pennant.

Thread ribbon through corners at top edge of each pennant.

For a more colour coordinated look, why not try using the same shade for the border with alternating tassels!


One of our lovely customers, Wendy Stanbury, made this colourful version using Hayfield Bonus DK and Sirdar Snuggly DK. Keep scrolling for her shade choices!


Hayfield Bonus DK in Mint (956), Primrose (957), Powder Blue (960), Violet (669), Lilac (959), Pink (992)

Sirdar Snuggly DK in Coral (493)

If you love all these bright colours and you've enjoyed crocheting your bunting, check out our Unicorn Blanket Colour Pack, or find more bunting patterns here.


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