Granny Bunting tutorial

As requested by http://themeepingkoala.wordpress.com/ I am sharing my granny bunting pattern.

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I decided to do it as a tutorial.

As a general guide: I used Rico Essentials Cotton nominal DK [US 8ply] (but to my mind a little thinner) and a 4mm [US no. 6] hook to make bunting triangles about 4 inches (10cm) each side. But obviously you could use any yarn and an appropriate sized hook.

I started with a magic circle.

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Then made 3 chain (ch) as a starting treble [US dc].

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I will describe in full making the first treble [US dc]

Yarn round hook

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Hook through magic circle loop

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Pull a loop of yarn through to give three loops on hook.

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Then pick up a loop of yarn

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and pull through two loops nearest hook to give.

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Pull yarn through last two loops and you have a completed treble (tr) [US dc].

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Work another tr [US dc] into the loop and you get the first of your ‘granny’ three treble [US dcs] group.

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You then need to make 3 ch for the corner

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and another 3 trs [US dcs] into the loop.

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You have the first corner.

Then you work another 3 ch for your second corner

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followed by another 3 trs ([US dcs] into the loop.

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Then work 3 ch

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and draw the loose end tight to close the loop.

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You now work a slip stitch to close the round  by inserting the hook into the third of the starting three chains

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and pulling a loop of thread through the stitch and the loop on the hook.

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*****     *****    *****    *****    *****

If I was changing colour at this point I would join a new colour before the slip stitch thus:

I would tie in the new yarn (I show the knot loose so it is easier to see but I would in fact pull it tight.)

Then pull the new yarn through the stitch and loop on hook.

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To give –

166-20-slipstitchdone

*****     *****    *****    *****    *****

I have my own way of starting a new round for a granny square, circle or triangle which is the following.

I pull the loop out to make it larger

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Then I pull it through the corner from back to front.

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so it is the right size to start making stitches in the middle of the corner.

I then make the starting 3 ch tr [or US dc] equivalent.

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followed by 2 trs [US dcs].

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This completes half a corner. Between corners I use 1 ch to separate the groups of trs [US dcs].

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Now we work the next corner but making 3 trs [US dcs] into the corner on the previous round.

166-26-3tr

followed by 3 ch

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and a further 3 trs [US dcs] into the same corner gap.

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Now we work into the next corner in the same way making – 1ch, 3trs [US dcs], 3 ch, 3trs [US dcs].

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And we finish the last corner by working 1 ch followed by 3trs [US dcs] into the corner.

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then 3 ch.

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And joining with a slip stitch (sl st) as before.

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For the next round the corners are worked in the same way but in the 1 ch gap between corners we work 3trs [US dcs] separating the 3tr [US dc] groups by 1ch, but still using 3ch for the corners as before.

Giving

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This process can be continued as long as you wish depending on how big you want the bunting.

Each round has three corners with one extra 3 tr [US dc] group for the third row, two for the fourth, three for the fifth and so on………………

Here I show you a chart for the five rows that I used for mine.

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As in my previous post

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The triangles tend to be a little rounded so to make them more crisply triangular it is a good idea to pin then out and iron them. I used a little spray starch with mine as I was using a cotton yarn.

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I found the easiest way to join them into bunting was to take two strands of the cotton yarn and make a chain. After a few inches I slip stitched into the corner of a triangle then proceeded thus:

sl st into corner, 3ch, then repeated (sl st between groups, 3ch) until I reached the last corner when I did another sl st and then a few chain (5 I think) before slip stitching into the corner of the next triangle.

Ans so my bunting was complete.

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28 thoughts on “Granny Bunting tutorial

  1. I really love this bunting. I haven’t quite plucked up the courage to do a stall anywhere yet (I’m hoping to start at our church autumn fair) but I think this would be a fabulous way of decorating it – and using up yarn stash.

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