Sunday, 28 September 2014

The Europe Bunting !!!

I wrote a photo tutorial to follow in case you want to crochet a circle in a rectangle (here and here), because I needed some rectangles (with circles in the middle!) to prepare a bunting for the upcoming event in school, that is International Week!
Not just a colourful bunting, but one dedicated to Europe …. and I did it !!!
This morning I completed it …





I needed to embroider 12 stars (the real flag has 13 stars on it!) on each flag …. I have 16 flags, so I decided to work the simplest stars ever, just using some straight stitches, some yellow yarn and a yarn needle…. yesterday afternoon I completed this task ! ;oD

This morning ….




…. I started to join the flags : with the royal blue yarn and a 4mm hook, I crocheted 100 chains, then I picked my first flag and I continued to crochet into the top of the top stitches (using single crochets). At the end the flag (so for all the spaces between two adjacent flags) I crocheted 15 chains ….


…. and I completed the work, crocheting other 100 chains after the last flag ….



Because of the weight of the bunting (and to break the monotony of the blue), I decided to add an extra row of single crochets, using the same bright yellow, that worked beautifully for the stars before ….




…. Tobia had some fun in taking a couple of pictures of me while crocheting ….




…. then the camera was back again in my hands ….





…. and the bunting was made ….








I'm really happy about this bunting, that is effective ( and eye catching!), I think!!! ;oD
Tomorrow morning the school PTA will see it for the first time …. I just cross my fingers !!!!

xxxx Alessandra

Today links : Link your Stuff!Craft Schooling Sunday and Busy Fingers Showing Off !! #61 !!!!


38 comments:

  1. Wow Ale, I can imagine you are happy with your European bunting! It looks special and I like the yellow stitches that shapes the circles! Well done! :)

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  2. thank you Andre'e !!! The only thing that make me "upset" is that during the weekend we had a horrible weather, so the pics are not that good …. sigh!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

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  3. I think you nailed it with this one! The PTA will be stunned!
    Great job - you had lots to do but it is worth it

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  4. You are amazing, Ale! Such a great job....the whole thing looks stunning and I am sure the PTA will think so too.
    Helen xox

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  5. Hello Ales I know I'm repeating myself as I have just commented on your FB page but I must say this bunting is very effective and the school must surely be impressed with it!!

    keep well
    Amanda x

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  6. The flag of the European Community! Well done!

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  7. Hi Alessandra, The Eurovision symbol, what a great bunting, I am sure they will be happy at school tomorrow, no worries, byeeee Francien

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    1. thank you so much Francien!!! You were right : the PTA was really pleased with my work!!!!
      xxxxx Ale

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  8. Great job they will love it at school.
    Grtz,
    Chris

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  9. Oh, I love this. The combo of embroidery and crochet is so pretty!

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  10. Wow, you did great work, they will love it!!
    Greetings from Marijke

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  11. That's a lovely idea to embroider the stars on the square. Beautiful bunting:)

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  12. Brilliant Alessandra!!! You really are a clever lady. xx

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  13. It turned out so well Ale! I'm sure the school will love it too!
    Kate :}

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  14. It's wonderful, Ale! Well done! You must be pleased with it! :)
    Have a good week!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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    1. thank you Ingrid !!!!
      happy week to you, too, xxxxx Ale

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  15. Super, Ale!! Looks fantastic, great job. I'm sure they will love it at school! Have a good week :D
    Nata xxx

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  16. I think it looks great Ale - the school's PTA will love it I'm sure. :)

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    1. they were really pleased with it!!!!! ;oD
      thank you Debi, xxxxxx Ale

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  17. I think that de PTA will love it also. you made it with love and it's saying clearly EUROPE. Love Tinie

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  18. oooh! Ale! Your bunting looks fabulous!

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  19. It's brilliant, Alessandra!!! :-)
    Carly
    x

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  20. Well done!! The bunting looks fantastic.

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    1. glad you like it Gillian!!!!
      thank you, xxxx Ale

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  21. you are and remains a European woman, very very good idea this european flag line, they will find it very beautiful, I'm sure.
    X Chantal

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  23. Hallo Alexandra,

    thats very very cute. Great idee.

    greatings send you Conny

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  24. E' bellissimo Ale ! W l' Europa !

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  25. LOVE this! So clever!
    Visiting from my blog emeraldcottage.blogspot.co.uk
    Jillxo

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  26. ha ha and then they will know who they are dealing with!! genius indeed X

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