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Make it ! Mini bunting !!!


I was thinking about a friend of mine who will celebrate her birthday tomorrow and she (with her family!) is invited to lunch at our home….. I was thinking something crafty would be nice, something like a cake topper for my handmade tiramisu' (have a look even here !)….

…. so in few hours, with a tiny hook (2,5mmm) and some colourful acrylic I crocheted this little cheerful bunting…



…. more details ….



…. If you like (and dare, too!!!) you can transform this bunting into a bold necklace ….




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WHAT DID I DO ?

I've selected 6 different colours from my yarn stash and, as said before, a 2,5mm hook.
Beside me, there were even a pair of scissors and yarn needle, to trim in the ends.

The "triangle" motif origins from what I followed in a previous project (make it ! IPad sleeve), so I crocheted each disc/mini hexagon as follows (US crochet terms) :

first round : make a slip knot on the hook
                    chain 6 and slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring
                    chain 3 and make a double crochet (DC), chain 1
                    (2 DCs, chain 1) and repeat this other 4 times (total : 5 times)
                     slip stitch in the top of the first "chain 3"
                    fasten off and cut yarn

second round : join a new colour in any of the chain-1 space
                        chain 2, make 1 DC, chain 2
                        in next chain-1 space : 2 DCs, chain 1, 2 Dcs, chain 2 (total : 5 times)
                        so you are back to the first chain-1 space, where you crochet : 2 DCs, chain 1
                        slip stitch in the top of the first DC made
                        fasten off and cut yarn

Remember to look here and here ! ;oD

I've joined the little discs together using the join as you go method!

Supposing you would like to have a mini bunting as a final result ( note that the "triangles" could be perfect even as coasters!), you need a chain to hang it anywhere, right?

Choose another colour and the right hook ( still 2,5mm for me), make a slip knot and chain 20 ( i think this is the right length for my cake topper! Feel free to chain less or more!).
Starting from the first "triangle" (the one that will be on the right of your bunting, while facing you), make 1 single crochet (SC) in the chain-1 space at the top of your first disc, chain 8, 1 SC in the chain-1 space at the top of the 2nd disc, chain 8, 1 SC at the top of the chain-1 space of the 3rd disc, chain 12 (between this first triangle and the second/middle one) …

first triangle

Repeat the previous pattern (1 SC, chain 8, 1 SC, chain 8, 1 SC, chain 12) even for the 2nd triangle ….

second triangle

Even for the last triangle you repeat : 1 SC, chain 8, 1 SC, chain 8, 1  SC, but this time you chain 20, as for the beginning …

third triangle

fasten off and cut the exceeding yarn !

Are you happy with the result of your work ????

Well, I'm and I hope my friend will too ….





…. Now I need to prepare the tiramisu' !!!!!! ;oD

P.S. : this could be easily transformed in a Fall bunting, choosing the right colours for a bunch of grapes !!! Don't you think so, too??

xxxx Alessandra

Today I join : Link your Stuff ! and Craft Schooling Sunday !!!! see you there, too!!!


Comments

  1. I'm sure your friend will love it because it is unique, thoughtful and from you ...
    M x

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  2. I love it Ale - it's a great little gift to help celebrate your friend's birthday. Have a great day. :)

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    1. My friend loves handmade gifts, so ….. !!!!!!
      xxxxxxxx Ale

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  3. It looks fantastic and she is going to love it! Ingenious indeed :)

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  4. Nice present, very sweet!! You're friend surely will be happy :-)

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  5. ♥ oo, super! Love this! Hugs, my friend!

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  6. Oh how lovely! Hope your friend enjoyed your gift. I did! :)

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  7. Wow Ale, I'll love your work! Happy Birthday to your friend it' s a very nice gift you made. X Chantal

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    1. I'll pass the birthday wishes to my friend!!! Thank you!!!!
      xxxxxxx ale

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  8. Love buntings! Great job!
    Kate :}

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  9. Oh what a lovely gift....your colour combination is smashing! S xo

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  10. Love this bunting idea, a nice spin on something that's done over and over again! :) x

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  11. This is so pretty and such a lovely idea Ale. If you have time I would love to see it displayed above the tiramisu. Wishing your friend a very happy birthday and to you all a lovely day and time together :-)
    Tracey xx

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  12. so cute♥♥♥♥ love this idea
    xxxo, martina

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  13. How cute! Such a sweet idea for your friend! Love how you made the bunting :)
    Helen xox

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  14. Great idea, amd i especailly love the rhubarb and custard colour combo!

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  15. Deliziosa ghirlandina!:-)Buon fine settimana,Ale!

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  16. Not sure I'd dare to wear it, but it is stunning :)

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  17. How pretty Ale!....I'm sure your friend will be thrilled.....best wishes for a wonderful birthday too!
    Susan x

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  18. So cute Alessandra! Your friend will love it I'm sure :)
    Alison x

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  19. Che carino Ale ! Molto molto originale ; )
    Un bacione
    Maddalena
    PS : è piaciuto il tiramisù ?!

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  20. Love the buntings great colours.

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  21. Your creations look always very cheerful! It is a very nice gift for your friend!
    Happy weekend Ale!

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    1. thank you Andree'!!!!! My friend was very happy ! ;oD
      enjoy the weekend,
      xxxxx Ale

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  22. So lovely and cute bunting!!:)

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  23. Your bunting is fantastic -I have never seen any like this, Thank you so much for the pattern

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  24. Great idea to use little stars to create the bunting! Love it!

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  25. I think your bunting is adorable Ale - I love it x

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  26. Alessandra these are just too cute for words, I love them. I am getting back into my crochet at the moment so am saving your wonderful pattern for a future project. Thank you so much, it is always such a pleasure to call over to see you Alessandra and I hope you have a fabulous weekend. Sending you lots of hugs and loves
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  27. Dorothy you are my vitamin c !!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

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  28. Well done, Ale!
    Was your friend happy with them?

    In fact, the flowers look a lot like mine, don't they?

    Have a look:
    http://homeiswherethedachshundis.blogspot.be/2014/03/blijheid-opwekkend.html

    Mine are also made with a 2,5 hook. The only difference is that yours are round. I must remember that.

    Lovely sunday to you,

    Brigitte

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    1. Your flowers are much more happier than mine!!!!! ;oD
      As written, I followed the pattern of the african flower by Yvonne, so maybe this is the reason of the roundness!!! ;oD
      xxxxxxx Ale

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  29. Love it! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  30. so cute, I'm sure she loved them, Heather x

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