Totally Trendy Crochet Bunting (Part 2)

Bunting2 frontLast week I showed you the crochet bunting I whipped up for Mario and my engagement party (although I plan to use it for many more things in future!). Today, I wanted to show you how I finished off the bunting with crochet letters!

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I wanted to spell out our names along the bunting, but never having made crochet letters before, I wasn’t sure if it would be beyond my skill level. Luckily, I found an awesome (and free) set of instructions for the whole alphabet over at Moogly.

I couldn’t find any free instructions for an ampersand however. Rather than paying for one, I thought I would have a go on my own. It turned out pretty well I think – this is the first ever pattern that I’ve written, so I feel pretty proud. :)

I’ve put the instructions below – enjoy!

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Ampersand Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations: Ch (Chain), dc (double crochet), hdc (half double crochet), sc (single crochet).

Cast on and chain 3.

Row 1: Ch 2, dc, hdc, sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc, hdc, dc, turn.

Row 3: Chain 2, dc, hdc, sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc, hdc, dc, turn. Last 4 rows form ‘turning sequence #1‘.

Row 5-8: Ch 1, sc in all three stitches, turn.

Row 9-12: Repeat turning sequence #1.

Row 13-16: Ch 1, sc in all three stitches, turn.

Row 17-20: Repeat turning sequence #1.

Row 21-22: Ch 1, sc in all three stitches, turn.

Row 23: Repeat row 2.

Row 24: Repeat row 1.

Row 25: Repeat row 2.

Row 26: Repeat row 1. Last 4 rows form ‘turning sequence #2‘.

Row 27: Ch 1, sc in all three stitches, turn.

Row 28-31: Repeat turning sequence #1.

Row 32: Ch 1, sc in all three stitches, turn.

Row 33-36: Repeat turning sequence #2.

Row 37: Repeat row 2.

Row 28: Repeat row 1.

Row 39-50: Ch 1, sc in all three stitches, turn.

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PS – I hope the instructions are all correct, I was writing as I went. If you pick up any errors, please let me know. :)

3 thoughts on “Totally Trendy Crochet Bunting (Part 2)

  1. Jacinta says:

    Beautiful! Both your names have a lot of ‘A’ in it so you must be great at those by now. Fabulous end look. Loved the colour scheme. Now, how many flags will I need for Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas?

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