Happy St. George’s Day! Why not celebrate with this ‘very British’ bunting? It’s perfect as a party decoration or to display in your home. And it’s not just for one day of the year – this basic knitted bunting pattern can be adapted for any occasion.
- 4mm (US size 6) knitting needles
- 1 x 50g ball blue yarn
(We used Patons Diploma Gold DK Royal (06170))
- 1 x 50g ball red yarn
(We used Stylecraft Special DK Lipstick)
- 1 x 50g ball white yarn
(We used Stylecraft Special DK White)
- Satin ribbon (1.5cm/?in wide)
Here’s how to make the St. George’s Day bunting…
Make as many bunting flags as you require following the pattern below and making an equal number from each colour yarn.
Make a slip knot and place on LH needle.
Row 1: (RS) Increase by knitting into the front and back (kf&b) of slip knot. (2sts)
Row 2: Sl1, kf&b. (3sts)
Row 3: Sl1, kf&b, k1. (4sts)
Row 4: Sl1, kf&b, k2. (5sts)
Row 5: Sl1, kf&b, knit to end. (6sts) Repeat row 5 until 12sts on needle.
Knit 2 rows.
Rows 14–15: As row 5.
Rows 16–17: Sl1, knit to end.
Repeat last 4 rows until 33sts on needle.
Knit 3 rows.
Row 37: K3 (cast off 3, k4) to end.
Row 38: K2 (inc in next st, yarn over, inc in next st, k3) repeat to end.
Knit 3 rows.
Lay out the bunting flags in a row. Stitch the top 1cm (?in) of the outside edges of the flags together to form a continuous length. Thread ribbon through the buttonholes, leaving approximately 30cm (12in) at each end for hanging.
This project has been excerpted from 101 Ways to Stitch Craft Create.