It officially feels like summertime around here, which means throwing on mini-dresses and rompers, going to lots of concerts and, of course, crafting in the air conditioning. This week, I made a mini-crochet bunting garland in a watermelon color pallet that pays homage to one of our favorite warm weather treats. It’s really simple: all you need is some basic crochet knowledge (chain, slip stitch, decrease, single crochet), yarn, needles, and thread. Check out the how-to after the jump, and dress up your walls and cakes with these petite garlands.
Yarn / Scissor / Crochet Thread / Size 1 Crochet Hook
Making the flags:
Using a size 1 crochet hook and yarn, chain 6, turn and single crochet along the first and second rows. On your third row begin decreasing, so that you will finish the row with 5 stitches. Decreasing the stitches gives that triangular shape you want for the flags. Continue to decrease with rows four, five and six until you have one stitch left. In your seventh row single crochet that last stitch, fasten off and weave in your ends. Each flag should measure a little bit over an inch long.
For the crochet ribbon:
Using a size 1 hook and crochet thread, chain 8, slip stitch to the first stitch to form a ring. Chain 74, and slip stitch into the 8th stitch from the hook to form the end ring; fasten off.
Assembling the garland:
Thread your crochet ribbon through a thick needle. Pierce your first flag in the middle making a tiny stitch onto the ribbon, and repeat with the next five flags. Straighten everything out, and you’re all set!