Whew! I made it! I got another project done just in time for FO Friday!
Here it is...a sweet, crochet bunting...
I made it for my daughter to decorate the bathroom or bedroom of her condo.
The leftover bits of yarn and stash yarn I had worked perfectly.
Look how great it matches her shower curtain...
I love the shape and design of the panels. They're so cute!
The "Half Lotus Bunting" pattern is free on Ravelry. I found the pattern directions challenging but finally got it worked out. I took notes on my Ravelry project page as I worked it out so I'd have an easier time with the next ones. Now, the bunting panels are easy and quick.
I noticed that other people have had some trouble figuring out the pattern too. I'd like to try to make a chart to post in my notes. I find them so much clearer and easier to understand. I'm sure I'll find it helpful with future buntings that I make and maybe others will find it helpful too.
I used a size "H" crochet hook to make mine.
For the chain, I started with 80 stitches, single crocheted each panel on, made three chain stitches between each panel, made 82 more chain stitches, turned (making sure I would be stitching across the top and back), made a single crochet in the third chain from the hook and all the way across. I fastened off the end, tied a knot with the beginning and ending yarn and used a yarn needle to hide the ends. To finish it off, I laid it on the ironing board, adjusted the panels and steamed them (from the back). They lay and hang much nicer after that.
This project is so cute and fun! In fact, I have another bunting made in Autumn colors. But, I'm thinking about adding some cute embellishments to it. So, I'll be posting it later.
Yay! More de-stashing and another FO! And, how great to find a use for leftover bits!