Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Crochet bunting...guerilla style!

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Recently, my multi-talented friend Stassia emailed me with a very interesting proposition. She'd been commissioned by the city council cultural events team to put together a group of guerilla knitters and crocheters to yarn-bomb the city centre as part of a special sensory festival at the end of September! I've bee thinking about putting a yarn bombing group together for a while, but couldn't decide if I had the time, or what the aim might be. So a brand-new group to simply join was perfect! We'll be installing some knitted and crocheted pieces throughout September, including miles of purple bunting, so Stassia asked me to create an exclusive yarn bombing bunting pattern...and here it is! If you'd like to get involved with the project, visit our Facebook page here. Help knit or crochet patches or bunting triangles to celebrate the city being awarded the purple flag award. With chelmsford's colour now officially purple, the only stipulation is that our contributions are purple! If you want to get involved with yarn bombing, here's a little pattern to start you off. Why not gather local yarnsters and put together a beautiful piece of fabric graffiti in your city?

Bunting triangles
Pattern notes:
This pattern is worked in half treble crochet, working the stitches into top two loops of the stitch of the row below. The Triangle measures 15cm across the top. Use DK yarn and 4mm hook, adjusting the foundation chain for larger hook or heavier yarn. Foundation chain should be an odd number of stitches to achieve this same shape.

Htr= half treble crochet (yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull back through- 3 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.)
Ch = chain
Htr2tog = half treble two together (yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops, two loops remaining on hook, yarn over, insert hook into NEXT stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over,  pull through remaining loops on hook)

Chain 35 to begin.

Row 1: 1 htr in 3rd ch from hook. Work one htr into each st to end. Turn.

Row 2: 2ch, miss 1, 1 htr into each htr to last two stitches. Htr2tog into last 2 sts. Turn.

Row 3: 2ch, 1 htr into each st to end, turn.

Repeat rows 2-3 until 5 sts remain.

Next row: 2ch, htr2tog, 1htr, htr2tog, turn.

Next row: 2ch, htr3tog. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Happy Hooking everyone!


  1. I love guerilla knitting. I have some friends who do that in Bremen-Germany and it makes the world just a more friendly and quirky place! :)

  2. I want to yarn bomb something too!!!
    Good luck to you will see what purple I have around....not too hot on that colour these days.
    bestest daisy...x
    Ps Out of politeness I should tell you i have linked to your 'crochet essentials' post and posted one of my own too...all inspired by you and emma at lululoves...hope that ok?

  3. How wonderful, thanks Daisy! I'm really looking forward to seeing the high street transformed, at the moment it could look like any other high street in the country...


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