I always have the best ideas when inspired to create a special gift. This time it happened to be for my new niece. I had made her a quilt and wanted a little something extra to go with it.
It took me a while to think of something, but then a banner idea popped into my mind. After that the whole crocheting a banner came to be. I have been seeing people create large banners with this type of shape lately so I figured it would translate well with crocheting. (adoption printable in pic below is from here)
- Yarn (I used the Lily Sugar n’ Cream brand)
- Crochet hook (I used size H)
- Yarn needle
- String or Yarn to hang them on
Ch. 13 [pic 1]
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc across. (12sc) [pic 2]
Row 2: Ch. 1, turn. Sc across. (12 sc)
Row 3-10: Repeat row 2. [pic 3]
Row 11: Ch. 1, turn. Sc in next 6 stitches. (6 sc) [pic 4]
Row 12: Ch. 1, turn. Decrease in first two stitches. Sc in next 4 stitches. (4 sc)
[pic 5 – 8 illustrate a decrease stitch. 5- pull yarn through first stitch 6- pull yarn through second stitch 7- loop yarn over hook 8- pull top loop through the other 3 loops on the hook]
Row 13: Ch. 1, turn. Sc in next 3 stitches. Decrease in next two. (3 sc) [pic 9]
Row 14: Ch. 1, turn. Decrease in first two stitches. Sc in next 2 stitches. (2 sc) [pic 10]
Row 15: Ch. 1, turn. Sc in next stitch. Decrease in next two stitches. (1 sc) [pic 11]
Row 16: Ch. 1, turn. Decrease in the two stitches. [pic 12]
[pic 13] Finish tip off with a sl st and fasten off leaving a 6 inch tail for sewing.
You will now repeat rows 11- 16 for the other side. Start with it right side up and by pulling yarn through the outer loop [pic 14].
Then make the very first sc in that same stitch [pic 15]. Continue to sc across that first row. (6 sc) [pic 16]
Once at the end of the second tip [pic 17], sc around the edges by beginning towards the middle of the two points.
Tip: You will want to do 2 sc in the edges at the bottom points and 3 sc in the top corners to make for nice smooth corners.
Once the edging is done, fasten off and leave a 6 inch tail for sewing. [pic 18]
Sew in all the yarn tails with yarn needle and trim any ends. Make sure to weave the tails in the back of the banner.
The final measurements on mine were roughly 4.75″ wide and 5.5″ at the longest point.
To create a more pointed tip, simply wet the bottom ends and shapen into a point. Try to keep the outer edges straight. [pic 19]
Finish up by threading your yarn needle with some type of string or yarn. Go through the top backs of each bunting piece.
And there you have it! Enjoy.