Here are my two buddies from work doing their best TA-DAH pose as I had to have some help as it's so mashosive!
Oh my, oh my, oh, my! I have really, really, really, loved making every single bit of this project.
From choosing the most delightful birthdayish colours.
To whipping up into a hooking frenzy over the bank holiday weekend and watch the flag pile grow,
I even enjoyed sewing the ends in while my sister in law came over one night to keep me company!
I also felt soooooooooooo much satisfaction joining them all together! It was the cherry on the cake for me!
Of course, it is extremely versatile. You could get making some Christmas one, maybe some for a child with their name on it? Or even your own birthday bunting. I made this one for the future. I wanted a little family tradition. Every birthday I want to get this out and hang it up. In fact I may start next week for my Mum's birthday. I know she'll love it!
Do you fancy making some?
Here is the pattern - enjoy :)
My flags were about 20 cm long which made a very large string of bunting when spelling out H-A-P-P-Y-B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y but you could make yours whatever size you wanted, just adjust the chain at the start.
This pattern is in UK and I used a 4mm hook. (for all you USA readers check out my conversion chart at the end of this post; here).
For the flags
Row 1 - Make 1 dc in the 2nd stitch from the hook and dc all the way along until the last stitch.
Row 2 - ch 1 then make 1 dc in the 2nd stitch from the hook and dc all the way along until the last stitch.
Repeat until there is only 2 stitches left, then dc these two together and fasten off.
Make as many flags as you need.
Then sew in the ends! You'll thank me for that little nudge!
Row 1 - 20 ch, then dc all the way along your lovely flags and then ch 21 at the end.
Row 2 - Make 1 dc in the 2nd stitch from the hook and then dc all the way back again and fasten off.
Row 3 - Change colour, Make one dc in the 2nd stitch from the hook and dc right the way along your lovely string of bunting once more! Fasten off when you reach the end and breath a satisfied breath!
Go crazy - I don't need to tell you that.
For mine I grabbed a bargain pack of felt alphabet letters, bugs and buttons from The Works (you can order online here).
I patiently threaded all the letter and felt bugs on.
Don't you just love the bugs! A lovely Green Caterpillar
A Bright red ladybird with sequin spots.
And a lovely plump bumble bee with lovely sparkly wings!
I then threaded all the buttons with yellow wool and added them to hide the joining section between each flag.
And here are some more Ta-Dah pictures on my living room floor.
It was so long I couldn't get it all in the frame!
Thank you for reading, I have really enjoyed sharing it with you.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Kate xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx