ODDknit - Free Knitting Patterns - Baby Bunting
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Baby Bunting (F3)

some sections of baby bunting

Miniature bunting is a great decoration for any occasion. Go wild with colours, wear as a summer scarf or even use as, well, bunting. It's easy to make grown-up size bunting as well, just increase the number of repeats used for each flag.

A printable version of this pattern is available.

You will need:

  • yarn leftovers (double knit)
  • pair of 3mm knitting needles
  • tapestry needle
  • scissors
  • optional crochet hook

Pattern:

(A list of abbreviations is available.)

Flag

Cast on 3 stitches in your chosen flag colour.

  1. Row 1: k – (3)
  2. Row 2: p1, k1, p1 (3)
  1. Row 3: kfb, k to last 2sts, kfb, k1 (5)
  2. Row 4: p1, k to last st, p1 (5)
  3. Row 5: k – (5)
  4. Row 6: p1, k to last st, p1 (5)

Repeat rows 3 to 6 four more times, or until there are 13sts.

Cut the coloured yarn, move onto the string section of the pattern.

Diagram showing the knitted flag.

String

  • Either tie a single slip knot with your chosen yarn or find the loose stitch from the last time you worked this section of the pattern. Place on the right hand needle.
Diagram showing the position of the knitting on the needles.
  • Using the yarn from the right hand needle, knit the first stitch from the flag on the left.
  • There should now be two stitches on the right hand needle. Pass the further stitch over the top of the nearer stitch and off the needle.
Diagram showing the two stitches on the right hand needle.
  • Repeat the previous two bullet points until you have cast off across the top of the flag and there remains a single, string coloured, stitch on the right hand needle.
  • Work 5cm single stitch finger knitting on this loop (single chain crochet can be used if you prefer).
  • Do not cast off. Leave the final stitch loose for next time you work the string pattern.
Diagram showing the result of working the flag and string sections once.
  • Begin the flag section of the pattern again.

Making Up:

Work alternating flag and string sections of the pattern until the bunting is of the desired length then cast off the remaining loop by passing the yarn through completely and pulling tight.

Lose the loose ends of yarn by sewing them into the backs of matching coloured flags.

Notes:

Needle/Yarn Size

As with most ODDknit patterns the yarn and needle sizes in the "you will need" section are just a guide. Feel free to improvise with whatever needles and yarn you have lying around - that's half the fun!