Looking around my house I've noticed that I seem to have a clear penchant for Things That Hang On Walls. Framed pictures, fairy lights, embroidery hoops, kiddy artwork, cuckoo clocks, woven wall hangings from around the world and Mardi Gras beads, to name just a few of the Things That Hang in the various rooms of my home. Add to that a love - shared and cultivated by all three of us here at BHL HQ - of a good tropical theme, and it was only going to be a matter of time before I ended up making a string of crochet pineapple bunting...! What's that I hear you yell? You desperately need some Club Tropicana bunting in your life too?? I thought so. Here's how I did it...
What you'll need:
- Worsted yarn in yellow and green - I used Spud & Chloe's sweater yarn from The Village Haberdashery, where, incidentally, I'll be teaching a crochet bunting workshop on Wednesday 25th June
- 5mm crochet hook
- A wall/window sill/somewhere to hang your bunting from
Crochet terminology abbreviations (UK):
ch - chain
dc - double crochet
htr - half treble crochet
tr - treble crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st(s) - stitch(es)
cont - continue
*NB: I will be using the crochet terminology abbreviations throughout, as it's really useful to become familiar with the crochet lingo, but I'll also try to explain the process as clearly as possible, and with LOTS of pictures!*
The Pineapple - round 1
Using your yellow yarn, ch 8.
1 dc in 2nd ch from hook.
1 htr in next ch.
1 tr in each of the following 5 ch sts, bringing you to the end of your ch.
Make 5 more tr in that end ch st (total 6 tr in last ch st).
1 tr in each of the next 4 sts.
1 htr in next st, 1 dc in next st, join at the top with a sl st.
The Pineapple - round 2
ch 1, dc in same st.
dc in next st, htr in next st, tr in following 5 sts.
Make 3 tr in next st...
...and 3 tr in each of the following 3 sts.
tr in following 5 sts, htr in next st, dc in next st, join at the top with a sl st.
Cut yarn and weave in tails.
Switch to your green yarn and join it into the top of your pineapple - there should be a little hole at the top where you last slip stitched in.
sl st in next ch from hook.
dc in next st.
htr in next, and all following sts.
htr back into the pineapple where you joined the green yarn to anchor the leaf.
sl st into the top of the pineapple.
Repeat from * for two more leaves.
Cut yarn and weave the tail through the back loops as shown below:
Now just make a bunch more and you'll be ready to string them up into bunting!
Make it hang
With your green yarn, ch 20.
join your chain with a sl st into the leaf loops at the back of your pineapple.
ch 20 again, and join to the next pineapple, and so on. Finish with a final ch 20.
And that's that - yet another piece of wall, draped and done.