In between painting playhouses and applying sun cream, I have been having a lot of fun lately making this little pile of crocheted triangles. They are a delightful project; quick to make, easy (just a granny square pattern minus the fourth side), lots of colour changes to stop you getting bored and a good way to use up yarn ends. And ultimately they will end up as part of a huge bunting display at Yarndale.
Both the pattern and the whole bunting idea come from Lucy's wonderful blog Attic 24. Do you know it? Of course you do, everyone does! It's been a favourite of mine for some years now and I've enjoyed Lucy's posts so much and been grateful for her excellent, clear tutorials on more than one occasion. In fact, Lucy's generosity in sharing her crochet patterns and knowledge for nothing is part of what makes Attic 24 so special. So when she asked here for people to use up their yarn ends and get to work making bunting for a fun cause, I thought yes, I want to contribute to that. Partly to say thank you for the free tutorials and partly because I love it when crafty types come together on something. Oh, and I'm going to Yarndale too so I'll get to see it all!
There is some important information about the bunting (including FAQs like size, type of yarn) on Lucy's blog here and her tutorial is here.
I used up the last of the squeaky acrylic from Mr Snake here. Actually, that kind of cheap yarn is great for this sort of project. It doesn't matter how soft it feels or how well it washes. The colours are a little bright for my taste but will look great hung up with hundreds of other triangles. I hung the bunting from the shelf in Bella's bedroom just to take a photo - I'll be packing it in a jiffy bag and posting it soon.* Lucy requested that the bunting not be joined as that will be done by others at a later date, so I used these teeny tiny little pegs I bought in Hobbycraft once to attach them to a length of yarn.
Lots of people have commented on them and admired them (the appeal of bunting is enormous it seems!) and I am making some as a "new home" present for my friend over the summer. I'll make some more for our home too at some point. I'd quite like to try it in black, grey and white with maybe a neon pink centre - something modern and bright.
In the meantime, I'll leave you with this photo to demonstrate, once again, the power of blocking:
* Does anyone know if the address to post the bunting to is up on Lucy's blog yet? I can't see it, but that could well be me.