Lil Miss P came into the world 3 weeks ago and prior to her arrival I crocheted and quilted up a storm.
I had all sorts of projects I wanted to do for her, and I managed to get most of them finished, except for this bunting that I found the pattern for at www.mooglyblog.com and had started just before I went into hospital.
The great thing is that, after we got home from the hospital, this project was actually quite a good one to carry on with in the tiny, few stolen moments when my newborn babe didn’t need me and I was resting on the couch recovering from my c-section.
Each flag only takes a very short time to complete, and the letters are even quicker.
The flags also didn’t require too much thinking in terms of counting or changes in stitch type as they are just the same stitch (double crochet) back and forward with the only variation being 2 x double crochet in the first and last stitch of each row.
The letters took a bit more concentration as I’d never attempted to make letters before, but were so quick and simple to do that it still wasn’t a big deal.
The perfect project for a sleep deprived, brain addled mama.
After the bunting was all finished I got hubby to hang it in Lil Miss P’s room. He’s stretched it a little taut for my liking, but it still looks great.
A nice, handmade touch letting our little girl know she is SOOOOOO loved.
Of course with the crochet alphabet you can say anything you like.
You can stitch up as many bunting flags as you need, in any size you want them, and spell out your kids names, Happy Birthday, Congratulations, anything, and because this bunting isn’t a flimsy paper number you can keep it and reuse it over and over again and or pass it on as a keepsake or gift to whoever you made it for.
And I think it’s a great reminder that crochet isn’t all about granny squares and blankets (like I thought it would be when I started).
I never would have thought of crochet bunting but I’m so glad I found the pattern and the finished product looks fun and funky.
So, if you want to make your own personalised bunting, head on over to the pattern at www.mogglyblog.com and get started.