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Bunting! Bunting! Bunting!

On Saturday the 5th of June we set up camp in Bath Central Library to knit and crochet bunting!

We chatted to a lot of crafters, former crafters, new crafters and even tempted staff to learn how to knit!

Scroll down to find the patterns and make some yourself!

Smiling young man knitting in staff uniform sat at one of two tables with piles of yarn, knitting needles and pieces of paper


The Patterns

5 crocheted or knitted bunting flags, in different sizes, in yellow, purples, blue and green

Knitting Patterns

Select your yarn weight…


Fingering/4 ply Weight Yarn 

Abbreviations: 
K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together to decrease number of stitches (Number in brackets) = number of stitches in the row 

Using 4mm needles, cast on 40 stitches 
Row 1: Knit across, turn (40) 
R2: Knit across, turn (40) 
R3: Knit across, turn (40) 
R4: Knit 1, K2Tog, Knit until 3 stitches left, K2Tog, Knit 1, turn (38)
For R5 – R72, repeat rows 1-4 seventeen times 
R73: Knit across, turn (4) 
R74: Knit across, turn (4) 
R75: Knit across, turn (4) R76: K2Tog, K2Tog, turn (2) 
R77: K2Tog, bind off 
Sew away ends


Double Knit Weight Yarn 

Abbreviations: 
K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together to decrease number of stitches (Number in brackets) = number of stitches in the row 

Using 4mm needles, cast on 30 stitches 
Row 1: Knit across, turn (30) 
R2: Knit across, turn (30) 
R3: Knit across, turn (30) 
R4: Knit 1, K2Tog, Knit until 3 stitches left, K2Tog, Knit 1, turn (28)
For R5 – R52, repeat rows 1-4 twelve times 
R53: Knit across, turn (4) 
R54: Knit across, turn (4) 
R55: Knit across, turn (4) 
R56: K2Tog, K2Tog, turn (2) 
R57: K2Tog, bind off 
Sew away ends


Aran Weight Yarn 

Abbreviations: 
K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together to decrease number of stitches (Number in brackets) = number of stitches in the row 

Using 6mm needles, cast on 20 stitches 
Row 1: Knit across, turn (20) 
R2: Knit across, turn (20) 
R3: Knit across, turn (20) 
R4: Knit 1, K2Tog, Knit until 3 stitches left, K2Tog, Knit 1, turn (18)
For R5 – R32, repeat rows 1-4 seven times 
R33: Knit across, turn (4) 
R34: Knit across, turn (4) 
R35: Knit across, turn (4) 
R36: K2Tog, K2Tog, turn (2)
R37: K2Tog, bind off 
Sew away ends


Crochet Patterns

All patterns are in UK Crochet Terms.

Select your yarn weight…


Fingering/4 ply Weight Yarn 

Abbreviations: 
Ch = Chain 
DC = ‘Double Crochet’ Stitch 
2DCTog = DC 2 stitches together to decrease number of stitches
(Number in brackets) = number of stitches in the row
The Ch1’s don’t count as a stitch! 

Using 3.5mm hook, Chain 29 
Row 1: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (28) 
R2: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (28) 
R3: Skip Ch1, 2DCTog, DC until last 2 stitches, 2DCTog, Ch1 (26)
For R4 – R36, repeat rows 1-3 eleven times 
R37: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (4) 
R38: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (4) 
R39: Skip Ch1, 2DCTog, 2DCTog, Ch1 (2) 
R40: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (2) 
R41: Skip Ch1, 2DCTog, Ch1, turn (1) 
R42: Skip Ch1, DC, bind off.
Sew in ends.


Double Knit Weight Yarn 

Abbreviations: 
Ch = Chain 
DC = ‘Double Crochet’ Stitch 
2DCTog = DC 2 stitches together to decrease number of stitches
(Number in brackets) = number of stitches in the row
The Ch1’s don’t count as a stitch! 

Using 4mm hook, Chain 25 
Row 1: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (24) 
R2: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (24) 
R3: Skip Ch1, 2DCTog, DC until last 2 stitches, 2DCTog, Ch1 (22)
For R4 – R30, repeat rows 1-3 nine times 
R31: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (4) 
R32: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (4) 
R33: Skip Ch1, 2DCTog, 2DCTog, Ch1 (2) 
R34: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (2) 
R35: Skip Ch1, 2DCTog, Ch1, turn (1) 
R36: Skip Ch1, DC, bind off.
Sew in ends.


Chunky/Aran Weight Yarn 

Abbreviations: 
Ch = Chain 
DC = ‘Double Crochet’ Stitch 
2DCTog = DC 2 stitches together to decrease number of stitches
(Number in brackets) = number of stitches in the row
The Ch1’s don’t count as a stitch! 

Using 5mm hook, Chain 19 
Row 1: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (18) 
R2: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (18) 
R3: Skip Ch1, 2DCTog, DC until last 2 stitches, 2DCTog, Ch1 (16)
For R4 – R21, repeat rows 1-3 six times 
R22: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (4) 
R23: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (4) 
R24: Skip Ch1, 2DCTog, 2DCTog, Ch1 (2) 
R25: Skip Ch1, DC across, Ch1, turn (2) 
R26: Skip Ch1, 2DCTog, Ch1, turn (1) 
R27: Skip Ch1, DC, bind off.
Sew in ends.


Future Projects

We’re planning to get involved in community projects and also make decorations for our Libraries, so watch this space!

We want everyone to get involved, even those who can’t come along to the group, so keep an eye out for calls for donations and email Library_Events@bathnes.gov.uk if you have an idea or project!



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