Our resident knitting group Nimble Fingers have started making knitted and crocheted chains from unwanted green wool, and we’d love you to be involved! Make use of your green leftovers and create a part of the chain, whether it’s one link or many, they will be attached together to form a long chain of bunting.
Each link should roughly measure 23cm long and 6.5 cm wide, be a shade of green and must be dropped off or posted to the Box Office by Fri 03 February.
See full instructions below.
Crochet stitches used:
• ch (chain) - Yarn over and pull through loop on the hook. Creates a chain.
• dc - (double crochet)
• sl st (slip stitch) - This is used to join new yarn. Usually at the start of a round. Insert hook into where you are going to slip and yarn over then pull the loop back through the stitch (or chain space) and pull the loop through the loop on your hook.
• st - stitch
• sp - space
• tr (treble) - Yarn over. Insert hook through stitch, yarn over and pull the loop back through the stitch. You will have 3 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook. Yarn over again and pull through the remaining 2 loops.
Crochet chain bunting instructions:
Using a 4mm hook and 100g of any dk yarn (100g of yarn will make a chain of 10 links)
Step 1: ch11, and work 1dc into 2nd ch from hook, then work 1dc into each st to end (10sts), turn.
Step 2: ch3, work 1 tr into same st, (miss 2sts, work 3trs into next st) twice, you will now have 3sts remaining, work 2trs into last st, turn.
Step 3: ch3, work 3trs into first sp between 3tr clusters, then work 3trs into each sp along, end the row with 1tr into top of last st, turn.
Step 4: ch3, 1tr into same st, 3trs into each sp between 3tr clusters, 2trs into last sp, turn. Repeat rows 3 and 4, 8 more times
(20 rows in total).
Knitted chain bunting instructions:
Using 4mm needles and 100g of any dk yarn (100g of yarn will make a chain of 10 links)
Step 1: Cast on 12 sts.
Step 2: Knit every row until your work measures 23cms long. Approximately 75 rows. Cast off.
Connecting the links to make the chain bunting: (knitted or crocheted)
Step 1: Fold over the two ends of one knitted or crocheted strip and sew the two short ends together to make a chain. Do this for the first one ONLY.
Step 2: Thread the next strip through the initial chain and sew the two short ends together.
Step 3: Repeat this process for the other links.