Summer Bunting

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This weekend I decided to crochet something in honour of the Royal Wedding…

I managed to pick up a Crochet Blocks book by Agnieszka Strycharska from ‘The Works’ in Norwich, for the absolute bargain price of £4. There are 60 motifs and 15 additional projects; such great value!

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I started with motif number 38 and used a red, white and blue Duru branded variegated chunky yarn which I bought from Lolly’s Lil Wool Shack. This was instead of the plain cotton suggested in the book. I used hook size 4.5mm as recommended on the yarn label.

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This is the first time that I have worked out how to follow a written pattern and chart from a book and so I am really pleased that I was able to do it! The motif worked up really quickly. Each triangle took about five minutes to create. I love the way that each one is unique and that the colours really pop.

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I made eight triangles in total and the finished size of each triangle is about 17cm across. I washed each one and pinned them to foam blocking mats so that they keep their shape.

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To join the triangles together I used the same Duru Export chunky yarn. First I made a chain of 30 then I slip stitched along the top edge of each triangle, with chain of 10 between each. I then made a chain of 30 to finish up.

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The weekend was super sunny in Norwich and we made good use of the bunting straight away to set up a cosy spot in the garden with a refreshing glass of summer punch.

I am really happy with the finished piece and look forward to using the bunting much more over the summer to brighten up the garden space.

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