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Monday, 25 June 2012

Birthday Bunting Ta-Dah!

So as promised here is my first Ta-Dah of the week!

Here are my two buddies from work doing their best TA-DAH pose as I had to have some help as it's so mashosive!

Oh my, oh my, oh, my! I have really, really, really, loved making every single bit of this project.

From choosing the most delightful birthdayish colours.

To whipping up into a hooking frenzy over the bank holiday weekend and watch the flag pile grow,

And grow!

I even enjoyed sewing the ends in while my sister in law came over one night to keep me company!

I also felt soooooooooooo much satisfaction joining them all together! It was the cherry on the cake for me!

Of course, it is extremely versatile. You could get making some Christmas one, maybe some for a child with their name on it? Or even your own birthday bunting. I made this one for the future. I wanted a little family tradition. Every birthday I want to get this out and hang it up. In fact I may start next week for my Mum's birthday. I know she'll love it!

Do you fancy making some?

Here is the pattern  - enjoy :)


My flags were about 20 cm long which made a very large string of bunting when spelling out H-A-P-P-Y-B-I-R-T-H-D-A-Y but you could make yours whatever size you wanted, just adjust the chain at the start.

This pattern is in UK and I used a 4mm hook. (for all you USA readers check out my conversion chart at the end of this post; here).

For the flags

Ch 20

Row 1 - Make 1 dc in the 2nd stitch from the hook and dc all the way along until the last stitch.

Row 2 - ch 1 then make 1 dc in the 2nd stitch from the hook and dc all the way along until the last stitch.

Repeat until there is only 2 stitches left, then dc these two together and fasten off.

Make as many flags as you need.

Then sew in the ends! You'll thank me for that little nudge!

Top Edging

Row 1 - 20 ch, then dc all the way along your lovely flags and then ch 21 at the end.

Row 2 - Make 1 dc in the 2nd stitch from the hook and then dc all the way back again and fasten off.

Row 3 - Change colour, Make one dc in the 2nd stitch from the hook and dc right the way along your lovely string of bunting once more! Fasten off when you reach the end and breath a satisfied breath!


Go crazy - I don't need to tell you that.

For mine I grabbed a bargain pack of felt alphabet letters, bugs and buttons from The Works (you can order online here).

I patiently threaded all the letter and felt bugs on.

Don't you just love the bugs! A lovely Green Caterpillar

A Bright red ladybird with sequin spots.

And a lovely plump bumble bee with lovely sparkly wings!

I then threaded all the buttons with yellow wool and added them to hide the joining section between each flag.

And here are some more Ta-Dah pictures on my living room floor.

It was so long I couldn't get it all in the frame!

 Thank you for reading, I have really enjoyed sharing it with you.

 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Kate xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  1. Ooh it's fabulous Kate! Might just have to give that a little go :)
    Victoria xx

  2. WOW!!! Kate, what a great post!!! I have never made any sort of bunting and have read others' posts about how they made theirs, but yours is my favorite! We tend to fling up paper streamers for celebrations from time to time, but I love the idea of making bunting that can be reused and treasured as a family tradition. Your color choices and decorations are so right! And your directions are wonderful, including the prompt to weave in the ends as you go along :) You have a generous joyous heart! Thanks for taking the time to share... so far this is a very strong contender for me to record as my reason to be cheerful on Monday, June 25, 2012 :)
    Gracie <3

  3. It's brilliant, I love the lil caterpillar too :)

  4. Hi, Kate! I especially enjoyed the little bugs, and adore the sparkly bee wings. :D
    I love my sister, too! (Reading down your blog line.) So I was given a warm fuzzy reading how you love yours.
    I will be returning often to read your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Kate, your birthday bunting is fab and I know exactly what you mean about birthdayish colours and these are they! What a lovely project to make and to use time and again. Enjoy!

  6. Hi Kate!
    How wonderful your bunting is! Really amazing. You did a tremendous job.
    Thank you for sharing the pattern. :)

  7. Brilliant.
    Love from Mum

  8. lovely blog, with lots for me to read.
    I found you via ooh betty I'll be back xxx

  9. Hi Kate

    Love your bunting - thanks so much for sharing your pattern - this might be my next project! Bee :-)


Thank you so much for your comments! I always read them and will be sure to check out your blog. Kate x