Melu Crochet: Free Merry Christmas Bunting Bobble Stitch Pattern

An early Christmas present for you to thank you for all of your likes and support and to keep you going during lockdown!

Use this easy to read crochet pattern to make your own Christmas bunting decoration for your home! Get into the Christmas spirit by making one for a friend! Ideal for an original handmade Christmas gift

For a pdf download of this pattern take a look in my etsy shop or my LoveCrafts shop

This pattern is written in UK Terminology

click here for a handy conversion chart for US/UK terms

Materials

DK yarn (light worsted) I used  stylecraft special dk colours approx: 

80g white

70g Lipstick 

10g Green 

5g Walnut

5g Dandelion

50g tinsel yarn- I used King Cole Tinsel Chunky ‘christmas’

4mm G crochet hook

Abbreviations

ch chain

sts stitches

SlSt slip stitch

dc double crochet (dc)

Exdc Extended double Crochet 

Bobble *Yarn over, insert into indicated stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through 2 (two loops left on hook) Repeat * four more times until there are 6 loops on your hook, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook. See the Melu Crochet Bobble Stitch Guide for step by step photos. 

For help with changing colour, take a look at my Bobble Stitch with colour changes guide

Size

The pattern will work with any yarn size, just use the hook that has been recommended for your yarn. Size will depend on your type of yarn, size of hook and your tension. 

I suggest using Double knit yarn, with a 4mm hook which will give a finished measurement for each square of approx 10cm x10cm  (4” x 4”) with tension of 12st and 14rows in dc to 10cm/4in.

How to read a Bobble Stitch Chart

The grid represents stitches and rows of crochet. The white squares are double crochet and the coloured squares represent a bobble stitch. 

The background has been left white to represent a double crochet, but any yarn colour can be used for your background (I used white). Refer to the Melu Crochet Bobble Stitch Guide which is included in your download for help with creating a bobble stitch and changing colour. 

When completing a sequence of bobbles in the same colour, it is not necessary to change colour for the dc between each bobble- you can continue with the bobble colour for your dc. 

Chain (ch) a foundation chain the same number as the width of your pattern, plus 1 for turning: Ch12. 

Start at stitch 1, row 1 at the bottom right corner of the chart and then crochet along the row, adding a double Crochet (dc) if its a white square or a bobble stitch if its a coloured square.

Each row will have a stitch count that is the same as your pattern width (11). 

At the end of each row, ch1 and turn your work. 

The bobbles will show on the reverse of your work, therefore your finished blanket will be a mirrored image of the pattern.

Use the ‘Merry Christmas Bunting’ charts to crochet each of the squares, there will be 16 in total. 

Border

Join background colour yarn (I used white yarn). 

Round 1: Ch1, Exdc in each stitch evenly around each side of the bunting square, with 3Exdc in each corner, sl st to join to the first Exdc. 

Round 2: Join tinsel yarn with sl st in top left corner of the square (with right side facing) ch1, dc in each stitch evenly around 3 sides of the square, fasten off leaving the top of the bunting unworked:

Cut yarn and sew in ends.

Joining the squares

Using tinsel yarn Ch 20,

Sl st to top right hand corner of an ‘S’ square,

dc in each st across the top edge,

Ch1, Sl st to the top right hand corner of the ‘A’ square. Repeat for each of the letters in reverse order, and end with the ‘C’ square, Ch 20, fasten off. 

Using tinsel yarn Ch 20, sl st to top right hand corner of a Christmas tree square, dc in each st across the top edge, ch1, Sl st to the top right hand corner of the ‘Y’ square. Do this for each of the letters in reverse order, and end with the other Christmas tree square, Ch 20, fasten off.

Fasten off and weave in all ends, that’s it, you’ve finished! I tied the ends of each side together as above to hook over the mantlepiece, rather than needing to stick/nail up.

I hope you enjoy making your project.You may sell the finished products that you make from this pattern. If selling online, please include a link back to my shop melucrochet.etsy.com or Love Crafts: Melu Crochet  -thank you!

The pattern and all photos within the pattern are protected under copyright and are the property of Melu Crochet. Please do not resell or share my patterns.

I’d love to see your finished projects, tag me! #melucrochet 

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🎄⛄️🎄Use this easy to read crochet pattern to make your own Christmas bunting decoration for your home! Get into the Christmas spirit by making one for a friend! Ideal for an original handmade Christmas gift 💝

If you’d like to see more of my bobble stitch patterns, take a look at the Bobble Stitch Squares Set by Melu Crochet on etsy.

I hope you enjoy giving the bobble stitch a try, remember to tag your makes! #melucrochet

If you would like to try a bobble stitch pattern take a look at these:

For the Bobble stitch chart patterns above, click here

If you’d like to see my other patterns, please take a look at my etsy shop

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