This free pattern for a fall crochet bunting is beginner friendly and easy to understand. It is a simple and attractive addition to your fall decorations. Hang it up on a mantel, a doorway or a cupboard to add a little seasonal flair!
Origin of the Pattern
When I originally picked up this fall colored yarn at Joann’s, I was envisioning making some cute pumpkins. But then I noticed there are a lot of adorable pumpkin patterns out there right now and I didn’t want to look like I was copying. (by the way, here are some of those awesome pumpkin patterns I’ve been seeing: Maria’s Blue Crayon Lil Dollop Pumpkins , Meg Made With Love Rustic Pumpkins, Stitching Together Chevron Pumpkin)
But I really wanted to use this fall colored yarn, so I brainstormed for a bit and finally landed on an idea for a rectangle style bunting. I always like a good garland or bunting to add to seasonal decoration! It’s quick and easy and very charming. You can see my obsession with buntings in the fact that I already have these round ups set up from last fall and winter: 8 Crochet Garland Patterns for Fall and 8 Crochet Garland Patterns for Christmas. Now I just need to add my own new pattern to the fall round up!
The Yarn for this Pattern
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As I mentioned, I chose this yarn before I even knew exactly what I would make with it. I was just really in the fall mood and was further inspired by the deep tones and color changes of the Red Heart Super Saver “Fall” yarn colorway. I decided it would look great next to a classy, light neutral like Red Heart Super Saver “Aran.”
This is one of those projects that you don’t want a yarn that is too “slippy” or slick or luxurious. You want a yarn that has a little bit of stiffness to it so that it will hold it’s shape when hanging. Some of the less expensive yarns, like Red Heart Super Saver, fit the bill perfectly. Another good choice might be some of the thicker size 4 cotton yarns (like Lily Sugar ‘n Cream. Cottons might also be a good choice because they should block well.
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Size 4 yarn in 2 colors (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Aran and Fall)
Size J/ 6.0 mm Crochet Hook
4” across = 13 dc
Finished Size: each rectangle is 4.5 “ wide x 6.25” tall
(fdc) foundation double crochet
(sc) single crochet
(dc) double crochet
I tend to crochet tightly. Since this is not a wearable item, it will not be that big of a deal if your gauge is different than mine and your rectangles turn out slightly larger or smaller than mine. However, if you crochet more loosely than me, it is possible your rectangles will be a little “floppier” than mine. If that is the case, you might want to go down a size or two with your crochet hook to obtain the weave you like.
There will be a little bit of curling of your rectangles, no matter what your gauge. I would recommend blocking your rectangles before moving on to connecting them.
Beginning chain of each row does not count as a stitch.
I will refer to Color A as the main color and Color B as the complimentary color used in the 3 stripes.
Row 1: Using Color A, 14 fdc
OR (if you don’t like foundation double crochet)
Chain 16. Dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain across. (14)
Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (14) Change to color B and finish off Color A.
Row 3: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. Change to Color A and finish off Color B. (14)
Row 4: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. Change to Color B and finish off Color A. (14)
Row 5: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. Change to color A and finish off Color B. (14)
Row 6: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. Change to color B and finish off Color A. (14)
Row 7: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. Change to Color A and finish off Color B. (14) The rest of the pattern will be completed with Color A.
Row 8: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (14)
Row 9: Ch 2: Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (14)
Rows 10-15: Repeat rows 8 and 9. (14)
Finish off and weave in all your ends.
Note: to keep my color changes at the end of each row from loosening up, I discreetly tied ends that were next to each other together in a small knot before weaving in the ends.
If your corners are curling, I would recommend blocking the rectangles before moving on to the next step.
Attaching the rectangles:
Holding two strands of color A together, begin to crochet a chain. You can make this beginning section of the chain (before you attach the first rectangle) as long as you like. It depends on how you will be using your bunting. I chained 30 for 9 inches.
Attach the first rectangle by using the two strands of Color A to single crochet along the top stitches of the rectangle (14 stitches). After the last stitch of the rectangle, continue chaining again. You can adjust the length of your chain depending on how much gap you want between your rectangles. I chained 10 to achieve 3 inches between my rectangles.
Repeat this process for each rectangle. After the last rectangle, crochet a chain the same length as the beginning chain you created before your first rectangle was attached. Finish off your chain.
Add decorative elements to your chain or rectangles as desired. You can find a tutorial for making tassels here: https://www.caabcrochet.com/how-to-make-a-tassel-with-yarn/ Note that in my bunting I used these instructions and after Step 5, I placed half of my tassel strands on either side of my bunting chain before moving on to Step 6. That is how I secured my tassels to my chain.
For more fall bunting and garland ideas, you might enjoy this post:
And this Pinterest board:
Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern, including a link. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products.
Tami Hamilton says
I look forward to seeing new and energized patterns for crochet. Seems people are starting to copy or reproduce those not seen for a while.