Pretty macrame accessories are all over the place lately. I’ve been itching to give macrame a try. I just can’t justify another crafty adventure while I already have so many unused supplies. I resisted the urge to buy rope & wooden beads & all that jazz and hunkered down with my crochet materials.
My efforts resulted in a ‘macrame adjacent’ banner that conveys the cozy bohemian feel of macrame (without investing time into actually learning how to make neat looking knots). Is this cheating? I’m not sure, but I really like the way my bunting turned out!
The bunting makes a nice addition above my desk. It turns my otherwise bland looking work space into more of a cozy, productive corner.
*Quick note to self & anyone else who might be reading— Save yourself the frustration of trying to tape a bunting to the wall with low end washi tape. Spring for that ridiculously priced impulse buy washi tape.*
I drew from a bunch of different resources to create a granny triangle that I like the look & size of. If you want to get a better grasp on how to increase evenly around a granny square, this illustrated tutorial is a good place to start.
If you don’t know how to read crochet patterns, here’s a video tutorial!
If you’d rather have a printed version of the pattern to read, you can get one HERE.
skill level – intermediate
finished size – each triangle is 6”(15.24 cm) at the widest point x 4”(10.16 cm)
- 150 – 300 yards of Lily Sugar N’ Cream in the shade Ecru or another worsted weight cotton yarn
- 3.25 mm crochet hook [size D]
- cardboard template [for making tassels]
Abbreviations [U.S. Terms]
ch – chain
ch space – chain space
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
* instructions* x times – Repeat instructions between * * as many times as specified. example: *3 dc, ch 3* 2 times means 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3
(instructions) – Instructions between ( ) are worked in the same chain space. example: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) means 3 dc in chain space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch space
- The ch 2 at the beginning of each row does not count as a dc.
- Start rows 2 & 3 in the chain space created by the half double crochet + ch 1 of the previous row.. For example:
- (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) means 3 dc in chain space, ch 3, 3 dc in the same ch space
Granny Triangle [make 7]
Ch 4, sl st in first ch to make a circle
Row 1 [work in ch 4 circle]: Ch 2, *3 dc, ch 3* 2 times, 3 dc, ch 1, hdc in first dc of row
Row 2: ch 2, (3 dc), ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) ch 1* 2 times, (3 dc, ch 1, hdc in first dc of row)
Row 3: ch 2, *(3 dc), ch 1* 2 times, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), ch 1, (3 dc), ch 1* (3 dc, ch 1, hdc in first dc of row)
Finish off. Only weave in the beginning yarn tail.
Connecting The Triangles
*Ch 12, 15 sc in triangle* 7 times, ch 12
Making The Tassels
Make 2 tassels for the ends of the bunting and 7 for each triangle for a total of 9 tassels.
As an afterthought, I decided that I want to add a touch of color to my bunting. Stay tuned for some adventures in dip dyeing with beans. Yep. Beans.
Until then, happy crocheting!
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