Spring is knocking at our door, so let's welcome it by knitting and crocheting yarn buntings for the big tree in our side yard, and the benches, and whatever else we can yarn bomb.  

We would love for all our fiber friends to knit and/or crochet pieces to add to our bunting to make it big enough to wrap around our tree.  You can see by the pictures how cute a 5-piece bunting looks, so imagine how that tree will look when it is completely wrapped with colorful yarn pieces. 

We are providing patterns for a knitted piece and a crochet piece, and either or both will be appreciated.  If you don't live close by, please knit one, or two, or more and mail them to us.  If you do live close, please feel free to drop your pieces off at the shop on Monday or Tuesday, or Thursday thru Saturday.  

Weather permitting, we would love for all our friends to join us in one month, on Saturday, April 9th, 11 am, to assemble and hang the buntings in the garden.   We will provide some refreshments, and invite you all to come and spend the afternoon with us decorating our space.  

   

Pattern for Crochet Half Circles: (Worsted weight yarn, size H hook)

Round 1 - Make a magic ring , ch 3, 5 dc in ring ( 6 dc) ,tightly pull the ring closed, ch 3 and turn 

Round 2 - dc in same ch 3 st, 2 dc in each st across (12 dc), ch 3 and turn 

Round 3 - 2 dc in next st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * across (18 dc), ch 3 and turn

Round 4 - dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * across (24 dc), ch 3 and turn 

Round 5 -  dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in the next st, *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * across 

Round 6 -  dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in the next st, *dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * across 

Round 7 -  dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in the next st, *dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * across 

Fasten off and sew in loose ends.

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Pattern for Knitted Triangles:  ( worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles)

Cast on 39 stitches. 

Rows 1 & 2: Sl 1, knit across 

Row 3: Sl1, K1, *yo, k2tog*, K1 

Row 4: Sl1, Knit across 

Row 5: Sl1, ssk, k to last 3 stitches, K2tog, K1. 

Row 6:  Sl1, Knit across

Row 7:  Sl1, SSK, K2tog

Row 8:  Sl1, K2tog, pass slipped stitch over

Cut yarn.  Weave in ends.