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13 Free Patterns to Inspire Your Crochet Bunting Projects

Brighten up your living space or event venue effortlessly with these crochet bunting patterns.

montage of 12 photos using different shapes and objects in crochet bunting

I’ve chosen patterns which are easy-to-follow and will give you a variety of options.  You’ll find lots of possibilities for expressing your unique style by mixing and matching different shapes and objects to create your own crochet bunting.  Have fun!

Why you’ll Love to Crochet Bunting

Versatile: You can use bunting in a variety of ways such as to brighten up your home décor or to give an added sparkle to party decorations.  Bunting makes a fab accessory for events like weddings, birthdays or to mark a special occasion such as a newborn joining a family. I love to decorate my decking with bunting in the warmer months giving it an air of festivity.
Homemade charm: Handmade often carries a special charm and warmth that mass-produced items lack. I’m sure, just like me, you’ll love to add a personal touch with your crocheted bunting to any space or event, making it inviting and cozy.
Environmentally safe: Making bunting from yarn can be a sustainable alternative to buying disposable decorations (and you probably have the yarn in your stash you could use). You’ll reduce waste and minimize your environmental footprint yet still add beauty to your surroundings.  My bunting comes out year after year making it cost effective too!

Tips for Crocheting your Bunting

Here’s my tips to help you towards a successful project:

  1. Choose the Right Yarn: Ask yourself … where is the bunting going to be used? This will affect your choice of yarn. If it’s for outdoor decoration, I’ve used a durable, weather-resistant yarn before (such as merino).  However, using acrylic you can make your crochet water resistant for outdoor use. If it’s for an indoor setting, I’ve chosen a softer, finer yarn.  It’s also important to consider the drape of the motif (although you can stiffen the motifs). The patterns I’m sharing today use; Sport weight 60% Pima Cotton/40% Modal natural beech wood fiber, DK 100% Cotton, DK Premium Acrylic, 100% Cotton Aran, Acrylic Worsted.
  2. Select the Right Hook Size: The size of your crochet hook will affect the size and texture of your bunting. Choose a hook size that complements the weight of your yarn and achieves the desired look.  A hook that is too big will likely make the finished bunting fold over and not keep its shape.
  3. Plan Your Design: If you’re creating your own pattern, I recommend that before you even begin crocheting, plan out your design.  This includes the colours, patterns, and shapes you want to use in your bunting. This will help you stay organized and ensure that your finished bunting has a theme and will be visually appealing.  If you’re following patterns, mix and match from several different patterns to achieve the look you want.
  4. Experiment with Embellishments: Get creative!  Whether you’re designing your own pattern or following one, adding embellishments such as tassels, beads, or appliques will add extra flair to your bunting. These little details can make your project stand out and add a personal touch.
  5. Blocking: Blocking your finished bunting can help even out your stitches and give your project a polished finish. Some crochet projects can get away without blocking but I think blocking bunting does make a difference. Depending on the yarn you’ve used, blocking may involve wetting your bunting and pinning it into shape, or simply steaming it with an iron.  This will also help with the drape.
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Shapes that can be used in crochet bunting

I mentioned in ‘Plan your Design’ above that you can mix and match different patterns.  I thought it would be helpful to share the shapes I’ve seen that are the most common to give you inspiration.

  • Triangles: Triangular flags are the classic shape for crochet bunting. They’re simple to make and can be customized with different colours, stitches, and embellishments.
  • Circles: Crocheted circles add a whimsical touch to bunting and can be used to create a playful or festive atmosphere. You can crochet circles in solid colours or use variegated yarn for a more interesting look.
  • Hearts: Crocheted hearts are perfect for romantic or Valentine’s Day-themed bunting. You can make them in different sizes and colours, and add embroidered details like initials or messages.
  • Stars: Crocheted stars can add a touch of magic to bunting, especially for celestial or themed decorations. Experiment with different sizes and yarn types to create stars with different textures and appearances.
  • Flowers: Crocheted flowers are versatile and can be used to create charming and whimsical bunting for various occasions. You can crochet simple flowers or more elaborate blooms with multiple layers and petals.

I’ve used simple flowers of different sizes in a crochet bunting which you can see in my photo below:

colourful different sized flowers on a bunting is strung across a decking outside
Jera’s Jamboree
  • Animals/Objects: You can get creative and crochet various shapes of animals, objects, or symbols to make themed bunting. For example, you could crochet animals like owls, elephants, or butterflies, or objects like cupcakes or balloons.  Get creative!

Related Home Décor Crochet Patterns

Whilst you’re thinking about brightening up your space, these crochet projects will give your home décor a lift:

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Bunting Crochet Patterns

If you’re looking to follow a pattern, this is the section for you.

Clicking on the numbered pattern will take you directly to the pattern.

Most of these crochet bunting patterns are written in US crochet terms.

For my UK crocheters, the table below is a conversion of basic crochet stitches from US to UK.

US Crochet TermsUK Crochet Terms
single crochet (sc)double crochet (dc)
half double crochet (hdc)half treble crochet (htr)
double crochet (dc)treble crochet (tr)
treble (tr)double treble (dtr)
double treble (dtr)triple treble (trtr)

Happy crocheting

1.  Floral Crochet Triangle Bunting

Lacy triangle bunting in orange, yellow, pink and blue
Made by Gootie

How gorgeous is this triangle bunting!  The lacy pattern adds a touch of romance and I think will look good in any colour.

You’ll work 5 rounds and as many triangles as you want for your bunting before joining them together.  To join, this bunting pattern crochets a long chain and single crochet stitches are worked over the top of each flag.

  • Yarn choices: Sport #2 weight (Shine Sport) OR DK #3 weight
  • Crochet stitches: half double crochet, puff, single crochet, V-stitch, V-stitch cluster, V-stitch puff
  • Skill level: intermediate
  • Finished individual triangle size: 5.5×5.5’’ (14×14 cm)

There are some photos for the stitches and rounds.

If you prefer to work offline, this popular pattern is available to purchase as a PDF.  A full photo tutorial is included with the paid pattern.

2.  Boho Bunting Crochet Pattern

Lacy crochet bunting with tassels and beads
Lulu Loves UK

Similar to the free pattern above but this one has a gorgeous edging, tassels and beads which I know enhances the finished project because I’ve crocheted this bunting (it is a paid pattern).  It worked up easily and looks fabulous.  I can recommend it.

Here’s a photo of the boho bunting I made with this pattern:

Lacy bunting in alternate blue and white flags in styled in a circle
Jera’s Jamboree

I used two different coloured yarns working the flags in blocks of colour.  I held the two strands of the different colours together to make the chain and continued to slip stitch across the top of the motif to join.  Don’t you think this would look great in rainbow colours?  This is so pretty it would look fabulous as part of your wedding decorations (you could easily co-ordinate with your colour palette).

The five-page pdf includes a chart (very helpful) and photo guide to help you.

  • Yarn choices: Paintbox Cotton DK
  • Finished motif size: Each flag is approximately 14cm (5½”) wide, finished bunting (8 flags) measures approximately 180cm (71”).

3. Crochet Alphabet Bunting

Bunting is strung across with the individual crochet letters beneath in red and white
Moogly Blog

I wanted to show you two different ways you can work crochet letter bunting, perfect for birthdays as well as other events. 

This pattern shows you how to crochet the letters (and numbers) which you could use on their own or stitch to flags you’ve already crocheted.  There is a link to make the flags too.

Use any yarn weight with this project.  The designer recommends you use a hook size a couple sizes smaller than you normally would for that yarn.

Each letter and number have the written pattern, stitch chart and video tutorial.

  • Crochet stitches: single crochet

4. Crochet Birthday Bunting

Crochet bunting in red is strung up and reads in white 'Happy Birthday'
Spinel Crochet

This video tutorial shows how easy it is to crochet the pennants and uses a different technique from the pattern above for the letters.

The designer uses surface crochet to create the letters – you’ll see just how easy it is to do!

Another option is to crochet the flags and cut out felt letters to sew onto the bunting.  I detest sewing so this wouldn’t work for me but maybe it would for you?

My personal preference is the surface crochet.  Which technique suits you best?

5. Crochet Flower Bunting

Crochet bunting has a flower in the centre with lacy stitches around in the shape of a triangle
Annie Design Crochet

I think the flower in the middle gives this bunting a striking feature.  Choosing a different colour scheme would still work I think, say if you were wanting to decorate a nursery or a girl’s birthday party you might choose pastel shades or bright neon shades.

Each triangle is 6 rows and they’re joined together by chaining and working US single crochet/UK double crochet stitches across the flag. 

  • Yarn choices: DK Cotton
  • Crochet stitches: single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet
  • Finished motif size: Approximately 20 x 20cm [8 x 8in] – Garland (including ties): Approximately 183cm [72in] long

6. Little Flag Bunting

A basket on a bicycle is decorated with bunting
Felted Button

I quite like the pentagon shape of the individual flags and how easy the pattern is to work up.  The photos for every step in this project make it suitable for beginners too.

You can use any weight yarn, the thicker the fibre the bigger your pennants will be. 

To join together you’ll work a chain, slip stitch back along the chain and thread through the corner spaces to hang your flags.

The bunting is perfect if you have odds and ends in your yarn stash that you really don’t want to throw away (I hear you!).

  • Crochet stitches: US single crochet, half double crochet
  • Finished motif size:  dependent on yarn weight and hook size

7. Easy Summer Crochet Bunting

Colourful triangle bunting is hung up
Cosie Rosy UK

I’ve chosen this pattern because it will look good in lots of places (wherever the bunting is hung, you’ll be adding a sense of festivity).  And it’s aimed at all levels so if you’re a beginner who hasn’t decreased yet, give this pattern a go.

Decreasing on even rows to create the triangle shape, you’ll then crochet the edging before chaining and working across the flags with UK double crochet to join.

  • Yarn choices: DK
  • Crochet stitches: UK double crochet, half treble crochet, half treble 2 together
  • Skill level: Beginner

This pattern is available to buy as a PDF.

8.  Crochet Heart Bunting

granny hearts and solid hearts in pink, red and shades of blue are laid out flat
Hobbycraft / Katie Weeks

There are quite a few crochet heart patterns you could choose to create bunting.  This is the best granny heart pattern I’ve seen!  Mixing solid hearts with these granny hearts will give you options for mixing it up in different sequences.

These hearts are joined together differently by crocheting tape and then sewing the hearts to the tape.  Alternatively, you could chain and either single crochet or slip stitch across the motif.

  • Yarn choices: DK
  • Crochet stitches: US single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, scallop

This is a free PDF download (you do need a Hobbycraft account).

9. Crochet Granny Bunting

A pennant crocheted in granny stitch is laid flat with a crochet hook and a green, yellow and pink ball of yarn
Moara Crochet

The triangle granny in this pattern is worked in 7 rounds and has clear steps for making the tassel to add to the point.

The motifs are joined together by chaining and working single crochet along the top of the triangle.

Make as many as you like in the colours of choice to add an air of celebration to wherever you hang yours!

  • Yarn choices:  DK Cotton
  • Crochet stitches: US single crochet, double crochet
  • Skill level: Easy
  • Finished motif size: With DK cotton, 3 mm crochet hook 20cm x 20cm

10. Granny Star Bunting

bunting made from granny stitch stars
Jayda InStitches

Staying with the granny stitch, I couldn’t resist sharing this gorgeous star bunting video tutorial!

It’s the perfect project for using up your scrap yarn and can be used in a variety of ways.  When I think of stars I think of Christmas decorations but of course the star is a symbol of hope and have a magical vibe going on.  This star motif would look fab mixed in with other shapes too.

Related Granny Square Patterns

If you enjoy working the granny stitch, you might like to browse these free patterns

11. Citrus Crochet Bunting Pattern

Slices of crocheted lemon, orange, lime and grapefruit are strung on a bunting

Love, love, love this bunting!  It’s so fresh and would brighten up any space.  I’m thinking you could crochet extra and use them as coasters … maybe for a bbq or garden party.  Keep the theme going!

Worked in 7 rounds, each citrus slice features easy colour changes.  Simple chain stitch embroidery is used to create the lemon, lime, grapefruit and orange cross sections.  The motifs are joined by chaining and slip stitching through the motifs.

The citrus slice and leaf have stitch diagrams as well as the written instructions.

  • Yarn choices: Lily Sugar n Cream
  • Crochet stitches: US double crochet, half double crochet
  • Skill level: Easy
  • Finished motif size: Citrus Slice Motif: Approx 4″ [10 cm] diameter. Bunting: Approx 98″ [249 cm] long, excluding ties

This is a free PDF download (no sign up required).

12. Cat Crochet Garland

Crocheted cat heads in black with lime embroidery is strung on a lime bunting
Love and Stitch Co

I wanted to show you that you can be as creative as you want to be with the motifs you choose to crochet for your bunting.  This pattern is a good example of how fabulous different shapes or objects look.  This cat face is adorable!

Worked in 8 rounds and with an embroidered face, the cats are joined together with a chain that slip stitches to the top of the cat’s ear.

  • Yarn choices: Paintbox Yarn Cotton Aran
  • Crochet stitches: US single crochet, double crochet, half double crochet, double treble crochet
  • Skill level: Easy
  • Finished motif size: 3 inches wide

This a free PDF download on Ravelry (follow the numbered link before the image).

13. Welcome Baby Bunting

Bunting crocheted in flags of stripes, bear face and rabbit in pink and blue are strung on the outside of a cot

Before I share more about this pattern I wanted to give you the advice from the Lullaby Trust. Their advice is to keep cots clear in their safer sleep advice for babies so although the image above shows the bunting tied to the outside of a cot, if you’re thinking of adding bunting to the nursery, I would recommend you follow their advice.  It doesn’t mean you can’t hang the bunting in your baby’s room, but not recommended around their cot. 

I think the bear and bunny mixed in with the striped flags is so cute!  It would work not just for babies but for toddlers too.

This pattern would co-ordinate well with any crochet baby blankets.

  • Yarn choices: DK – the yarn recommended for this pattern is discontinued.  You’ll find a list of substitutions on YarnSub.
  • Crochet stitches: US single crochet
  • Skill level: Easy
  • Finished motif size: Measurement: 8 pennants = 49” (122 cm) wide x 6” (15 cm) deep. Pennant = 5¼” (13.5 cm) wide x 6” (15 cm) tall

This crochet pattern is a free PDF download.

I hope the patterns have helped you and you’ve found inspiration and ideas.

Have fun!

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