Burial Bunting
Contributed by Karen Merrill

 
Materials:
 
baby yarn--soft, pastel colors are perfect
1 yard of 1/4" ribbon
Size H crochet hook
Lg. Blunt-tipped darning needle
 
Directions:
 
Row 1:  Ch 30, then ch 1, reverse  direction
 
Row 2: start in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st, at end of row, ch 2, turn.
 
Row 3: Starting in 4th st from hook, dc in each st, at end of row ch 2, turn. (forms ribbon casing)
 
Row 4-15: start in 3rd st from hook, hdc in each st, ch 2 at end of each row, turn repeat.  At end of row 15, ch 3, turn. (form bunting body)
 
Row 16: start in 4th st from hook, dc in each st, do not chain at end, turn (form neck ribbon casing)
 
Row 17: start in st next to hook, sl st in first 5 st, then hdc remainder of row leaving the last 5 st unworked, ch 2, turn (form first row of hood)
 
Row 18-24: start at 3rd st from hook, hdc in each st, ch 2 at end of each row, turn and repeat (forms hood)
 
Row 25: Fold bunting in half length wise, lining up the stitches at front center of hood, then sl st top of hood closed from front to back.  Tie off. Weave in ends.
 
Finish: Cut 1/4" ribbon in 2 pieces 18 inches long each.  Using a large blunt needle, weave the first piece of ribbon into the neck casing.  Lap the right bottom side over the left by 4-5 stitches and secure by weaving the second piece of ribbon through bottom casing.  Snip ribbon ends at angle, tie in bows. Snuggly gather the bottom casing, loosely gather the neck casing.
 
Note: Size can be varied by changing needle size and yarn size. 
(We prefer these buntings be lined with a flannel liner. )


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