How cute are these little Fourth of July pennants?
I made them up today for a quick and easy (and cute) front door decoration for the 4th. They would be so cute across a little mirror or window too.
I used a true red and white for the stripes and then changed up the blues because I’m simply not down with matchy-matchy. I think my favorite is the turquoise (I used robin’s egg and navy as well). I also made sure to stitch over the ends as I went so I wouldn’t have to weave them all in at the end. I was planning on using only white buttons across the tops, but when it came time to throw down (like actually arrange the buttons on the pennants to see how I liked the look), I decided to just go crazy. Button crazy. I’m serious.
Here’s my crochet pattern for a simple and sweet Independence Day decoration:
This pattern is worked all in single crochet; chaining one before turning at the end of each row. Using a U.S. size ‘G’ hook and red cotton worsted weight yarn;
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook (2 sts)
Row 2: 2 sc in ea st (4 sts)
Row 3: 1 sc in ea st across (4 sts)
Change to white yarn
Row 4: 2 sc in first st; 1 sc in next 2 sts; 2 sc in last st (6 sts)
Row 5: 2 sc in first st; 1 sc in next 4 sts; 2 sc in last st (8 sts)
Row 6: 1 sc in ea st across (8 sts)
Change to red yarn
Row 7: 2 sc in first st; 1 sc in next 6 sts; 2 sc in last st (10 sts)
Row 8: 2 sc in first st; 1 sc in next 8 sts: 2 sc in last st (12 sts)
Row 9: 1 sc in ea st across (12 sts)
Change to blue yarn
Row 10: 2 sc in first st; 1 sc in next 10 sts; 2 sc in last st (14 sts)
Row 11: 2 sc in first st; 1 sc in next 12 sts; 2 sc in last st (16 sts)
Row 12: 1 sc in ea st across (16 sts)
Row 13: 1 sc in ea st across (16 sts)
Make three (or as many as you want).
Then sew on the buttons. (Ha! Fooled you! They’re not even really sewn on in this picture. Man, I’m good at tricking people.)
String the pennants up on a single piece of yarn.
Hang and enjoy!