Valentine’s Day is coming up and this Love Banner is a great way to show your love!
This banner is super easy to make. Each flag has a letter or heart design and then they are joined to spell out “LOVE” flanked by hearts. I used tapestry crochet techniques to work the letters within the flag, but if you could also use the same chart below and cross stitch your design.
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Size: Each flag approximately 5” x 8” ; Total banner is approximately 65” long
- Worsted Weight Yarn, I used Red Heart Super Saver, in two colors ~ 150 yards of each
- Hook US H/5.00 mm
- Yarn needle for weaving ends
Gauge: Not important for this pattern.
Abbreviations (US Terms):
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st(s) – slip stitch(es)
st(s) – stitch(es)
- Stitch count is in ( ) at end of row.
- Weave ends as you work.
- Each flag is crocheted in single crochet from the flat top to the point at the bottom.
- It may be helpful to print each chart and turn it upside down to follow design.
- Follow chart for color changes. For letter flags, design chart is worked over Rows 3 to 18; for heart flag, design chart is worked over Rows 18 – 22.
- To complete clean color changes, work last stitch before new color until there are two loops on hook, pull in new color. You may work over yarn not in use and carry the yarn or snip at each color change and weave ends.
- If you prefer, you can make the entire flag in one color and cross stitch the design on the surface.
Row 1: With Color 1, ch 16, working in back bump, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch to end. (15 sc until row 21)
Row 2 (Right Side Row): Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end. Note: It may be helpful to place a stitch marker on this row to indicate right side.
Rows 3 to 18: Follow graph for color changes, ch1, turn, sc in each st to end.
Rows 19 & 20: Ch1, turn, sc in each st to end.
Row 21: Turn, sl st in first st, sc in each st until one remains, leave last st unworked. (13)
Rows 22 to 27: Repeat Row 21, stitch count will decrease by 2 for each row.
Border: Ch1, with right side of flag facing you, work a round of sc evenly around entire flag being sure to work 3 sc in each of the 5 points/corners, join with sl st to first st.
Note: When working stitches around decrease rows of point, place them to fill in the gaps of the skipped stitch on each row end.
Edge: To prevent flags from curling, ch1, turn to work from wrong side of flag, *loosely sl st to next point/corner, [sl st, ch1, sl st] in center st of point/corner*, repeat between * to end, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.
Joining Letters and Adding Ties:
Row 1: Line up the flags in order. With Color 2, ch50, sc in first st of last flag in the sequence (hearts), sc in each st along top of flag, *ch3, sc in first st of next flag (E)*, repeat between * to end of last flag, ch50.
Row 2: Skip 5 chs, sc in next ch, sc in each ch to beginning of flags, sc in each st across all flags, sc in each ch until there are 5 remaining, sl st to last ch. Fasten off.
Note: the skipped chs will form the loops for the tassels.
- Cut strands of yarn double the length of the finished tassel I made mine about 9”.
- Thread the strands of yarn through the loop at the end of the tie and pull it through about half way, to the middle of the yarn strands.
- Pull yarn strands down smoothly and evenly, use a length of yarn to tie the yarn together below the fold.
- Smooth tassel out and trim ends to make them even.
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