Ruth's Shell Burial Bunting

Crochet Shell Burial Bunting
By Ruth Volk

Gauge:
4 sc by 4 rows = a 1-inch square

Size "H" crochet hook

Materials:

  • 4 oz. Worsted weight yarn
  • 7 inch length of ¼ inch satin ribbon of a matching or coordinating color.

DIRECTIONS:

This bunting is worked in a set of three triangles. Two triangles are joined to make the base, and a 3rd triangle is overlaid onto that base to form a pocket on the bottom half. The edge is worked around the entire unit, joining the pocket to the base.

1st Triangle

Ch 50

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Skip 2 sts. In the next st work 5 dc (=1 shell). * Skip 2 sts; sc in the next st. Skip 2 sts; work 1 shell in the next st Repeat from * across, ending with a sc in the last st. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: Sc in center top of 1st shell. * Work a shell in the next sc between shells. Sc in center top of next shell. Repeat from * across. End with a dc in the last sc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Work 2 dc in next sc (=1/2 shell). * Sc in center top of next shell. Work a shell in the next sc between shells. Repeat from * across. End with a sc in top of last shell, then 3 dc in last sc (= ½ shell). Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc in top of last c worked. * Work a shell in the next sc between shells. Sc in top of next shell. Repeat from * across. End with a sc in the top of the turning ch-3 below. Ch 3, turn.

Row 5: Repeat row 2

Row 6: Repeat row 3

Row 7: Repeat row 4

Continue, repeating rows 2 through 4.

Last row contains 1 shell: Sc in top of 1st shell. Shell between shells, sc in top of last shell, dc in last sc. Finish off.

2nd Triangle

Join yarn to 1st sc of row 1 of the 1st Triangle. Working in the initial chs that the 1st triangle row was worked: ch 1, sc in same sc as joining st, continue to repeat row 1 of the 1st Triangle. Continue the same as 1st Triangle. Finish off after last row.

3rd Triangle

Repeat 1st Triangle. Finish off.

Edge: Overlay 3rd Triangle on top of the bottom half of the base made by 1st an 2nd Triangles. Join yarn at right side peak with a sc through both layers, just at the beginning sc of the 3rd Triangle. Going along the right side up toward the peak at the top, * work a shell in the next row end, sc in the next row end. Repeat from * around, going through both layers around the bottom half. Join with a sl st in the 1st sc of the edge; turn and work along top front of pocket edge, same as 1st Triangle row 1. Join with a sl st to the left side peak. Finish off. Cut a 7-inch length of satin ribbon and thread through left andright side peaks, tying to form a bow in the middle front, pulling the sides to overlap the front.