Crochet Bunting – The WISH Big Project

learn to crochet triangles

Coming soon to St Helens!

 

We would like to invite you to join in with WISH as we undertake our second BIG PROJECT. (You may remember that our last Big Project involved us knitting a 140ft scarf which raised hundreds of pounds for charity and earned us a place on Ross Noble’s TV show – In case you have been hidden under a rock, click here for more information).

Anyway, back to our next project.

We are aiming to crochet triangles to make huge bunting.

 

We will unveil the bunting at the St Helens 10K in March 2014 which gives us approx 3 months to get it finished.

We would like people of all ages and abilities to get involved. If you don’t know how to crochet, we will be holding small workshops in the New Year.

 

How to make a crochet triangle by Attic 24

How to make a crochet triangle by Attic 24

 

 

The pattern and tutorial we are suggesting to follow when crocheting your triangles is here at Attic 24 (Tutorial and Pictures used with permission from Lucy at Attic 24). You will notice from the pictures how fabulous bunting can look – we want St Helens to be a blaze of colour in March. Let’s spur those runners on – We believe some of our own ladies are also in training for the event. Go girls!

What you need: 4mm crochet hook & DK (Double Knit) Yarn.

How Big are the triangles? Each side should measure approximately 18cm/7in.

What colour should the triangles be?
Any colour at all – They can be multicoloured, plain or decorated with fancy brooches so you can pick your own out – We will have a Crochet-o-meter to keep check on how many triangles we are up to.

I’m interested but don’t know how to crochet
If you would like to sign up for one of our workshops, please email wisthelens@gmail.com

Hope we get as many triangles as this!

Hope we get as many triangles as this!

How will it raise money for charity?
A number of people have asked how they can incorporate this into a fundraising activity – We are happy for you to ask family and friends to sponsor you per triangle. Any proceeds are going towards the Steve Prescott Foundation. Sponsorship forms can be downloaded at THE WISH BIG PROJECT – CROCHET BUNTING. If you don’t want to get sponsored that is fine too, just take part for the fun!

Do I have to be a member to take part?
This challenge is not just open to W.I.St.Helens ladies – Feel free to spread the word. The more people that take part, the better. We are inviting community groups and schools to take part too.

Where do I go for more information/What address do I send my finished triangles to?
For more information and the address to send your triangles to please contact wisthelens@gmail.com

 

 

the fabulous crochet bunting

fiona cassells - February 17, 2014 - 8:32 am

they look wonderful! could they be turned into blankets afterwards the ljnus project is always looking for children’s blankets

WIADMIN - March 10, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Thanks for your suggestion Fiona – We have previously raised awareness for the Linus project so are familiar with it. We do look for various opportunities to use our crochet/knitting projects so will definitely bear this in mind x

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