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Day of the Dead Bunting Set

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Day of the Dead Bunting Set
Day of the Dead Bunting Set Day of the Dead Bunting- Skull Vigil
Day of the Dead Bunting Set Day of the Dead Bunting- Twin Skulls
Day of the Dead Bunting Set Day of the Dead Bunting
Day of the Dead Bunting Set Day of the Dead Bunting- Skelecycle
Day of the Dead Bunting Set Day of the Dead Bunting- Sugar Skull

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • ch
  • sc
  • dc
  • tc
  • picot

Pattern Description:

Day of the Dead is a colorful holiday in Mexico on the day after Halloween. Families celebrate the dead with bright yellow marigolds, wildly ornamented sugar skulls, and banners of finely perforated paper (papel picado). In the spirit of "death is the thing we all have in common," jaunty skeletons in sombreros, traditional dresses, and pedaling away on bicycles fill every corner of these decorations.

I wanted to fill my home with the bright colors and passion of Mexico on a skull banner that would last. So, I designed four fun skull images in an easy, charming project any beginner can do. There are no charts, just simple repeated motifs--clearly explained. If you like charts, you're bound to quickly get the hang of the motifs and can use the high-quality images as a chart. I recommend using cotton crochet thread, but the designs come out great even with sport or DK weight yarn.

This set includes all four designs--what a deal!

Gauge:

Doesn't matter--you'll just have a smaller or bigger flag.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 7 x 8 in (18 x 20 cm)
  • or larger depending on yarn

Materials:

  • 1.5 mm (US 7) hook
  • or appropriate hook for yarn
  • Stiffen Stuff or glue or cornstarch
  • craft needle
  • pins

Suggested yarn:

2 ounces of Lace weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Aunt Lydia's Cotton Crochet Thread (Size 10)
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$6.75

Beginner
Crocheting
Home Decor
Wall Hanging
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Hello, welcome to my corner of Craftsy! I'm Lorna, founder and crochet expert at Knits for Life. I am on a mission to bring more yarn to your life. My patterns are easy to understand and include ...

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