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Day of the Dead Bunting Set


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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! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY ch sc dc tc picot 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 SUGGESTED YARN 2 ounces of Lace weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Aunt Lydia's Cotton Crochet Thread (Size 10)

Recommended with this pattern

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

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