Saturday, 9 August 2014

Bicycle Bunting


A while ago I posted about the British Bunting that I'd made. Around the same time I had started some bunting for my bike. Well, it turned out to be one of those annoying little WIP's that you know will take 15 minutes to finish up if-only-you-would-just-get-on-with-it but somehow you never do.


Today I finally got fed up of looking at the unfinished triangles sat there all high and mighty in their little bowl, taunting me and daring me to actually complete them. Well, I was having none of that, so out came the hook, and I beat that bunting into shape in no time.


I completed the final round of a few triangles, and dealt with the pesky ends.


The triangles were then crocheted together by slip-stitch-crocheting all along the top edges, leaving no spaces in between. Oooooo look. very pleasing, isn't it :)


By accident (ie because I am disorganised and never write things down) I used too small a crochet hook for the final rounds, however once attached to my bike basket there is a rather plush 3-D effect to it, which I quite like. And as I was attaching it directly onto the bike at the top edge and the bottom point,  I didn't bother with any blocking (GASP).... so ... what do you think ... ?


My bike is boring old "mountain-bike", about 20 years old, with no suspension and the gears are a bit shoddy. But I do so love it. The newish basket is boring black metal, not a lovely retro-ish wicker one, so the whole ensemble really does need all the help it can get. And I'm really quite pleased with the completed effect :)



 


There. Doesn't that jolly bunting just make you Happy :)

15 comments:

  1. So much brighter and more jolly now. Have a great weekend. X

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  2. Love the new bunting for your bike, it is so festive. Thank you for reminding me about your tonsils, this has been ghastly.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Really feel for you Meredith, and your son. I know you are wondering "is this worth it" but once he comes through the other side and stops having awful bouts of tonsillitis (which I assume he was having) you will see that it is worth it, and like all things "this too shall pass". Hugs xxx

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  3. That's adorable! I really like how it came out.

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  4. It looks very nice!! Just the right amount of jollification. xx

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  5. Lovely colours,mans perfect for your bike Jill X

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  6. Looks delightful, beautiful décor for a bike.

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  7. So nice.. and really country..
    Miss

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  8. Bike bunting - such a sweet idea! Are you going to crochet a saddle cover too? Love the jaunty colours.
    Cathy x

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  9. It looks fab, nice and cheery! Wonder if my hubby would allow me to pretty up his mountain bike with some crocheted bunting since I don't have a bike of my own?!
    Marianne x

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  10. I think it looks great! Good job on finishing it and the no blocking....made me like you even more :) You rebel!

    Birgitta xx

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  11. Love it!
    Wishing you a happy weekend
    love Jooles x x x

    P.S thank your for your sweet comment x

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  12. I love your bike. The bunting has definitely made it more cheerful and bright.

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  13. Just found your blog (via Paint and Style) and hit on the word "bicycle" and had to have a look at your bunting. I think all bikes should be decorated! (I painted "This bicycle belongs to Lizzie Long" on mine.) As long as it doesn't make for wind resistance of course....Will follow you now.

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