This Easter, why not pick up your knitting needles to create bunting for Habitat for Humanity Great Britain?
Whether you knit the bunting to decorate your bake sale stand, or sell your creations to raise donations for us, this is a super creative way to support the work that we do around the world.
This knitting pattern has kindly been created, tried, and tested by supporter, Ailsa Bruce. Ailsa is a seasoned knitter who frequently creates and sells her knitting to support Habitat for Humanity. The pattern is great for beginners, so everyone can have a try!
What you need to get started
4mm knitting needles
Double knitting yarn/wool
String or extra yarn to hang the bunting
A darning needle
Knowledge of garter stitch (knitting every row)
House Bunting Knitting Pattern
This pattern is knitted in garter stitch throughout, so every row is knitted. Size isn’t really important for this make. It’s easily modifiable and can be made smaller or bigger depending on on your preference. You can also use different sized needles if you want a tighter or looser knit.
Work from bottom up, because you should always start with strong foundations when building a house.
Cast on 20 stitches.
Knit 30 rows.
Change to colour for the roof.
Cast on 10 stitches in the new colour at the start of next row.
Knit to the end (30 stitches).
Cast on 10 stitches at start of next row.
Knit to the end of the row (40 stitches).
For the next 10 rows – Knit 2 together, at beginning of the row and knit to 2 together at end of the row to create the sloping roof shape.
When you are back down to 20 stitches, cast off.
Weave in any loose ends.
Now you have created your first home, repeat the steps above as many times as you like until you have as many houses as required to create your bunting.
String your completed homes together by finger weaving or using your darning needle. Put the string through the first row of stitching of the roof. By stringing them together in this way, it will allow you to move the houses easily for desired spacing.
Knitting pattern by Ailsa Bruce.
Bunting for all occasions
For Christmas – Try knitting your homes in a biscuit coloured yarn to create a gingerbread house effect. You could even knit the odd row of white to create icing.
For Halloween – Create your own haunted homes by knitting in green, purple or black. String your homes together with multiple pieces of white string to create a cobweb effect.
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