2019 Banner Free Crochet Pattern

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Happy New Year!

The New Year is a great time to celebrate what has gone before and to look with anticipation at the year ahead. Whether you are having a big or small celebration this 2019 crochet banner is a great addition for your New Year party decor! January’s free crochet motif is a little early so you can make it in between the festivities.

These number flags are taken from my Birthday Banner crochet pattern.

I am sharing 12 months of free crochet motif patterns, one each month.  These small motifs are an easy way to practice crochet colorwork and are quick and fun to make.  Along the way I will be sharing my top tips to help you with this intarsia technique and I'll be adding some patterns incorporating the motifs.  To make sure you never miss a free motif and to receive a free copy of my Space Rocket Pouch inspired by women working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subscribe to my newsletter.

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Yarn requirements:  DMC Natura Just Cotton Medium 1.76oz (50g) 82 yds (75m) or similar worsted weight yarn 2 x A, 1 x B, 1 x C.

I used; yarn A (03); yarn B turquoise option (138) or pink option (444); yarn C (99).

Tools: US G (4 mm) hook and tapestry needle.

Difficulty: Intermediate.

Gauge: 18sc over 19 rows for 4inches (10cm) square with US G (4mm) hook.

Finished Size: Each flag measures 6.5 inches (17cm) wide at top, 8 inches (21cm) in length.

Abbreviations: ch(s) = chain(s); dc2tog = double crochet 2 together; rep = repeat; rnd = round; rs = right side; sc = single crochet; sk = skip; st(s) = stitch(es).

Terms: Instructions are written in US terms.

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Notes on colour work.

  • Crochet sts lean slightly and do not sit directly above each other, this makes neat edges in colorwork a bit of a challenge.  These letters have been carefully designed to account for this.  Right handed and left handed makers will have sts that lean in opposite ways and this pattern has been devised for right handed makers.

  • I recommend using the intarsia method to make the colorwork, starting a new length of yarn for each change of color and keeping all strands on the wrong side of work.

  • To start a new color, work the last yarn over hook and pull through of the st before the color change in the new color (see fig. 1- 3).

Notes on reading the pattern.

  • To follow the written pattern, the yarn being used is written at the start of the instructions, for example A3sc means use yarn A to work 3sc.

  • Unless stated otherwise work 1st in each st.  For example A3sc means with A, work 1sc in each of the next 3sts.

  • Unless stated otherwise chs at beginning of the row/rnd do not count as a st.

  • Turn at the end of each row.  Do not turn at the end of a rnd.

  • When there is a change in the number of sts, the new count is stated at the end of the row/rnd.  

Notes on reading the charts.

  • Each small square of the chart represents one st.

  • When reading the charts the first row and every odd numbered row is worked from right to left and with the right side facing. The second row and every even numbered row is worked from left to right and with the wrong side facing.  

  • The numbers on the far right of the charts are the row numbers for your information only.

To start each flag;

With A ch2.

Row 1: (rs)  2sc in 2nd ch from hook.  2sts.

Rows 2:  1ch, 2sc in each st.  4sts.

Row 3 - 4:  1ch, 4sc.

Row 5: 1ch, 2sc in first st, 2sc, 2sc in last st.  6sts.

Row 6 - 7:  1ch, 6sc. 

Row 8: 1ch, 2sc in first st, 4sc, 2sc in last st. 8sts.

Row 9 - 10:  1ch, 8sc.

Row11: 1ch, 2sc in first st, 6sc, 2sc in last st. 10sts.

Row 12:  1ch, 10sc.

Refer to instructions for each number flag to continue.

Final rows (continue with A only);

Row 27:  1ch, 20sc.

Row 28:  1ch, 20sc.

Row 29:  1ch, 2sc in first st, 18sc, 2sc in last st.  22sts.

Row 30:  1ch, 22sc.  Fasten off.

Chart for flag number 2.

Chart for flag number 2.

Flag number two

Rows 1-12: As To start each flag.

Row 13:  1ch, A2sc, B6sc, A2sc.

Row 14:  1ch, A2sc in first st, B7sc, A1sc, A2sc in last st.  12sc.

Row 15:  1ch, A7sc, B2sc, A3sc.

Row 16:  1ch, A3sc, B2sc, A7sc.

Row 17:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A5sc, B2sc, A3sc, A2sc in last st.  14sts.

Row 18:  1ch, A5sc, B2sc, A7sc.

Row 19:  1ch, A6sc, B2sc, A6sc.

Row 20:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A5sc, B2sc, A5sc, A2sc in last st.  16sts.

Row 21:  1ch, A6sc, B2sc, A8sc.

Row 22:  1ch, A8sc, B2sc, A6sc.

Row 23:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A4sc, B2sc, A8sc, A2sc in last st.  18sts.

Row 24:  1ch, A5sc, B2sc, A3sc, B2sc, A6sc.

Row 25:  1ch, A5sc, B3sc, A3sc, B2sc, A5sc.

Row 26:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A4sc, B7sc, A5sc, A2sc in last st.  20sts.

Row 27:  1ch, A7sc, B6sc, A7sc.

Rows 28-30:  As Rows 28-30 of ‘Final rows’.

Chart for flag number 0.

Chart for flag number 0.

Flag number zero

Rows 1-12: As To start each flag.

Row 13:  1ch, A2sc, B6sc, A2sc.

Row 14:  1ch, A2sc in first st, B7sc, A1sc, A2sc in last st.  12sc.

Row 15-16:  1ch, A2sc, B2sc, A4sc, B2sc, A2sc. 

Row 17:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A1sc, B2sc, A4sc, B2sc, A1sc, A2sc in last st.  14sts.

Row 18 -19:  1ch, A3sc, B2sc, A4sc, B2sc, A3sc. 

Row 20:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A2sc, B2sc, A4sc, B2sc, A2sc, A2sc in last st.  16sts.

Row 21-22:  1ch, A4sc, B2sc, A4sc, B2sc, A4sc.

Row 23:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A3sc, B2sc, A4sc, B2sc, A3sc, A2sc in last st.  18sts.

Row 24-25:  1ch, A5sc, B2sc, A4sc, B2sc, A5sc.

Row 26:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A4sc, B7sc, A5sc, A2sc in last st.  20sts.

Row 27:  1ch, A7sc, B6sc, A7sc.

Rows 28-30:  As Rows 28-30 of ‘Final rows’.

Chart for flag number 1.

Chart for flag number 1.

Flag number one

Rows 1-12: As To start each flag.

Row 13:  1ch, A4sc, B2sc, A4sc.

Row 14:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A3sc, B2sc, A3sc, A2sc in last st.  12sc.

Row 15-16:  1ch, A5sc, B2sc, A5sc.

Row 17:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A4sc, B2sc, A4sc, A2sc in last st.  14sts.

Row 18 -19:  1ch, A6sc, B2sc, A6sc.

Row 20:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A5sc, B2sc, A5sc, A2sc in last st.  16sts.

Row 21-22:  1ch, A7sc, B2sc, A7sc.

Row 23:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A6sc, B2sc, A1sc, B2sc, A3sc, A2sc in last st.  18sts.

Row 24:  1ch, A5sc, B2sc, A1sc, B2sc, A8sc.

Row 25:  1ch, A8sc, B4sc, A6sc.

Row 26:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A5sc, B4sc, A7sc, A2sc in last st.  20sts.

Row 27:  1ch, A9sc, B3sc, A8sc.

Rows 28-30:  As Rows 28-30 of ‘Final rows’.

Chart for flag number 9.

Chart for flag number 9.

Flag number nine

Rows 1-12: As To start each flag.

Row 13-19:  As rows 13-19 for Flag number seven.

Row 20:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A3sc, B5sc, A4sc, A2sc in last st.  16sts.

Row 21:  1ch, A5sc, B6sc, A5sc.

Row 22:  1ch, A4sc, B2sc, A3sc, B2sc, A5sc.

Row 23:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A3sc, B2sc, A4sc, B2sc, A3sc, A2sc in last st.  18sts.

Row 24:  1ch, A5sc, B2sc, A4sc, B2sc, A5sc

Row 25:  1ch, A5sc, B2sc, A3sc, B2sc, A6sc.

Row 26:  1ch, A2sc in first st, A5sc, B6sc, A5sc, A2sc in last st.  20sts.

Row 27:  1ch, A7sc, B5sc, A8sc.

Rows 28-30:  As Rows 28-30 of ‘Final rows’.

Edging the flags.                          

Round 1. With rs facing, join C in the first ch at the lower point of the flag, 2ch, 1dc (counts as first dc2tog) and (1ch, dc2tog) twice in the same ch, turn to work along the side edge of the flag, starting in the edge of row 2 and then in alternate row ends,  (1ch, dc2tog) 14 times, (1ch, dc2tog) 3 times in the st at the corner, (1ch, dc2tog in the next st, sk1) 10 times along the top edge, (1ch, dc2tog) 3 times in the st at the next corner, turn to work along the next side edge, starting in the edge of row 29 and then in alternate row ends (1ch, dc2tog) 14 times, join in top of first dc. 47dctog.  Fasten off C.

Round 2. Join B in next ch space,  1ch, 2sc in the same ch space, 3ch, 2sc in each of the next 17ch spaces, 3ch, 2sc in each of the next 13ch spaces, 3ch, 2dc in each of the next 16ch spaces, join into first sc. 94sc. Fasten off B.

Weave in all ends.  Wet block each flag.

Make the chain.

With C, ch 10, join with a ss in first ch, ch 170 (or number of chs to make desired length), join with a ss in 10th ch from hook.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Thread a short piece of scrap yarn through one of the loops at the end of the chain and through a large tapestry needle, tie the ends of the scrap yarn together.  Arrange the flags in correct order and thread the long ch through the spaces along the top edge of each flag.  Use the loops at each end to hang as desired.

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