Yarn Bomb

Tulips to brighten up the garden

Yarn Bomb Tulip

Yarn Bomb or Yarn Bombing has been around since the 1990s. According to wikipedia – Yarn bombing (or yarnbombing) is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk. It is also called wool bombingyarn stormingguerrilla knittingkniffitiurban knitting, or graffiti knitting. Full article here.

Inspiration and Intention of this Crochet Yarn Bomb :

India was my home for more than a couple of decades, where my sister and I had the pleasure of growing lots of plants in our garden. My parents and sister are gifted with a green thumb, but I was more of an spectator. When I moved to America & now Canada , I missed having plants in my little apartment.

Luckily the new place has a big balcony, so Izzy and I have started growing plants.

Tulips have always been my favorite and therefore I decided to yarn bomb the balcony with Tulips. Every time I walk onto my balcony and see them dancing in the breeze, it reminds me of my home in India and the love my parents had for flowers. The colors of these bright flowers bring me so much joy.

I hope you will try this easy and fun crochet project and add more joy to your space.

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Gauge : 

Not critical to this project

Notes
  • Similar 4 – Medium weight yarns may be substituted; please check gauge.
  • Turning ch counts as a stitch.
  • Please do not make your beginning Ch 3 stitches too tight, otherwise the work might Row out.
  • Length can be varied by increasing or decreasing Rows.
Stitches Used:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Magic Circle – if you are not familiar with magic circle, you can follow this instead : Chain 4 and join with sl st to the first st.

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Yarn Bomb Pattern:

Yarn Bomb - Tulip
Yarn Bomb Tulip
Yarn Bomb Tulip

Instructions for Large Tulip Yarn Bomb:

Part 1:

With A, Ch 46

Row 1: 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, (Ch 1, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st) 6 times, ch 1, sk 2 st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st, (Ch 1, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st) 5 times. Turn. – {48 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 14 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 2: Ch 3, ( 3dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) 7 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, (ch1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 7 times, dc in last st. Turn. – {50 dc ( starting Ch 3 counts as 1 dc), 14 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, ( 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) 6 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, (ch1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 6 times, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in last st. Turn. – {46 dc ( starting Ch 3 counts as 1 dc), 12 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 4: Ch 3, ( 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) 6 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, (ch1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 6 times, dc in last st. Turn. – {44 dc ( starting Ch 3 counts as 1 dc), 12 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 5 – 10 : Repeat Row 4.

Row 11 : Ch 3, ( 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 6 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ( 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 6 times, dc in last st. – {44 dc ( starting Ch 3 counts as 1 dc), 1 ch-2 sp}(Zero ch1 in this Row)

Part 2:

With A, Ch 3.

Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Turn. – { 3 dc ( turning ch counts as 1 dc)}

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, Ch 2, sk 1 st,3 dc in last st. Turn. – {6 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 3: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in last st. Turn. –{8 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 4: Ch 3, 2dc in same st, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in last st. Turn. –{12 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 2 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 5: Ch 3, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp,ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch1, sk-3 st, dc in last st. Bind off. –{14 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc),2 ch-1sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 6: Ch 3, 2dc in same st, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1,3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in last st. Turn. –{18 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 4 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Align Part 1 and 2 on a flat surface to form a tulip shape. With matching color, Using a yarn needle, whip stitch the 2 pieces together.

Instructions for Medium Size Tulip Yarn Bomb:

Part 1:

With A, Ch 39

Row 1: 2dc in 3rd ch from hook, (Ch 1, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st) 5 times, ch 1, sk 2 st, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next st, (Ch 1, sk 2 st, 3 dc in next st) 6 times. Turn. – {42 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 12 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 2: Ch 3, ( 3dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) 6 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, (ch1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 6 times, dc in last st. Turn. – {44 dc ( starting Ch 3 counts as 1 dc), 12 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, ( 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) 5 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, (ch1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 5 times, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in last st. Turn. – {40 dc ( starting Ch 3 counts as 1 dc), 10 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 4: Ch 3, ( 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1) 5 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, (ch1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 6 times, dc in last st. Turn. – {38 dc ( starting Ch 3 counts as 1 dc), 10 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 5 – 9 : Repeat Row 4.

Row 10 : Ch 3, ( 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 5 times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ( 3 dc in ch-1 sp) 5 times, dc in last st. – {38 dc ( starting Ch 3 counts as 1 dc), 1 ch-2 sp}(Zero ch1 in this Row)

Part 2:

With A, Ch 3.

Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Turn. – { 3 dc ( turning ch counts as 1 dc)}

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st, Ch 2, sk 1 st,3 dc in last st. Turn. – {6 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 3: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in last st. Turn. –{8 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 4: Ch 3, 2dc in same st, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in last st. Turn. –{12 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 2 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 5: Ch 3, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp,ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch1, sk-3 st, dc in last st. Bind off. –{14 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc),2 ch-1sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Row 6: Ch 3, 2dc in same st, ch 1, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp, ch 1,3 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in last st. Turn. –{18 dc (turning ch counts as 1 dc), 4 ch-1 sp, 1 ch-2 sp}

Align Part 1 and 2 on a flat surface to form a tulip shape. With matching color, Using a yarn needle, whip stitch the 2 pieces together.

Attach Dowel, if you want to use this yarn bomb indoors.

With yarn to match each Tulip, lay piece flat, position dowel parallel to top of piece, using a yarn needle, secure the piece onto the dowel at the 3 top points of the tulip. With E, Ch 40 (for hanging cord) Bind off. Tie to both ends of the dowel. Weave in all ends.

Stem for the Yarn Bomb

Cut out 6 pieces of 36” yarn with green, Fold in half, insert the folded portion into the ch-2 sp to form a loop, pull the 2 ends through the loop to form the stem. Trim extras to make it even.

Create a slip knot over this, if you so choose.

Attach to surfaces using pieces of yarn tied to the corners or with wire.

It is a great stash buster and looks wonderful in bright colors.

Happy Making!
Valerie

Feel free to create this in any color that you choose and share it with me.
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