Free Pattern: Starburst Pennant

Free Crochet Patterns / Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Multicolored crochet pennants

I’ve been wanting a shield-shaped flag banner for a while now, but wasn’t able to find a pattern that I liked, so I ended up making one myself. It’s super simple to do, and the little flags whip up in a jiffy, even when you do multiple colors and have to weave in those ends. It looks great in solids, too, though I didn’t snap any photos of any. I may make one in a different set of colors, for seasonal decorating.


  • Yarn: Scheepjes Catona (sport weight cotton)
  • Hook: 2.5mm – 3.5mm (E)

Size & Gauge

Each banner measures approx. 3″ x 3″. Gauge isn’t an issue, and the pattern should work with any yarn and an appropriately-sized hook, but you’ll get bigger flags with thicker yarn.

A rainbow banner for decor

Difficulty: Beginner

Crochet abbreviations: (US Terms)

  • st/sts – stitch/stitches
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc- single stitch
  • dc – double stitch
  • sp – space
  • {} – stitch count at the end of each row

Important Notes

  • Pattern is worked in the round, without turning. 
  • The instructions are written without noting color changes between rounds. You can change colors if you want, and use your preferred method for joining.


Start with a Magic Circle, or ch4 and join with a sl st to make a circle.

Rnd 1: Working into the circle, ch 3 (counts as first dc), then ch 2 (to create a corner space), (2 dc, ch2) 4 times, dc, join with a sl st in the third chain of the beginning ch3. {10 dc, 5 ch2-sp}

Rnd 2: ch 3, (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc) into ch2-sp, dc in next two sts, 3 dc into ch2-sp, dc in next two sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into ch2-sp (this is the bottom point), dc in next two sts, 3 dc in CH2-sp, dc in next two sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into ch2-sp, dc, join with a sl st in the 3rd chain of the starting chain.

Rnd 3: CH 3, dc in next two sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into ch2-sp, dc in next 11 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into bottom point, dc in next 11 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into ch2-sp, dc in next three sts; join with sl st in top of starting ch3. Fasten off and change colors

Rnd 4: SC in each st around, doing (2 SC, CH 2, 2 SC) into each CH2 sp. 

Finishing: Make as many pennants as desired and join with a chain. In the example pictured, I made a chain of 30, single chained across the top of the first pennant (16 stitches), chained 8, then single chained stitched across the second pennant, etc. After the last pennant, I chained 30, turned and slip stitched across the top of the last pennant, into the 8 chain stitches, etc. until the end, and then fastened off. This left me with a loop at either end for easy hanging.

Rainbow crocheted flags

I hope you enjoy this pattern! Please let me know if you make anything with it…I’d love to know how it worked out for you! If you find any mistakes or have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. and I will make corrections as needed.

Copyright 2019 Stace Dumoski

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