Crochet Pin Banner for Collectors: Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

Do you collect pins? Do you kow someone who does? Make them (or yourself) this lovely crochet pin banner to display your pin collection. Just follow the free crochet pattern and easy video tutorial.

Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for the Pin Collector Crochet Pin Banner crochet pattern. You will also find the material list, stitch list, gauge, video tutorial, and sizing information.

crochet banner hanging on wall

The Perfect Gift for Pin Collectors

Guess what? My niece collects Disney pins! When I found this out I was thrilled because I knew the perfect gift to make her. After a nice long facetime, I found out the colors of her room and I got to see some of her pins. Right away I had this crochet pin banner on my hook. There is a darker and lighter section on the banner to display different color pins. She was thrilled to receive it! I hope this pattern makes the perfect crochet gift for someone you know.

More than Just Pins

This pin banner can also be used as a jewelry organizer. You can easily earring on the banner and add buttons to the banner to hold bracelets and necklaces.

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Customizing Your Crochet Pin Banner

This banner is very easy to adjust. Just add any number of chains to the starting chain to make the banner taller. Add any even number of rows to the project to make the banner wider. The final project should have an odd number of rows.

The fringe can be made longer or shorter to get your desired look. I used a book to help make my fringe a consistent size. You can use a different size book to make a different size fringe.

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Below you will find the free pattern for the Crochet Banner with all the instructional photos and videos needed to complete the pattern, but I am also aware that several of us like to crochet on the couch, in the car, or in bed with a printout of the pattern. This is why I also offer a nicely formatted large font PDF version of the pattern that can be purchased on Etsy or Ravelry. You can print the pattern and take it on the go with you or tuck it into your project bag.

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Collector’s Crochet Pin Banner Pattern

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Materials Needed

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5.3 oz or 281 yds of  Red Heart Super Saver, (Weight: 4/medium –  370 yds, 7 oz, 198 g)
The colors used are Frosty Green (187 yds, 3.6 oz) and Medium Thyme (95 yds, 1.8 oz), Buff (26 yds).
Size I (5.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
3/4 in. diameter dowel rod cut to 14 in.
Hardback Book that is 8.5 inches tall (optional)
Larger hook (optional) (used to attach fringe)
Steamer (optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
Half Double Crochet
ST(s) –

Gauge and Size

Gauge: 13 HDC X 11 Rows = 4 inches
Size: 12 inches wide by 14 inches tall without fringe and when not attached to dowel rod. Fringe is 7.5 inches long. The final length of the finished project is 19 inches tall by 12 inches wide.

Crochet Pin Banner for Collectors Video Tutorial

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Collector’s Crochet Pin Banner Pattern

-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH1, turning chain, as a stitch.

The Pin Collector’s Crochet Banner Pattern is copyrighted by Winding Road Crochet.
– To make the banner longer: Add any number of chains to the starting chain.
– To make the banner wider: Add any even number of rows to the banner. (You should have an odd number of rows when you finish the project.)

CH 46 with the lighter green yarn.

Row 1: HDC into the 2nd CH from the hook, HDC into the next 43 CHs, CH1, skip 1 CH, HDC into the last CH. (44 HDC, 1 CH space)

Note: The gaps we are creating will be used for the fringe.

Row 2: CH1, turn, HDC into the first ST, HDC into the CH1 space, HDC into the next 43 STs. (45 HDC)

Row 3: CH1, turn, HDC into the first 43 STs, CH1, Skip a ST, HDC in the last ST. (44 HDC, 1 CH space)

Rows 4-11: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 11 rows.

Rows 12-22: Change yarn color to dark green. Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 11 rows.

Note: With the dark green color, leave a 15 inch yarn end. This will give you some yarn to sew the dowel rod to the banner.

Rows 23-33: Change yarn color to light green. Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have a total of 11 rows.

Fasten off and weave in your ends. (Except the long dark green yarn end.)

Adding the Fringe

Each section of fringe is made up of 8 pieces of yarn that each measure 18 inches. Each section of fringe has 6 strands of light green yarn, 1 strand of dark green yarn and 1 strand of buff (tan) yarn. There is 17 sections of fringe.

In total you will need:
102 strands of light green yarn
17 strands of dark green yarn
17 strands of tan yarn

The best and quickest way to cut these strands, is to wrap your yarn around a hardback book that is 8.5 inches tall (of close to that). Wrap the yarn around the book as many times as you need to, then cute one side of the yarn as shown in the photo below. This will give you strands of yarn that are close to the same size.

cutting crochet pin banner fringe

To add fringe to your banner, first start by making groups of yarn strands that are 6 light green strands and 1 dark green and tan strand.

1. Fold the strands of yarn in half to make a loop on one side.

2. Using a hook (a large hook is best), insert the hook into on of the gaps at the bottom of the banner. Insert the hook from the back of the banner to the front of the banner. Use the hook to pull the loop you created through the gap. Only pull the loop through the gap about 2 inches.

3. Using the hook or your fingers, pull all the yarn ends through the loop.

4. Lightly pull on the yarn ends until the loop is tight. You can pull on 1-2 strands at a time to adjust the look of the top of the fringe.

Repeat this process for every section of fringe.

If you like, you can use a steamer to straighten the fringe and give it a cleaner look. After all your fringe is attached, brush the fringe out and use scissors to cut the bottom of the fringe so that it is even.

Attaching the Dowel Rod

Next we will attach the dowel rod. Place your dowel rod about two inches from the top of the banner. Fold the banner over the dowel rod. Using the long yarn end of dark green yarn, sew the dark section on the banner down using a whip stitch.

Use a new strand of light green yarn to sew the light green areas of the banner together. You can sew one light green side then make shallow stitches through the dark green section to reach the other light green side. Weave in your ends.

Cut a 20 inch strand of light green yarn and attach it to each side of the dowel rod with a knot.

Now your Crochet pin banner for collectors is complete and ready to be enjoyed. They work up fast and make a great gift.

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