The Cockade is a symbol of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Red white and green cockades are available all over Hungary as the time nears for this commemoration, which is March 15th every year. Kati is one of our Hungarian language instructors and she graciously shared her cockade instructions. The Hungarian word for cockade is kokárda and she uses it in her instructions,
From Kati: Full disclosure. I haven’t done crocheting for about 5 years and I only learned it as an adult about 10 year ago. But I think this is how it goes:
For my kokárda I used a Light weight 3 yarns piros (red), fehér (white), zöld (green) with F needle.
Start with your green yarn
1. create a magic ring with 5 single crochet, slip stitch to the first stitch
2. 2 single crochet in every stitch. At the end slip stitch to the first stitch while changing to your white yarn
3. 1 single crochet in the first stitch and 2 single crochet in the next, follow this pattern till the end of this round, slip stitch to the first stitch
4. 1 single crochet to the first two stitches and 2 single crochet to the next stitch, follow this pattern till the end of this round, slip stitch to the first stitch while you change to your red yarn.
5. 1+1+1+2 stitches in the first 4 stitches and follow this pattern till the end of this round, slip stitch to the first stitch
6. 1+1+1+1+2 stitches in the first 5 stitches and follow this pattern till the end of this round. You are done with the body of the kokárda
For the hanging part I crochet a straight line with single crochets and change color after every two rows. Mine was 35 stitches long, but you can make it as long as you like.
When you are done with both pieces, fold the hanging part to shape a V and sew it on the back of the body.
Your kokárda is done.
You can read more about the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 and check out other activities HERE!