The Evelyn Wall Hanging may just be the most unique pattern I have ever written. The original design had the squares closed with rows of half double crochets, but a crazy dream and a sleepless night made for a pretty unique idea.
I manage to always dream about designing patterns. I’m the kind of person that if I don’t write things down there and then I will forget them, which usually results in me getting up in the middle of the night to write down a pattern idea. So after a weird, incredibly vivid, dream I began to design the pattern around having open squares. And thus The Evelyn Wall Hanging was born.
This is such a versatile pattern as you can add or take away as many squares as you like. It has also been suggested that you can place pictures in the open squares and use them as hanging picture frames. The possibilities with this pattern are endless and I truly hope you enjoy it!
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Weight 4 Worsted Weight Yarn
Dowel Rod or Wooden Branch
For most of my wall hanging patterns I prefer to use a thicker and tighter spun worsted weight yarn. I feel like it gives a lot more definition to the piece and details tend to stand out more. I really don’t focus too much on the texture of the yarn because I steam every single one of my wall hangings, which softens the piece and makes it more flexible and flowy. This is especially helpful for tighter crocheters. The brands I tend to gravitate the most towards are Red Heart Super Saver and Loops & Threads Impeccable. If you would like to use a similar yarn that I did click here!
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Stitch Key (US Terms)
Ch = Chain
St/sts = Stitch(es)
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
** = Repeat
LS = Left Side
RS = Right Side
Bobble Stitch = *yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook* repeat 3 more times. Now you should have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on your hook. (do not chain after this, move straight into your next stitch)
-The wall hanging is worked from the bottom up.
-The wall hanging is worked in rows.
-The 1st stitch of each row should be placed in the same stitch as the turning chain.
-The turning chain does not count as the 1st stitch of the row.
-Row 8-16 (LS) and Row 8-16 (RS) have the same pattern instructions except 8-16 (RS) begins by attaching the yarn to the wrong side of the project and chaining 1. The 1st stitch is placed in the same st where the yarn was attached.
-To adjust the size of the wall hanging modify the number of square repeats you complete. You can also change hook sizes to adjust the size of the piece.
Finished Dimensions: 19 inches tall x 9 inches wide for 2 squares (not including fringe).
Gauge: Not necessary for this pattern
Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across. For a cleaner edge, hdc in the back bump of the ch. Ch 1, turn. (31)
Row 2: hdc in 1st st, *bobble in the next st, hdc in the next st* repeat until the end of the row. Ch 1, turn. (31)
Row 3: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (31)
Row 4 – Row 7: Repeat Rows 2 & 3, ending with a repeat of Row 3. Ch 1, turn. (31)
Row 8 (LS): hdc in the 1st st, *bobble in the next st, hdc in the next st* repeat 4 times. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 9 (LS): hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 10 (LS) – Row 18 (LS): Repeat Rows 8 & 9, ending with a repeat of Row 8. Fasten Off.
- Flip the piece over so that the bobble side is facing down. From Row 7, count 9 sts from the left and attach the yarn in the 9th st. Ch 1.
Row 8 (RS): hdc in the same st as the ch 1, *bobble in the next st, hdc in the next st* repeat until the end of the row. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 9 (RS): hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (9)
Row 10 (RS) – Row 18 (RS): Repeat Rows 8 & 9, ending with a repeat of Row 8.
Row 19: hdc in the next 9 sts, Ch 13, hdc in the next 9 sts on the left panel of the square (connecting the 2 sides). Ch 1 , turn. (18 sts, 13 chs)
Row 20: hdc in the 1st st, *bobble in the next st, hdc in the next st* repeat in each st and ch across until the end of the row. Ch 1, turn. (31)
Row 21: hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn. (31)
Row 22: hdc in the 1 st st, *bobble in the next st, hdc in the next st* repeat until the end of the row. Ch 1, turn. (31)
Row 23 – Row 24: Repeat Rows 19 & 20. Change to secondary color after row 22. Ch 1, turn. (31)
- Repeat Rows 1 – 24 (placing the hdc in the stitch instead of the ch for row 1) for each square you would like to add to the wall hanging.
- The last row of hdc before you fasten off will be in the color you completed the last square in, rather than the next color you’re changing to.
- The last hdc row of the piece before you fasten off should be in the same color as the square you are finishing with.
- After completing the last row of your last square repeat, Fasten off and leave at least a 6 foot (2 yard) tail to attach to a branch or dowel. (Before attaching the piece to a branch, I highly suggest blocking the piece with a steamer).
- To attach the piece, weave the tail around the front of the branch and through the first stitch from the last row of the piece. Continue weaving until you reach the last stitch of the row. Knot off the tail and weave in your ends.
- To hang the piece, drill two small holes through the branch on either side of the piece. Thread through both holes with yarn and knot off both ends to keep the yarn from coming through the hole. Trim off the excess yarn.
- Optional: Add fringe to the bottom by using 3 strands of yarn to pull a loop through the hdc’s along the bottom, fold the ends through the loop and pull to tighten.
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