It’s official. I’m obsessed with crocheted wall hangings.
The design possibilities are so endless that I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to create my own!
So for my 2nd wall hanging pattern (the first being the “Welcome” Wall Hanging), I present to you this cozy, rustic autumn pumpkin decor piece! Framed at the top and bottom by a bit of plaid in shades of ivory and brown, the orange bobble stitch pumpkin is the focal point of this design.
I combined two different brands of acrylic tweed yarn to achieve the color palette I had in my head, and it didn’t give me any issues. The orange and dark brown are both Yarn Bee’s Rustic Romantic (Hobby Lobby), and the ivory and lighter brown are from Loops & Threads’ Impeccable Tweed line (Michael’s). The ivory color from Impeccable has flecks of brown and orange in it that pull all of the colors together… almost like it was meant to be!
There are lots of other tweed yarns out there, too, so use what you have available to you. You could even skip the tweed look altogether and opt for a cleaner, sleeker look with solid colors. (I debated doing a white base with white/gray/black plaid, but I think I’m going to save that look for a future design.)
I used a strong stick from my yard for the dowel, but you could use a regular wooden dowel found at most craft stores. And while I embellished mine with tassels, you could do fringe instead. Make it your own!
Blog Version vs. PDF Version
I’ll say this up front: While I normally try to create my ad-free PDF versions of my blog patterns as similarly to the blog version itself as I can, in this case, the PDF version is packed with helpful tips and info that I just couldn’t reasonably fit into the blog post without it getting long and confusing. So with that said…
If you’ve never made a bobble stitch wall hanging before, I recommend you work from the inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern.
Here’s what you’ll get in the PDF:
- How to follow a color chart
- How to make tassels (photo tutorial)
- How to attach the dowel (photo tutorial)
- Enlarged printable version of the color chart
- No ads
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Autumn Pumpkin Wall Hanging
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Crochet Language: American Standard
17″ tall x 12″ wide
#4 medium weight acrylic yarn recommended. The approximate amounts and colors I used are:
COLOR A: 45 yds
Loops & Threads Impeccable Tweed in “Taupe”
COLOR B: 40 yds
Yarn Bee Rustic Romantic in “Barnwood Fence”
COLOR C: 175 yds
Loops & Threads Impeccable Tweed in “Aran“
COLOR D: 75 yds
Yarn Bee Rustic Romantic in “Pumpkin Spice”
5.0mm (H) hook
16 SC x 18 rows = 4”
You’ll also need: Stick or wooden dowel cut to 14”
Terms and Abbreviations:
SL ST (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
YO (yarn over)
1: YO and insert the hook into the stitch
2: YO and pull up a loop
3: YO and pull through the first 2 loops on the hook
4: Repeat 1-3 four more times until you have 6 loops on the hook
5: YO and pull through all 6 loops
Notes about the Bobble Stitch:
(1) Bobble stitches will always be followed by a single crochet (SC) of the same color.
(2) Bobble stitches are worked on the “wrong side” of the pattern, but the bobble will show up on the correct side.
(1) CH1s at the beginning of rows/rounds do not count as stitches.
(2) CHANGING COLORS: In the stitch before a color change, complete the final step of the stitch with the new color. In this pattern, the stitch before a color change will always be a single crochet; so you’ll work the stitch, and when it’s time to pull through the final loops, you’ll drop the first color and pull through with the new color.
(3) READING THE CHART: Odd-numbered rows are worked right-to-left, and even-numbered rows are worked left-to-right. You’ll begin in the bottom-right corner of the chart.
(4) CARRYING YARN: For this project, I carried my yarn through the plaid sections (dropping whichever of the three colors I wasn’t using on that row, and picking it back up again when needed). For the pumpkin area, I carried the background color (aran) throughout, but only carried the pumpkin color (orange) across a single row, fastening it off when finished with it and rejoining when needed in the next row.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR WALL HANGING
With COLOR A, CH49.
Row 1: Beginning in 2nd CH from hook, (4 SC in COLOR A, 4 SC in COLOR B) across. (48)
Rows 2-74: CH1, turn; complete corresponding row on color chart.* (You’ve already completed chart Row 1.) (48)
(Click chart to enlarge.)
Once you’ve completed the chart, fasten off.
Complete the following:
- Relocate all yarn ends to the back of the project and weave in.
- Block project (optional, recommended)
- Add tassels or fringe (optional)
- Attach project to dowel
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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you’re sharing your project on social media, be sure to tag me @yarnandchai.design!