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If you follow Yarn + Chai on Facebook, you might have seen the wall hanging I crocheted for my Bulgarian-born nephew:
Making that project got me really excited about wall hangings, so I decided to create my first pattern for one!
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
- The “tie-and-trim” method (photo tutorial)
- How to add fringe (photo tutorial)
- How to attach the dowel (photo tutorial)
- Enlarged printable version of the color chart
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“WELCOME” Wall Hanging
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Crochet Language: American Standard
Wall hanging: 31.5” tall x 6.75” wide (not including fringe)
Flower: 3.5” x 3.5”
#4 medium weight acrylic yarn recommended.
250 yards of COLOR A (base) – I used Impeccable in “Putty”
50 yards of COLOR B (letters) – I used Impeccable in “White”
5 yards for center of flower – I used Rustic Romantic in “Barnwood Fence”
20 yards for petals – I used Impeccable in “Butterscotch”
Wall hanging: 5.0mm (H) hook
Flower: 4.5mm (G/7) hook
Wall hanging: 16 SC x 18 rows = 4”
Flower: First 3 rounds should measure about 1.125” across
You’ll also need: Wooden dowel cut to 8”
Terms and Abbreviations:
MC (magic circle – tutorial here)
SL ST (slip stitch)
SC (single crochet)
HDC (half double crochet)
YO (yarn over)
FLO (front loop only)
BLO (back loop only)
1: YO and insert the hook into the st
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) Instructions for the “O” in WELCOME are included in the chart in case you opt to not attach a flower there.
(3) 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.
(4) Reading the chart: Odd-numbered rows are worked right-to-left, and even-numbered rows are worked left-to-right.
(5) Carrying colors: Whenever I was using COLOR B (white), I did carry COLOR A (ivory) along because it is well-hidden in the bobble stitches. I did not, however, carry COLOR B (white) at all; I simply cut it when I was done with it, and rejoined a new strand when I needed it again.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR WALL HANGING
To begin: With COLOR A, CH25.
Row 1: SC in 2nd CH from hook and in each remaining CH. (24)
Row 2: CH1, turn. SC across. (24)
Rows 3-137: CH1, turn; complete corresponding row on color chart. (24)
(click chart to enlarge)
When you complete the chart, fasten off. Weave in COLOR A ends.
Complete the following:
- Secure COLOR B ends with “Tie-and-Trim” method (use yarn needle to relocate all ends to back side of project, then tie nearby ends together with a knot and trim to half an inch or less)
- Block project (optional, recommended)
- Add fringe (you’ll need at least 24 8″ strands)
- Attach flower (optional — pattern below)
- Attach project to dowel
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLOWER
Reference these instructions when pattern calls for front or back petals:
FRONT Petal Instructions: SL ST to FLO of next ST, CH6, SC in 3rd CH from hook, HDC in each of the 3 remaining CHS, SL ST in FLO of same ST you started in.
BACK Petal Instructions:
SL ST to BLO of next ST, CH7, SC in 3rd CH from hook, HDC in each of the 4 remaining CHS, SL ST in BLO of same ST you started in.
To begin: To begin: With BROWN YARN, make a magic circle; CH1.
Round 1: 5 SC in MC. Join. (5)
Round 2: CH1. 2 SC in each ST around. Join. (10)
Round 3: CH1. 2 SC in first ST, SC in next ST, (2 SC in next ST, SC in next ST) around. Insert hook into first ST of the round to begin your join, switch to YELLOW YARN, and complete join. (15)
Fasten off BROWN YARN, leaving a long tail for attaching flower to project (if desired).
Round 4-A (1st Round of Petals): SL ST into FLO of first ST. (Mark the unworked BACK loop of the stitch with a stitch marker or bobby pin; it will come in handy later.) CH6, SC in 3rd CH from hook, HDC in each of the 3 remaining CHS, SL ST in FLO of the same stitch you started in; this is your first petal.
Complete “Front Petal Instructions” once in each of the next 3 STS. SK next ST. Complete “Front Petal Instructions” once in each of the next 4 STS. SK next ST. Complete “Front Petal Instructions” once in each of the next 5 STS.
You should now have 13 petals total.
Turn flower over and notice the unworked back loops from Round 3, starting with the loop we marked with a stitch marker; we’ll be doing our second round of petals along these back loops.
Round 4-B (2nd Round of Petals): CH1. SL ST into the 1st back loop of Round 3 (the loop we marked with a stitch marker). CH7, SC in 3rd CH from hook, HDC in each of the 4 remaining CHS, SL ST in BLO of same ST you started in. This is your first back petal.
Complete “Back Petal Instructions” once in each of the next 3 STS. SK next ST. Complete “Back Petal Instructions” once in each of the next 4 STS. SK next ST. Complete “Back Petal Instructions” once in each of the next 5 STS.
You should now have 13 back petals, 26 petals total.
Leaving the long BROWN YARN tail (if you’re using it to attach your flower to your project), weave in all other ends.
SHAPING THE PETALS
If your petals are curling up too much, you can invert them by pinching the backside of the tips of the petals. Block flower if desired to maintain shape.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you’re sharing your project on social media, be sure to tag me @yarnandchai.design!