A few months ago I asked my cousin Kailey, our resident knitter & crocheter, if she thought she could make a wall hanging that looked kind of like a woven one (because I don’t have the patience or skill for that!) but just using different knitting & crocheting techniques. Within a few days she came with a bunch of different samples to see what I was looking for! And now I have this pretty piece hanging on my wall! This is a great project for a trip or just to use to fill small chunks of time because you can knit/crochet each individual chunk and then set it aside to put together later so you don’t have to haul everything around with you!What you need:
-7 US mm knitting needles
-19 US knitting needles
-4.25 mm crochet hook
-10 mm crochet hook
-8 mm crochet hook
-(Color # 1) Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (barley)-medium 4 weight
-(Color # 2) Paton’s classic wool Worsted(natural mix)-medium 4 weight
-(Color # 3) Loops & Threads Chunky Boho(cream) -Super Bulky 6
-(Color # 4) Loops & Threads Chunky (black)-Super Bulky 6
*To simplify, I’m labeling the colors as numbers and will refer to the numbers during the pattern.
*Because everyone has slightly different tension with knitting/crocheting, it is best if you measure each section while working on the piece and after you finish it, to be sure that the whole project ends up being the same width. (I had to learn this the hard way multiple times.)
Section 1 (2″ x 15″)
4.25 crochet hook and color # 1. Bobble stitch(using 5 double crochet for each bobble).
Row 1. Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Turn your work.
Row 2. Alternate bobble stitch and single crochet across. Turn.
Row 3. Chain 1. Single crochet in same stitch and each stitch across.
Row 4. Chain 1. SC in same stitch. Alternate bobble stitch and SC across. Turn.
Row 5. Chain 1. SC in same stitch and each stitch across. Turn.
Row 6. Alternate bobble stitch and SC across.
Row 7. Chain 1. SC in same stitch and each stitch across.
Weave in all ends.
Section 2 (1″ x 15″)
Using US 7 knitting needles and color # 2.
Cast on 62 stitches, knit 6 rows, cast off. Weave in all ends.
Section 3 (4″ x 15″)
US 19 knitting needles, colors 3 and 4.
Cast on 15. Knit 2 rows using color # 4. Switch to color # 3. knit three rows and cast off. Weave in all ends.
Section 4 (2″ x 15″)
4.25 mm Crochet hook and color # 1.
Chain 50, complete 1 loop stitch in 2nd chain from your hook and each chain following. (49 )
Alternate rows of single crochet and the loop stitch for a total of 8 rows. Weave in all ends.
Section 5 (1″ x 15″)
US 7 knitting needles and color # 2.
Cast on 62, knit 6 rows, cast off. Weave in all ends.
Section 6 (1.5″ x 15″)
8 mm crochet hook and color # 3.
Modified V stitch. Chain 20.. Turn your work, HDC 2 stitches into 3rd chain from your hook. (Slip stitch into next stitch, 2HDC into next stitch)* repeat until end of row, ending on slip stitch. Weave in all ends.
Section 7 (1.5″ x15″)
US 7 knitting needles and color # 1.
Again using the Garter stitch for this section. Cast on 62, knit 13 rows and cast off. Weave in all ends.
Section 8 (1″ x 15″)
You will need the 10 mm crochet hook and color # 4.
Kept this one super simple for you guys. Chain 24, weave in all ends.
Section 9 (3.5″ x 15″)
You will need the US 7 knitting needles and colors 1 and 2 for this section.
I used the basic Garter stitch for this section. Approximately 2″ of color # 1, and 1.5″ of color # 2. So all you need to do is cast on 62 stitches, knit 16 rows using color # 1, switch colors, and 11 rows of color # 2, and then cast off. Weave in all ends.
To put everything together:
Sew the sections together using a tapestry needle and yarn. When I sewed the flatter sections to the bulky sections, I would sew my tapestry needle into the bottom of the bulky sections, to allow the full texture of the bulky sections to show through.
Measure out sufficient lengths of 18″ strips of color # 3, and attach to the bottom of the wall hanging, folding yarn in half. I attached slightly towards the back of the wall hanging so it wouldn’t be obviously showing.
Attach to wooden dowel using pieces of color #1.Did you notice the knit pillow in these photos? You can make that too!
-Caitlin & Kailey