Cosy Christmas Wall Hanging

Hi My Lovelies! I seem to be making a little tradition for myself over the past few years. Saying Thank You to you guys for supporting me and my crochet business is very important to me. So I think a free pattern as a bit of a Christmas Gift to you is a must!

 Made with the gorgeous Super Chunky and wonderfully soft Drops Eskimo 100% wool (which you can buy from here) is the Cosy Christmas Wall Hanging. Or why not make it in a colour to match your home decor, omit the holly leaves and hang up all year round - perfect for that Farmhouse/Country Style look!




English version (American version is available as 
free download on Ravelry

A little Intarsia crochet tutorial is available here









Materials; 
♥ Approx 100g of super chunky yarn. Here Drops Eskimo 100% wool yarn has been used in the following colours and quantities;
2 x 50g balls of red (08) and scraps of Off White (01) and Olive (06)
♥ 7mm crochet hook
♥ Bells for decoration
♥ Stick for hanging
♥ Length of ribbon or string for hanging
♥ Darning needle

Stitches used;
ch = chain
slst = slip stitch
dc = double crochet

Finished Size (without the stick and ribbon);
33cm long x 27cm wide

Abbreviations;
Rnd = round
frm = from
st(s) = stitch(es)

Gauge;
Gauge is not essential 10 stitches x 12 rows = 10cm x 10cm using double crochet

With Red work 3ch.

Row 1;
Work 1dc in 3rd ch frm hook (missed ch counts as 1dc), turn. 2sts

Row 2;
1ch, work 2dc in first dc, 2dc in missed ch, turn. 4sts

Row 3;
1ch, work 2dc in 1st dc, 1dc in next 2 dc, 2dc in last dc, turn, 6sts

Row 4-13;
Continue to increase by 2 stitches per row by working;
1ch, 2dc in first dc, 1dc in each dc along the row, with 2dc in very last dc, turn.
You should have 26 dc by the end of row 13.

Row 14 - 20;
1ch, 1dc in each dc across to end, turn.

Next, follow the grid starting from '1' snaking your way up. Each square represents 1dc, and ensure to still work 1ch for turning at the beginning of each row.

To finish the main part of your wall hanging, repeat row 14 eight times, then fasten off and weave in all ends.
Holly Leaves – make 2
Work 7ch.

Rnd 1;
Work 1dc in 2nd ch frm hook. Work 1dc in next ch, (3ch, slst in to base of 1st ch just made) to form a picot. Next work 1dc in each of next 2 dc, then make a picot as before. Next work 1dc in last 2 ch, then make a picot. Next work 1dc in same ch. On the underside of the ch, work 1dc in first 2 ch, then make a picot. Work 1dc in next 2 ch, then make a picot. To finish, work 1dc in last ch, slst into 1st dc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Assembly 
First, you may want to block your wall hanging so that it lies flat. To do this, pin it to your ironing board, set your iron to steam and hover the iron over it for a few seconds, especially at the edges. Take care not to let your iron touch the stitches as this may flatten them. Let it cool down, and unpin.

Attach your wall hanging to the stick by using a darning needle and matching yarn. Sew from front to back - through a dc, then over the stick, through a dc, then over the stick, all the way across the top.

Next attached your leaves and bells. You can use any buttons, bows, beads to decorate.

Finally, knot on your length of ribbon at each end of the stick for hanging.

Ta-dah! You have made your very own Cosy Christmas Wall Hanging!


Don't forget you can download the pattern (both UK and US terms) for FREE over on Ravelry :)

I do hope you all have a wonderful Christmas full of joy, happiness and Crochet!

Amy  
xxx

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