And now for the cro­chet wall­hang­ing

Why weave when you can hook up a dec­o­ra­tive tex­tile for your wall!

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ABBREVIATIONS

(Aus­tralian/uk ter­mi­nol­ogy used through­out) beg = be­gin­ning

ch = chain

cont = con­tinue

dc = dou­ble

cro­chet lp/lps = loop/s

rep = re­peat

sl st = slip

stitch sp/sps = space/s

st/s = stitch/es

yoh = yarn over hook

Fin­ished size:

45cm x 85cm ap­prox (in­clud­ing fringe)

Gather your sup­plies

Pa­tons Cot­ton Blend 8 ply (50g): 4 balls Wild Rose Shade 39; 3 balls Coral Shade 26; 2 balls each Nat­u­ral Shade 4 and Pineap­ple Shade 40; 1 ball each Bright Red Shade 18, Flamingo Shade 25, Royal Blue Shade 23 and Lime Cream Shade 41; 4mm cro­chet hook; 3 pieces of card­board, one each 10cm, 15cm and 30cm wide for fring­ing; 50cm length of 1.5cm di­am­e­ter dowel; yarn nee­dle

Here’s how

Ten­sion: Square mo­tif mea­sures 10cm from point to point, us­ing 4mm hook. Cor­rect ten­sion is not es­sen­tial for this wall­hang­ing.

Square Mo­tif

(make 20, us­ing colours listed in ta­ble be­low) Us­ing 4mm hook and first colour, make 2ch.

1st row: Miss 1ch, 2dc in next ch.

2nd row: 1ch, 2dc in each dc … 4dc.

3rd row: 1ch, 2dc in first dc, 1dc in each of next 2dc, 2dc in last dc … 6dc.

4th row: 1ch, 2dc in first dc, 1dc in each dc to last dc, 2dc in last dc … 8dc.

5th row: 1ch, 1dc in each dc to end.

6th, 7th and 8th rows: As 4th row … 14dc. Rep last 4 rows once … 20dc. ** Change to sec­ond colour.

NOTE When changing colour, use new colour to work fi­nal lp of last st in old colour.

13th row: As 5th row. 14th row: 1ch, miss first dc, 1dc in each dc to last 2dc, miss next dc, 1dc in last dc … 18dc.

15th, 16th and 17th rows: As 14th row … 12dc.

18th row: As 5th row.

19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd rows: As 14th row … 4dc.

23rd row: 1ch, miss first dc, 1dc in next dc, miss next dc, 1dc in last dc … 2dc.

24th row: Insert hook in first dc, pull lp through, insert hook in last dc, pull lp through, yoh and draw through all 3 lps on hook. Fas­ten off.

Tri­an­gle Mo­tif

(make 8, us­ing colours listed in ta­ble be­low) Work as for Square Mo­tif to **. Fas­ten off.

To make up

Do not press. Us­ing a half mat­tress st seam and fol­low­ing pho­to­graph, join mo­tifs.

Edg­ing

With right side fac­ing and us­ing 4mm hook, join Nat­u­ral with a sl st in Pineap­ple/coral cor­ner.

1st row: 1ch, (1dc in each of next 20dc) in each of next 4 Tri­an­gle mo­tifs, turn … 80dc. 2nd row: 1ch, 1dc in each dc to end.

Rep last row un­til edg­ing mea­sures 7cm from beg, end­ing with a right side row, work 2dc in same sp as last dc, ro­tate to work along left side edge. Work 1dc in each row end of edg­ing, work (1dc in each of next 20dc) in each of next 2 Tri­an­gle mo­tifs, work 2dc in same sp as last dc, ro­tate to work across shape lower edges of mo­tifs, work 1dc in each row end of next 4 Square mo­tifs to bot­tom point, work 4dc in same sp as last dc, ro­tate to work 1dc in each row end

of next 4 Square mo­tifs, work 2dc in same sp as last dc, ro­tate to work along right side edge, work (1dc in each of next 20dc) in each of next 2 Tri­an­gle mo­tifs, then work 1dc in each row end of edg­ing to top edge, turn. Next row: 1ch, 1dc in each dc to cen­tre dc of first cor­ner, 5ch, (1tr in next dc, 2ch, miss 2dc) to cen­tre dc of next cor­ner, (1tr, 2ch) 3 times in cen­tre dc of bot­tom cor­ner, miss 2dc, (1tr in next dc, 2ch, miss 2dc) to cen­tre dc of next cor­ner, 1dc in each dc to end. Next row: 1ch, 1dc in each dc to first cor­ner, 5ch, (1tr in next tr, 2ch) to bot­tom cor­ner, (1tr, 2ch) 3 times in cen­tre st at cor­ner, (1tr in next tr, 2ch) to next cor­ner, 1dc in each dc to end. Fas­ten off. With right side fac­ing, fold Up­per edge over dowel and sew to back with slip stitch. Us­ing 6 strands of Nat­u­ral, each 200cm long, make a twisted cord and at­tach to each end of dowel for hang­ing. Sew in ends.

Fringe

Wind Wild Rose around 30cm-wide piece of card­board and cut along one edge. Us­ing 7 strands to­gether, work fringe in ev­ery ch sp in last row at lower edge. Wind Coral around 15cm wide piece of card­board and cut along one edge. Us­ing 7 strands to­gether, work fringe in ev­ery ch sp in sec­ond last row at lower edge. Wind Pineap­ple around 10cm wide piece of card­board and cut along one edge. Us­ing 7 strands to­gether, work fringe

in third last row at lower edge. Trim all fringes evenly.

Twisted cord di­a­grams

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