Happy Friday Friends!
And welcome back to me I guess. I’ve been in a creating frenzy which leaves little time to actually write them down. I have to admit the whole working full-time thing tends to get in the way. Also, I’m lazy…
I created this wall hanging with a very special friend in mind who’s wedding was this past weekend. I actually attempted to design two other things for her first, but both ended up being complete disasters. So the wall hanging was created!
If you follow me on Instagram (why aren’t you yet?) you probably saw my DIY loom I built out of a picture frame. I’ve been slightly obsessed with everything weaving since and follow like 100 weavers on Insta now and drool over all the pretty things.
BUT I didn’t want to spend money on a loom. I already have a thousand projects I’m working on and I don’t need to spend money to start another. Later…..
So I decided to crochet one. And humble brag aside, I really wasn’t sure how this was going to turn out as I simply made it up as I went along. (see the humble brag there?)
After I finished it and decided it was actually good, I created the graph to go along with it.
If you’ve never tried tapestry crochet before this is slightly intermediate. You’re only ever carrying two colors at once so that’s not hard, but you will have three colors attached during most of it at 4 different places so it can become a tangle if you’re not paying attention.
BOHO CROCHET WALL HANGING
- E/5mm crochet hook
- yarn of choice ( I used medium weight Big Twist & Loops & Threads)
- stick or wooden dowel
- crochet needle
To begin you will chain 41 in your base color.
Single crochet in the second chain from the hook and down the chain (40)
Here’s where the graph kicks in which you will follow for the rest of the wall hanging. It’s worked from the bottom up back and forth. Always carry your yarn behind on the same side (back side). I only carried the yarn behind while two colors were being worked together.
It’s worked from the bottom up back and forth. Always carry your yarn behind on the same side (back side). I only carried the yarn behind while two colors were being worked together. For example
For example, there are two separate sections using the burgundy yarn, so I had two small balls of the burgundy yarn in action. I simply cut a long length of yarn from the original skein and rolled it to use on the opposite side. Once I was done with that color in the row I dropped it in the back and picked it back up when I came down the next row. Hopefully, that makes sense.
Once you’ve finished the entire wall hanging you will have a few ends to weave in. Then it’s time to add the fringe!
I added the longer fringe first along the very bottom of the hanging. After it was all attached I cut it into a V shape. Next, I added the blue fringe right along the blue line created in the hanging. I cut this fringe straight across.
Finally, I found a stick out in the courtyard at work and brought it home for JB to break down smaller for me (#weakfingerlife). I decided to only wrap the ends of the stick to the hanging, but you could wrap it on all the way down if you like that look better.
I gotta say, this is way cooler of a project than I normally do. I am not that Boho girl, but I learned that I can fake it pretty well!
How do you feel about the wall hanging trend going on right now? You a fan?