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Conner’s Ridge Crochet Wall Hanging

The Conner’s Ridge is a crochet wall hanging fit for an outdoor inspired home. Bring the adventurous life into your living room, bedroom, or office with this simple color-work crochet project. Keep reading for the free pattern for the Conner’s Ridge Wall Hanging.

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Inspiration

Let’s throw back to memory lane for a bit.. hang with me!

Back in November of 2013, I lived in a 30ft travel trailer nestled in Southern Florida without tv, internet, or cell service. However, I had my yarn, hook, and a stack of books. I spent my time crocheting my first nephew a baby blanket, and falling in love with the idea of wrapping a new baby in a handmade blanket. To this day, I consider my time spent in that trailer to be the starting point of High Desert Yarn. I didn’t dream of opening up a crochet design business then, but I fell in love with the act of giving someone a crocheted gift. Now, I love to create new designs for crocheters (just like me) to be give to their loved ones.

The Conner’s Ridge Wall Hanging is a crocheted gift for a new baby boy. His mom and I have spent many miles running, and hiking along mountain ridges. She gave me a love for birds (although I hardly remember their names). Every time the birds fly through in April, I think of her. Her newest bundle of joy will be joining the world soon, and I wanted to create a nursery decor piece fit for a wild little boy.

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Design

This crochet wall hanging is an Intarsia Crochet Pattern – simply meaning that you will change colors within a row to create a picture. It uses a bulky weight yarn with all single crochet stitches so that a beginner crocheter will be able to master it. The hardest part is counting the stitches, and knowing when to change colors. I suggest upgrading to the printable PDF so you can print out the color work chart, and take notes in the margins. You can find the PDF pattern in either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop.

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Yarn + Substitutes

This crochet wall hanging is made in the We Crochet Brava Bulky yarn. We Crochet graciously provided the yarn for this project, and I am over the moon with this yarn. This is the first time I’ve worked with the Brava Bulky, and I have fallen in love with the softness of this 100% acrylic yarn. The Brava Bulky is a delight to my fingers, and I know you’ll love it, too. Plus, the you’ll find the perfect shade for your project with over 25 colors to choose from.

We Crochet Brava Bulky

100% acrylic, bulky weight (category 5), 136 yds / 100 g

If you can’t get your hands on this soft acrylic, other great options would be..

  • Soft and Sleek Bulky from Hobby Lobby
  • Hue + Me from Lion Brand Yarn
  • Homespun from Lion Brand Yarn

Any bulky weight (category 5) yarn will work for this pattern. However, if you choose to substitute the yarn, be sure to check your gauge to make sure you finished crochet wall hanging will be perfect.

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PATTERN

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Materials

  • Yarn – Brava, bulky/category 5 (136yds/100g), 100% acrylic
    • You need 3 colors total. Yardage as follows..
      • MC (gray) – 154yds
      • CC1 (brown)- 43yds
      • CC2 (green) – 81yds
    • Substitutes : Any other bulky/category 5 yarn will work.
  • Crochet Hook – L (8.00mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 3/4″ diameter Dowel Rod or stick
  • Extra piece of twine, yarn, or crochet thread for hanging

Notes

Check your gauge! If you want your wall hanging to be the same size as the pattern, please check gauge prior to starting this pattern.

Starting/turning chain (CH 1) does not count as a stitch.

It’s all Single Crochet. This wall hanging is worked entirely of SC STS. When you’re reading the color charts, ONE square = ONE SC stitch. Read the written color work instructions as… “(MC) x 18” = In MC, SC in the next 18 STS.

Utilize bobbins. This wall hanging uses the Intarsia crochet technique. Meaning, you will need to create bobbins of yarn for each section of color. This will create color changes without carrying the yarn. Leave a tail long enough at the beginning and end of the new color to weave in when the wall hanging is finished. Double check you’re pulling the non-working yarn to the BACK (wrong side) of the work.

3 Sets of Instructions. This pattern includes 3 sets of instructions — Color Work Chart, Written Color Work Instructions, and Color Blocks. You don’t need to use all three to create this wall hanging. They are all provided to include every learning style. I prefer to use a Color Work Chart, but it might make more sense to you to use the Color Block Chart. Pick which one makes sense to you and go for it! If you need help reading any of the charts, please email me at hello@highdesertyarn.com

To fringe, or not to fringe. Adding fringe, or tassels to your finished wall hanging is an excellent way to add a little personality to the finished piece. Here is a blog post discussing some of these embellishments.

Changing Colors in Crochet. If you’re new to changing colors, here is a photo tutorial on how to do this.

Gauge

10 STS x 11 Rows = 4″ x 4″ square

  • Gauge is measured before blocking.
  • Gauge is worked in Single Crochet (SC)

Finished Size

Measurements taken before blocking.

  • Width = 21″
  • Length = 15.5″

Stitch Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.

  • CH(s) – chain(s)
  • SC – single crochet
  • MC – main color (gray)
  • CC1 – contrasting color 1 (brown)
  • CC2 – contrasting color 2 (green)
  • ST(S) – stitch(es)
  • RS – right side
  • WS – wrong side
  • SL ST – slip stitch
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Pattern Instructions + Color Work Chart

In MC, CH 50. CH 1. Turn. (50 STS)

Follow the Color Work Chart, Color Work Written Instructions, or the Color Block Chart for color changes. Every stitch is a SC, and there is a “CH 1. Turn.” after every row. If you need any help with this chart, please email me at hello@highdesertyarn.com

How to Read the Chart

  • Bottom to Top
  • Odd Rows — Right to Left
  • Even Rows — Left to Right

Would you rather have a printable version of this color work chart?
You can find a printable PDF pattern in my Etsy or Ravelry Shop.

Color Work Written Instructions

In MC, CH 50. CH 1. Turn. (50 STS)

Proceed with Row 1 of the Color Block Chart. Remember – there is a “CH1. Turn.” after every row.

← Row 1 [RS]: (MC) x 18, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 8, (MC) x 10, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 6

→ Row 2 [WS]: (MC) x 1, (CC2) x 6, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 8, (CC1) x 2, (CC2) x 8, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 17

← Row 3 [RS]: (MC) x 16, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 8, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 6, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 3

→ Row 4 [WS]: (MC) x 4, (CC2) x 5, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 4, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 10, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 14, (CC1) x 1

← Row 5 [RS]: (CC1) x 3, (MC) x 11, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 7, (MC) x 1, (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 5

→ Row 6 [WS]: (MC) x 6, (CC2) x 5, (CC1) x 8, (CC2) x 4, (MC) x 3, (CC2) x 7, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 8, (CC1) x 5

← Row 7 [RS]: (CC2) x 1, (CC1) x 6, (MC) x 5, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 7, (CC1) x 2, (MC) x 3, (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 6, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 7

→ Row 8 [WS]: (MC) x 8, (CC2) x 5, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 4, (MC) x 3, (CC1) x 3, (CC2) x 8, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 2, (CC1) x 6, (CC2) x 3

← Row 9 [RS]: (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 10, (CC2) x 10, (CC1) x 3, (MC) x 3, (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 2, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 9

→ Row 10 [WS]: (MC) x 10, (CC2) x 9, (MC) x 3, (CC1) x 3, (CC2) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC2) x 7, (CC1) x 8, (CC2) x 5

← Row 11 [RS]: (CC2) x 7, (CC1) x 5, (CC2) x 7, (MC) x 3, (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 3, (MC) x 3, (CC2) x 7, (MC) x 11

→ Row 12 [WS]: (MC) x 12, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 3, (CC1) x 3, (CC2) x 4, (MC) x 5, (CC2) x 7, (CC1) x 2, (CC2) x 9

← Row 13 [RS]: (MC) x 1, (CC2) x 16, (MC) x 7, (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 3, (MC) x 3, (CC2) x 3, (MC) x 13

→ Row 14 [WS]: (MC) x 14, (CC2) x 1, (MC) x 3, (CC1) x 3, (CC2) x 4, (MC) x 9, (CC2) x 14, (MC) x 2

← Row 15 [RS]: (MC) x 4, (CC2) x 11, (MC) x 11, (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 3, (MC) x 17

→ Row 16 [WS]: (MC) x 16, (CC1) x 3, (CC2) x 4, (MC) x 13, (CC2) x 8, (MC) x 6

← Row 17 [RS]: (CC1) x 1, (MC) x 7, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 15, (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 3, (MC) x 14, (CC1) x 1

→ Row 18 [WS]: (CC1) x 2, (MC) x 12, (CC1) x 3, (CC2) x 4, (MC) x 17, (CC2) x 3, (MC) x 6, (CC1) x 3

← Row 19 [RS]: (CC1) x 6, (MC) x 4, (CC2) x 1, (MC) x 19, (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 3, (MC) x 10, (CC1) x 3

→ Row 20 [WS]: (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 8, (CC1) x 3, (CC2) x 4, (MC) x 22, (CC1) x 8, (CC2) x 1

← Row 21 [RS]: (CC2) x 3, (CC1) x 7, (MC) x 21, (CC1) x 2, (CC2) x 3, (CC1) x 3, (MC) x 6, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 1

→ Row 22 [WS]: (CC2) x 2, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 4, (CC1) x 3, (CC2) x 3, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 17, (CC1) x 7, (CC2) x 6

← Row 23 [RS]: (CC2) x 9, (CC1) x 7, (MC) x 13, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 5, (CC1) x 3, (MC) x 2, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 3

→ Row 24 [WS]: (CC2) x 4, (CC1) x 7, (CC2) x 7, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 9, (CC1) x 8, (CC2) x 9, (MC) x 2

← Row 25 [RS]: (MC) x 4, (CC2) x 10, (CC1) x 8, (MC) x 5, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 9, (CC1) x 5, (CC2) x 5

→ Row 26 [WS]: (CC2) x 6, (CC1) x 3, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 1, (CC2) x 5, (CC1) x 4, (MC) x 1, (CC1) x 9, (CC2) x 10, (MC) x 6

← Row 27 [RS]: (MC) x 8, (CC2) x 11, (CC1) x 10, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 3, (CC2) x 5, (CC1) x 1, (CC2) x 7

→ Row 28 [WS]: (CC2) x 12, (MC) x 5, (CC2) x 5, (CC1) x 7, (CC2) x 11, (MC) x 10

← Row 29 [RS]: (MC) x 12, (CC2) x 11, (CC1) x 4, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 7, (CC2) x 11

→ Row 30 [WS]: (MC) x 1, (CC2) x 9, (MC) x 9, (CC2) x 5, (CC1) x 1, (CC2) x 11, (MC) x 14

← Row 31 [RS]: (MC) x 15, (CC2) x 15, (MC) x 11, (CC2) x 7, (MC) x 2

→ Row 32 [WS]: (MC) x 3, (CC2) x 5, (MC) x 13, (CC2) x 12, (MC) x 17

← Row 33 [RS]: (MC) x 19, (CC2) x 9, (MC) x 15, (CC2) x 3, (MC) x 4

→ Row 34 [WS]: (MC) x 5, (CC2) x 1, (MC) x 17, (CC2) x 6, (MC) x 21

← Row 35 [RS]: (MC) x 23, (CC2) x 3, (MC) x 24

→ Row 36 [WS]: (MC) x 25, (CC2) x 1, (MC) x 24

← Row 37 [RS]: (MC) x 50

→ Row 38 [WS]: (MC) x 50

← Row 39 [RS]: (MC) x 50

→ Row 40 [WS]: (MC) x 50

← Row 41 [RS]: (MC) x 50

→ Row 42 [WS]: (MC) x 50

← Row 43 [RS]: (MC) x 50

Fasten off, and weave in all ends. Block your wall hanging prior to adding the dowel or stick.

Adding the Dowel

In the Port Aransas Wall Hanging, there is a photo tutorial on how to attach the dowel/stick with the slip stitch. Click here for the blog post. Once this last bit is done, hang your newest piece of yarn art, and be inspired for your next great outdoor adventure.

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