The Evergreen Cheer Wall Hanging is a delightful way to bring a little holiday magic into your home this winter. With endless color combinations, you can create a decor piece to match the winter holiday you celebrate. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
My family and I don’t have many Christmas traditions in our home. However, we always pick out a Christmas tree, and decorate it together. Then, at the end of the year, my husband cuts a small round from the trunk to create a new ornament from it. Once it’s dry, I write the year, type of tree, and the name we can gave it. Yes, we give our Christmas a name each year — haha! This small tradition has become one of the best parts of the holidays for my family.
Our Christmas tree hunting sparked my inspiration to start collecting and creating more evergreen tree decor. My son has a few handprint trees from his pre-school years, and I painted a nighttime, lit-up tree to last past the holiday until the first dandelions bloom in the Spring. This year, the Evergreen Cheer Crocheted Wall Hanging is added to this collection.
For the last year, this wall hanging rumbled through my head. I didn’t get to design it last year in 2020, so I saved this idea for 2021. I wanted a crochet wall hanging similar to the Pumpkin Spice Wall Hanging, but with more vintage flair for Christmas. Therefore, I knew the Granny Stitch needed to be part of this design.
The Evergreen Cheer Wall Hanging is crocheted in rows, starting with the Granny Stitch. Then comes the color work for the tree with a special stitch thrown in there – the Double Post Half Double Crochet (say that 5 times fast). I adore this stitch because it gives the wall hanging just enough texture to resemble falling snow. After the color work chart, the wall hanging is topped with a few more rows of the Granny Stitch, and then the whole piece is bordered with Single Crochet.
Yarn + Substitutes
This wall hanging uses a 100% cotton yarn — I Love This Yarn Cotton from Hobby Lobby. Since this is a worsted weight (category 4) yarn, any other worsted weight yarn will work. A few of my pattern testers used a 100% acrylic yarn, and their hanging turned out lovely. Checking gauge is always important to determine the correct size of the finished piece, but it’s extra important when you change yarn or hook size.
A Note About the Gauge
I know working the gauge in a non-garment crochet pattern is tempting to skip, but I highly recommend at least working the gauge swatch prior to starting the color work chart. This will give you the practice you need for the Double Post Half Double Crochet prior to starting the color changes.
Evergreen Cheer Wall Hanging CAL + Giveaway
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is crocheting together right here.
During this week, I’ll be sharing inside the group only…
- Tips and tricks
- Video stitch tutorials
- Color combo inspiration ideas
- Special discount code for the PDF pattern for Trail Crew Members only
- Different ways to embellish your wall hanging
A BIG thank you to everyone who participated in this CAL!
All the tips + tricks I shared during the week will remain in the group. You’re welcome to join the HDY Handmade Community at any point to get those tips.
The Giveaway is currently closed.
Thank you to everyone who entered!
Did someone say “giveaway”?
Yes! The end of the CAL perfectly corresponds to the release of the hand dyed yarn Winter Collection from High Desert Yarn (me!). So, why not celebrate the end of a fantastic CAL, the beginning of the holiday season, and new yarn art with a giveaway!
When does the giveaway run, and who can enter?
You are eligible to enter this giveaway at any point from Thursday, November 11th through Sunday, November 14th at 6:00PM CST. Sunday night on the 14th, I will tally all the entries and select a winner. Monday morning I will announce the winner in the HDY Handmade Community, and send an email to the individual.
This giveaway is open to all world residents who are 18 years of age or older. Free shipping is available to all US residents. Those living outside the US will need to cover the cost of shipping.
How do you enter, and how will I select a winner?
There are two ways to enter the giveaway.
- Sign up for my email list.
- There will be a festive entry box on this page, and a pop up on other pages, starting November 11th. Only sign ups on those forms will be counted as an entry.
- Finish the Evergreen Cheer Wall Hanging, and enter a project on Ravelry with a finished pictured by November 14 @ 6:00PM CST (Oklahoma time).
- Sunday night I will record all the names (or usernames) of those that created a project.
I will be using the Wheel of Names Generator to select the winner.
When will the winner be announced?
Monday morning (November 15th) in the HDY Handmade Community. The winner will also be notified via email.
What will bet the giveaway prize?
- Two skeins of hand dyed yarn in Cloudcroft DK
- One set of 4 stitch markers
- One crochet/yarn sticker
- One PDF pattern of a surprise pattern release
The winner will need to provide me with a mailing address through email. Free shipping is available to all US residents. Those living outside the US will need to cover the cost of shipping.
- I Love This Yarn Cotton, worsted/category 4 (180yds/100g), 100% cotton
- You need 4 colors total. Yardage as follows..
- MC (gray) – 26yds
- CC1 (red)- 34yds
- CC2 (white) – 108yds
- CC3 (green) – 36yds
- Substitutes : Any other worsted/category 4 yarn (preferably cotton) will work.
- You need 4 colors total. Yardage as follows..
- I Love This Yarn Cotton, worsted/category 4 (180yds/100g), 100% cotton
- Crochet Hook – H/8 (5.00mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
- Tapestry Needle
- 3/4″ diameter Dowel Rod or stick
- Extra piece of twine, yarn, or crochet thread for hanging
Level 2 – Advanced Beginner
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 chains (CH 1, CH 2) do not count as a stitch.
The FSC counts as Row 1.
Cut your yarn after each row in the Granny Stitch (Rows 2 – 7 repeat).
Gauge swatch + Rows 9 – 12 Repeat. I recommend working this stitch sequence before starting the color work chart. You’ll get a better understanding of how this stitch works before adding in counting stitches for color work. Bonus : this 4-Row Repeat is the same as the gauge swatch.
Carrying vs cutting yarn in color work. The main body of this wall hanging uses the Intarsia crochet technique. Meaning, you will need to create 4 bobbins of yarn (2 white, 1 gray, 1 green) to create the color changes without carrying or cutting yarn. However, this wall hanging isn’t reversible, and you may choose to work over the non-working yarn, or trap the floats in the back. Find a method you are most comfortable with, and go with it! There’s not right or wrong way to crochet the color work section. Always double check that you are pulling the non-working yarn to the BACK (WS) of the work.
To fringe, or not to fringe. Adding fringe, tassels, or beads 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.
- How to Finish a Crochet Wall Hanging (blog post tutorial)
Changing Colors in Crochet. If you’re new to changing colors, here is a photo tutorial on how to do this.
- Changing Colors in Crochet (blog post tutorial)
Gauge + Finished Size
16 STS x 11.5 Rows = 4″ x 4″ square
- Gauge is measured before blocking.
(counts as Row 1) FSC 21. CH 2. Turn. (18 STS)
Row 2 : HDC. [DP HDC. HDC 3.] Repeat […] until end of row. CH 1. Turn. (21 STS)
Row 3 : HDC in each ST across. CH 1. Turn. (21 STS)
Row 4 : HDC. [HDC 2. DP HDC. HDC.] Repeat […] until end of row. CH 1. Turn. (21 STS)
Row 5 : HDC in each ST across. CH 1. Turn. (21 STS)
Repeat Rows 2 – 5 until the swatch measures 4″ long.
Measurements taken before blocking.
- Width = 12″
- Length = 18″
American (US) terms used throughout.
- FSC – foundation single crochet
- CH(s) – chain(s)
- SC – single crochet
- HDC – half double crochet
- DC – double crochet
- DP HDC – double post half double crochet
- HDC 2tog – half double crochet 2 together
- ST(S) – stitch(es)
- SP(S) – space(s)
- MC – main color (gray)
- CC1 – contrasting color 1 (red)
- CC2 – contrasting color 2 (white)
- CC3 – contrasting color 3 (green)
- RS – right side
- WS – wrong side
- SL ST – slip stitch
Double Post Half Double Crochet (DP HDC)
It is a double front post stitch that creates a texture resembling falling snow. This stitch is like working a HDC 2tog around the back of a HDC post. Here is how you work it…
YO, insert hook from front-to-back around the post of the next HDC, YO and pull up one loop. (3 loops on hook) YO, and insert hook around the post, YO and pull up one loop. (5 loops on hook) YO, and pull through one loop. The DP HDC is complete.
Rows 2 – 7 feature the Granny Stitch. This stitch is comprised of groups of 3 DC, and 2 skipped stitches. The 3 DC group will always be placed in the same stitch or between two groups of 3 DC.
Row 1 : In MC, FSC 41. CH 2. Turn. (41 STS)
Row 2 : DC in 1st ST. SK ST. [3 DC. SK 2 STS.] Repeat […] until 3 STS remain. 3 DC. SK ST. DC. CH 2. Turn. (41 STS)
Row 3 : In CC1, DC in 1st SP (this is between the 1st ST and the 1st 3-DC group.) [SK 3-DC group. 3 DC in SP.] Repeat […] until 1 ST remains. DC between last ST and turning CH. CH 2. Turn. (41 STS)
Row 4 : In CC2, repeat Row 2.
Rows 5 – 7 : Repeat Rows 2 – 4 one time.
Row 8 : HDC in each ST across. CH 1. Turn. (41 STS)
Now, begin working the color work, but follow the stitch pattern below. Written instructions for the color work are also provided below. I recommend creating the gauge swatch prior to working this section so you can practice this stitch.
Row 9 : HDC. [DP HDC. HDC 3.] Repeat […] until end of row. CH 1. Turn. (41 STS)
Row 10 : HDC in each ST across. CH 1. Turn. (41 STS)
Row 11 : HDC. [HDC 2. DP HDC. HDC.] Repeat […] until end of row. CH 1. Turn. (41 STS)
Row 12 : HDC in each ST across. CH 1. Turn. (41 STS)
Repeat Rows 9 – 12 until the end of the color work instructions.
Color Work Instructions
- Work the next rows in the stitch sequence from the previous section (Rows 9-12).
- A color work chart is included in ad-free PDF available in my Etsy and Ravelry Shops.
← Row 9 [RS]: (CC2) x 18, (MC) x 5, (CC2) x 18
→ Row 10 [WS]: (CC2) x 17, (MC) x 5, (CC2) x 19
← Row 11 [RS]: (CC2) x 18, (MC) x 5, (CC2) x 18
→ Row 12 [WS]: (CC2) x 17, (MC) x 5, (CC2) x 19
← Row 13 [RS]: (CC2) x 18, (MC) x 5, (CC2) x 18
→ Row 14 [WS]: (CC2) x 17, (MC) x 5, (CC2) x 19
← Row 15 [RS]: (CC2) x 5, (CC3) x 31, (CC2) x 5
→ Row 16 [WS]: (CC2) x 5, (CC3) x 31, (CC2) x 5
← Row 17 [RS]: (CC2) x 5, (CC3) x 31, (CC2) x 5
→ Row 18 [WS]: (CC2) x 7, (CC3) x 27, (CC2) x 7
← Row 19 [RS]: (CC2) x 7, (CC3) x 27, (CC2) x 7
→ Row 20 [WS]: (CC2) x 7, (CC3) x 27, (CC2) x 7
← Row 21 [RS]: (CC2) x 9, (CC3) x 23, (CC2) x 9
→ Row 22 [WS]: (CC2) x 9, (CC3) x 23, (CC2) x 9
← Row 23 [RS]: (CC2) x 9, (CC3) x 23, (CC2) x 9
→ Row 24 [WS]: (CC2) x 11, (CC3) x 19, (CC2) x 11
← Row 25 [RS]: (CC2) x 11, (CC3) x 19, (CC2) x 11
→ Row 26 [WS]: (CC2) x 11, (CC3) x 19, (CC2) x 11
← Row 27 [RS]: (CC2) x 13, (CC3) x 15, (CC2) x 13
→ Row 28 [WS]: (CC2) x 13, (CC3) x 15, (CC2) x 13
← Row 29 [RS]: (CC2) x 13, (CC3) x 15, (CC2) x 13
→ Row 30 [WS]: (CC2) x 15, (CC3) x 11, (CC2) x 15
← Row 31 [RS]: (CC2) x 15, (CC3) x 11, (CC2) x 15
→ Row 32 [WS]: (CC2) x 15, (CC3) x 11, (CC2) x 15
← Row 33 [RS]: (CC2) x 17, (CC3) x 7, (CC2) x 17
→ Row 34 [WS]: (CC2) x 17, (CC3) x 7, (CC2) x 17
← Row 35 [RS]: (CC2) x 17, (CC3) x 7, (CC2) x 17
→ Row 36 [WS]: (CC2) x 19, (CC3) x 3, (CC2) x 19
← Row 37 [RS]: (CC2) x 19, (CC3) x 3, (CC2) x 19
→ Row 38 [WS]: (CC2) x 19, (CC3) x 3, (CC2) x 19
Row 39 : In CC2, HDC. [DP HDC. HDC 3.] Repeat […] until end of row. CH 1. Turn. (41 STS)
Row 40 : HDC in each ST across. CH 2. Turn. (41 STS)
Rows 41 – 46 : Repeat Rows 2 – 7 following this color pattern.. CC2, CC1, MC, CC2, CC1, MC. It will be the mirror pattern of Rows 2 – 7.
Now, we will crochet the border. Make sure the RS of the wall hanging is facing you. With CC1, SC crochet evenly around the wall hanging. In each corner, place 2 SCs. SL ST to 1st ST of the border.
Fasten off, and weave in all ends. Block the wall hanging prior to adding the dowel/stick.
Feel free to add fringe, tassels or beads/jewels to your wall hanging afterwards.