In anticipating the changing seasons (winter to spring), my inspiration searches for finding the perfect wall hanging. It also happens to be Emma’s birth month! She’s turning ONE this month, and I’m planning a beautiful Blossom Crochet Wall Hanging to add to her room. In the meantime, I think I’ve landed on the ideal spring project in this simple, quick and modern wall hanging–the Port Aransas Wall Hanging.

You may be thinking, “Port Aransas.. what on earth does that mean?” Well, Port Aransas, TX is a small beach town located on the Gulf Coast. My family did not vacation often while I was growing up. However, when we got out of town, we always found ourselves in Port Aransas. My love for the salt, sea, and sand grew out of those trips. This wall hanging, specifically the colors, remind me of those adventurous beach days spent under the warm sun.

crochet wall hanging

Reasons to love the Port Aransas Wall Hanging…

  • It’s QUICK. I love a long project–the one that takes a lot of time and thought. However, I can’t help but enjoy the almost instant gratification of a short and sweet project. The bulky yarn with the large hook creates this fabric out of thin air before your eyes. This is your next weekend project.
  • It’s SIMPLE. You only need to know TWO stitches — the Single and Double Crochet. Alternate them back and forth to work up a simple, textured fabric makes this the perfect wall hanging for any room.
  • It’s MODERN. You can place the colors and stripes in ANY arrangement you want. Do you want a classic, color block look? Go for it! Would you rather the colors fade together? Put some stripes in between the color blocks. This wall hanging is 100% customizable to your personal style.

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Materials Needed

  • Yarn : 70yds of Yarn Bee Effortless Super Bulky (super bulky/category 6; 6oz/170g and 111yds/102m) in 3 colors (Heirloom Silver, Ocean, Eggnog)
  • Hook : N/15 (10.00mm), or correct hook to meet gauge
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • 12” Dowel Rod, or a stick from the backyard
  • Extra piece of yarn, twine, or crochet thread for hanging

Notes

The main stitch in this wall hanging is the Up & Down Stitch—alternating single and double crochet stitches. As you work the rows, make sure that each single crochet is placed in a double crochet, and each double crochet is placed in a single crochet.

Check your gauge! Although, it’s not terribly important (we’re not making a garment here), but it is important if you want your hanging to be the same size as the pattern.

Block the wall hanging before attaching it to the dowel. This will relax the stitches and create clean, crisp lines. If you use a synthetic (acrylic, polyester) yarn, be sure to steam block. If you choose a natural yarn (cotton, wool), use a wet blocking method. Let your work rest for 24 hours, or until it’s dry.

Finished Size & Gauge

6 STS x 5.5 Rows = 4” x 4” before blocking

Gauge Pattern
CH 8
Row 1 : DC in the 3rd CH from hook. SC in next ST. [DC in next ST. SC in next ST.] Repeat […] until end of row. CH 2. Turn. (6 STS)
Row 2 : [DC in next ST. SC in next ST.] Repeat […] until end of the row. CH 2. Turn. (6 STS)
Rows 3 – 6 : Repeat Row 2

Finished Size
9″ width & 16.5″ height (without fringe)

Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.
CH – chain
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet
ST(S) – stitch(es)

Pattern Instructions

Update February 21, 2024 – In 2024, I decided to take ads off the HDY Blog. You can read through my thought process in this blog post here. As of today, this crochet pattern will no longer be available as a free pattern. If you’d like to crochet the Port Aransas Wall Hanging, you can purchase the PDF on Etsy or Ravelry. Thank you for understanding, and supporting independent crochet designers like me. 🧡

Did you make the Port Aransas Wall Hanging? I would love to see what you created! Tag my on Instagram @highdesertyarn and use the #PortAransasWallHanging

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4 Comments

  1. Hi! I’m Charlotte Kidwell and I came to your site due to seeing your pumpkin wall hanging on Sayens Crochet. I started browsing your patterns and saw the Port Aransas Wall Hanging and I went STOP! “Port Aransas? Might that town be close to Aransas Pass in Texas where hurricanes always like to come in??” I read a few of your notes under the “beautiful!” pattern (that I must make) and said, “YES!” Port Aransas is in Texas! I live in Phoenix now but I’m originally from Houston and recognized the name “Aransas” immediately! Another possible Texan, perhaps from southeast Texas! I’m happy to have found your site and will be checking back regularly. Are you still in Texas or do you live somewhere on the high desert? Lovely to have found someone who at least spent summers down in my neck of the woods! Take care and stay safe!
    Charlotte (Char)

    1. Hi Charlotte! It’s so good to meet you–especially a native Texan, and a fellow southwestern-er. I grew up a little east of Dallas, and spent many summers vacationing in Port Aransas, TX. Currently, I live in Sulphur, OK, but lived about 8 years out west, most of that time was spent at Grand Canyon, AZ. That high plateau and those ponderosa pine trees grabbed my heart!! It’s there when this blog started, and wanted to dedicate it’s name to that incredibly special place. If you make the wall hanging, I’d love to see a picture of it! Tag me on Instagram @highdesertyarn or send an email hello@highdesertyarn.com
      Enjoy some of that Arizona sunshine for me today!
      Joanna

  2. Oh – this is lovely! I just picked up some driftwood from the beach yesterday for a wall hanging and this is the perfect pattern for it! I’m going to dig through my yarn stash and see what I have that will work. I love the yarn bee yarn, but I don’t have any and Hobby Lobby isn’t nearby. Do you have any other favorite yarn suggestions?

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