This is an advanced beginner tutorial for the Blossom Wall Hanging — a free crochet pattern on my blog! Keep reading to discover the inspiration for this design, and where it’s hanging in my house. Or scroll to the bottom to learn how to create a beautiful, color blocked piece of art!

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Inspiration + Design

For my daughter’s 1st birthday I wanted to make her something to continue styling her bedroom. I never put her nursery together before her birth, and by the time she started sleeping in her room my family decided to move. Since moving to Oklahoma, it has been a hodgepodge of works-in-progress decor pieces with the overall theme–wildflowers + bright colors. This leads us to the inspiration of the Blossom Wall Hanging.

Emma is my Spring baby, and her room is filled with flowers, grasses, butterflies, and deer. It’s like a flower shop exploded in there. In my yarn stash I found the perfect color palette in a Caron x Pantone Braid. I wanted this wall hanging to be bright, colorful, and resemble flowers sprouting in a field of grass.

It took quite a bit of trial and error to land on the correct stitches to create the right texture. After much frogging, I decided on the V Stitch (click here for a photo tutorial), the Spike Stitch (a photo tutorial is before the pattern), and the Puff Stitch (click here for a photo tutorial). Each stitch plays a role in creating the elements of blooms swaying in a breezy field.

The Blossom Wall Hanging Pattern is here to help you

Although this is an advanced beginner pattern — due to the three different “special” stitches — it is beginner friendly. The Blossom Wall Hanging pattern includes photo tutorials and written instructions for the stitches. If you know how to Single and Double Crochet, you can make the Blossom Wall Hanging since each stitch is a variation of those basic stitches.

Therefore, these additions make this pattern the ideal project for a beginner who wants to take the next step with their crochet skills.

Yarn + Substitutes

Let me be honest, I chose a braid of Caron x Pantone because I had it in my stash. Why was it still there? Because I didn’t know how to use it, or what to make from it. These braids caught my eye because of their shiny newness, and bright colors. Plus, they happened to be on sale at my local Michael’s Store last Spring.

After scouring Pinterest, Google, and Instagram, I quickly realized that I didn’t want to make a hat, and I didn’t have enough of one colorway to create a scarf. Designing a newborn size dress crossed my mind, but playing chicken with only 127yds of yarn made me nervous.

Finally, I settled on making the Blossom Wall Hanging with only ONE braid of Caron x Pantone (fringe included) . This way you won’t worry about not having enough yarn for this project.

Caron x Pantone is a bulky weight / category 5 yarn (100g/3.5 oz, 116m/127yds). The fiber content is 60% Acrylic, 20% Nylon, and 20% Merino Wool. Each braid is comprised of the 5 different coordinating colors, and each color is approximately 26yds. I used the colorway Bright Orchid in this wall hanging with the substitution of the black for a white from another braid. This hanging would look beautiful in the Blushing Coral, Lollipop Whirl, and Strawberry Chill colorways, too.

This is the beauty of using Caron X Pantone–you can use as many braids as you want to mix and match to customize the colors in your wall hanging.

If you want to substitute the Caron X Pantone yarn for another yarn, I suggest using Lion Brand’s Color Made Easy. Both are in the same weight category, and have very close yardage per 100g. If you choose to substitute for another yarn, be sure to check your gauge.

PATTERN

  • Get the AD-free, printable PDF pattern from Etsy HERE
  • Add this pattern to your Ravelry que HERE

Description

Crochet this beautiful, elegant wall hanging by using variations of the Single and Double Crochet stitches. This project works up quickly, and looks lovely with any home decor style.

Materials

  • Crochet Hook – J/10 (6.00mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • 12” Dowel Rod (3/8″ diameter), or a stick from the backyard
  • Extra piece of yarn, twine, or crochet thread for hanging

Gauge + Finished Size

13 STS x 15 Rows = 4″ x 4″ square
Use the Single Crochet to create the gauge swatch.

Finished Size
10.5″ width & 13″ height (without fringe)

Skill Level

Level 2 / Easy

Notes

  • 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 finished size as the pattern.
  • Color Changes. Rows 5-12 repeat three times. Always change to your next color after Row 12 of the repeat.
  • Chain 2 at the end of a row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
  • Wrong Side v. Right Side. This wall hanging can be reversible. However, the Right Side has the “less puffy” Puff Stitches. Another way to determine the Right Side is by the tail of the starting chain. Right Handed Crocheters–the tail is on the LEFT. Left Handed Crocheters–the tail is on the RIGHT.
  • 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 yarn (acrylic, polyester), 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.

Spike Stitch Tutorial

The Spike Stitch is a Single Crochet Stitch, but worked in the previous rows. This stitch is used in Row 5 of the repeating row (Rows 5-12), and Row 37. Follow the chart below to place each stitch correctly. Read the chart from Right to Left, and Top to Bottom. Focus on placing each SC in the correct previous row.

Example
The 1st SC ST is placed in the 2nd row from the top. The 2nd SC ST is placed in the top row. This is also the normal row to crochet in.

Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.

CH – chain
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet
VST – v stitch
PUFF – puff stitch
YO – yarn over
SK – skip
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 Blossom Wall Hanging, you can purchase the PDF on Etsy or Ravelry. Thank you for understanding, and supporting independent crochet designers like me. 🧡


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