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Wheat Heart Wall Hanging

The Wheat Heart Wall Hanging is an advanced beginner crochet pattern. It includes Puff Stitch details to create stalks of wheat growing in the summer, and adds a bohemian flare to any room. Keep reading to learn how to make this crochet wall hanging!

wheat heart wall hanging crochet pattern

Inspiration

Imagine the height of summer with warm breeze, and looking onto a field of tall wheat. The breeze swaying the tall stalks as the sun illuminates the tippy tops – this is the exact inspiration for the Wheat Heart Wall Hanging. This wall hanging brings a little bit of summer into your house, without the hot humidity. Plus, it is a lovely decor piece to transition into autumn.

Design

The Wheat Heart Wall Hanging is based off of the Half Double Crochet, Double Crochet, and Puff Stitch. It is stitched in rows from top to bottom with a straight edge on the top, and a pointed edge on the bottom. The Puff Stitches create the “wheat stalks” popping up in a field. The pointed end (bottom) of the wall hanging is created by increasing and decreasing stitches. A dowel pocket is sewed on the top, and fringe is added to the bottom to finish off the wall hanging.

Yarn + Substitutes

The Wheat Heart Wall Hanging uses the Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn [worsted weight (category 4), (4.5oz/127.5g, 277yds/253m), 100% acrylic]. However, any worsted weight (category 4) yarn will work for this crochet pattern. It uses 197yds (including fringe) making this wall hanging an affordable, one skein project. If you change yarn, be sure to check your gauge and adjust hook size if needed!

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PATTERN

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Materials

  • Yarn – Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn, worsted/category 4 (4.5oz/127.5g, 277yds/253m), 100% acrylic
    • You need 195yds/180m total (fringe included)
    • Substitutes : Any worsted/category 4 yarn will work.
  • Crochet Hook – I/9 (5.50mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape
  • Extra yarn or twine for hanging
  • Dowel — 18″ long, 3/8″ diameter (a dowel will be easier to slide into the pocket to hang the finished piece)
  • Stitch Markers

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner – Level 2

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. If you are using a different yarn, please check gauge!

Chain 1 and Chain 2 at the end of a row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
Block the wall hanging prior to adding the fringe and 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.

Use stitch markers while working the point.

On the decreasing side of the point, place a stitch marker in the HDC2tog at the end of the row before turning. This will show you where to place the start of the next HDC2tog at the beginning of the next row. After this HDC2tog, place a stitch marker in it. I found that placing a stitch marker here was important in guiding my stitches when I crocheted back to the decreasing side of the point after turning from the straight edge.

Gauge + Finished Size

12.5 STS x 8 Rows = 4″ x 4″ square
Gauge is measured before blocking.
Stitch count per row is the same for HDC and DC.

Pattern to create gauge swatch.

CH 20
Row 1 : HDC in the 2nd CH from hook. HDC in each CH. CH 1. Turn. (19 STS)
Row 2 : HDC in each ST. CH 2. Turn. (19 STS)
Row 3 : DC in each ST. CH 2. Turn. (19 STS)
Row 4 : DC in each ST. CH 1. Turn. (19 STS)
Row 5 : HDC in each ST. CH 1. Turn. (19 STS)
Repeat Rows 2-5 until your gauge swatch measures more than 4″ high.

Finished Size

11.75″ width
18.5″ length (w/o fringe)
25″ length (w/ fringe)
Measurements are taken after blocking.

Stitch Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.

CH(S)– chain(s)
HDC – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
HDC2tog – half double crochet two together
ST(S) – stitch(es)
YO – yarn over
SK – skip

Special Stitches

Half Double Crochet Two Together – HDC2tog (decreasing double crochet)

YO, and insert hook into ST. YO, and pull up one loop (3 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through two loops (2 loops on the hook). YO, and insert hook into next ST. YO, and pull up one loop (4 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through two loops (3 loops on the hook). YO and pull through all remaining loops. The HDC2tog is complete.

Puff Stitch (7 loop)

YO and insert hook into next ST. YO and pull up loop through ST. (Three loops on hook.) YO and insert hook into same ST. (Four loops on hook.) YO and pull up loop through ST. (Five loops on hook.) YO and insert hook into same ST. (Six loops on hook.) YO and pull up loop through ST. (Seven loops on hook.) YO and pull through all loops on hook.

The Puff Stitch is complete. Do not CH 1 to “lock” the stitch. This will give the stitches a slight slant. For this pattern, the next HDC will “lock” the Puff Stitch.

If you need help with this stitch, please use the following resources.

While working this stitch in the pattern, the PUFF will cross over the HDC, and be placed in the SK ST.

Pattern Instructions

CH 45

Row 1 : HDC in 2nd CH from hook. HDC in each ST. CH 1. Turn. (44 STS).

Row 2 : HDC 43 STS. 2 HDC in last ST. CH 1. Turn. (45 STS)

Row 3 : 2 HDC in 1st ST. HDC in 44 STS. CH 2. Turn. (46 STS)

Row 4 : DC in 28 STS. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 7 times. HDC. 2 HDC. CH 1. Turn. (47 STS)

Row 5 : 2 HDC in 1st ST. HDC. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 7 times. DC 29 STS. CH 1. Turn. (48 STS)

Row 6 : HDC 47 STS. 2 HDC in last ST. CH 1. Turn. (49 STS)

Row 7 : 2 HDC in 1st ST. HDC 48 STS. CH 2. Turn. (50 STS)

Row 8 : DC in 24 STS. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 11 times. HDC. 2 HDC. CH 1. Turn. (51 STS)

Row 9 : 2 HDC in 1st ST. HDC. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 11 times. DC 25 STS. CH 1. Turn. (52 STS).

Row 10 : HDC 51 STS. 2 HDC in last ST. CH 1. Turn. (53 STS)

Row 11 : 2 HDC in 1st ST. HDC in 52 STS. CH 2. Turn. (54 STS)

Row 12 : DC in 20 STS. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 15 times. HDC. 2 HDC. CH 2. Turn. (55 STS)

Row 13 : HDC in 2 STS. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 15 times. DC 21 STS. CH 1. Turn. (55 STS).

Row 14 : HDC 53 STS. HDC2tog. CH 1. Turn. (54 STS)

Row 15 : HDC2tog. HDC 52 STS. CH 2. Turn. (53 STS)

Row 16 : DC 24 STS. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 11 times. HDC 3. HDC2tog. CH 1. Turn. (52 STS)

Row 17 : HDC2tog. HDC. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 11 times. DC 25 STS. CH 1. Turn. (51 STS)

Row 18 : HDC 49 STS. HDC2tog. CH 1. Turn. (50 STS)

Row 19 : HDC2tog. HDC 48 STS. CH 2. Turn. (49 STS)

Row 20 : DC 28 STS. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 7 times. HDC 3. HDC2tog. CH 1. Turn. (48 STS)

Row 21 : HDC2tog. HDC. [SK ST. HDC. PUFF in SK ST.] Repeat […] 7 times. DC 29 STS. CH 1. Turn. (47 STS)

Row 22 : HDC 45 STS. HDC2tog. CH 1. Turn. (46 STS)

Row 23 : HDC2tog. HDC 44 STS. CH 1. Turn. (45 STS)

Row 24 : HDC 43 STS. HDC2tog. (44 STS)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Block the wall hanging before making the pocket.

While you wait for the wall hanging to dry, you can start cutting the fringe.

Once the wall hanging is blocked, move onto the next step – Sewing the Dowel Pocket. Cut a long yarn tail at least 3 times the width of the wall hanging to make the pocket for the dowel.

Here is a photo tutorial on how to sew the dowel pocket and add the fringe.

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