The Wild Blue Wall Hanging is the perfect crochet pattern for brand new crocheters. Also, it is the final lesson in the Beginner Basics Crochet Class – a free, self paced class teaching you the fundamentals of crochet. Learn more about the class here.
NOTE ABOUT THIS FREE CROCHET PATTERN :
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Inspiration + Design
Simplicity and fun inspires the Wild Blue Wall Hanging. Since this pattern is the final project of the Beginner Basics Crochet Class, it needed to be simple enough for a beginner to stitch up while not being boring.
Sometimes, stitching up a piece of Double Crochet fabric is dreamy. You’re able to relax and meditate, or lose yourself in the repetitive movement. However, this project is here to help you practice the three basic stitches while creating a beautiful piece of artwork.
The Wild Blue Wall Hanging uses the three basic stitches covered in the Beginner Basics Crochet Class. This helps you practice, practice, practice! You will only become a better crocheter with putting the time and practice in. So, any guesses what the three basic stitches are? You guessed right!
- Single Crochet
- Half Double Crochet
- Double Crochet
Every row alternates with a different stitch in this sequence – SC, DC, HDC, DC. The Double Crochet helps the project move faster than straight Single Crochets, and helps you hone your tension. While the other two stitches are there to give you more practice on them.
See, it’s all about practice, practice, practice.
Yarn + Substitutes
The Wild Blue Wall Hanging uses a worsted weight hand dyed yarn. Now, you may be thinking… “I’m a beginner, I don’t want to spend the money on a hand dyed yarn!” Yes, I completely agree! I used yarn that I loved, and that I had on hand. You should use a yarn that you love. If you’re buying yarn for the first time, for this project, I highly recommend a worsted weight (category 4) ACRYLIC yarn. It frogs (pulls out) wonderfully, and they are affordable.
Some of my favorite acrylic yarns (where to purchase):
- Red Heart Super Saver (Walmart, Michael’s Craft Stores)
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (JoAnn’s Fabric Store) – one of my go-to yarns
- Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran (LoveCrafts.com)
- Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek (Hobby Lobby)
- Purchase an ad-free, PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop here
- Add this pattern to your projects on Ravelry here
- Save this pattern for later on Pinterest here
- Yarn – Kaibab Worsted (hand dyed yarn from High Desert Yarn), worsted/category 4 (220yds/100g), 100% Superwash Merino Wool
- You will need 140 yds
- Substitutes : Any other worsted/category 4 yarn will work
- Crochet Hook – I/9 (5.50mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
- Tapestry Needle
- Tape Measure
- Dowel Rod – 3/4″ diameter, at least 12″ long
- Extra Piece of Twine for hanging
Experience Level = Beginner. It will help if you have a basic understanding of the Single Crochet, Half Double Crochet, and Double Crochet before starting this pattern. However, if you’re brand new to crochet, or need to refresher on these stitches, check out the full tutorials in the Beginner Basics Crochet Class on the High Desert Yarn Blog.
- Click here to start the class from the beginning
- Single Crochet Tutorial
- Half Double Crochet Tutorial
- Double Crochet Tutorial
- Crochet a Dowel to a Wall Hanging
Check your gauge! This is important if you want your wall hanging to be the same size as the pattern.
CH 1 and CH 2 at the beginning of a row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
Gauge + Finished Size
13 STS x 10 Rows = 4″ x 4″ Square
- Create gauge using the stitch pattern below
- Gauge is measured BEFORE blocking
- Stitches are counted on the DC row
Gauge Stitch Pattern
Create a chain of 17.
Row 1 : SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in each CH across. CH 2. Turn. (16 STS)
Row 2 : DC in each ST across the row. CH 1. Turn. (16 STS)
Row 3 : HDC in each ST across the row. CH 2. Turn. (16 STS)
Row 4 : DC in each ST across the row. CH 1. Turn. (16 STS)
Row 5 : SC in each ST across the row. CH 2. Turn. (16 STS)
Rows 6 – 11 : Repeat Rows 2 – 5
- Width – 9.5″
- Height – 12″
American (US) terms used throughout.
- CH(S) – chain(s)
- SC – single crochet
- HDC – half double crochet
- DC – double crochet
- ST(S) – stitch(es)
Create a chain of 33.
Row 1 : SC in the 2nd CH from the hook. SC in each CH across. CH 2. Turn. (32 STS)
Row 2 : DC in each ST across the row. CH 1. Turn. (32 STS)
Row 3 : HDC in each ST across the row. CH 2. Turn. (32 STS)
Row 4 : DC in each ST across the row. CH 1. Turn. (32 STS)
Row 5 : SC in each ST across the row. CH 2. Turn. (32 STS)
Rows 6 – 29 : Repeat Rows 2 – 5.
Leave the working yarn attached, because we will use it to crochet the wall hanging to the dowel. See the video tutorial below for how to attach the dowel.
How to Attach the Dowel to the Wall Hanging
- Place the wall hanging Wrong Side (wall side) down. If you are right-handed, the working yarn will be on your right side. Vice versa if you are left-handed.
- Place the dowel parallel to the top of the wall hanging, and hold in place.
- With the dowel in place, insert your hook into the working-yarn loop, and SC into the 1st ST. Make sure the working yarn is wrapping around the dowel.
- SC in each stitch across. Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Cut an extra piece of yarn. twine, or crochet thread to attach to both ends of the dowel. This is used for hanging the wall hanging.
Video Tutorial : Crochet a Dowel to a Wall Hanging
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Final Words of Encouragement
Crocheter, I am so so so so proud of you. If you started the Beginner Basics Crochet Class from the beginning, look at how far you’ve come. It wasn’t easy learning how to crochet, and just because these are beginner level techniques, doesn’t mean it felt natural to do them. Hang your GORGEOUS wall hanging proudly in your home. Every time you look at it – remember that you took the time to create something of value, and learn a new skill.
..is to keep crocheting. There are a ton of free, beginner level patterns out there in the world wide web. But, here are a few from my most loved, and trusted designers.