Crochet Wall Hanging

Crochet Wall Hanging


Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as
well my friends at yarnspirations.com Today we’re going in round in
circles, with the crochet wall hanging Today, but before we begin, let’s listen
to this real quick. This video has sound alerts added. When
you hear this sound **BELL** it will be your signal that the segment is finishing up.
Press stop and crochet the instructions and then press play again
to continue along in your project. So let’s take a close look at the pattern
today and we have a whimsical wall hanging. It’s not too big, it’s 28 inches
and I’ll show you another photo and effect, to give you an indication of size
and you’re going to see that each one of the circles are the same and it’s using
the Bernat Super Value yarn, so it’s a yarn that actually works out really quite
easily to work with. So what we’re going to have, is then you’re going to have
tassels and then I’m going to have Mary Beth, at the end of todays video, explain
to you how to do tassels, but the information on how to do it and how many
pieces that you’ll need, in order to do it, will be over here as well in the
instructions, but I’ll have Mary Beth explain that to you at the end of the
tutorial, but use this set of instructions, for just substituting for
what is she’s going to show you visually, on how to do this step. So it’s actually
really kind of a neat concept. So you have all the circles joining together.
They’re joined at the end, so you can do all your circles in advance and you can
do your tassels in advance and then sew them together, but I want to show you a
photograph of what this looks like and then I have a sample already sewn. Just a
mini sample and then I want to show you from that point, what you’re going to get
yourself into today. So here’s a photograph of Nicole and Julia and
Nicole is one of the designers. She is a smart cookie, honest to god, when you get
with her, you just laugh and she’s so much fun to be with and she is
exceptionally smart with math. I really love her. She’s very informal and just a
lot of fun and if you’ve been doing any of the crochet patterns with me on
tutorial format or any suggestions that I’ve talked about with
Yarnspirations in the past couple years, chances are, you’ve done one of Julia’s
designs. So you can see that in behind is the actual item coming up and there’s
going to be a live broadcast actually, with showing all the different ideas
that are in this book and most of the patterns have been available in tutorial
format probably, by the time you see this and Julia, I also work with too. She’s responsible for communications with me with Yarnspirations and I love
these girls. They’re a lot of fun and this picture comes
across to me with lots of smiles, because I really respect both of these women. So
you can get a good indication of the size of what you’re looking at in the
back. It’s not too huge. A great accessory and it’s a lot of fun. So let me take you
a little bit back to the pattern and I’m going to show you some more little
tidbits of information. So on screen now, is a diagram of what this looks like and
here’s the actual sample done. I want to point out a few things that I noticed,
that may help you. You will notice if you zoom in really quick on this and you can
do that also on Yarnspirations when you’re looking at this pattern, you will
notice that all the slip stitching are facing the same direction. They’re all in
the down direction. So you might want to be strategic when you’re sewing these, to
make sure you’re paying attention to that, because it makes it look more
authentic, when you’re actually paying attention to that. It flows better. So
what you’re going to be noticing, is that I thought, You know what? Nicole designed
this thing. There’s got to be a rhyme and reason for attaching these things. So I
did a zoom in real close, to see what she did and I noticed that the tops, when
they’re on the top, so if it’s top, to top, to top, to top joining, it’s always
joining with only three back loops and then when I notice when it was side to
side, so side, side, side, side, she’s joining with four loops. I thought to
myself, why is she doing that? so I did them out for you and it turns out, if you
join three at the top and then leave nine empty and then join along the side
for another four and they’ll leave nine empty and then join three, leave nine
empty and join four and leave nine empty, you end up with the perfect circle to be
able to attach. so let me show you an example of this right here and here is
what it looks like looks like, making those at this point. so what I have here,
is that these are the circles. So what I told you, when I was doing this, is that
you just want to be strategic about joining these as you go and you’re going
to be joining them at the end. So you can do all your circles in advance and then
at the end you’ve just got to pay attention. So you just got to commit to what is up
and down. So if this was uh, if this was going to be up, then this join here would
be three joining and then on the sides here, it would be joining with four
strands. When you go to join, you want to join with the back loop only, so that you
end up with a nice clean crisp line, just like so. So you don’t want to go right
over top of both stitches just and back loop only and this is what it looks
like in the back as well. So it’s actually not a hard pattern to be able
to do, you’ve just got to be strategic and then at the top of this, we also have
some ties. So once you get it all sewn together, you’re just going to make the
ties. That information has just chain 13 and then you’re gonna just be able to
just make a little chain and feed it through and then you can put it onto a
dowel or anything that you wish and then you just attach it to the top section of
each one of these group and then you can just let it go
and then you can do the tassels then, at the bottom and just attach those to the
very base as well and again at the end of today’s tutorial, I’ll have Mary Beth
explain how to do the tassels. But make sure you’re following the information
on the pattern, with how many revolutions you need to do about your
cardboard. So let’s begin and we’re going to start off with the circle and the
circles are all the same. So using a 5 millimeter size H crochet hook today and
using your Bernat Super Value. I’m actually using a Bernat Maker
Home Dec yarn instead and I just thought it’d be kind of a fun
addition to be able to do it. So again if you’re going to substitute, just make
sure it’s going to match, so that you can match it fine. So match it with the hook
I mean. So you’re going to then start off with the slip knot and you’re going to
slide that onto your hook and then we’re going to then do a total of chaining of
three. So one, two and three. So we might as well start the first round as we go and we’re
going to put 10 half double crochets in the third chain from the hook. So way
down here. So wrap that hook first, going into the first chain, pull through and
then pull through all three loops and that’s one half double crochet. So what
you want to do is, that you want to go in to the end and continue to do this. So
this is number two and I might as well do this whole thing with you right now.
This is 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. So now I
have ten and what I want to do, is just join it to the top of the first half
double crochet that I started with, with a slip knot or a slip stitch and then
that’s the interior of the circle. So let’s move along to round number two. So
going forward in today’s tutorial, I’m going to give you the starting
instructions for the round and then have you do the round and then meet you at
the end and so there will be a stitch stop break in between, so that you can
stay caught up with me today. You’re going to chain two and remember, it says
in the pattern, it does not count as a half double crochet, so it’s more of a
builder. So whenever we start these, we’re chaining two, doesn’t count as anything,
it’s a builder. So we’re going to put two half double crochets in each of the
stitches, all the way around. So just coming right down to the one that is in
the join, where you joined it before and you’re going to put in two half double
crochets in each stitch. **BELL** Make sure you wrap that hook first, into each stitch,
all the way around. So I’m going to leave that with you and put in two half double
crochets in each and I’ll see at the end of this revolution. When you get all the
way back around, just slip stitch to the top of the first half double crochet you
started with and that was round number two. Let’s begin immediately to round
number three. So we’re going to progressively get bigger, as the circles
get bigger. So let’s do round three. We’re going to chain two, doesn’t count as
anything and we’re going to half double crochet into the first one that has the
join. So here’s the repeat pattern for all of this. So the next one is going to
have two half double crochets into the same one. So go one and two and then the
next one is going to be one half double crochet by itself.
So let me just show you that repeat once again. **BELL** So the next one is going to be two
half double crochets into the same one and the next one is going to be one by itself.
So please do that all the way around, through round number three. Ss you
conclude round number three, the last stitch will have two half double
crochets in it and that’s just because I’m following the pattern. So I’m not
doing anything special to make that happen and then you just join it to the
beginning half double crochet. So that was round number three. So you can see
it’s looking great so far. Let’s move on to round number four and
also get this done and we’re going to chain up two, doesn’t count as anything
and now the first two are going to be half double crochets sitting by
themselves. So just go right into the one that you did the join with and then the
next one is a half double crochet as well. Now here’s the repeat pattern. The
next one is going to have two half double crochets into it and then the
next two are going to be one half double crochet by itself.
Okay so just let’s reiterate, **BELL** the next one has two and then the next two are
just one by itself. So please do that all the way around, through round number four
and you’re almost done your circles for today. I’m coming up to the end of round
number four and I’m following the pattern and the very last stitch will be
two half double crochets and that’s just because I’m following the pattern as I
already talked about. So let’s just join that to the top of the first half double
crochet. So let’s do the fifth round. This is the final round
and we’re going to chain up two again. So one and two and then in the first three
stitches, they’re going to be one half double crochet. So one and do another one
in the next one and another one in the next one. So there’s three sitting by
themselves and guess what? The fourth is having two in there. So we’ll put two
into this one. So the repeat pattern for this one is, three half double crochets
by itself. **BELL** One and two and three and then the next one has two half double
crochets sitting to the same one. Please do that all the way around, for round
number five. So let’s finish round number five together and then just following
the pattern as stated and the last stitch is going to have two half double
crochets in there and then that’s it. So slip stitch to the top of the first half
double crochet and you’re done. But here’s a tip. You might as well cut
this string to be extra long, so that you can use it as a sewing string later. So
you can just, just pull it through the loop and save it. Okay and what you can
just do is, work through your project and make all the circles that you need and
then you can have one strand already attached to this thing and then any
other strands that you need to attach, you can just make fresh. But it’s kind of
easier to have one that’s already done. So I’m going to take you just to
demonstrate how to do joining and I’ll see you there in just a
moment. So here’s the color scheme provided in the pattern, if you want to
follow this exactly. Or maybe you want to use your own creativity and
figure out something else and maybe you want to do a different shape completely.
That’s up to you. You could actually make it go down like a point at the base too.
So it’s kind of a neat idea and you’re going to want to attach things together.
So I have another diagram that I want to show you here and I’m just reaching
across, so whenever you’re joining circles and they’re on the tops, the top
three are going to join to the next one on top and when that’s on the bottom, the
top three and the bottom three attach together. When it’s being attached to the
side, it’s going to be four and when it’s going to the other side, it’s going to be
four and what you’re going to have is, you’re going to have nine single
crochets that are left untouched, on all sides, when you follow this particular
scheme. So let’s get your darning needle. I’ll show you how to attach. So let’s
show you how to attach. I know it’s black and it’s hard to see. So I told you that
there was nine empty single crochets, in between the joining. So the easiest way
to do it for me, what I would assume, is that you leave nine empty spaces. So
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine. So that’s going to be the ninth.
So the 10th, eleven and twelve. The twelfth one is going to be the one
you’re going to join. So just turn this here and I want you to go to the back
loop only, of that stitch okay? So don’t go to both of the strands, just go
to the back loop only and just go straight across and drag through that
strand, that you left, that is on the end of the other circle and pull it up.
Now going around the back loop only for the strand, just going in the back loop
only. So don’t go through both, just go to the back loop only. It makes it a nice
and clean. Is that I want you to go through that same one again, on the back
loop on the other side, okay and pull everything nice and snug. So now
jump to this first one here, the back loop only. now I’m going to classify this
as going in the up direction, that I’m looking up. So I’m only going to attach
three times. So this is number two and then I’m going to jump to the next one,
back loop only, in the back loop only of the next
one. Keeps it nice and clean looking and I have attached. So what I’m going to do,
is that I’m going to dive down through to the backside and I’m going to drag
that yarn with me, to the back side. Make sure nice and snug and then all
I’m just going to do then, is that I’m going to drag that yarn, through some of
the sections in behind, so it doesn’t pop out at the front. So it’s going through. So
I’m going to go through once, I’m going to go through twice and the best way to
do it, is to go through three times. Okay so I’m going in different pass each time
and that prevents it from ever falling out. So now I’m just going to trim down
that as well, get rid of the center out while I was there and then I have this.
So now I can see that I’ve attached. So what I’m going to do at this particular
point, is that you want to commit to your colors that are being attached. But now
you want to go over here. So I’m going to use the remaining of that strand. I’m
going to create a slipknot. This is my own thought process, so what I
want to do is, remember we talked about it? So that there’s nine empties and this
is going to be the tops and bottoms, so this is side – side. So there’s going to be
four attachments here. So let’s set just do that. So I want to skip nine. So one,
two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight and nine. Go to the tenth, back loop only. Okay
so where do we go on this side? We have to count it. I know it’s hard to see on
there. So one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. So go to the
tenth one and go directly across, but what I want to do is, I want to take this
loop and pull it through and put that straggler to the other side and then
just go to the next one and the next one, on the side back loops only and then go to the next one. So this is
side to side, so they’re going to attach four times. So you notice I’m trying to
trap this starting straggler into position on top and go one more time.
This is the fourth join and now I’m just going to put it down, through the back
end, so I can secure it on the back side. My darning needle is really sharp. It
actually kind of scares me. So okay, so we’re just going to come through the
back, make sure everything’s nice and tight. Just check in to the front and
come in to the back and all I’m just going to do now, is that I’m just going
to drag that yarn through some sections on the back side only, so it doesn’t pop
out the other side. So if I see that needle coming to the other side, or I
feel it, then I know I’m too deep. So I want to make sure that I’m doing a good
job with that. This is the starting strand. So that was in there once. I’m
going to go again twice and then I’m going to go again three times. Three
times is a charm. So then I can just trim my yarns now and then both are attached.
So what I would probably recommend to you is that, let me just back at the
camera here, so what I’d recommend is that you do all of your circles, just
like you see it here and then just then start sewing them together, when you have
some spare time and then just be consistent about how you’re attaching it
and everything would be good to go. Once you’re done with that, you’re going to
make your ties. The ties are just using the same yarn color that you want, you
just take it and you just start up and you want to start off with a chain, so
let’s just pretend that we’re going to do that. So let’s insert the hook in, so
let’s chain. Right here it says chain 13. So one, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen and fifteen and all you just
want to do, is that you want to count out. Remember what it was?
So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 and was empty and then the top 3, where the joints will
go into, so skip the next one so a 10, 11. Go into 11th and you want to slip
stitch it to that point. Let’s stitch it right there. Okay and then all you’re just going to
do then is, that you’re going to chain 13 again. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13.
So you have 13 and all you’re just going to do is, cut your yarn now. Just cut your
yarn and just pull through and what you want to do is, you want to pull it nice
and tight, so that is kind of like tied on to itself.
Pull the other one nice and tight and then you can just safely trim that down
and then these will be the ties that hold your item to the top dowel. So you
can just tie it nicely around the dowel at the top, if you want to, it’s
completely up to you and that’s how you would do that. So let’s just now go
off to the tassel area. I will talk about it real quick and then I’ll show you a
tutorial featuring Mary Beth. So in the next part of this tutorial, you’re going to have to make tassles and you’re going to have to make one for each one of the sections. There happens
to be six. There’s two of every color that you want to. Again that is
completely up to you. So you’re going to wrap your yarn around a seven inch piece
of cardboard and in the next part of this tutorial, I’m going to show you with Mary Beth on
how she’s doing that and then you could just cut then, across the edges here and make sure
you put your strand of string in there, before you do so and then you’re just
going to use some other string and just wrap it around in order to form your tie
and then you’re just going to use these two strands then, to secure it to the
bottom of your wall hanging. So without further ado, let me take you on to Mary
Beth now and that’s it for me today. Have a great day, we’ll see you again
real soon. Bye bye. Hey there and welcome to yarnspirations.com. Let’s talk
tassels. Specifically the glorious fat tassel, that we’re going to attach to the
keep simple knit super scarf. I used Bernat Roving
and following the instructions in the pattern, I cut a piece of cardboard that
was 10 inches tall. Now the width doesn’t matter a whole lot, but you want it wide
enough that the Tassel, while you’re making it, doesn’t fall off the side. So
wider is better, width doesn’t really matter. To get started, all I’m going to
do is pull my yarn out of the skein and I’m going to hold it at the bottom of
the cardboard with my thumb. It doesn’t matter if it hangs off a little bit. We
can trim that up later and now I’m going to wrap it 60 times according to the
pattern. Now I don’t want to pull super tight, because if I do that, it’s going to
shorten up a little bit when the yarn snaps back and I want that tassel to be
long and lovely, but I don’t want it to loosey-goosey either. So just wrap the
yarn as it would normally lay. Not too tight, not too loose and keep it focused
on the center of your cardboard. Now the pattern says to wrap it 60 times and I
know that you do not want me to wrap it 60 times on camera, so here’s one I did
ahead of time. So you can see it’s big and fat and I have 60 wraps on there. All
I’m going to do now, is cut the yarn that’s attached to the skein and leave
it hanging. The next thing I’m going to do is, cut a good long piece. Maybe 15 – 16
inches of the yarn, so I can secure the top. All I need to do is get it under all
of those wraps. See I’m sliding it under and I’m pulling it to the very, very top
and get it, so the sort of the center of the yarn, is right under the tassel and
tie it very tightly, at least twice. So one really tight. I’m using just an
overhand knot, but I want to make sure this doesn’t fall apart when I take it
off the cardboard, so make sure that first knot is really tight and then boom,
make the second knot tight. Now the next thing I’m going to do is cut across the
bottom, in the same way I got the yarn under the fold. I want to get the scissor
under the fold. You’ve got to get it all, all the way under there and as close to
the edge as you possibly can. Just cut it across. Now it doesn’t matter if it’s not
completely perfect, because you will even it up when you’re done. Okay, now I can dispose of the cardboard.
I don’t need it anymore. I’m going to cut one more really long piece of yarn, to
finish off the top again. Too long is easy, too short is
problematic. So I’m holding my knot at the top and I want to keep those strands
off to the side, because I’m going to use those, to attach the tassel to the scarf.
I’m going to go maybe an inch and a half down, going to leave some yarn hanging
and I’m going to wrap right over my fingers at least twice, but more is
better – two, let’s do three or four. Three, four okay
and I tightened it up. So that top of that tassel puffs out very nicely. Now,
I’m going to find the strip, the other end, the end I started with and I’m going
to cut off some excess, just so it’s easier to work with and I’m going to cut…
rather I’m going to tie two knots. One, two. Now all I need to do with those, that
excess yarn, I don’t have to weave it in or anything crazy like that. I can just
leave it hanging and neaten it up. So there’s my tassel. Once again, keeping my
strands that I’m going to attach with, up to the top, so I don’t cut them, I can
look at the bottom and just if anything’s hanging out, makes me unhappy
and just trim it off with the scissors. Also, as you wear your scarf, because
you’re going to get a lot of wear out of this scarf, if the ends get a little
ragged, you just trim them off. So there is our tassel, for the keep it
simple knit Super scarf. So now I have this very
cool tassel that I made and I want to attach it to our keep it simple
knit Super scarf. I have to tell you that tassel attachment is more of an art than
a science. So I’m going to show you how I would do it, but if you find a different
or better way, knock yourself out. What you don’t want
to have to do, is to weave in 12 million ends. So we left that long strand on the
top to attach with. I’m going to grab the place where I want to attach the tassel,
I’m just going to stick a crochet hook in it. It doesn’t matter what size
crochet hook. I wanted a pretty sizable one, because this is pretty thick yarn. So
I’m going to pull it through and then I’m going to stick my crochet hook,
through the center of the tassel, where we put the original strand. I’m going to
pull it through. Again, if it’s not exactly in the center, eh.. not a big deal.
You just want to get it through there, so it’s a sturdy, sturdily attached. Okay
and then I’m going to pull it through one more time. This time I’m going to go
this direction. Again, more art than science. The idea is merely that it’s on
there in a pretty sturdy fashion and now to get rid of these extra ends, I’m going
to try and hide them. Right in here. So I’m going to put the hook from bottom to
top, through the strand that is holding the
top of the tassel together and I’m going to pull it through. Not too tight. You don’t want to pull to
them too tight, because you want it to be masked in there. You don’t want it to
show up and then just to keep things safe and sturdy, one last time, I’m going
to go from bottom to top, under that double wrap strand and pull
the loose edges in, to secure that, make them hang out nice, okay and they can
just hang out, inside the Tassel and you’ll never see the difference. If
they’re too long, if they’re hanging out down here, just go back and trim them. so
now my tassel is attached to my super scarf. Thanks so much for joining us.

10 thoughts on “Crochet Wall Hanging

  1. Is this design suitable as curtains? Initially, i wanted to crochet Bernat's Blocks-in-Blocks curtains and have already purchased the yarn but it looks like this would be quicker. I'm not concerned about the large gaps…

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