You’ll love this easy crochet wall hanging made of single crochets and bobbles. Make it a bit funky with a pop of colors in the bobbles or do it all in the same color for a more subtle vibe. Scroll down for the free pattern or purchase the ad-free PDF here.
Keep scrolling for the free diy crochet wall hanging pattern or grab the ad-free pdf here.
Are you the kind of person who walks through a store or browses through Pinterest and thinks “hey, I can make that!”?
Before I had kids, I thought that WAY more often than I do now, but every once in awhile the inspiration still strikes.
That’s how this Modern Crochet Wall Hanging came to be….sort of….
Why only sort of?
Well, I was inspired by a pillow, which isn’t quite a wall hanging last I checked.
Once I designed and started on the pillow cover, I suspected that the kiddos would have a hard time not tugging on those bobbles. (Our throw pillows tend to get used and well loved.)
I decided to only do half of the pattern and hang it on the wall which means we can still enjoy seeing the pattern and texture but it’s just out of reach from grabby little hands.
Color options for the Crochet Wall Hanging
I’ve now done this pattern in both black and white and a solid neutral.
I love the contrast that the black bobbles add against the white background, but when you’re working on a pattern where the bobbles are the same color as the rest of the fabric, any quirkiness in the bobbles blends right in.
Not so much with black bobbles on a white background! Those quirks start to look like mistakes. Getting good, mostly consistent bobbles took some practice. They still don’t look perfect but I’m probably being picky!
Imagine how cute this wall hanging would look if the bobbles were done in variegated or self striping yarn! Now I might need to make another one and another one….
The pattern instructions are written for the black and white version of the wall hanging. The only modifications made to the neutral wall hanging was to use a smaller hook and the same color yarn.
Modern Crochet Wall Hanging
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Skill Level: Easy
US-Size J/10 6.0 mm (See my favorite hooks Amazon or head over to read my Clover Amour Crochet Hook Review and see why I love these hooks!)
4 Medium weight yarn, 3.5 oz / 100 g, 120 yards / 109 meters
Large Eye Tapestry Needle
sc(s): single crochet(s)
dc(s): double crochet(s)
9″ W x 21″ L (after blocking). The fringe adds another 4.5-5″
7.25″ by 18.5″
4″ x 4″ sc = 12 st by 14 rows (taken after blocking)
1. To make the black bobbles yarn over with black.
2. Insert hook into the next stitch and pull up loop.
3. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 four more times in the same stitch. There will be 5 incomplete double crochets on your hook.
5. Yarn over with white.
6. Pull through all loops on hook.
7. Single crochet into next stitch.8. Push bobble to the front side of the fabric.
For the neutral wall hanging I used an H 5.0 mm hook and 2 skeins of the same color worsted weight yarn.
The pattern is worked horizontally rather than vertically so when you hang it, the rows run up and down instead of side to side.
Adding the fringe first and then blocking it is the best way to keep the shape of the final piece of fabric. I did it the other way around and the bulk added from the fringe made the fabric lose shape a bit.
I used a fabric steamer (link leads to Amazon) to block the fabric and straighten the fringe.
ch 64, sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Follow the graph below. Each white square represents one sc and each black square represents one bobble.
Round 1: When finished with the graph, ch 1, sc around the entire border placing 3 sc in each corner, join with a sl st to the first sc
Round 2: ch 1, sc in each sc placing a sc, ch 1, sc in each corner, join with a sl st to the first sc
Fasten off and weave in ends
cut 29 16″ lengths of yarn for the fringe. (Double that number if you want extra think fringe like in the B&W version.)
Hanging your crochet wall art on some sort of dowel gives it a finished and professional look. I used a tapestry needle and a long length of yarn to attach my wall hanging.
I wove the yarn through every other stitch in one direction and then back in the open stitches in the other direction.
Where will you put your modern crochet wall hanging?
If you make this, please tag me on social and use #stitchingtog. I love seeing your makes!