Today I have a super quick and fun crochet wall hanging to share with you. This is a quilt inspired design made from little granny squares with some clever color changes.
When I think of Spring the first thing I think of is Tulips. A couple of years ago I came across a quilt with these pretty geometric tulips on it and my immediate thought was ‘hey, I bet I can crochet that!’ So I did.
This project has literally taken me 2 years to finish. It was officially my oldest WIP. I don’t know why it took me so long because you can whip this project up in just a few days.
This project is similar to this wall hanging I did a couple of years ago. My goal eventually is to have a wall hanging for each season/major holiday. Easy decorating!
I think this would also make a really great Mother’s Day Gift.
You’re going to need some cotton worsted weight yarn. Lilly Sugar and Cream. You’ll need a skein of off-white color, some green for the leaves and stem and then one or more colors for the flower. I used a coral color, hot pink and a wine color. This is a great cotton scrap pattern!
Materials and Pattern Information
- Worsted Weight/#4 Cotton Yarn (Lilly sugar and cream used in sample)
- 4.5 mm crochet hook
- Needle to weave in ends
- Thin Wooden Dowl (14 inches)
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge: Each square is 2.5 in
- Finished 12×12
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: double crochet
- Sc: single crochet
- Sl st: slip stitch
- Sp: space
- CA: color A
- CB: color B
- Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
- CA = off white
- CB = coordinating color
Tulip Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern
You will need 16 squares in total broken down as follows:
-8 Granny squares (off white)
-2 green half triangle grannies
-6 Three quarter grannies (4 in flower color and 2 green)
Solid Granny Square Pattern – Make 8 in off white (CA)
Rnd 1: Make MC, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 2 dc in ring, ch 3, *3 dc in ring, ch 3. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st.
Rnd 2: Sl st into the next 2 stitches and into the ch-3 space. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 space. * Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st.
Half Square Triangle Granny – make 2 (off white and green)
Rnd 1: Using CA, make MC, Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 3, 3dc in ring, ch 2.
Drape your second color (CB) over your hook and pull it through the loop, this completes your corner ch 3. Do not cut or crochet over your yarn, just leave it behind your work. We will be picking it back up again in the next round.
Continuing with rnd 1 using CB make *3 dc in ring, ch 3. Repeat from * 1 more time. Pull tail to close center of MC. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st. Turn.
Rnd 2: Continuing on in CB, sl st back into ch-3 sp. Ch 3, 2 dc in sp, ch 1. In next ch-3 space (3dc, ch 3, 3 dc) ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, Pick up CA where you left it in Rnd 1. 3 dc in ch-3 space, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 sp. ch 1, 3 dc same sp as you started the round in. Ch 3. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st. Finish off and weave in ends.
Three Quarters Granny Square – make 6 (4 flower colors and 2 green)
Rnd 1: Using CB, Make MC, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). 2 dc in ring, ch 3, *3 dc in ring, ch 3. Repeat from * 2 more times. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st.
Rnd 2: Sl st into the next 2 stitches and into the ch-3 space. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 space. * Ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space. Repeat from * 1 more time. Change to CA, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space. Join to top of beginning ch 3 with sl st.
Joining your Squares
After you complete your squares weave in all your ends. We are going to whip stitch them together using your off-white color.
Surface Crochet Stem
After your squares are joined use your green yarn to surface slip stitch a stem on the center seam. To start you’ll have your yarn on the backside of your square. Insert your EMPTY hook through the space you want to start in, pull up a loop, *insert hook into next space, pull up a loop. Repeat from * up to the start of the flower.
The key here is to keep your tension even. Don’t pull your slip stitches too tight,
Once they’re joined together and your stem is made, use your off-white yarn and join in any corner using a sl st. Sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner. Join to the top of the first sc with sl st. Weave in ends.
This is where I blocked my square. I pinned it out and sprayed it down.
Attach to dowel
Lay your piece flat and position the dowel along the top edge. Cut a long piece of yarn (you will be using this to hang the piece as well so make sure its long enough). Thread it on your needle and starting in one corner poke it through from back to front. Skip 1 stitch, then going around the dowel poke the needle through from back to front and pull tight. You may need to wrap around again on the last stitch.
Move the yarn so it is behind the dowel, tie a knot in the top, hang it up and you’re done
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