Woven wall hangings make us happy, especially when they tap into our love for geometric shapes and soft pastel shades.
If you want to craft your own but don’t have a loom, try this version and weave patterns in and out of a simple crochet panel instead. Once you’ve got the hang of it, experiment with different shapes like squares or diamonds, or get creative with your colour combinations – neons, anyone?
Follow the steps to make a background crochet panel, then use this as a base to weave on to.
- Rico Creative Cotton Aran, 100% cotton, 50g/85m per ball, two balls in White (80) (Yarn A)
- DMC Natura Just Cotton XL, 100% cotton, 100g/75m per ball, one ball each in Grey (12) (Yarn B), Pink (41) (Yarn C), Cream (03) (Yarn D), Blue (73) (YarnE)
- 3.5mm (UK 9, US E/4) crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Wooden dowel
21 sts and 10 rows to 10cm (4″)
dc double crochet
Approx. 18 x 100cm (71/8 x393/8″)
Weaving without a loom
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
Making the crochet panel
Row 2 ch1 (does not count as st), 1dc in each st along, turn [65 sts]
Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 45 rows and the whole piece measures 18cm. Fasten off and weave in the ends, then block to a neat shape. Turn your work sideways so the rows are vertical.
Weaving the design
Cut a piece of Yarn B long enough to cover the width of the panel three times and thread through your needle.
Once you reach the other side, feed the yarn through to the wrong side, move up a row and repeat step 2, this time weaving behind the opposite stitches to before.
Change to Yarn D and work two rows as before.
Change to Yarn E and begin a triangle by working a row as before. To form the triangle shape, start each row one column width shorter than the previous row and continue until you reach the tip.
Change to Yarn C and repeat step 6.
Change to Yarn D and work three full rows.
Change to Yarn B and work a smaller triangle on the left hand side using the same method, starting with a row that is half the width of the piece. Repeat on the right to give two mini triangles.
Continuing in Yarn B, work a third triangle that has its base between the two tips of the previous triangles.
Change to Yarn E and work four full rows.
Change to Yarn D and work two full rows.
Change to Yarn C and work five full rows.
Change to Yarn B and work five full rows.
Turn your hanging over and thread the loose ends underneath the weaving rows to hide them.
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Victoria lives on the south coast of England with her husband and two children. When she’s not dreaming up craft tutorials, she’s exploring local beaches and woods, reading a good book or pottering about in the garden.