Meet a little something special on the blog today: The Boho Wave Crochet Wall Hanging!
In a year where everything has been totally upended, sometimes you need a reminder that life goes on. That family and love is the most important. That good triumphs over circumstance.
The Boho Wave Crochet Wallhanging is all that. It’s a collaboration of sorts. My sister and her daughter came up with the idea and design. Beauty meets practicality and function. I slid in at the end to write up the final pattern and take a few photos.
It’s not an easy year for many. You met my lovely niece when she modeled the Titan Tapestry Bag. As I type this, she is set to marry the love of her life tomorrow. It is the culmination to a long love story. Our lovebirds met in high school and dated through college and beyond. My soon to be nephew-in-law has been family for as long as I can remember. The ceremony just makes it official.
A long engagement, separated by circumstance—she at grad school in the Midwest, he working his dream job in the South. It’s what you’re supposed to do, really, right? Go to school. Work hard. Sacrifice ‘together’ in the short term for a long term goal. The wedding scheduled right after graduation. Everything wrapped up like a bow, ready to start a beautiful life together.
Only smack dab in the middle of fieldwork, the final big thing before completing grad school, a virus hits and everything halts. And suddenly, all the best laid plans are spilled out into uncertainty. Much to do, lots of time, but no easy solutions.
Enter this adorable Boho Wave Crochet Wallhanging. Maybe you have one too. A fuse box that disrupts the wall with it’s metal vibe. Maybe you can overlook it. Or maybe it just drives you crazy. Like if only… if only.. you could do this one little thing in life to make SOMETHING better. Maybe, just maybe.. everything else can work out too.
And so mother and daughter collaborate. Armed with a great stitch combination, yarn purchased at a grocery store during a shutdown, some measurements and a brilliant idea, the mama gets to work. And a thing of beauty flies off her hook. This lovely Boho Wave Crochet Wallhanging!
It’s modern and fun! And it totally covers up that unslightly fuse box. I bet you don’t even know it’s hiding there, right under the crochet wall hanging!
And you know what? In the end, everything else came together too. A new plan to finish up grad school and a wedding that may look different than initially planned, but is exquisitely beautiful. Because in the end… love wins. The love between a bride and a groom declaring that, despite every obstacle, they will persevere, they will love. And that’s the most important thing of all.
And maybe this little boho wave crochet wallhanging will remind you of that too. That despite the ugly in life.. you can make something beautiful. And maybe it’s a blessing too. Because if it weren’t FOR the ugly, you might not have even thought up the beautiful at all.
Boho Wave Crochet Wallhanging
Here is what you will need:
- US I9/5.5 mm crochet hook. (Did you know you can purchase my go-to hooks on Amazon?)
- 10 oz Worsted Weight yarn, sample used Bernat Super Saver in Natural Color
- 21.5″ long 1/2″ Dowel
- Tapestry needle and scissors
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, US to UK Crochet Conversion Chart. Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials. I really like to use the invisible seamless join when finishing pieces that get sewn together.
Crochet Wall Hanging Size
As hung, wall hanging measures 18″ wide by 46″ long including hanger and fringe.
Puff (PS): (Yarn over, insert hook into next st) 4 times all in the same stitch. 9 Loops are now on the hook. Yarn over and draw through all 9 loops on hook to complete puff stitch.
Boho Wave Crochet Wallhanging:
R1: Dc into 4th ch from hook, (dc2tog over next 2 ch) twice, *(ch1, PS into next ch) 5 times, ch1, (dc2 tog over next 2 ch) 6 times. Repeat from *across until there are 6 ch remaining. Then (dc2tog over next 2 ch) 3 times. Turn. (68 st)
R2: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch 1 sp across, skip turning chain at end of row. (68 st) Turn.
R3: Ch 3 (does NOT count as a stitch), skip 1st st, dc into next st, (dc2tog over next 2 st) twice, *(ch1, PS into next st) 5 times, ch1, (dc2 tog over next 2 st) 6 times. Repeat from *across until there are 6 st remaining. Then (dc2tog over next 2 st) 3 times. Turn. (68 st)
R4-68: Repeat rows 2-3
R69: Repeat row 2
The next row makes the piece straight across the top as follows:
R70: Ch 4 (counts as first tr), tr into next 2 st, *dc into next 2 st, hdc into next 2 st, sc into next 3 st, hdc into next 2 st, dc into next 2 st, tr into next 6 stitches. Repeat from * until 3 st remain. Then tr into next 3 st. Turn. (68 st)
R71: Repeat row 2, do NOT work into the final ch 4 turning chain. (68 st)
R72: LOOP ROW: *ch10, sc in next, ch 10, skip 1 st, sc in next st. Repeat from * until last 2 stitches, then ch 5 and tr in last st.
R73: Ch 1, 2sc in each loop st across. Fasten off.
Two chain strands of different lengths make up the hangers as follows:
Hanger 1: Ch 10, sl st in 1st chain. Then chain 67. Slip st in 10th chain from hook. Sl st along the chain back to starting loop. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Hanger 2: Ch 10, sl st in 1st chain. Then chain 75. Slip st in 10th chain from hook. Sl st along the chain back to starting loop. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Assembling & Finishing Crochet Wallhanging
Dowel is inserted through the loops on the top edge of the wall hanging, incorporating the hanging loops in the process as follows:
Insert loop from one side of large hanger on dowel, insert dowel through 3 loops on wall hanging, insert dowel through loop on one side of small hanger. Insert dowel through remaining loops of wall hanging until last 3 loops. Making sure that the small hanger is not twisted, insert the loop on the opposite side of the small hanger, then insert the dowel through the remaining 3 loops on the wall hanging. Finally, making sure the large hanger is not twisted, insert the dowel through the remaining loop on the large hanger.
For fringe, cut several pieces of yarn approximately 21” long. Take 2 strands and fold them in half. Weave the looped half through a loop on the bottom of the wall hanging. Then pull the cut ends through the loop just made. Pull tight.
Place fringe as desired. Sample shown has fringe spaced between every puff stitch and then between every 2 stitches on the remainder of the wall hanging. When all fringe is in place, lay wall hanging flat and carefully trim the fringe so that the bottom edge is straight.
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