Uncle Sam Wall Hanging

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Are you looking for a fun way to add a patriotic flair to your decor? This darling Uncle Sam Crochet Wallhanging has it all.

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Fast, fun and adorable, this red, white and blue bit of goodness will brighten up your home

I love to crochet this style of wallhanging for so many reasons. It’s a quick project. The Uncle Sam Appliques and the rings are fun to crochet. And I love how it forms a sturdy piece when woven together with the strap.

Crochet Uncle Sam Wallhanging in red, white and blue yarn

And it looks great on just about any door. As you can see, Winston pup couldn’t resist sneaking into the photo shoot. After all, the window by the front door is one of his absolute favorite spots in the house. Sometimes he’ll even take a little nap right there on the rug.

Crochet Uncle Sam Wallhanging in Red, White and Blue Yarn on white door with dog sitting looking out a side window

Like my other wall hanging patterns, this is a great crochet pattern for using up scrap yarn. They also make great gifts! Whenever I design a new wallhanging there are several family members that put in a request for the latest version!

A crochet wall hanging fits great on a door or wall whether you live in a house or rent an apartment. It also makes a nice gift for those living in assisted living where it can sometimes be challenging to decorate for holidays.

Crochet Uncle Sam Wallhanging in Red, White and Blue Yarn on blue door

I really love decorating with holiday themed wall hangings because it just makes me smile every time I walk by.

Red and blue crochet rings trimmed in white

The rings are worked around silicone canning jar gasket rings. In my grandmother’s rendition of my Christmas Wallhanging, she used the old style rubber canning jar gaskets. Unfortunately the rubber did not hold up to the test of time and there’s nothing sadder than seeing your grandmother’s work fall apart like that!

green canning jar ring gaskets

The easiest place to find the silicone canning jar gaskets is on Amazon. I purchased my locally, however that store no longer carries them, but you might be able to find canning jar gaskets in a store with a good canning section.

Look for wide-mouth rings for a mason jar. Typically gaskets come in ‘regular’ which is smaller and ‘wide-mouth’ which is larger. For this project, we use the wide mouth gaskets! The ring measures 3.5 inches across from edge to edge. You might need to go with this measurement since I’ve found that Amazon doesn’t always label them correctly.

If your gaskets have the little tab on them, like mine do, use a pair of scissors to snip them off so you have a continuous ring to crochet around.

Grab some medium weight yarn (#4) and your crochet hook, and let’s crochet this fun free pattern!

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Crochet Uncle Sam Wall Hanging Pattern

Materials

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS 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.

*Sample used wide mouth size canning jar gaskets made of silicone.  They can be purchased on Amazon or you might find them locally, as I did.  Be sure to select the correct size: these are WIDE mouth canning jar gaskets designed to fit on standard sized mason jars with a wide opening (NOT regular). The outside dimensions of the jar ring are 3.5″ across by 3.5″ high.

Gauge:

Gauge is not important in this pattern.

Resources and crochet tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches and basic crochet skills on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches such as the slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet stitch and chain stitch used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Crochet Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • tr = treble crochet
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch(es)
Crochet Uncle Sam Wallhanging in Red, White and Blue Yarn

Finished Crochet Wallhanging Size

Wall hanging is approximately 25” from top of loop to bottom of tassel.  

Crocheted Rings

Make 4 red rings and 3 blue rings for a total of 7 rings.

If there are tabs on the jar gaskets, cut them off with a pair of scissors so that the ring is truly a ring.

R1:  With red or blue yarn, make 60 dc into and around the jar ring.  Join with sl st to 1st dc.  Fasten off.

R2:  Attach white to any dc and sc around.   Fasten off and weave in ends.

Red and blue crochet rings trimmed in white

Hanging Strip

With white, ch 90.

R1:  Sc in 10th chain and across to last chain.  Slip stitch in last chain.  Fasten off White.

R2:  Rotate work. Working in opposite side of chain, attach blue with sl st to 1st chain (which is the opposite side of the last stitch worked in round 1).  Sc across until st before loop begins, chainging to white yarn in the last st.  Using white, make 10 sc in loop, changing to red yarn in the 10th sc.   Using red, continue working around the opposite side of the strip and sc across the end, ending with a slip stitch in the last st at the bottom.

Fasten off yarn and work in all loose ends.  Take several strands of red, white and blue yarn (approx 10” long), fold in half and attach as a tassel at the bottom with a giant sl st.  The smooth end of the sl st should be on the right side of work.  Trim tassel to an eye pleasing length.

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Uncle Sam Applique (make 3)

 With peach or pink yarn, chain 5 and join to form ring.

R1:  Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 23 tr in ring.  Join with sl st to 1st tr.  Fasten off peach yarn.

R2:  With white, join to a tr with a sl st.  *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc.  Repeat from * 3 times.  Make 17 large dc, working OVER the previous row’s tc into the ring.  Be sure not to pull too tight.  Join with sl st to 1st sc.  

R3:  Turn work, (working 2nd row of Uncle Sam’s beard).  Sc in joining, ch 1, *sc in next sc, ch 1 around to last dc of beard.  End with a sc in last dc.

R4: Turn work, *ch 3, sl stitch in ch-1 sp.  Repeat from * around.  At end of beard, ch 3 and slip st to sc in row 3 below.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Mustache

R1:  With white, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in last st.  Fasten off, leaving a long strand.  Carefully weave the strand back to the center sl st and wrap several times around the middle to separate the sides of the mustache.  Knot off on wrong side and sew on to Uncle Sam’s face as shown in the photos.

Uncle Sam Hat

For the striped portion of the hat, do NOT turn after each row.  Instead stop and start each row on the 1st stitch of the previous row and work through the back loops of the stitches on the previous row.  Weave in the starting strand as you go.  The end-of-the row strands can be hidden behind the brim when you are sewing the pieces together.

Red and white crochet stripes

R1:  With red, ch 7, skip 1st ch and sc across (6 st).  Fasten off red.

R2:  With white, join with sl st in back loop of 1st st in previous row.  Sc across (6 st).  Fasten off white.

R3:  Repeat row 2, using red yarn

R4:  Repeat row 2 using white yarn

R5:  Repeat row 2 using red yarn

Crochet blue stripe

Hat Brim

R1:  With blue yarn, ch 13.  Sc in 2nd ch and in ea ch across (12 st).  ch1 and turn.

R2:  sc across (12 st).  Fasten off, leaving a long strand for sewing.

Sew brim to top of hat, covering loose yarn strands from the red & white portion.  Weave in any loose ends.  

Wall Hanging Assembly

If you haven’t already done so, sew bead or button eyes on button eyes and hat and mustache on Uncle Sam’s face .  (Alternatively, eyes can be embroidered with French knots using black yarn.)  Sew bottom of hat to the top of Uncle Sam face.

Crochet Uncle Sam Wallhanging in Red, White and Blue Yarn

Refer to picture and weave hanging strip over and under rings (see the Turkey Wallhanging for a complete photo tutorial).  Tack down with yarn at the top and bottom of the strip and anywhere else as needed to hold in place.  

Here is the base of the turkey wall hanging as an example for ring and strap placement:

Orange crochet strap woven between orange crochet rings with yellow trim.

You may need to adjust the strap so it does not pull or pucker and so that the loop at the top and the very bottom of the strap look even.  

Arrange the Uncle Sam appliqués along the strip and sew down.

Crochet Uncle Sam Wallhanging in Red, White and Blue Yarn

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