Just a quick definition for my non-Canadian friends…
Eh? (ay). Canadian term for right, okay, please, maybe, thank you, how about it? Used after a statement or question. We Canadian’s often say it without even noticing. It’s just a part of our language. Like Timmy’s, Toque, and Toboggan.
With Canada day just around the corner, I was inspired to design this wall hanging. Before I learned to knit or crochet, I cross stitched. A lot. So much so, that I started designing my own patterns. After learning to crochet, it was a natural transition for me into tapestry crochet. All cross stitch patterns are pixel pictures on a graph, with each square equalling a stitch of the same colour. Then you make a few hundred (or thousand) little ‘x”s and you’ve got a stitched picture! Tapestry crochet is similar, except we will make one single crochet for each square. If you’ve never attempted tapestry crochet before, its actually quite easy! This wall hanging is made with bulky yarn, so it works up quickly.
Just a few quick notes about the pattern. 1. Normally, we dont want to see the contrast colour along the edge but for this project, it gives it a nice border without having to add one. 2. Most often, when working two strand tapestry crochet, colour B will hide behind colour A. This is not the case when using white as colour A and red as colour B. The red always peeks through, no matter how hard you try. For this pattern, we start carrying Colour B from the second row until the last row, this will help showcase the red peeking through. I find it gives it a neat tweed look.
Pattern Difficulty: Advanced Beginner
Finished Size: 14 inches x 15.5 inches
1 skein of Colour A (White), 1 skein Colour B (Red)
You will also need: Stick or wooden dowel
Hook Size: 6.0mm (10/J)
Gauge: Not important for this project.
Stitch Abbreviations (US Standard):
- CH: chain
- ST: stitch
- SLST: slip stitch
- SC: single crochet
- CH1 and turn at the end of each row.
- Chain 1 is not counted as a stitch.
- When working right side (odd numbers) – bring contrast colour up front of work to crochet over
- When working wrong side (even numbers) – bring contrast colour around to back to crochet over
Row 1: Right Side (White) CH 43, SC in 2nd CH from hook, 1 SC in each CH. (42 SC)
Row 2 – 3: (Start working over red yarn.) 1 SC in each ST (42 SC)
Row 4-12: 20 White SC , 2 Red SC, 20 White SC
- Changing colours: When switching to a new colour, insert your hook into the stitch for the last stitch of Colour A and pull up a loop, then, with Colour B, yarn over and complete the stitch by pulling through both loops with Colour B.
Continue this method of changing colours through the rest of the project.
*For the sake of simplifying, I will not add SC to each number from now on.
All stitches are single crochet. W = White Stitch, R = Red Stitch
Row 13-16: 11W, 20R, 11W
Row 17: 10W, 22R, 11W
Row 18: 8W, 4R, 4W, 2R, 2W, 2R, 3W, 2R, 2W 5R, 8W
Row 19: 7W, 5R, 3W, 1R, 1W, 1R, 2W, 2R, 2W, 1R, 1W, 2R, 3W, 4R, 7W
Row 20: 6W, 5R, 2W, 3R, 1W,1R, 2W, 2R, 2W, 1R, 1W, 1R, 1W, 8R, 6W
Row 21: 5W, 12R, 2W, 3R, 2W, 4R, 3W, 6R, 5W
Row 22: 4 W, 7R, 2W, 1R, 2W, 2R, 3W, 2R, 2W, 4R, 1W, 8R, 4W
Row 23: 3W, 8R, 2W, 4R, 2W, 1R, 4W, 2R, 2W, 1R, 1W, 9R, 3W
Row 24: 2W, 11R, 3W, 3R, 6W, 5R, 2W, 8R, 2W
Row 25: 4W, 5R, 2W, 1R, 2W, 5R, 1W, 1R, 2W, 15R, 4W
Row 26: 4W, 16R, 1W, 1R, 1W, 5R, 1W, 3R, 2B, 4R, 4W
Row 27: 4W, 4R, 2W, 3R, 1W, 4R, 1W, 1R, 2W, 16R, 4W
Row 28: 3W, 18R, 1W, 1R, 1W, 5R, 1W, 2R, 2W, 5R, 3W
Row 29: 3W, 6R, 3W, 6R, 2W, 19R, 3W
Row 30: 3W, 11R, 1W, 12R, 1W, 11R, 3W
Row 31: 3W, 4R, 2W, 4R, 2W, 12R, 2W, 4R, 2W, 4R, 3W
Row 32: 3W, 2R, 4W, 3R, 3W, 12R, 3W, 3R, 4W, 2R, 3W
Row 33: 9W, 2R, 3W, 14R, 3W, 2R, 9W
Row 34-36: 14W, 14R, 14W
Row 37-38: 13W, 16R, 13W
Row 39: 13W, 3R, 1W, 8R, 1W, 3R, 13W
Row 40: 13W, 1R, 4W, 6R, 4W, 1R, 13W
Row 41: 18W, 6R, 18W
Row 42-43: 19W, 4R, 19W
Row 44-45: 20W, 2R, 20W
*Continue carrying red yarn through work*
Row 46-48: 42W Do not tie off.
Making the hanger
CH1, turn. Using both strands of yarn, make alternating colour chains until it’s long enough to fit around your stick or wooden dowel. I used 9 chains. SLST into 4th SC. Using the same alternating color chain technique, CH60. SLST in 4th from last SC, CH9, SLST in last SC. Tie off.
Insert your stick or wooden dowel. Hang with pride!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern. If you make one, I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram @jadedcraftscreations