Summer is over, and I made great memories with my toddler as we spent a lot of time in the garden growing various flowers. We sat in the garden basking in the sun, admiring the bloomed flowers, drinking lemonade, eating watermelon, and occasionally chasing after a butterfly.
The lustrous colours of the watermelon and its deliciousness inspired the crochet design of this wall hanging. You will agree eating a watermelon brings this great, joyous feeling so much so that I wanted to get some of that joy into my home, and I hope to share this joy with you all!
The layers of pink, green, white, and the specks of black when you cut a watermelon are so beautiful. When I completed the project and hung it in the kitchen, the room immediately brightened up. The watermelon colours crocheted together give this brilliant finish to the space, bringing back the exhilarating feeling similar to that I got when sitting in my colourful garden.
At a glance, anyone should be able to tell that the wall hanging represents a watermelon. Even my toddler is delighted by this abstract art, and says “wah-mel-on” while pointing excitedly!
The watermelon wall hanging is a quick and easy project for any space that needs a light, bright piece!
I used Loops & Threads Eco Brights. I had some leftover yarn from another project, a baby blanket that I worked on in a similar style (pattern coming soon!). The yarn, made from recycled plastic, is soft and available in a wide range of colours. Normally, I would not use soft yarn for a wall hanging as it tends to droop, but this yarn worked perfectly for this crochet design. The colours of Loops & Threads Eco Brights, specifically the pink and green, were just the perfect shade to bring my vision of crocheted watermelon wall hanging to life.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner / Intermediate
This project is constructed starting with the base, which is crocheted row by row in Half Double Crochet Between Posts (HDCBP). The next step is making the seeds which is done partially in the round and then rows. To finish, we will seam the seeds to the base and attach it to a stick/dowel.
- 250 yards, bulky weight (5) yarn. I used Loops & Threads Eco-Brights (5.3oz/150g-255 yds/236m) in colours: White, Green & Bright Pink. ** You can substitute any weight yarn you have available – just be aware that it will change the finished size of the project!**
- I used Loops & Threads Impeccable in Black for the seeds.
- US Size K crochet hook (6.5 mm)
- Darning Needle (bent end works best for attaching seeds)
- Dowel / Stick
12 stitches x 12 rows = 4″ square in HDCBP
13.5 x 15.5 inches (not including fringe)
Abbreviations / Stitches Used *US Standard*
- CH – Chain
- SC – Single Crochet
- SCBP – Single Crochet Between Posts
- FHDC – Foundation Half Double Crochet
- HDC – Half – Double Crochet
- HDCBP – Half Double Crochet Between Posts
- HDC2TOG – Half – Double Crochet Decrease (special STS)
- SLST – Slip Stitch
- ST(S) – Stitch(es)
- MR – Magic Ring
- CH1 does not count as a ST.
- Eco Brights Yarn is on the thin side of Bulky (5). I believe you could get away with using a worsted weight (4) yarn. Or substitute any weight yarn you have available. Just be aware this may change the finished size of the project. It’s always best to do a gauge swatch before beginning.
Special Stitch: HDCBP
Row 1: [GREEN] FHDC 42
go up .5mm hook size, CH 44, HDC in 3rd CH from hook, HDC in each CH. (42)
Row 2 – 6: [GREEN] HDCBP 42. CH1, turn.
Row 7 -10: [WHITE] HDCBP 42. CH1, turn.
Row 11 – 47: [PINK] HDCBP 42. CH1, turn.
Row 48: [PINK] SCBP 42. Tie off. Weave ends.
Move on to seeds section.
Seeds – Make 3 (or as many as you like)
[WS] Rnd 1: MR – HDC 6, bring your tail to front of work, SLST to 1st ST. (6)
Rnd 2: CH1, 2HDC in 1st ST, 2HDC in each ST, SLST. (12)
Row 3: CH1, HDC in 1st ST, 1 HDC next 4 ST. (5) CH1, turn.
[RS] Row 4:HDC2TOG
HDC, HDC2TOG. (3) CH1, turn.
Row 5: HDC2TOG, HDC. (2) CH1, turn.
Row 6: HDC2TOG. (1), CH1, turn.
Row 7: HDC (1) CH1, turn.
[RS] Working along the edge SC 6 (SE1), *2SC in the next ST(should be in the round base now), 1SC in the next ST*, repeat 3 more times, 2SC (SE2), SC 6 along edge (SE3), SC in CH1 space/loop, SLST to 1ST to join.
Tie off. Leave a long tail for seaming! Weave the center tail or hide it behind your seed while attaching.
Photo Tutorial – Seed Body
Photo Tutorial – Seed Edge
Attach to Stick / Dowel
Add Fringe – Optional
Add a Hanger
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