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Halloween Wall Hanging-Free Pattern







Trick or Treat?!

I love the texture the herringbone stitch gives, it creates a nice solid fabric, perfect for a wall hanging. This project is a fun introduction to crocheting with beads. Use chain stitch lettering to personalise your wall hanging and finish with fringing. I made these as a fun Halloween decoration but you can also change the colours and letters to make a personalised wall hanging for a children’s bedroom (see photos below). They would work great as a seasonal decoration with a festive theme too!

You Will Need:

knitcraft everyday dk 1x 50g in black (MC) white (CC1) and orange (CC2)
4mm crochet hook
30cm dowel
8 plastic beads,the skull beads and stars are both available at hobbycraft
Needle for sewing and threading beads onto the yarn

Tension not critical but my gauge was 20 sts in hbhtr x16 rows = 10cms

Abbreviations

Pattern written in UK terms

MC- main colour, 
CC- contrast colour, 
Ch- chain, 
HBhtr- herringbone half treble crochet, 
HBhtrB- herringbone half treble with bead, see below
DC- double crochet, 
St(s), stitch(es) 
RS- right side 
WS- wrong side

Notes

To do the herringbone half treble yarn over hook and insert into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop= 3 loops on hook, pull the yarn through the first loop on the hook, yarn over hook and pull through remaining 2 loops = 1 HBhtr

To work a HBhtr stitch with a bead begin the stitch as above pulling the yarn through the first of the 3 loops. Slide the bead close to the hook, yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops to secure the bead = 1 HBhtrB

Before you start crocheting, thread the beads onto the yarn moving them along the yarn until required. If using the skull beads make sure to thread them the right way up

And lettering using an embroidery style chain stitch. To do this thread your needle with CC1 and come up from the WS to RS. *Go down to same place you came up creating a loop, come back up 1 row/stitch along and pull through the loop, this creates your first chain stitch, repeat from* for each letter

Use stitch markers to work out placement for each letter before you begin sewing

Pattern

Using MC thread on 8 beads and chain 41





Row 1. (RS) HBhtr in 2nd ch from hook, hbhtr to end, turn, 40 sts

Row 2. Ch1, HBhtr to end, turn

Row 3-5. Repeat row 2




Row 6. (WS) Ch1, 4 HBhtr, HBhtrB, 8 HBhtr, HBhtrB, 26 HBhtr, turn

Row 7-11. Repeat row 2

Row 12. (WS) Ch1, 8 HBhtr, HBhtrB, 31 HBhtr, turn

Row 13-17. Repeat row 2

Row 18. (WS) Ch1, 4 HBhtr, HBhtrB, 35 HBhtr, turn

Row 19-23. Repeat row 2

Row 24. (WS) Ch1, 35 HBhtr, HBhtrB, 4 HBhtr, turn

Row 25-29. Repeat row 2

Row 30. (WS) Ch1, 31 HBhtr, HBhtrB, 8 HBhtr, turn

Row 31-35. Repeat row 2

Row 36. (WS) Ch1, 26 HBhtr, HBhtrB, 8 HBhtr, HBhtrB, 4 HBhtr, turn

Row 37-40. Repeat row 2

Row 41. (RS) Ch1, dc to end.

Fasten off and weave in ends

Use CC1 for lettering



Use stitch markers to work out placement for each letter



And lettering using an embroidery style chain stitch. To do this thread your needle with CC and come up from the WS to RS. *Go down to same place you came up creating a loop, come back up 1 row/stitch along and pull through the loop, this creates your first chain stitch, repeat from* for each letter





Use 150cm of MC to sew onto the dowel. Sew through each loop of the foundation chain and create a loop for hanging then secure 




For fringing cut 60x 26cm lengths (20 each in MC and CC1 and CC2)

 


Attach 3 strands (1 of each colour) to every other stitch of row 41. I like to use a crochet hook to pull through the stitch RS to WS then tie to secure. Gently iron to straighten the fringing then trim to approx. 12 cms.

 


 


For the 'Treat' design I repeated as above using the left over yarn with black as MC, white CC1 and orange CC2.  

For the childrens version I used barbie pink and white everyday dk both with the 1cm star beads from the hobbycraft mixed beads set. I hope you enjoy the pattern. I'd love to see your finished makes, dont forget to by tag me on Instagram @hellomooncrochet

 






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