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Love, Joy, and Peace Wall Hanging!

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I know it’s still early but Christmas is just around the corner! I decided on postponing the release of another pattern from my The Halcyon Pattern Collection to give way to this festive decoration. This pattern, Love, Joy, and Peace Wall Hanging, was featured last year on the blog of Clover-USA. I collaborated with them for this Christmas wall hanging decor.

Since Christmas is fast approaching, I thought that sharing the Love, Joy, and Peace Wall Hanging pattern here on my blog is the best thing. If you have seen it before but forgot about it or haven’t seen it yet then maybe i’s time for you to make one for your house or for your loved ones!

This tapestry pattern looks complicated but actually it isn’t. All you need to know are the front/back post double crochet stitches and how to change colors. I have included some helpful video tutorials for you to watch before starting this project.

So let’s get started!

LOVE, JOY, and PEACE WALL HANGING

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Skill Level:

Intermediate

Materials Needed:

  • Any Worsted Weight Yarn | I used Red Heart Yarns [White, Green, Red, Blue, Yellow]
  • Amour Crochet Hook Size I | 5.5mm (or size to obtain gauge)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle Set – Bent Tip
  • 2 Dowels | 18 inches long
  • Optional: Ribbon or any string to be used as a hanger
  • Optional: Starch Spray for blocking

Finished Size:

12 inches (width) x 18 inches (height)

Gauge:

16 sts x 11 rows = 4 inches

Stitches and Abbreviations | US Terminology

  • Ch(s) – Chain(s)
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • Sl – Slip
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • RS – Right Side
  • WS – Wrong Side
  • Rev SC – Reverse Single Crochet or Crab Stitch
  • FDC (Foundation Double Crochet) – Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook), yarn over and draw through 1 loop. Yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops – 1 foundation double crochet just made. *Yarn over, insert hook under the 2 loops of the chain at the bottom of the stitch just made, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and draw through 1 loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through remaining 2 loops. Repeat from the *.
  • FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet) – Yarn over, insert hook front-to-back through the vertical post of the next st, yarn over again and pull through (there will be three loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.
  • BPDC (Back Post Double Crochet) – Yarn over, insert hook back-to-front through the vertical post of the next st, yarn over again and pull through (there will be three loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.

Notes

  1. Read through the whole pattern before starting.
  2. Each row begins with chain 2 but this beginning or turning chains DO NOT count as a stitch.
  3. This pattern is worked from the bottom up, from right to left and turning each row (back and forth).
  4. This pattern is worked using FPDC or BPDC stitch except for the border which uses SC stitch. Odd Number Rows are worked with FPDC stitch while Even Number Rows are worked with BPDC stitch.
  5. Numbers in ( ) at end of each round indicate the number of stitches in that row.
  6. A chart is provided for your reference.
  7. With all the colors and numbers, I recommend using a highlighter to track your progress.
  8. When changing colors, you can just float the non-working yarn at the WS of your work and pick it up when you need it.

Helpful Videos

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1 (RS): With White, FDC 47 or Ch 49, DC in the 3rd ch from the hook and in every ch across (47)

Row 2 (WS)[Worked in BPDC] White – 47 (47)

Row 3[Worked in FPDC] White – 47 (47)

Row 4[Worked in BPDC] White – 47 (47)

Row 5[Worked in FPDC] White – 47 (47)

Row 6[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Green – 4, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 4, White – 5 (47)

Row 7[Worked in FPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 8[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Green, White, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 9[Worked in FPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 35, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 10[Worked in BPDC] White – 6, Green, White – 33, Green, White – 6 (47)

Row 11[Worked in FPDC] White – 7, Green, White – 31, Green, White – 7 (47)

Row 12[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Red, White, Green, White, Blue, White – 5, Blue – 5, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White – 2, Blue – 3, White – 2, Blue – 5, White, Green, White, Red, White – 5 (47)

Row 13[Worked in FPDC] White – 7, Green, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White – 5, Blue, White, Green, White – 7 (47)

Row 14[Worked in BPDC] White – 6, Green, White – 2, Blue, White – 5, Blue, White – 5, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 5, Blue, White – 6, Green, White – 6 (47)

Row 15[Worked in FPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 5, Blue – 3, White – 5, Blue, White, Blue – 5, White – 3, Blue – 3, White – 2, Blue – 4, White – 3, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 16[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Green, White, Red, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 5, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 5, Blue, White – 5, Red, White, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 17[Worked in FPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 3, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White, Blue, White – 3, Blue, White – 3, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 18[Worked in BPDC] White – 6, Green, White – 2, Blue – 4, White – 2, Blue – 5, White – 2, Blue – 3, White – 3, Blue – 3, White – 2, Blue – 5, White – 2, Green, White – 6 (47)

Row 19[Worked in FPDC] White – 7, Green, White – 31, Green, White – 7 (47)

Row 20[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Red, White, Green, White – 31, Green, White, Red, White – 5 (47)

Row 21[Worked in FPDC] White – 7, Green, White – 4, Red – 5, White – 3, Red, White – 4, Red – 3, White – 2, Red – 5, White – 4, Green, White – 7 (47)

Row 22[Worked in BPDC] White – 6, Green, White – 5, Red, White – 3, Red, White, Red, White – 3, Red, White – 2, Red, White, Red, White – 2, Red, White – 3, Red, White – 5, Green, White – 6 (47)

Row 23[Worked in FPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 10, Red, White, Red, White – 3, Red, White, Red, White – 3, Red, White – 5, Red, White – 6, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 24[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Green, White, Red, White – 4, Red, White – 5, Red, White – 3, Red, White, Red, White – 3, Red, White, Red – 3, White – 6, Red, White, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 25[Worked in FPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 10, Red, White, Red, White – 3, Red, White, Red, White – 3, Red, White – 5, Red, White – 6, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 26[Worked in BPDC] White – 6, Green, White – 5, Red, White – 5, Red, White – 3, Red, White, Red, White – 3, Red, White, Red, White – 3, Red, White – 5, Green, White – 6 (47)

Row 27[Worked in FPDC] White – 7, Green, White – 4, Red – 5, White, Red, White – 3, Red, White – 2, Red – 3, White – 6, Red, White – 4, Green, White – 7 (47)

Row 28[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Red, White, Green, White – 31, Green, White, Red, White – 5 (47)

Row 29[Worked in FPDC] White – 7, Green, White – 31, Green, White – 7 (47)

Row 30[Worked in BPDC] White – 6, Green, White – 9, Yellow – 3, White – 3, Yellow – 3, White – 4, Yellow, White – 10, Green, White – 6 (47)

Row 31[Worked in FPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 11, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White – 9, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 32[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Green, White, Red, White – 11, Yellow, White, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White – 9, Red, White, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 33[Worked in BFPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 10, Yellow – 3, White – 2, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White, Yellow, White – 13, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 34[Worked in BPDC] White – 6, Green, White – 12, Yellow, White, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White – 8, Green, White – 6 (47)

Row 35[Worked in FPDC] White – 7, Green, White – 7, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White, Yellow, White – 11, Green, White – 7 (47)

Row 36[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Red, White, Green, White – 10, Yellow – 2, White – 2, Yellow – 3, White – 2, Yellow, White – 3, Yellow, White – 7, Green, White, Red, White – 5 (47)

Row 37[Worked in FPDC] White – 7, Green, White – 31, Green, White – 7 (47)

Row 38[Worked in BPDC] White – 6, Green, White – 33, Green, White – 6 (47)

Row 39[Worked in FPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 35, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 40[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Green, White, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 41[Worked in FPDC] White – 5, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 3, Green, White – 5 (47)

Row 42[Worked in BPDC] White – 5, Green – 4, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2,  Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 3, White – 2, Red, White – 2, Green – 4, White – 5 (47)

Row 43[Worked in FPDC] White – 47 (47)

Row 44[Worked in BPDC] White – 47 (47)

Row 45[Worked in FPDC] White – 47 (47)

Row 46[Worked in BPDC] White – 47 (47)

Row 47[Worked in BPDC] White – 47 (47)

Border and Attaching the Dowels

After the last row, do not turn. Continue working on the side of the panel and with the RS facing you, ch 1, 2 SC in the side of the last row just made, *SC in the next side row, 2 SC in the next side row*. Repeat from* to * across – down to the very 1st row (1st corner).

Now take the 1st dowel and line it up on the bottom of the foundation row. Ch 1 and with the dowel on top of the working yarn, sl st around the dowel. SC in every st and around the dowel across (2nd corner).

Ch 1 and continue working on the side of the panel, 2 SC in the side of the 1st row, *SC in the next side row, 2 SC in the next side row*. Repeat from * to * across – up to the last row (3rd row).

Repeat the instructions on how to attach the dowel. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Optional: Additional Red Trim / Edge

Starting from the left side bottom corner, attach Red yarn. Ch 1 and Rev SC (crab stitch) in every st across. Fasten off.

Do the same on the other side but start on the right top corner. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends. I recommend blocking your piece because it has the tendency to curl up on the sides. I actually used a starch spray to flatten my wall hanging.

Add a ribbon or any string of your choice to serve as a hanger, and it’s all done!

Enjoy your new Wall Hanging Décor!

Here are the finished wall hanging of my 2 amazing testers:

You can personalized your wall hanging. You can go neutral like what Carrie did or as colorful as mine and Stefanie. The choice is yours!

I would love to see your Love, Joy, and Peace Wall Hanging, please use these hashtags #stringsandcuddles, #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, #lovejoyandpeacewallhanging to share and don’t forget to tag me @stringsandcuddles on Instagram.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out for questions regarding this pattern.

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