Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

****You can find the PDF version of this free pattern in my shop by clicking HERE. Great for easy printing!***

Today I bring you a brand-spankin' new pattern! An easy-going, airy vest that seriously looks great paired with any outfit. It features two stripes on the bottom for added detail, and is basically only made up of chains and double crochets, woot woot! 👏🎉

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

This vest was actually very much inspired by one I saw at Target awhile back, lol (thanks Target for being the best, always! 😂). I think what makes it so great to me, is the simplicity of it. I'm a no-frills kinda gal, which makes it right up my alley. And the fringe is the perfect finishing touch if ya ask me.

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love
Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

Like I said, this vest pairs well with so many things. I plan on wearing it a lot over basic outfits like the one I'm pictured in. But it'd also be incredibly cute paired with a flowy dress.

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

The pattern is made up of three pieces: two front panels and one back panel. They all decrease at the top to create a "tank top" type of design. It's written for multiple sizes, so hopefully errbody and their dog will be able to sport their own Daydreamer Vest!

***PDF version of this pattern can be found by clicking HERE, makes for easier printing!***

What you'll need:

-Fingering (Super Fine) weight yarn (I used Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Cotton Yarn in "Ivory-- couldn't recommend this yarn enough-- a super super soft cotton-- linked HERE. See notes for yardage information)

-Size E (3.5 mm) hook, or size needed to obtain gauge

-yarn needle

-sewing/safety pins to help with sewing

Gauge:

(since the vest is made up of mostly chains, I thought I'd offer a couple of ways to assess gauge)

12 chains = 2 inches

10 rows & 5 (ch 5 + dc) "sections" = 4 inch square

Abbreviations:

ch=chain, sk=skip, st(s)=stitch(es), dc=double crochet, sl=slip, sc=single crochet

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Notes:

Sizing: 

Small
-Fits up to 34" bust, approx. 26" long
-Requires 550 yards of yarn (excluding fringe) 

Medium
-Fits up to 36" bust, approx. 26" long
-Requires 575 yards of yarn (excluding fringe)

Large
-Fits up to 38" bust, approx. 27" long
-Requires 600 yards of yarn (excluding fringe)

X-Large
-Fits up to 41" bust, approx. 27" long
-Requires 650 yards of yarn (excluding fringe)

Plus
-Fits up to 44" bust, approx. 27" long
-Requires 700 yards of yarn (excluding fringe)

***pattern is formatted for the different sizes as follows: S (M, L, XL, PLUS)

-pattern is written in US terms

-chains do NOT count as stitches in this pattern

-length of vest could easily be adjusted by adding/taking away rows before the decreases begin

-vest is worked in three pieces: two front panels and one back panel

-you may find that you should block your vest after assembling

Pattern:

Formatted: S (M, L, XL, PLUS)

******FRONT PANEL (MAKE 2):

Row 1) ch 67 (73, 79, 85, 91), dc in 14th ch from hook, [ch 5, sk 5 ch's, dc] until end of row (total 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 dc's)

Rows 2-20) ch 8, turn, work dc on top of next dc from previous row, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 5, sk 5 ch's dc into next ch (total 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 dc's)

Row 21) ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 ch's, [ch 1, sk st, dc in next 5 ch's] 9 (10, 11, 12, 13) times (total 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 dc's)

Row 22) ch 8, turn, dc into next ch 1 sp, [ch 5, dc into next ch 1 sp] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 5, dc into 3rd ch from the beginning of previous row (total 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 dc's)

Row 23) repeat row 21

Row 24) repeat row 22

Rows 25-50) ch 8, turn, work dc on top of next dc from previous row, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 5, sk 5 ch's dc into next ch (total 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 dc's)

Row 51) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 52) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 dc's)

Row 53) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 dc's)

Row 54) turn, sl st into first 2 ch, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 dc's)

Row 55) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 dc's)

Row 56) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 dc's)

Row 57) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 58) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 dc's)

Row 59) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 dc's)

Row 60) turn, sl st into first 2 ch, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 dc's)

Row 61) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 dc's)

Row 62) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 dc's)

Row 63) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 64) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 dc's)

Row 65) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 dc's)

Row 66) turn, sl st into first 2 ch, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 dc's)

Row 67) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 dc's)

Row 68) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 dc's)

Row 69) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 70) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 dc's)

Row 71) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 dc's)

Row 72) turn, sl st into first 2 ch, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 dc's)

***FOR SIZE SMALL ONLY***

Row 73) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 2 dc's)

Row 74) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 2 dc's)

-At this point size small will finish off.

***FOR SIZES MEDIUM - PLUS***

Row 73) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 1 (2, 3, 4) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 3, 4, 5, 6 dc's)

Row 74) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 1 (2, 3, 4) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 3, 4, 5, 6 dc's)

-At this point size medium will finish off. Sizes large, xlarge & plus continue...

***For LARGE, XLARGE & PLUS***

Row 75) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 3, 4, 5 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 76) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5 dc's)

Row 77) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 2 (3, 4) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 3, 4, 5 dc's)

-At this point sizes large, xlarge & plus will finish off


******BACK PANEL:

Row 1) ch 139 (145, 151, 163, 175), dc in 14th ch from hook, [ch 5, sk 5 ch's, dc] until end of row (total 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 dc's)

Rows 2-20) ch 8, turn, work dc on top of next dc from previous row, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 5, sk 5 ch's dc into next ch (total 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 dc's)

Row 21) ch 3, turn, dc in next 5 ch's, [ch 1, sk st, dc in next 5 ch's] 21 (22, 23, 25, 27) times (total 110, 115, 120, 130, 140 dc's)

Row 22) ch 8, turn, dc into next ch 1 sp, [ch 5, dc into next ch 1 sp] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 5, dc into 3rd ch from the beginning of previous row (total 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 dc's)

Row 23) repeat row 21

Row 24) repeat row 22

Rows 25-50) ch 8, turn, work dc on top of next dc from previous row, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 5, sk 5 ch's dc into next ch (total 22, 23, 24, 26, 28 dc's)

Row 51) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 52) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 dc's)

Row 53) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 dc's)

Row 54) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 20 (21, 22, 24, 26) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 dc's)

Row 55) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 20, 21, 22, 24, 26 dc's)

Row 56) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 20, 21, 22, 24, 26 dc's)

Row 57) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 58) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 dc's)

Row 59) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 dc's)

Row 60) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 19, 20, 21, 23, 25 dc's)

Row 61) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 dc's)

Row 62) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 18, 19, 20, 22, 24 dc's)

Row 63) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 17, 18, 19, 21, 23 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 64) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 17, 18, 19, 21, 23 dc's)

Row 65) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 17, 18, 19, 21, 23 dc's)

Row 66) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 16 (17, 18, 20, 22) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 17, 18, 19, 21, 23 dc's)

Row 67) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 16, 17, 18, 20, 22 dc's)

Row 68) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 16, 17, 18, 20, 22 dc's)

Row 69) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 15, 16, 17, 19, 21 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 70) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 15, 16, 17, 19, 21 dc's)

Row 71) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 15, 16, 17, 19, 21 dc's)

Row 72) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 2, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (15, 16, 18, 20) times, for last section: ch 2, sk 1 ch, sl st in next ch (total 15, 16, 17, 19, 21 dc's)

Row 73) turn, sl st up to first dc, ch 6, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 12 (13, 14, 16, 18) times, ch 3, dc on top of last dc (total 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 dc's)

Row 74) ch 6, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 12 (13, 14, 16, 18) times, ch 3, sk 3 ch's, dc in next ch (total 14, 15, 16, 18, 20 dc's)

-At this point sizes small & medium will finish off. Sizes large, xlarge & plus continue...

***For LARGE, XLARGE & PLUS***

Row 75) ch 5, turn, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (16, 18) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 4 ch's, sc in next ch (total 15, 17, 19 dc's and 1 sc)

Row 76) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 4, dc on top of next dc [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (16, 18) times, for last section: ch 4, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 15, 17, 19 dc's)

Row 77) turn, sl st into first 2 ch's, ch 3, dc on top of next dc, [ch 5, dc on top of next dc] 14 (16, 18) times, for last section: ch 3, sk 2 ch's, sl st in next ch (total 15, 17, 19 dc's)

-At this point sizes large, xlarge & plus will finish off

Assembly:

To assemble your vest, you'll take lay out your three pieces like in the photo below.. (forgive all my wild yarn ends!)

Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

Place the back panel down first, right side up. Then put the two front panels on top of it, right sides down (meaning right sides are together). You'll align the front panels along the outer edges of the back panel, also aligning the tops of your front panels to the top outer edges of the back panel. You can pin them together now to help during sewing.

crochet vest Megmade with Love

It is very important to line up the rows of the front and back panels-- because you'll want your "stripes" to line up and also to help with sewing up to the correct row.

Next you're ready for sewing.. I used a whip stitch to seam up the pieces along the very edges. You'll sew up the two sides, starting at the bottom, using your yarn needle and long strand of yarn (remember to align rows!!) **up to row 50. You will also sew along the tops of the front panels, connecting them to the outer edges of the back panel.

Optional: if you wanted the edges to look extra tidy, you could sc around the entire outside perimeter of the vest. I chose not to do this because I thought it looked fine.. just thought I'd throw that out there!

Once your vest is seamed up, ends woven in, and if you'd prefer-- blocked... you've got your very own Daydreamer Vest!! 

Daydreamer Crochet Vest Pattern - Megmade with Love

Go ahead and try it on and give it a good twirl... you know you wanna :)

Hope you love this design as much as I do! Even though it calls for such thin yarn, it actually isn't too slow to work up. Do please share with me over on Instagram if you make one yourself, I'd love, love, love to admire it. 

Happy hooking!
Meg

Free Crochet Pattern for the Daydreamer Crochet Vest - Megmade with Love

Free Crochet Pattern for a Crocheted & Woven Wall Hanging

Free Crochet Pattern for a Crocheted & Woven Wall Hanging

Soooo I've officially got a new favorite pattern. It's a crochet-meets-weaving home decor piece that makes an awesome statement! I've always been enamored by all the lovely woven wall hangings I've seen online, and thought I'd give it a try someday. But then it dawned on me I could put my own crochet twist on it and make it a super unique piece--I'm so pleased with how it came out!

Free Crochet Pattern for a Crocheted & Woven Wall Hanging

My favorite part about this project is that it is super customizable. Any fiber or material could be used.. literally ANYTHING. You could use up stuff you've got around the house-- which is what I mostly did. Ribbon, fabric, strings, jute, yarn, roving.. the possibilities are endless. And not to mention the color combinations! I loved the opportunity to get creative with the weaving.

Free Crochet Pattern for a Crocheted & Woven Wall Hanging

Above is a closeup of some of the woven details. I used this lacy burlap ribbon that made the coolest effect on the piece. And for this project I used basic weaving techniques that I walk you through below with plenty of photos. It's surprisingly simple!

What you'll need:

-worsted weight (4) yarn for the crocheted portion (I would suggest a "rougher" yarn, I made two-- one with Yarn Bee Rustic Romantic in Sugared Oats (linked here), and one with Caron Simply Soft in "Bone". I didn't like the results from the Simply Soft one, just because it's too soft and isn't as sturdy for the weaving.)
-size i hook (5.5mm) 
-yarn needle
-stick or wooden rod to hang the piece on (I used an old wooden spindle!)
-extra materials to weave into the crocheted piece. I used roving from Hobby Lobby called Showstopper in color Cedar (linked here), and also a fluffy roving type yarn called Astounding in color White (linked here), burlap ribbon, other yarns and strings I found lying around my house. You could use anything that strikes your fancy-- ribbon, fabric, raffia. 

Abbreviations:

ch=chain, st(s)=stitch(es), sc=single crochet, dc=double crochet, bo=bobble stitch, hdc=half double crochet, sk=skip, sp=space

Measurements:

finished crocheted piece measures 11.5" tall by 12" wide

Notes:

-chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as stitches unless otherwise specified in the pattern

-all stitches are worked into the previous row's stitches, not the spaces

-the pattern could be customized very easily to make a unique piece. You could switch around rows to your liking for the weaving to look different. If you wanted to make the piece smaller or bigger you would just need to chain an even-numbered multiple of three, plus 3 for turning chain.

-below is a description of how to work bobble stitch-- (or view this video for assistance) **please note that for this pattern I call for a 3-stitch bobble, meaning you work 3 partial dc's in one stitch**:

bo: yo, insert hook into designated stitch, draw loop back through, yo, draw through first two loops on your hook, [yo, insert hook into the same stitch, draw loop back through, yo, draw through first two loops on your hook], repeat [ ] one more time, you will end up with four loops on your hook, yo, and pull through all four loops to complete the bobble stitch

Crochet Wall Hanging

Pattern:

Row 1) ch 45, dc into 4th ch from hook and across (42 total sts, and for the rest of the pattern)

Row 2) ch 2, [bo, sc] across row

Row 3) ch 1, sc across row

Row 4) ch 3 (the 3rd chain counts as a "ch 1"), sk first st, hdc in next st, [ch 1, sk st, hdc in next st] across row 

Row 5) ch 3, dc across row (the last dc will be worked into the 3rd ch from the beginning of the previous row)

Row 6) ch 4 (4th chain counts as a "ch 1"), sk first st, dc, dc, [ch 1, sk st, dc, dc] across row

Row 7) ch 3, dc across row (the last dc will be worked into the 4th ch from the beginning of previous row)

Row 8) ch 3, dc across row

Row 9) ch 3, sk first st, dc, working behind dc just worked: dc into skipped st, [sk next st, dc, working behind dc just worked: dc into skipped st] across row (you are creating little crossed dc x's in this row)

Row 10) ch 3, dc across row

Row 11) ch 5 (last two chains counts as a "ch 2"), sk first two sts, dc, [ch 2, sk two sts, dc] across row

Row 12) repeat Row 11, working dc's into the sts, not the spaces.

Rows 13 & 14) ch 3, dc across row

Row 15) ch 4 (4th chain counts as "ch 1"), sk first st, dc, [ch 1, sk st, dc] across row

Row 16) ch 2, [bo, sc] across row

Row 17) ch 3, dc across row

Row 18) ch 3 (the 3rd chain counts as a "ch 1"), sk first st, hdc in next st, [ch 1, sk st, hdc in next st] across row 

Row 19) ch 3, dc across row (the last dc will be worked into the 3rd ch from the beginning of the previous row)

Rows 20 & 21) ch 3, dc across row

At this point, you will sc around the perimeter of the piece..

-Ch 1, and work sc's around the entire outside, adding an extra sc in the corners so it will lay flat, then join to first sc when you make it all the way around. 

Repeat the above instructions and go around the piece one more time with your sc's

Finish off, weave in ends

Now you're ready for the fun, creative part-- the weaving!

Crochet Woven Wall Hanging

First let's start with the big roving middle part-- the braid-looking weave. This weaving technique is called the "Soumak Weave", it makes such a standout and beautiful detail. I cut a piece of my roving about 8-9 feet long for this weave, and taped the end to make it easier to insert into the spaces as well as keep it from fraying and making a mess! 

**It's very important to note that you should be careful to not weave too tightly and watch your tension with all the weaves because it will bring in the sides of your crocheted piece and make it look wonky. Just keep that in mind and check it as you weave!

**For this tutorial, I made a second crocheted piece to take pictures of the "how to" and I realized afterwards that I made this braided part a looser weave than with my first one-- the finished one you see in the pictures at the top of this post. To make a tighter weave that has more "braids", all you'll need to do is insert your roving one space back.

Crochet Woven Wall Hanging

For the roving portion, you'll use the big slots in the middle of the crocheted piece.

Pull your roving through into the second space from the under-side (shown above) leaving about a 5-6 inch tail to be woven into the back. 

Crochet Woven Wall Hanging

Then using your long side of the roving- go over the outside of the crocheted piece and back under. Then pull the roving up through the first space.

Crochet Woven Wall Hanging

Next you'll skip a space put your roving into it, then pull through the skipped space, like in the photo above. Remember if you'd like more "braids" then you can put your roving into the next space (don't skip one) and pull through the space to the right of it.

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Pull it through all the way, and adjust to your liking. Remember not to pull too tightly so the weaving doesn't become too tight.

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You will repeat that across the row until you run out of spaces. To turn and go back, and to create the bottom part of the "braid", then you'll go over the side of the crocheted piece and up into the second space, shown in the photo above.

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Once that's pulled through, then you'll go over the side of the crocheted piece once more and up into the first space like shown in the photo above.

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Then you'll repeat that same process you did along the top across.

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In the photo above, you can see the "braids" all complete! You can weave the ends into the back side, working in and out of the stitches.

I used this soumak weaving technique for a lot of my materials, even the burlap ribbon-- except I didn't go back a second time. If you don't go back a second time, it creates a cool twisted weave that looks great too!

Next, I'll show you how to do the plain weaving technique. I used this weave quite a bit too, it's the most basic form of weaving and creates a simple and pretty look.

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Depending on what material you're using, either tape the end or use a needle and all you'll be doing is going in and out of the stitches like shown above. It's kinda like you're doing a running stitch in sewing. You could do this anywhere on the crocheted piece, for the thicker materials I used the rows that had the open spaces. I also wove into plain dc rows with some white yarn.

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Once you get to the other side with your weaving, going in and out of the stitches, you'll go around the side of the crocheted piece and go back the other direction (if you choose to do so, one time looks great too!). When you go the opposite direction you will be inserting your yarn in the opposite way of the way you just came. You can see it in the photo above, you will go "under" where previously you went "over".

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For this particular yarn I chose to go back one last time, going around the outside of the crocheted piece one more time and weaving back to the other side. For this bottom weave, you will also work the yarn opposite of the weave above it, shown in the photo above. Basically working the weave like you did the very first go across.

Next up is how to add on some tassels!

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Prepare a grouping of however many strands your heart desires, double the length of how long you want the tassels to be and fold them in half. Then you'll insert the folded part into the space you'd like the tassel to be, not pulling all the way through (it helped me to use a crochet hook). Then grab the ends of the tassel and pull them through the folded loop.

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Pull down the ends and adjust the knot to your liking to finish the tassels. You could add tassels anywhere! I added them all along the bottom also. They make a fun and textured addition to the weaving.

That's basically the few weaving techniques I used for this piece. I'm sure there are way more out there, and you could find how to do them on Youtube probably! I think the biggest thing for me was varying the different kind of materials I had to make the piece unique and fit in my decor. 

And you don't have to be limited to the areas that have spaces, work your weaves anywhere and everywhere! 

When you're done, weave in all the ends onto the back side.

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To connect the piece onto your rod or stick, grab a loooong piece of yarn or string and your yarn needle. You'll insert the needle and yarn into the top of your weaving, and up over the rod and through the back side of the weaving. I chose to go about every other stitch all the way across. Be sure to make the passes even so the weaving will hang straight. It could be however loose or tight you'd like.

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Once the piece is connected you can connect a piece of jute or string on top of the rod by knotting it on each side-- this is for hanging it to the wall.

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Then all you need to do is hang your kick-butt wall hanging up in your home! If you make your very own rendition of this piece, I would LOVE to see it... tag me over on Instagram. I hope you have fun with this pattern- flex those creative muscles with unique weaves! Enjoy!

Meg

Free Crochet Pattern for a Crocheted & Woven Wall Hanging