Hello, everyone! My name is Melody, and I’m a fiber artist in New Hampshire. I learned how to crochet when I was around nine years old, and though I’ve since learned a host of other crafts, crochet is the one I know best. It’s so versatile and sculptural - there’s almost nothing you can’t make with a hook and yarn! This summer I’ve been really inspired to make wall hangings and pieces that reflect the outdoors. As we move into autumn, I’m starting to bring in the transitional blooms and greens in vases around my home. There’s a giant field full of Queen Anne’s Lace by my parents’ house that inspired me to create this design, and I hope it inspires you too! This simple crochet wall hanging does double duty as both artwork and a functional vase or plant holder. Get creative with how you use it!
You will need:
- US K/7 crochet hook
- Bernat Maker Home Dec (nylon/cotton yarn)
- 3” gold ring
- Tapestry needle
Key of Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Ch-sp - chain space
Dc - double crochet
Rnd - round
Sc - single crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Sp - space
Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 4, dc in same st as join, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, repeat from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 4.
Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, ending ch 3, sl st in first sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 4, dc in same sp, (ch 1, dc) 3 times in same sp, *sc in next ch-3 sp, (dc, ch 1) 4 times in next ch-3 sp, dc in same sp, repeat from * around, ending sc in last ch-3 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd 5: Sl st to 2nd ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, *(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, skip ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, ending (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in last sc, sl st to first sc. (Project will start to look cup-shaped).
Rnd 6: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, repeat from * around, ending ch 3, sl st in first sc.
Rnds 7-11: Repeat Rnd 6.
Rnd 12: *Ch 18, sl st around metal ring, ch 1, sc in each ch, sl st in ch 3 sp, sc, ch-3 sp, sc, repeat from * twice more, sl st in next 6 ch-3 sps to end (skipping scs), sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends. Hang proudly!
This design is wonderful for vases and skinny jars, but you can also leave off the cinching slip stitches in the last round to create a looser fit for a pot. You can also work fewer rows of the mesh stitch to make a shorter cup! The possibilities are up to your creativity. Have fun!