How To Make A Coastal Wall Hanging

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Add a touch of the seaside to your home with this amazing coastal wall hanging by Coastal Crochet. It will make any room feel like a beach hut and they are so much fun to make!

Photo of Coastal Wall Hanging

You Will Need

Patons Smoothie DK yarn -1 ball blue mix, 1 ball white, 1 ball black, 1 ball red and 1 ball slate

3.50mm hook

A piece of driftwood or other small branch approximately 55 cm in length

Salix silver plated craft wire 0.8 mm

Yarn needle

Scissors

Stitch marker

Blocking mat and pins

5 drawing pins

Picture hook

Abbreviations

ch: chain,

cm: centimetres,

dc: double crochet,

dc2tog: double crochet two stitches together,

DK: double knitting,

dtr: double treble,

htr: half treble,

mm: millimetres,

rep: repeat,

RS: right side,

ss: slip stitch,

st(s): stitch(es),

tch: turning chain,

tr: treble

Pattern Notes: When crocheting into foundation chains throughout the pattern, go under both top strands. The turning chains count as a stitch throughout the pattern. A stitch marker can be used to place into the turning chains making it easier to identify on the next row or round.

How To Make

Lighthouse:

With blue mix ch17

Row 1 1tr in 4th ch from hook (counts as 1st and 2nd st here and throughout), 1tr in each ch to end (15sts), ch3 (counts as 1st st of next row here and throughout), turn

Row 2 1tr in next st and each st to end, ch 4, turn

Row 3 1tr in next st, continue with 1htr, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 3dtr, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc, 1htr, 1tr, 1dtr, fasten off, turn

Row 4 (RS) Join with slate into 4th st along from right, ch3 (counts as 1st st), 1tr in next st, continue with 1htr, 3dc, 1htr, 2tr (9sts), ch1, turn

Row 5 1dc in next st and each st to end, fasten off, turn

Row 6 (RS) Join with red into 2nd st along from right, ch1 (counts as 1st st), 1dc in next 6 sts (7sts), ch1, turn

Row 7-10 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 11 1dc in next st and each st to end, join with white at last stage of final dc, ch1, turn

Row 12-17 rep row 7, join red at last stage of final dc at end of row 17, ch1, turn

Row 18-21 rep row 7, join white at last stage of final dc at end of row 21, ch1, turn

Row 22-25 rep row 7, join black at last stage of final dc at end of row 25, ch1, turn

Row 26-30 rep row 7

Row 31 ch3, 1dc in st at base of tch, 1dc in each st to end, ch4, turn, ss in st at base of tch, fasten off

Light:

With white ch4, ss into 1st ch to form ring

ch1, 5dc in centre of ring, ss to 1st ch to join, fasten off

Sew into place using photo as a guide

 Lighthouse

Fish:

With slate ch4, ss into 1st ch to form ring

Round 1 (RS) ch1, 5dc in centre of ring, ss to 1st ch to join, ch1, turn

Round 2 1dc in same st as tch, 2dc in each st around (12sts), ss to tch to join, ch1, turn

Round 3 1dc in same st as tch, 1dc in next st, *2dc in next st, 1dc, rep from * 4 times, ss to tch, ch1, turn

Round 4 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st, rep from * 4 times, 1dc, ss to tch, ch1, turn

Round 5 2dc in next st, *1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st, rep from * 4 times, 1dc in next 2 sts, ss to tch, ch1, turn

Row 6 1dc in next 4 sts, ch1, turn

Row 7 1dc in same st as tch, 1dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in final st, ch1, turn

Row 8 1dc in same st as tch, 1dc in next 5 sts, 2dc in final st, ch1, turn

Row 9 1dc in same st as tch, 1dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in final st, fasten off

Eye:

ch3, ss into 1st ch, fasten off and sew into place using photo as a guide

 Fish

Beach Hut:

With blue mix ch16

Row 1 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end (15sts), ch1 (counts as first st of next row), turn

Row 2 (RS) 1dc in next st and each st to end, join with white at last stage of final dc, ch 1, turn (do not cut blue mix yarn, this will be carried up the side to be joined again in next blue mix row)

Row 3 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 4 1dc in next st and each st to end, join blue mix at last stage of final dc, ch1, turn (do not cut white yarn, this will be carried up the side to be joined again in next white row)

Row 5-14 (rep rows 3-4) 5 times alternating between white and blue mix every 2 rows

Row 15 rep row 3 in white

Complete dc2tog in following rows loosely:

Row 16 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 10 sts, dc2tog in final 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 17 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 8 sts, dc2tog in final 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 18 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 6 sts, dc2tog in final 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 19 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 4 sts, dc2tog in final 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 20 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 2sts, dc2tog in final 2 sts, ch1, turn,

Row 21 dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc2tog in final 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 22 dc2tog, ch1, turn

Row 23 1dc, fasten off

Roof Edging:

With RS facing join red into right side of row 15, ch1, 1dc in same st, 7dc evenly up side edge, 3dc in top st of roof, 7dc evenly down left side edge, 2dc in final st at left edge of row 15, fasten off

Beach Hut door:

With red make a slip knot leaving a 40cm tail, ch6

Row 1 1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each ch to end (5 sts), ch1, turn

Row 2 1dc in next st and each st to end, ch1, turn

Row 3-13 rep row 2

Row 14 1dc in next st and each st to end, fasten off

Sew beach hut door to the beach hut with the 40cm length of yarn, use photo as a guide

Beach Hut

Sailboat:

Follow instructions for lighthouse until end of row 4 using red in row 4

Row 5 1dc in same st as tch, 1dc in next 7 sts, 2dc in final st, ch1, turn

Row 6 1dc in same st as tch, 1dc in next 9 sts, 2dc in final st, ch1, turn

Row 7 1dc in same st as tch, 1dc in next 11 sts, 2dc in final st, ch1, turn

Row 8 1dc in same st as tch, 1dc in next 13 sts, 2dc in final st, fasten off, DO NOT TURN

Sail:

Row 9 Join with white into 9th st along from right, ch1 (counts as 1st st), 1dc in next 6 sts (7sts), ch1, turn

Complete dc2tog in following rows loosely:

Row 10 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 4 sts, ch1, turn

Row 11 1dc in next 5 sts, ch1, turn

Row 12 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn

Row 13 1dc in next 4 sts, ch1, turn

Row 14 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in next 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 15 1dc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn

Row 16 dc2tog in next 2 sts, 1dc in final st, ch 1, turn

Row 17 1dc in next 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 18 dc2tog in next 2 sts, ch1, turn

Row 19 1dc in next st, ch1, fasten off

Mast:

With RS facing, join black into 1st white st at bottom right of sail, ch1, 10dc evenly up side of sail as in photo, fasten off

Sailboat

Seagull:

With white, follow instructions for fish until end of round 3 but ch13 at end and DO NOT TURN

Wing 1:

Row 1 ss into 2nd ch from hook, 1dc in next 3 ch, 1tr in next 3 ch, 3tr in next ch, 1tr in next 4 ch, ss to 2nd st up on original circle, ch1, turn

Row 2 continue back along top of row 1, 1dc in next 5 sts, 3dc in next st, 1dc in next 7 sts, ss in final st, fasten off, turn

Head and Beak:

Row 1 join yarn into next st up on circle, ch1 (counts as 1st st) 1dc in next 3 sts, ch1, turn

Row 2 1dc in next st, dc2tog, ch1, turn

Row 3 dc2tog, fasten off

Row 4 join grey into centre of row 3, ch2, ss into same st at base of ch, fasten off

Wing 2:

Join with white into 4th st along from head, ch13

Rep instructions for wing 1 ensuring at end of row 1 ss into 2nd st up is towards the seagull head

Tail:

Join with white into 3rd st along from bottom of wing 2, ch4, 1dtr into same st, 2tr in next st, 2dtr in next st, fasten off

Seagull

To Complete:

Weave in all ends. It is essential that all the pieces are blocked to help achieve a flat and correct shape. Make the pieces wet, gently roll them dry in a towel and then pin out leaving for at least 24 hours.

Use craft wire to help keep the pieces flat and keep their shape once hanging. Thread the craft wire onto your yarn needle and pull though the back of the pieces as shown. This is particularly important for the lighthouse and seagull.

Insert drawing pins to the back of your driftwood. This is where the motifs will be attached to.

Each motif is attached to the driftwood with a length of chains. The following lengths were used for the wall hanging as photographed but you may want to make more or less chains depending on the shape of your wood.

Lighthouse: join with black to centre of top row, ch10, fasten off

Fish: join with slate to top of fish in 4th st along from tail, ch20, fasten off

Beach Hut: join with red to centre top of roof edging, ch10, fasten off

Sailboat: join with blue mix to top of mast, ch15, fasten off

Seagull: join with white to st between wing 2 and head, ch15, fasten off

Attach a picture hook to the rear of the driftwood ready for hanging on the wall…Enjoy!

 Photo of threading craft wire

Copyright © 2017 (Eleonora Tully, Coastal Crochet)

 

 

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