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Free CAL Every Day Wall Hanging

In this free CAL, you will make a unique home décor piece that changes as often as you like it too. It changes with the seasons, holidays, or every day. Why have several different crochet wall hangings that you have to take down and put up? The Every Day Wall Hanging allows you to leave up the hanging, but change the decoration.

This CAL will run for several months, with new appliques being released during holidays, different seasons, or for simple every day items. You will have options for Fall, Christmas, and for every season and holiday in between. I hope to have as much fun designing as you will have participating.

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Get ready to dive in to this super fun, scrap busting crochet along. I really enjoyed designing the appliques so far and can’t wait to get more ready.

A Pinterest pin for a free CAL for a wall hanging with snap on applique centerpieces.
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Gather Your Supplies

Get all your supplies and yarn together. I used Lion Brand 24/7 cotton. It is one of my favorite yarns to work with, especially for home décor. The wonderful thing about the appliques, you can use up your scraps. I use Furls Ergonomic Hooks as now that I’m older, my hands seize up and stiffen more often. I used a US G 4 mm hook. It’s one of my go to sizes, especially with cotton yarn.

By using plastic canvas, it keeps your appliques sturdy, whereas they won’t eventually turn floppy or curl up. This is optional, and you can choose to simply snap on the appliques without it. The larger metal snaps make it easier to get the appliques on and off. The wooden beads are totally optional. I like how they looked on the fringe. Make sure the beads are big enough that 6 strands of yarn can fit through the hole.

A graphic of the supply list for the free CAL.

How this free CAL will work

The wall hanging itself and one applique will release first. Depending on the season or holiday, or ideas that come to me, there will be at least one to two appliques releasing each month. They will all be free on this blog. There is also an option to purchase the Ebook on Ravelry. The first time you purchase it will contain the hanging and the pumpkin only. When each new applique comes out, your pattern will receive an update. This way you will have access to download and print out each pattern.

Purchase the Ravelry Ebook for access to all components of the CAL, including patterns for hanging and all appliques updated as they release.

An off-white crochet wall hanging with a pumpkin applique in the center hangs on a wall with a vase of flowers nearby. Available as a free CAL.
Pumpkin Applique

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Supplies for Free CAL:

#4 Cotton Lion Brand 24/7 250 yds for the hanging and small amounts for the appliques(Use up your scraps)

US G (4mm) Furls hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

12” dowel or stick

10 Large Wooden Beads with opening big enough for 6 strands of yarn {optional}

Plastic Canvas {if you would like your appliques to be sturdy}

Large metal sew-on snaps

The wall hanging measures 12″ x 9″. Appliques measures approximately 4-5″.

Gauge:

For the wall hanging: 6 (2sc, ch 2, 2 sc)=4” x 12 rows=4”

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner +

Abbreviations Used {US Terms}

ch=chain

sc=single crochet

sk=skip

rep=repeat

ch 2-sp=chain 2 space

tch=turning chain

st(s)=stitch(es)

yo=yarn over

MR=magic ring

dc=double crochet

sl st=slip stitch

Inc=increase {2 dc in same stitch}

Dec=decrease {sc 2 sts together}

BL=back loops

Picot=ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook

Notes:

You will be working into the chain 3 for the hanging and ch 3 counts for the pumpkin.

If you prefer to have an ad-free, downloadable, printable PDF, use the button below to purchase. Pattern will be updated as each new applique is released.

A crochet wall hanging with a magenta flower in the center surround by pumpkin, sunflower, tree, and poinsettia appliques.

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Gauge:

Wall Hanging Instructions

Ch 43

Row 1: 2 sc in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, 2 sc next ch, *sk 2 ch, 2 sc next ch, ch 2, 2 sc next ch; rep from * until 2 ch remain, sk 1 ch, sc last ch, turn [41 sc, 10 ch 2-sp, ch 3]

Row 2: ch 3, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in each ch 2-sp, sc in tch, turn [41 sc, 10 ch 2-sp, ch 3]

Rows 3-36: rep Row 2 Fasten off at end of row 36. Weave in end.

Sew one of the two-piece metal snap to middle of hanging.

Attaching dowel or stick:

Align your dowel or stick evenly atop Row 1. Sc around the dowel and in each ch across row 1 of the hanging.

Fringe and Beads: Both are optional

Cut thirty 8” pieces of yarn. Insert hook into each ch 2-sp of Row 36. Take 3 pieces of yarn, fold over, insert on hook, pull through, yo, pull all strands through. Pull knot tight. Refer to video below.

FRINGE VIDEO

Using the tapestry needle, thread each fringe through the hole in the bead. Push bead up to the knot. Mine were tight and stayed put. Depending on the size hole in your bead and if it slides and doesn’t stay put, you may need to tie knot at bottom of bead.

Hanger:

Chain the desired length of your hanger. Slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Fasten off. Tie each end to each end of dowel. Block your hanging if desired.

Crochet pumpkin laying on a round, blue placemat. A burlap leaf and flowers lay near by.

Pumpkin Applique Instructions

Rnd 1: With orange, using MR, ch 3, 11 dc in ring, pull to close, sl st in top of ch 3 [12]

Work rest of Rnds in Back Loops.

Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st, Inc each st around, join [24]

Rnd 3: ch 3, Inc next, *dc next, Inc next; rep from * around, join [36]

Rnd 4: ch 1, sc same st, dc next 16, sl st next, ch 1, sc same st, dc next 16, sl st next [34 sts, 2 sl st] Fasten off. Weave end.

Stem:

Join brown in the first of 2 middle sts at top. Refer to photo below.

Row 1: ch 1, 2sc in next 2 sts, turn [4]

Row 2: ch 1, Dec 2x, turn [2]

Row 3-4: ch 1, sc 2 , turn [2]

Row 5: ch 1, Dec 1x [1] Fasten off. Weave end.

Leaf:

With green, using MR, ch 3, (5 dc, Picot, 6 dc) in ring; pull closed but not tightly, sl st in ring, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch and next 3 ch, sl st in ring. Fasten off, leaving tail for sewing. Sew leaf to back of pumpkin stem.

Using the applique as a measurement, cut a piece of plastic canvas a little smaller than the pumpkin. Sew the 2nd piece of metal snap to plastic canvas in middle.  Sew plastic canvas to back of pumpkin. Snap applique to the wall hanging.

What’s to Come in this free CAL

The next applique, Sunflower, will be releasing soon. Then will come Christmas ones. And more after that, so make sure you are following along.

Other appliques to come

Sunflower Applique is now available. Get it here

Love free CAL’s? Be sure to check out my Here Comes Treble Pillow CAL

Thanks for visiting. Come again real soon!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Lori

    Thank you for this CAL. I am really loving doing wall hangings and this one looks like it will be fun to do.

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