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Granny Square Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern

This XOXO wall hanging is a fun take on the traditional granny square. With only a small tweak to the traditional square, you can make an X. Then create a granny circle. Add some dowels and tassels, and you have a unique piece. Display on your wall in celebration of Granny Square Day. Choose colors to compliment your décor. And anyway, who doesn’t want some hugs & kisses once in awhile.

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Materials Needed for this Granny Square Wall Hanging:

#4 Cotton {I used Loops & Thread Crème Cotton in Coral and Cream} 180-300 yds.                

US Size H-8 (5 mm) hook                                

Tapestry Needle                                             

Two 12” x ¼” wooden dowels

4” long piece of cardboard for making the tassels

Abbreviations Used: {US Terms}

ch=chain

dc=double crochet

ch-2 sp=chain 2 space

sl st=slip stitch

rep=repeat

Skill Level:

Advanced Beginner

Gauge:

An unblocked X measured diagonally=4 in.

An unblocked O=3 1/2″

Size:

Including tassels and after blocking: 25” x 13”

Notes:

  • You will definitely want to wet block the X’s to pronounce the X shape. The O’s can be steam blocked at the very least.
  • Ch 3 counts as a stitch
  • You will make 12 X’s and 6 O’s. You could alternate the colors as I did. Or you could make all the x’s one color, and all the o’s another color.
Crocheted Granny Square shaped like an X, shown wet blocked versus not blocked.
Blocked vs. Unblocked



To make this pattern the best it can be, I strongly urge you to not skip the blocking step. You can see above the critical difference it makes.

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The creative inspiration for this wall hanging

I was playing around one day with making granny squares and made some circle ones. I started making some square ones and added an extra 3 double crochet to the corner space and Voila! an X was made. I made a few, and after blocking to pronounce the X shape better, I noticed the circles (O’s) fit into the rounded part of the X’s. I started arranging them together, and before I knew it, I had a wall hanging.

X’s {Make 12 in your chosen color}:

Rnd 1: Using magic circle or ring, ch 3{counts as a dc}, 2 dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2,) 3 more times, join with sl st in top of ch 3 [12 dc, 4 ch-2 sp] . Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each ch-2 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join in any corner ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch2, 3 dc in same ch-2 sp, 3 dc in sp between corners, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, 3 dc in sp between corners* rep between * around, sl st in top of ch 3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

O’s {Make 6 in your chosen color}

Rnd 1: Using magic circle or ring, ch 3, 11 dc in circle, sl st to top of ch 3 [12 dc] Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join yarn in between 2 dc posts, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp, *sk 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in between dc post*, rep between * around [24 dc, 6 ch-2 sp] Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join yarn in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, *3dc in sp between 2 dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp* rep between * around, [36 dc]

Blocking your Granny Square X’s and O’s

As I mentioned above, blocking is crucial to shaping. The O’s in this pattern you can steam block. The X’s, on the other hand, truly need to be wet blocked to define the shape.

This wall hanging looks great on any door as well. Use Christmas colors for a special holiday decoration.

Coral and Cream Granny Square Wall Hanging on a brown stained door.

Assembly:

Lay your X’s and O’s out on your workspace wrong side down. The X’s will be tilted and look more like plus signs.

+ + +

 o o

+ + +

 o o

+ + +

 o o

+ + +

You will sew all the pieces together in the back loops easing to fit as needed. I started by sewing the top 3 X’s {now tilted to look like pluses} together. Then fit in the first two O’s. You will then continue working your way down.

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Finishing your Granny Square Wall Hanging

Slide dowels between the stitches of the 3 Xs on top and the 3 Xs on bottom.

Make whatever type of hanger you would like. It can be as simply as cutting a length of yarn and tying it to the dowel. I made a chain my desired length and slip stitched in each chain, then attached it to the dowel.

Make three 4” tassels in your chosen colors. If you need help making a tassel, the Premium Pattern includes a link to a video tutorial. Attach each tassel to the middle of each of the 3 Xs at bottom.

Now choose the perfect place to showcase your wall hanging. Snap a picture and tag me on social media @simplymelaniejane I would love to see them!

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Happy Crocheting!

Melanie

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