I am excited to have Steph from the Classy Lady Yarn works. Today, she’s here with one of her beautiful patterns, “Love the Craic” a free wall hanging pattern, which is inspired by St. Patrick’s Day. She is an amazing designer with beautiful crochet patterns that are super cute. Check out her designs on www.classyladyyarnworks.com.
Super excited to be hanging out with you! Much love to Susan for inviting me.
Today I’m bringing you a pattern inspired by St. Paddy’s Day. I love a good play on words and as you get to know me, you’ll find that I’m a bit crass…ok maybe more than a bit…and I can’t resist a bit of fun, or shall I say craic HA!
In case you aren’t familiar, the craic is an Irish term for good times/entertainment/enjoyable conversation. And so I wanted to put a bit of good humor out into the world as we get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Though do please remember there’s more to the Irish culture and heritage than drinking friend? K? K.
In the spirit of remembering just that fact, I wanted to pay a bit of respect to Irish lace with this design. Mind you, this is obviously nothing like actual Irish lace in any way. But I opted to use chains and picots to finish this piece specifically as a nod to Irish lace. If you’ve never taken a minute to learn about Irish lace, please go do that!! It is absolutely beautiful and the process is so interesting to watch!!
All of that said, a ligean ar dul!
Skill Level – Intermediate
Terms – US
Measurements – 9″x11″ (Includes hanging loops at the top)
Gauge – Using 4.0mm hook and yarn (A) or (B), 18st x 16 rows = 4″x4″
Materials required for this crochet wall hanging pattern-
- (A) Dishie (100% Cotton; 190y; 100g): Jalapeno, 85.5y; 45g
- (B) Dishie (100% Cotton; 190y; 100g): Creme Brulee, 15g
Hook – 4.0mm
- 12″ wooden dowel
- Yarn Needle
RS – Right Side
WS – Wrong Side
sc – Single Crochet
FLO – Front Loop Only
BLO – Back Loop Only
ch – Chain
1. Graph section is worked in single crochet
2. Graph section can be worked using tapestry or intarsia as there is a wrong side, whatever your preference.
3. Beginning ch 39, start Row 1 in the second ch from hook.
4. Ch 1 counts as the first stitch in each row.
Please note that it is my personal preference that each RS row is worked in the back loop only of the previous stitch and each WS row is worked in the front loop only of the previous stitch. However, you can work in the stitches normally if you like. The plus side of working in BLO/FLO is that the stitches tend to line up better.
← Row 1 [RS]: A38
→ Row 2 [WS]: A38
← Row 3 [RS]: A38
→ Row 4 [WS]: A4, B3, A2, B, A2, B, A2, B, A2, B, A2, B5, A3, B3, A2, B, A3
← Row 5 [RS]: A9, B, A4, B, A4, B, A2, B, A3, B, A, B, A5, B, A3
→ Row 6 [WS]: A3, B, A5, B2, A4, B, A2, B, A4, B, A4, B, A5, B, A3
← Row 7 [RS]: A3, B, A5, B, A4, B, A4, B4, A3, B3, A5, B, A3
→ Row 8 [WS]: A3, B, A5, B, A2, B, A2, B, A2, B, A4, B, A4, B, A5, B, A3
← Row 9 [RS]: A3, B, A5, B, A4, B, A4, B, A2, B, A2, B, A2, B, A5, B, A3
→ Row 10 [WS]: A4, B3, A2, B3, A4, B2, A3, B5, A3, B3, A2, B, A3 (I like to fasten off B here and reattach on row 14, you can carry if you prefer)
← Row 11 [RS]: A38
→ Row 12 [WS]: A38
← Row 13 [RS]: A38
→ Row 14 [WS]: A12, B, A4, B, A2, B, A2, B5, A10
← Row 15 [RS]: A14, B, A2, B, A2, B, A4, B, A12
→ Row 16 [WS]: A12, B, A4, B, A2, B, A2, B, A14
← Row 17 [RS]: A11, B4, A2, B4, A4, B, A12
→ Row 18 [WS]: A12, B, A4, B, A2, B, A2, B, A14
← Row 19 [RS]: A14, B, A2, B, A2, B, A4, B, A12
→ Row 20 [WS]: A10, B5, A2, B, A2, B, A2, B5, A10 (You can fasten off B here if you like)
← Row 21 [RS]: A38
→ Row 22 [WS]: A38
← Row 23 [RS]: A38
→ Row 24 [WS]: A7, B4, A3, B2, A5, B, A4, B5, A7
← Row 25 [RS]: A11, B, A4, B, A4, B, A2, B, A5, B, A7
→ Row 26 [WS]: A7, B, A5, B, A2, B, A3, B, A, B, A3, B, A11
← Row 27 [RS]: A8, B4, A3, B, A, B, A3, B, A2, B, A5, B, A7
→ Row 28 [WS]: A7, B, A5, B, A2, B, A2, B, A3, B, A2, B, A11
← Row 29 [RS]: A11, B, A2, B, A3, B, A2, B, A2, B, A5, B, A7
→ Row 30 [WS]: A7, B, A6, B2, A3, B, A3, B, A2, B5, A7 (Fasten off B)
← Row 31 [RS]: A38
→ Row 32 [WS]: A38
← Row 33 [RS]: A38 (Do not fasten off, top border will begin from here)
It’s not too late to snag the premium pattern and get more tutorial photos and a nice clean layout! You can do that here:
Continue from top of graph:
Row 1: Ch 4, picot, ch3, sc, (3sc, ch3, picot, ch3, sc) across, fasten off. (10 loops)
Flip work upside down and RS facing, attach yarn in 1st ch of graph section beginning ch.
Row 1: Ch 1, picot, sc (sc, picot, sc) across (19 picots)
Row 2: Ch3, picot, ch2, sk picot, sc in next sc (sc, ch2, picot, ch2, sk picot, sc in next sc) across, fasten off. (19 picot loops)
Sew in those ends and then BLOCK IT with the main piece (not including the hanging loops/tube) measuring around 9″ x 10″
I know, I know, blocking is no fun. But blocking can mean the difference between a nice rectangular flat piece and a piece that looks like it belongs in a fun house. Block it damn it! <3
I find that I prefer steam blocking for these pieces it dries faster. BE CAREFUL with steam if you go with an acrylic yarn, overheating acrylic will “kill it” making it super shiny and drapey (totally a real word right? Right.) Unless, of course, that’s the look you want, then kill away 🙂
THREAD DOWEL ROD:
Thread the dowel rod through the loops/tube at the top of the piece. You may need to bust out a bit of sandpaper if the dowel is not smooth and the threads catch. Don’t have sandpaper? Try a nail file to at least smooth out the worst spots.
Choose a color, I prefer to use the same color as the background, but you do you. We’re going to create a cord using a simple crocheted chain.
Leave a generous tail at the beginning and end of this piece, it will be used to help secure the cord to the dowel in the final step. I like to leave about 18in.
ch 10, sl st in first ch, ch 50, sl st in tenth ch from hook, fasten off.
You should have a long chain with a loop and a long tail at each end.
Fold hanging chain in half and tie a loop knot in the center. I like to put my finger in both loops as I pull it taught to make sure the knot stays centered.
Push center chain thru the loop to create a slip knot. Slip this on to the dowel about 1/2 an inch from the end. Pull taught. Do this on both ends of the dowel.
Thread tail into yarn needle and wrap tightly around the center of the chain loop 3 or 4 times. Thread the needle up thru the about 5 or 6 chains on the center chain. Pull taught, but be sure not to scrunch up the chain. If you scrunch it up, just pull the chain from above the needle to straighten it back out. Then run the needle back down the chain towards the dowel and snip. Do this on both ends of the dowel.
Now give yourself a high five because you are done my friend!
I would love to see your makes from this free crochet wall hanging pattern, do tag me using the following when you post on social media #LoveTheCraic #ClassyLadyYarnworks #ExpressYourselfWithStitches
I just wanted to say you’re f’ing awesome 🙂 I hope you enjoy making this free crochet wall hanging pattern as much as I enjoyed designing it. Because I seriously have the best time dreaming up ways for you to express yourself with stitches!!
If you don’t already know me, I’m a mom to tiny humans, dogs, ducks and chickens. I’m a nasty woman, a wife, a yarn addict, a nerd with a weird/crass/dark sense of humor and I curse like a sailor because I’m passionate and need all the words I can get to express myself LOL.
If you love my vibe and enjoy the wonderful world of expletives and subversive crochet, I do hope that you’ll come hang out with me and the rest of the amazing crocheters hanging around Classy Lady Yarnworks!
Prefer to snag the premium pattern and get more tutorial photos and a nice clean layout? You can do that here:
OR if you prefer Ravelry: