Bohemian Crochet Wall Hanging with 3 Circle Granny Squares Free Crochet Pattern

How to Make a Granny Square Crochet Wall Hanging

Hi guys! It’s the end of August – where did the time go? I just want to bask in the sunshine and warmth for as long as I can. In my attempts to hold onto summer, I designed the Soak Up the Sun Crochet Wall Hanging as a transition piece between the seasons. The cream and butterscotch colour combination reminds me of warm summer evenings as the sun sets, and the leaves begin to change colours.

This crochet wall hanging uses a large crochet and super-bulky weight yarn, so it works up quickly; it’s also easy on the budget because it only uses 2 skeins of yarn and a dowel! Let’s dive into the tutorial for this project. You can find the free pattern below.

Crochet Granny Square Wall Hanging Boho Style Free Crochet Pattern

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Boho 3 Granny Square Wall Hanging - Free Crochet Pattern

Materials:

Yarn:

Yardage:

  • Colour A: 50 yds (1 Skein)
  • Colour B: 150 yds (2 Skeins)

Yarn Choice & Alternative Yarn Options

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you may have noticed that I like to save money where I can; and this wall hanging is no exception. I try to use yarn from my stash whenever I can, so after finding a couple of skeins of Wool-Ease Thick and Quick in my yarn pile, I knew that I had to use them for a small project.

Even though I used Wool-Ease Thick and Quick for my wall hanging, you can use ANY super-bulky weight 6 yarn that you have on hand. So dive into your stash and see what kind of fun colour combination you can create!

Pattern Measurements:

  • Dowel: 32.5″
  • Width of Wall Hanging: 28.5″
  • Length of Wall Hanging: 10″
Circle Granny Square Crochet Wall Hanging Measurements

Dowel Options:

This wall hanging is a bit of a weird size, so I had to create a custom-sized dowel to match. I found a 36″ wooden dowel with a 0.5″ diameter at Michaels for $1.80, and cut 2.5″ off the end with a hand saw. This left me with a 32.5″ dowel, giving me 2 extra inches on either side of the wall hanging.

Solution: If you don’t have a dowel or stick on hand, I recommend making a trip to Home Depot, Michaels or placing an order online. Dowels are really inexpensive ($1.18 for a 36″ dowel). A 36″ dowel can be cut into 2 pieces measuring 32.5″ and 2.5″. You can either cut the pieces yourself using a saw, or ask the staff at Home Depot to make the cuts for you. As long as you measure and mark the cuts yourself, they will be happy to help you!

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Abbreviations:

  • St(s) – stitch/stitches
  • MR – magic ring
  • Ch – chain
  • Sp – space
  • Sk – skip
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Ps – Puff Stitch (Photo Tutorial Below)
  • [] – Repeat instructions inside these brackets
  • Rnd – round

Gauge:

Each square should measure approximately 9.5″ x 9.5″ after it is blocked.

Puff Stitch – Complete Photo Tutorial:

  • YO, and insert the hook in the st.
  • YO and draw up a loop – there should be 3 loops on the hook.
  • Repeat Steps 1-2, two more times in the same stitch – there should be 7 loops on the hook.
  • YO and pull through the first 6 loops on the hook – there should be 2 loops remaining on the hook.
  • YO and pull through the last 2 loops to close the st.

*If you’d like to see a photo tutorial of the puff stitch, you can find it here!

Pattern:

Notes:
  • Do not turn at the end of each rnd.
  • The beginning ch of each rnd does NOT count as a st.
  • Each ch-2 sp is a corner!
  • To make this wall hanging, crochet 3 squares, block them, then seam them together, and add a border.

Square (Make 3)

With Colour A, make a MR.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, make 12 dc in MR. Join with a sl st. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, make 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (24 dc)
Note: Fasten off of Colour A, and attach Colour B to begin Rnd 3.

Rnd 3: With Colour B, ch 1, [(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in first st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st] 4 times. Join with a sl st. (36 dc, 4 ch-2)

Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-2 sp to start the rnd.

Ch 1, {(Ps, ch 2, Ps, ch 1) in ch-2 sp, sk 1 st, [Ps in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st] 4 times} 4 times. Join with a sl st. (24 Ps, 4 ch-2, 20 ch-1)

Crochet Puff Stitch Square

Rnd 5: Ch 1, dc in first st, [(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each st and ch-1 sp across until next ch-2 sp] 4 times. Join with a sl st. (52 dc, 4 ch-2)

Fasten off and weave in ends! Repeat this process 2 more times to make a total of 3 squares.

Block your Crochet Wall Hanging (Do NOT Skip this Step):

Blocking your work makes all the difference in this wall hanging, since the squares are not perfectly straight. Blocking is done by wetting or steaming your crochet piece to allow the stitches to relax, stretch out, and lie flat.

When Should You Block Your Work?

  1. Once you’ve finished crocheting the 3 squares for the wall hanging, block each square before seaming them together.
  2. After seaming and crocheting the border around the 3 squares, block the entire wall hanging to ensure that it lies flat. You will thank yourself later!

What Materials Do You Need?

Blocking your work does not have to be expensive; you can work with what you have on hand. To block your wall hanging, you will need:

  1. Straight Pins (found in the sewing section of any department store or dollar store)
  2. Steamer/Iron with Steam Setting (OR a spray bottle that you can fill with water)
  3. A piece of Styrofoam (garden mat or kids mat block from the dollar store), a piece of wood, a section of carpet, or a used mattress – basically anything that you can stick pins in!

Pin and Steam – Method #1: Pin each square to a piece of Styrofoam, using straight pins. Stretch and straighten out your work as best as you can, before moving the steamer/iron over your work. Make sure that the steamer/iron is at least 2 inches away from your work. Pull on your piece to straighten it out, and let it dry. Once dry, remove the pins!

Pin and Spray – Method #2: If you don’t have a steamer or iron, you can use straight pins to stretch and straighten out your work, before lightly spraying it with water. Allow the piece to dry overnight or wait 24 hours before unpinning it.

Seaming the Granny Squares Together:

To sew these squares together, we will be using a technique called the whip stitch. If you are unfamiliar with this stitch, there is a great tutorial by Wool and the Gang to help you here.

Granny Square Crochet Wall Hanging Diagram
  • Make sure that your squares are facing wrong-side up.
  • Using the whip stitch, sew the 1st and 2nd square together along the dotted line shown above. Make sure to whip stitch into each stitch and chain-2 space across.
  • Repeat this process to connect the 2nd and 3rd square along the dotted line shown above.

Border:

Note: The picture below shows the border worked around 2 squares; you will be working the border around 3 squares.

  • Make sure that the right side of the granny square is facing you (not the back side), fasten on with Colour B, ch 1, and sc in any st to start.
  • Sc in each st across. In the corner ch-2 sps, make a (sc, ch 1, sc) in same sp.
  • Repeat this process around the entire wall hanging.
  • Join with a sl st. Fasten off and weave in your ends!
Granny Squares Sewn Together

Block your Wall Hanging Again!

Yes, you read that correctly. Once you’ve finished seaming the squares together and have added a border, it is time to block your final piece. Blocking your wall hanging will improve the drape, relax the stitches, and ensure that it lies flat. Do not skip this step because it makes all of the difference!

Attaching the Wall Hanging to the Dowel:

Now that your crochet wall hanging is blocked, it’s time to attach it to the dowel.

  • Thread a yarn needle with a long tail (35″) and insert the needle into the first stitch from underneath the dowel.
  • Pull the yarn through the stitch and loop it around the dowel.
  • Repeat this process in each stitch across.
  • Make a knot at the end of the wall hanging, and weave in the yarn tail.
Attaching a Wall Hanging to a Dowel
  • To hang the wall hanging on the wall, attach a 38″ strand of yarn to each end of the dowel. Secure the strand with a knot at each end.
Hanging a Wall Hanging
  • Tip: If your wall hanging does not lie completely flat against the wall, put an invisible thumb tack in the bottom corners and center space to hold it in place. No one will be able to see these pins (I promise!).

End Notes:

Congratulations! You’ve made your first Soak up the Sun Crochet Wall Hanging. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did. If you loved this pattern, please share it, so that others can make it too!

Check out some more fun and budget-friendly crochet patterns on the blog.
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Disclaimer: You are welcome to sell items that you’ve made from this pattern; however, you are not allowed to use my pictures or sell my pattern as your own (Copyright @ ThisPixieCreates).

Thank you guys so much for following along. I can’t wait to see what you create!

Love, Dayna

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