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DIY Crocheted Wall Hanging With M.L. Tran

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Introducing to you a new kid on the block for our Knit A Therapy column – M.L. Tran, more popularly known by her Instagram handle @minimyarnism. M.L.'s modern take on crochet with a strong focus on minimalistic design is what enthralled us to rope her into the KOEL club of pattern and DIY contributors. And just by scrolling through her aesthetically pleasing feed, you will know that she's one crochet technique expert too! 'Nuff said, let us entice you to get your hands crafty with M.L.'s Crocheted Wall Hanging pattern inspired by the sophisticated simplicity of macramé knots (who says we can't make a wall hanging out of crochet stitches!). Whether you are going for a minimalistic decor or not, this wall hanging will surly find a place in your home. So what are you waiting for? Start hooking away! KOEL Stories | Knit A Therapy: DIY Crocheted Wall Hanging With Minimyarnism

I often find myself admiring the works of macrame artists and I'm certainly going to learn the craft one day. As a crocheter though, I seek to create a wall hanging that honors the sophisticated simplicity of macrame knots by using just crochet techniques. Anything is possible with a little imagination (yes?)! With this easy crochet pattern, you will be able to create a simple yet sophisticated wall hanging that will surely leave your fingers yearning to make more than just one! Experiment with different fibers and weights of yarn, and you may well create yourself a whole wall of crocheted wall decor.

Materials 1. 12 inch (~30.5 cm) wooden dowel 2. Bulky 5 yarn weight cotton blend yarn (I used Bernat Maker Home Dec in Cream) 3. I/9 or 5.5mm crochet hook 4. Yarn needle 5. Scissors

Abbreviations ch - chain sk - skip hdc - half double crochet dc - double crochet

Instructions Begin: With a tail long enough for wrapping the wooden dowel and for hanging (about 20 inches, or ~51 cm total), make a slip knot.

Row 1: Ch 29, hdc into 5th ch from hook, *ch1, sk1, hdc into next ch, repeat from * to the last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (count as hdc), *hdc into next ch space, ch1, sk next hdc, repeat from * until last ch space, hdc into last ch space, ch1, dc into the same ch space, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, hdc into first ch space, *ch1, sk next hdc, hdc into next ch space, repeat from * until the turning ch, hdc into the turning ch, turn.

Rows 4-9: Repeat rows 2 and 3.

Row 10: Ch 2 (count as hdc), hdc into first ch space, *ch1, sk next hdc, hdc into next ch space, repeat from * until last ch space, sk last hdc, hdc into top of the turning ch, turn.

Row 11: Ch 2, sk first hdc, *hdc into next ch space, ch1, sk next hdc, repeat from * until the turning ch, hdc into the turning ch, turn.

Rows 12-17: Repeat rows 10 and 11.

Row 18: Repeat row 10, fasten off and weave in ends.

Wrap beginning tail end around the wooden dowel, while weaving evenly along the top edge of your wall hanging. Use remaining yarn end to hang and fasten at corner. Weave in ends to secure.

Tassels: Cut 18 strands of yarn each about 36 inches (~91 cm) in length. Fold each strand in half and wrap folded end through the bottom edge of your wall hanging, making sure they are evenly spaced. Trim bottom ends for a neat finish.

KOEL Stories | Knit A Therapy: DIY Crocheted Wall Hanging With Minimyarnism

A Little About M.L. Tran M.L. has always been in love with crafting and design. She has been crocheting since a child when her late grandmother first taught her, but it wasn’t until she made a crochet blanket for her newborn niece did her passion for it blossomed. She loves to keep things simple, from her life to work, design and photography as she believes that it is the simple things in life that matter most. Her modern, minimalist style and eye for clean, elegant design is what motivates her to inspire others in similar ways, whether it is in their craft or life. She currently works as a stationery designer by day in Houston, Texas, where she lives with her husband, and spends the rest of her time combining her love for craft and design into what is now known as her signature brand, MINIMYARNISM.

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KOEL Interiors: Crochet Accessories for the Modern Home

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A modern-looking crochet proves to be a dime dozen. Search up “crochet” on Google and what you’ll find is a flurry of bright images, with colour combinations that bring you right back to the 80s. Crochet, which literally means “hook” in French, is deemed less popular than their other fibre art counterparts like weaving and knitting. They too, have lesser patterns available as compared to the rest. This makes it much more a rarity to find solid choices of contemporary crochet pieces.

The one factor that sets a modern crochet work apart is the colour palette. Most, if not all, modern crochet pieces are made mono or duo toned. Often times these crochet works adopt neutral palettes, which makes it incredibly flexible for styling. Minimal colour units also ensure and enhance the clean look that one might want to achieve for an updated finish. With that said, the beauty of crochet (and fibre art in general) lies in its versatility. Crochet can be created and interpreted in various forms and sizes — so it’s really no cause of concern if you wish to incorporate crochet into your home, regardless of the interior setting. We’ve dug deep to find you inspiring interiors with crochet pieces, and may have struck gold with these ones.

KOEL Stories | KOEL Interiors: Crochet Accessories For the Modern Home
KOEL Stories | KOEL Interiors: Crochet Accessories For the Modern Home

No. 1 & 2

Crochets are usually found in rounded forms. There is no right and wrong when it comes to the size of a crochet piece — it just depends on how bold you want it to be. Crochet can be worked into the home as a stool cover, a cushion, subtle as a seat support, or more commonly, displayed in larger variations like the rug.

KOEL Stories | KOEL Interiors: Crochet Accessories For the Modern Home
KOEL Stories | KOEL Interiors: Crochet Accessories For the Modern Home

No. 3 & 4

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Maintain the modernity of your interiors by sticking to similar tones and you’re well on your way to creating the perfect crochet-loving home.

Featured image via Stijlvol Styling