Stitch It Yourself - Embroidery Is Back On Trend - Make A Wallhanging With Free-Form Stitching

22 11 2016 DIY

I made three embroidery projects for the new german craft book called "Stitch It Yourself" by Knaur Kreativ.

One of them is this cool wallhanging embroidered with extra chunky yarn.

Trend DIY embroidery wallhanging, stitching, mending, Sticken ist wieder Trend, gestickter Wandbehang

I crocheted the "fabric" from fabric yarn (I used Re-Cotton) to get a nice sturdy surface with a loose enough wave to put the thick yarn thru with just my fingers.

I did not make a plan about the motif and let creativity flow free-form and spontaneous and that was really fun!

My finished wallhanging is about 46x70cm and I used a 10mm hook to crochet the fabric. But you can easily change the size to bigger or smaller by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches and rows.

I chained 39 stitches and crocheted about 47 rows. 

Please see the pattern for creating the "fabric" below. 

You can put the finished wallhanging on a stick or branch or fix it with some nails directly onto the wall like i did. 

Trend DIY embroidery wallhanging, stitching, mending, Sticken ist wieder Trend, gestickter Wandbehang

Trend DIY embroidery wallhanging, stitching, mending, Sticken ist wieder Trend, gestickter Wandbehang

You need:

- 1kg fabric yarn to create your embroidery surface (I used Re-Cotton)

- 10mm hook or hook size indicated on the yarn you are going to use for creating the surface

- Yarn left overs (I used mostly Loopy Mango Big Loop)

- Scissors

- Nails, hammer (branch, stick... )

- optional beads, pieces of fabric, wire...etc. anything you might want to put onto your wallhanging

Pattern:

Chain 39

Row 1: Work 1 sc in 3rd chain from hook, #ch 1, skip next chain, sc in next chain; rep from# to end. Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, #ch 1, skip next chain, sc, rep from# to end. Turn.

Repeat row 2 until desired lenghth.

Always put your sc in a sc from row before. Weave in the endings.

Now just use your fingers and embroider to your liking. Don't think too much about every step - just keep going!

I left the endings on the back loose or simply knotted them but you need to pay attention to the back side so it won't get too packed with knots otherwise your wallhanging won't be hanging smooth on the wall.

Trend DIY embroidery wallhanging, stitching, mending, Sticken ist wieder Trend, gestickter Wandbehang

Trend DIY embroidery wallhanging, stitching, mending, Sticken ist wieder Trend, gestickter Wandbehang

Happy Day,

Anette



DIY Tutorial For A Chunky Knitted Round Pillow With Short Rows

05 05 2016 DIY

My knitted round pillow was shown in SisterMag20 last year and now finally here on my blog.

I love round deco elements like pillows and carpets very much because they can be such eye-catchers - especially if your interior is more minimalistic and modern. 

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

You can find the tutorial for my little knit bunny here

DIY Tutorial for a chunky knitted round pillow with short rows and kitchener stitch grafting of garter stitch, Anleitung für gestricktes rundes Kissen mit verkürzten Reihen und unsichtbare Naht bei kraus rechts

The finished pillow has a diameter of 60cm and is made with short rows - meaning, that the rows are only partially worked before turning so the knitting starts to curve.

You will need:

Approximately 1kg super chunky wool needle size 20-25mm (for example Loopy Mango Big Loop available in my DaWanda Shop) 

- circular knitting needle in 70cm length which fits your yarn size

- another circular knitting needle preferable in the same size or a little bit bigger or smaller

- Inner cushion 60cm diameter

- scissors

- felting needle (optional)

Start: 

Cast on 18 (photo step 1 - for the full tutorial please click "continue reading" further below )

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