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



Where To Get Those Crazy Big Knitting Needles Or Crochet Hooks??

13 12 2015 DIY

Well - this is a question I get asked a lot... 

Sometimes my customers are a litlle dissapointed that I do not sell big needles in my DaWanda shop along with the wool.

I did think about offering them but it would add just another piece to my business and to the already thousand things that come with it and that I need to take care of.

It's amazing what it takes to run a little business smooth and successful - if you are self employed you can relate... 

And since there are already great shops offering a wide variety of big knitting needles and crochet hooks I rather link to those.

My favorites are Knit Affair who offers beautiful handmade needles handmade in Berlin from sustainable wood - on the second picture you can see their straight 20mm knitting needles - and Handgefertigt-Berlin, who offers needles and hooks up to size 30mm.

That cool little bag on the last picture is from Dawanda Shop moon.moon and the feather print is from the danish Etsy Shop The Clay Play.

If you like my chunky little crochet heart you can find my tutorial hier...

chunky knit throw lebenslustiger.com

chunky knit throw by lebenslustiger.com

chunky knit throw by lebenslustiger.com

Happy Holidays,

Anette