One of my new year’s resolutions was to do a few more crafts to help brighten up our home. I moved around a lot in my twenties and I developed a bit of a phobia of owning unnecessary things. And for me purely decorative items were definitely in the category of unnecessary. But now we are settled in our home and able to hammer nails into the wall, I am feeling much more like I want to cosy up our home a little and there is good reason to have decorative and unnecessary bits and bops.
Recently I have seen some wonderful ideas using textiles to brighten up walls. Not just tapestry and embroidery, but also weavings and applique banners, and crochet hangings.
This week I had a little go myself at a crochet wall hanging. I found a lovely free pattern online for this square motif – the flower power granny square. I thought this was a pretty design and a good one to introduce different colour combinations to. I’d like to use this pattern again changing the number of colours used to see how it effects the way the pattern is picked out.
To turn my square into a hanging for the wall, I just added some pom poms to give it a bit of weight to hang (and I like pom poms. Although I have not spaced them very well so might need to revisit those!) and a little chain stitch handle to the top. I’ve got it taped up at the moment until I have made it a partner.