I just love to combine crafts. It gives your project a unique look. This embroidery crochet rainbow wall hanging combines a crocheted base with simple embroidery stitches to create a stunning wallhanging. I started a collection of them in my daughter’s room. The first was the Crochet Rose Embroidery wallhanging.
Below you will find a step by step tutorial on how to create this unique crochet home decor. The pattern for the base is provided. There is also a video tutorial to show you exactly how to embroider onto the crocheted background.
Embroidery + Crochet
I love to mix crafts. It gives your project a very unique look. We have already dabbled in crochet in the Crochet Painting Project and I experimented with crocheting on garments like the Heirloom Doll Dress and made the first embroidery hoop wallhanging with roses on it. .
But this little project is the perfect blend of embroidery and crochet. To top it, this project will use up scrap yarn that you already have. You will only need to grab an embroidery hoop and some rope to complete this project.
The Perfect Crochet Rainbow Wall Hanging
So far i have made this rainbow design with two different types of rope. What size rope you use, the colors you choose and the size of embroidery hoop you get will make your wallhanging very unique.
I have even gotten creative with the stitches I used for the base of my crochet wall hanging. The photo below shows a simple single crochet base and in the photo above I used single crochet that was worked into the back loops only for a little more detail.
Great way to Use Yarn Scraps
When embroidering, you can’t use a super long piece of yarn. I would use strands that are between 3 and 10 feet long. This makes it a great project for yarn scraps. Even the crocheted base only uses a few yards of yarn.
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Embroidery Crochet Rainbow Wall Hanging
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20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver for Base (I used Soft White)
40 yds of Red Heart Super Saver for Embroidering (Multiple Colors)
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
6-inch Diameter Embroidery Hoop (Other sizes can be used see notes below)
3 ft of Rope (1/4 inch or 3/8 inch diameter)
Ruler or Measuring Tape
Locking Stitch Markers
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch
BLOSC – Back Loop Only Single Crochet (optional)
Gauge and Size
Gauge is unimportant in this pattern, just follow the notes below to get the right size.
I used a 6 inch embroidery hoop, but other sizes can be used.
Embroidery Crochet Rainbow Wall Hanging Base
– Written in US terms.
– Worked in continuous rounds.
– Use a stitch marker to keep track of your rows.
– This pattern has been written with extra rows in it to accommodate larger hoop sizes. Continue crocheting until your base is 1 inch shorter in diameter than your embroidery hoop.
– For more texture, in row 2 and beyond, work in the back loops only.
Row 1: Work 6 SC into a Magic Circle. (6)
Row 2: *Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* for a total of 6 times. (12)
Row 3: *Sc into next St, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)
Row 4: *Sc into next 2 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)
Row 5: *Sc into next 3 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)
Row 6: *Sc into next 4 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)
Row 7: *Sc into next 5 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)
Row 8: *Sc into next 6 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)
Row 9: *Sc into next 7 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (54)
Row 10: *Sc into next 8 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (60)
Row 11: *Sc into next 9 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (66)
11 Rows is what I used in my examples.
Row 12: *Sc into next 10 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (72)
Row 13: *Sc into next 11 STs, Work 2 SC into next ST* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (78)
Continue increasing by 6 stitches in each row until the base is the size you need.
Last Row: SLST to next 2 STs. Fasten Off leaving a very long tail. You want enough yarn left to be able to sew the base to the embroidery hoop.
Preparing Your Embroidery Hoop
Once your crochet base is complete you will want to sew it to the embroidery hoop. To make this easier I took four pieces of yarn and tied the base to the embroidery hoop in a few places. This helped keep my crocheted base centered while I was whip stitching the edge to the hoop.
When sewing the base to the hoop, I whipped stitches every other stitch on the last row to the hoop. This gave me a secure base and the stitches kept the outside whip stitch evenly spaced out. Once this is complete you can place the inner embroidery hoop into the out embroidery hoop or leave it off.
It is Time to add a Rainbow
The embroidery part of this tutorial can be found in the video tutorial below or here on Youtube. In this video, you will learn how to attach your rope and use satin stitches to cover your strands of rope to color your rainbow.
Here is a still photo of how your rop will be secured to your base. Full instructions are in the video.
I truly hoped you enjoyed this crochet and embroidery project. If you want to see more projects like this, let me know in the comments below.
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