I just love to combine crafts. It gives your project a unique look. This embroidery crochet lavender wallhanging combines a crocheted base with simple embroidery stitches to create a stunning wallhanging. I am creating a collection of them for my daughter’s room. Let me know if you want more projects like this!
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 and a photo tutorial to show step-by-step how to make the embroidery stitches.
Embroidering + 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.
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 get one item (assuming you don’t already have an embroidery hoop) and it only takes about one to two hours. It is a great way to just dabble in a new hobby.
Customize your Crochet Lavender Wallhanging
Feel free to get creative with this pattern. Draw your own lavender design and use your favorite colors. If you stitch this design in gold the lavender would look like wheat instead. You can also combine this tutorial with the Crochet Rose Wallhanging and have roses on your design. It is completely up to you.
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 5 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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20 yds of Red Heart Super Saver for Base (Soft White)
10 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)
Locking Stitch Marker
Felt Tip Pen (Optional)
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
MC – Magic Circle (Video Tutorial)
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
SLST – Slip Stitch
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 Wallhanging 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.
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)
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 ST to smooth out the edge. 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 Embroider
The embroidery part of this tutorial can be found in the video tutorial below or on Youtube. In this video, you will learn how to prepare your hoop, embroider a straight stitch, the stem stitch, and a lazy daisy stitch. I also included a photo tutorial below for anyone who learns better that way.
Embroidery Photo Tutorial
Below I will walk you through prepping your hoop and the different embroidery stitch you will use for the crochet lavender wall hanging.
Drawing the Design
Use your felt tip pen to carefully sketch out the stems of the lavender. It is good to sketch this out on a piece of paper first then carefully copy it to your crocheted piece. We will cover these lines with stitches.
The Stem Embroidery Stitch
Take a 3-5 foot piece of yarn and thread it on the yarn needle. Knot the other end of the yarn. You will be embroidering with one strand of yarn.
Step 1: Starting from the back of the work. Push your needle from the back to the front at the bottom of one of the stem lines.
Step 2: Insert your needle from the front to the back 1/4 of an inch above the last stitch. Gently pull your yarn through to the back of the work until you have a 1-inch loop left on the front of the work.
Step 3: Insert your needle from the back to the front of your work in between the previous two places that you have inserted your needle. Pull the yarn all the way through.
Steps 4-6: Repeat steps 2 and 3 to create more stitches. Continue repeating steps 2 and 3 until you are 1/4 of an inch from the top of the stem line.
To finish the line just insert your needle from front to back into the very top of your drawn stem line
Weave your yarn end back and forth through 3 stitches on the back of your work and clip your yarn. Repeat these steps for all your lavender stems.
Adding Lavender Buds (Lazy Daisy Stitch)
We will be using a stitch called the lazy daisy stitch to create the lavender bud. For this stitch, we will create a loop then tack the top of the loop in place with another stitch.
Step 1: With purple yarn, insert your needle from the back to the front of your work right next to the stem. Pull the yarn all the way through.
Step 2: Insert your needle into the same hole you just came up from and pull the yarn back to the backside of your work leaving a 1-inch loop on the front side of the work.
Step 3: Insert your needle from back to front about 1/4 of an inch from the bottom of the loop. This will be where the top of your flower bud ends. Make sure that your yarn and needle go through the center of the loop that was left on the front of the work.
Pull the yarn until the loop is pulled tight.
Step 4: Insert your needle into the same hole that was used at the top of the stitch. This second stitch will tack the loop in place.
Continue making lazy daisy stitches for each lavender bud. You can make the loops tight or loose for a different look. You can have them angled up or sticking straight out from the stem. It is completely up to you. I recommend playing around and trying out everything. I think being experimental leads to a more natural-looking piece.
Adding Leaves (Straight Stitch)
We will add a few large and small leaves by making some simple straight stitches.
Step 1: With green yarn, insert your needle from back to front in the center of the stem. Pull all your yarn through.
Step 2: Insert your needle from front to back about 1 inch above your first stitch and angled off to the side.
Step 3: Insert your needle from back to front right next to the first stitch. You will want to make this stitch just a little shorter than the first stitch.
Step 4: Insert your needle from front to back in the same hole as the bottom of the first stitch.
Make large leaves at the bottom of the stems. You can make some smaller one stitch leaves up higher on the stems. Weave your ends in on the back of your work.
Your embroidery crochet lavender wallhanging is complete.
I truly hoped you enjoyed embroidering this crochet lavender wallhanging project. If you want to see more projects like this, let me know in the comments below.
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