The Florence Wall Hanging

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If you have been following me a while you know how I LOVE all things Celtic (my entire wedding was Celtic themed, I have a Celtic tattoo, and my name is Celtic!)  - and that totally includes Celtic Crochet! I wanted a simple wall hanging that used accented cable work to create a unique and gorgeous Celtic piece. To be perfectly honest, this design is a revamp of an old pattern- while I loved it at first, my tastes have evolved, and I realized that design needed a little bit of a makeover.  It's not that it wasn't a popular pattern - I have had clients that love it! - it is just that it wasn't very modern. Anyway, I love this new look now - and I think it would look cute in a nursery or your everyday living room! 

P. S. As with all of my patterns, what I name them means something to me! I named this one the Florence Wall Hanging, as an ode to my favorite musician (she is quite honestly my all - time favorite, I have been listening to her ever since I was in high school) Florence + The Machine. Her music literally gives me goosebumps - its amazing!:)

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Yarn: DK Weight (Loops and Threads Joy DK in Spearmint and Latte (found in Michael's stores) used in examples. Comparable yarns include: Knit Picks SuperSwish DK  and Lionbrand Baby Soft Yarn or Lionbrand Collection Superwash Merino in DK yarn. Shop yarns in links below, so they know that I sent you!:)

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Gauge: 8 SC by 8 SC = 2.5 inch square

Stitch Abbreviations:

SC – Single Crochet

FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet

HDC – Half Double Crochet

Special Stitches and Techniques:

-         HDC in the 3rd loop

-         Cables (front post double crochet)

THE PATTERN

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This pattern is written in US Standard Terms.

Notes -We will be working the wall hanging from the bottom up.

 -The Chain 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as the first stitch. 

Chain 37.

Row 1: SC in the 2nd chain from the hook, and SC all the way across (36). Chain 1 and turn.  

Row 2: SC all the way across(36).

Row 3: Chain 4 (First 2 Chains count as first DC). Skip 2 stitches (including the stitch you chained up from), DC. *Chain 2, skip 2 stitches, DC*. Repeat from * for a total of 12 times. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 4: HDC all the way across (36). Chain 1 and turn.

Row 5: HDC in the first loop all the way across (36). Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 6: SC in the  3rd loop all the way across (The loop you should be working in is shown in the photo below). (36) Chain 1 and turn. 

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Row 7: SC 4 and FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. Make 4 SC. Chain 1 and turn (Note: See photos below for locating the post of the SC and as a reference for how your work should look after the first 4 FPDC). Chain 1 and turn. 

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Row 8: SC all the way across (Note: you will be working behind the cables when you get to them– not in them, as seen in the picture below😊 You will be working this way on every even-numbered row.) Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 9: SC 4, Skip 2 FPDC, Make 2 FPDC. Going behind the stitches you just made, make 2 FPDC (as shown in the photo below). SC 8, skip 2 FPDC, make 2 FPDC. Go behind and make 2 FPDC. SC 8, skip 2 FPDC, make 2 FPDC. Go behind, make 2 FPDC. SC 4. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 10: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 11: SC 4, and FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. Make 4 SC. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 12: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 13:  SC 3, FPDC 2. SC 2 (see photo below on where to make the SC stitch), FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2, SC 3. Chain 1 and turn.

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Row 14: SC all the way across, Chain 1 and turn.

Row 15: SC 2, *FPDC 2, SC 4.* Repeat from * to * for a total of 5 times. SC 2. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 16: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 17: SC 1, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 1. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 18: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 19: FPDC 2. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, 2 FPDC. Chain 1 and turn. At this point your work should look like the photo below: 

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Row 20: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 21: FPDC 2, SC 8. Skip 2 FPDC, make 2 FPDC. Going behind the stitches you just made, make 2 FPDC in the skipped stitches. SC 8, skip 2 FPDC and going behind those stitches, make 2 FPDC in the skipped stitches. SC 8, FPDC 2. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 22: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 23: FPDC 2. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, 2 FPDC. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 24: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 25: SC 1, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 1. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 26: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 27: SC 2,*FPDC 2, SC 4.* Repeat from * to * for a total of 5 times. SC 2. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 28: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 29: SC 3, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2, SC 3. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 30: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 31: SC 4, and FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. Make 4 SC. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 32: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 33: SC 4, Skip 2 FPDC, Make 2 FPDC. Going behind the stitches you just made, make 2 FPDC (as shown in the photo below). SC 8, skip 2 FPDC, make 2 FPDC. Go behind and make 2 FPDC. SC 8, skip 2 FPDC, make 2 FPDC. Go behind, make 2 FPDC. SC 4. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 34: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 35:  SC 4 and FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. Make 4 SC. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 36: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 37: SC 3, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2, SC 3. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 38: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 39: SC 2, *FPDC 2, SC 4.* Repeat from * to * for a total of 5 times. SC 2. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 40: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 41: SC 1, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 1. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 42: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 43: FPDC 2. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, 2 FPDC. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 44: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 45: FPDC 2, SC 8. Skip 2 FPDC, make 2 FPDC. Going behind the stitches you just made, make 2 FPDC in the skipped stitches. SC 8, skip 2 FPDC and going behind those stitches, make 2 FPDC in the skipped stitches. SC 8, FPDC 2. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 46: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 47: FPDC 2. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, 2 FPDC. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 48: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 49: SC 1, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 1. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 50: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 51: SC 2, *FPDC 2, SC 4.* Repeat from * to * for a total of 5 times. SC 2. Chain 1 and turn. At this point your cable work should look like the photo below:

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Row 52: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 53: SC 3, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2. SC 6, FPDC 2. SC 2, FPDC 2, SC 3. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 54: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 56 SC 4 and FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. Make 4 SC. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 57: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 58: SC 4, Skip 2 FPDC, Make 2 FPDC. Going behind the stitches you just made, make 2 FPDC (as shown in the photo below). SC 8, skip 2 FPDC, make 2 FPDC. Go behind and make 2 FPDC. SC 8, skip 2 FPDC, make 2 FPDC. Go behind, make 2 FPDC. SC 4. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 59: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn. 

Row 60:  SC 4 and FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. SC 8, FPDC 4. Make 4 SC. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 61: HDC all the way across. This row, instead of working in the stitches behind the cables – work in the cables as a normal stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 62: HDC in the 3rd loop all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 63: SC in the front loop all the way across.

Row 64: Chain 4. Skip 2 stitches, DC. *Chain 2, skip 2 stitches, DC*. Repeat from * all the way across for a total of 11 times. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 65: SC all the way across. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 66: SC all the way across, and then evenly all the way around your wall hanging.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

The Fringe:

1.     The great thing about fringe is that it is very customizable! You can have many strands in one stitch, at whatever length you prefer. Here is what I did: Cut 36 24-inch strands of yarn.

2.     Insert your hook into the stitch where you would like to add your fringe.

3.     Fold a strand in half and wrap it around your hook (as shown in the photo below) and pull a loop through the stitch:

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4. Take the two halves of the strand and wrap them around the hook (as shown in the photo below). Pull through the loop.  

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5. Congratulations! You have added one strand of fringe. Finish the fringe by adding all 36 strands to the bottom of your wall hanging.

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Note: If you are having trouble adding the fringe, a great you-tube video tutorial is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h144Rix4MTI

(Optional) The Tassels:

1. Tassels are can also be customized, in that you can make them as thick and chubby or slender and short as you want!Here is what I did: Wrap your yarn about 25 times around a DVD case.

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2. Take your yarn off the DVD case and be sure to be careful to hold the shape. Wrap the yarn tightly around the top (about 1 inch down) and tie off.  

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3. Cut off the bottom inch of the tassel. 

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4.Add the tassel to your wall hanging by pulling a strand of yarn through the middle of the tassel and pulling that strand through the post of the left-most SC stitch directly under Row 19 (as shown in the photo below). Tie off, and shift the knot under the post so it is hidden.

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5.  Repeat this process for the 2nd tassel on the opposite side.

Adding your Wall Hanging to the Driftwood/Dowel:  

1.     Cut 6 4-inch strands of yarn.

2.     Take a strand, and weave it into the top leftmost stitch. Tie the strand tightly around the driftwood.

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3. Shift your knot behind the wood, so it won’t be seen.

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4.  Complete this process every 6 stitches across the driftwood.

And - VOILA! Your beautiful work of art is complete! 

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