How to Assemble Your Wall Hanging

How to assemble your wall hanging

Congratulations! You’ve finished your crochet piece and you now want to display it as a wall hanging. These instructions will walk you through turning your finished crochet fabric into a beautiful wall hanging, ready to be gifted or displayed in your own home. Practice your new skills. Create and assemble your own wall hanging with this free cute small butterfly wall hanging.

First of all, you will need to decide how you want your finished wall hanging to look. Do you want a wooden rod just at the top, or do you want one at the bottom of your wall hanging as well? And what about a fringe, with or without?

My preference is to have a wooden rod at the bottom, whether you have a fringe or not, otherwise I find that over time the lower corners of the wall hanging start to curl.

Tools Needed:

  • Yarn needle
  • Crochet hook (the same size that was used to make the project)
  • 1 or 2 wooden rods (dependant on chosen style of finished wall hanging)
  • Acrylic Paint (Optional: if painting)
  • Paintbrush (Optional: if painting)

Are you ready to start? Here are the steps:

Attaching the Wooden Rod

1. Choose the appropriate sized wooden rod. There are three decisions to make:

  • What is the appropriate width of the wooden rod?
  • What is the appropriate length of the wooden rod?
  • What colour do you want it to be?

Most wall hanging crochet patterns should inform you of their recommended size of wooden rod. The width is a matter of personal preference. For the length, measure the width of fabric piece (once it has been blocked) and make sure you add a little extra on each side for the wooden rod to overhang. If you need to cut it to size then be very careful! You might want to want paint the rod before use. I just use acrylic paint from my local craft store and give it two coats of paint to make sure the colour is nice and bright.

2. Use yarn (the same colour as your crochet fabric) to sew the wall hanging panel to the wooden rods at the top and bottom (optional) of the panel. Secure each loose end well and weave in ends.

Attaching the fringe (optional)

1. Decide the fringe style. There are two decisions to make:

  • What colour do you want the fringe?
  • How long do you want the fringe?

Most wall hanging crochet patterns should inform you of their recommend style of fringe. If not, decide the length and colour of your fringe. It can either be one colour from your finished crochet project or you can use all the colours from the project. Your choice.

The choice of length of fringe is also a matter of personal preference. I usually prefer fringes on my wall hangings to be no more than half as long as the length between the top and bottom of the crochet fabric.  I usually cut one strand of yarn for every crochet stitch in a row, with the length a little longer that the length of the finished crochet fabric. For example, if the wall hanging measured 20.5 cm (8 inches) between the wooden rods  and was 25 stitches across, then I would cut 25 lengths of yarn, all approximately 23 cm (9 inches) in length. Then once attached, I can trim it to my desired length.

2. Using 1 strand at a time, attach fringe around the bottom rod and in every stitch of the beginning row. See below pictures for guidance. Trim fringe to desired length.

how to assemble your wall hanging

Attaching the loop to hang the wall hanging to the wall

There are two methods to attach a hanging loop to the wall hanging:

NOTE: Using a longer length of yarn/length of chain stitch will create a longer hanging loop. Using a shorter length of yarn/chain stitch will create a shorter hanging loop.

Method A:  A single length of yarn secured to the wooden rod at each end

Cut a strand of yarn approximately twice as long as the width of the crochet fabric. Tie to either end of the top wooden rod, around 1 inch (2.5 cm) from either end, adjusting the height as desired.

Method B: A length of chain stitch secured to the wooden rod at each end

1. Crochet a single length of chain stitch long enough to loosely wrap around the rod.

2.  Thread the length of chain through where the crochet fabric meets the top wooden rod. 1 ch in beginning ch of the chain length, to form a loop around the rod.

3.  Continue to ch until the length of chain stitch is long enough to create a hanging loop and to wrap around the rod at the other end.

Assemble your crochet wall hanging

4.  Fasten off the yarn. Thread through the other end of the rod, where the crochet fabric meets the top wooden rod. Tie to the length of chain stitch to form a loop around the rod. Fasten off and weave both ends in.

And there you have it, all the knowledge you need to assemble your own crochet wall hanging. As with any new skill, practice makes better. Why don’t you give it a go on this free pattern and let me know in the comments below how it went. Check out my other useful crochet tutorials and guides.

Did you know- all the patterns in my Etsy store and Ravelry store include any relevant tutorial as standard. That way, you have all of the information you need to hand to create your crochet project.

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