Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Crochet Pin Holder Wall Hanging: Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern


Hello! Summertime is a great time for quick and fun projects that bring almost instant satisfaction. Do you collect buttons or enamel pins and/or acrylic pins? If so, I have a wonderful new and free pattern today that you will love! My new crocheted wall hanging is a great way to showcase your button or pin collection! This pattern is a great beginner pattern for Tunisian crochet too! Scroll down for the free pattern.


Crochet, knit, and yarn buttons, enamel pins and acrylic pins have become very popular, but sometimes it's hard to figure out where to put one of these cuties, let alone a whole bunch of them. I have a denim jacket that I love and when I where it I add a few pins that suit my mood for that day, but I wanted a place to showcase my collection. 


As I was redecorating my craft room and reorganizing my bedroom, I came across pins and buttons that I had forgotten I even had. One special pin, a fish, my Granny gave to me when I was a child. Another pin was given to me by my best friend when we were only 8 years old. I cherish these and now I have them hanging right across from my computer desk so that I can not only admire them but they inspire me as well. 


This pattern uses only one stitch, the tunisian knit stitch, which makes the texture look knitted but it is definitely crochet! This technique is easy to learn and a lot of fun. Scroll down for my guides and tutorial if you are new to tunisian crochet.


Worked with a small amount of bulky yarn and a larger crochet hook, this pattern works up very quickly so you will have a new wall hanging in no time! Change up the color for different looks and rooms. I love that I chose a gray because I think it makes my pins and buttons "pop" but choose any color you think will look good with your room and/or pins.

I used a dowel rod for my wall hanging but I think a stick would look just as good, maybe even cooler! So, if you do not have a dowel rod laying around, like I did, look around and see what you do have.



Last but not least, I think the tassel is the perfect last touch to this cute, and functional wall hanging. 


If you make your own Pin Holder Wall Hangings, please use #crochetingwithalex so that I can see what colors, yarns, sticks, etc that you chose! I love to see your projects! 

Pin Holder Wall Hanging

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US Terminology

Difficulty

Beginner

Size

from dowel rod to bottom of pin holder (excluding tassel) = 9.5" tall and 7.75" wide

Gauge

10 rows and 11 sts = 4" in tks

Materials

  • Size L (8.0 mm) clover tunisian crochet hook with 16" cord or suitable tunisian hook
  • Hometown USA yarn (approximately 70 g) or other bulky weight yarn
  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • 12" long dowel rod or stick

Abbreviations

  • ch: chain
  • yo: yarn over
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • tfs: tunisian full stitch
  • tks: tunisian knit stitch

Notes
  • This pattern is worked best with at least a 12 inch Tunisian crochet hook or a hook with an extension cord.
  • This pattern is worked flat with the right side of the work facing.  
  • Do not turn your work at the beginning of each row. Each row is worked from right to left (forward pass) and then from left to right (return pass). 
  • At the beginning of each row, the first stitch is on the hook and counts as a Tunisian knit stitch.
  • There is a gauge for this wall hanging but as long as the stitches are tight enough to hold the pins and buttons, gauge is not important but the size of the pin holder may change.
  • When working a tfs and tks into the same stitch, this creates an increase.

How To Work Into The Last Stitch Of The Row:

1. Tilt the work toward you and look for the last 2 vertical bars at the end of the row. (image 1)
2. Insert the hook under these last 2 vertical bars. (image 2)
3. Yarn over, (image 3)
4. and pull up a loop. (image 4)




If you are new to Tunisian Crochet and would like a quick beginner guide as a reference and help, read my, Tunisian Crochet Guide: 5 Things You Need To Know, which is published on the allfreecrochet website. I also have video tutorials, those links are below.

Video Tutorials

The Pattern

Please read the notes before beginning this pattern.

R1: Forward Pass: ch 3, working into the back humps of the ch and starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, pick up a loop in each ch across. = 3 loops
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R2: Forward Pass: tks (on the hook), tfs and tks into the next st, tfs and tks into the last st. = 5 loops
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R3: Forward Pass: tks, tfs and tks into the next st, tks into each st across until 1 st remains, tfs and tks into the last st. = 7 loops 
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R4: Forward Pass: tks into each st across. = 7 loops
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R5: Forward Pass: Repeat R3 = 9 loops 
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R6: Forward Pass: Repeat R4 = 9 loops
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R7: Forward Pass: Repeat R3 = 11 loops 
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R8: Forward Pass: Repeat R3 = 13 loops 
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R9: Forward Pass: Repeat R3 = 15 loops 
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R10: Forward Pass: Repeat R3 = 17 loops 
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R11: Forward Pass: Repeat R4 = 17 loops
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R12: Forward Pass: Repeat R3 = 19 loops 
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R13-R22: Forward Pass: Repeat R4 = 19 loops
Return Pass: yo and pull through 1 loop on the hook, *yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook. Repeat from the * across until 1 loop remains on the hook.

R23: Forward Pass: tks into each st across, but make these loops larger so that they can easily be slid onto the dowel rod or stick.

No return pass. Slide the dowel rod or stick through the open stitches (images 1, 2, & 3) and then slide the tunisian crochet hook out of the stitches. (image 4)



Weave in any ends and wet block if desired.



Make a tassel and attach to the bottom of the wall hanging. My tassel is 4" long so I made my strands about 9" long and then I steamed them and then trimmed them.

Attach a piece of yarn to the wall hanging to hang the wall hanging by or hang the wall hanging by preferred method.

The End!

Copyright ©2021 Alexandra Halsey | With Alex
You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey | With Alex for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern or parts of this pattern without permission.

Until next time, bye and happy crocheting! 
<3Alex




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