Autumn Tree Block Wall Tapestry

Autumn Tree Block Wall Tapestry

Free Crochet Pattern - Autumn Tree Tapestry

Free Crochet Pattern by: funkifybers.com

Have fun with those fall colors, and the two colored granny square, that’s all you need to create this Autumn Tree tapestry.  Attach two strips of burlap and wood allowing for easy hanging and giving it that rustic touch.  I encourage you to use a yarn that will look nice, for me there was no question it would be Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, it truly gives it that polished look.

I must admit that originally this was going to be a pillow and this almost ended up in the way too funki pile, but after starting over countless times, and a quick trip to the man area of the house, I decided to forgo the original plan, and make it with simple half square tapestry.  I’m happy I stuck with it, but am ashamed to admit how long it took me to get there.  Anyhow hopefully I worked out all the “what not to do’s” for you, so you can whip this up easily.  This piece basically makes a really large square, and could be used in many projects…like a very large pillow, ha.

Size:

25in. wide by 30in long

Supplies:

  • Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton
    • Purple (1 skein)
    • Charcoal (1 skein)
    • Grass (less than a skein)
    • Golden Rod (less than a skein)
    • Tangerine (less than a skein)
    • Camel (less than a skein)
    • Red (less than a skein)
    • Cafe Au Lait (less than a skein)
  • 4.5mm Hook
  • 2 2in x 1/2 cut to 25in. in length wood pieces
  • Heavy Duty Stapler with staples
  • 2 2in x 25in burlap strips
  • Small amount of duct tape
  • 2 small eyehole screws
  • Needle for sewing

Grab your supplies:

Stitches:

MR – Magic Ring

CH – Chain

DC – Double Crochet

TRC – Treble Crochet

SS – Slip Stitch

Notes:

  • For this tutorial I used a 2 round solid granny square in one and two colors, feel free to use your favorite square.
  • The wood slats and hooks may be submitted, I like to use what I have around the house.
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Solid Squares:

I went with solid squares (no holes) to give my tapestry that fuller look, here’s how I made up my squares.

Create a MR and CH2 (does not count as a stitch),

Round 1: Into MR completed the following stitches: TRC, 3DC, TRC, 3DC, TRC, 3DC, TRC, 3DC, SS to first TRC, Pull MR closed. (12DC, 4TRC)

Round 2: CH2 (does not count as a stitch), TRC, 2DC in the same stitch (should be the first TRC from round one), *DC in the next 3 stitches, in the next TRC, 2DC, TRC, 2DC in same stitch,* 3 times, DC in next 3 stitches, 2 DC in the SS, SS to the first TRC, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (28DC, 4TRC)

Normally when making a square you would add your final stitches in the same stitch as where you started, however I find that you get a nicer looking line by adding the final two stitches in the SS rater than the same stitch, you can really notice when using two colors, as shown here:

crochet two color square
Ending your round with crocheting in the Slip Stitch versus crocheting in the same stitch as beginning stitch.

You will need a total of 34 Purple solid squares and 8 Cafe Au Lait solid squares.

Half Squares:

You will need two colors for each square, with color A make a MR and CH2,

Round 1: Into MR completed the following stitches: TRC, 3DC, TRC, 3DC, change to color B and crochet over color A, carrying it along with you, TRC, 3DC, TRC, 3DC, change back to color A, SS to first TRC, Pull MR closed. (12DC, 4TRC)

Round 2: CH2 (does not count as a stitch), TRC, 2DC in the same stitch (should be the first TRC from round one), DC in the next 3 stitches, in the next TRC stitch, 2DC, TRC, 2DC in same stitch, DC in the next 3 stitches, changing to color B, in the next TRC stitch, 2DC, TRC, 2DC in the same stitch, DC in next 3 stitches, 2 DC in the SS, SS to the first TRC, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. (28DC, 4TRC)

Ok here’s the crazy talk, like I said I started over many times so when I got to coloring the leaves I wanted to have fun and be kind of random with them.  My only rule was to not have the same color touching and I threw in a little offset color (charcoal).  So if you like how the leaves are in the photos you will need the following two color square combos:

  • 3, Purple/Golden Rod
  • 3, Purple/Tangerine
  • 2, Purple/Cafe Au Lait
  • 5, Purple/Camel
  • 2, Purple/Red
  • 5, Purple/Grass
  • 1, Cafe Au Lait/Golden Rod
  • 1, Cafe Au Lait/Charcoal
  • 1, Camel/Golden Rod
  • 1, Camel/Grass
  • 3, Camel/Tangerine
  • 6, Camel/Red
  • 1, Charcoal/Grass
  • 1, Charcoal/Golden Rod
  • 3, Charcoal/Tangerine
  • 6, Golden Rod/Grass
  • 1, Golden Rod/Red
  • 3, Golden Rod/Tangerine
  • 4, Grass/Red
  • 1, Grass/Tangerine
  • 5, Red/Tangerine

 

Arranging and Sewing:

You should have 100 squares (42 solid and 58 two colored squares)now and they likely don’t look like a tree.  Lay out your squares like the pattern file “Tapestry.numbers” attached below, and sew them together.

Tapestry.numbers

crochet tree tapestry
It helps to lay them out as you sew.

To sew, lay the squares with the right sides facing and use a whip stitch in the Back Loops only to seam the squares together.  If you left long tails ends you can use them to attach the pieces, ensuring you use a matching yarn color.  If your tail ends do not match the sides you are sewing cut a matching piece.  Be sure to connect all corners when sewing to avoid large gaps.

crochet tree tapestry pattern
insert needle through the back loops only, using a matching thread.
crochet tree tapestry pattern
Sew any gaps from the back side.

Border:

To clean up the edges a bit I added a simple DC border around the entire piece.

This is a two round border and I mimicked how the squares works.  Begin in any TRC stitch on any corner square with Charcoal.

Round 1: Join yarn in TRC, CH2, TRC, 2DC in same stitch, *DC in each stitch and seamed row across until you are in the next TRC corner stitch.  2DC, TRC, 2DC in the TRC space,* continue until you reach the beginning stitch, 2DC in the same stitch as beginning stitch, SS to first TRC.

free crochet pattern - autumn tree tapestry
Begin with a TRC, 2DC, in any corner stitch.

Round 2: CH2, TRC, 2DC in same stitch, *DC in each stitch and seamed row across until you are in the next TRC corner stitch.  2DC, TRC, 2DC in the TRC space,* continue until you reach the beginning stitch, 2DC in the same stitch as beginning stitch, SS to first TRC, fasten off and weave in ends.

free crochet pattern - autumn tree tapestry
Each corner stitch should have 2DC, TRC, 2DC.

Finish Up:

All that’s left is adding a frame, You could easily add this to a dowel and ditch the second wooden strip or skip this step altogether and hang as is, I kinda wanted to wooden scroll looking thing, so here’s how I did that.

  1. First you will want to cut your wood if needed into 25in. stripes.
  2. Cut two 2in. by 25in. strips of burlap.

    free crochet pattern - autumn tree tapestry
    2 strips of burlap and 2 stripes of wood cut to, 25in wide by 2in high.
  3. From the back side of your piece secure the burlap strips to the top and bottom of the square.  Use a running stitch and only go through the under side of the crochet work.
    free crochet pattern - autumn tree tapestry
    The needle should pock through the front, through a loop on the crochet, and up to the from of the burlap.

    free crochet pattern - autumn tree tapestry

  4. Add tape to the edge of the burlap to avoid fraying.

    free crochet pattern - autumn tree tapestry
    Tape any end that was cut.
  5. From the skinny side of the wood measure two inches, and screw eyelets to each end on one pice of wood.  This is your top piece.

    free crochet pattern - autumn tree tapestry
    Screw hook 2in. from side.
  6. Align the wood agains the crochet piece and from the back side staple the burlap to the wood.  Make sure the piece with the eyelets is on top and facing away from the crochet work.
    free crochet pattern - autumn tree tapestry
    Tie the yarn to eyelets for hanging.

    free crochet pattern - autumn tree tapestry
    Staple the burlap to the wood.
  7. Add a heavy piece of yarn to each eyelet, you can adjust your own hanging length from here, for instance if you want it to hang low add more yarn, to hang up higher less yarn.

Free Crochet Pattern - Autumn Tree Tapestry

Enjoy, and please let me know what you think of this funky piece.  🙂

 

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