Be Witchy Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Witchy Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

I love witches (I think I’ve said that before on this blog). I just really do. They might be my favorite supernatural creature, because they’re so often depicted as badass ladies. In a lot of lore, witches were scary to people (especially men) because they were often women who just didn’t care (or were old/ past the age of fecundity, lived on the fringes of society, were the healers before men became the only doctores, etc..). I actually took an entire class in college about the witch panic and trials that resulted from it in early modern Europe and it was so very interesting. If you’re like me and can’t get enough witchy things, check out the Fake Geek Girls episode about Witches (it’s one of my favorites).
Anyway, enough about me, this week’s design is another Halloween one because, why not! I had a lot of fun coming up with this idea. I wanted to make another wall hanging in my Be Series and I wanted to make it Halloween themed but from there I was out of answers. I went through some ideas “Be Spooky,” (which I eliminated because it was a bit boring and the word spook has entirely too many fraught meanings) “Be Scary” (this one was a favorite but my justification would have been too close to being brave). I settled on Be Witchy because it is all things I want to be, scary, powerful, mysterious, and badass. Also, I still would love to look like Nicole Kidman did in that green dress in Practical Magic.
I hope you love this pattern as much as I do. It’s a little complicated and may result in you tangling up your yarn (it happened to me) but as long as you take your time you can get through it. This design would also make a fantastic bag, for trick or treating perhaps, if you create 2 sides and seam it up, then add a strap like my Drink Coffee Bag or Crayons Are Cute Bag.

Don’t forget to tag your photos #DivineDebris on Instagram so I can find and share your work made from my designs!

What I’m reading: just decided to re-read Monstress vol 2 and then Monstress vol 3

What I’m listening to: just listened to episodes 48 & 49 of Citations Needed podcast and the Art History Babes episode on Ruth Rippon



If you appreciate my weekly patterns I hope you’d consider purchasing an ad-free pdf of this pattern for $1.50 in my Ravelry shop.


Thank you to all my great patrons on Patreon!

Learn how you can get 4 patterns a month and become a patron here for as low as $2.50 a month.


Materials

  • US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Wooden dowel/ stick
  • Puffy Paint (optional)

Gauge

  • 16 rows x 15 scs = 4”
    Ravelry link

Terms/stitches used

  • RS: right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
Be Witchy Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Witchy Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 2 sections: the Main Body and the Top. The Main body is worked first, from the top down to the point, then the top is added when you flip the whole piece over and work along the other side of the original chain row.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • The tapestry section is labeled and has special instructions. The directions for this portion will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many sc to make.
  • The use of bobbins like they did on Hodgepodge Crochet is suggested for this pattern.
  • You will need to know how to create a slipknot on your hook for this pattern.
  • In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out the helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
  • Color A is off white (Caron One Pound in Off White), color B is black (Caron One Pound in Black), color C is brown (Caron One Pound in Espresso), color D is purple (random stash color), color E is green (random stash color).

Be Witchy Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


Finished product dimensions

(approx) Height: 13.25″ Width 14.25″

Pattern instructions

– Main Body –

Be Witchy Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Witchy Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

(RS) Row 1: A: Ch 57, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 55 sts – 56 sc
Row 2: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 56 sts – 56 sc
Note: Every stitch from this point on is a single crochet. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many scs to make.
Row 3: A: Ch 1, turn, (33), B: (2), A: (21) – 56 sc
Row 4: A: Ch 1, turn, (20), B: (4), A: (32) – 56 sc
Row 5: A: Ch 1, turn, (32), B: (4), A: (20) – 56 sc
Row 6: A: Ch 1, turn, (19), B: (6), A: (31) – 56 sc
Row 7: A: Ch 1, turn, (31), B: (6), A: (19) – 56 sc
Row 8: A: Ch 1, turn, (18), B: (8), A: (30) – 56 sc
Row 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (6), A: (3), C: (7), A: (10), B: (8), A: (18) – 56 sc
Row 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (17), B: (10), A: (9), C: (7), A: (2), C: (7), A: (4) – 56 sc
Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (14), B: (10), A: (17) –  56 sc
Row 12: A: Ch 1, turn, (16), B: (12), A: (13), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (4) –  56 sc
Row 13: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (6), A: (3), C: (6), A: (9), B: (12), A: (16) –  56 sc
Row 14: A: Ch 1, turn, (15), B: (14), A: (8), C: (6), A: (3), C: (6), A: (4) –  56 sc
Row 15: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (12), B: (14), A: (15) –  56 sc
Row 16: A: Ch 1, turn, (14), B: (16), A: (11), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (4) –  56 sc
Row 17: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (7), A: (2), C: (7), A: (6), B: (16), A: (14) –  56 sc
Row 18: A: Ch 1, turn, (13), B: (18), A: (5), C: (7), A: (3), C: (6), A: (4) –  56 sc
Fasten off color C.
Row 19: A: Ch 1, turn, (25), B: (18), A: (13) – 56 sc
Row 20: A: Ch 1, turn, (13), D: (18), A: (25) –  56 sc
Row 21: A: Ch 1, turn, (19), B: (5), D: (20), B: (5), A: (7) –  56 sc
Row 22: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (5), D: (22), B: (5), A: (18) –  56 sc
Fasten off color D.
Row 23: A: Ch 1, turn, (17), B: (34) A: (5) – 56 sc
Row 24: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (32) A: (18) – 56 sc
Row 25: A: Ch 1, turn, (19), B: (30) A: (7) – 56 sc
Row 26: A: Ch 1, turn, (9), B: (26) A: (21) – 56 sc
Row 27: A: Ch 1, turn, (25), B: (18) A: (13) – 56 sc
Fasten off color B.
Rows 28 – 30: A: Ch 1, turn, (56) – 56 sc
Row 31: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2), C: (7), A: (2), C: (7), A: (4), C: (3), A: (4), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2) – 56 sc
Row 32: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (3), C: (5), A: (3), C: (7), A: (2), C: (7), A: (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2) –  56 sc
Row 33: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2), C: (7), A: (2), C: (7), A: (2), C: (3), A (1), C: (3), A: (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2) – 56 sc
Row 34: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), C: (2), A: (1), C: (2), A: (3), C: (7), A: (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (4), C: (3) A: (6), C: (3), A: (4), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2) – 56 sc
Row 35: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (4), C: (3), A: (6), C: (3), A: (4), C: (2), A: (7), C: (7), A: (3), C: (2), A: (1), C: (2), A: (3) – 56 sc
Row 36: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (3), A: (4), C: (7), A: (7), C: (2), A: (4), C: (3), A: (6), C: (3), A: (4), C: (2), A: (1), C: (1), A: (1), C: (2), A: (2) – 56 sc
Row 37: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (2), A: (1), C: (1), A: (1), C: (2), A: (4), C: (3), A: (6), C: (3), A: (4), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (4), C: (3), A: (4) – 56 sc
Row 38: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (3), A: (4), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (2), C: (3), A: (1), C: (3), A: (4), C: (3), A: (4), C: (7), A: (2), C: (7), A: (2) – 56 sc
Row 39: A: Ch 1, turn, (2), C: (3), A: (1), C: (3), A: (2), C: (7), A: (4), C: (3), A: (5), C: (5), A: (3), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (4), C: (3), A: (4) – 56 sc
Row 40: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), C: (3), A: (4), C: (2), A: (3), C: (2), A: (4), C: (3), A: (6), C: (3), A: (4), C: (7), A: (3), C: (2), A: (1), C: (2), A: (3) – 56 sc
Fasten off color C.
Rows 41 – 42: A: Ch 1, turn, (56) – 56 sc
Row 43: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (23), B: (1), A: (3), B: (1), A: (19) – 56 sc
Row 44: A: Ch 1, turn, (19), B: (2), A: (1), B: (2), A: (23), B: (2), A: (1), B: (2), A: (4) – 56 sc
Row 45: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (5), A: (8), E: (2), A: (13), B: (5), A: (8), E: (2), A: (9) – 56 sc
Row 46: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), E: (3), A: (2), E: (4), A: (6), B: (7), A: (6), E: (3), A: (2), E: (4), A: (6), B: (7), A: (3) – 56 sc
Fasten off color E.
Row 47: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (5), A: (6), B: (10), A: (7), B: (5), A: (6), B: (10), A: (3) – 56 sc
Row 48: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (8), A: (8), B: (3), A: (9), B: (8), A: (8), B: (3), A: (5) – 56 sc
Row 49: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (5), A: (6), B: (10), A: (7), B: (5), A: (6), B: (10), A: (3) – 56 sc
Row 50: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (10), A: (5), B: (7), A: (6), B: (10), A: (5), B: (7), A: (3) – 56 sc
Row 51: A: Ch 1, turn, (3), B: (7), A: (5), B: (10), A: (6), B: (7), A: (5), B: (10), A: (3) – 56 sc
Row 52: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (8), A: (6), B: (7), A: (7), B: (8), A: (6), B: (7), A: (3) – 56 sc
Row 53: A: Ch 1, turn, (4), B: (5), A: (1), B: (2), A: (5), B: (6), A: (9), B: (5), A: (1), B: (2), A: (5), B: (6), A: (5) – 56 sc
Fasten off color B.
Rows 54 – 55: A: Ch 1, turn, (56) – 56 sc

Be Witchy Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Witchy Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

-Top-
Flip your whole piece around so that you’re working along the other edge of the original chain row.
Row 1: Create a slipknot on your hook and with the RS facing you, sc around your dowel/ stick and into the Main Body piece 56 times
Row 2: Ch 80 (you can do more or less here depending on how you want it to hang), skip the next 65 sts, slip st into the last st – 1 ch-80 space

Optional
Draw some little stars and moons on your witch hat to give it a little extra magic feel. I also added eyes to the cats because they’re a bit hard to read when they’re without eyes.

 

So, there is this week’s new design. I really hope you like it and take a moment to share a link with at least 1 friend. 😀

See ya next week!

Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble
Tagged on:             

2 thoughts on “Double, Double, Toil, and Trouble

Leave a Reply

Divine Debris