It is the beginning of November, prime time for Christmas decorations, right? Of course, right! (That’s must be said in the matchmaker’s voice from the movie, “Fiddler on the Roof” hahaha)
The season must start early when you are making your decorations by hand! And don’t forget about the gift you’re making for your brother and your aunt and your coworker and your neighbor and your dog and and your 3rd cousin twice removed.
Maybe it’s time to make something for yourself! This wall hanging can be used year after year. Every time I see it I start singing, “‘tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la“!
It is designed to use a thin, lightweight yarn (some countries call this fingering weight, 1- super fine, 8/4, 4-ply) so that you can hang it on your wall. If you meet gauge your finished piece will be 13″ x 40″ / 33cm x 101cm.
If you’d rather use worsted weight (4 – medium) yarn then you can create a shawl like Heather Passmore did. Her finished measurements were 65″ x 21.5″. She used a 5.5 mm hook. Her yarn was Caron One Pound; she used about 725 yard of off-white and 800 yards of claret. Following my gauge calculator, if I had designed this piece for worsted weight and a 4.5 mm hook I would have estimated 785 yards of each color for a piece that would finish to 66″ x 21.5″.
If a shawl isn’t your thing, you can easily make this a throw blanket: I’ve marked the border lines so you can repeat the inner design three times for a blanket width.
You can use the chart or written instructions for either technique (interlocking crochet or overlay mosaic crochet). The mosaic chart has X’s and both charts are color-coded to remind you not to do the straight lines on the sides in the middle of your repeats.
This pattern has words in the middle (does “Fa La La” count as words?) and thus, it makes things difficult if you’re left-handed. I have included written instructions for left-handed crocheters for both techniques.
You can see more of my left-handed patterns on Ravelry.
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- Fingering Weight Yarn (1 – Super Fine)
- Finished measurements without fringe 13” x 40” / 33cm x 101cm
- 2.5 mm hook (C/2)
- Wooden Dowel: 1/2” diameter, 16” length
- Chart size: 85 x 263
Repeat section does not include the straight border lines on the sides (as in, those lines won’t interrupt the inner design).