Rocky Mountain Range Wall Hanging

I have lived on the prairies my whole life. We took a trip to Banff, AB in high school and it was such a beautiful sight!

Driving through the mountains makes me feel really claustrophobic. I like being able to see for miles in all directions. It feels better.

I prefer to look at the beauty of the mountains from a distance.

And now I can look at them on my wall every day!

“Rocky Mountain Range” Overlay Mosaic Crochet Wall Hanging

The Rocky Mountains are the largest mountain system in North America. You can access them from Canada or the USA. There is no one iconic peak for this system because it is so large, but usually my favorite photos include a blue-green lake or river at the bottom of the mountain with lush greenery and white snow on the rocky mountains.

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I designed this piece as a wall hanging. I suggest a fingering weight yarn because it keeps the piece from being too large or heavy for the wall. I have seen people hang up full-size blankets made from worsted weight cotton though, so this suggestion is not really required. It just depends on what you want to do with the finished piece.

One of my testers suggested it might look good as a bed runner (but you’d have to use at least a worsted weight yarn to get the size for a bed).

When I went to the store to buy my wooden dowel they were sold out of the shorter length, so I bought a super long dowel and my husband cut it in half when we got home. I am very thankful for his handy skills! He also made it black for me.

I love the way the dowels stick out way past the project. It makes them part of the statement. In the pattern I’ve listed a dowel that would only give you an inch of extra space on each side of the crocheted rectangle, but of course you are free to use any size you’d like!

Since this is quite a wide piece make sure your dowel is thick enough to have the strength needed to hold your piece up.

I don’t think I am abnormal in dreading the finishing touches – I whined on Instagram that my pocket for the dowels was taking too long and much too difficult. But, I really love the finished look and in the end I think it was worth it.

Thank you to my testers: Cindy Daling, CynCityCrochet, Deb Albers, & Kami!

Since this piece is designed to be hung on the wall, the wrong side is not overly important, but I know you like seeing it. It’s good to know what to expect!

When you use the interlocking crochet technique (shown above) you will get an image on the wrong side that is almost an inverse of the right side. The straight vertical lines on the sides turn into short horizontal dashes, and you’ll notice the smooth mountain gets prickly where the white meets the black.

When you use the overlay mosaic technique (shown below) you will have stripes on the back. You also get a sort of hazy view of what the front will look like. I have not locked in my stitches (but you can see my tutorial on that here) and I haven’t done anything other than the basic mosaic crochet stitches (single crochets in the back loop only, and double crochets in the front loop only dropped two rows below).

Wrong side of my overlay mosaic sample. My attempt at blocking without pinning it to a board.

If you’re new to these techniques please check out my tutorials! I have PDFs with photos and also videos on YouTube!

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I like having a sale on my newest publications for the first few days after release. This time I’ve also added a code that can be applied to everything in my stores!

On Ravelry and Etsy, you will get an automatic 30% discount on this pattern until July 15, 2022.

If you spend a minimum of $40 CAD and use code “MNT40” you can take 40% off your entire cart! Offer ends 11:59 pm CST July 15, 2022.

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 201 x 97
  • Finished measurements approximately 31” x 15” / 79cm x 38cm
  • 3.5 mm hook (E/4)
  • Wooden Dowel: 1/2” diameter, 33” length
  • Finishing needle
  • Fingering weight yarn (1500+ yards total)
    • Main color (MC) – 750 yards
    • Accent color (AC) – 750 yards
    • Optional Single Crochet Border – 100 yards
    • Fringe – optional
  • Gauge: 13 (dc, ch) x 26 rows in one color = 4” square

Overlay Mosaic Crochet Details

  • Chart is 197 x 93
  • Finished measurements approximately 36” x 15” / 91cm x 48cm”
  • (E/4)
  • Wooden Dowel: 1/2” diameter, 38” length
  • Finishing needle
  • Fingering weight yarn (1725 – 2225 yards total)
    • Main color (MC) (black) – 850 yards
    • Accent color (AC) (blue) – 875 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 500 yards
  • Gauge: 25 sc x 22 rows = 4”
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Celebration Gnome with 3 Flag Options

A new gnome square! Just in time to celebrate! Are you surprised to see a gnome? We are doing a series of cat squares this year. Last year we did a new gnome square each month (see: A Year of Gnomes).

This square has been waiting about a year for me to get around to it. An American friend asked me to make this and she must have the most patience I’ve ever heard of to wait this long.

There are 3 flag options for this one square; and of course they each come with an option for using the interlocking crochet technique or the overlay mosaic crochet technique. That makes 6 squares for you to choose from.

There is an American Celebration Gnome, a Canadian Celebration Gnome, and a blank flag option. Technically, the Canadian Gnome has a heart flag… not a Canadian flag. So you might decide to use that one to represent whatever you love. I couldn’t make a maple leaf in such a small chart space.

Some samples of this new gnome square:

I have no intentions of creating every flag. The blank flag option is available for you to work some magic though! Sew on an applique, get some fabric paint, or just use special colors for your square to represent you!

This gnome can be used in place of another gnome in the Year of Gnomes series, or you can make a wall hanging or a pillow or something fun.

If you want to use the mosaic technique you will notice that the mosaic options have all been adjusted to remove the interlocking mesh dots and extra border lines. I will soon have an update for each square in the Year of Gnomes eBook so that the adjusted mosaic squares will match this gnome (no mesh dots or extra border lines).

I didn’t want to create three separate listings on Ravelry for this gnome. Even though there are 3 flag options it feels like basically the same square, so I’ve put all three flag options under the one listing. And I needed to publish it before Canada Day so I rushed my testers a bit, sorry! I was cutting it close, eh?

Thank you so much to my testers! I appreciate having a team I can rely on and I promise I will try harder at being more organized so you have more time to make pretty things!

As always, when you start a new project, make sure you read the pattern to know which color you want to use as the Main Color. My patterns always refer you to the chart (and the chart is found after the written portion).

Master List of Gnomes

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For the month of July you will get an automatic 20% discount on this new gnome.

If you’re quick, and grab this square in the first week, you can get 40% off (use code “40FLAG”, offer expires 11:59 pm CST July 7, 2022).

This new Celebration Gnome is NOT included in the eBook from last year, but you might be interested in those gnomes so I’ve linked them below.

Interlocking Crochet Details

  • Chart is 81 x 81 (40-windows)
  • Crochet hook: 4.5 mm (US7)
  • Gauge: 16 stitches x 8 rows in one color = 4” square
  • Finished size: 20″ x 20″ / 51cm x 51cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (460-485 yards)
    • Main Color (MC) – 230 yards plus 25 yards for optional SC border
    • Accent Color (AC) – 230 yards

Mosaic Crochet

  • Chart is 77 x 77
  • Crochet hook: 5 mm (H-8)
  • Gauge: 14 stitches x 15 rows = 4″ square
  • Finished size: 20” x 22” / 52cm x 56cm
  • Worsted Weight Yarn (600 – 955 yards)
    • Main Color (MC) – 250-280 yards
    • Coordinating Color (CC) – 350-375 yards
    • Optional Envelope Border – 300 yards