Celebrate the true meaning of Easter in 2021 by making this rustic crochet cross wall hanging! This home decor piece is made with tapestry crochet, and features some cute crocheted flowers and lace mesh near the top.
It is funny how inspiration usually strikes me ALL at once.
I’ve been wanting to design some Christ-centered Easter crochet patterns for awhile, but I didn’t really have any ideas…
Until one day, everything hit me at once! And within 2 days, I had designed 3 patterns exactly as I described above.
(The other two are coming out soon – make sure to keep an eye out!)
But for now, meet the Crochet Easter Cross Wall Hanging! 👇
A Tapestry Crochet Wall Hanging
The cross portion of this wall hanging uses one specific technique: tapestry crochet/intarsia crochet.
If you’re new to changing colors in crochet, don’t worry. This is the perfect beginner’s color work pattern, because you only have to have 2 colors going at once – the white background and the brown cross.
The flowers are made separately and sewn on afterward!
The Perfect Easter Crochet Home Decor
But God demonstrates His love for us in this: while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.– Romans 5:8
That verse above describes the GOSPEL perfectly. My Christian faith is an integral part to my life, so it is inevitable that I will also design patterns centered around that.
I believe we should incorporate Christ into everything we do. Whether that means sharing the gospel in your workplace, doing bible crafts with your kids, or crocheting Christian items!
For other Christian women out there, my hope and prayer is that this is exactly the Christ-centered Easter crochet decor that you need.
When it comes to crochet crosses in particular, I have personally found that they tend to look a little old and outdated.
So, I hope you find this to be a more modern crochet cross idea this Easter!
Fringe or No Fringe?
It took me a LONG time to decide whether I wanted to add fringe to this wall hanging or not! 😂
I liked it both ways, but my followers over on Instagram voted that fringe was the way to go. The pictures above show it finished with fringe, but I thought I would include another photo WITHOUT fringe so you can see ahead of time what it looks like.
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Crochet Wall Hanging Tutorial
Are you a visual learner and you want to see crochet color charts or tutorials to go with this pattern? Don’t worry, I’ve got you all covered!
First of all, you can check out the video tutorial for this wall hanging below. I’ll show you step by step how to make it!
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Crochet Easter Cross Wall Hanging – Free Pattern
Ready to make this wall hanging? The free pattern is below!
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- Mary Maxim Woodlands Worsted Weight Yarn: (90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca, 200 yds/182 m, 3.5 oz/100 g) 1 skein Ecru (MC) and 1 skein Beige Heather (CC)
- Small amounts of worsted weight yarn in pink and yellow for flowers (or your desired colors)
- H/5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Large stick a few inches longer than the finished wall hanging – you can use something like a dowel rod available at craft stores, but a clean stick from the yard will look more rustic!
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch.
- Always change colors by yarning over with the NEW color on the last stitch of the current color.
- You can do the color work using your desired method, but I carried the white throughout the cross. On the other hand, I dropped the brown each time I got to the white and then picked it back up again on the next row. For more information on how to do crochet color work, please see this blog post.
- The color work will be written out in the following manner: (MC sc) x 17, (CC sc) x 6. In this example, you would work 1 sc in the next 17 stitches with the main color, followed by 1 sc in the next 6 stitches with the contrasting color.
Approximately 10” wide and 13” tall (includes netting but not fringe).
Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)
Chain – ch
Slip stitch – sl st
Single crochet – sc
Repeat – rep
Skip – sk
Space(s) – sp(s)
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Beginning – beg
Main color – MC
Contrasting color – CC
Main Wall Hanging
With MC, fsc 40.
← Row 1 [RS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 40. Turn.
→ Row 2 [WS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 40. Turn.
← Row 3 [RS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 17, (CC sc) x 6, (MC sc) x 17. Turn.
→ Row 4 [WS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 16, (CC sc) x 8, (MC sc) x 16. Turn.
Rows 5-27: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 15, (CC sc) x 10, (MC sc) x 15. Turn.
→ Row 28 [WS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 8, (CC sc) x 24, (MC sc) x 8. Turn.
← Row 29 [RS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 7, (CC sc) x 26, (MC sc) x 7. Turn.
Rows 30-34: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 6, (CC sc) x 28, (MC sc) x 6. Turn.
← Row 35 [RS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 7, (CC sc) x 26, (MC sc) x 7. Turn.
→ Row 36 [WS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 8, (CC sc) x 24, (MC sc) x 8. Turn.
Rows 37-44: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 15, (CC sc) x 10, (MC sc) x 15. Turn.
← Row 45 [RS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 16, (CC sc) x 8, (MC sc) x 16. Turn.
→ Row 46 [WS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 17, (CC sc) x 6, (MC sc) x 17. Turn.
← Row 47 [RS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 40. Turn.
→ Row 48 [WS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 40. Turn.
← Row 49 [RS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 40. Turn.
→ Row 50 [WS]: Ch 1, (MC sc) x 40. Turn.
Row 51: Ch 1, sc in first sc. (Ch 5, sk 4 sc, sc in next sc) 6 times. Ch 5, sk 3 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 5, sk 4 sc, sc in last sc. Turn.
Row 52: Ch 1, sc in first sc. Ch 3, sc in first ch-5 sp. (Ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 7 times. Ch 3, sc in last sc. Turn.
Row 53: Ch 1, sc in first sc. Ch 5, sk ch-3 sp, sc in ch-5 sp. (Ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 6 times. Ch 5, sk ch-3 sp, sc in last sc. Turn.
Do not fasten off. Steam block your wall hanging to get rid of any curling. I recommend doing this before the next row where we attach it to the stick – so that the stick doesn’t get wet from the steam. Here’s what mine looked like pinned out ready to block.
After blocking is finished, pick up your loop again to start Row 54, where we will attach the wall hanging to the stick.
Row 54: Ch 3. Insert hook into next ch-5 sp. We are now going to create a sc over the stick. Place the stick over on top of your hook, and bring the yarn over the stick. Yarn over.
Pull up a loop, just as if you were making a regular sc. YO, pull through 2 loops to finish your first sc around the stick. Ch 5.
Repeat the same exact process in each ch-5 loop.
From the front, you won’t be able to see the ch-5 sp. Fasten off when you get to the end of the ch-5 sps.
Note: if you need visual help with this row, please see the video tutorial or ad-free PDF.
Make a slip knot. Make another single crochet through the ch-5 sp on the right side and around the stick. It is important that you actually join NEW yarn here. This will prevent the netting from pulling toward the center.
Chain 65 (or whatever amount of chains you want for your handle). Make another sc through the ch-5 on the left side and around the stick. Fasten off.
Ch 7. Make 3 sc in the second ch from hook. 3 sc in each ch across. Allow the stitches to twist naturally into a flower. (18 sc)
To finish, sl st to the side of the flower where the ending stitch lines up. Fasten off.
Ch 5. Make 3 sc in the second ch from hook. 3 sc in each ch across. Allow the stitches to twist naturally into a flower. (12 sc)
To finish, sl st to the side of the flower where the ending stitch lines up. Fasten off.
Ch 6. Sl st in 6th ch from hook. (Ch 5, sl st in same ch) 4 times. Fasten off.
You can make as many or as few of the above flowers as you would like. I attached 2 daisies, 2 small roses, and 1 large rose on the left of the cross. And 1 daisy, 2 small roses, and one large rose on the right side.
- Weave in all ends.
- Attach flowers on the left and right side of cross. Just arrange the flowers according to the photo below (or however you would like) then sew down securely.
- Add fringe to the bottom if desired. My fringe was 11” long and I used 2 strands of yarn for each set (once folded in half for the fringe it looks like 4 strands per set, and the measurement will be half of the original 11” measurement). If you’re unfamiliar with how to add fringe with this method, please check out this video.
I hope you have enjoyed this diy crochet wall hanging pattern! I had so much fun designing it. 🙂
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