Sunday, March 4, 2012

Free Pattern: Girl's Room Wall Decor Letter 'E'


I thought #1 needed something new on her wall, so I whipped up a big letter E for over her bed.  She and I both love how it turned out.

This would also work for any other letter that is all straight sticks (L, T, H, F, I). 


Supplies:
4 colors worsted weight yarn
Size 5mm hook
Opt tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Thumbtacks for hanging

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Sc - single crochet
Sp - space


Instructions:
For an E, make 10 two-round granny squares, as follows.

Round 1 (with first color): Magic Ring.  Inside of ring, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2.  *3 dc, ch 2.  Repeat from * two times.  Pull magic ring - not totally tight - just until the round lays flat.  Attach to top ch of ch 3 with sl st.  Finish off with invisible finish.
Round 2 (with second color): Attach to any ch-2 sp with a sl st.  Inside first ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2; 3 dc, ch 2.  In 3 remaining ch-2 spaces, (3 dc, ch 2) two times.  Attach to top ch of ch 3 with sl st.  Finish off with invisible finish for visible edge.

Sew squares together in an E shape with any granny square joining method.  I used this one.

Sc around the whole E.  (You could probably skip this if you wanted, since you can't see it.)

Shell edging around the whole E:
Attach color with sl st.  In second sc from hook, 5 dc.  Skip a sc, sl st.  Repeat around.  On outside corners I omitted the "skip a sc" on either side of one shell.  On the inside corners, I did the normal shell if the sl st landed on the corner, but if the shell landed on the corner I only did 3 dc.  Finish off, weave in ends.

I added this "Skamamamum" flower to the side.  It turned out looking adorable and frilly.  It was a bit of a pain to make, though, and it doesn't really lay flat.  But thankfully you can't tell when it's hanging on the wall.

I used the loops on the wrong side to hook the thumbtacks.

©2012 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

23 comments:

  1. This works for me I need 4 F's and 1 E :)

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  2. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. That is an awesome idea! Looks great, too!

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  4. So cute! So far, I've only got one 'B' with another name to be determined in a couple of weeks :)

    http://fivefeetoffun.blogspot.com

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  5. This pattern is perfect for my girls! Thank you for sharing:->

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  6. I love love love this! I need a K though :-( lol

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  7. This is adorable. I will make this for sure :-)
    Keep up the great work

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  8. Super cute! I have some sweet little granddaughters that would love a letter for their room but their letters are all curvy... B S C and K. But I do take care of a 5 year old named Ella!

    So nice stopping by to visit with you!
    Kindly, Lorraine

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  9. LOVE this idea, and my own name starts with "T"!! But I think, as for curvy letters, I suppose one could use granny triangles, maybe? I think these would be really cute appliqued on throw pillows too, you think?!!.. Thanks for sharing your pattern, and have a great weekend!! ~tina

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  10. Great idea! I would love to do this for my daughters' names. Do you have patterns for any other letters? Thanks for sharing.

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  11. This truly is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Diana, this pattern only for the letters that consist of all sticks: E, L, T, H, F, I

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  13. Very cute. I love the Larry toy on the bed too!!

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  14. I would think curvy letters would be achievable if you added a diagonal half granny to create "curved" corners.

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  15. Would like to make a crocheted B. Have you made one?

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  16. You could make a C by using top of T on either end o stick:) Often see curvy letters squared. Also with edging you might be able to curve it.

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  17. You have a very nice homepage and interesting crafts :-) I am from Austria and I found your page by searching for granny squares.Thanks for sharing the good ideas :-)

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  18. if you can make triangles you can make the curvy letters. i was just sitting here thinking about it lol. thank you, i will be making my granddaughter her name, Lois. I think i can do it :)

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  19. Very cute pattern. Hope to adapt for my grandbabies, and maybe make some for my Etsy shop. Will link to your blog if I do :)

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  20. can you please post pattern for letter M :D ?? this idea is wonderful and i want to try it too.. please post for M or atleast give me some ideas of how to develop it ! thank youu :d

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    1. I have never made a triangle granny, but if you could do that, you could put it between two lines of squares, and that should look like an M.

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  21. So darling. Modifying the colors for my son's bedroom door!
    Thanks so much.

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