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).
4 colors worsted weight yarn
Size 5mm hook
Opt tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Thumbtacks for hanging
Ch - chain
Dc - double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Sc - single crochet
Sp - space
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.
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