Macrame, woven, and tufted wall art have been popular for awhile now and are still a top design trend. Thankfully, you can also create wall hangings using your knitting and crochet skills!
I've rounded up some patterns for DIY-ing your own tapestries, below.
Scandia Wall Hanging, Knitting project by Emily Sheehan
This sophisticated, modern wall hanging packs a visual punch, despite its simplicity. The pattern is for super bulky weight yarn and includes a video tutorial for the loop stitch. Our bulky weight 100% merino would work well for this. I could see any color but am most drawn to trying it with our Butterscotch hand-dyed tonal.
GRL PWR Wall Hanging, Knitting project by Lauren Aston Designs
This fabulous free knitting pattern was created to celebrate International Women’s Day. Colorful and bold, just like many girls we admire. The pattern uses super bulky yarn and includes videos, as well as written and gridwork pattern versions.
Laomai Knit Tapestry, Knitting project by AddisonJames Knits
Designer Addison James created this knitted tapestry project during the early days of Covid. She notes that the word "laomai" is Greek and means “to heal, cure, restore; to bring safely through.” A lovely sentiment for an equally lovely piece of wall art. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, so our DK line is the right choice. Using our Silver Fox shade as a base gives you options.
Rainbow Strip, Knitting project by Frankie Brown
This modern, colorful strip is knit with DK yarn and will add a designer touch to any wall. Use bright colors or subdued neutrals, or even perhaps a gradient of one color throughout. Free pattern.
Iona Wall Hanging, (another) Knitting project by Emily Sheehan
This textural piece combines knitting and some light weaving. The color combo is great and the surface variety keeps it interesting to look at. The pattern is for bulky yarn (see our colorways, here) and includes some video tutorials, too.
Boho Sweetheart Wall Hanging, Crochet project by Kelley Phelps
Revel Wall Hanging, Crochet pattern by Heidi Nieling
This rainbow-like shape can use any yarn you like and be a wall hanging or, if you use thick yarn or cords, a throw rug!
Basket Wall Hanging Planter, Crochet project by Bethany Deardon
This super cute crochet pattern would look great hanging indoors or out. Just pop an air plant in the pocket and you have yourself a lovely wall object. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn (our DK), and has instructions for three basket sizes, too.
Talking Bird, Crochet project by Louise Razanov
Okay, so we love this wall hanging. Cheeky and fun, I think it would also make a fab pillow. Birds, by the way, are special to us. Mr. Global Backyard has authored two books about birds with his illustrations and snarky writing (and lots and lots of swearing). If you have a sense of humor that includes satire and naughty words, you might want to check them out (here are affiliate links to his first and second book, and his bird journal, too). And also, crochet this project!
Boho Wall Hanging - Seascape, Crochet project by Valerie Rodrigues
This colorful "Seascape" wall hanging based on the granny square does evoke the beach in these bright colors. It would look nice with many casual decor styles, and would be a terrific addition to a beach cabin. The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn.
Boss Babe Wall Hanging, Crochet project by Jaded Crafts & Creations
This graphic, modern wall hanging is another female empowerment art piece that we love. This pattern calls for aran weight yarn.
Crafty Boho Wall Hanger, Crochet project by Ashley Stallsworth
This sweet round project would look great in a country cottage, a child's bedroom, or perhaps on the wall of a bathroom. The pattern calls for aran weight yarn.
Itching to do some fiber shopping? Check out our hand dyed yarn and accessories here.
Cheat sheet of articles and books mentioned:
- Gipson, Liz. “Enduring Craft of Weaving Becomes a Hot New Trend to Watch.” Craft Industry Alliance, 17 Dec. 2018.
- Kracht , Matt. The Big Dumb Bird Journal. Chronicle Books, 2022. https://bookshop.org/a/84380/9781452174037.
- Kracht, Matt. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America. Chronicle Books, 2019.
- Kracht, Matt. The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of the Whole Stupid World. Chronicle Books, 2021.
- “Making Macrame Wall Hangings: Round-up of Tutorials.” Global Backyard Industries. Accessed 29 May 2022.
- “Modern Macramé: How an Ancient Fiber Art Has Resurfaced as a Beautiful Craft.” My Modern Met, 26 Mar. 2021, .published, Katie Sims.
- “Etsy Reveals the Emerging Wall Decor Trend That Shoppers Are Going Wild For.” Real Homes, 22 Apr. 2022.