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Delve into your yarn stash and learn how to make this modern crochet Monstera wall hanging using the tapestry method

This project has been on the cards for a long time, so I am super excited and happy to finally share it. Cheeseplants are everywhere! In real life, and in craft form. I’ve seen so many beautiful projects using them as motifs on pillows, in tapestries and embroidery so knew I had to adapt one for my own modern Monstera crochet wall hanging.

With Christmas past approaching, I’d been thinking of a present to give my cousin. She has set up an African design and living company, selling beautiful home wares called Kuzi Trading. One of her popular items is a Monstera planter bag which is so gorgeous – and sold in a few different colours. I decided to use this print of the cheese plant as inspiration for my wall hanging to gift her.

This project is made using the tapestry method, changing between 2 colours (beige and green) LOTS, keeping the colour changes neat and unnoticeable. It’s probably best if you have some experience with this technique as keeping the colour changes consistent and looking neat takes a bit of practice. Follow this tutorial from Yah For Yarn for the basics.

What I love about this is there’s no need to attach pieces, the plant motif is worked into the project. There’s no need to attach new yarn, or weave in ends after each colour change. You will crochet around the colour that you are not using so that it’s kept hidden – this is called ‘carrying your yarn’.

One warning though – when doing this method, try not to be too tight with your tension. It’s very tempting to pull your yarn tight when you start your new colour – you will notice it! Keep your tension consistent but firm and then you’ll have a lovely neat finished project.

Also remember that on the stitch before you change colour, do not pull your yarn through the final loop. This is where you attach your new colour and then finish that last stitch.

This modern Monstera crochet wall hanging consists of one main piece, with X40 foundation chain and then X43 rows. It’s worked in HTR (UK TERMS) so builds up surprisingly quick.

MATERIALS:

  • 4mm hook
  • 50g Beige Drops Yarn & 50g Green Drops Yarn
  • Bamboo or stick
  • Needle to weave ends and attach the hanging to your stick

INSTRUCTIONS:

Here is the pattern chart, to help you follow the colour changes. You will start at the bottom with a full row of beige then start swapping colours from row 2.

I’ve also written instructions below.

  Start with BEIGE CH40  
1 In second chain from the hook 39HTR, TURN = 39 ST
2 CH1, 21HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 16HTR, TURN = 39 ST
3 CH1, 17HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 20HTR, TURN = 39 ST
4 CH1, 19HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 18HTR, TURN = 39 ST
5 CH1, 19HTR, change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 19HTR, TURN = 39 ST
6 CH1, 18HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 19HTR, TURN = 39 ST
7 CH1, 20HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 17HTR, TURN = 39 ST
8 CH1, 17HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 20HTR, TURN = 39 ST
9 CH1, 17HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 20HTR, TURN = 39 ST
10 CH1, 10HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE: 12HTR, TURN = 39 ST
11 CH1, 10HTR, change to GREEN: 9HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE; 1HTR, change to GREEN: 8HTR, change to BEIGE: 8HTR, TURN = 39 ST
12 CH1, 6HTR, change to GREEN: 16HTR, change to BEIGE: 4HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE; 7HTR, TURN = 39 ST
13 CH1, 5HTR, change to GREEN: 7HTR, change to BEIGE: 4HTR, change to GREEN: 9HTR, change to BEIGE; 3HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE: 5HTR,  TURN = 39 ST
14 CH1, 4HTR, change to GREEN: 31HTR, change to BEIGE: 4HTR, TURN = 39 ST
15 CH1, 4HTR, change to GREEN: 31HTR, change to BEIGE: 4HTR, TURN = 39 ST
16 CH1, 3HTR, change to GREEN: 24HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 7HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, TURN = 39 ST
17 CH1, 3HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, change to GREEN: 17HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, TURN = 39 ST
18 CH1, 2HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 12HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR,  TURN = 39 ST
19 CH1, 2HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 7HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 14HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR,  TURN = 39 ST
20 CH1, 2HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 17HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR,  TURN = 39 ST
21 CH1, 2HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 13HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR,  change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, TURN = 39 ST
22 CH1, 2HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 14HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR,  change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, TURN = 39 ST
23 CH1, 2HTR, change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 22HTR, change to BEIGE; 3HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, TURN = 39 ST
24 CH1, 2HTR, change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE; 3HTR, change to GREEN: 23HTR, change to BEIGE: 5HTR, TURN = 39 ST
25 CH1, 4HTR, change to GREEN: 25HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE; 4HTR, TURN = 39 ST
26 CH1, 3HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 20HTR, change to BEIGE; 4HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 4HTR, TURN = 39 ST
27 CH1, 8HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 10HTR, change to BEIGE; 1HTR, change to GREEN: 10HTR, change to BEIGE: 4HTR, TURN = 39 ST
28 CH1, 4HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 10HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE: 6HTR, TURN = 39 ST
29 CH1, 5HTR, change to GREEN: 9HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 12HTR, change to BEIGE; 1HTR, change to GREEN: 8HTR, change to BEIGE: 5HTR, TURN = 39 ST
30 CH1, 5HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 5HTR, TURN = 39 ST
31 CH1, 5HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 6HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 5HTR, TURN = 39 ST
32 CH1, 6HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 7HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 6HTR, TURN = 39 ST
33 CH1, 7HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 7HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 7HTR, TURN = 39 ST
34 CH1, 9HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE; 1HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 1HTR, change to GREEN: 4HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 9HTR, TURN = 39 ST
35 CH1, 12HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 7HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 10HTR, TURN = 39 ST
36 CH1, 11HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 3HTR, change to GREEN: 7HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 12HTR, TURN = 39 ST
37 CH1, 13HTR, change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 7HTR, change to BEIGE; 2HTR, change to GREEN: 2HTR, change to BEIGE: 12HTR, TURN = 39 ST
38 CH1, 13HTR, change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 2HTR, change to GREEN: 8HTR, change to BEIGE; 15HTR, TURN = 39 ST
39 CH1, 16HTR, change to GREEN: 7HTR, change to BEIGE: 16HTR, TURN = 39 ST
40 CH1, 17HTR, change to GREEN: 5HTR, change to BEIGE: 17HTR, TURN = 39 ST
41 CH1, 18HTR, change to GREEN: 3HTR, change to BEIGE: 18HTR, TURN = 39 ST
42 CH1, 19HTR, change to GREEN: 1HTR, change to BEIGE: 19HTR, TURN = 39 ST
43 CH1, 39HTR = 39 ST
  Fasten off and weave in the ends  

When you have finished your piece, create a long chain, approx. 20cm long and attach it to the other side.

Lastly, attach the finished wall hanging to your bamboo or stick using a needle.

& TA-DAH

You have a gorgeous and chic, modern Monstera crochet wall hanging.

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