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When I first released my Knobby Cactus Mason Jar Cozy pattern, people were crazy about it.  

When I saw how much everyone loved that design, I was inspired to design something bigger…something bolder. I wanted to create a statement piece. So I created a colorful, serape tapestry featuring a big bobble cactus 🙂

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Skill Level

Advanced beginner. This pattern includes some basic color work. This is a great pattern to introduce the challenges of color work to those who have never done it before.

Materials

I Love This Yarn! from Hobby Lobby or any similar worsted weight acrylic yarn. Two skeins – one for the main color and one for the cactus color.


Cotton yarn and/or twine – any brand. This will be for the fringe and for attaching your wall hanging to a dowel/stick

H8 (5.00mm) crochet hook


Scissors


Tapestry needle


Dowel or stick approximately 22″ in length

Stitches used and abbreviations

ch = chain


st/sts = stitch/stitches


hdc = half double crochet


dc = double crochet

tr = treble crochet


bbl = bobble stitch (note: bobbles are worked on the wrong side and “pop out” on the opposite (right) side).

yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through first two loops on hook (two loops remaining on hook)
[yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through first two loops on hook] three more times. yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up a loop (you should now have six loops on your hook, yo, draw through all six loops on hook.


MC = main color


CC = contrasting color (this is your cactus)

Gauge

(gauge isn’t necessarily important for this pattern) 4″ square = 13 hdc x 9.5 rows (worked with 5.00mm hook)

Finished measurements

(if following gauge) Length (without fringe): 30.5″ Width: 19″

Pattern notes

This pattern is written using standard US crochet terms.
The chain 1 at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

When changing colors, you will work the very last stitch before the color change like this: work the stitch as normal until you have to draw through the remaining loops on hook. Drop your yarn, pick up the next color and use that to draw through the loops. You are now ready to work the next stitch with the new color. Likewise, you will do the same when switching back to your previous color. Important: when you drop your yarn, make sure to lay it across the next stitch/stitches and you will work your next stitch over that strand. Don’t let it fall in front of your work.

Here is an example of a round from the pattern:
MC [hdc in first st and in next 21 sts], CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 7 times, MC [22 hdc], ch 1, turn.” This row should be read like this: “with the MC, hdc in first st and in next 21 sts – before you complete the 22nd stitch, you will pick up the CC and complete your stitch with that – now with the CC work one bbl [hdc in next st, bbl in next st] 7 times, – before completing your bbl, make sure to switch to your MC – with the MC, hdc in next 22 sts, ch 1, turn.”

Sections that read “bbl [bbl, hdc] 7 times” should be read as “work bbl in the next stitch [hdc in next st, bbl in next st] 7 times.”

Pattern

Row 1: Foundation hdc 59, ch 1, turn. Alternatively, you can ch 60, turn, hdc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (59 hdc)


Row 2: hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across, ch 1, turn (59 hdc)

Rows 3 – 8: repeat Row 1. (59 hdc)Row 9: MC [hdc in first st and in next 21 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 7 times, MC [22 hdc], ch 1, turn (51 hdc, 8 bbls)


Row 10: MC [hdc in first st and in next 58 sts], ch 1, turn. (59 hdc)


Row 11: repeat Row 9. (51 hdc, 8 bbls)Row 12: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)

Row 13: repeat Row 9. (51 hdc, 8 bbls)


Row 14: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)


Row 15: repeat Row 9. ( 51 hdc, 8 bbls)


Row 16: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)


Row 17: repeat Row 9. (51 hdc, 8 bbls)


Row 18: repeat Row 10. (59 bbls)


Row 19: repeat Row 9. (51 hdc, 8 bbls)


Row 20: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)


Row 21: repeat Row 9. (51 hdc, 8 bbls)


Row 22: repeat Row 10. (59 bbls)


Row 23: repeat Row 9. (51 hdc, 8 bbls)

Row 24: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)


Row 25: repeat Row 9. (51 hdc, 8 bbls)


Row 26: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)


Row 27: repeat Row 9. (51 hdc, 8 bbls)


Row 28: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)

Row 29: MC [hdc in first st and in next 21 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 11 times, MC [14 hdc], ch 1, turn (47 hdc, 12 bbls)


Row 30: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)


Row 31: MC [hdc in first st and in next 21 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 12 times, MC [12 hdc], ch 1, turn (46 hdc, 13 bbls)

Row 32: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)


Row 33: MC [hdc in first st and in next 21 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 13 times, MC [10 hdc], ch 1, turn (45 hdc, 14 bbls)

Row 34: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)

Row 35: MC [hdc in first st and in next 12 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 18 times, MC [8 hdc], ch1, turn (40 hdc, 19 bbls)


Row 36: repeat Row 10. (59 hdc)


Row 37: MC [hdc in first st and in next 11 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 12 times, MC [5 hdc] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 4 times, MC [8 hdc], ch 1, turn (41 hdc, 18 bbls)

Row 38: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)


Row 39: MC [hdc in first st and in next 9 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 13 times, MC [5 hdc] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 4 times, MC [8 hdc], ch 1, turn (40 hdc, 19 bbls)


Row 40: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)


Row 41: MC [hdc in first st and in next 7 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 14 times, MC [5 hdc]
CC [bbl, hdc] 4 times, bbl, MC [8 hdc], ch 1, turn (39 hdc, 20 bbls)


Row 42: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)

Row 43: MC [hdc in first st and in next 7 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 4 times, MC [5 hdc] CC,
bbl [hdc, bbl] 7 times, MC [5 hdc] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 4 times, MC [8 hdc], ch 1, turn (41 hdc, 18 bbls)


Row 44: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)

Row 45: repeat Row 43 (41 hdc, 18 bbls)


Row 46: repeat Row 10 (59 bbls)

Row 47: repeat Row 43 (41 hdc, 18 bbls)


Row 48: repeat Row 10 (59 bbls)

Row 49: repeat Row 43 (41 hdc, 18 bbls)


Row 50: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)

Row 51: MC [hdc in first st and in next 7 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 4 times, MC [5 hdc] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 7 times, MC [6 hdc] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 3 times, MC [9 hdc], ch 1, turn (42 hdc, 17 bbls)


Row 52: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)


Row 53: MC [hdc in first st and in next 7 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 4 times, MC [5 hdc] CC,
bbl [hdc, bbl] 7 times, MC [7 hdc] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 2 times, MC [10 hdc], ch 1, turn (43 hdc, 16 bbls)


Row 54: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)

Row 55: MC [hdc in first st and in next 7 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 4 times, MC [5 hdc] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 7 times, MC [22 hdc], ch 1, turn (46 hdc, 13 bbls)


Row 56: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)


Row 57: MC [hdc in first st and in next 8 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 3 times, MC [6 hdc] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 7 times, MC [22 hdc], ch 1, turn (47 hdc, 12 bbls)


Row 58: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)


Row59: MC [hdc in first st and in next 9 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 2 times, MC [7 hdc] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 7 times, MC [22 hdc], ch 1, turn (48 hdc, 11 bbls)


Row 60: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)


Row 61: MC [hdc in first st and in next 23 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 5 times, MC [24 hdc] ch 1, turn (53 hdc, 6 bbls)
Row 62: repeat Row 10 ( 59 hdc)


Row 63: MC [hdc in first st and in next 25 sts] CC, bbl [hdc, bbl] 3 times, MC [26 hdc], ch 1, turn (55 hdc, 4 bbls)


Rows 64 – 70: repeat Row 10 (59 hdc)


Row 71: MC [hdc in same st as ch 1, 58 hdc] fasten off and weave in ends. (59 hdc)

Color Graph Instructions

Each square on the graph represents one stitch.


Since we crochet right to left, that is how the graph should be read. The first row will start at the number 1 on the right and when you turn to work the second row, you will be working from stitch 59. Tip: all the bobble rows will be worked from right to left.


B = bobble stitch


H = half double crochet


All other (pink) squares represent a hdc.

Fringe

You may use acrylic or cotton yarn for this. I personally like the visual contrast of having a cotton fringe.

Step 1. Cut one piece of yarn 16″ long. Cut in half.


Step 2. Line both pieces up together and fold in half. You will now have 4 pieces of “fringe” at the bottom.


Step 3. With your crochet hook, pull the loop through the first stitch at the bottom of your wall hanging.

Step 4. Pull the fringe ends through the loop tightly to secure it.

Depending on your preference, you will do this in every stitch or every other stitch.

      

Serape Variation

For the serape variation, you may use any brand of worsted weight yarn to match these colors.

Flower

Round 1: Make magic circle, ch 1, 9 hdc in circle, join to first hdc (9 hdc)


Round 2: ch 1, 2 hdc in first st and in each st around. Join to first hdc (18 hdc)


Round 3: ch 1, in first st make a dc, tr, tr, dc, *sc in next st, [dc, tr, tr, dc] in next st* repeat from *to* around. (10 petals)

That is it friends! I hope you enjoyed crocheting this awesome wall hanging! I would love to see how yours turns out! Tag me on Instagram @SpottedHorseDesignCo

-Christine

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