arrow macrachet wall hanging

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After the hustle surrounding the recent release of my Jute and Cotton Bottle Carrier Collection, working on this arrow macrachet wall hanging felt like a vacation for my mind. Making it was quick, easy, and so gratifying!

If you are looking for a relaxing project that you can complete in about an hour, I encourage you to give this wall hanging a try.

Just like with my Rainbow Wall Hanging pattern, you can use any combination of yarn colors and textures. In fact, gauge is completely irrelevant to this project. The arrow macrachet wall hanging pattern will work with any suitable combination of yarn and hook, and you might end up with some amazingly unique textures and effects if you dare to experiment.

I stuck with my favorite combination of jute and cotton, though. I know jute isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I simple love working with it. It radiates coziness and comfort.

The pattern for this arrow macrachet wall hanging will be available for free on the blog until July 12, 2021.

After that day, you will be able to find a paid version of the pattern along with a detailed step-by-step photo guide here on jakigu.com, as well as on Etsy.

And if you like this pattern: Yay! I am working on two more complementary designs. If you would like to add them to your pattern collection as soon as they are released, follow me on Instagram or subscribe below to have blog updates sent directly to your inbox.

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Arrow Macrachet Wall Hanging

MATERIALS

Sugar’n Cream Cotton
2 mm jute
4mm ( G) hook
dowel or stick
scissors
tapestry needle

STITCHES + TECHNIQUES

Chain stitch
Single crochet stitch

Slip knot
Working into “bump” of a chain stitch
Working into the back loop of a single crochet stitch

The paid version of the pattern will include a detailed step-by-step photo guide demonstrating all these techniques.

ARROW MACHRACHET CROCHET PATTERN

Foundation Chain

Chain 14.

Break Yarn.

Row 1

Place a slip knot on the hook. Bend 4 strands of jute in half over a dowel.

With jute strands horizontal and the dowel on the right, place the foundation chain below jute strands.

Work a single crochet stitch into the bump of all 14 chain stitches of the foundation chain and over all 8 strands of jute.

Chain 2.

Break yarn.

Row 2

Place a slip knot on the hook. Hold Row 1 with right side facing and the dowel on the right. Bend 4 strands of jute in half over the dowel and above Row 1.

Work a single crochet stitch into the back loop of each stitch of Row 1 (that is, into the 14 single crochet stitches and the 2 chain stitches) and over all 8 strands of jute.

Chain 3.

Break Yarn.

Row 3

Place a slip knot on the hook. Hold Rows 1-2 with right side facing and the dowel on the right. Bend 4 strands of jute in half over the dowel and above Rows 1-2.

Work a single crochet stitch into the back loop of each stitch of Row 2 (that is, into the 16 single crochet stitches and the 3 chain stitches) and over all 8 strands of jute.

Break Yarn.

Row 4

Place a slip knot on the hook. Hold Rows 1-3 with right side facing and the dowel on the right. Bend 4 strands of jute in half over the dowel and above Rows 1-3.

Work 16 single crochet stitches into the back loops of Row 3 stitches (there will be 3 stitches left from Row 3).

Break Yarn.

Row 5

Place a slip knot on the hook. Hold Rows 1-4 with right side facing and the dowel on the right. Bend 4 strands of jute in half over the dowel and above Rows 1-4.

Work 14 single crochet stitches into the back loops of Row 4 stitches (there will be 2 stitches left from Row 4) and over all 8 strands of jute.

Break Yarn.

Finish

Weave all ends in on the wrong side with a tapestry needle. Trim excess.

Trim the fringe to desired length.

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MODIFICATION

For the above version, use 4 strands of cotton instead of jute for each row. Start with a chain of 14. Then, in row 1, work a single crochet into the bump of each chain (do not chain 2 at the end). Then, in rows 2-5, work a single crochet into the back loop of each stitch from previous row. Finish as instructed. Trim fringe at an angle.

I would love and appreciate if you could leave any questions, comments, or suggestions about this arrow macrachet project in the comments below. Thank you, and happy crocheting!

handmade crochet baskets

small storage baskets | jakigu.com

In all the hustle of changing from the holiday routine back to Month 10 of home learning (not to mention the disturbing events in Washington DC this past Wednesday), I was still somehow able to tap a magical source of inspiration, motivation, and determination. Not only that: I have somehow found the time to crochet. And – most surprisingly – not get tired of the repetitive nature of crocheting a dozen handmade crochet baskets in the past two weeks.

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rainbow pinwheel coaster: free crochet pattern

pinwheel coaster crochet pattern | jakigu.com

I have a quick yet unique rainbow pinwheel coaster pattern for you today. It’s an ideal stash-buster that works up quite fast. But what I love about these pinwheel coasters the most is how versatile they are. The color combinations in which they can be worked are virtually endless! Can you imagine them worked in red, white, and blue for Independence day? Orange and charcoal grey – or purple! – for Halloween? In the colors of fall foliage for Thanksgiving? Red, green, and gold for Christmas? Or, why not go ahead and plan for next Easter right now? Think lovely spring pastels, mixed-and-matched to make them look like spring flowers. Aw! Wouldn’t it be cute?

You be the designer: let the pattern inspire you and then run wild with it! Make something truly yours; to fit your mood, home decor, or current season. One can never have enough coasters – and if they do, crochet coasters always make thoughtful, handmade gifts.

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boxing ball crochet pattern

Tetherball; boxing ball; kicking ball; punching bag; kick-boxing ball; ball-in-a-sock: it matters not what your child calls it. Just know that you as a parent will refer to it in your mind as the “magic ball.” The magic ball that burns all the extra energy before bedtime, and then some. The added bonus for you? Making one is super easy and quite relaxing with my free boxing ball crochet pattern, and it gives you a unique opportunity to bring your crochet creation outside. I think we need more outdoor crochet projects, don’t you?

This was truly one of those “real life crochet” projects I never planned to share with anyone. My husband had a basket ball that had a barely-noticeable lump. Other than not being able to play basketball with it (duh!) it appeared perfectly fine to me and I refused to throw it away.

Despite my best intentions, though, I had no idea how to repurpose the basket ball. Not until I saw an old picture of a DIY sock ball. That was my light bulb moment. From that moment on, my mission was clear.

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crochet pattern: rainbow bag

How is it mid-June already? It’s almost time for another quarterly newsletter! But first, here is the first free pre-release crochet pattern: a rainbow bag. You can read more about why I am publishing my patterns temporarily for free in this blog post.

Rainbows make my soul smile. And since real rainbows are hard to catch, I like to surround myself with as many rainbow colored items as I can. After all, one’s soul can never smile too much. This particular rainbow bag is the perfect size to store my journal and pens, but I’m sure you’ll find countless other uses for it. I’d love if you shared them in the comments!

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crochet: just for me

Even though I design all my crochet items with functionality in mind and use vast majority of them daily in our home, every now and then I make something just for me. It may or may not be practical or needed, but it makes my heart smile.

Usually, these items are the easiest to create. Perhaps it’s because there’s no second-guessing myself when I crochet something just for me. I know what I want, and I know how to create it – or I keep on trying until I get it right. Without the need to take meticulous notes, the process is quick and almost effortless, and thoroughly enjoyable.

So, allow me to share with you a few projects I completed over the last three months. They were all designed with one customer in mind. Me.

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jute crochet: start here

Whether you are curious about jute crochet or searching for specific jute crochet patterns or inspiration, this dynamic blog post is a great place to start. I will update this visual catalog regularly as I add new designs and knowledge base articles. Ideally, this post will help you navigate my website and easily discover all of my available jute crochet resources: my current and past projects, available patterns, jute decor inspiration, or crocheting with jute tricks. Go ahead and Save this post on Pinterest so you can always come back and see what’s new.

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crochet snowflake 2019: free crochet pattern

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It’s December and that means it’s time for Crochet Snowflake 2019.

Like every year, I am eager to welcome winter. The start of every season brings a tingle of excitement and December is no different. The cool, shorter, darker days that replace the bright weeks of autumn mean only one thing: the nature is getting ready to rest, and so should we. Though it may seem hard to do, having wrapped up one holiday only to start getting ready for another, but December is the perfect month to slow down and enjoy the small things.

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