This is a crochet pattern review of the Aurora Wall Hanging designed by Day’s Crochet & Knit. Review done by Jessica Munroe for EyeLoveKnots.
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It’s me, Jessica with Nice and Knotty.
I am so excited to share this pattern with you all! I was scrolling through Facebook recently and in one of the crochet groups I am in I stumbled upon this stunning wall hanging. I instantly fell in love with it and knew I had to make it and I hope you feel the same way!
I love how neutral the project is yet it has such a delicate feel to it with the design of the motif pocket. There are so many fun touches you could add to these to give them a slightly different feel or to make them match a theme. You can punch up the vibe by making it in brighter colors too!
Materials I Used:
- 200 Yards of Lily Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn in Ecru
- H8/5mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- 12” wooden wreath ring
- Tape measure
- Aurora Wall Hanging, Free Crochet Pattern by Day’s Crochet & Knit (or get the ad-free, printer friendly PDF on Etsy)
The designer did add optional beads to their finished piece as well as displaying flowers in the motif pocket. I did not put beads on mine but I did play around with tying a ribbon around the fringe instead of just yarn.
Something else to note is the designer used a bamboo ring and was kind enough to share a link to them in her blog post, but my package arrived late and damaged so I had to find something locally. If you are interested in the one I used, it can be found here. You could also use a metal ring as another option given by the designer.
The whole project, including the time to cut all the strands of yarn for the fringe and adding the hanging loop at the top, took about 3.5 hours. The detangling and tying of the fringe took an additional 10 minutes to complete. You could leave the fringe untied (but note that the pattern recommends using two strands of yarn per stitch versus one if you are going to leave them free).
The motif measures about 11.5” by 6.5” before joining the two sides. Mine was a little larger due to my gauge being off (more on that below) but I was able to make it work by stitching through the extra bit I had when attaching my piece to the hoop. The fringe is measured out at 50” and then folded in half and attaching to the pocket. So it measures just under 25” but you can adjust this to your preference.
The gauge is 15 double crochet and 6 rows equaling 4 inches. When it comes to gauge, I struggle. A LOT. I have the issue of having too many rows and not enough stitches which means I need to simultaneously increase and decrease my hook size. Since that’s not possible, it is my tension that gives me trouble. All that said, if you have the same issue as I do, it was possible to hide my error in the attachment portion of the project.
This pattern does have a video tutorial available on YouTube as well as a photo tutorial on her blog. I found the video to be very helpful in understanding how the motif works up as I am a visual learner.
Overall, this pattern is well-written and works up without issue. I enjoyed creating this beautiful piece. I think you’ll love it and decorating with it too!