Today, we’re sharing a pattern for a basic latch hook wall hanging featuring three kinds of yarn cut into different lengths. The varying lengths and textures result in a visually interesting finished project that adds some color and whimsy to your home decor.
an 8″x8″ square of 3.75-mesh (approx. 4 squares per inch) rug canvas
latch hook tool
yarn in 3 colors and 3 weights (There’s more yarn information below.)
fishing line/sturdy yarn for finishing & hanging
0.125″ dowel cut to 12″ in length
Yarn preparation information
You can absolutely use whatever yarn colors, styles, combinations, etc. to customize the look of your finished latch hook project. Or you can follow the exact method outlined below if you like!
- For this design, the Color A (red) section is worked with three strands of Berroco Folio yarn cut into 4″ lengths & held together. (The coloway pictured is called Bailey.) You cut this thinner yarn into 4″ lengths, but hold three strands together as one to for each stitch of this latch hook pattern.
- The Color B (blue) section is worked with one strand of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn in the Tidal colorway, cut into 6″ lengths.
- The Color C (yellow) section is worked with Berroco Macro yarn in the Snowy Owl Eyes colorway, cut into 8″ lengths and split in half. You cut this bulky yarn into 8″ lengths and pull them apart into two pieces before latching them onto your rug canvas.
Using a latch hook tool and standard latch hook stitch (here’s a tutorial if you’re new to latch hook), attach your yarn to your rug canvas according to the following chart. Don’t forget to center your latch hook work on the canvas, leaving a minimum of a 1″ border of unused rug canvas around all sides of your work for finishing.
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Finish the back of your project according to these directions. To prepare your wall hanging for, well, hanging, you can use a whip stitch to sew your 12″ long dowel to the top of your hanging. After that, simply tie an additional piece of string around the dowel, just left and just right of your latch hook canvas. With that, your Tiered Colorblock Wall Hanging is complete!
MORE GREAT RESOURCES FOR LATCH HOOK BEGINNERS:
- Latch Hook Basics Tutorial
- Basic Latch Hook Finishing Tutorial
- Looking for contemporary latch hook inspiration? Here are 9 Things to Latch Hook
I have wanted to do this for a long time and yes I saw the clown pillow rug hooking kit. I love the hangings with different lengths of yarn and textures. The green hanging pictured is so beautiful with great detail to dimension. My question is, are there patterns already produced that you can buy and then buy rug yarns. I do not want something that you can buy at Michaels and would love to create these beautiful pieces.
To my knowledge, my own latch hook book is the only currently-available place to buy standalone latch hook patterns intentionally NOT designed to be sold as kits like those at big box stores. Sorry for the plug, but I feel your pain. That’s why I wrote my book to be about patterns, not the equivalent of a yarn paint by number project (looking at you cliche clown kits!). I have lots of thoughts and feelings about the availability of latch hook anything these days, lol! Here’s my book if you’re curious: https://bit.ly/latchhookbook
Yours in yarn,