Wallicorn by Tess @sistersinstitch

Wallicorn Wall Hanging
by  Tess @crochetedbytess
of @sistersinstitch

www.sistersinstitch.com

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Skill level Easy/Intermediate

Materials

Yarn:
Drops – Muskat
Color A – Light ice blue (60)
Color B – White (18)
Color C – Old fashion pink (29)
Color D – Light yellow (07)
Color E – Light mint (20)

Crochet hook: Clover Amour 4 mm.

You also need a pair of scissors and a darning needle.

Stitch markers, pins and a big warming cup of tea (or coffee if you fancy that) and something sweet to nibble on is not mandatory but very well recommended.

Abbreviations (US terms)

st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain stitch
ch sp – chain space
sc – single crochet
p – picot (ch 2 and sl st in the first ch)
rnd – round inc – increase (2 stitches worked in 1 stitch)
dec – decrease (1 stitch worked over 2 stitches)
fo – fasten off (i.e. cut the tread and work in those ends)
{…} – crochet all in the same stitch
*…* – repeat instructions the entire round, or as many times as stipulated
(…) – total number of stitches for the round.

Other information

The ring is worked in rows, please note that the turning chain in the end does not count as a stitch in the pattern.  The ears and horn are worked in rounds, use a stitch marker to keep track of the first stitch of every rnd.  The finished Wallicorn measures approximately 15×15 cm.

Pattern
The ring – Color A and B

Row 1. Color A Ch 45, ch and turn. (45 ch). In the second loop from the hook; *sc*. ch and turn. (45 sc).

Row 2-4. *sc*, ch and turn. (45 sc/3 rows). Save a long thread for sewing (+ 45 cm) and cut the yarn. This will measure approximately 2,5 cm x 25 cm while laying flat.
wallicorn.JPGRow 5. Color B. With the long sides placed against each other (RS out); crochet them together stitch against stitch:

*sc*. (45 sc).

Save a long thread for sewing (approximately 15-20 cm) and cut the yarn. It will now measure approximately 2 cm x 25 cm while laying flat.

The ring assembly Begin with using the long thread left from row 5; stitch together the two blue short sides as neatly as possible with the mattress stitch. Then end row 6 with an invisible join in the first stitch and sew the white sides together in the same way as the blue. This joining part will be covered by the leafs and flowers later on.
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The horn – Color D

The horn is crocheted top down and the beginning will feel a bit tight and tricky. If you think there is too much gap you could choose to go down a hook size!

Rnd 1. In a magic circle: ch, 4 sc. (4 sc).

Rnd 2. *sc inc, sc* x 2 times. (6 sc).

Rnd 3-4. *sc*. (6 sc). Fasten the beginning thread inside the horn.

Rnd 5. *2 sc, sc inc*, x 2 times. (8 sc).

Rnd 6. *3 sc, sc inc*, x 2 times. (10 sc).

Rnd 7. *sc*. (10 sc).

Rnd 8. *4 sc, sc inc*, x 2 times. (12 sc).

Rnd 9. *sc*. (12 sc).

Rnd 10. 3 sc, sc inc, 5 sc, sc inc, 2 sc. (14 sc).

Rnd 11. *sc*. (14 sc). Sl st in the first st, save a long thread (approximately 90 cm) and then cut the yarn.
wallicorn 3.JPGThe embroidery and assembly of the horn

Sew up the bottom stitch by stitch, ending on one side. Continue using the same thread but now working in a spiral, up the horn; through the stitches to the top (see pics). Place the needle through the top and down out through the bottom of the horn again. Don’t pull!

Attach the horn on top of the ring, centering over the joining place, with overhand stitches all the way around both front and back, and then fasten off.
wallicorn 4.JPG
The ears – Color A, make 2 pieces

Rnd 1. In a magic circle: ch, 4 sc. (4 sc).

Rnd 2. *sc inc, sc* x 2 times. (6 sc).

Rnd 3. *2 sc, sc inc*, x 2 times. (8 sc). Fo the beginning thread.

Rnd 4. *sc*. (8 sc).

Rnd 5. *3 sc, sc inc*, x 2 times. (10 sc).

Rnd 6. *4 sc, sc inc*, x 2 times. (12 sc).

Rnd 7. *5 sc, sc inc*, x 2 times. (14 sc).

Rnd 8-11. *sc*. (14 sc/3 rnds). Sl st in the first st, fo but remember to save a long thread (approximately 30 cm) to attach the ears to the main piece with.

Embroider the inner ear – Color C

Turn it so that the front side is facing you. Find the middle and go from inside the ear and out.

1. Enter the needle through between through a stitch approximately 4 rows up and come out in the same stitch again in the bottom.

2. Do the same but diagonally and only 3 rows up on the left, coming back down and out through the same first stitch.

3. Repeat for the right side.

4-5. Place the needle under all three lines to pull them together, place the thread over on the front; omitting all of them and go back down the same stitch as always. Tie a double knot on the inside and hide in the ear.

wallicorn 5

Assembly of the ears
1. Fold the sides of the ear against each other slightly and use the blue thread to make them crease by placing a stitch through it and back (see pics).
wallicorn 6.JPG
2. Place it one or two stitches from the right side of the horn. Continue on working with the blue thread and attach the ear onto the ring with overhand stitches.
wallicorn 7.JPG
Attach the second ear on the left side of the horn in the same way.

The leafs – Color E, make 4

Ch 5; sl st in the second st from the hook, {sc, hdc}, {inc hdc}, {hdc, sc}, turn and work around the other side; beginning in the same stitch you are already in: {sc, hdc}, {inc hdc}, {hdc, p}, end with an invisible join. Save a long thread and then cut the yarn. Use it to sew in any gaps and then attach the leaf to the main piece.
wallicorn 8.JPG
The roses – Color D and C, make two

Large sized rose (5 petals)

Row 1. ch 12. (10 ch).

Row 2. in the second eyelet from the hook; {4 hdc, sl st}, sl st, *{hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sl st}, sl st* x 3 times, {hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sl st}. (12 hdc, 12 dc, 9 sl st).

Leave a long tail, curl the piece into a rose (see pic) and sew a few stitches through the bottom to secure the shape. Use the long threads to attach the leafs and flowers onto the first layer of the ring, i.e. don’t work through the entire piece!

Small sized rose (4 petals)

Row 1. ch 10. (10 ch).

Row 2. in the second eyelet from the hook; *{4 hdc, sl st}*, sl st x 3 times, {4 hdc, sl st}. (16 hdc, 8 sl st).

Leave a long tail, curl the piece into a rose (see pic) and sew a few stitches through the bottom to secure the shape. Use the long threads to attach the leafs and flowers onto the first layer of the ring, i.e. don’t work through the entire piece!

wallicorn 9.JPGThe hanging

This is the easiest of easy; simply cut a long thread, stitch it through some stitches the backside, then tie both ends into a double knot and trim the ends. Done!

Well done!

A final little thing before you put this pattern away: please let me know if you find any faults or things to be unclear. And I would absolutely love to see your progress and finished Wallicorns so please tag me in your pics in social media – #Wallicorn

Sisters in Stitch @sistersinstitch
Tess @crochetedbytess & Kay @crochetingkay
www.sistersinstitch.com

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