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Lily of the Valley Crochet Wall Art

I love trying new things once in a while and so last weekend I made some embroidery wall hoop art! I don’t know much about embroidery (although I’d love to learn more about it) but I thought, why not crochet whatever I want my wall art to picture? One of my favourite spring flowers is the lily of the valley and so that’s what I started with.

This is a great project for improving beginners as well as practised crocheters. Also it would make a thoughtful handmade gift for mum this Mother’s Day.

To complete the spring flower wall I will definitely add some more flower embroidery hoops though, like bluebells. I just love bluebells! What is your favourite spring flower? Which one should I make after that? Please comment below, I’d love some inspiration!

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Materials and tools

10g (0.35oz) Rico Creative Ricorumi DK (light worsted) cotton yarn for the leaves (C1) I used 049 Green

10g (0.35oz) Rico Creative Ricorumi DK (light worsted) cotton yarn for the blossoms (C2) I used 001 White

2.5mm (US size 1.5) crochet hook  (Alternatively US size C/2)

16cm/7″ embroidery hoop

23 x 23 cm / 9 x 9″ piece of lightweight linen (or whatever you prefer to embroider/crochet on)

Tapestry needle

Pencil

Sewing thread in wall colour to hang it up

Scissors

Required techniques for the crochet lily of the valley

You will need to know how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet (double crochet in UK terms), half double crochet (half treble crochet), double crochet (treble crochet), triple crochet (double treble crochet), and how to make a magic ring. If you haven’t done any or all of these techniques, you can learn them here:

How to chain and single/double crochet

How to half double crochet/half treble crochet

How to double crochet/treble crochet

How to triple crochet/double treble crochet

How to make a magic ring

Abbreviations

C1 = Colour of leaves and stem

C2 = Colour of blossoms

Rd = round

st(s) = stitch(es)

ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

2sl st = sl st 2 in same st

sc = single crochet

2sc = sc 2 in same st

hdc = half double crochet

2hdc = hdc 2 in same st

dc = double crochet

2dc = dc 2 in same st

tr = triple crochet

2tr = tr 2 in same st

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Lily of the Valley Crochet Video Tutorial

I encourage you to have fun with this! In the video tutorial I explain how you can come up with a pattern for the leaves, depending on how long you’d like them to be and how you want to place and shape them. I do give you exact instructions on how to crochet the blossoms.

If you like the way I designed my lily of the valley and you want to do exactly that, you can work with the pattern below, accompanied by the video tutorial. Let me know in the comments (here or on YouTube) if you have any questions.

Written Pattern

This pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms to match the video tutorial, which it is meant to accompany. Please take a look at my conversion chart to convert it to British/Australian or German terms.

Crochet Conversion Chart

Place the hoop in the middle of your piece of fabric. Draw a circle around it so you know what the frame of your flower will be. Remove the hoop and draw a line where you want the stem of the flower to be and two lines where you want the middle of the leaves to go.

Embroider along the lines you drew with chain stitches (see how in the video). For the left leaf I made 32 and for the right 29 chain stitches. Stitch through to the other side right behind the last chain stitch you made.

Crochet the left leaf

Make a slip knot in C1 and join yarn in the back loop of the 1st ch in a sl st. I then crocheted my 32 sts as follows:

Rd 1: Sl st 2, sc 3, hdc 4, dc 4, tr 4, dc 4, hdc 4, sc 3, sl st 2, 2sl st 1,

turn, and work in front loops (back loops from your perspective):

Sl st 2, 2sl st 1, sc 1, 2sc 1, sc 1, hdc 1, 2hdc 1, hdc 2, dc 1, 2dc 1, dc 2, tr 1, 2tr 1, tr 2, dc 1, 2dc 1, dc 2, hdc 1, 2hdc 1, hdc 2, sc 3, sl st 3 (72)

Rd 2: Ch 1, sl st 3, sc 3, hdc 4, dc 4, tr 4, dc 4, hdc 4, sc 3, sl st 3, 2sl st 1

turn, sl st 4, sc 4, hdc 5, dc 5, tr 5, dc 5, hdc 5, sc 3, sl st 3

Break yarn, pull through, stitch through to the other side using your tapestry needle. Tie ends and cut them short.

Crochet the right leaf

Make a slip knot in C1 and join yarn in the back loop of the 1st ch in a sl st. I then crocheted my 29 sts as follows:

Rd 1: Sl st 2, sc 1, 2sc 1, sc 1, hdc 1, 2hdc 1, hdc 1, dc 1, 2dc 1, dc 2, tr 1, 2tr 1, tr 1, dc 1, 2dc 1, dc 2, hdc 1, 2hdc 1, hdc 1, sc 1, 2sc 1, sc 1, sl st 2, 2sl st 1,

turn, sl st 2, sc 3, hdc 3, dc 4, tr 3, dc 4, hdc 3, sc 3, sl st 3 (65)

Rd 2: Ch 1, sl st 3, sc 4, hdc 4, dc 5, tr 4, dc 5, hdc 4, sc 4, sl st 4,

turn, sl st 2, sc 3, hdc 3, dc 4, tr 3, dc 4, hdc 3, sc 3, sl st 3

Break yarn, pull through, stitch through to the other side using your tapestry needle. Tie ends and cut them short.

Crochet the lily of the valley blossoms (make 9 in C2)

Make a magic rind in C2

Rd 1: Sc 8 into magic ring (8)

Rd 2: [sc 1, 2sc 1]*4 (12)

Rd 3 & 4: Sc 12 (12)

Rd 5: [Sl st 1, ch 3, sl st 1]*6, sl st 1

Break yarn, sew in end.

Cut an approx. 10cm /4″ piece of yarn in C1. Tie it to the tail end of the blossom and pull the tie down, so it is hidden inside the blossom. Make another knot and thread the green yarn onto your tapestry needle. Stitch outwards through the middle of the magic ring. Cut the ends inside the blossom short.

Attach the blossoms

Attach the lily of the valley blossoms to the stem. You can see how I did that in part 2 of my video tutorial.

Clamp the fabric onto the embroidery hoop

Now your piece of art can go onto the embroidery hoop. Make sure you stretch the fabric enough so that any little wrinkles are evened out. You can stretch it a bit by gently pulling on the edges, then tighten the hoop a bit more, stretching some more, and tighten further until it is nice and even and everything stays in place. Trim the excess fabric.

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And complete is your lily of the valley wall art! I hope you enjoyed the process of making it as much as I did!

If you wanna save it for later, you can pin it here.

If you wanna share your work on Facebook or Insta, make sure to tag me with @stellasyarnuniverse so I can have a look and applaud you!

Btw I need you help! Where should I hang it? On the white, the green, or the yellow wall? Please tell me where it looks best in your opinion.

Also please comment below with any questions you might have. I’m always happy to help and will get back to you asap.

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Happy creating!

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