School is just around the corner. What better way to start the year off with a new teacher than to whip up a super cute pencil wall hanging for their classroom?! Perfect for the teacher just starting their career or as a teacher gift at the beginning or end of the year. The best part is that we make them as short or as long as needed. Totally up to you!
Pencil Wall Hanging Crochet Pattern
For this pencil wall hanging pattern you’ll use five different yarn colors in (size 4) worsted weight. I used all Vanna’s Choice.
Starting with the Antique Rose
Row 1: Ch-27, dc in 3rd ch from hook and dc in each st across. Ch-2, turn. (25)
Rows 2 – 11: Dc in each st across. Ch-2, turn. (25)
Change to Charcoal Grey
Rows 12 – 15: Dc in each st across. Ch-2, turn. (25)
Change to Mustard
Rows 16 – desired length: Dc in each st across. Ch-2, turn. (25) Continue below.
If you will add letters to your pencil, I suggest making them now before going any further. You could write “welcome back” or “school” or “Mrs. Smith” the name of your school etc. You’ll want to lay them out next to the pencil to make sure you’re making it long (or short) enough. I use Moogly’s alphabet patterns, and I love the way they turned out (but you could use felt also)! Stagger them or lay them in a fun pattern. So yeah, make sure the pencil is long enough before moving on.
You’ll make the end of the pencil come to a point, so when you get to desired pencil length, change to beige yarn and continue…
Row 1: dc2tog, dc in next 21 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (23)
Row 2: dc2tog, dc in next 19 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (21)
Row 3: dc2tog, dc in next 17 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (19)
Row 4: dc2tog, dc in next 15 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (17)
Row 5: dc2tog, dc in next 13 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (15)
Change to Charcoal Gray
Row 6: dc2tog, dc in next 11 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (13)
Row 7: dc2tog, dc in next 9 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (11)
Row 8: dc2tog, dc in next 7 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (9)
Row 9: dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (7)
Row 10: dc2tog, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (5)
Row 11: dc2tog, dc in next st, dc2tog. Ch-2, turn. (3)
Row 12: dc3tog (1)
Fasten off and weave in ends. If you want, you could add border in whichever yarn you choose. I like the look without the border myself, so I left it off. Add the crocheted letters by either sewing them on or gluing them on. I glued because it was faster, but sewing would be ultra sturdy as well.
Either use clips like these to hang the pencil OR you could take the top three or four rows of the eraser and fold it back on itself. Sew along that row so that you can insert a dowel rod and hang from there! (which I totally wish I had done before now) How cute is that?!
Will you make a pencil wall hanging for a friend of for your child’s teacher? Truth be told you’ll have enough yarn to make them each one. Woot!
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