Creating this Blue Heron crochet wall art (or, to be more precise, mixed media art) was inspired by my fascination with this beautiful and elegant bird that we often see where we live.
This Blue Heron wall art will make an attractive small decoration for your house. It will also make a great handmade gift.
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The Great blue heron is very common in the Pacific North West. You will certainly see it near the rivers, lakes, or streams. Here is a picture of the blue heron that I took during one of our weekends near the river.
For this mixed media canvas art project, I used two different materials – crocheted appliques and small rocks.
For the blue heron crochet applique, I used my previously designed pattern. The link to the pattern can be found below in the pattern I used section.
I love to create wall decorations on canvas using crochet appliques. It is pretty easy – you just need to crochet appliques, arrange them on a canvas, and then glue them down.
If you are looking for more wall art ideas, check out this collection of Crochet Wall Arts.
More crochet ideas for home decoration can be found HERE.
I hope you will like my crocheted version of the Great blue heron and will get inspired to create your own art!
You can Pin this wall art idea to your Pinterest Board for later HERE.
How to Make The Blue Heron Crochet Wall Art
To create this Blue Heron crochet wall art you need to crochet the heron and grass appliques and then glue them and small rocks to the canvas.
1. Paint a canvas.
2. Crochet a blue heron applique.
The pattern I used:
3. Crochet a grass applique.
Grass Applique – Crochet Pattern
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
SC – single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
I’ve made grass appliques in three sizes. Tall grass is about 5”, medium – about 3-1/4”, and small – about 2-1/2”.
Light weight #3 cotton yarn. I used Knit Picks Curio cotton thread #3, color – Jalapeno
Crochet hook 1/2.75 mm
Tall Grass – make 1
Row 1. Sl St in 2nd Ch and in next 5, SC in next 10, HDC in next 10, DC in next 8. Fasten off.
Medium Grass – make 3
Row 1. Sl St in 2nd Ch and in next 2, SC in next 7, HDC in next 7, DC in next 7. Fasten off.
Small Grass – make 3
Row 1. Sl St in 2nd Ch and in next 2, SC in next 5, HDC in next 5, DC in next 3. Fasten off.
4. Block your appliques.
5. Arrange appliques and decorative rocks on canvas.
6. Using a hot glue gun, glue the appliques and rocks to the canvas.
Congratulations! Your Blue Heron crochet wall art is completed!
I hope you enjoyed this Blue Heron crochet (mixed media) art project!