Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Lately I’ve been ruminating a lot on the nature of kindness. Kindness is free, it’s easy, and it’s something everyone can do but at times it seems fleeting and that makes me sad. I have always been a person who wanted to be tough, to have that hard outer shell that people got the sense of “don’t mess with this person” because I felt like it was safer that way. I’ve come to learn, however, that kindness is just as powerful of a thing to possess (although I’m still about that tough outer shell) and harder to be. Having to stop my anger, to stop my wild thoughts of how terrible of a person this other individual must be, and I try, instead, to approach the situation with kindness. That’s where my brain has been and why I created this design this week. It’s going to be a part of my “Be series” along with my Be Brave Wall-Hanging. I’m not commanding you to be brave or be kind, I’m just providing cute little reminders that you can take with you throughout your day.

“There are three ways to ultimate success:
The first way is to be kind.
The second way is to be kind.
The third way is to be kind.” 
― Fred Rogers

Disclaimer: I’m not talking about being nice to bigots. I don’t agree with the oppressed being forced to forgive and “hug” those who have oppressed and hurt them. Don’t misunderstand my meaning on this post, I think being kind is a virtue but I also think we should all be punching Nazis, not letting them walk proudly through the streets. Be kind to those who are different from you but a difference of opinion is “I like ketchup” (which I hate) not parsing who deserves human rights and who doesn’t. I don’t care if you have a “good reason”, I’m not debating this. If you post hate in my comments, it will be deleted.



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Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


Materials

  • US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
  • Aran/ medium/ size #4 weight yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Wooden dowel

Gauge

  • 15 sc x 17 rows = 4”
    Ravelry link

Terms/stitches used

  • RS: Right side
  • Ch: chain
  • St: stitch
  • Slip st: slip stitch
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sc2tog: single crochet 2 sts together
  • Bobble st: bobble stitch

Notes

  • This pattern is worked in 2 sections: the Main Body and the Top. The Main body is worked first, from the top down to the point, then the top is added when you flip the whole piece over and work along the other side of the original chain row.
  • The ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • The tapestry section is labeled and has special instructions. The directions for this portion will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many sc to make.
  • The use of bobbins like they did on Hodgepodge Crochet is suggested for this pattern.
  • You will need to know how to create a slipknot on your hook for this pattern.
  • In the example, the inactive yarn is carried behind the active. If this is confusing, you might want to check out the helpful Moogly video on tapestry.
  • Color A is off white (Caron One Pound in Off White) and color B is purple (misc color in my stash).


Finished product dimensions

Width
12” – 12.5”
Height
15.5” – 16” (at tallest)

Pattern instructions

-Main Piece-

Row 1: A: Ch 48, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 46 sts – 47 scs
(RS) Rows 2: A: Ch 5 (counts as a tr + ch 1 here and throughout), turn, skip the next st, tr into the next st, *ch 1, skip the next st, tr into the next st,* repeat from * to * 21 more times – 24 tr, 23 ch-1 spaces
Rows 3 – 4: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 47 sts – 47 sc
Note: the bobble stitches are created in the B color for the next row, the two yarns are carried across the row.
Row 5: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st and into the next 2 sts, *B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 10 more times – 48 sc, 11 bobble sts
Fasten off color B.
Rows 6 – 8: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 47 sts – 47 sc

Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


-Tapestry section-

Note: Every stitch in this in this section is a single crochet. The directions will only tell you what color (ie: Color A, Color B, etc…) and the number in the parentheses tells you how many scs to make.

Row 9: A: Ch 1, turn, (15), B: (7), A: (4), B: (6), A: (15) – 47 sc
Row 10: A: Ch 1, turn, (15), B: (7), A: (3), B: (7), A: (15) – 47 sc
Row 11: A: Ch 1, turn, (20), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (15) – 47 sc
Row 12: A: Ch 1, turn, (15), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (20) – 47 sc
Row 13: A: Ch 1, turn, (16), B: (6), A: (4), B: (6), A: (15) – 47 sc
Row 14: A: Ch 1, turn, (15), B: (6), A: (4), B: (6), A: (16) – 47 sc
Row 15: A: Ch 1, turn, (20), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (15) – 47 sc
Row 16: A: Ch 1, turn, (15), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (20) – 47 sc
Row 17: A: Ch 1, turn, (15), B: (7), A: (3), B: (7), A: (15) – 47 sc
Row 18: A: Ch 1, turn, (15), B: (6), A: (4), B: (7), A: (15) – 47 sc
Rows 19 – 20: A: Ch 1, turn, (47) – 47 sc
Row 21: A: Ch 1, turn, (7), B: (5), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (7), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (5) – 47 sc
Row 22: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (7), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (6), A: (6) – 47 sc
Row 23: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (2), B: (3), A: (5), B: (3), A: (6), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (5) – 47 sc
Row 24: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (6), B: (3), A: (5), B: (4), A: (1), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (5) – 47 sc
Row 25: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (1), B: (4), A: (5), B: (3), A: (8), B: (4), A: (5) – 47 sc
Row 26: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (4), A: (8), B: (3), A: (5), B: (2), A: (1), B: (4), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (5) – 47 sc
Row 27: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (4), A: (1), B: (2), A: (5), B: (3), A: (6), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (5) – 47 sc
Row 28: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (2), A: (2), B: (2), A: (6), B: (3), A: (5), B: (2), A: (2), B: (3), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (5) – 47 sc
Row 29: A: Ch 1, turn, (6), B: (6), A: (3), B: (3), A: (2), B: (2), A: (3), B: (7), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (5) – 47 sc
Row 30: A: Ch 1, turn, (5), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (7), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (2), A: (3), B: (5), A: (7) – 47 sc
Fasten off color A.
Rows 31 – 33: A: Ch 1, turn, (47) – 47 sc
End of tapestry section.

Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


Row 34: A: Ch 5, turn, skip the next st, tr into the next st, *ch 1, skip the next st, tr into the next st,* repeat from * to * 21 more times – 24 tr, 23 ch-1 spaces
Rows 35 – 36: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the next 47 scs – 47 sc
Note: the bobble stitches are created in the B color for the following rows, bobbins were used on either side of the rows (it was dropped when not in use & picked back up on a later row).
Row 37: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 39 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 43 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 38: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 39 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 43 sc
Row 39: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 35 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 39 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 40: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 35 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 39 sc
Row 41: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 31 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 35 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 42: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 31 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 35 sc
Row 43: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 27 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 31 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 44: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 27 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 31 sc
Row 45: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 23 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 27 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 46: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 23 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 27 sc
Row 47: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 19 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 23 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 48: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 19 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 23 sc
Row 49: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 15 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 19 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 50: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 15 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 19 sc
Row 51: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 11 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 15 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 52: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 11 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 15 sc
Row 53: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 7 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 11 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 54: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 7 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 11 sc
Row 55: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc into the next 3 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 7 sc, 2 bobbles
Row 56: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the next 3 scs, sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 7 sc
Row 57: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, sc2tog the next 2 sts, B: bobble into the next st, A: sc2tog the next 2 sts, sc into the last st – 4 sc, 1 bobbles
Fasten off color B.
Row 58: A: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog the first 2 sts, sc into the next st, sc2tog the last 2 sts – 3 sc
Row 59: A: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, ch 1, skip the next st, sc into the last st – 2 sc, 1 ch-1 space
Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com


-Top-

Flip your whole piece around so that you’re working along the other side of the original ch row.
(RS) Row 1: B: create a slipknot on your hook, sc around the wooden dowel and into the other side of the original ch row into each st across – 47 scs
Row 2: B: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st and into the next 2 sts, *A: bobble into the next st, B: sc into the next 3 sts,* repeat from * to * 10 more times – 36 sc, 11 bobble
Fasten off color A.
Row 3: B:  Ch 80 (you can do more or less here depending on how you want it to hang), skip the next 45 sts, slip st into the last st – 1 ch-80 space

Fasten off, weave in your ends.

Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com
Be Kind Wall-Hanging free crochet pattern by DivineDebris.com

Tada! There it is! I hope you like this new addition to the “Be Series” and give it a try. Tell me in the comments what designs you’d like for future “be” items 😀

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