FREE PATTERN: Learn How to Make a Sign that Will Help You to Choose Happy!

Life is too short to be grouchy or upset about insignificant things. That’s why I designed this wall hanging as a way to remind myself that happiness is a choice. I hope you enjoy this free pattern.

Full instructions are detailed below, but if you prefer a downloadable PDF version that has written instructions as well as an easy-to-read chart, you can check out my shop, Etsy, or Ravelry

To make this wall hanging, you will need:

MATERIALS (WITH CLICKABLE LINKS)

  • US J/6.0 mm crochet hook

  • 225 yards of bulky (weight 5) yarn – Bernat Maker Outdoor “White”

  • 62 yards of bulky (weight 5) yarn – Bernat Maker Outdoor “Gray”

  • .5” Wooden Dowel between 23”-25” in length

  • Scissors

  • Tapestry Needle

 

STITCH KEY

US Crochet Terms Used

  • ch – Chain

  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

  • sc – Single Crochet

  • MC – Main Color (White)

  • CC – Contrast Color (Gray)

 

BEFORE YOU START

  • You need to be familiar with how to change colors using the “yarn under technique”. To do so, here is a great blog post that describes how to do this.

  • You also need to make sure you carry the non-dominant yarn along when switching colors and crochet over the color not used. Gently tug the non-dominant color to minimize show-through and make sure to carry your non-dominant color on the wrong side of your work.

Alright, let’s do this!

PATTERN

Using a J hook and your MC, ch 55

Row 1: sc 1 in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn (54 sts) 

Rows 2-5: ch 1, sc MC 54, turn (54 sts) 

Row 6: ch 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 5, sc CC 2, sc MC 4, sc CC 2, sc MC 4, sc CC 2, sc MC 10, sc CC 2, sc MC 11, sc CC 2, sc MC 3, turn (54 sts) 

Row 7: ch 1, sc MC 3, sc CC 2, sc MC 11, sc CC 2, sc MC 10, sc CC 2, sc MC 4, sc CC 2, sc MC 4, sc CC 2, sc MC 5, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, turn (54 sts) 

Row 8: ch 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 6, sc CC 6, sc MC 5, sc CC 2, sc MC 10, sc CC 2, sc MC 11, sc CC 2, sc MC 3, turn (54 sts) 

Row 9: ch 1, sc MC 3, sc CC 2, sc MC 11, sc CC 2, sc MC 10, sc CC 2, sc MC 5, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 6, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, turn (54 sts) 

Row 10: ch 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 6, sc MC 7, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 6, sc CC 5, sc MC 7, sc CC 5, sc MC 8, sc CC 2, sc MC 3, turn (54 sts) 

Row 11: ch 1, sc MC 3, sc CC 2, sc MC 7, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 6, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 6, sc CC 4, sc MC 7, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, turn (54 sts) 

Row 12: ch 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 7, sc CC 4, sc MC 6, sc CC 2, sc MC 3, sc CC 1, sc MC 6, sc CC 2, sc MC 3, sc CC 1, sc MC 6, sc CC 4, sc MC 2, turn (54 sts) 

Row 13: ch 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 5, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 6, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 7, sc CC 2, sc MC 8, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, turn (54 sts) 

Row 14: ch 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 8, sc CC 2, sc MC 7, sc CC 5, sc MC 7, sc CC 5, sc MC 6, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, turn (54 sts) 

Rows 15-18: ch 1, sc MC 54, turn (54 sts) 

Row 19: ch 1, sc MC 16, sc CC 3, sc MC 35, turn (54 sts) 

Row 20: ch 1, sc MC 35, sc CC 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 3, sc MC 14, turn (54 sts) 

Row 21: ch 1, sc MC 14, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 35, turn (54 sts) 

Row 22: ch 1, sc MC 36, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 13, turn (54 sts) 

Row 23: ch 1, sc MC 13, sc CC 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 37, turn (54 sts) 

Row 24: ch 1, sc MC 38, sc CC 3, sc MC 13, turn (54 sts) 

Row 25: ch 1, sc MC 5, sc CC 4, sc MC 4, sc CC 1, sc MC 40, turn (54 sts) 

Row 26: ch 1, sc MC 6, sc CC 6, sc MC 1, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 3, sc MC 2, sc CC 3, sc MC 6, sc CC 3, sc MC 6, sc CC 4, sc MC 1, sc CC 3, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 4, turn (54 sts) 

Row 27: ch 1, sc MC 3, sc CC 2, sc MC 4, sc CC 3, sc MC 2, sc CC 8, sc MC 1, sc CC 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 6, sc MC 1, sc CC 4, sc MC 1, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 3, sc MC 4, sc CC 1, sc MC 6, turn (54 sts) 

Row 28: ch 1, sc MC 3, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, sc CC 1, sc MC 5, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 3, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 3, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 2, sc MC 5, sc CC 2, sc MC 4, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, turn (54 sts) 

Row 29: ch 1, sc MC 7, sc CC 3, sc MC 5, sc CC 1, sc MC 3, sc CC 3, sc MC 1, sc CC 1, sc MC 4, sc CC 3, sc MC 1, sc CC 1, sc MC 4, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 3, sc CC 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 4, sc MC 4, turn (54 sts) 

Row 30: ch 1, sc MC 7, sc CC 3, sc MC 3, sc CC 4, sc MC 4, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, sc CC 1, sc MC 5, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, sc CC 1, sc MC 4, sc CC 1, sc MC 5, sc CC 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 6, turn (54 sts) 

Row 31: ch 1, sc MC 6, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 4, sc CC 3, sc MC 6, sc CC 3, sc MC 7, sc CC 1, sc MC 14, turn (54 sts) 

Row 32: ch 1, sc MC 14, sc CC 2, sc MC 23, sc CC 3, sc MC 2, sc CC 4, sc MC 6, turn (54 sts) 

Row 33: ch 1, sc MC 36, sc CC 3, sc MC 15, turn (54 sts) 

Row 34: ch 1, sc MC 15, sc CC 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 35, turn (54 sts) 

Row 35: ch 1, sc MC 34, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 15, turn (54 sts) 

Row 36: ch 1, sc MC 15, sc CC 2, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 34, turn (54 sts) 

Row 37: ch 1, sc MC 33, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 16, turn (54 sts) 

Row 38: ch 1, sc MC 17, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 33, turn (54 sts) 

Row 39: ch 1, sc MC 32, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 17, turn (54 sts) 

Row 40: ch 1, sc MC 18, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 32, turn (54 sts) 

Row 41: ch 1, sc MC 32, sc CC 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 18, turn (54 sts) 

Row 42: ch 1, sc MC 19, sc CC 1, sc MC 1, sc CC 2, sc MC 31, turn (54 sts) 

Row 43: ch 1, sc MC 31, sc CC 1, sc MC 2, sc CC 1, sc MC 19, turn (54 sts) 

Row 44: ch 1, sc MC 19, sc CC 2, sc MC 1, sc CC 1, sc MC 31, turn (54 sts) 

Row 45: ch 1, sc MC 31, sc CC 3, sc MC 20, turn (54 sts) 

Rows 46-47: ch 1, sc MC 54, turn (54 sts) 

Row 48: ch 1, sc MC 54 (54 sts) 

Fasten off.

BORDER

Using CC, start in top right corner

Top: ch 1, sc across top of the mat, turn (54 sts)

Left: ch 1 and SC into the st previously worked across top, sc across, turn (48 sts)

Bottom: ch 1 and sc into the st previously worked, sc across, turn (54 sts)

Right: ch 1 and sc into the st previously worked, sc across, turn (48 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block mat so that it lays flat and corners are square.

WALL HANGING

Using about 11 feet of CC

Step 1: Starting in a top corner, whip stitch around dowel and into the top row of the border. Continue across. (See Pictures 4-6)

Step 2: Secure to piece and fasten off.

Step 3: Cut 2’ of CC and knot onto top left and top right of yarn. Weave in ends.

 

Finished! Make sure you tag your finished projects on Instagram using @cozynooksdesigns and #ChooseHappyWallHanging for a chance to be featured! 😊

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