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Crochet inspiration, Update on Princess Mandala CAL, and Free Crochet Patterns from Karla’s Making It!

Blog Title - Crochet inspiration, Update on Princess Mandala CAL, and Free Crochet Patterns from Karla’s Making It

Crochet inspiration, Update on Princess Mandala CAL, and Free Crochet Patterns from Karla’s Making It!

Hello Crochet Friends!

I hope you are are doing well. I am doing fabulous. I just got home from a short trip to Hawaii and I feel rested and ready to crochet. How about you? How’s your summer going? I hope you are equally well rested and ready to crochet!


Stained Glass Potholder

Stained glass potholder
Stained glass potholder

I want to start today with a request from my new friend Char. Char messaged me on Facebook about the Stained Glass Potholder on Karla’s Making It.

She was having a challenge figuring out the pattern for the square since it was only available in chart form that is kind of blurry, not to mention it was in Japanese. So, since this pattern has been on my bucket list, I offered to translate it to a written pattern for us.

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Also, while Char has much much more crochet experience than me, I decided to make a picture tutorial (at the bottom of this post) for anyone else that may need a little more help.

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Scarf – Source

You can make other things with this pattern, such as this scarf, a purse, shawl… What else would you make with these squares? 

Let’s get to it then.

Materials:

Two (or more) colors of worsted weight cotton yarn – I used Lily Sugar and Cream in Mod Blue and White (Michael’s Stores has it on sale for $1.99 AND Buy 2 get one free!!!)
H hook
Needle to weave in ends.

Instructions:

Make magic ring

Round 1 – Ch 1, Sc in ring. *Ch 3, make three dc’s in ring. Ch 3 and sc in ring.* Repeat from *-* 3 more times. Sl st in 1st sc.

Round 2 – Sl st to top of Ch 3. Ch 1 and sc same st. Ch 3. Dc3Tog over next 3 sts. Ch 3 and sc next stitch, Ch 2. *Sc in top of next Ch 3 from round 1. Ch 3, Dc3Tog over next 3 sts. Ch 3 and sc the next st. Ch 2.* Repeat *-* 2 more times. Slst to top of 1st sc and fasten off color.




Round 3 – Join new color with a sl st to top of any Dc3Tog. *Ch 4. Make a long dc through magic ring over ch 2 space. Ch 2. Make another long Dc in same space. Ch 4 and sl st to top of next Dc3Tog.* Repeat *-* 3 more times.

Round 4 – Ch 1. *2 sc in ch 4 space. (4 dc, Ch 3, 4dc) in Ch 2 sp. 2 sc in Ch 4 sp.* Repeat *-* 3 more times. Sl st to 1st sl st ad fasten off.
Pull center circle snug and weave in ends.

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To complete your potholder, make 4 squares. Join with whip stitch, single crochet, or your preferred joining method. Sc all around 4 squares with White Yarn. Use Mod Blue Yarn color to sc around again. Make a picot edge with White making a ring of 10-15 chains at one corner to hang.

I would love to see your work when you finish your project. Tag me in a post on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page.

Inspiration:

Baby Onesie from Spun Candy
Baby Onesie from Spun Candy

Isn’t this baby onesie totally adorable?!

I don’t have a pattern for it and the onesie is not available (as of this writing) in her shop. Man I wish I had a baby to make this for – bummer.

But if I did want to create it, I would measure baby, use a few rows of a pattern for a diaper cover (like this free one) and then work in the round with shells to make the body. Weave a ribbon around the top, make a bow and wha-la! You have a darling gift for an expecting mom or even for yourself!!

Goddess High Waist Crochet Bikini Bottom from Lost Culture
Goddess High Waist Crochet Bikini Bottom from Lost Culture

High waisted bikinis have made a comeback! Check out the Goddess High Waist Crochet Bikini Bottom! Totally trendy and totally flattering. Again there is no pattern but they are available for purchase on their website.

If I wanted to recreate these I would find a panty pattern (here’s a free one) and, using shells, create a front and back panel, make some chain ties for the sides and there you go!

Ariane top from Peggy Grand
Ariane Top from Peggy Grand

What a great summer top! This is the Ariane top from Peggy Grand and it is a FREE pattern on Ravelry.

I have had this top saved for a loooong time. But you know how it goes, right? Even if I crocheted every minute of the day I couldn’t complete all the patterns I have saved – that’s why I like to tell YOU about them. I will be vicariously pleased if you made this top! Make sure you tag me in a post on Facebook if you do!!

Update on Princess Mandala Crochet a Long

Princess Mandala Crochet a Long by Karla's Making It!

Have you been keeping up with my progress on the Princess Mandala Crochet a Long? Well, I have finished the fourth mandala and I believe there is only one more to go!! What a fun pattern.  I’m loving the colors and can’t wait to see it finished.

Princess Mandala Crochet a Long by Karla's Making It

If you would like more information on the Princess Mandala Crochet a Long, you can check out my earlier post:

Princess Mandala CAL parts 1, 2, and 3

Crochet Chart Photo Tutorial

Stained Glas Potholder photo tutorial from Karla's Making It 1

Stained Glas Potholder photo tutorial from Karla's Making It

Stained Glas Potholder photo tutorial from Karla's Making It

Stained Glas Potholder photo tutorial from Karla's Making It

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Free Crochet Potholder Patterns

Free Crochet Baby Buntings, Cocoons, & Sleep Sack Patterns

Well that’s all for now. I would love to see your inspirational ideas and patterns. Or maybe you need me to find you a free pattern? Tag me in a pic or message me on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page!! I would love to hear from you!

Make it a beautiful day,

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