Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns – Scalloped Potholder and Dorthea Dishtowel

Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns – Scalloped Potholder and Dorthea Dishtowel

Hello My Crocheting Friends,

Make your own dishtowels and potholders with these free patterns. Both patterns are great for a beginner with basic crochet skills. They are easy to work up and look impressive upon completion. Both pieces are made with my favorite cotton yarn, Lily Sugar and Cream.

Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns, a scalloped potholder and Dorthea Dishtowel.  See the Free Crochet Pattern Index for more Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns

Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns, a scalloped potholder and Dorthea Dishtowel.  See the Free Crochet Pattern Index for more Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns

Shopping List:

  1. Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn Stripes Mod
  2. Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn White
  3. Boye Aluminum 6″ Crochet Hook: Size I

Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns, a scalloped potholder and Dorthea Dishtowel.  See the Free Crochet Pattern Index for more Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns

Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns, a scalloped potholder and Dorthea Dishtowel.  See the Free Crochet Pattern Index for more Free Kitchen Crochet Patterns

Shopping List:

  1. Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn Twists Barnboard 
  2. Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn Solids Soft Ecru
  3. Boye Aluminum 6″ Crochet Hook: Size I

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Free Patterns:
Dorothea Dishtowels from Lion Brand Yarn

Scalloped Potholder

Hope you enjoy working up these patterns.  I would love to see your finished product in the comments! If you are looking for a different pattern or technique, please see the Free Crochet Potholder Patterns and Free Crochet Washcloth/Dishcloth Patterns. For more Free Patterns, see the Free Crochet Pattern Index Page.

Make it a Beautiful Day,
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Three FREE Spring Crochet Potholder Patterns!

Three FREE Spring Crochet Potholder Patterns!





Hello My Crocheting Friends,

As you know, I love crocheting! I really do. Ask any of my friends. They ask me what I have been up to and I probably share some crochet project that I am excited about. I crochet most days. At least a few stitches. I love the feel of the yarn between my fingers. I love making all those little knots that turn into something useful as well as beautiful.

I love perusing the Internet for patterns and have quite a few bookmarked for another day. Tons of lovely afghans, clothing, hats, and other lovelies I can’t wait to start.

The storage problem

I get so excited about new projects that I find, I rarely finish large projects resulting in a huge stash of yarn. I will post a pic of all my yarn one of these days but luckily I have just moved so I don’t even have it all in the house yet since there are a few more boxes in the garage.

But anyway, small projects like these pot holders help me use up my yarn stash and provide a diversion from the large projects I find daunting and monotonous.

without further ado, here are your:

Three Free Spring Crochet Potholder Patterns

These first two potholders patterns are nice and easy and can be easily worked up in an afternoon. My favorite cotton yarn is Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn.I love that it comes in so many yummy colors and it is perfect for kitchen projects.

Crochet Potholder

Flower Petal Potholder posted by Jennifer Martin on Ravelry

Shopping List:

  1. Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn Light Blue
  2. Lily Sugar n Cream Yarn Rose Pink
  3. Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn White
  4. Boye Aluminum 6″ Crochet Hook: Size F

Crochet Potholder

Little Spring Mandela by Barbara Smith from Made in K Town

Shopping List:

  1. Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn Light Blue
  2. Lily Sugar n Cream Yarn Rose Pink
  3. Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn White
  4. Boye Aluminum 6″ Crochet Hook: Size G

This folded petal potholder is a little more challenging so I have included a few pics below so you know if you are on the right track.

Crochet Potholder

Folded Flower potholder by Free Craft Unlimited

Shopping List:

  1. Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn Stripes Country
  2. Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn Solids Country Green
  3. Boye Aluminum 6″ Crochet Hook: Size G

Crochet Potholder

Crochet Potholder

Crochet Potholder

See the Free Crochet Potholder Patterns Page for more free patterns.  If you want to create another project, see the Free Crochet Pattern Index page.  There are soooo may projects to choose from.

I would love to see pics of your potholders if you decide to make one or two of these lovelies. The best way to reach me is through the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page. While you are there, click the like button so you can keep updated with any new patterns or other content. If you prefer Twitter or Instagram, that’s fine too but I check there less often. I can’t wait to hear from you. Thanks!!

What is your favorite thing to crochet?

Until we meet again…

Make it a beautiful day,

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Happy April Fools Day…(almost)

Happy April Fools Day…(almost)

Hello Friends,

April Fools Day is right around the corner and it’s time to pick pranks and get the necessary tools to set them up.

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I LOVE April fools day. Love it! It is so fun to play (innocent and non-harmful) pranks on my family or friends.  Some years I have gone to great lengths to pull an elaborate prank, but I find that small easy pranks are more fun and I can set up more than 1 or 2 gags.

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For example, I have made a meatloaf “cake” with mashed potato “frosting.” I also sewed all of the King’s underwear together so that when he pulled out one, the whole pile would come out.

I haven’t decided what I will do this year, but it’s sure to be an interesting day in the Castle. Do you like playing pranks on April 1? If so, here are a few ideas I have found on the net.  I would love to hear about your April Fools Day ideas in the comments below.

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For the Princes and Princesses

  • Switch the cereal bags in the boxes. For example, put the Rice Krispies bag of cereal in the Cheerios box and vice versa.
  • Cover the bar of soap with clear nail polish so it won’t lather.
  • Put a drop of food coloring on their toothbrush.
  • Put saran wrap on the shampoo bottle so none will come out.
  • Serve your kids jello from a cup so that when they take a drink, nothing will come out
  • Fill the closet with balloons so when they open the door, they fall out.
  • Switch around their dresser drawers so clothing isn’t where they expect it to be.

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For the King

  • Sew all his underwear together so that when he pulls out one, they all come out.
  • Saran wrap the car
  • Put water in the bottom of the tooth brush holder and freeze it the night before so the toothbrush cannot be pulled out.
  • Put post it notes all over his car.
  • Change the language on his phone or computer

How do you celebrate April fools day? Here is a website with hundreds of more April Fools Day ideas and other pranks, http://lolpranks.com.

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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Welcome Friends!

Welcome to Karla’s Making It. Please grab yourself a cup of tea and stay awhile.

The purpose of my website is to inspire you to Make wonderful things; crafts, recipes, and DIY projects.  It will contain many free and some fee patterns, resources, posts about saving money, and other posts related to Making a Home.

Are you interested in starting your own online business? I will also include information on how I am Making a Living so that you too can have a blog for profit.

Making a Life will contain personal growth information and resources.

Finally, I will share ways that I am Making a Difference in the world and hopefully encourage you to Make a Difference too.

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