Free Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern (Ponytail Hat) from Karla’s Making It #Redheart Unforgettable #CaronSimplySoft.

You HAVE to have seen the Messy Bun Hat Craze going on lately! Here’s a free pattern so that you can join in on the craze 🙂 xo

Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern

Free Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern (Ponytail Hat) from Karla’s Making It

Hey there Crocheters!!

Really quick, I had soooo many people ask me in the last couple days for this Free Messy Bun Crochet Pattern that I can’t answer individually anymore. The pattern was in my head and I told some over the phone AND wrote it up in shorthand in emails. I sat down this morning and wrote out a proper version for the rest of you guys. Sorry and thanks for being patient for those of you I didn’t get back to yesterday.

So, as you may know, this hat hit the Internet in the past week and went viral. Everyone in all my crochet groups are wanting to make some for themselves, for gifts… Have you seen it? The Messy Bun – or Ponytail hat – as it used to be called?

Free Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern
Source – Paid Pattern

This is not a new pattern but now has a modern use! Great for keeping your Messy Bun from getting extra messy in a hat!

So here you go, this is the Messy Bun Hat Pattern that I came up with for my friends who wanted a pattern and my customers who requested a hat!
Messy Bun Hat Free Crochet Pattern from Karla's Making It

Free Messy Bun Hat Crochet Pattern (Ponytail Hat) from Karla’s Making It




Materials:

I used Red Heart Unforgettable yarn in Sunrise
H/5.0 mm hook

Pattern notes:

Ch 1 or 2 doesn’t count as a stitch.  They are to fill the gap at the join.  The hat is easily customizable. You can make a wider or thinner band by making more or less than ch 9 at the beginning, as well as repeat Row 4 or remove rounds to make in larger or smaller.

Ribbed Band:

Ch 9.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each st across (8 sts)
Row 2: ch 1, turn. Hdc in the Blo (Back Loop Only) in each st across (8 sts)
Repeat row 2 until desired length. 46 rows shown.
Join smaller sides with a slip stitch and keep yarn attached.  We are going to keep going with the hat part.

Hat:

Round 1: Ch 1, Sc around the band. You should end with the same amount of stitches as there are rows in the band. (As shown 46 sts) Join with a sl st in the 1st st.
Round 2: Ch 1, Sc in each st, join.
Round 3: Ch 2, Dc in each st around, join.
Round 4-6: Repeat row 3.




Round 7: Ch 2, Dc in the next 6 stitches. Dc2tog. *Dc in the next 6 sts, Dc2tog* Repeat to the end of row, join.
Round 8: Ch 2, Dc in next 5 st, Dc2tog. *Dc in the next 5 sts, Dc2tog* repeat to end of row, join.
Round 9: Ch 2, Dc in the next 4 st, Dc2tog. *Dc in the next 4 st, Dc2tog* repeat to the end of row, join.
Round 10: Ch 2, Dc in the next 3 st, Dc2tog. *Dc in the next 3 st, Dc2tog* repeat to the end of row, join.
Round 11: Ch 1, Sc in each st around, join.
Round 12: Sl st around, join. Bind off and weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

If you use one of my patterns for your project, I would love to see your work! Post a pic on on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page

Update 1/18/2017 – Here is a photo of a Messy Bun Hat that I made for a Special Steeler Fan!

Steelers Messy Bun Hat
Steelers Messy Bun Hat

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Make it a beautiful day!

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The 10 Best Gifts for Crocheters from Karla’s Making It






Here is a complete list of Christmas gifts for any crocheter on your list.











Christmas time or any time, here are the 10 Best Gifts for Crocheters of all time

karlas-christmas-crochet-wishlist-karlas-making-itHello Crochet Friends!

How are you all this week? I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family.  I hope yours was equally good. Did you gain 5 pounds like I did! I’m going to have to take a crochet break to walk for the next month!! It is so worth is, isn’t it?

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? I have and it feels good to get some of my list out of the way.

What do you want for Christmas this year? Have you sent your list to Santa yet? Is your family asking what YOU want for Christmas this year?

Well, I decided I’m am going to share my wishlist (and then some) with you!

I don’t have 100’s items on my list for Santa, but I’m sure I could have 100+ things on my WISHLIST!!

Here is the first part of Karla’s Gifts for Crocheters Wishlist!!

Stanwood Large Yarn Ball Winder Gifts for Crocheters'

Stanwood Large Yarn Ball Winder, 10-Ounce – there is also a 4 oz ball winder but I like to wind worsted and chunky yarn, so I want the biggie! Yes it is manual BUT this motorized one broke within the first month. Every single person that I know that purchased a motorized one said theirs broke quickly as well. This is a good quality brand, with a solid metal base and study construction.  It is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars with 485 reviews on Amizon!

Blocking Mats Gifts for Crocheters'

Blocking Mats – All crocheters can never have enough blocking mats!! This is a set of 9 blocks that when put together makes a 36 x 36 square. It has 1 inch squares for perfectly aligned projects. This set also includes 100 T-pins so it can be put to use right away. To top it off, it is heat resistant so your crocheter can use with a steamer when blocking. The blocks are also available in green and yellow.

addi Swing Crochet Hooks Gifts for Crocheters'

addi Swing Crochet Hooks – A favorite among crochet hooks, the ergonomic addi® Swing Hooks have just a hint of flexibility, and fit right into the curve of the hand to allow for a more comfortable practice. These best-selling hooks are available individually or in a set of 13 and a set of 5. In case you wondered the most used Crochet sizes are G, H, I, and J.

Yarn Gifts for Crocheters'
Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash SPORTCascade is my hands down favorite yarn. It comes in a lot of wonderful colors, is very soft, and is priced right. It is made of 100% Superwash Merino Wool and comes in 50gr skeins. This yarn is a treat to work with!!

Stitch Happy Knitting Bag Yarn Storage – This is a handy bag to transport your projects to and from classes or groups.  There are 7 Multi- Purpose Double-Stitched Pouches to keep all your yarn, hooks, needles, most-used tools, and even your glasses at your fingertips! NO-RISK MONEY BACK LIFETIME GUARANTEE – guaranteed to be efficient and durable or your money back!

Stitch Markers – Again, any crocheter will tell you that you can NEVER have too many stitch markers.  They are constantly getting lost, or I leave them in a project to start a new one! I order these a couple times a year!

Yarn Cutter Pendant – Yarn can be cut using any of the grooves. Rotary cutting blade is integrated with pendant, making it safe to use and TAKE ON AN AIRPLANE!!

Here’s the latest Crochet obsession! Caron Cakes is a self striping yarn with none of the weaving in!! It makes beautiful projects and is the same Caron quality as their other yarn in cool colors.

Lite Crochet Hooks – Yes we crochet in the dark!! ha ha well, I have before. On a road trip I used these lighted crochet hooks rather that keeping the dome light on. These are handy in bed too when you have to get that last row done 45 times and your partner is trying to sleep. They come in a bunch of sizes but I recommend at least getting H, I, and J hooks.

Just because they are so cool – I am loving these Genuine Ebony Crochet Hooks! They are made of genuine Ebony wood and includes six sizes. This unique and beautiful Ebony Wood is highly prized and sustainably sourced from India. It is one of the most dense and smooth, black and beautiful of the exotic woods. any find that wood is naturally easier on the hands than metal and other synthetic materials. And while Ebony is a very dense wood (see bottom photo) the crochet hook feels very lightweight. I also recommend these beautiful crochet hooks made of Birch or Rosewood. Your crocheter may want to frame them they are so nice looking!!

Well that’s all for today. I hope you enjoyed The 10 Best Gifts for Crocheters and found some inspiration for your favorite crocheter.

I plan to revisit this page a few times, adding more and more gifts. I know my family sure appreciated this list!! In fact, you can just forward this page to your friends and family. Or you can TWEET  it!! That would make me so happy!!  🙂

What are your Best Gifts for Crocheters? i don’t want to miss anything I “need,” HA!

Well, I hope you get all you wish for this holiday!! Until next time, Make it a Beautiful Day!

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Crochet Inspiration and Free Patterns from Karla’s Making It

Hi All!

I’m really excited to be working in my new office. I still know where everything is and the place is shaping up. How did I get so much stuff?!?!




What have ya’ll been working on lately? I have taken a break from the Madeline Rug to start some Christmas Crocheting. I want to finish a blanket for my wee one, as I have never made her one (I know!!).

So far I have been frustrated with it and frogged it several times. I had a vision of lovely panels of Tunisian stitches joined together to make a more knit like fabric and a squishy blanket… but, yeah… It is on time out for a few hours!

Also, I was thinking I would like to make either ornaments or snowflakes to give as gift toppers this year. I don’t usually give crochet items for Christmas. I never know if people actually like the stuff or they have it in a box all year and when I visit they take it out. I don’t want to be that family member, you know? So a gift topper it is.

Silly Simple Elf Hat
Silly Simple Elf Hat


Well I have some inspiration for you today. Just to get in the Christmas spirit, I recommend making and wearing this Silly Simple Elf Hat from Convivial Crafter.

Crochet Christmas Stocking
Crochet Christmas Stocking


Aren’t these stocking fabulous! I think I would add a little lace either around the top or and the bottom of the ribbing. Totally cute. I love the ribbed top and the shell texture! We can thank Crafts Unleashed for this free pattern!

Caterpillar Square Crochet Pattern

Petals to Picots came out with a new square. She calls it the Caterpillar Square Crochet Pattern. I hope she makes a whole blanket.  I would like to see that.  Very clever.

365 Days of Granny Squares with Nadia Fuad

Speaking of squares!! Nadia Fuad is wrapping up her 365 days of Granny Squares! If you can’t find a square there you like then… I don’t know, I guess start knitting. (yeah, I said it – j/k).  But seriously, you should go check out her page.

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anthropologie scarf
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I was inspired by these two scarves. Aren’t they so pretty.  Both I could see in a basic crochet stitches. One has fringe and the other has nice color changes, and they are both very very nice.  I have some yarn to make the blue one. pfft – who am I kidding, I have enough yarn to make both 🙂 But time is what I lack.




How about you? Do you get to make all the crochet projects you want? I wish!

Make it a beautiful day,

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Amigurumi Backpack Roundup – Free Crochet Patterns from Karla’s Making It!

Amigurumi Backpack Roundup

Amigurumi Backpack Roundup
Free Crochet Patterns from Karla’s Making It!




Hey there,

Hope my crochet friends are doing well.

Good news! I have ALL of the house unpacked!

You probably can relate to what a huge accomplishment that is! Am I right?

One of the best things is that I know where every single thing in the house is. Everything! It is organized and in it’s place. Yes, even all of the chip bag clips I bought over the past year because they kept disappearing, are stored and ready to again be lost.

I want to revel in this moment just for a minute because never, ever will this be so again. Once the princesses and princes get home all bets are off! Join me in a moment of silence. Ommmmmm Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Thanks!!

Ok, Quick post for you today.  I had an email this week from a Crochet Friend who is in search of Amigurumi Backpack Patterns. I couldn’t let her down but to be honest, there really isn’t many free ones out there.

Here are some of the best free Amigurumi Backpacks I could find today. Also, scroll down for a super darling backpack and free patterns for animal heads to add!! I can’t wait to see all your work!

Amigurumi Backpack Roundup - Free Crochet Patterns
Owl Backpack – Free Crochet Backpack Pattern

Peppa Pig trapillo - Free Crochet Backpack Pattern
Peppa Pig trapillo – Free Crochet Backpack Pattern

Lady Bug Backpack - Free Crochet Backpack Pattern
Lady Bug Backpack – Free Crochet Backpack Pattern

Smiling Sunflower Bag - Free Crochet Backpack Pattern
Smiling Sunflower Bag – Free Crochet Backpace Pattern

Puppy Nap Sack - Free Crochet Backpack Pattern
Puppy Nap Sack – Free Crochet Backpack Pattern

Busy Bee Backpack - Free Crochet Backpack Pattern
Busy Bee Backpack – Free Crochet Backpack Pattern

Frog Backpack - Free Crochet Backpack Pattern
Frog Backpack – Free Crochet Backpack Pattern

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And finally, here is an awesome plain backpack I found that you could attach any Amigurumi head to!! Yes.. genius, I know… (wink wink) You can make the same head and attach different ears.

Amigurumi Backpack Roundup - Free Crochet Patterns
Free Crochet Backpack Pattern
Crochet Animals - Free Amigurumi Head Pattern
Crochet Animals – Free Amigurumi Head Pattern

Happy Hippo - Free Amigurumi Head Pattern
Happy Hippo – Free Amigurumi Head Pattern




Well, I hope I was able to help, Judy. And hopefully I provided some inspiration for you. If I have inspired you, why not comment below and let me know.  Or, better yet, on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page – post photos!! xoxo

Make it a beautiful day,

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Crochet Inspiration from Karla’s Making It

Crochet Inspiration

Crochet Inspiration from Karla’s Making It

Hello My Crochet Friends!! I have missed you.




Moving is soooooo much work, isn’t it? Well we are moved into our new place and guess what? I have the BEST office/craft room EVER!! I am SO SO excited about this space

I have been working on this blog from my bedroom in a small apartment and now we are finally all in a house! We have room to breath… and crochet! HA HA

I haven’t touched the rug in a whole week! I know some of you are plugging along but I haven’t heard that anyone is up to part 4 yet. I will be working on it this week so I will have more rounds up very soon!

Anyway, even though I have been super busy, I have still been finding some crochet inspirations for us…

Check out these finds!

Modern Victoria Quilt
Modern Victoria Quilt Source

This is a quilt! Can you believe it? I love the different patterns with different frames all different sizes. What do you think? I would love to design an afghan around this. That would be a good way to get rid of some stash!! random squares and rectangles to join together. Very interesting…

Where is your favorite place to find crochet inspiration? While I post crochet inspiration here for you, personally, I check out sources other than crochet for inspiration. I will look at home decor, fashion, and baby trends to create something new and exciting.

Vibrant Vintage Blanket Border
Vibrant Vintage Blanket Border Source




I am in LOVE with this border. Isn’t it darling? I have saved it everywhere so that if I EVER finish my granny square blanket, I can use this border.  It is a free pattern that is available on Ravelry from BabyLove Brand. I would love to see this with other square patterns.  If you use this, post a pic on my Facebook Page.

Crochet Dress featured on Karla's Making It
Crochet Inspiration Dress – Source

Check out this dress! Stunning! So much work went into this I’m sure. I love the texture and the different layers. Definitely a beauty! Those ruffles and quite interesting. I like the different stitches down the dress.

(Dear Lord give me the endurance and stick-to-it-ivness to complete something this beautiful someday… thanks, Karla)

Panel Blanket featured on Karla's Making It
Crochet Inspiration Panel Blanket – Source

I have been wanting to make a panel blanket for some time.  I started a few (blushing) but could never stick with it. It takes soooooo looooong to make that many panels. Do you get bored on larger projects? What do you do to stay motivated?

Ok my friends, I need to get back to crocheting. I’ve got that rug I’m working on and a new blanket for my wee one. She has wanted a blanket for the longest time. Hopefully, I will finish this one for her! lol

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 4 ) – by Karla’s Making It #lilysugar #yarnspirations

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The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 4 ) – by Karla’s Making It

Here are all the round so far
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4 – Below
You can stop at anytime. When someone is working on part 4 let me know and I will work more rounds

Hello Friends!

How is your rug coming along? I would love to see it! Post a pic on my Facebook Page or email me a copy at Karlasmakingit@gmail.com and I will post it for you!

My rug measures about 32 inches across.  Getting big and heavy! I love it.  It is so soft to walk on!

So I’m moving!! I know, it’s so exciting but sooooooo much work!!

Seriously, when you are a yarn hoarder like I am, it is maddening to the whole family to move (hehehe). And I even snuck some over to the new place in my car!!




I know – it’s a sickness. None of my crochet friends are yarn hoarders?! It’s really just me? I need therapy!

But anyway, you probably did’t know this but this website has been constructed and written and crocheted on my bed! Yep, hours and hours and hours spent in my room working my little fingers to the bone (insert violin music here). Feel sorry for me? Well you won’t when I show you my new craft space! I’m so excited! Stay tuned

I know, I know… you are really just here for the rug ( 😉 ) Let’s get to it then!

Instructions for Rows 23 – 25:

Round 23 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 15 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 15 sts* around. In the last 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc last st. (258 Hdc)

23rd Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to 1st hdc, Ch 2, dc in same st. Make 2 Tr in the next st. In next st dc, Ch 2, sl st. *Sl st in next st, Ch 2, dc in same st. Make 2 Tr in the next st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st* around. (86 petals)

Round 24 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 15 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 15 sts* around. Hdc last st. (273 Hdc)

Note the change in the petal.  The Dc is replaced by a Htr (Half Treble Crochet), and we will Ch 3 at the beginning and end of each petal.

24th Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to 1st hdc, Ch 3, htr in same st. Make 2 Tr in the next st. In next st htr, Ch 3, sl st. *Sl st in next st, Ch 3, htr in same st. Make 2 Tr in the next st. In next st, htr, Ch 3, sl st* around. (91 petals)




Round 25 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 15 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 15 sts* around. 2 Hdc last st. (289 Hdc)

25th Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to 1st hdc, Ch 3, htr in same st. Make 2 Tr in the next st. In next st htr, Ch 3, sl st. *Sl st in next st, Ch 3, htr in same st. Make 2 Tr in the next st. In next st, htr, Ch 3, sl st* around. (96 petals)

Ok, that’s what I have for you today! I will be back asap with more rounds! Also, I promise way better pictures next week! Moving and working is tough.  I’m sure you know.

How big do you want to make your rug?

Make it a beautiful day,

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Free Crochet Skull Pattern Roundup from Karla's Making ItHello Hello… How are all my crochet friends today? Getting ready for the next few months of holidays? Well, if you are like me, you are just getting started.

Halloween is sooooo close.  It is really one of my favorite holidays. How about you? Do you love Halloween?

I love it most because I can dress up and be whatever fun thing I want to be for one whole day!!

And, if you have kids and friends who like to visit, you can celebrate for days with all the class parties, weekend parties, harvest festivals…

That doesn’t even include the fun to be had decorating! See, it really is a great fun filled holiday for the whole family, isn’t it?




Regardless of how you spend your Halloween, This Free Crochet Skull Pattern Roundup has all the crochet skulls you could possibly need for some spooky holiday fun!

There is something for every ghoul and boy! Even Prince Charming… Alrighty then, grab your hook, some white or black yarn, and lets get started!

Free Crochet Skull Pattern Roundup from Karla’s Making It

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Day of the Dead Bracelet
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Sugar Skull Applique Free Crochet Pattern
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Lost Souls Skull Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
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Skull Applique Free Crochet Pattern
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Skull Bag Free Crochet Pattern
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Skull bracelet free crochet pattern
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Sugar Skull Mask Free Crochet Pattern

I would love to see what you made this Halloween. Post a picture on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page and even link to a free pattern that you know about!! I would really like that.

You know what else would be awesome? If you shared this Free Crochet Skull Pattern Roundup with your crocheting friends.  On the left there you can share to your favorite social media, you can email this page to a friend, or just copy the link into your Facebook Page Status area and Facebook will grab a pic for you!  Sharing is caring and we both will thank you!

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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