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Crochet Some Hygge – Free Cozy Patterns from Karla’s Making It

Crochet Some HyggeCrochet Some Hygge

Here in California we have been having rain like crazy.




I mean seriously crazy! Inches and inches fall every week. I don’t think we typically get more than an inch or so. We have been in a severe drought situation for years…

Not anymore! I’m told we are not totally in the clear but we are no longer listed as severe – YAY!

Anyway, along with all that rain, it’s been unusually COLD. Typically we will have 70F degree days this time of year. NOPE! Not this winter.




So I decided to take advantage of still experiencing cold weather by setting a warm fire, getting my cup of tea, and work on some Hygge crochet!

What is Hygge?

‘ Hygge ’ (pronounced ‘Hoo-ga’) is a Danish word, which means coziness.

I love cozy! Don’t you?

Imagine snuggling on the sofa with a cozy blanket, wearing your favorite blanket sweater while crocheting, enjoying a hot meal with family, drinking a warm cup of tea -all that is Hygge.

We do already have tons of free afghan, baby blanket, baby bootiesnewborn cocoons, cup cozies, granny square blankets, rugs, shawls and wrap patterns that qualify as Hygge here on Karla’s Making It.

But I wanted to add a few more cozy patterns that I have left on my to do list from winter, so here you go…

Hygge Crochet Patterns on my To Do List

Free Crochet Socks Pattern
Hygge Socks!
Knee-high Socks
Hygge Knee-high Socks
Rocky Road
Hygge Rocky Road socks
Hygge Blanket Sweater
Hygge Blanket Sweater
Sweater
Hygge Sweater
Hygge poncho
Hygge poncho
Cabin In The Woods Afghan
Hygge Afghan
Hygge Hibernate Blanket
Hygge Hibernate Blanket

I have some original cozy patterns too you may be interested it…

Free Crochet Super Scarf Pattern from Karla’s Making It

or

Alice in Wonderland Inspired FREE Crochet Leg Warmers Pattern

So what do you think? Are you going to light a candle, get some tea and work on something Snuggly?

As always, I sure appreciate your visit!

If you would like to connect with me, I’m most talkative on Facebook and I have thousands of free crochet patterns on Pinterest, why not head over to one or both and follow me?

Make it a Beautiful Day,

 

 

 

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New Annies Signature Designs for Spring 2017, 25% off Dahlia Rug Pattern, and Other Fiber Arts

Annies Spring Breeze Collection Starry Night

 

New Annies Signature Designs for Spring 2017, 25% off Dahlia Rug Pattern, Other Fiber Arts

and Bonus FREE PATTERNS!

Annies Spring Breeze Collection Cover

New in Annies Signature Designs

I stumbled across these two picture book-style ezine Lookbooks from Annies Signature Designs for their upcoming Annies Spring Breeze Collection for 2017 and I think you might want to go check it out.




It is totally beach inspired and fresh, yet timeless, elegant, and practical.  Right up my alley – and I know some of you like this beach inspired crochet theme as much as I do.

Annies Spring Breeze Collection features tanks, tees, pullovers and cardigans all geared to an audience of crocheters in their 30’s, 40’s, and 50+. That’s us! 

Here are my favs:

Annies Spring Breeze Collection Starry Night Annies Signature Designs
Annies Spring Breeze Collection – Starry Night

Can’t you just see the Sand Dollars on her top? and…

Annies Spring Breeze Collection Wisteria Top Annies Signature Designs
Annies Spring Breeze Collection – Wisteria Top
With the California sun warming my heart I am excited to present the Spring Breeze Collection. Every element of this collection reflects my never-ending love for yarn and the needle arts. I’m fascinated with the details of the seashore, the shells, the rhythm of the tides, and the infinite pastel spectrum of the morning sky. The theme and color palette I chose for this collection captures some of these delicate tones. Please join me in a walk along the shore. Our footprints in the sand may wash away, but my passion woven into this collection will stay on-trend for years to come…
— Lena Skvagerson, Lead Designer, Annie’s Signature Designs

 

They snuck in some darling afghans on the back cover with no pattern in sight yet, hoping they come soon!

I really appreciate their use of natural fibers in this collection and the color palette is amazing. I think you will like it too.

New Yarn

While I was there, I saw their new yarn arrivals.  If you like yarn as much as I do, check out this new one. It’s recycled, so comfortable and look at those colors! YUM!

New Yarn arrivals from Annies
New Yarn arrivals from Annies

25% off Dahlia Rug Pattern

Now through Monday get 25% off the Dahlia Crochet Rug Pattern at Etsy with Coupon Code ILOVEKMI


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Do you use yarn for anything other than crochet? I have been eyeing some macrame and fiber wall art projects and I think I’m gonna make one! I would love to see yours if you have made some.

Here’s what I’m thinking about…

Diy Fiber wall Art
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DIY tutorial
DIY tutorial
DIY Ombre Macrame Hanging
DIY Ombre Macrame Hanging

Lets talk about this on the KMI Facebook Page!

Bonus Free Patterns:




The whole beachy theme reminded me I need – yes need – one of these new beach cover ups I found. Which one of these free patterns do you like best?

Beach Cover Up
Beach Cover Up Free Pattern

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Well, thanks for taking the time to spend a few minutes of your precious time with me! I hope I have inspired you to do something yarn related this weekend.

Until next week…

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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Free Crochet Heart Cup Cozy Pattern from Karla’s Making It

Make a Heart Cup Cozy with this latest free pattern from Karla’s Making It

free crochet pattern heart cup cozy

Free Crochet Heart Cup Cozy Pattern from Karla’s Making It

Hello Crochet Friends!

How’s February going for you? Filled with lots of LOVE I hope, with more to come.

How to you celebrate Valentines? Do you smother yourself with lots of love? I hope so. If we don’t treat ourselves well, who will – right?

One thing I like to do for myself is to have tea in the afternoons. Especially if it’s chilly and rainy like it has been lately. Do you like tea?

Thing is, since I don’t drink tea all the time, I forget about it and end up leaving it all over the house!

Once I didn’t find my cup until the next day… on the shelf… over the washer. mmm hmmmm

Anyway, most of the time I just misplace it for a little while. Just enough time for it to get cold… Please tell me I’m not the only one!

The handy dandy microwave warm it back up for me but it’s just not the same, ya know?

So to keep my tea warmer for a little longer and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I decided to whip up this Heart Cup Cozy all for me! (I posted the pattern below if you want to make one too!)

free crochet pattern for a Heart Cup Cozy!

It goes with a cute bee one that I made a while back.

bee cozy 1 logo

Do you like my Heart Cup Cozy?

The Bee Cozy is from this booklet Leisure Arts, Inc. called, appropriately enough, Crochet Cup Cozies.

It is a darling book if you like quick cute projects. I think cup cozies are darling gifts, especially for my girlfriends and the kids teachers!

Cup Cozies from Leisure Arts, Inc.

Free Crochet Pattern cup cozy and book review from Karla's Making It www.karlasmakingit.com

Free Crochet Pattern cup cozy and book review from Karla's Making It www.karlasmakingit.com

It’s a good time to pick up this book, or even another one because Leisure Arts, Inc. has a coupon out.

Right now you can save 15% off everything in your shopping cart.Use promo code ART15. I always like looking through their 60% off Clearance Sale area too for some great deals.

I have these two cup cozies on my to do list. Cute huh?

fox cup cozy

Free Crochet Pattern cup cozy and book review from Karla's Making It www.karlasmakingit.com

Well, like I said, I wrote up a pattern for the heart cup cozy I made for myself and here it is so you can make one too!

Do you know how to use a graph? If you do, scroll down and you can just use the graph and have that baby whipped up in no time. I also put some notes for more advanced crocheters.

(Note that the tips are NOT approved by the National Crochet Foundation {is there such a thing?} and I’m sure somebody would have a cow if I published the pattern my way but a girl needs shortcuts, right??

free crochet pattern for a Heart Cup Cozy!

I used blue and red worsted weight cotton yarn from my stash and an H hook. You will also need a needle to weave in the ends.

The cup cozy is made by starting with a Foundation Single Crochet (FSC). If you don’t know how to do a FSC, you will NOT regret learning that little trick – what a time saver.  You can find lots of tutorials on YouTube.

Karla’s Heart Cup Cozy Free Crochet Pattern

Make a Foundation Single Crochet of 29 stitches. Join to the first stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in the next 28 sts. Sl st to ch 1

Round 2: Repeat round 1

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in next 13 sts, changing color to red on the last part of the stitch. sc in next st with red, changing color back to blue on the last part of the st. Sc to end and sl st to Ch 1.

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in next 12 sts, changing color to red on the last part of the stitch. Sc in next 3 sts with red, changing color back to blue on the last part of the 3rd st. Sc to end and sl st to Ch 1.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in next 11 sts, changing color to red on the last part of the stitch. Sc in next 5 sts with red, changing color back to blue on the last part of the 5th st. Sc to end and sl st to Ch 1.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in next 10 sts, changing color to red on the last part of the stitch. Sc in next 7 sts with red, changing color back to blue on the last part of the 7th st. Sc to end and sl st to Ch 1.

Round 7: Ch 1, sc in next 9 sts, changing color to red on the last part of the stitch. Sc in next 9 sts with red, changing color back to blue on the last part of the 9th st. Sc to end and sl st to Ch 1.

Round 8-9: Repeat round 7

Round 10: Ch 1, sc in next 10 sts, changing color to red on the last part of the stitch. Sc in next 2 sts with red, changing color back to blue on the last part of the 2nd st. Sc in next 3 sts with blue, changing color back to red on the last part of the 3rd st. Sc in next 2 sts with red, changing color back to blue on the last part of the 2nd st. Sc to end and sl st to Ch 1.

Round 11-13: Ch 1, sc in the next 28 sts. Sl st to ch 1

Border: Ch 1 and sl st into same st. *Sk 1 stitch and make 5 sc in next st. Sk next st and sl st into next stitch. Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch and fasten off. Attach yarn to bottom and make the same border. Fasten off, weave in ends, and post a picture on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page!!

heart cup cozy graph

Notes (optional):

  • After making the FSC, I made the border on the bottom of the cozy and then joined the ends. That way I didn’t have to go back and attach the yarn to do the border.
  • Even though I ch 1 on every round, I also make the first sc in the same st. I don’t like the gap that is created with just a ch 1. At the end of the round, I join with a sl st first sc and not the Ch 1.

So how does it look? I bet you did amazing. Hopefully this helped give you a have a relaxing afternoon and a little gift for you!

On Valentine’s and every day, I appreciate you! Thanks for visiting with me today.

Make it a Beautiful (and Loving) Day,

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Free Pattern for a Super Cute Crochet Cat Hat from Karla’s Making It! #CatHat #PussyHat

Crochet Cat Hat Pattern

Free Pattern for a Super Cute Crochet Cat Hat from Karla’s Making It! #CatHat #PussyHat

Hundreds of women are expected to march in Washington D.C. on January 21, 2017 to attend the “Women’s March on Washington.”  And, because a knitting or crochet cat hat pattern that has gone viral, thousands of them will be wearing bright pink and cat-eared “pussy power hats” to drive home their point. 

Crochet Cat Hat Pattern




I don’t have any plans to fly to D.C. and march. But I couldn’t resist whipping up this darling hat.

This is a easy pattern offering some quick instant gratification and a fun distraction from all the other WIPs you have around (or is that only me?). I had this cream colored yarn from my stash but you may want to dig out some pink if you are a supporter! Regardless is you support the Pussy Hat Project or not, its a super darling and fun hat anyway!

SUPPLIES:

INSTRUCTIONS:

coming soon – YOU CAN GET AN INEXPENSIVE, AD-FREE PRINTABLE PDF COPY FROM ETSY OR RAVELRY.

Row 1: Work a row of foundation single crochet that is about 11″ I started with 21 sts.




Row 2: Ch 2, turn. I worked my sts in the back loops only for a ribbed look. Working in back loops, hdc in next st and in each stitch across.

Crochet Cat Hat Pattern

Repeat until the piece is long enough to wrap around your head.  I made 31 rows.

Fold the piece in half and use a SC join to close off the top and side of the hat. Fasten off and join yarn to the open side.  SC evenly around. It took me 35 SCs. Sl st to join.

Turn hat inside out to hide the seams and lay flat. Use needle to stitch through the top corners to make ears. Tighten the thread to form ears. I tied knots to secure.

Weave in your ends! Then take a picture and post it on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page!! Pretty please 🙂

xoxo

Karla

 

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The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 5 ) – by Karla’s Making It #lilysugar #yarnspirations

The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug free pattern from Karla's Making It www.karlasmakingit.com

The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 5 ) – by Karla’s Making It #lilysugar #yarnspirations

Here are all the round so far
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5 – below
You can stop at anytime.

****There is an update from 1/17/2017 below

****There is another update from 02/02/2017 below

Hi there crochet friends!

I hope all of you had peaceful and family-filled holiday.  Whew, always love these holidays but man, sometimes they go on for weeks!

That’s OK because we have a lot to celebrate in life.

Did you travel this year? We stayed home this time and were thankful that our family would visit with us. Even though I stayed home, I didn’t have much time to crochet! How about you? I always hear that people get to crochet more on their vacations, but I sure didn’t.

And isn’t it always that when you get back from vacation, things have piled up so much that the first few days back are hectic and filled with to do’s.

That isn’t going to happen to me (yet). I have decided not to return to work until I get ahead of you all on the Crochet Rug. So my pile whittling will take place at the end of the week so I can get going with the rug.

Bear with me as I release this line by line.  If anyone is waiting and has time to crochet, I want to get the most out I can today.

Instructions for Rows 26 – 28:

Round 26 (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. (309 Hdc)

26th 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. (102 petals)




Round 27 (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. (309 Hdc)



27th 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. (102 petals)

I am wanting my Rug to lay flatter so I will keep making these same rounds (2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 15 sts and the Petals) until further notice.

Update 1/17/2017

I am working on the rug today 🙂 For round 28 I am making a round of HDC with no increase. I will then make the 28th round of petals. At that time I should see if the lack of increase worked to make the rug lie flat. Note: On the final pattern, I will know to stop increasing earlier to prevent any rippling. I just don’t have the heart to rip out five rows back to make this rug perfect. My second rug will be much cleaner.

If you are still hanging in there with me, YAY! I’m so happy.

Update 2/2/2017

I have worked the last row as above and I am done with the pattern now. It fits perfectly next to my tub, so I plan on leaving the pattern at 27 rows. I am going to test the pattern, and make changes at about the half way mark. I will write up a clean copy, on one page and with no ads and it will be available in my Etsy store for a small fee soon.

This version of the pattern will remain here. Thank you to those who have made the rug along with me. I appreciate all you kind words and comments.

Some of you have been kind enough to share pictures your rugs (or other projects) on the Facebook Page. Thank you tons. I love seeing your work! I definitely wouldn’t work this hard making a pretty website and sharing projects if I didn’t get to share them with you! So Thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate you. xo

Make it a Beautiful Day,

 

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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

Thanks for visiting and…

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.

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

Crochet Rug - Rounds 1 - 4

The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Free Pattern from Karla's Making It. Www.karlasmakingit.com

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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Alice in Wonderland Inspired FREE Crochet Leg Warmers Pattern

Crochet Leg Warmer
Crochet Leg Warmer

Introducing the Alice in Wonderland Inspired Free Crochet Leg Warmer Pattern – from Karla’s Making It

I don’t know what it is about Alice in Wonderland that made it one of my favorite childhood movies, but it was one of my favorites!




My friends all loved the princesses and wanted to be Cinderella. They pretended to dance around in their fake ball gowns and their mother’s high heels, waiting for some lame prince to rescue them.

But not me. I’m not content to sit in some glittery pumpkin! A ball sounded boring and those shoes – seriously? Nope – not me at all.

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Crochet Leg Warmer Free Pattern

I have always been more the adventurous, curious, baby blue dress wearing (with shorts under, of course), Mary Jane shoe type anyway. 

And Mary Janes are the perfect compliment to my Alice in Wonderland Inspired Crochet Leg Warmers!

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Crochet Leg Warmer Free Pattern

This is a super easy pattern using the HDC stitch and three rows of each color! Great for a beginner!

You can customize them by adding or taking away chains in the beginning.  

I recommend trying on your leg warmer at the largest part of your calf after a few rows to make sure they fit how you want them to.  

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Crochet Leg Warmer Free Pattern

I always love seeing your work so I would love it if you posted a picture on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page!!

Enjoy!

Materials:

  • 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in Black
  • 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft in White
  • H/5.00 mm Crochet hook
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Notes:

Pattern is made up of 3 rows of HDC in each color



Pattern:

With Black Chain 40 slip stitch to form ring

Row 1-3: Ch 2, HDC in next st and in each st around. Sl st to first stitch. On Row 3, change to white in last stitch.

Row 4-6: Ch 2. HDC in next st and in each st around. Sl st to first stitch. On Row 6, change to black in last stitch.

Repeat color pattern until you have 45 rows or you reach the desired length.

 

Crochet Leg Warmer
Crochet Leg Warmer

I can’t wait to see your leg warmers!! Did you make Cheshire Cat ones? I am right now.  Stay tuned for a peek!!

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The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 2) – by Karla’s Making It #lilysugar @yarnspirations

Crochet Rug - Rounds 1 - 4
The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug

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

Hello Crochet Friends!!

Have you started on your Crochet Rug yet? I’m trying to stay ahead of you all but some of you are so fast!! Whew!

If you haven’t started, head over to the first 6 rounds of the pattern. You will also find the materials needed as well as some notes to keep in mind.

The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 2) – by Karla’s Making It

Notes:

There are new stitches in this round.

Half Treble Crochet: Yo twice, insert hook in st, yo and draw yarn through 1 loop, (4 loops on hook), yo and draw yarn through 2 loops, (3 loops on hook), yo and draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook.

Treble Crochet: Yo twice, insert hook in st, yo and draw yarn through 1 loop, (4 loops on hook), yo and draw yarn through 2 loops, (3 loops on hook), yo and draw yarn through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), yo, and draw through 2 loops

So let’s get right to Part 2 and I will gossip with you at the end of the post 😉

Ok, we ended our last part with Round 6 and a 6th round of petals. Here we go with Round 7 – 12

Instructions

Round 7 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 6 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 6 sts* around. (56 Hdc)

Now we make 1 petal over 3 stitches

7th Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to 1st hdc, Ch 2, dc in same st. Make 2 Htr 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 Htr in the next st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st* around. (19 petals)

Round 8 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 6 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 6 sts* around. 2 Hdc in last st. (66 Hdc)

8th Round of Petals (FLO): Repeat 7th Round of Petals  (22 petals)




Round 9 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 6 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 6 sts* around. in last 3 sts, 2 Hdc in 1st st, hdc in last 2 sts. (75 Hdc)

9th Round of Petals (FLO): Repeat 7th Round of Petals  (25 petals)

Round 10  (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 7 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 7 sts* around. in last 4 sts, 2 Hdc in 1st st, hdc in last 3 sts. (86 Hdc)

Now the Petals have Tr in center

10th 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. Note: I just made a sl st in last st but you can adjust HDCs to be divisible by 3 and work out even petals.  I didn’t figure that out until a few rows down. (28 petals)

Round 11  (BLO): Repeat Round 10. (93 Hdc)

11th 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. Note: I just made a sl st in last 2 sts (31 petals)

Round 12  (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 8 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 8 sts* around. Hdc in last 6 sts. (106 Hdc)

12th 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. Note: I just made a sl st in last  st (35 petals)




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Check back for further rounds. At this time I’m on round 21 and it’s 2 feet across. I don’t know how big I’m going but keep me posted on your progress too either down in the comments or on the Facebook Page!!

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The Super Scarf – Your Biggest Accessory this Season! #SuperScarf

Get free Super Scarf Patterns at Karla's Making it!!

The Super Scarf – Your Biggest Accessory this Season!


Hello my Crochet Friends,

Have you seen all the posts and pins about the Super Scarf?

We are still having wonderful warm weather here in Southern California. I haven’t seen anyone wearing the huge scarf, but give it time. Although it may never get cold enough to actually wear the hugest scarf on the planet, it won’t stop some of us participating in a trend. Especially if it keep us warm, AND looks good! 🙂

It’s crazy how viral some of these patterns go.  I’ve seen mermaid tails for months.  A ton of people jumped on the braided cowl pattern, and a few of us made the Jelly Fish (even though we didn’t have a kid to make it for).

Free Super Scarf patterns
Free Super Scarf pattern

EDIT: The blue scarf below is actually knitted. I know – I had a tear too… but I added another beautiful one at the bottom for you since I love you so much. Sorry about that.

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

Well it’s called a Super Scarf is the latest trend in crochet, and for good reason. It’s warm, cozy, and pretty much feels like getting a warm fuzzy hug all day long!

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

Free Super Scarf patterns
Free Super Scarf pattern

What qualifies as a Super Scarf? Well, technically it is anything that is larger than a traditional scarf. But I would describe it as scarf, meets shawl, meets blanket all in one!

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

Really! Look at these things! They are huge! What a bold fashion statement! You cannot get cold with this thing around you!! 

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

Its a great way to get some family off the Christmas List and to get rid of some of my stash 🙂

The other thing great about the Super Scarf is you can wear it so many ways!! There’s a video from Yarnspirations called 9 Ways to Tie your Scarf! Check it out and change up how you wear your super scarf!

EDIT: Here’s the bonus Free Scarf Pattern!! Again, Sorry about that. I’m gonna leave it for any knitters – and because I’m trying to learn 🙂

Free Super Scarf Pattern
Free Pattern

Is this something you are making for gifts? I think I might! What are some other gifts you like to make?

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Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Patterns (a surprise for the boys!!) Recommendations on Color Combination, and New Yarn you need to see from Karla’s Making It

 

Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Patterns

Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Patterns

(a surprise for the boys!!) and

Color Palette Recommendations

from Karla’s Making It

I had so much fun looking for all these Free Crochet Patterns! There was a little disappointment too. I didn’t realize how many frustrating websites there are out there. Websites that have THE BEST Crochet photos I have ever seen, but there is only an ad! No pattern! I couldn’t resist showing you some of them for inspiration and color ideas! I believe with the free patterns below that you could absolutely replicate these darling mermaid tails.




Mermaid Tail Inspiration

Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Source unknown – If you get your hands on variegated yarn like that you better let me know (please :)).  The colors are fabulous! This definitely isn’t RH Boutique.
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
source – this looks like granny stripe stitches don’t they.  Be brave and try it out!

Aren’t these Mermaid Tail Patterns the most darling things you have ever seen? I looooove all the baby ones but did you know there are patterns for Big Girls too!! Seriously! I know a bunch of teens (and maybe some moms?) that are going to be happy with meeee!

Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Source unknown – This is RH Boutique for sure.

This Infant Mermaid Tail Cocoon is adapted from using the first pattern below and Red Heart Boutique in Candy. She adapted the pattern by eliminating some rounds and she crocheted in the round for the whole cocoon rather than making a split for a “blanket.”

Well here are enough free patterns to keep you busy for a while.  I love all the creative ways these designers used different stitches to simulate scales.  Even if you are a Crochet Newbie, there are patterns below with easy double crochet stitches and even some great video tutorials!

Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Patterns.

Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern


Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern


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Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Pattern


Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern
Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Mermaid Tail Crochet Pattern

And for the Boys… A Shark Blanket!

We couldn’t leave out the boys!! They will be sure to love this shark sleep sack! If you make one, make one for me too!! I need this in my life 🙂 j/k but seriously, if you do make it, tag me on Facebook and let me know I inspired you!!

Free Mermaid Tail Patterns from Karla's Making It
Free Shark Blanket Crochet Pattern

Have you seen the new Yarn from Caron?!?!

Caron Cakes
Caron Cakes from Caron Brand Yarn

OMG! My crochet friends are raving about these new Caron Cakes. Most of the pins and posts I have seen lately are all about this yarn. You won’t find much information on these from the Yarnspiration’s website.  All of my purchases and information has come from Michael’s.  Maybe hey are exclusive sellers? Michael’s retails these for $7.99. (See below for a deal!)

Who knows… But anyways, it is a variegated worsted weight yarn. The colors are vibrant and bright and have 5 different colors per cake and 18 color combinations to choose from.

Caron Cakes
Caron Cakes from Caron Brand Yarn

Here’s the details from the Michael’s Page:

Weight: Medium Worsted (4)
Contents: 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
Skein Weight: 7.1 oz./ 200g
Yardage: 383 yd. / 350 m
Knitting Gauge:
18 sts – 24 rows = 4″ (10 cm)
Crochet Gauge:
13 sc – 14 rows = 4″ (10 cm)
Suggested Knitting Needle:
5 mm, US – 8
Suggested Crochet Hook:
5 mm, US – H/8

If you are interested in getting this yarn, Michael’s is the only carrier that I know of at this time. It’s a good time to get some with their sale going on

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Color Palette Recommendations

Do you ever have trouble picking colors combinations that work well together for your Crochet Projects? I do, so I collect color palettes to look at when I’m having trouble deciding how to combine colors! Here are some color palettes that I saved this week. They would be great colors for your mermaid tails!!

Crochet Color Palette Recomendations
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Crochet Color Palette Recomendations
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Crochet Color Palette Recomendations
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Crochet Color Combination Palette
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Well that’s all I have for you today my crocheting friends. If you make anything you found on my blog, I would love it if you would tag me on Facebook. Until next time…

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