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I Saw These and Thought of You – New Crochet Patterns and Inspiration from Karla’s Making It

Tunisian Ripple Scarf Pattern

Hi Friends,

How are you all??? Summer is officially over, well, the weather isn’t acting like it… But the kiddos are back in school and I’m back here for YOU with New Crochet Ideas, Inspiration and of course New and Free Crochet Patterns.

I thought I would start with some crochet inspiration I have run across and the multitude of ideas that I get from Pinterest.

Do you Pinterest? If you do, you have to follow me – I have over 12000 pins (I know!!! But, in my defense,  I started pinning back when they were new, so… yeah)

If you DON’T Pinterest – are you crazy? It’s my life. Ok, not my life – my Prince and my pesky darling kids are my life but crochet comes in a close fourth or fifth… 😉

Anyway, I love seeing something else in a pattern.  Do you do that? For example, I see this jacket (free chart below) and I want to make a tablecloth with those large pineapple flower squares so bad! I wish I could crochet faster – ugh! I would make two!

Crochet Vest Pattern that would make a great tablecloth!
Crochet Vest Pattern that would make a great tablecloth!

This Cape pattern inspires me to design a Christmas Tree Skirt. Wouldn’t that be pretty? I see white lofty yarn – or maybe light blue with metallic?

Shawl or a Christmas Tree Skirt?
Shawl Pattern or a Christmas Tree Skirt?

And speaking of Christmas – how about some snowflakes.  Those are always fun when you have a little bit of cotton around… Great when your board or need some I-finally-completed-a-pattern Project.  You know the ones….

Plus they make good gift toppers and tags. I fantasize about an entire tree of them! Someday…

Snowflake Gift Topper
Snowflake Gift Topper Pattern
Enchanted Forest Snowflake
Enchanted Forest Snowflake Pattern
King's Crown Snowflake Pattern
King’s Crown Snowflake Pattern

 

Are you inspired to start making Christmas gifts? I have started a few things but they haven’t worked out.  You know how it goes.  Sometimes, a pattern is just too boring or I’m just not feeling it.  Am I the only one? Anyone else do that?

Historically, I don’t usually give Crochet gifts for Christmas.  The only reason I ever came up with is that I didn’t think anyone would want that stuff.

I don’t know – perhaps I will change my mind someday.  How about you? Do you like to give crochet gifts? What kinds of crochet patterns do you deem worthy of gift giving?

I was considering some spa gifts with my new spa washcloth and scrubby patterns. I haven’t written this one up yet – isn’t it cute?

Lacy Spa Tunisian Washcloth
Lacy Spa Tunisian Washcloth (pattern coming soon)

The Scrubby has been the most popular so far. Maybe I will put some in a basket with bath salts, a candle, hmmm what else???

Farmhouse Magnolia Crochet Scrubby
Farmhouse Magnolia Crochet Scrubby Pattern

I was also admiring this scarf. Doesn’t it look luscious? I NEED that yarn in my life!  Do you think it looks manly enough for, well, a man? That would make a good gift for my east coast family.  We don’t have much use for scarves here.

Tunisian Ripple Scarf Pattern
Tunisian Ripple Scarf Pattern

Beyond Christmas, my kiddos are college age so we still have wedding and babies in our future and that is always inspiring.

I have come across this dress (pattern no longer available)

Dress Pattern - this stitch would make a beautiful wrap
Dress Pattern – this stitch would make a beautiful wrap

and it inspires a lovely wrap, maybe in white for a wedding?

I love these capes / wraps too:

wedding cape (Etsy sold out)
wedding cape (Etsy sold out)
Gardenia Shawl
Gardenia Shawl Pattern
Bridal Shawl
Bridal Shawl Pattern

Well that’s it for this edition of “Saw These and Thought of You.” I’m thinking about making this a regular thing… Let me know what you think! What has been inspiring you lately? I would love to talk crochet with you. Let me know in the comments.

I hope you all enjoy what is left of the summer! Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend – (OH YEAH! 10% off all patterns at Etsy this weekend only – it’s supposed to be an automatic thing, no code necessary). xoxo

Make it a Beautiful Day,

 

 

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Gingham Crochet Corner to Corner Blanket in LionBrand Wool-Ease Yarn – Free Pattern

Gingham C2C graph for Afghan

Gingham Crochet Corner to Corner

Blanket in LionBrand Wool-Ease

Yarn – Free Pattern

LionBrand Wool-Ease is a worsted weight acrylic / wool blend, perfect for anything from blankets to socks!

My favorite thing about Wool-Ease yarn by LionBrand is all the colors available!

It is so soft, easy to work with, and feels even better after it is washed a few times.Gingham C2C graph for Afghan

 

I chose this wonderful yarn for my latest design – This image was a hit on Instagram and appreciated by LionBrand fans, initiating a request for a pattern. Of course I wanted to share it!!

I know!! Isn’t it super cute??

While it looks challenging, it is simply a Corner to Corner (C2C) pattern made with Half-Double Crochet Stitch (HDC) using a Gingham graph for color placement (available for purchase here)

You will need:

  • Crochet Hook J/10 or 6 mm hook
  • Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight – I used LionBrand Wool-Ease Yarn in Dark Rose Heather, Rose Heather and Blush Heather
  • Gingham Chart
Gingham Graph for Corner to Corner (c2c)
Gingham Graph for Corner to Corner (c2c)

Finished Size Each little square measures about 3×3. You can use this chart available on the LionBrand website to figure out how much yarn you need in order to make the size blanket you want. According to their chart, you will need approximately 1300 yards to make a 20”x30” baby blanket. http://www.lionbrand.com/faq

Instructions

Ch 5.

1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as ch-2 and hdc). 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch. Turn. 1 block.

2nd row: Ch 5. 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch – beg block made. Miss next 3 hdc. (Sl st. Ch 2. 3 hdc) in next ch-2 sp – block made. Turn. 2 blocks.

3rd row: Beg block. (Block) twice. Turn. 3 blocks.

4th row: Beg block. (Block) 3 times. Turn. 4 blocks.

5th row: Beg block. (Block) 4 times. Turn. 5 blocks.

Cont increasing 1 block each row until left side from beg measures desired length

Beg decreasing: Next row: Sl st in each of next 3 hdc. Block in each ch-2 sp to last ch-2 sp. Sl st in last ch-2 sp. Turn. Rep last row until you have 1 block in the row.

Fasten off.

Wasn’t that easy? I would LOVE to see your work! Tag me in a photo on Facebook or @ me on Instagram so I can see your work!!

 

10 page photo tutorial and two graph patterns!
Now Available!! A 10 page photo tutorial and two graph patterns!

If you need a printable pattern, photo tutorial, as well as both gingham and striped block printable graphs, they are available for a small charge from my the Karla’s Making It Shop or Karla’s Making it Etsy Store.

Make it a Beautiful Day,

 

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Awesome Applique Roundup – Free Crochet Patterns on Karla’s Making It

If you are looking for Free Crochet Patterns, you came to the right place. My goal is to be the place you check FIRST for crochet inspiration and ideas. Let me know how I can make that happen. I welcome your ideas!!

Awesome Applique Roundup – Free Crochet Patterns on Karla’s Making It

Hello Friends,

How are you this fine week? I’m doing particularly well since the weather has been warming up.

We have been unusually cooped up here this winter with all the extra cold and rain.




While that has led to a lot of Crochet time, I am ready to work in the garden and hang out at the beach during the day!

How about you? Ready for summer??

Awesome Applique Roundup – Free Crochet Patterns on Karla’s Making It!

This has absolutely nothing to do with today’s Free Crochet Pattern Roundup, lol.

Or maybe it does… my short attention span is looking for short easy to finish projects – appliques are always good for this.

What to do with Crochet Appliques

There are so many things we can do with those little cuties. I have been brainstorming about doing a baby ABC book or even an afghan.

They are great for adding to the border of an easy blanket or purse. In fact, there are so many uses!

  • Magnets
  • Bookmarks
  • Sew together for wrap, scarf, tablecloth
  • Add to clothing/socks
  • Jewelry
  • Headband
  • Pacifier clip
  • Coasters
  • Garland
  • Ornaments
  • Pillows
  • Corsage, Bouquet, Boutonniere
  • so much more!!

What have you used Crochet Appliques on?

Free Crochet Patterns

Free Crochet Pattern Owl Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Deer Head Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Monkey Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Paw Print Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Butterfly Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Fish Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Bunny Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Bunny Applique 2
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Free Crochet Pattern Carrot Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Shell Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Crab Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Octopus Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Starfish Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Turtle Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Flamingo Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Squid Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Elephant Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Frog Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Dragonfly Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Ladybug Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Sheep Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Pineapple Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Strawberry Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Apple Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Cherries Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Banana Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Pear Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Tree Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Bird Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Birthday Candle Applique
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Free Crochet Pattern Ice Cream Applique
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What are you going to make with these Free Crochet Patterns? I would love to see. 

Have you ever visited the Karla’s Making It Pinterest Board? If not, you are missing out! Seriously 1,000’s of Free Crochet Patterns!!! You’re welcome 😉

Visit the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page and see what I’m working on today.  While you are there post a photo of your WIP (work in progress), and click that like button.

That will keep you up to date with all the new free patterns!

Thanks so much for visiting.  It wouldn’t be any fun around here without you.

Make it a Beautiful day,

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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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Creative Cowls – Free Crochet and Knit Patterns from Karla’s Making It



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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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29 Free Crochet Books from Kindle and Amazon!

29 Free Crochet Books from Kindle and Amazon!




Have you ever gotten an email from Amazon telling you all the crochet books you can buy for $0.00? Neither have I until yesterday!!

I was so happy when I opened it because I really needed a blog post but I need to work on the flower rug… Now, I can share this with you really quick and work on the rug for a while 🙂 yayy!

If you are looking for more free crochet patterns, don’t forget to visit the Free Crochet Pattern Index. Bookmark it to read later and share with a friend!!

See those Social Buttons on the right over there ———> click that to share on Pinterst, Facebook, or wherever you want!! I’m trying to get a yarn sponsor and every click helps!! Thanks 🙂

Free Crochet Books

Crochet Books
Lion Brand’s New Fall Collection: 15 Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Afghan Patterns, and More
Crochet Book
16 Crochet Shawl Patterns: DIY Clothing You’ll Love
Crochet Book
Crochet Patterns for Every Season: 17 DIY Accessories + Crochet Clothing Patterns by [Prime Publishing]
Crochet Book
Knit and Crochet Ideas from Red Heart
crochet book
Man Crafts: 10 Free Patterns to Crochet for Men
crochet book
Easy Hat, Scarf and Neck Warmer Crochet Patterns
crochet book
13 Free and Easy Baby Crochet Patterns
crochet book
How to Crochet: 16 Quick and Easy Granny Square Patterns
crochet book
Granny Square Crochet for Beginners
crochet book
Pink Little Lady Amigurumi Crochet Pattern
crochet book
How To Crochet – A Guide For Newbies
crochet book
12 Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns by [Publishing, Prime]
crochet book
The Lady’s Album of Fancy Work for 1850
crochet book CROCHET: A Beginners Guide To Crochet by [Ross, Nancy]
CROCHET: A Beginners Guide To Crochet by [Ross, Nancy]
crochet book
Golden Stars in Tatting and Crochet

crochet book
The New Guide to Knitting & Crochet by [Cooper, Marie Jane]
crochet book
Plymouth Encore Worsted Yarn Knitting Pattern F236S Fingerless Gloves (I Want To Knit) by [Royal Yarns]
crochet book
Crocheting Is Fun And Easy: Grab Your Hook and Join the Fun! (Crocheting And Knitting, Crocheting Basics) by [Johnson, Natalie]
crochet book
The Ladies’ Work-Book Containing Instructions In Knitting, Crochet, Point-Lace, etc. by [Unknown]
crochet book
One Day Crochet: Afghans: Easy To Follow Amazing Afghans Projects (Crochet is Easy Book 2) by [Austin, Kristina]
crochet book
12 Halloween Crafts to Crochet: DIY Home Decor, Halloween Costume Ideas, and More by [Prime Publishing]

crochet book
Advanced Crochet Stitches: Cable Stitch, Sidesaddle Cluster, Loop, Spike Stitch, Slip Stitch

crochet book
My First Scarf: A Visual, Step-by-Step Guide to Crocheting a Beautiful Scarf by [Asselin, Barb]
crochet book
Winter Crochet: 10 Crochet Patterns To Look Fabulous This Winter by [Powell, Arya ]

crochet book
Crochet: Advanced Crochet Stitch Guide + 50 Different Crochet Projects For Beginners

Crochet book - Crochet Mittens: 10 Top Crochet Mitten Patterns by [Carpender, Dana ]
Crochet Mittens: 10 Top Crochet Mitten Patterns by [Carpender, Dana ]
Crochet Book - Crochet for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Crochet Patterns, Charts, and Graphs: (Learn to Understand Crochet Stitches, Symbols and Keys) by [Hooks, Amber]
Crochet for Beginners: A Guide to Reading Crochet Patterns, Charts, and Graphs
crochet book - Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet by [Anonymous]
Handbook of Wool Knitting and Crochet by [Anonymous]
crochet book - Crochet: 365 Days of Crochet: 365 Crochet Patterns for 365 Days (Crochet, Crochet Patterns, DIY Crochet, Crochet Books, Crochet for Beginners, Crochet Afghans, Crochet Christmas, Holiday Crochet) by [Lemon, White]
Crochet: 365 Days of Crochet: 365 Crochet Patterns for 365 Days
 




P.S. Did you see those vintage ones?! I’m excited to go through those!

Make it a Beautiful Day,

Karla xo

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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!

You may also like:

The FREE Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern – by Karla’s Making It

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

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

Amigurumi Backpack Roundup

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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