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

 

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
Source
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…

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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?

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The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug




The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

CROCHET LEVEL: Beginner

SIZE: The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern is approximately 36 x 21 inches.

FORMAT: PDF, 3 pages, in English. The pattern is written row-by-row using US crochet terms.

SKILLS: Single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch

MATERIALS:
2 – 14 oz skeins Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in White
2 – 14 oz skeins Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Off White
(You may get away with 1 – 14 oz skein and a small 1.7-2 oz size if you are a tight crocheter.  I always get the larger skeins since I use them often.)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: To make it Non-Slip you can attach a non slip rug pad or make even lines of caulk or hot glue on the underside.
HOOK:J Hook, H Hook

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

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The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern
The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

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Update on The BEST – Most Lovely Crochet Flower Rug Ever Challenge and a New Sweepstakes from my favorite yarn company!

Crochet Flower RugUpdate on The BEST – Most Lovely Crochet Flower Rug Ever Challenge and a New Sweepstakes from my favorite yarn company!

 

Hello My Crocheting Friends,




The BEST – Most Lovely Crochet Rug Ever Challenge has been a very popular post here on Karla’s Making It and I wanted to give you an update on my progress.

If you remember, we have been drooling over these fabulous rugs…

UPDATE – The Dahlia Flower Crochet Rug Pattern is now available in the KMI Shop!

Crochet Flower Rug

Man, every time I look at these I want one so badly!

I have been working with flower patterns, crocheting my little fingers to the bone and of course having a lot of do-overs. You know how it goes.

But I think I may have created something I can use here.  I have been playing around with stitches and sizes. I don’t have a final final pattern created but I’m so darn close.

Maybe a vote is in order?? What do you think?

Crochet Flower Rug

Above is the first pattern I came up with for the Crochet Flower Rug.  As you can see, it is super large at about 14 inches. (wouldn’t that make a great pillow?!?).

It may be good for a huge living room rug, but I was thinking maybe a little smaller – even for a large room rug. Maybe 12 inch or even 10 inch flowers?

From what I can see in my favorite of the three Crochet Flower Rug Patterns below, it shows 8 flowers across.  

So based on my calculations, if I used the 14 inch flower, I would have a final product of 9 feet across (assuming I would use all the same size flowers in the rug).




The 12 inch flower would produce an 8 foot side and the 10 inch would make a 6.5 foot side.  I think that may be what I’m looking for in a living room rug.  

But, lets back up for a minute.  I really want to finish at least one crochet flower rug so I’m thinking of starting with a smaller kitchen rug for my first go at it.

Crochet Flower Rug

Which brings us to the smaller flowers I came up with.  I played around with different size stitches and hooks and these are my three favorites below.  

The ones on the left are about 7 x 7 in and the center smaller one is 6 x 6 in.

Crochet Flower Rug

I like the pattern of the small center one the best. In my opinion, it has the perfect sized petals and a nice soft texture (yes, I have been walking on them) that bounces back and isn’t too uneven to walk on.

Crochet Flower Rug

What do you think? Can you picture a cute cozy little kitchen rug made out of these lovely flowers?

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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Yarnspirations wants to send you a Prize Pack of their new yarn!  Click here to enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 New Yarn Prize Packs from Yarnspirations!! I entered  and you better too before it’s too late! Good Luck!!  I sure hope one of us wins. If you do, please let me know so I can celebrate with you!!

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Thank you my crocheting friend for visiting me today! I truly appreciate you reading my random thoughts and creative ideas. I hope you’ll come again soon.

In the meantime, you can check out the hundreds of free patterns here on Karla’s Making It. From Afghans to Zebra Wreaths, you will find it here!  I would love to showcase your free pattern!! Send me a couple images and a link to your website and I will add it for my readers.

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