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…

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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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,

 

The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 3) – by Karla’s Making It #lilysugarncream @yarnspirations

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

The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 3) – by Karla’s Making It

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

Hello All,

How are you progressing on your rug? Sorry if anyone ran out of pattern before today – my son graduated from Marine boot camp this past week and I was spending time with him instead of crocheting. I will get right to it.

But if you haven’t started yet, head on over to the first page of the pattern where you can find the supplies you need as well as some notes on the pattern. Or maybe you need page 2? I hope you will join us. We don’t know as of this writing how large we are going to make our rug, but I’m going to keep going if you are.  Let me know

Instructions for Rows 13 – 22:

Round 13  (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. In the last 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc next 5 sts., 2 hdc in last st. (129 Hdc) (119 per Coral – anyone else?)

13th 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 (39 petals)

Round 14  (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 9 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 9 sts* around. Hdc in the last 9 sts. (130 Hdc) (130 doesn’t seem right for this round.  Maybe someone can verify for me at this point.)

14th 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 (43 petals)




Round 15  (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 98 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 9 sts* around. (143 Hdc)

15th 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 petal over the last 2 sts (48 petals)

Round 16  (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 10 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 10 sts* around. (156 Hdc)

16th 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. (52 petals)

Round 17  (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 11 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 11 sts* around. (169 Hdc)

17th 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 (56 petals)

Round 18  (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 12 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 11 sts* around. Hdc last st. (183 Hdc)

18th 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.  (61 petals)

At this point my rug is 2 feet wide.  If I were going to put it in a bathroom I may stop now… I decided to go bigger!




Round 19  (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 13 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 13 sts* around. Hdc last st. (195 Hdc)

19th 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.  (65 petals)

Round 20 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 14 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 13 sts* around. 2 Hdc last st. (210 Hdc)

20th 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.  (70 petals)

Round 21 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 14 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 14 sts* around. Hdc last st. (225 Hdc)

21st 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.  (75 petals)

Round 22 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 14 sts. *2 Hdc in next st, hdc next 14 sts* around. Hdc last st. (240 Hdc)

22nd 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.  (80 petals)

Ok this is where I am as I write this. I will keep track of the next few rounds and post more in a few days! I’m trying to finish an awesome Super Scarf for you too!

I hope you’re enjoying your rug. I know it is hard to do the same stitch for so long, but its worth it.  Especially if you use good materials, Your rug will last forever.

Check back for further rounds. Keep me posted on your progress either down in the comments or on my Facebook Page!!

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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Hello My Crocheting Friends,

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

 

Have you seen these darling Crochet rugs in your travels?!? Aren’t they to die for?

Crochet Rug

Seriously I have been drooling over them for days, they are absolutely gorrrrrrrrgeous. My brain is obsessed with locating a pattern.

But when will I find the time?? With the King, 5 little princes and princesses, a house to run, and…oh yeah, gotta do that “job” thing I do every day… This will be taking me forever!!

Crochet Rug

Is it worth it? I wasn’t sure… That is A LOT of yarn – A LOT!! And, it would requires so much time…and it would have to be done in the perfect shade of blue, grey and sea green, or just one color??…and my hands would be so darn tired because I would HAVE to force myself to work a little every day…hmmmmmmm




Then I did a search online and you know what? These Crochet Rugs are in the $700 – $1200 price range. Wowzers!! Um, yeah, it just may be worth it. I may not have this soft and squishy piece of loveliness in my house any time soon, but, darn it, I’m gonna try! Who’s with me??

Crochet Rug

Lol, you know what I just thought of?!? I may just never ever finish this Crochet Rug and have a ton of new coasters and potholders!! I better not join as I go… HA! I’ll have to request your address so I can pawn off a few pot holders onto you!! You wouldn’t mind, would you?

Crochet Rug

So what do you think? Any advice? tips? suggestions? Anyone want to commit me or better yet, come help with my Crochet Rug??? Please with a cherry on top??

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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