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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.

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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 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 from Karla’s Making It

Crochet Inspiration

Crochet Inspiration

Crochet Inspiration from Karla’s Making It

Hello My Crochet Friends!! I have missed you.




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

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

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

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

Check out these finds!

Modern Victoria Quilt
Modern Victoria Quilt Source

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

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

Vibrant Vintage Blanket Border
Vibrant Vintage Blanket Border Source




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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

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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Free Crochet Skull Pattern Roundup from Karla’s Making It

Sugar Skull Garland Free Crochet Pattern

Check out the Free Crochet Skull Pattern Roundup from Karla’s Making It!!

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

Free Crochet Skull Pattern Roundup from Karla’s Making It

Day of the Dead Bracelet Free Skull Crochet Pattern
Day of the Dead Bracelet
Day of the Dead Pillow Free Crochet Pattern
Day of the Dead Pillow
Sugar Skull Applique Free Crochet Pattern
Sugar Skull Applique Free Crochet Pattern
Lost Souls Skull Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
Lost Souls Skull Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Applique Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Applique Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Bag Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Bag Free Crochet Pattern
skull bracelet free crochet pattern
Skull bracelet free crochet pattern
Skull Free Crochet Pattern 2
Skull Free Crochet Pattern 2
Skull Scarf Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Scarf Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Motif Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Motif Free Crochet Pattern
Sugar Skull Earrings Free Crochet Pattern
Sugar Skull Earrings Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Sweater Free Crochet Pattern
Skull Sweater Free Crochet Pattern
Sugar Skull Garland Free Crochet Pattern
Sugar Skull Garland Free Crochet Pattern
Sugar Skull Mask Free Crochet Pattern
Sugar Skull Mask Free Crochet Pattern

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

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

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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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!!

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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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?

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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Crochet inspiration, Update on Princess Mandala CAL, and Free Crochet Patterns from Karla’s Making It!

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Crochet inspiration, Update on Princess Mandala CAL, and Free Crochet Patterns from Karla’s Making It!

Hello Crochet Friends!

I hope you are are doing well. I am doing fabulous. I just got home from a short trip to Hawaii and I feel rested and ready to crochet. How about you? How’s your summer going? I hope you are equally well rested and ready to crochet!


Stained Glass Potholder

Stained glass potholder
Stained glass potholder

I want to start today with a request from my new friend Char. Char messaged me on Facebook about the Stained Glass Potholder on Karla’s Making It.

She was having a challenge figuring out the pattern for the square since it was only available in chart form that is kind of blurry, not to mention it was in Japanese. So, since this pattern has been on my bucket list, I offered to translate it to a written pattern for us.

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Also, while Char has much much more crochet experience than me, I decided to make a picture tutorial (at the bottom of this post) for anyone else that may need a little more help.

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Scarf – Source

You can make other things with this pattern, such as this scarf, a purse, shawl… What else would you make with these squares? 

Let’s get to it then.

Materials:

Two (or more) colors of worsted weight cotton yarn – I used Lily Sugar and Cream in Mod Blue and White (Michael’s Stores has it on sale for $1.99 AND Buy 2 get one free!!!)
H hook
Needle to weave in ends.

Instructions:

Make magic ring

Round 1 – Ch 1, Sc in ring. *Ch 3, make three dc’s in ring. Ch 3 and sc in ring.* Repeat from *-* 3 more times. Sl st in 1st sc.

Round 2 – Sl st to top of Ch 3. Ch 1 and sc same st. Ch 3. Dc3Tog over next 3 sts. Ch 3 and sc next stitch, Ch 2. *Sc in top of next Ch 3 from round 1. Ch 3, Dc3Tog over next 3 sts. Ch 3 and sc the next st. Ch 2.* Repeat *-* 2 more times. Slst to top of 1st sc and fasten off color.




Round 3 – Join new color with a sl st to top of any Dc3Tog. *Ch 4. Make a long dc through magic ring over ch 2 space. Ch 2. Make another long Dc in same space. Ch 4 and sl st to top of next Dc3Tog.* Repeat *-* 3 more times.

Round 4 – Ch 1. *2 sc in ch 4 space. (4 dc, Ch 3, 4dc) in Ch 2 sp. 2 sc in Ch 4 sp.* Repeat *-* 3 more times. Sl st to 1st sl st ad fasten off.
Pull center circle snug and weave in ends.

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To complete your potholder, make 4 squares. Join with whip stitch, single crochet, or your preferred joining method. Sc all around 4 squares with White Yarn. Use Mod Blue Yarn color to sc around again. Make a picot edge with White making a ring of 10-15 chains at one corner to hang.

I would love to see your work when you finish your project. Tag me in a post on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page.

Inspiration:

Baby Onesie from Spun Candy
Baby Onesie from Spun Candy

Isn’t this baby onesie totally adorable?!

I don’t have a pattern for it and the onesie is not available (as of this writing) in her shop. Man I wish I had a baby to make this for – bummer.

But if I did want to create it, I would measure baby, use a few rows of a pattern for a diaper cover (like this free one) and then work in the round with shells to make the body. Weave a ribbon around the top, make a bow and wha-la! You have a darling gift for an expecting mom or even for yourself!!

Goddess High Waist Crochet Bikini Bottom from Lost Culture
Goddess High Waist Crochet Bikini Bottom from Lost Culture

High waisted bikinis have made a comeback! Check out the Goddess High Waist Crochet Bikini Bottom! Totally trendy and totally flattering. Again there is no pattern but they are available for purchase on their website.

If I wanted to recreate these I would find a panty pattern (here’s a free one) and, using shells, create a front and back panel, make some chain ties for the sides and there you go!

Ariane top from Peggy Grand
Ariane Top from Peggy Grand

What a great summer top! This is the Ariane top from Peggy Grand and it is a FREE pattern on Ravelry.

I have had this top saved for a loooong time. But you know how it goes, right? Even if I crocheted every minute of the day I couldn’t complete all the patterns I have saved – that’s why I like to tell YOU about them. I will be vicariously pleased if you made this top! Make sure you tag me in a post on Facebook if you do!!

Update on Princess Mandala Crochet a Long

Princess Mandala Crochet a Long by Karla's Making It!

Have you been keeping up with my progress on the Princess Mandala Crochet a Long? Well, I have finished the fourth mandala and I believe there is only one more to go!! What a fun pattern.  I’m loving the colors and can’t wait to see it finished.

Princess Mandala Crochet a Long by Karla's Making It

If you would like more information on the Princess Mandala Crochet a Long, you can check out my earlier post:

Princess Mandala CAL parts 1, 2, and 3

Crochet Chart Photo Tutorial

Stained Glas Potholder photo tutorial from Karla's Making It 1

Stained Glas Potholder photo tutorial from Karla's Making It

Stained Glas Potholder photo tutorial from Karla's Making It

Stained Glas Potholder photo tutorial from Karla's Making It

Here are some other articles you may enjoy!!

Free Crochet Potholder Patterns

Free Crochet Baby Buntings, Cocoons, & Sleep Sack Patterns

Well that’s all for now. I would love to see your inspirational ideas and patterns. Or maybe you need me to find you a free pattern? Tag me in a pic or message me on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page!! I would love to hear from you!

Make it a beautiful day,

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Christmas Pillows!! Free Crochet Patterns, Inspiration, and of course some discounts

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Christmas Pillows!! Free Crochet Patterns, Inspiration, and of course some discounts




Hello my Crocheting Friends (Hi Carmen)!

A visitor named Carmen asked me for a specific pattern for Christmas. She wants a pattern for a Santa Pillow. She didn’t specifically request a FREE crochet pattern, so I found some Free Crochet Patterns and included a few paid patterns that are pretty darn awesome.

Do you have any Free Crochet Patterns to share?

Check out these festive crochet pillows! They would be fabulous to decorate you home for the holidays or even to give as a gift.

Free Crochet Patterns

Free Crochet Santa Pillow Pattern
Free Crochet Pattern

Check out this Little Santa Pillow Pattern from the Yarnspirations website! Doesn’t he look so cheerful? Love that loopy beard!

This pillow is crocheted with Bernat Happy Holidays Christmas Yarn. As with anything else, sometimes there’s a deal on Amazon. Their current prices should be in the Amazon link below.


I also get my yarn from Joann.com. There’s ALWAYS a yarn on sale and they put out great coupons. Another great place for deals is Craftsy! They have a lot of premium yarn for a huge discount! You can even get the yarn straight from the Yarnspirations website.

Joanns Free Crochet Pillow Patterns
Joanns Free Crochet Pillow Patterns

Joann’s has two Free Holiday Pillow Patterns. A Present and Reindeer Pillow Pal.

Redheart Free Christmas Pillow Patterns
Redheart Free Christmas Pillow Patterns

Redheart is a great place to get Free Christmas Pillow Patterns.  You can find the Christmas Star Throw and Pillow here – using Red Heart Super Saver Yarn, the Ripple here made with Red Heart Holiday Yarn, and the Snowflake here using Red Heart With Love. Joanns also sells Red Heart and has coupons!

moms love of crochet pillow
Free Crochet Christmas Pillow

Free Christmas Tree Pillow Pattern from MomsLoveOfCrochet.com

Craftsy

Paid Patterns

Annies Crochet Santa Pillow 1
Traditional Christmas Afghan and Pillow Pattern from Annie’s $6.99

I couldn’t resist sharing this darling Pillow and Afghan set from Annie’s. In the Traditional Christmas Patterns Pdf Download, you can crochet this afghan and pillow set, as well as a tissue cover, a reindeer basket, a towel topper, a pot holder and a place mat, all with a traditional holiday theme. The download is available from  Annie’s Craft Store. See Below For Coupons!!!

Maggies Crochet
Maggies Crochet Christmas Pillow Patterns $7.99 – $8.50

Maggies Crochet has a variety of Christmas Pillow Patterns you might like.  I’m LOVING those 4 different holiday pillows up there.

Inspiration

Any Large Crochet Block Pattern can be turned into a Pillow.

Free Crochet Santa C2C Square Pattern
Free Crochet Santa C2C Square Pattern

Here you can see that Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me created a crochet santa pixel square. You can make another C2C square for the back and sew them together! Viola! A New Santa Pillow!

Crochet Inspiration Crochet Santa Bobble Pillow
Crochet Inspiration Crochet Santa Bobble Pillow

I found this image online.  There is no pattern, but it would be easy to recreate. In fact, you could use the graph from Sarah’s C2C square and substitute bobbles!!

So there you go. That should be a good start to your holiday pillow making. I hope I have inspired you to make something Beautiful!!

What do you like to crochet for Christmas. Let me know in the Comments Below.

Make it a Beautiful Day,

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