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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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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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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!!

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

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

The Super Scarf – Your Biggest Accessory this Season!


Hello my Crochet Friends,

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

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

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

Free Super Scarf patterns
Free Super Scarf pattern

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

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

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

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

Free Super Scarf patterns
Free Super Scarf pattern

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

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

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

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

Free Super Scarf pattern
Free Super Scarf pattern

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

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

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

Free Super Scarf Pattern
Free Pattern

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

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Princess Mandala week 1, 2, 3

Hey there my crocheting friends. I can’t believe that summer is half way over, can you? What have you been working on? Here are some projects I have been working on…

The South Bay Shawlette

South Bay Shawlette
South Bay Shawlette

I have been working on this shawl! The yarn is Cascade Tangier in Geometric. It is 50% Silk, 50% cotton blend and 110% soft and squishy.  The geometric was not my first color choice, but I had been eyeing this yarn online. It was pretty pricey and I couldn’t feel it before I paid, ya know?

South Bay Shawlette
South Bay Shawlette

We were visiting family in Johnson City, Tn and happened along a little boutique yarn store called Yarntiques. Well, I got so excited when I spotted those two lone skeins, just sitting there, looking so soft and touchable. The store only had two skeins left, the price was a little lower then I expected to pay so I nabbed them. I do think that it was a great yarn for this project.

South Bay Shawlette
South Bay Shawlette

The pattern is The South Bay Shawlette from Lion Brand Yarn. I like the long striping of this yarn. Did I mention how soft it was… Positively dreamy.  The one issue I had with it was that it feels nubby, like vintage cotton. These bumps tend to catch on themselves, making the yarn difficult to pull through your fingers. I had to adjust my hands so that my yarn wasn’t wrapped around my pinkie like I usually do.

South Bay Shawlette
South Bay Shawlette

My 2 skeins did not take me to 28 rows.  I had to stop at 26 rows.  I didn’t have enough to do their trim so I did my own picot edge.  I did a 3 picot stitch on the shells and 1 picot in the top of the Dc’s. And then I had enough for a little flower that sits right at the lapel, when draped over the shoulders.

More Crochet Shawl Patterns Here

Two Free Shawl Patterns Reviewed by Karla's Making It!

Crochet A-Long

Another project I have been working on this summer is a Crochet A-long (CAL).  Have you ever joined one of these? The are so awesome.  Basically, it is a group of crocheters who all work on the same pattern at the same time.  Most of the time, the host of the CAL will give a part of the pattern every week or two, and we have that time to work on it until the next part comes out.

Princess Mandala week 1, 2, 3
Princess Mandala week 1, 2, 3

Sometimes the host doesn’t show you a picture of what you are making. You will get hints here and there.. and maybe there will be a release half way through or something like that. It is really fun!! Like the old days, before Netflix when you were excited about a TV program and had to wait the whole week for the next episode to air!! That kind of anticipation and mystery. That makes it fun.

I Love to see all the different ways we make the same pattern; different colors, different textures of yarn, even some that put their own twist to the original pattern. I bet you would love it!




I am participating in a Mystery CAL I found in one of my crochet groups. It is the Princess Mandala CAL. Here’s the three mandalas that have been released.  We get one every two weeks. then we will join them together for a large throw.

Princess Mandala week 1, 2, 3
Princess Mandala week 1, 2, 3

I chose to use Lily Sugar & Cream Cotton in many colors, as you can see. I will keep you posted as the weeks go by.  I think I would like to host a CAL one day… hmmmmmm…..

The Perfect Wave 18 x 18 Pillow Cover

One final project that I worked on over the past weeks is The Perfect Wave 18 x 18 pillow cover. What do you think? I would love your opinions.  I want to make another in cotton.

The Perfect Wave Pillow Cover
The Perfect Wave Pillow Cover

 

Crochet Color!

Man, I have a never ending mind full of new crochet patterns I want to create and even more of other designer’s patterns I want to make!! I wish I could crochet faster!! Here are some patterns on my crochet bucket list:

Color Palettes

The one thing I like to so is collect color palettes. Then when I am at the store I can make great color combinations on those days when I can’t make decisions.  Here are a few of my favs.

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Wes Anderson Palettes
Wes Anderson Palettes
Blacksburg Belle
Blacksburg Belle

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Crochet Inspiration

There are soooo many crochet ideas and patterns on my bucket list! I mean seriously if I crocheted every single minute for the rest of my LIFE I couldn’t complete all the patterns I have.

I have to share them with you.  These are projects that just HAVE to be made!

Bralettes

I was reading about all the reasons why not to wear a bra, especially since most are just so uncomfortable. Anyway, I’m just not bold enough to go braless, but it sounds like it would make a great excuse to work up some bralettes!!

Free People Vintage crochet bralette
Free People Vintage crochet bralette

This one is from Free People and you can purchase it for $99.00! Wow, $99!

Craftsy

With just a little bit of cotton, we can make our own!! I hope I get to this one 🙂  Here are a few I found.

Crochet Bra by Ruth Seddon
Crochet Bra by Ruth Seddon
Skingerstraat by Fatima - Free
Skingerstraat by Fatima – Free
Crochetpedia - Free Chart
Crochetpedia – Free Chart
Bea Bikini Top from GirliesCrochet - Free Pattern
Bea Bikini Top from GirliesCrochet – Free


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Granny Square Blankets

I’m always amazed at those that finish Granny Square Blankets! I have started soooo many. I just cannot stick with it. I get really bored and a new pattern shows up looking all fun and shiny and POOF no more squares. Look at some of these beauties!

Tadaaah by Madebydo
Tadaaah by Madebydo
Baby Blanket by Epipa
Baby Blanket by Epipa
Bohemian Oasis by DROPS Design
Bohemian Oasis by DROPS Design – Free

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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 on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page!!

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Get Ready for Easter with these FREE Knit and Crochet Patterns from Karla’s Making It

Cute Rabbits

Get Ready for Easter with these FREE Knit and Crochet Patterns from Karla's Making ItGet Ready for Easter with these FREE Knit and Crochet Patterns from Karla’s Making It

These are all links to Free Knit and Crochet Easter Patterns. Just click nearer to the bottom left to avoid the Pin button and you will be redirected to the pattern.  If there are any broken links or a fee for the pattern, please let me know and I will correct or remove it. Please share by pinning images or tweeting my page with anyone who loves Free Knit and Crochet Patterns!! Thanks for visiting and enjoy!

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Free Crochet Easter Patterns from Karla’s Making It

Free Crochet Easter Patterns
Easter Egg Cozy
Bunny Hat
Bunny Hat
Bunny Knot Hat
Bunny Knot Hat
Free Crochet Easter Patterns
Baby Chick Hat
Free Crochet Easter Patterns
Spring Bunnies
Hat and Diaper set
Hat and Diaper set
Easter Peeps
Easter Peeps
Easter Basket
Easter Basket
Easter Egg Coaster
Easter Egg Coaster
Floppy Bunny Hat
Floppy Bunny Hat
Bunny
Bunny
Bunny and Eggs
Bunny and Eggs
Bunny
Bunny
Bunny Egg
Bunny Egg
Bunny Slippers
Bunny Slippers
Easter Eggs
Easter Eggs
Lamb Hat
Lamb Hat
Little Monster Egg
Little Monster Egg
Easter Egg Treat Bag
Egg Treat Bag
Bunny Egg Hat
Bunny Egg Hat
Bunny Egg Basket
Bunny Egg Basket
Bunny Cupcake
Bunny Cupcake
Bunny Cozy
Bunny Cozy
Bunny Basket
Bunny Basket


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Free Knit Easter Patterns from Karla’s Making It

Cute Rabbits
Cute Rabbits
Zoe Bunny
Zoe Bunny
Sparrow's Nest
Sparrow’s Nest
Bunny Toes
Bunny Toes
Cozy Bunnies
Cozy Bunnies
Easter chickens
Easter chickens
Baby Bunny & Bunting
Bunny & Bunting
Egg Ornaments
Egg Ornaments
Kitchen Chicks
Kitchen Chicks
Fuzzy Lamb
Fuzzy Lamb
Rabbit
Rabbit
Easter eggs
Easter eggs
Springtime Egg Cosies
Egg Cosies
Easter chick
Easter chick
Elegant Easter Eggs
Elegant Easter Eggs
Henry's Rabbit
Henry’s Rabbit
Rabbit and Bear
Rabbit and Bear
Easter Chickens
Easter Chickens
Big Cuddly Bunny
Big Cuddly Bunny
Waddle Duck
Waddle Duck
Baby Bunny Hat
Baby Bunny Hat
Bunny Hat
Bunny Hat
Pot holder
Pot holder
Dishcloth
Dishcloth
Hold the Eggs
Hold the Eggs

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If you would like to submit a Free Knit or Crochet Easter Pattern to Karla’s Making It, forward me a link and I will post it. This will be on a first come first served basis. Additionally, if you have made something from the patterns posted here, tag me in a photo on Facebook! I would love to see your work.

If you have any questions or comments, the best way to reach me is through the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page. While you are there, click the like button so you can keep updated with any new patterns or other content. If you prefer Twitter or Instagram, that’s fine too but I check there less often. I can’t wait to hear from you. Thanks!!


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

Crochet Double Layered Braided Cowl

 

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Our winter here in California is lingering, as it probably is in your part of the world, and I am inspired to continue with my cold weather crochet projects. If you would like to join me, pick one of these fabulously unique cowls, get your yarn and hooks/needles, and lets get started!

I’m working on this Crochet Double Layered Braided Cowl today. I want to make a few in my favorite yarns. When you have a yarn stash like mine (blushing), you have A LOT to choose from but I did already choose.

I’m making the first one in my go-to Caron Simply Soft in beige. Then I would like to try Red Heart Unforgettable – probably in dragonfly, tides or, well, I have them all so any will do. Ane, finally, when I get the hang of the project, I think I’ll make one in a snowy fuzzy white or maybe even a very light grey. I can’t crochet fast enough!!!

Have you made any of these beautiful cowl patterns? Tag me in a photo on Facebook! I would love to see your work!

Or let me know in the comments below! Which one of these are you making?

Crochet Double Layered Braided Cowl
Crochet Double Layered Braided Cowl
Knitted Fancy Zebra Cowl
Knitted Fancy Zebra Cowl
Crochet Braided Cowl
Crochet Braided Cowl
Meringue Knitted Cowl
Meringue Knitted Cowl
Crochet Andy Button Scarf
Crochet Andy Button Scarf
Knitted Cozy Cable Cowl
Knitted Cozy Cable Cowl
Crochet Winter Drifts Reversible Cowl
Crochet Winter Drifts Reversible Cowl
Champagne Knitted Cowl
Champagne Knitted Cowl
Crochet Katniss Inspired Cowl
Crochet Katniss Inspired Cowl
Knitted Tie-Closure Lace Trellis Cowl
Knitted Tie-Closure Lace Trellis Cowl


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Arm Knit Cowl
Arm Knit Cowl
Crochet Apple Crisp Cowl
Crochet Apple Crisp Cowl
Knitted Ombre Cowl
Knitted Ombre Cowl
Crochet Cross Hatch Button-Up Cowl
Crochet Cross Hatch Button-Up Cowl
Knitted Quick Slip Cowl
Knitted Quick Slip Cowl
Crochet Sea Bling Cowl
Crochet Sea Bling Cowl


Knitted Fluted Cowl
Knitted Fluted Cowl
Crochet Squish Cowl
Crochet Squish Cowl
Knitted Bandana Cowl
Knitted Bandana Cowl
Crochet Scarfie
Crochet Scarfie
Knitted Rib & Cable Cowl
Knitted Rib & Cable Cowl
Knitted Falling Water Cowl
Knitted Falling Water Cowl

Crochet Mountains Cowl
Crochet Mountains Cowl
Knitted Horizon Brioche Cowl
Knitted Horizon Brioche Cowl
Crocheted Cowl
Crocheted Cowl
Knitted Tauri Mini
Knitted Tauri Mini
Crochet Cara Cowl
Crochet Cara Cowl
Crochet Rustic Fringe Infinity Scarf
Crochet Rustic Fringe Infinity Scarf

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