About Me

About Me

Karla Wren

Hello my new friend,

My name is Karla Wren and I live in coastal Southern California.  

Obviously you know that I like to crochet and collect patterns! I also love collecting and working with all kinds of yarns. Some from my local chain store like Michael’s and Joann’s but also a some Yarn Boutiques in my area.

Do you collect any crochet items? I have recently started searching for old crochet books and hooks as well as hitting up yarns stores when we travel! Can’t believe I never thought of that before! 

But crochet is not only what I’m all about. I have many hobbies including hanging out with the family, getting to the ocean every day I can, hiking, yoga, other crafts and DIY, homemaking, cooking, and much more!

I enjoy keeping up on the latest Social Media Marketing Strategies and using my skills to work from home. (If you have a business website and you need help with social media marketing, I can help – email me karlasmakingit@gmail.com). 

I always appreciate your visit. To be honest, if you weren’t here, I would not be here either. It’s no fun crocheting all alone, right?

Plus, I have to tell you how much I appreciate all your encouragement with my original designs, as well as my other crochet projects. When I started those flower rugs, The Dahlia Rug and the Madeline Flower Rug, I had no idea so many of you would like them too! It has been awesome to see your progress on the Karla’s Making it Facebook Page! Keep posting your pics!!

Anyway, I just want to thank you so much for being here with me. 

I also wanted to let you know that some of the links on Karla’s Making It are affiliate links and when you click them, the company sends me some form of compensation, whether it is a free product, a mention on social media, or a small commission.

You will see product links to Amazon and other craft related stores including Craftsy, Michael’s, and more. If you don’t want to shop through my links I understand, but I would sure appreciate it if you did. Every penny helps me continue to provide awesome content and patterns here on Karla’s Making It. Thanks again

I promise not to post affiliate links for companies that I don’t believe in or companies that don’t have products I wouldn’t use myself. My goal is to only provide you with value and not junk. 

Make it a Beautiful Day,


6 thoughts on “About Me

  1. When the pattern says blo of next stitch on the petals can you show an illustration Please?
    Having trouble with it.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Sandy,
      I am happy to help!

      BLO means back loop only. So in this case, instead of putting your hook into the two stitches that make a chain at the top of your work, you put your hook into the back part of the chain and make your stitch.

      Here is a video that shows you how to work in the front and back loops.

      Hope that helps!!

  2. Just found your blog and love it and following you on Pinterest.

    REALLY want to find the pattern for the beautiful Santa pillow with the blue background. I can’t seem to find it. Any assistance appreciated!

    1. Sure – You can find the pattern for the blue Santa pillow here. Enjoy and I can’t wait to see it! xoxo

  3. How do you receive your patterns in English?

    1. Hi Sue! I use google translate if I run across a pattern that isn’t in english. Hope that helps!

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