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Crochet Inspiration and Free Patterns from Karla’s Making It

Hi All!

I’m really excited to be working in my new office. I still know where everything is and the place is shaping up. How did I get so much stuff?!?!

What have ya’ll been working on lately? I have taken a break from the Madeline Rug to start some Christmas Crocheting. I want to finish a blanket for my wee one, as I have never made her one (I know!!).

So far I have been frustrated with it and frogged it several times. I had a vision of lovely panels of Tunisian stitches joined together to make a more knit like fabric and a squishy blanket… but, yeah… It is on time out for a few hours!

Also, I was thinking I would like to make either ornaments or snowflakes to give as gift toppers this year. I don’t usually give crochet items for Christmas. I never know if people actually like the stuff or they have it in a box all year and when I visit they take it out. I don’t want to be that family member, you know? So a gift topper it is.

Silly Simple Elf Hat
Silly Simple Elf Hat

Well I have some inspiration for you today. Just to get in the Christmas spirit, I recommend making and wearing this Silly Simple Elf Hat from Convivial Crafter.

Crochet Christmas Stocking
Crochet Christmas Stocking

Aren’t these stocking fabulous! I think I would add a little lace either around the top or and the bottom of the ribbing. Totally cute. I love the ribbed top and the shell texture! We can thank Crafts Unleashed for this free pattern!

Caterpillar Square Crochet Pattern

Petals to Picots came out with a new square. She calls it the Caterpillar Square Crochet Pattern. I hope she makes a whole blanket.  I would like to see that.  Very clever.

365 Days of Granny Squares with Nadia Fuad

Speaking of squares!! Nadia Fuad is wrapping up her 365 days of Granny Squares! If you can’t find a square there you like then… I don’t know, I guess start knitting. (yeah, I said it – j/k).  But seriously, you should go check out her page.


anthropologie scarf

I was inspired by these two scarves. Aren’t they so pretty.  Both I could see in a basic crochet stitches. One has fringe and the other has nice color changes, and they are both very very nice.  I have some yarn to make the blue one. pfft – who am I kidding, I have enough yarn to make both 🙂 But time is what I lack.

How about you? Do you get to make all the crochet projects you want? I wish!

Make it a beautiful day,