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A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns January Week 1

Happy New Year! We’re starting off the New Year with these free crochet patterns curated especially for you by Karla’s Making It.

January week 1New Free Crochet Patterns
January week 1New Free Crochet Patterns

A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns January Week 1

Hello Hello My Friend!

Happy New Year to you!

I hope the first days of this new year have been kind to you.

Have you found much time to crochet? Did you get all your Christmas projects done? Are you starting on next years projects already?

I always admire those who start on next years projects really early. I would forget what I made at the beginning of the year if I had to hold onto it all year long. But I do aspire…

Do you have a resolution to crochet more this year? Mine is to finish more of my Wips (Works in Progress) and there are many I am embarrassed to say. Some in very very lovely and expensive yarn that I splurged on. I know… Bad Karla

Oh hey, If you want to see what I am working on, even the unfinished projects, you should follow me on Instagram.

But anyway, there is no shortage of New Free Patterns posted from all our friends out there on the Googles, and I rounded up the best ones here for you.

Are you enjoying these free pattern posts? We did one for each week in December in case you missed them… Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, and Week 4.

Happy Hoarding!

A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns January Week 1

Large Flower Wheel Coaster Square

Large Flower Wheel Coaster Square
Free Crochet Patterns – Large Flower Wheel Coaster Square

The squares can be made with any yarn – the ones on the photos are made with Scheepjes Catona and a 3 mm hook (4-ply), Drops Belle and a 4 mm hook (DK) and Drops Nepal and a 5 mm hook (Aran), but any yarn and colour scheme would work.

Chevron Cushion

Chevron Cushion
Free Crochet Pattern – Chevron Cushion

This simple but striking chevron cushion is crocheted in cool cottons, and the pattern notes include two sizes. Backed with vintage fabric, they make a great addition to any sofa!

Lime Verbena

Lime Verbena
Free Crochet Patterns – Lime Verbena

The Free Pattern for the Lime Verbena Shawl comes with full crochet instructions and a complete step-by-step video tutorial. Perfect accessory and easy enough for an advanced beginner crocheter, and interesting enough for experienced crocheters alike.

Caramel

Caramel
Free Crochet Pattern – Caramel

The Caramel shawl is symmetric and is crocheted from one side to the other. This shawl is called Caramel because it’s color. Final measurement without blocking is 55 x 230 cm (without tassels). Pattern is charted with some basic notes but she rates it as beginners friendly.

The Chelsea Beehive Messy Bun Hat

The Chelsea Beehive Messy Bun Hat
Free Crochet Patterns – The Chelsea Beehive Messy Bun Hat

The textured hat is worked from the bottom up. A ribbed brim creates just the right amount of stretch to get the hat over even the thickest of hair and the horizontal beehive ribs create such a great, stylish texture that makes this a versatile and comfortable bun beanie.

Bobble Stitch Cowl

Bobble Stitch Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern – Bobble Stitch Cowl

To make this cowl you need to know how to make a circle from a chain, how to crochet in the back bumps of the chain, how to single, double and triple crochet, how to do post stitches (crocheting around the post of a stitch instead of in the stitch), how to crochet in back loops only (blo) and how to crochet the bobble stitch.

Crochet Beret and Scarflette Set

Beret and Scarflette Set
Free Crochet Pattern – Beret and Scarflette Set

This women’s beret and scarflette set has flexibility and can be adjusted to suit your liking. The Heartland yarn from Lion Brand worked up so nicely. This is a favorite yarn to work with-it’s so soft, worsted weight and machine washable.

Handy Scarf

Handy Scarf
Free Crochet Patterns – Handy Scarf

This is a fun project for teens or adults and it works up quickly because you hold two strands of yarn together throughout. I even made a short video (at the end of the pattern) that shows you how to wrap the scarf so your mittens hang down in the front.

GIANT OCTOPUS AMIGURUMI

GIANT OCTOPUS AMIGURUMI
Free Crochet Pattern – GIANT OCTOPUS AMIGURUMI

Make sure to read the reviews on this one.  It is too cute not to include but some had issues with how many legs were able to be attached with the instructions as they are. The successful projects included one extra stitch in the set up round.

Raving Rabbid

Raving Rabbid
Free Crochet Patterns – Raving Rabbid

Rayman Raving Rabbids is a video game and a TV show featuring these goofy looking creatures. Here is a pattern for a crocheted version. This pattern is for a Rabbid big enough for cuddling. Have fun!

Penguin Applique

Penguin Applique
Free Crochet Patterns – Penguin Applique

This cute Crochet Penguin Applique is the next creation in Lucy’s series of Heart Shaped Appliques free crochet patterns. This Crochet Penguin is made with hearts in different sizes and would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! She used a Large Heart with flippers for the body, Small Hearts for the feet and a Tiny Heart for the beak.

SUZETTE BAG

SUZETTE BAG
Free Crochet Pattern –SUZETTE BAG

Requiring only single and double crochet and a very simple construction, this free crochet bag pattern is perfect for beginners. Neutral colors and a beautiful texture combine to form the perfect modern tote.

Faux Knit Ear Warmer

Faux Knit Ear Warmer
Free Crochet Patterns – Faux Knit Ear Warmer

This crocheted headband gives you the knit look as well as the stretchy feel to keep your ears extra snug and cozy. It is a bit wider than other ear warmers so you don’t have to fiddle around much when wearing them.

STASH BASKETS

STASH BASKETS
Free Crochet Patterns – STASH BASKETS

This is a quick to crochet stash buster project for medium weight yarn. Worked with 2 strands of medium weight yarn held together this lovely textured container can be worked up in about one hour.

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: LIGHTSABER

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: LIGHTSABER
Free Crochet Pattern – MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU: LIGHTSABER

This light saber case can be used for anything, but it works well for crochet afghan hooks and knitting needles. She also provided the details needed to adapt the pattern into a plush toy that can be stuffed.

Face wash headband

Face wash headband
Free Crochet Patterns – Face wash headband

What do you think my friends. Do any of those look interesting to you? I would love to see what you are working on!! Seriously! I love inspiration and you guys are so creative! Hit me up on the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page and post a photo.

Have a beautiful week,

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A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns December Week 3

December week 3 New Free Crochet Patterns

Here’s another carefully and lovingly curated list of new and free crochet patterns that I come across in my surfing of all things yarn.

December week 3 New Free Crochet Patterns

A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns December Week 3

Hello my yarn loving friends,

Are you all ready for Christmas? I sure hope so!

I got done early this year. I’m finding it so much easier with the kiddos being older.

I do miss leaving out cookies for Santa and carrots for Rudolph, and leaving foot prints and “snow” and all the other fun things you get to do when you aren’t an empty nester.

I guess I will just have to look forward for grandkids someday.  Then Christmas will be much more fun again.

Anyway, that gives me more time to crochet!!

Did you check out the free crochet patterns from Week 1 or Week 2? How are you liking these weekly freebies? I would love to hear your thoughts,

Anyway, on to this week…  What we have here, in no particular order or category, is a nice list of lovingly and kindly curated New and Free Crochet patterns for your collections!

Free Crochet Patterns

Sonia the sleeping doll amigurumi

Sonia the sleeping doll amigurumi
Free Crochet Pattern – Sonia the sleeping doll amigurumi

Expand your amigurumi skills with this super cute sleeping Sonia doll. This would make any lil one very happy.

The Hedgehog Punk

The Hedgehog Punk
Free Crochet Pattern – The Hedgehog Punk

Isn’t he the cutest! I can tell cutting all those hairs would take some time, but it would be worth it eh?? Let me know if you try this one! too cute!!!

Hooked on Sunshine

Hooked on Sunshine
Free Crochet Patterns – Hooked on Sunshine

The 2017 Lilliana CAL is available for free in all 11 downloadable Parts or you can grab it in a handy pack in the Compendium. It contains the complete Lilliana including round for round instructions on unreleased colorways and the unreleased alternative start.



Poetry Poncho

Poetry Poncho

The poetry of pineapples is achieved with basic crochet stitches being combined in a beautiful way. This poncho is wearable any season of the year for a romantic look.

Elizabeth Stitch Boot Cuff

Elizabeth Stitch Boot Cuff
Free Crochet Patterns – Elizabeth Stitch Boot Cuff

These boot cuffs are very quick to make, taking only an hour or two. They are the perfect accessory to go with a pair of jeans and your favorite boots.

THE MALIA CLASSIC COWL

THE MALIA CLASSIC COWL
Free Crochet Patterns – THE MALIA CLASSIC COWL

This pattern is very easily adaptable to any yarn weight! So if you’re looking for a super quick project, choose a bulky and appropriately-sized hook or, if you’re looking for something a little more delicate, choose a DK yarn. There are notes within the pattern that will instruct you on how to adjust; just keep a ruler handy!

Slouchy Beanie

Slouchy Beanie
Free Crochet Patterns – Slouchy Beanie

This hat is absolutely adorable, and there are so many different color schemes that  to try. These bubblegum inspired shades are pretty awesome, but some in navy, lime, and white; black, white, and red; would be nice too. Decisions, decisions…

What You Love Shawl

What You Love Shawl
Free Crochet Patterns – What You Love Shawl

I have been wearing this thing all week and it is so cozy, I just know you’re going to love it

Toddler Size Pizza Hat

 

Pizza Hat Toddler Size
Free Crochet Pattern – Pizza Hat Toddler Size

Grab your hooks and get ready to make this for a pizza loving toddler!

Classic Black Beanie

Classic Black Beanie
Free Crochet Patterns – Classic Black Beanie

This black beanie has a classic design, but is made a little differently than your typical crocheted hat. It’s worked as a rectangle and then sewn into a hat. There’s a little bit of ribbing to add some subtle texture and the double brim will help keep ears extra warm.

Swirl and Pineapples Doily

Swirl and Pineapples Doily
Free Crochet Patterns – Swirl and Pineapples Doily

This is a very long pattern (over 30 rounds), so it is broken it into two posts.

Snowflake Cross Stitch Crochet Ornament

Snowflake Cross Stitch Crochet Ornament
Free Crochet Patterns – Snowflake Cross Stitch Crochet Ornament

Love making handmade ornaments? Need a quick and beautiful gift topper? The Snowflake Cross Stitch Crochet Ornament is fun and fast to make, with a stripy crochet background, a simple embroidered snowflake, and cute pom pom trim to finish it all off. This ornament is lightweight and looks pretty as a gift accent too!

Frozen Angels

Frozen Angels
Free Crochet Pattern – Frozen Angels

One last ornament for the Christmas tree, make these easy darling little angles with some scrap cotton.

Retro Christmas Tree Scarf

Retro Christmas Tree Scarf
Free Crochet Pattern – Retro Christmas Tree Scarf

The Retro Christmas Tree Scarf is fun to make, fun to wear, festive for this time of year, and very warm!

not your granny’s dishcloth

not your granny’s dishcloth
Free Crochet Pattern – not your granny’s dishcloth

This dishcloth pattern is modern, stylish, and can be made from any two colours to work with your home decor.  The tapestry style crochet doubles up the thickness of the cloth, making it super durable and absorbent.

Well that was fun wasn’t it? Did you find any projects to add to your collection? I look forward to seeing you again next week!

Until then, have a beautiful week,

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

Crochet Double Layered Braided Cowl

 

28 Creative Cowls 2Creative Cowls – Free Crochet and Knit Patterns from Karla’s Making It

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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Karla’s Making It Learns to Knit!

Mosaic Knitting

Karla’s Making It Learns to Knit!

Karla's Making It

Hello and Happy New Year my Crafty Friends!!

How did the holidays treat you? Did you get all the presents you wanted this year? I was spoiled with lots of family time. It was wonderful!

I also picked up a new hobby over the holiday – knitting!! I have always wanted to learn and have tried so many times over the years. Every time I tried, my attempts would end in frustration and I’m sure I tried to stab something with those needles. But not this time!! I think I got the hang of this!

Knit Inspiration
Knit Inspiration from Dona Knits blog

I have fawned over so many knitting projects that you all Pin in my addiction of hoarding crochet patterns. I would see awesome yarn patterns and be so jealous and sad that they turned out to be knitting patterns instead of crochet. Like this pattern for a Chunky Knit Throw.

Chunky knit throws
Chunky knit throws from Milo and Mitzy

or these fabulous scarves

Fair Isle scarf
Contrast Fair Isle scarf from ducatista on Ravelry
Fair Isle scarf/cowl
Fair Isle scarf/cowl from Dorien at Madebydo
Mosaic Knitting
Mosaic Knitting from Knit Freedom with Liat
Fair Isle Fiesta
Fair Isle Fiesta by Shinetastic at Ravelry

Isn’t that color work amazing? You just can’t get this look from crochet. Even tapestry crochet. Trust me!! I have tried. You still end up with dots of color where it shouldn’t be. I will admit, it is easier to do crochet color work in the round, but it still looks choppy and…just off. But, seriously, if I can learn to create projects like this, why would I not want to learn?!? Right?

Wool and the Gang Shopper
Wool and the Gang Zig Zag Shopper

Not only have I found that knitting is way better for color work, but the fabric turns out so amazing There is much more fabulous drape and hang.

Lace Collar Dress
Lace Collar Dress by Bergère de France
Miss Bennett Wrap
Miss Bennett Wrap by Paulina Popiolek on Ravelry

On top of that, every knitted stuff animal I see I want to hug! I just don’t feel that way about crochet amigurumi! They seem so stiff and un-cuddly. Check these out!

little elephant girl in a frondy frock
little elephant girl in a frondy frock by Little Cotton Rabbits
CANDY Bear
CANDY Bear from Susan Hickson on Ravelry

Aren’t they darling?! My lil girl would LOVE the elephant.  They are her favorite!

What about you? Do you also knit? What are your favorite knitted projects?

Going forward, I plan to include Free Knitting Patterns as well as all the Free Crochet Patterns here on Karla’s Making It.  Maybe I will inspire one of you crocheters to pick up those needles and give it a try!

I will post some links that I used to get started with knitting in a future post, as well as my works in progress so stay tuned!!

Make it a Beautiful Day!

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