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A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns December Week 4

December week 4 New Free Crochet Patterns

A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns December Week 4

Hello my yarn loving friends!!

Did you survive the holidays? Whew, that came and went so fast this year.

I swear, the older I get the faster the years roll. I hope this doesn’t continue, or my years will feel like weeks!

That won’t get a lot of crocheting done at all.

How about 2018? You ready?

Do you keep New Years Resolutions? Notice I said keep? lol

I don’t usually make any but this year I did make a few. I’ll let you know what they are soon.

In the meantime, lets get to this weeks new free patterns, shall we?

Here’s what I found for you this week.

December week 4 New Free Crochet Patterns

A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns December Week 4

crochet new years banner

crochet new years banner
Free Crochet Patterns – crochet new years banner

Happy New Year! It’s almost 2018! And to celebrate Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me designed a little crochet New Year banner! This piece really sparkles and shines in person! Add a little fringe and tassels for extra flair!

Japanese Maple Leaf

Japanese Maple Leaf
Free Crochet Patterns – Japanese Maple Leaf

This cute little leaf is in American crochet terms and begins from the stem ending at the 4 tips of the leaf. There are detailed pictures as well as a chart for reference.

BOBBLES AND STRIPES BABY BLANKET

BOBBLES AND STRIPES BABY BLANKET
Free Crochet Patterns – BOBBLES AND STRIPES BABY BLANKET

Although its fun to make little hats and outfits, it’s also nice to mindlessly crochet and not have to worry about shaping.  That’s what makes blankets so appealing to me.  You can easily customize the colors in this blanket by swapping out the pink for green, blue, yellow… whatever you like.



Borealis blanket

Borealis blanket
Free Crochet Patterns – Borealis blanket

The motifs resemble little snowflakes in different colours of the Northern lights. The blanket is joined and bordered in white, making the colours stand out even more. The blanket measures 90 x 120 cm (35.5 x 47in) but is easily adaptable in size. The pattern contains written instructions and crochet diagrams, and is written in US terms. The Borealis Blanket is suitable for advanced beginners or intermediate crocheters.

THE CAMPFIRE CARDIGAN

THE CAMPFIRE CARDIGAN
Free Crochet Patterns – THE CAMPFIRE CARDIGAN

Two simple granny hexagons are the foundation of this free crochet hexagon sweater pattern. Once they’re seamed in the back and shoulders, you’ll add rows of granny stitch lengthen the sweater, add longer sleeves, and  you’ll make a basic rectangular hood on the top to make your crochet hexagon sweater extra comfy and work a simple border around all the sweater edges.

Four-Hour Fall Sweater

Four-Hour Fall Sweater
Free Crochet Patterns – Four-Hour Fall Sweater

This is a free crochet pattern that uses a super chunky yarn (or chunky, up to you!) and an oversized crochet hook. This helps to keep the chunky sweater chunky without suffocating you at the same time.

THE DWELL SWEATER

THE DWELL SWEATER
Free Crochet Patterns – THE DWELL SWEATER

Learn how to crochet a sweater step-by-step in the Dwell Sweater video tutorial. This is a fantastic beginner sweater pattern because there is no shaping, increasing or decreasing. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the video tutorial and get the complete free Dwell Sweater written pattern.

Boheme Poncho

Boheme Poncho
Free Crochet Patterns – Boheme Poncho

This lightweight garment easily does double duty as either a poncho or a cute beach skirt.

Leaf Stitch Tutorial

Leaf Stitch Tutorial
Free Crochet Patterns – Leaf Stitch Tutorial

The leaf stitch is just wonderful and very easy to learn. It is perfect for making elegant crochet skirts, cardigans, ponchos and any other dresses.

Capricorn Zodiac Dishcloth

Capricorn Zodiac Dishcloth
Free Crochet Pattern – Capricorn Zodiac Dishcloth

Here you will find the final dishcloth in a year long Zodiac Dishcloth series, – check out the lovely Capricorn Dishcloth by Beth Major.

HANGING MITTENS

HANGING MITTENS
Free Crochet Patterns – HANGING MITTENS

There are actually a ton of uses for them. Off the top of her head, she came up with gift topper, gift card holder, hanging decoration for home or office, tree decoration, fill them with candy for small children and I’m pretty sure the size is great for the tiny hands of 1 or 2-year-olds as actual gloves!

Fair Isle Snowflake Christmas Stocking

Fair Isle Snowflake Christmas Stocking
Free Crochet Pattern – Fair Isle Snowflake Christmas Stocking

I have another Christmas stocking crochet pattern for you today from Petals to Picots.  I just love the festive snowflake design on this one.

See how much I love you? Lol! Weren’t those great? I hope at least one inspired you to make something beautiful with your time.  If not, at least you got to look at something pretty someone else made for a few minutes.

What do you like crocheting? What inspires you?

I like looking at textures and see if I can replicate them.  I also like blending colors, so photography inspires me too. Especially patterns.

Make it a beautiful week,

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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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