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I Saw These and Thought of You – New Crochet Patterns and Inspiration from Karla’s Making It

Tunisian Ripple Scarf Pattern

Hi Friends,

How are you all??? Summer is officially over, well, the weather isn’t acting like it… But the kiddos are back in school and I’m back here for YOU with New Crochet Ideas, Inspiration and of course New and Free Crochet Patterns.

I thought I would start with some crochet inspiration I have run across and the multitude of ideas that I get from Pinterest.

Do you Pinterest? If you do, you have to follow me – I have over 12000 pins (I know!!! But, in my defense,  I started pinning back when they were new, so… yeah)

If you DON’T Pinterest – are you crazy? It’s my life. Ok, not my life – my Prince and my pesky darling kids are my life but crochet comes in a close fourth or fifth… 😉

Anyway, I love seeing something else in a pattern.  Do you do that? For example, I see this jacket (free chart below) and I want to make a tablecloth with those large pineapple flower squares so bad! I wish I could crochet faster – ugh! I would make two!

Crochet Vest Pattern that would make a great tablecloth!
Crochet Vest Pattern that would make a great tablecloth!

This Cape pattern inspires me to design a Christmas Tree Skirt. Wouldn’t that be pretty? I see white lofty yarn – or maybe light blue with metallic?

Shawl or a Christmas Tree Skirt?
Shawl Pattern or a Christmas Tree Skirt?

And speaking of Christmas – how about some snowflakes.  Those are always fun when you have a little bit of cotton around… Great when your board or need some I-finally-completed-a-pattern Project.  You know the ones….

Plus they make good gift toppers and tags. I fantasize about an entire tree of them! Someday…

Snowflake Gift Topper
Snowflake Gift Topper Pattern
Enchanted Forest Snowflake
Enchanted Forest Snowflake Pattern
King's Crown Snowflake Pattern
King’s Crown Snowflake Pattern

 

Are you inspired to start making Christmas gifts? I have started a few things but they haven’t worked out.  You know how it goes.  Sometimes, a pattern is just too boring or I’m just not feeling it.  Am I the only one? Anyone else do that?

Historically, I don’t usually give Crochet gifts for Christmas.  The only reason I ever came up with is that I didn’t think anyone would want that stuff.

I don’t know – perhaps I will change my mind someday.  How about you? Do you like to give crochet gifts? What kinds of crochet patterns do you deem worthy of gift giving?

I was considering some spa gifts with my new spa washcloth and scrubby patterns. I haven’t written this one up yet – isn’t it cute?

Lacy Spa Tunisian Washcloth
Lacy Spa Tunisian Washcloth (pattern coming soon)

The Scrubby has been the most popular so far. Maybe I will put some in a basket with bath salts, a candle, hmmm what else???

Farmhouse Magnolia Crochet Scrubby
Farmhouse Magnolia Crochet Scrubby Pattern

I was also admiring this scarf. Doesn’t it look luscious? I NEED that yarn in my life!  Do you think it looks manly enough for, well, a man? That would make a good gift for my east coast family.  We don’t have much use for scarves here.

Tunisian Ripple Scarf Pattern
Tunisian Ripple Scarf Pattern

Beyond Christmas, my kiddos are college age so we still have wedding and babies in our future and that is always inspiring.

I have come across this dress (pattern no longer available)

Dress Pattern - this stitch would make a beautiful wrap
Dress Pattern – this stitch would make a beautiful wrap

and it inspires a lovely wrap, maybe in white for a wedding?

I love these capes / wraps too:

wedding cape (Etsy sold out)
wedding cape (Etsy sold out)
Gardenia Shawl
Gardenia Shawl Pattern
Bridal Shawl
Bridal Shawl Pattern

Well that’s it for this edition of “Saw These and Thought of You.” I’m thinking about making this a regular thing… Let me know what you think! What has been inspiring you lately? I would love to talk crochet with you. Let me know in the comments.

I hope you all enjoy what is left of the summer! Enjoy the Labor Day Weekend – (OH YEAH! 10% off all patterns at Etsy this weekend only – it’s supposed to be an automatic thing, no code necessary). xoxo

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The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 2) – by Karla’s Making It #lilysugar @yarnspirations

Crochet Rug - Rounds 1 - 4
The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug

Here are all the round so far
Part 1
Part 2 – Below
Part 3
Part 4
You can stop at anytime. When someone is working on part 4 let me know and I will work more rounds.

Hello Crochet Friends!!

Have you started on your Crochet Rug yet? I’m trying to stay ahead of you all but some of you are so fast!! Whew!

If you haven’t started, head over to the first 6 rounds of the pattern. You will also find the materials needed as well as some notes to keep in mind.

The Madeline Flower Crochet Rug Pattern (Part 2) – by Karla’s Making It

Notes:

There are new stitches in this round.

Half Treble Crochet: Yo twice, insert hook in st, yo and draw yarn through 1 loop, (4 loops on hook), yo and draw yarn through 2 loops, (3 loops on hook), yo and draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook.

Treble Crochet: Yo twice, insert hook in st, yo and draw yarn through 1 loop, (4 loops on hook), yo and draw yarn through 2 loops, (3 loops on hook), yo and draw yarn through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), yo, and draw through 2 loops

So let’s get right to Part 2 and I will gossip with you at the end of the post 😉

Ok, we ended our last part with Round 6 and a 6th round of petals. Here we go with Round 7 – 12

Instructions

Round 7 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 6 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 6 sts* around. (56 Hdc)

Now we make 1 petal over 3 stitches

7th Round of Petals (FLO): Join with a sl st to 1st hdc, Ch 2, dc in same st. Make 2 Htr 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 Htr in the next st. In next st, dc, Ch 2, sl st* around. (19 petals)

Round 8 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 6 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 6 sts* around. 2 Hdc in last st. (66 Hdc)

8th Round of Petals (FLO): Repeat 7th Round of Petals  (22 petals)




Round 9 (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 6 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 6 sts* around. in last 3 sts, 2 Hdc in 1st st, hdc in last 2 sts. (75 Hdc)

9th Round of Petals (FLO): Repeat 7th Round of Petals  (25 petals)

Round 10  (BLO): Hdc to back loop of first st. In the same st hdc again. Hdc in next 7 sts. *2 hdc in next st, hdc next 7 sts* around. in last 4 sts, 2 Hdc in 1st st, hdc in last 3 sts. (86 Hdc)

Now the Petals have Tr in center

10th 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 but you can adjust HDCs to be divisible by 3 and work out even petals.  I didn’t figure that out until a few rows down. (28 petals)

Round 11  (BLO): Repeat Round 10. (93 Hdc)

11th 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 (31 petals)

Round 12  (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. Hdc in last 6 sts. (106 Hdc)

12th 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 (35 petals)




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Check back for further rounds. At this time I’m on round 21 and it’s 2 feet across. I don’t know how big I’m going but keep me posted on your progress too either down in the comments or on the 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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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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The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug




The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

CROCHET LEVEL: Beginner

SIZE: The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern is approximately 36 x 21 inches.

FORMAT: PDF, 3 pages, in English. The pattern is written row-by-row using US crochet terms.

SKILLS: Single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch

MATERIALS:
2 – 14 oz skeins Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in White
2 – 14 oz skeins Bernat Handicrafter Cotton in Off White
(You may get away with 1 – 14 oz skein and a small 1.7-2 oz size if you are a tight crocheter.  I always get the larger skeins since I use them often.)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: To make it Non-Slip you can attach a non slip rug pad or make even lines of caulk or hot glue on the underside.
HOOK:J Hook, H Hook

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

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This is a PDF PATTERN for ‘The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Rug.’

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The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern
The Sandy Toes Beach Cottage Crochet Rug Pattern

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I Won the Flower Rug Challenge!! Introducing The Dahlia Crochet Flower Rug

The Dahlia Rug Pattern

After many days of ripping out and restitching my Crochet Flower Rug, I have created a masterpiece for my home.

Dahlia Crochet Flower Rug

I Won the Flower Rug Challenge!! Introducing The Dahlia Rug

Finally! After long last, lots of ripping out of stitches, and a few tears, I have WON the Most Lovely Crochet Flower Rug Ever Challenge! May I present to you…..

The Dahlia Rug!

Dahlia Flower Crochet Rug

You remember the The BEST – Most Lovely Crochet Rug ever challenge! and Update on The BEST – Most Lovely Crochet Flower Rug Ever Challenge… In those posts I was sharing with you that I spotted this rug on the Internet for over $800 and I had to have it. But I certainly wasn’t going to pay that much! So, I challenged myself to come up with a pattern that was close and…well, I WON!! YAY!!




This has been one of the most fun designs I have made!

  • It is pretty fabulous looking
  • I LOVE walking on it
  • It is customizable to any size rug you choose, from bath sized to living room sized
  • The flowers provide a nice soft texture which gets better as it is walked on
  • You can customize with any color you choose, for any room in your home

https://www.etsy.com/listing/238278715/the-dahlia-rug-pattern-flower-rug

You can purchase The Dahlia Rug from the Karla’s Making It Shop, Ravely Store or Etsy Shop. You don’t need to be a member of Ravelry to make a purchase. Just click below to get your digital download today!




It’s easy, fun, and economical to make your own rugs!! Get your digital download today!

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Crochet Cupcake Cushion/ Pillow

Cupcake Cushion/ Pillow

Cupcake Cushions by Karla’s Making It.

Crochet Cupcake
Cupcake Cushion/ Pillow

Hello My Crocheting Friends,

I decided to have some fun making these darling cushions / pillows. Essentially they are a double crochet circle around a pre-purchased foam cushion form.  These would be darling in a little girls room or a bright sunny porch.

Finished measurements is 14 inches
Skill Level: Easy to intermediate

Supplies:
Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Robins Egg, Strawberry, and Off White
5mm [US H-8] Crochet Hook
14 inch Round Pillow Form
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Crochet Cupcake
Crochet Cupcake Cushion/ Pillow

Make these totally shabby chic crochet pillows/ cushions for yourself or to give as gifts. Everyone loves a handmade gift and these are great for new Moms, brides to be, teachers, baby, children’s rooms. Place them on your couch, bed, or chair for extra comfort.

Crochet Cupcake
Cupcake Cushion/ Pillow

Have you ever made pillows like these? I would love to see a photo for more inspiration.

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 great too. I can’t wait to hear from you. Thanks!!

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Crochet Mini Laptop Cases for the Princesses

Crochet Mini Laptop Cases for the Princesses




Hello My Crocheting Friends,

Laptops, smart phones, tablets, and E-readers are common place for all the members of our family and protecting these devices are important.  However, commercial cases are expensive! But, for less than a few dollars (or free if you have a nice yarn stash) you can crochet your own cases.

Maddys case side

Making your own allows you to have a one of a kind, unique design that is bright and bold or soft and muted; whatever fits your personality. It also makes a great handmade gift.

maddys case 3

The youngest princess’s Mini Laptop Case is made using an 5.00MM(H) crochet needle with a single crochet stitch and alternating rows of white and tangerine cotton yarn.

kates sleeve 1

The older princess’s Mini Laptop Case is made using an 5.00MM(H) crochet needle with a half-double crochet stitch and alternating rows of Cottage and Country Yellow.

kates sleeve 2

Be sure to make the case slightly smaller than the device if you want a snug fit. You can crochet a custom cover of any size depending on what kind of device you have.  Pick your favorite color and buttons and make a case or a sleeve in less than a day.

Have you made any covers for your devices? I would love to hear about it in the comments.

Crochet computer sleeve by www.karlasmakingit.com

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