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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… ūüėČ

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 Рugh! 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

Make it a Beautiful Day,

 

 

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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‚Äôt wait to hear from you. Thanks!!

Make it a Beautiful Day!