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A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns December Week 2

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 2 Free Crochet Patterns

A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns December Week 2

Hello my yarn loving friends,

As Christmas is getting closer and I am wrapping my gifts under the tree, I can’t help but let you know how thankful I am for you!

I appreciate you visiting my page and coming to see what’s on my mind in the world of all things crochet.

I love researching the latest designs from my crocheting friends and sharing them with you.

I also love discovering new yummy yarn and products that will make our crochet even more awesome!

As I always say, I wouldn’t be doing this if you didn’t come visit me, so again, thank you for allowing me to dedicate time to my crochet hobby and obsession with hoarding patterns.

Did you check out the free crochet patterns from week 1? They are pretty darling too…

Free Crochet Patterns december week 1

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

Christmas Wreath Hat

Christmas Wreath Hat
Free Crochet Pattern – Christmas Wreath Hat

This fun graphic hat is worked in front post double crochet following a simple graph. There is a tutorial to help you learn how to read charts too. The hat works up fast and has a nice thick texture for warmth. Leave the design plain for a rustic Americana look, or decorate it with beads, bows, and buttons for a more festive look. I’m really excited about trying this one!!

Spill

Free Crochet Pattern
Free Crochet Pattern – Spill

Crochet your own eye-catching lace shawl with this free pattern. Spill  is a shawl worked in rows in a gradient yarn, with short rows used to create a gradual, off-center color change.  Crochet it with a long color-shifting yarn, or use a few different colors to create asymmetrical stripes

Sweet Holiday Treats

Sweet Holiday Treats
Free Crochet Pattern – Sweet Holiday Treats

These sweet free crochet patterns are sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Go on, pull out your hook, grab a steamy mug of your favorite hot beverage and curl up while creating your own adorable little gingerbread people!

Christmas Tree Hat Scarf

Christmas Tree Hat Scarf
Free Crochet Pattern – Christmas Tree Hat Scarf

This darling Christmas Tree Scarf is so darling and can be easily adjusted to any head size. You can customize the decorations and have a truly unique gift or treat for yourself!

Cozy Cottage Christmas Stocking

Cozy Cottage Christmas Stocking
Free Crochet Pattern – Cozy Cottage Christmas Stocking

This pattern is worked in a #5 bulky weight, but really you could use any weight yarn in combination with the appropriate hook. The finished sizing would be different of course, but the process is the same, and if you decided to change the sizing, that’s pretty easy too.

Gingerbread Coasters

Gingerbread Coasters
Free Crochet Pattern – Gingerbread Coasters

These coasters are a fun stocking stuffer idea and they would look lovely in anyone’s home over the Christmas season. They are quick and easy to make.

Weebee Doll Dress up snowman

Weebee Doll Dress up snowman
Free Crochet Pattern – Weebee Doll Dress up snowman

The Weebee patterns are designed so that you can use any yarn or hook of your choice to achieve different sized dolls to your liking. Therefore the clothing patterns have no specific yarn or hook size specifications but information is contained within which will help you to create the perfect fit for your specific doll.

GIFT CARD CUP COZY AND FREE PRINTABLE

GIFT CARD CUP COZY AND FREE PRINTABLE
Free Crochet Pattern – GIFT CARD CUP COZY AND FREE PRINTABLE

It’s that time of year!! That time of year when we makers realize that we can’t possibly make all the handmade gifts we dreamed of making before Christmas! But even if you can’t finish all the scarves, hats and blankets, there’s still time to make something handmade and unique for family & friends… as long as it’s small! This gift card cup cozy will fit the bill!

Gustav the Gnome

Gustav the Gnome
Free Crochet Pattern – Gustav the Gnome

A cute little gnome that was supposed to be a Christmas tree! I’m so glad he turned out a gnome – just look at how cute he is and wait until you see his hair!!

THE SAMPLER POUF

THE SAMPLER POUF
Free Crochet Pattern – THE SAMPLER POUF

Learn some new stitches while crocheting your own oversized pouf ottoman. This free crochet bean bag pattern is comprised of six simple squares and stuffed with inexpensive household items to create a high-end looking piece of DIY furniture.

The Dreamer Crocheted Triangle Wrap

the dreamer crocheted triangle wrap pattern
Free Crochet Pattern – the dreamer crocheted triangle wrap pattern

The blend of neutrals will go with just about any outfit and the optional flowy fringe and tassels give it that kind of bohemian vibe, don’t you think?  She even braided some of the fringe.

The 4 Wonders

Free Crochet Pattern
Free Crochet Pattern – Knot Bad Ami

Getting ready for the holidays? Here are four free crochet patterns that’ll bring the Holiday Spirit into your home! Say Hello to Charlie the Gingerbread Woman, Casper the Snowman, Eve the Christmas Tree, and Jeffrey the Eggnog!  All stand roughly about 7 ½ inches tall!

Cabled Basket

Cabled Basket
Free Crochet Pattern – Cabled Basket

Keep your living room or studio organized with this cute basket. It’s perfect for storing everything from magazines and remotes to yarn projects (or part of your yarn stash!).

Textured Slouchy Hat

Textured Slouchy Hat
Free Crochet Pattern – Textured Slouchy Hat

I love how this textured slouchy hat worked up. Lion Brand’s Heartland in Joshua Tree compliments the front post double crochet stitches perfectly.

Christmas Bells

Christmas Bells
Free Crochet Pattern – Christmas Bells

Christmas is behind the corner and I hope this crochet pattern will help you to decorate your home or to decorate gifts for your lovies.

Christmas Lightholders

Christmas Lightholders
Free Crochet Pattern – Christmas Lightholders

How Creative!! Love these little plushy light holders! Get all 4 free crochet patterns.

Candle with Flameless Tealight

Candle with Flameless Tealight
Free Crochet Pattern – Candle with Flameless Tealight

It is a very easy and fast crochet pattern. And of course it is perfect for any time of the year. Switch out the colors if you like and you can use this pattern not only for Christmas, but also Easter, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Valentine’s Day or any other Holiday.

Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket

Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket
Free Crochet Pattern – Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket

The blanket is made from squares joined with a slip stitch join. The border echos the pattern of the squares.

Falalala Llama

Falalala Llama
Free Crochet Pattern – Falalala Llama

These tiny llamas are small enough to use as  Christmas ornaments, stocking stuffers or gift toppers. I can’t wait to make a few more as little gifts for my friends!

Robin Xmas Tree Baubles

Robin Xmas Tree Baubles
Free Crochet Pattern – Robin Xmas Tree Baubles

a list of free crochet patterns wouldn’t be complete without these Christmas tree baubles, a cute and easy robin bauble. The perfect little last-minute decoration for your Christmas tree, gifts, or craft fairs!

Present Kawaii Cuddler

Present Kawaii Cuddler
Free Crochet Pattern – Present Kawaii Cuddler

He can be personalized to your heart’s content with color combinations and embellishments.

That’s all we have for this week’s new free crochet patterns from my surfing adventures.  If you found a free crochet pattern that you would like to share with our readers, please share it in the comments below.  Please only free patterns and recently posted too!!

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A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns December Week 1

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.

Free Crochet Patterns december week 1

A Curated List of New Free Crochet Patterns December Week 1

Hello my yarn loving friends!!

How are you this DECEMBER!?! December… OMG What??

Are you ready for Christmas already?

Or are you the type who is just getting started? Maybe you’re like my partner who shops on December 24!

Whoever you are around Christmas time, if you love yarn as much as I do, you are still crocheting everyday and ALWAYS collecting New and Free Crochet Patterns – am I right?

While I pin a ton of free patterns on Pinterest every single day (you should really follow me!), I have decided to share the best of what I find every week on the blog.

So 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

Free Crochet Blanket Pattern – Ruby Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern – Ruby Baby Blanket

Here is a new free pattern from Cherry Blossom Crochet for a beautiful cotton crochet ripple blanket with bobbles which would be perfect for your little one or as a gift!

WINTER WISHES WRAP

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern: Winter Wishes Wrap

In the winter wishes wrap the stitch pattern used is called the side saddle stitch. The stitch pattern calls for double crocheting four together, but it isn’t difficult at all. Written instructions are included for the stitch if you aren’t familiar with it.

Everyday Crochet Cardigan

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern: Sewrella

If you’ve been looking for your go-to simple, easy to crochet cardigan – the Everyday Crochet Cardigan is for you! It’s really beginner friendly, construction is a piece of cake, and you’ll be warm and cozy in no time at all.

Stocking Snowflake Hat

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern – Stocking Snowflake Hat

Check out this darling snowflake hat just in time for the holidays. I bet you can whip this one up in no time.

Star Gazer’s Slipper Socks

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern – Star Gazer’s Slipper Socks

The Star Gazer’s Slipper Socks are perfect for snuggling up with a hot mug of tea on a cold winter day.

Slouchy Shell Beanie

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern: Slouchy Shell Beanie

Make yourself a stylish slouchy shell beanie to wear this winter! This cute crochet hat has a ribbed brim, shell stitch pattern, and a fun pom pom on top. This free crochet beanie pattern has both written instructions and photos to help you finish your own beanie with ease.

White Berry Cable Messy Bun Hat

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern: White Berry Cable Messy Bun Hat

If you haven’t seen it, A Messy Bun Hat is a hat with a hole in it for a bun or ponytail to go through, so you can have your hair up and still wear a hat when it is cold. Here’s a darling red and white cable Messy Bun Hat for you!

Simply Mad Throw

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern: Simply Mad Throw

This pattern is super easy, customizable and works up quick with TWO STRANDS of yarn, making it very thick and extremely warm. Size and colors are within pattern are recommendations to make the blanket in the picture but there are instructions to adapt the pattern to your own color taste and preferred size.

CROCHET BABY HAT

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern: CROCHET BABY HAT

Isn’t this crochet baby hat with a cute lamb appliqué darling?! There are sizes for 0-3 months, 3-6 months and 6-12 months.

Sampler Snowman Boot Cuffs

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern: Sampler Snowman Boot Cuffs

These super cute boot cuffs are based on a popular snowman sampler scarf pattern. There are patterns for both adult and children sizes.

CROCHET PLAID SLIPPERS

Free crochet Pattern Friday
Free crochet Pattern: CROCHET PLAID SLIPPERS

This is an awesome pattern because they are very easy to resize. She included Women, Kids and Toddler sizes and you can easily change the sizing by making the slippers longer or shorter. As a bonus, she included ways to make the slippers non slip!

Snowball Slouch Hat

Free Crochet Pattern Friday
Free Crochet Pattern: Snowball Slouch Hat

The Snowball Slouch Hat uses the Grit Stitch to make a really fabulous texture while still being beginner-friendly.  These hats work up so quickly

Mittens

Free Crochet Pattern
Free Crochet Pattern: Mittens

That concludes the patterns that I have curated for you this week.  Stay tune for more NEW and FREE patterns from all around the world of crochet.

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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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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!!

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Tunisian Sampler Wrap CAL – Crochet Along with me and Learn Tunisian

Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch (Simple Stitch)

Have you ever wanted to learn Tunisian Crochet? I learned recently and I seriously cannot believe how easy it is!! The Tunisian work I have seen is so lovely that it made me think it was really difficult, but I was totally wrong.  I may never do standard crochet again (j/k – but it is really THAT easy!)

Tunisian Sampler Wrap

I decided that I wanted to learn a few stitches and at the same time see how I could use these stitches for color-work.  I have started a Tunisian Sampler Wrap and after working a bunch of rows and pulling out a ton of stitches, I have finally found my groove.

You are welcome to join me in making the sampler – sort of a Crochet Along (CAL) with no commitment.  I will post the new stitches and photos as I go. I can also point you to the tutorials (if I use one) that helped me to learn the stitch.

Getting Started with Tunisian Crochet

I started by picking up a new Tunisian Hook and some cotton yarn and jumped right in.

I found this video from Made With Love By Glama. Glama taught me the basic foundation stitch of Tunisian Crochet and the first stitch of the sampler.  If you are new to Tunisian I suggest you practice a few rows before starting the project.  If you already know Tunisian Basics, then jump right into the first 6 inches of the wrap below.

I will be using Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton for my wrap.  I wanted a casual wrap for summer that would be softer and softer with each wash, and match my jeans, light and dark.  I chose the colors Stone Wash, Blue Jeans, and Indigo to achieve this. I don’t know how much yarn will be needed yet as I haven’t completed the wrap yet but I’m not concerned about dye lot for this project as with the colors I chose, I doubt I would be able to notice.

In my first go at the Tunisian Sampler Wrap, I did 10 rows of each color but that didn’t get me nice clean color changes since some stitches resulted in a different lengths. This go I will be doing 6 INCHES of each of the 10 different stitches (versus 10 rows) resulting in about a 60 inch long wrap.

I also chose to work in color changes in each stitch so I can see the contrast.  The first 3 inches are worked with Color A. The next 1.5 inches are worked with a color change in each pass, forward and return. The final 1.5 inches are work with a color change at the return pass only. Here is the effect I got with the first Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch (Simple Stitch). See photo below for how my color changes turned out.

Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch (Simple Stitch)
Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch (Simple Stitch) with Color Changes

If you don’t choose to make the same color changes, you can change colors at each new stitch. I recommend changing colors on the return pass of the previous stitch. Or don’t make any color changes at all! You decide. No matter which design you choose, I know you will love the look of Tunisian Crochet!

Ready for the first stitch? Let’s do it!

Tunisian Sampler Wrap – Part 1

Materials:

Lily Sugar’n Cream Yarn Stonewash (Color A), Blue Jeans (Color B), and
Indigo (Color C)
J crochet hook
J Tunisian crochet Hook
Needle for weaving in ends
Scissors

Notes: We will be crocheting in inches rather than rows.  I found that with my first attempt at the sampler that the different stitches vary in length making inconsistent color changes. I wanted a less random finished product so I started this version by crocheting each of the 10 stitches for 6 inches. If all goes according to plan, I will have a standard 60 inch wrap when completed.

Instructions:

With J hook Ch 75

Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch (Simple Stitch)

Foundation Row (forward pass): Insert Tunisian J hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), *keeping all loops on hook, insert hook in next ch, yo and draw up a loop; rep from * across – 75 loops on hook. Do not turn.

Foundation Row (return pass): Yo and draw through first loop, *yo and draw through 2 loops; rep from * until 1 loop remains (this loop becomes the first st of the next row) – 75 sts. Do not turn.

Row 1 (forward pass): Sk first vertical bar of previous row (against edge of piece), *keeping all loops on hook, insert hook from right to left under next vertical bar, yo and draw up a loop; rep from * across. Do not turn.

Row 1 (return pass): Work same as Foundation Row (return pass).

Rep both passes of Row 1 until a total of 3 inches have been worked.

If you don’t choose to make color changes, work 3 more inches of this stitch. If you choose to make color changes with me continue below.

One color each row: Work a forward pass with color A. Join color B at last stitch of forward pass.  Work Return Pass in color B. Join color A at last stitch of return pass. Repeat both passes until 1.5 inches have been worked. End with return pass.

Two colors each row: Keep color B on hook and work forward pass with color B. Change to Color A and work return pass and forward pass.  Change to color B and work return pass and forward pass. Repeat both passes with new color pattern until 1.5 inches have been worked. End with color B and return pass.

You will now have worked three color variations with the Basic Tunisian Crochet Stitch (AKA Simple Stitch).

Tunisian Sampler Wrap Stitch 1
Tunisian Sampler Wrap Stitch 1

Excellent work! I can’t wait to show you the next stitch!! Follow the Karla’s Making It Facebook Page for updates on this pattern!

If you are looking for another fabulous project, you should get The Dahlia Rug Pattern from Karla’s Making It! It is a simple gorgeous rug pattern that can be customized for any sized rug for any room of your house.  The pattern shows you how to make a bath or kitchen sized rug and includes instructions on how to make a living room sized rug! The Dahlia Rug pattern is available at Ravelry, Etsy, and Craftsy.

The Dahlia Rug Pattern

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