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Friday, 10 March 2017
KITTY CAT EXTRAVAGANZA 5 - Paw Bookmark or Hanging ornament
KITTY CAT EXTRAVAGANZA – 5
Paw Bookmark or Hanging ornament
In this blog, I have made a whole load of kitty
cat things.. i.e things all cat inspired.
I have used as many free patterns as I could find, and if I found a
chart, then I’ve worked the chart and written my notes down.
I have a long list of things kitty cat that I
plan on making, so I am very confidently putting this blog down as “5”, and
check out my first few blogs on kitty cat extravaganza as well.
Thanks for joining me in our celebration of the
naughty four-legged kitty cat.
Materials used:Today I’ve used our Indian Anchor knitting cotton yarn, with a 1.75
mm crochet hook.
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
fsc : Foundation single crochet dc
: Double crochet
ch : chain ch-sp
: chain space
sp : space rep
hdc : Half Double crochet sc-blo
: Single Crochet Back Loop Only
One (Main Colour MC) is light
and the other (Contrast Colour CC) is darker.
We will start with the paw pad first.
Part 1 : Paw
(with CC) : with a magic circle and 12 dc in that circle. Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.
(with CC) : 2 dc in the 1st dc and in each dc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st dc.
(with MC) : 2 dc in the 1st dc ; *dc in the next dc ; 2 dc in the
next dc* ; rep*to* all around. Join with
a sl-st to the 1st dc.
In the following row, we’re going to work on the
three little paws.
(with MC) : sc in the 1st dc ; (hdc, dc, trc in the next dc ; 3 trc
in the next dc ; trc, dc, hdc in the next dc ; sc in the next dc) ; [sc in the
next dc ; rep (to) once] ; rep [to] once ; sl-st in the next dc. Turn (3 toes made)
(with MC) : sc in the 1st 2 sts ; (dc in the next 2 sts ; 3 dc in
the next st ; dc in the next 2 sts ; hdc in the next st ; sc in the next 2 sts
; sl-st in the next 2 sts) ; [sc in the next 2 sts ; rep (to) once] ; rep [to]
Do not fasten but continue with pattern
Now we will start with the long tail for our
book mark, which we will work halfway down the paw. So place the paw down, and mark a stitch that
you think is halfway down and where you would want the long tail. Once you’ve marked it, you will ..
sl-st in each st all till the marked stitch.
At the marked stitch work a
chain of 60 sts (or as long a tail you’d want for your bookmark).
Turn and work 3
dc in the 2nd ch from hk ; work 3 dc in the next 15 ch ; work a
sl-st all the ch all the way back to the base of your paw and continue working
sl-st all the way along the side of the paw till the 1st toe. Fasten off and weave in ends.
The base of our paw is complete.
We will now add paw pads and an accent to the
tail, using CC.
Part 2 : Paw Pad (Make 3)
(with CC) : Make a magic circle and work 10 sc in that circle. Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
(with CC) : 2 sc in the 1st sc and in each sc all around. Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.
Fasten off and leave a tail to attach to the paw base.
Part 3 : Tail accent
Re-attach your CC
yarn to the end of the spiral, and work one sc in each dc all the way down the
spiral. When you reach the end, work a
sl-st and fasten off.
Your cute little paw book mark is ready to
use. Cute ain’t it?
After I made this, I thought it would look
lovely hanging from the front of the car – off the rear view mirror .. and we
loved it instantly J
Finally, this is a flat 2D creation.. You can
instantly jazz this up as a 3D creation as well, with just a quick idea. Make all the pieces as instructed, but make
two paw base bits.. and after you have added on the paw pads and tail bit,
attach the two paw bits together, & stuff just before you close it
completely. If you do not fill it too
much, it will still make a lovely car hanging, and if really full up, it could
make a cute toy for a kitty or doggie.
Please remember though that
(as someone had pointed out to me when I shared my last creation) we are
working with yarn and poly fill, and one must be very careful to ensure
that you pick up after your pet – as they may pull out some of the filling or
fray the yarn… and yarn ain’t a good animal food!
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