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Amigurumi kitty cat free pattern

Hello lovelies!

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I vowed to not plunge into amigurumi considering the time it takes to complete one. But this one was an unfinished project lying around the house started by my sister and I couldn’t resist not completing it.

Cat’s head patttern

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: [sc in the next 3sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (30)
Round 6: [sc in the next 4sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (36)
Round 7: [sc in the next 5sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (42)
Round 8: sc around. (42)
Round 8: sc around. (42)
Round 9: sc around. (42)
Round 10: sc around. (42)
Round 11: sc around. (42)
Round 12: [sc in the next 5sc, dec] * 6 times. (36)
Round 13: [sc in the next 4sc, dec] * 6 times. (30)
Round 14: [sc in the next 3sc, dec] * 6 times. (24)

Cat’s body patttern

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: [sc in the next 3sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (30)
Round 6: [sc in the next 4sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (36)
Round 7: sc around. (36)
Round 8: [sc in the next 4sc, dec] * 6 times. (30)
Round 9: sc around. (30)
:(sc around in all rounds in between)
Round 22: sc around. (30)
Round 23: [sc in the next 3sc, dec] * 6 times. (24)
Round 24: sc around. (24)
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Round 26: sc around. (24)

Cat’s ears pattern

Make two of these fold it into half and sew it to the head

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: sc around. (24)

Tail

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: sc around. (12)
However long as you please, I did another 12 more rounds of 12 sc.

Arms

Make two of these,

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: sc around. (18)
Round 5: [sc in the next sc, dec in the next 2sc] * 6 times. (12)
Round 6: sc around. (12)
Round 7: [dec, sc in the next 4sc] * 2 times. (10)
Round 8: sc around. (10)
: (Repeat sc around for all the rounds in between)
Round 16: sc around. (10)

Fold and sew arms where the body meets the head.

Legs

Make two of these and sew it to the bottom of the body.

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: sc around. (24)
Round 6: [sc in the next 2sc, dec in the next 2sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 7: sc around. (18)
Round 8: [dec, sc in the next 7sc] * 2 times. (16)
Round 9: sc around. (16)
: (Repeat sc around for all the rounds in between)
Round 20: sc around. (16)

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Lace clutch

Hellooo!

No, I dont type like that normally but I wanted to say a hello that’s as enthusiastic as I am now. I made this lace crochet purse and I’m beyond proud of how it looks after I’ve completed it.

Items needed:
A 17x11cms purse
Nude coloured fabric with extra 1cm seam allowance
Anchor knitting cotton Shade 291
Hook 2.5 mm

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I used a falling leaves pattern from this page, oh no that’s how I’ve named it when its actually Crochet leaf stitch https://mypicot.com/2060.html

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Bottle cozy/cover using macrame

Hi there!

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I find macrame a good substitute for chunky yarn projects which need not have to be warm and fuzzy. Macrame is quite sturdy and lasts longer than yarn.

Crochet Hook: 5.5mm
Yarn: Macrame in purple

Round 1: Magic Circle, 6sc into the circle & then pull it close. (6)
Round 2: 2sc in each sc around. (12)
Round 3: [sc in the sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (18)
Round 4: [sc in the next 2sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (24)
Round 5: [sc in the next 3sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (30)
Round 6: [sc in the next 4sc, 2sc in the next sc] * 6 times. (36)
Round 7: sc around on the reverse. (36)
Round 8: sc around. (36)
: ( sc all the rounds in between)
Round 18: sc around. Finish and weave the ends and seal it with fire. (36)

Then used needle and four strands of white yarn to sew the cross stitch heart, now my baby’s bottle is safer than ever. And bonus, I spent a little over an hour to do this.

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Knit bunny beanie – free patternĀ 

Hello peeps,

As I was typing the title of this post, I couldn’t help but gleam in satisfaction, for a number of reasons. One, I finally came up with a pattern for a knit beanie, although my contribution is little. Two, I finally had time to put up a blog post and a pattern that I love, with a baby girl who just discovered crawling and is teething at the same time. Three, I promised myself I would get it out before Easter and there it is.

Alright, all the chit chatter aside let’s get on to the pattern with the disclaimer. I’m no expert at pattern writing or at knitting, I taught myself to do both and I love sharing how its done for those who are interested.
I made a basic beanie following the pattern for a 12 month old basic baby beanie from Mamas stitchery projects. I’m so thankful for the wonderfully written free pattern on that blog. However since I used a bigger sized needles, my gauge was way off and I ended up with a slightly bigger circumference. Although it somehow fit my baby girl so all is well. Now getting on to the rabbits ears, I wish I had double pointed needles so I didn’t have to sew the two bits, but I only had circular needles at hand.

Supplies Used:

  • 4.5mm circular needles
  • Acrylic 8 ply yarn
  • tapestry needles

Gauge:

20 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches stockinette

Pattern:

I followed the pattern on the fore mentioned blog to tee for the beanie. Now heading on to ears make two of the white parts for the outer ear and two pink bits for the inner ear. The white part is slightly bigger than the pink part so that it is still visible in the front as well.

Using white colored yarn, cast on 16 stitches. I used the long tail knit cast on, and then stockinette stitch for 11 cms.
i.e., 26 rows of knit 16 and purl 16

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To make the decreases

k1, ssk, knit 10, k2tog, k1.
p14.
k1, ssk, knit 8, k2tog, k1.
p12.
k1, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, k1.
p10.
k1, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, k1.
p8.
k1, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, k1.
p6.
k1, ssk, k2tog, k1.
p4.
Cast off and make two of these

For the bunny’s inner ear
Using pink color yarn cast on 14 stitches and make 26 rows of stockinette stitch i.e., k14,p14
The make the decreases

k1, ssk, knit 8, k2tog, k1
p12
k1, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, k1
p10
k1, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, k1
p8
k1, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, k1
p6
k1, ssk, k2tog, k1
p4
Cast off and make two of these

Place the white part and pink part with the right side facing one another and sew around. These pictures should give you an idea as to how its done.

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Ta da! now that you have the two ears, fold it and sew it to the beanie.

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Embroidered vegetable storage bag

Hello there! I’m back with another embroidery venture of mine, and not to forget even hand sewn. With an active baby girl who mostly catnaps through the day I barely have time for anything other than chores, but that wouldnt stop me from getting this done. Ideally, it should have been done in a day but it took me two whole weeks to get it done. I folded a piece of fabric 25×30 cms and sewed the sides of the bag. Folded the top part to make space for the drawstring and sewed it in place. Now getting on to the embroidery since the thread count of this muslin was very less I used another backing fabric to do the wool embroidery. Then free handed the carrot pattern, I wanted the carrots to appear as a bunch when the bag is pulled close, hence spaced them accordingly. Im so proud of this idea, that I’m claiming royalty rights to anyone who wants to do this šŸ˜€

Actually I love the way it turned out, exactly the way I want it to be. My carrots have stayed fresh for over a week and I couldnt be any more happier with this pretty bag.

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Knit baby boots

Hello! I fell in love with these cookie style boots the moment I saw them and made one for my little bubby. At that time I only had four ply yarn in hand and the pattern called for a chunkier wool. So I made up my own counts and here they are. I wouldn’t say they were perfect looking but still looked cute enough.

KNITTING CAST-ON & STITCHES
Small Patch: Cast On 12 Stitches, Knit 46 Rows
Long Patch: Cast On 54 Stitches, Knit 20 Rows

There’s a video on YouTube which should help you with attaching these two patches together to make these boots.

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Crochet in less than an hour purse

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Hello! This is one quick crochet project, and if you have a sewing machine and if you know how to use it you’ve got yourself a purse in less than an hour. Poor me, I don’t have a sewing machine and I had to sew it all by hand(That explains the not so even edges). And it still was a quick enough project and I love how well it has turned out. This is the pattern for the flower motif that I’ve used and I hope I’m not infringing anybody’s rights to the pattern.

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I made three of these and stitched it to the purse. I mostly free handed the measurements of the purse and cut out the length of fabric which housed all three in a horizontal line across. I’ve used a stretchy cottony fabric(up cycled T-shirt) hence to make it sturdier used a backing and a lining fabric. Hope you have fun making this as much as I did.