Thursday, 2 March 2017
KITTY CAT EXTRAVAGANZA – 4 (Long tailed Cat 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 “2”, and check out my first blog 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, with a 1.75 mm crochet hook.
Skill level : Easy
Size : About 5” top to bottom
Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)
For this little kitty cat project, I worked with this free pattern at http://www.crochetville.com/community/topic/90995-city-cat-bookmarker-pattern/
Again with this project, once I had my little kitty cat made, I thought I’d see if it looked cute as an ornament too.
So here I have crocheted around a small aluminum ring (you can use an old bangle as well) and then I attached the kitty cat to one end of it, and added a hanging chain length to the other end. The little frilly bit on the end was just for a little more pizazz and oomph.
It would be ideal to block the little cat motif if you are using it as a decoration in the ring or bangle.
.. and here he is swinging away amidst the leaves of a bush
Blocking ideas :
I would suggest that you block your project, especially if you’ve used a cotton yarn. First lightly iron it (using a light muslin cloth as a cover between the iron and your work – i.e do not iron directly on the work). This stretches and flattens down your work.
Use a white glue (Mod Podge or Indian Fevicol) as a stiffner. I use 1 part glue to 2 parts water and make a light paste, and then I lightly apply this over the back of my work using a paint brush. Allow to flat dry before gifting or using it as your decoration.
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A full time mum, a part time social service volunteer, animal fosterer and a Guinness World Record holder
I love art and craft - and am grateful for this hobby that keeps me busy and out of 'mischief'.
We (as a family) are also staunch protectors of stray animals and will continue to do our bit to make this a safe world for them.
We strongly believe in R-R-R and several of my projects will show this.