Both patterns at my Etsy store!
Good Morning everyone!
Thought I’d start the day off with a blog post to share with everyone: this cute kitty clip. Last week when I was wondering through Pinterest, I saw a picture of this clip in someone’s hair, and I was devastated when the picture didn’t lead me to the original source. After all my hunting, I was giddy to be led to Krawka’s wonderful blog. The kitty clip was so adorable, how could I not make one for myself?
The pattern is super simple, and doesn’t take long to make at all!
Supplies needed: 3.00 mm Hook, size 4 yarn, simple hair clip, embroidery thread, yarn needle, fiberfill, scissors.
Rnd 1: Mr 9
Rnd 2: 2sc in each St (18)
Rnd 3: Sc 7, 2sc in next st (22)
Rnd 4-5: Sc 22
Rnd 6: *Sc 4, 2tog, sc 3, 2tog* repeat (18)
Rnd 7-8: Sc 18
Rnd 9: 2tog around (9). Stuff after this round. If embroidering the eyes, add them now, a long with the whiskers.
Rnd 10: 2tog, 2tog, then *skip 1, sc* repeat
Rnd 1: Magic Ring 6
Rnd 2: 2sc in each St (12)
Rnd 3: Sc 3, 3sc in next St (18)
Rnd 4-5: Sc 18
Rnd 6: Sc 4, 2tog (15)
Rnd 7: Sc 3, 2tog (12)
Rnd 8-13: Sc 12. Stuff and sew opening closed.
Rnd 1: Magic Ring 6
Rnd 2: Sc 6
Rnd 3: Sc, 2tog (4)
Rnd 4-5: Sc 3. I sewed little paw lines on 2 for the front paws.
Rnd 1: Magic Ring 4
Rnd 2-7: Sc 4
Row 1: Chain 5
Row 2: Turn, Sc 4 (4)
Row 3: Turn, Sc 2, 2tog (3)
Row 4: Turn, 2tog, slp st. I left a long tail and sewed around the ears for a smoother finish.
Assemble the pieces together to make your kitty come to life. FInal step, adding the clip to the back. I used hot glue then reinforced it with embroidery thread.
That’s about it! I tried so hard to get a good picture of me wearing it…but sometimes selfies aren’t the best answer, hahaharrr.
If you have spare time, pop by Krawka’s blog to see more of her amazing work, here are a few of my personal favorites:
Finger puppet Super Heros, Hooded Bear Cowl, and Baymax patterns are all offered for free! She even has super villains to go with her super heros, they are all too adorable! Sometimes I wish I had a kid so I had more of an excuse to make stuff like that >.> Or I could just get a head start now hahaha 😀
Last but not least, I want to share River of Strike a Spark’s little bear from my pattern, how kawaii is this?!
Everyone have a great Tuesday!
– ❤ Millie
For once I followed through and finished a project, woohoo! I completed a full pattern set for my little Blue Bear and his little baked goods. I’m so happy how he turned out ^_^
I’m still on a roll with this pattern making kick – today I’m working a picnic set for more of my minis, that is when I can find time to work on them. We’ve had a new member added to our little family:
This is our baby kitty, Sora! We adopted him this past Saturday. He’s so tiny, only two pounds and just turned two months. He keeps me company and gives me plenty of entertainment with his bursts of energy, I could easily run around playing for an hour or so. Of course when I do try to crochet, he’s right next to me attacking my hands and hooks. He’s such a joy to have, so glad we could give him a home. After a little while, we will be searching for a perfect rescue dog to complete our family 🙂
Also before I go, big shout out to the lovely Jane of Rainbow Junkie, she did a phenomenal job of testing and critiquing my amigurumi bear pattern, and she set me the adorable results:
Couldn’t have created a better pattern without your help 🙂 I’m waiting to hear back from another tester and I’d like to share her results as well. I’ve now got the patterns for the bears, baker set, and bunnies in my Etsy shop. Each pattern also comes with a special coupon code.
I’ve become quite a hermit lately here in South Carolina. I find myself ready to find a job yet a tad more paranoid of venturing out the house. I don’t like the super busy four lane roads, the area is void of any open space, nothing in our area is unique or leisure. I really miss the suburban feel that I’ve always been around. But, I don’t allow myself to dote on this too much for my husband’s sake. This is the life we have and I decided to be a Navy wife, but this week has been my mope week lol. Next week it’s “buckle down and be a big 25 year old” week! I’ll find the silver lining and keep searching for my gem and job in this urban jungle.
Anywho, it’s time to get crocheting while the little kitten is asleep, have a great day everyone!
Naturally, you make a bear you make a bunny, and then afterwards you start on your tiny baby dragons! Huh, that’s not the order? Oh well…how else does one spend their 25th birthday? With a crochet hook in hand of course!
Three bears down, three bunnies down, and I have started on a trio of dragons to join the group. Not to mention I’m making patterns for their individual habitats. ^^ This pattern is proving to be super fun at the moment~
Had one tester for the little bear pattern, still would like two more and more names suggestions, although there are a few I find adorable. Thanks to all who participate, have a good evening everyone!
Hello fellow bloggers!
As usual, life keeps me busy. For the last three weeks I’ve been getting cozy in my new South Carolina home 🙂 For sure has been an adjustment, moving out of state for the first time, with only my husband, but I am loving it ❤
So lately I’m making our house a real home, and continue to pour all my efforts into my Etsy shop. Which leads me to this post~ I’ve made a new pattern, and would love to have a few testers 🙂
I would like one tester to do the pattern in spiral rounds, and the other to use the joined round method. Also I will give the pattern free to anyone who can come up with a name for these three! I can’t think of something cute and “Baby Bear Pattern” just sounds waaay to bland to me X_X
I’m looking for in-dept feedback from testers, specifically if certain parts are confusing/unclear. If you are interested, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIrst come first serve, thank you in advance! 🙂
Greetings WordPress! I’ve been away a bit but with good reason and good news, I am now a Mrs ❤
Feb. 6th I married my best friend, and I couldn’t be happier that we are starting our lives together. With a little over a month engagement, we pulled off a beautiful, private ceremony. Surrounded by our family and best friends, we had a wonderful love filled day. After the ceremony (held at the courthouse) we enjoyed a delicious lunch at a local restaurant that did a fantastic job creating an intimate setting. I’m so thankful for my mom and sister keeping me sane even when we had to buy my dress, shoes, and accessories in three days!
My new hubby and I took a weekend trip to enjoy Wisconsin Dells, which was actually pretty fun since there weren’t hoards of people everywhere. The indoor water parks were a blast! Along with the highly entertaining Wizard Quest game that had us frantically crawling through tunnels, going down slides, and going crazy when we couldn’t figure out what was the name of the Unicorn’s horn. Ripley’s Believe it or Not! museum was interesting, the interactive bit at the end has some nice secrets, and only go up the hidden stair case if you’re ready to see some gory Medieval torture devices. The hardest thing to leave was the food! MACs and the Log Cabin still has me longing for their amazingly unique dishes, how I miss them but all in all being home is great too.
Besides my blooming marriage, life’s sure been keeping me busy with work (occasionally more than one at a time), and spending all the time I can with Chris before he leaves for boot camp next month 😦 Things will be hard since he’s been such a big part of my everyday life for the last two years, but that also means more times to crochet because I will be doing anything I can to distract myself!
Speaking of which~~I haven’t been posting, but I have completed a few projects. Some from patterns, some from just messing around. Here are the ones I got pics of:
Used for my Halloween costume, I made this cape in a week. I wish I had more time to use a higher quality of yarn, but over all I feel the cape turned out better than expected, especially all those time consuming crocodile stitches! I used Red Heart yarn, which also yielded a slightly shorter version. The beautiful indepth to follow pattern was purchased from Bonita Pattern.
I adore this cute lightweight bunny hood! Acts as more of a cowl though and was perfect for early fall weather. HelloHappy has a variety of kawaii tutorials and products that will make anyone squeal with joy. Her patterns are full of color and pictures to help you out, she even teaches you how to dye the tip of the bunny ears with tea bags. The pattern called for mohair yarn, I used Red Heat Boutique instead since these rainbow colors were too vibrant to pass up.
My favorite winter accessory! My first bulky scarf so I had to make it food related. While I debated over making a cupcake themed scarf, thinking I could add little toppings won me over. Even though the smiley strawberry was the only character to make it to final production, I think he’s just right 🙂 He helps keep me so toasty!
Last year my husband’s grandma gave me this gigantic needle work book that showed a lot of crochet stitches that I started messing with. Continuing with my Red Heart Boutique yarn crazy, I made tons of the headbands for friends and family. This first one is mine though, was also a great fall wear.
This isn’t crochet related, but it is a new hobby! I bought this adorable Fujifilm Instax Mini 25 that makes perfect mini photos. Instead of stacking them on my shelf I started a lil scrapbook. I’m such an amateur though, so many pages are missing stickers and decorations but I’m so picky I have trouble finding ones I like. 🙂 Overall a great side hobby.
Unfortunately, that’s all I have pictures of. The rest are unfinished projects, or just things I made to give away before snapping a pic. And in general, I haven’t been devoting much time to crochet in general, a fact that makes me shed a tear. Yet, like I said, during Chris’ 8 weeks of boot camp I should be exploding with projects! For now I hope we can have the best last few weeks before our departure. Being a Navy wife will sure be a whole new adventure.
Hope everyone has been well, hope to keep things more up to date! ❤
Happy 2014!! Honestly it does not even seem like it, I know I’m not the only one out there who keeps writing 2013 on my papers right? 🙂 I’ve been quiet lately but I plan to stay, or try to stay, and make sure I stay because in actuality, I miss this place 😥 One can easily forget their personal need to engage in the hobbies they love. I’ll ramble later- right now check out these funky hats~
The past month I have been making hats, which were meant to be sent off to my mother last month but…oops they are still on my shelf. I admit, I have worn them once or twice. Two of these are patterns I’ve revisited, and learned to perfect.
Unbelievable how simple and elegant I think this hat is! I found this pattern scrolling about Rheatheylia’s website. This took no time at all to make, and doesn’t even use a lot of yarn. I was worried that due to the shell stitches, it wouldn’t be very wrong. I was happily wrong. A very snug cap that looks cute indoors and outdoors.
An old favorite that always is a challenge, Red Heart’s cloche pattern. The first time I made this hat I had no idea what was going on. Revisiting the pattern months later, I still had no idea what was going on! This pattern takes a LOT of concentration, but eventually things start making sense. I used a slimmer, softer yarn (Caron’s Simple Soft) to have a less bulky effect for this one and I think the results are fantastic 🙂
A recreation of the first hat I ever made, Vickie Howell’s Slouchy hat. Be prepared to use a ton of yarn, those puff stitches look cute but you will be amazed how fast your yarn bundle diminishes. This casual dress up or dress down hat is great with any look in my opinion. OUt of all the hats this did take me the longest though, but well worth it. This hat I like especially for spring and fall seasons, because it’s pretty breezy.
I’ve started work on another hat (for myself that is) called the Honeycomb Beanie by Sarah M. The awesome pattern as you probably guessed, look like little honeycombs~ I can’t wait to finish.
Unfortunately that’s all I have to show from my 3 month hiatus -_- I did do a ton of custom orders and side projects for friends but didn’t take a single picture! I did however take pictures of my New Year’s eve (off topic but whatever) :
I bought in ’14 with these dorks, Brian, Chris, and William. They always make me the one that’s getting left behind, pranked, or the butt of the joke, but I wouldn’t take them any other way. This is probably the first picture we’ve ever taken together, and I loved that it turned out kinda weird, it kinda fits our personalities 🙂
And here’s a picture of me…I just wanna show off my outfit 🙂 I LOVE this dress, it has a vintage feel to it and those stockings with the kitty faces! I found them on Storenvy, they are great quality, they even have little kitty tail and paws on them, so adorable!
A little rewind to my last months in 2013:
Pumpkin Carving a success/fail – First ever gigantic corn maze – Thanksgiving dinner with the family (bust out the old boardgames that became super competitive) – 1 year anniversary with boyfriend ❤ going ice skating! – Skiing! – Christmas! – Nonstop movie going – Illinois’ deep freeze (reaching -43) – working on holidays – New Year’s eve playing Mario Kart Wii~ that’s about all that’s gone down 😛
Anyone have resolutions? I don’t really do them, each year I just hope to be happy, healthy, and the same for those I love. In general, I’ve kicked into writing mode and want to increase my poetry and crochet creativity. 🙂 Hope everyone had a good end to 2013, and an even better start to 2014!
Creativity returning, ❤ Millie.