all of the children i know, under the age of 5, are getting one of these this year. for their birthday AND christmas!
i have found the easiest, cutest, cuddliest crochet project, ever! I give you, the Crochet Cat by Marmalade Rose. This example was done by me, in one evening. my first stuffed toy. she stands a few inches tall and maybe 6 inches long. her features are soft so they are safe for all ages. and she is just adorable.
im not one for intricate patterns and this one is very easy to follow. just remember she is writing in UK terms so her dc is a sc for the US crocheters. i actually used a US hdc for the body of my kitten and worked 22 rows of hdc + a single row of sc to make the 34 rows of sc that the pattern calls for. it worked out great. the dimensions were fine im assuming because it looks like the picture :)
i used sc for the head and tail. i just prefer the hdc BUT as i work this second kitten, im sticking with sc as the hdc makes for larger holes when stuffed so the stuffing shows through (not that you can tell on this grey girl but the black one im doing it might show up if i dont use the sc). did that make sense? sometimes im not as clear as i wish to be with direction.
anywho, first kitten down and a few more to go.
im thinking i may even pop a few up for sale on etsy or facebook and see how they go.
im still working on that flower blanket too, i realized i need 20 of each flower not 12 so im still trucking along. this was just a welcomed break. my fingers were crying out to make something other than flowers for a couple of days.
here are more pictures of the grey kitten…black one to come.