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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Amigurumi Cat

Did I ever tell you I LOVE Cats!  I've owned a cat or 2 or 3 for over 30 years and so I'm always drawn to cute cat stuff.  This fun amigurumi cat pattern by Amigurumi Today was lots of fun to put together and I have plans for making more using a variegated yarn.  This pattern can be found here and guess's FREE!  You can make all kinds of variations of this cat.  Mine is wearing PJ's!

I used a 50/50 cotton/acrylic blend of yarn called Rico baby cotton soft (DK) with an 0/3.25mm hook.  I also changed the paw pads a bit to look more like a cat's paw, but you can leave them as is and still have an adorable cat.  My little guy came out a bit bigger and fatter I think than the author's because of the DK yarn I used.  I'm not familiar with the yarn used in the original pattern, but I'd love to get my hands on some!

14 inches long standing, 9.5 inches sitting

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Freebie

Worked up another freebie for you all this week.  The background photo is of a very special place, the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis.  As I'm currently living in the UK, this photo has special meaning as I miss this part of being home very much.  We are in a rainy season right now so it has been a bit blah recently.  As I type, the rain is tapping away at the windows.  Dog gone it....if it's going to rain, couldn't I get a nice thunderstorm to go along.  Unfortunately, those are rare here and they are another thing I miss about the US Midwest.

So you can get your freebie here!  Along with a few others that are still available.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to follow to receive updates for future freebies!  This picture can be printed up to 24x36 inch.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Elephant Crochet Afghan

This adorable elephant afghan just shipped out to our newest family member a few days ago.  This was my first time making this style blanket and not sure I'd do it again.  It was a lot like counted cross-stitch trying to keep track of all the stitches in each row.  The pattern I used was from, Three Elephants.  As you can see, I did some color changes to match our little guys room which they were doing in elephants.  It's an easy pattern to follow.  Just be sure to print it out and mark your rows completed when done as it made it easier to keep track of where I was.

I used a G hook with Drops Muskat 100% cotton DK yarn from Wool Warehouse for the body.  Even going down to a G hook size for the border, I still got a little bit of buckling.

Here are the amounts of yarn I used.

1 - 50 gr. - black -17
1 - 50 gr - vanilla ice - 30
2 - 100 gr. - ice blue - 60
3 - 150 gr. - sky blue - 76
11 - 550 gr. - lt grey - 19


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