Blossom, A Mohair Cat In Crochet by S. Pendleton

Blossom, A Mohair Cat In Crochet

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Crochet
January 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
1.9 mm
US
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It’s easy to feel a little bit intimidated by working with mohair and eyelash yarn if you don’t know the techniques that make it a lot easier. This pattern gives detailed, step by step instructions telling you how to crochet a kitty cat from mohair or other fuzzy yarn using a size 5 crochet hook (1.9mm). The cat is about 5.5 inches tall when made from Katia Ingenua, a worsted weight mohair yarn. You can vary the look of your cat by using different yarn. The gray cat in the photos was crocheted from one strand of punch thread (available from www.tedsfromthreads.com, as are eyes, thread, tiny buttons, etc.) and one strand of Kid Merino lace-weight yarn held together; she is just slightly smaller in height.

The pattern is clearly written, with a great deal of detail. It includes instructions for jointing all four limbs and the head with cotter pins and disks. For those who prefer the look of thread-jointed limbs, I’ve also included detailed instructions on how to thread-joint the arms and legs.

You’ll find that this pattern also includes instructions to crochet the cute little dress that the kittens are wearing. The dress is crocheted with size 10 crochet thread and a size 5 hook (1.9mm).

The pattern has 18 pages of photos and instructions, including a list of abbreviations, internet sources of supply, and a crochet thread comparison chart. Several color photos are also included.

Materials and Supplies Needed:

Cat:
• Katia Ingenua, or other worsted weight mohair yarn in off-white, or color of choice (1 ball 153 yds makes two cats)
• Size 5 (1.9 mm) crochet hook
• Fiberfill stuffing
• Two 5-mm black glass eyes, or onyx beads
• Ten 3/8” (7 mm) joint disks (unless thread-jointing limbs, then two are needed)
• Five ¾“ (1.9 cm) cotter pins (unless thread-jointing limbs, then one is needed.)
• Embroidery thread – pink and black
• Upholstery or other strong thread in color similar to cat, if thread jointing
• 2 round-head straight pins to assist with eye placement
• Black nylon or other strong thread for attaching eyes (nylon thread will fit into the beading needles, and is very strong)
• Needles: 2.5” (6.5 cm) milliners, beading, small blunt tapestry, small sewing
• Finger Mohair Brush
• Small, sharp scissors
• Small hemostat, long tweezers, or other long, narrow tool for stuffing
• Small needle-nose pliers for turning cotter pins
• Black fine tip marker, such as Micron .20mm
• Gray pencil or eye shadow for shading eye area
• Pink pencil or blusher for shading cheeks and inside ears
• 1 chenille stem (pipe cleaner)

Dress:
- Size 10 crochet thread, about 50 yards Main Color and 10 yards of Accent Color
• Size 5 crochet hook (1.9mm)
• 14 inch length (35.5cm) of ribbon same color as Accent Color, ¼“ (6mm) wide
• Three ¼” (6mm) buttons, white or to match dress
• Small ribbon rose similar in color to Accent Color
• Sewing needle, blunt tapestry needle, milliner’s needle (or other needle for weaving thread ends)

You may sell the items that you make from this pattern. You may translate the pattern into your language for free distribution. You may not sell the pattern in any way, shape or fashion.