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eatyerhartout
« on: October 08, 2007 02:48:14 PM »

I used laurah4200's Chromium Star Blanket pattern and some cheap tan yarn I had laying around (to match the furniture). Here's Clippey enjoying his new blankie:



Click on it for a larger pic. No idea why it's so small.

Anyway--Doesn't he look happy?  Cheesy He claimed it when I was only half-way through with it. lol. He knew it was his all along. Sorry if it's a little hard to see. The carpet is just a few shades lighter than the yarn.

The particulars:
Hook--US size "I"
Yarn--one skein Red Heart Super Saver in color "Buff"
Pattern--Chromium Star Blanket.
Size--about 24" from valley to peak.
Modifications--Because I only had the one thing of yarn, I wasn't able to follow the pattern exactly. I used a much larger hook and only repeated rows 8-11 twice more, leaving out the last row 11. I was running out of yarn by that time, so I just did a basic row of single crochet instead. It also turned out "kitty size" rather than baby size.

The pattern was very well written and I'm considering making another one (this time following the pattern exactly) for my neice. Thanks so much laurah4200!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007 02:49:49 PM »

That cat looks exactly like my cat I had when I was little named Genie.. Only she was gray and not black.. but the resemblence is uncanny Cheesy Nice blanket, too!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007 03:28:25 PM »

He's a very handsome cat and he looks most pleased with that blanket!  Cheesy And I can see why: it's lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007 03:35:46 PM »

I really like the blanket. Cool pattern. And what a super cute kitty!
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oohmybees
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007 04:10:56 PM »

Your cat does look extremely comfy, what is it about cats and blankets?(and also clean laundry)
I also have a cat that looks a lot like yours.

His name is Kiki.
The reason your photo is so small is because you used the thumbnail link, next time use the BB code one.
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tanyakitty
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007 05:15:56 PM »

That looks like my kitty!!



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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007 07:09:46 PM »

awesome!!! i tried to start one last night...but for some reason i just cant get it lol...
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007 09:23:23 PM »

Thanks everyone! I just got back from visiting my 3 month old neice, Katelyn and buying some yarn. Because her favorite color is orange (she starts giggling everytime she sees something orange) I bought 2 skeins of Baby Coordinates in color "melon stripes" to make the blanket with. The yarn is very soft and bright, so I'll be starting it soon. The pattern is very easy to follow and once you've gotten the hang of it you don't even need to look back. I found it helpful to place a marker on every repeat of row 11, just to keep track of my repeats.

tanyakitty and ohmybees: Your kitties are so cute! Clippey's a handsome devil and he knows it. He's always flirting with me. lol. It's so funny. And thanks for the advice ohmybees. I was wondering why it turned out so small.

nykole6412: I had a little trouble at the start, with the sc and ch1 part. I redid it twice and finally figured out why I had some stitches left out. I just read the instructions wrong.  Roll Eyes Keep at it, though. It's a very fun project and once you have the pattern down, it works up nice.

Thanks again for all the compliments!

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2007 02:15:24 PM »

That looks great. I love star blankets, they crochet up so quickly. Your cat's beautiful too!
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