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« on: February 19, 2009 09:58:59 AM »

So far while learning crochet I have done mainly scarves, circles, and granny squares. I decided I needed to give a non-flat object a try, since it has been intimidating me, so I decided to try the free snitch pattern from Inner Child Crochet (http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/patterns/the_golden_snitch.php) as a cat toy.

It's not perfect, but dang, I made it! This is also the first time I have tried to sew crochet pieces together, so that was an adventure, but I def. learned from the experience. Tips to improve/suggestions totally welcome, as I am trying to use this as a learning experience!



Obviously, Fatty is a beater for Team Kitty (just don't give him any drug tests, he is doping with spray catnip on his snitch!).


Things I was unhappy with: what to do with the ends from sewing the wings on and the lumpiness/in your face seams for the wings.

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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009 10:02:29 AM »

That is so clever!  Your kitty is adorable  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009 11:05:33 AM »

That's such a cool idea - I hope your lovely kitty enjoys it.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009 03:24:56 PM »

I looks really cute!  Good job! 

As for the ends left from sewing on the wings:  I have found that what helps me it to leave a tail at the beginning and end of your sewing, at least 2 inches long.  That way you can take your yarn needle and simple thread it through to the center of the plushie.  By leaving a long enough tail, there's no worry that it will come back out and be obvious again.  Hope this helps!
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009 09:07:50 PM »

Thanks! I had left some tails but then when I was finishing weaving them in maybe I just cut them too short. Maybe I should have used the white yarn to sew them into the wings and just weave a long, long tail back into them.

Actually, I think a chronic problem I am having is cutting the tail too short...I need to work on that! Thanks for the tip, I appreciate it!! Smiley
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