Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Kitty!

Today is my youngest daughter's 3rd birthday... and for the occasion I made her this Kitty purse and I designed the following change purse to match. I'm including my instructions for making it. It was very simple to make and she enjoyed it a lot. Enjoy!

EDIT December 2012 there is now a crochet version of the kitty change purse HERE.

Using worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles CO 15
Knit all rows until it is about 8 inches long
K2tog, K 11, K2tog (13)
K2tog, K 9, K2tog (11)
K2tog, k7, K2tog (9)
Ears Make 2 Co 5 on a size 5 needle
Row 1 - K1, P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 2 - K1, P1, K1, P1, K1
Row 3 - P2tog, K1, P2tog
Row 4 - P1, K1, P1
Row 5 - K3tog
Cut yarn and pull end through remaining loop.

Loop for button crochet on a f or g hook a chain of 8
Bow for ears crochet a chain of 22 and tie in bow.

To assemble: Weave all ends in that are not necessary for attaching the pieces together. Fold over like an envelope and sew the face of the kitty on the flap. Use your imagination with this one... I used buttons for the nose and eyes... but use felt or embroidery... whatever you like. Attach ears and bow at top.
Attach the 8 chain to the bottom of the flap and sew on a corresponding button.
Once everything is in place you can line it by attaching a small bit of fabric to the inside (this hides all the thread ends from making the face and sewing on the button) or just skip this step and simply sew up the sides... making sure all the part align properly. And now you have a cute kitty change purse.


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