Tag: crochet gifts

The Cat is Out of the Bag

Well, the cat is the bag in this case. The most popular cat in my house, Pete the Cat, made it into our Valentine’s Day treat plans. This little bag perfectly holds a snack size candy or treat!

Pete the Cat Crochet Treat Bag

Skill Level: Easy

Materials: yarn needle, scissors, colorful 1/2″ buttons

Yarn: I Love This Yarn Worsted Solid in Navy Blue, Vanna’s Glamour Yarn in Gold, and Caron Simply Soft Yarn in Black and White

Substitutions: any worsted, aran, or dk weight yarn (don’t double up on eyes if using worsted)

Gauge: doesn’t matter for this pattern.

Hook Size: G & I

Abbreviations Used:

st or sts – stitch or stitches

ch – chain stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

sl st – slip stitch

Special Stitches: surface stitch – watch a video here

With hook I

1) Ch 22, dc 4th ch from hook (counts as a dc), dc in each ch to end. Continue working along other side of chain, dc across, slst (40)

2) Ch 3 (counts as dc here and after), dc between dc’s from previous row behind current dc, *sk 2 dc, 2 dc in sp between dc’s* around, slst (40)

3-10) Repeat row 2

11) ch 1, sc in same st, sc 9, make ears.

Ears

1) *ch 5, slst 2nd ch from hook, sc 3rd ch, hdc 4th ch, dc last ch, sk 3 st of bag*, slst 3, repeat *to*, slst 2, turn

2) ch 1, slst across and behind row 1 of ears in 3rd stitches, then side of dc from last row + blo of row 11 of bag (securing the ears to the bag as you work). This row will also help hold the ears upright. Stop at one st past the first ear, turn (appx 11 slst)

3) ch 1, *sc 4, ch 2, sc in loop of ch1 from previous row, sc blo 4 st down ear*, slst 4 center of ear, repeat *to*, slst, sc 10, sk, ch 3 (button loop), slst, fo

Eyes

Hook G

1) with double wrapped gold, MR, hdc 8, join

2) ch 3, *slst 2nd from hook, sc 3rd from hook, sk*, slst 5, repeat *to*, slst 3 pulling up white with last slst

3) slst 5 into center of MR going around tail in the back of each slst to hold in a nice surface st style circle

4) backstitch around the bottom of the white portion of the eye. Sew on.

Nose

Hook G

Ch 3, slst 2nd ch from hook, hdc next ch, ch 1, sew on

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it).

You may link in this way: Pete the Cat Treat Bag Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com.

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. – Hannah

Star Hearts

I enjoy Valentine’s Day with our family because it falls between two birthdays and we’ve come to a general agreement that no big deal will be made from it. Still, we participate in the school exchanges and sugar coma’s. My husband finds a nice card that has become something to look forward to.

I’m playing around with making little crochet hearts. I wanted them for Valentine’s Day card embellishments, so they each only take a few minutes to crochet. I also made Valentine goodie bags this year and I’ll probably sew a few of the babies on them. Have fun with this quick and simple project!

 

Star Heart Crochet Pattern:

Skill Level: Easy

 

Materials: yarn needle, scissors

Yarn: DK yarn (I used scrap yarn so I’m unaware of the exact brand and color. It looks like a wool)

Substitutions: any aran or dk weight  yarn

Gauge: doesn’t matter for this pattern. See measurement instructions.

Hook Size: G

Abbreviations Used: st or sts – stitch or stitches
ch – chain stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
inv join – invisible join

Special Stitches: Star Stitch – watch a video here

1) MR, ch 6, star stitch from 2nd ch from hook & next 4 ch, star st, star st pulling 3rd loop from around ring and tail, 4th loop between ring and tail, and 5th loop from around ring and tail (finish as usual and call this the mod ring star hereafter), mod ring star, ch 2, star stitch using 2nd ch from hook + ch from last star st + finishing as usual, mod ring star 3, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in finishing ch of last star st, mod star 2, slst to first star

2) flo hdc 4, hdc, sc, slst down center, sc, flo hdc 4, hdc, sc 9, ch, sc 6, join, with a needle, sk the next st and sew an invisible join to the next to make the edge look even.

Copyright Notice:

You are welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern. However, please do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any manner. Please provide a link to my website if you choose to sell your finished items online, even if adjustments or embellishments have been made to my pattern. If you change the name to the item when you sell, mention the pattern name and link so that other people can find it). 

You may link in this way: Star Heart Crochet Pattern by Hannah at brightsideis.com.

If you have any questions or need help with this pattern, please contact me at hannah@brightsideis.com as I am happy to help you. Thank you for supporting my family by purchasing a pattern. – Hannah