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Monday, October 8, 2012

Black Cat Pin
By Berta Gilholm

Any Worsted Weight Black Yarn, I used Red Heart Super Saver. A smidgeon of white and orange yarn for whiskers and eyes.
Hook - size H8/5mm
Yarn Needle
1 Pin Back
Abbreviations: Ch = chain, Sc = single crochet, Hdc = half double crochet, Dc = double crochet, Tr = triple crochet, Slst = slip stitch, Jwslst = join with slip stitch to first stitch of round, Rnd = round.
Instructions: (Head, body and tail made all in one piece)
Make a magic ring,
Body Circle:
Rnd 1: Sc 7 times in ring, jwslst
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around, jwslst (14 sc)
Head area:
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc) in same st, turn,
Rnd 4: Working around head, sc in first sc and hdc, (slst, ch 3, slst) in dc for ear, slst in tr, (slst, ch 3, slst) in dc for ear, sc in next hdc and sc, Do not turn and continue working around body circle,
Slst in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, ch 14 (for tail), turn, slst in second ch from hook, *slst in next 3 ch, slst next 2 ch together, Repeat from * 1 more time, slst in next 2 ch, (Back to Body) sc in last 8 sc around body, FO, weave in ends
Pull up ears to points, with orange sew 2 eyes just above center of head, tie a small length of white under each eye just below center of head and trim and spread apart ply for whiskers, sew pin back to above-center on body.


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