Crochet Good Luck Cat

11/25/2013; I downloaded a filet crochet chart of a lucky cat design to try my hand at filet crochet.  But I ended up using worsted weight Red Heart yarn – for a couple of reasons.  1st, I thought it would be easier to try to learn filet crochet with a big yarn rather than thread yarn.  2nd, I wanted to use up this yarn I had in my stash FOR OVER 5 YEARS!

Anyway, it turned out the design would have been GARGANTUAN, if I did filet.  So I changed it to dc stitches.  I guess I’ll have to do another project to try my hand at filet – I’m thinking of a dragon pattern I saw on ravelry (www.ravelry.com), but I’m still debating because the pattern is not free.

Oh, and here’s the link to the chart: http://www.nezumiworld.com/crochet_046.htm

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11/26/2013; I made it to row 41 out of 95!  Almost half-way there.  I am sooo going to run out of yarn.  Hopefully I can scrounge some up from somewhere because I would really hate to go buy more of this yarn.  The whole point of doing this project is to use up this yarn!  Haha.  This is why my yarn stash is so out of control.

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11/27/2013; I made it to row 45 last night – halfway there.  Hoo boy, I sure hope I can finish this in time for Christmas!  (I decided to gift it to a friend for Christmas this year.)

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12/3/2013; Row 70!

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12/26/2013; Update: I gifted it to my friend for Christmas – I think she liked it!  I took a picture of it hanging in front of my kitchen.

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12/4/2013; Row 75 completed last night.  I finally managed to get a picture of my progress.

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Crochet Lucky Cat – Row 75

As you can see, it’s a bit long and narrow – the cat looks fatter in the chart.  I think it may be because of the dc stitches, which will make it longer than it is wide.  That’s OK, I think it would still look nice hanging on a wall?

2 Comments

  1. If you have a sheet of graph paper you could try plotting a simple design of your own, just to see if the dragon pattern would be worthwhile? You could even use some worsted yarn for your practise as you could determine the size of it – and get yourself a nice cushion cover while you are at it! 🙂

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