Easy Crochet Cat Toy

 

(This is an older blog post from my old Blog)

Easy Crochet Cat door hanging toy

this pattern is very similar but not the same as the pattern over at lion heart brands

I made this toy with  cotton yarn and a 5mm hook

begin with your chosen colour and 6 sc in the centre of a magic ring or chain 2 and 6 sc into the second ch from hook

R2 – 2sc in each stitch, finish rd with slip stitch (12)

R3 – ch1, *2sc in first, 1sc in next, *repeat around, sl st ,(18)

R4 – ch1, *2sc in first, 1sc in next 2, *repeat around, sl st (24)

R5-R7 – ch1, 1sc in every stitch, sl st (24)

R8 – Ch1,* sc2tog, sc1 in next *Repeat sl st

R9 – ch1, sc2tog the whole row

Close up the hole, fasten off or continue you with a chain for your squiggle tail

ch 21 for a short tail (floor toy)

Ch 41-61 for a door handle toy

3sc in each stitch all the way to the end of the ch

to make a strap make a slip knot on your hook, ch as many stitches as  fits around your door handle or around your wrist attach the ch ends to make a loop and sc in each stitch, when you get to the end of the ring tie off and secure onto the end of the squiggle!

Check out my youtube channel to watch the step by step tutorial and dont forget to tweet, instagram, and snapchat your kitty playing with their new toy! @charmedbyashley

www.youtube.com/charmedbyashley

Lion brand yarn link – http://www.lionbrand.com/crochet-pattern-door-hanger-bouncy-cat-toy-1.html

(i havnt looked at the pattern i just saw the pic and made my own so the pattern is prob not the same  but basically is…

Bowl Cozy Sewing Tutorial

For this tutorial you will need Cotton fabric (or flannel) and a insulating fabric there are many different options on the market and even some that are used for the inside of oven mitts but for hot soup or cold ice cream you can use two layers of a fleece or fusible fleece

I just had some yellow fleece on hand so i used that and two pattern cotton

The first thing you will do is cut out two pieces of fabric 10″ x 10″ and 2 of your lining fabric at 10″ x 10″

This bowl cozy fits a standard cereal bowl” in the photos i have a correlle bowl

Watch the tutorial here!

place the lining and outer fabrics wrong sides together and sew an X from corner to corner such as shown

At this point you can of course experiment with your machine, do some quilting, maybe add more lines or use your free arm and put swirls and curvy designs totally up to you if you want to add some personality to your bowl cozy

Now you take a square fold it in half and on the folded edge you will measure 2 inches down and 1 inch from the corner on the raw edge, draw a line from both points and you will sew on that line

you will do this on each side of the square and do the exact same on the other square for a total of 8″ times these are referred to as “darts” so you will have 8 darts which you will then see the fabric start to form into the shape of your bowl cozy

This is how they will look after you have done all your darts, from here you will place them right sides together making sure you line up the seams and the corners with each other

sew along the edge with a quarter of an inch seam allowance and leave a hole at some place about 2 or 3 inch’s long to be used for turning

turn it right sides out and make sure you poke out all your corners, the great thing about this is it is reversible also!

top stitch about 1/4″ away from the edge to finish off the edge and then your Done!!

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Bullet journal Ideas

This years Resolution was to be organized… maybe too organized?

I dont think there is such a thing is too organized… Here is a list i have compiled of different Bullet Journal ideas, use them all or use a little! either way this can def help you assess your life and prioritize important things such as doodling haha!

What Bullet Journal Do i use?  Leuchtturm1917 Dotted pages

Scroll to the bottom to see other Bullet Journals on the market today

The Basic’s

Weekly Spread

Monthly Spread

To do list week/ month / year

Yearly Goals

Future Year list important days to remember throughout the year such as concerts, vacation, important events (i.e weddings, showers)

Grocery List

Meal Planning

Health and Wellness

Weight Loss Tracker

Habit Tracker

Exercise Tracker

Period Tracker

OPK Tracker

Pregnancy Tracker

Symptom Tracker

Disease/condition tracker (ie Diabetes ect.)

Beauty Routine

Hair Care Routine

Sleep Log

Dream Log

Fit Bit Tracker

Hiking Tracker

Mood Tracker

Parenting pages

Children Schedule

Lunch Tracker

Homework Tracker

Music Lesson Schedule

sports Schedule

Milestone tracker

Child Habit Tracker

Doctor Visit Tracker

Due Date Tracker

Labour And Delivery list

Baby Name list

Baby shower ideas

Collections

(Collections are a list of things that are all based on the same theme)

Book List

Movie Tracker

Birthday List

Wish List

Special Quotes

Bible Verses

Tv shows Watched

Netflix watched

Monthly Favourites

Sticker Collection

Address Phone Numbers

Lifestyle

Zone Cleaning

Recipes

Travel Plans

Travel bucket list

life bucket list

De clutter your life

30 items in 30 days list

Gratitude Journal

Favorite. Memories Log

Lessons Learned

Write some poetry

Dream wedding inspiration page

Engagement party inspiration page

bridal shower inspiration page

Wedding list

honey do list

Party games to remember

Wedding Registry list

Home Management

Zone Cleaning

honeymoon list

Meal planning

Room decor inspiration

Money

Monthly Budget Tracker

Utilities tracker

income growth

Saving tracker

Buying and Selling list

Car Payment Tracker & Car Care

Water plant Tracker

Pet Tracker

Dog tracker

Cat Tracker

Illness Tracker

weather tracker

Temperature Tracker

Travel

Travel Destination Tracker

Travel Wish list

Packing List

Cities to visit

Arts & Crafts

Doodle Page

Quote Wall

Paint page

Sewing Project  Tracker

Crochet  / knit tracker

Craft Tracker

Social Media & Blogging

Blogging Ideas

Blogging Schedule

Youtube Ideas

Youtube Schedule

Instagram tracker

Twitter tracker / schedule


Other Notebooks Great for Bullet Journals

BondiBook

North Books

Miliko Transparent Cover

Miquel Rius

Moleskine