Monday, May 2, 2011

Meow...A Girl's Kitty Cat Felt & Crochet Necklace!

My daughter asked me to make her a necklace to match a new party dress we had just bought.  She was really into cats at the time and had befriended a very sweet stray black kitten, whom she called "Blackie".  He used to wait for her every day on our doorstep.  She wanted the necklace to have a kitten just like him on the necklace.

So, the challenge was set!  I decided to make the cat out of felt, as I thought it would be easier to get the detailed shape I wanted.  I also wanted the embroidered details to stand out on top of the fabric.  The other thing I knew I wanted to incorporate was a yarn ball.  I cut a circle out of heavy card stock and wrapped the yarn around it to look like a ball of yarn. Then, I played around with crocheted chains until I was happy with the way it looped and curved around.  I stitched them all together, and "Blackie" was ready for the party!

If you would like to see photos of the purse that I crocheted to match the dress, I did a previous post about it here.

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