Thursday, January 17, 2013

Kolorful Krazy Kat

January can be a bit grey, can't it?  So, recently, I came across this photo of a crocheted cat that I'd seen somewhere on the net over the last year and printed it up.  I gathered together some new skeins of KnitPicks "Simply Cotton Worsted" I had ordered not long ago and began to make up my pattern as I went along.  Here is the result.. Krazy Kat!
Here is a shot of kitty against our new yellow painted wall so you can see the colors with less distraction.  I think this would be fun done in self striping variegated yarns, too!
Using a G sized crochet hook, I chained 12 and made 3 sc in the 2nd chain from the end, then sc around -- adding 3 sc at each end until there were 5 rows - then just sc around until the 12th row - where you decrease twice each row at the outer edge - every 4 rows, or on the first row of a new color.  I did 4 rows of each color.  When he was tall enough, I slip stitched the top closed after stuffing it.  I made the ears by chaining 10, then connecting it and sc around for 6 rows, then decrease around to close the ear.  I put a little bit of stuffing in the ear to make it stand up.  Sew them on, a few button eyes and embroidered nose and mouth... and Voila! Your own kitty!  :-) 
You can never have too many colorful kitties, can you?  And it's a great stash buster, as you can use whatever you have around! 
While I finished up the kitty, Dayle made some chicken noodle soup for our dinner.  Yesterday was so grey!!  Today, there is not a cloud in the sky and the house is filled with sunshine!!
Yesterday I met my 2 sisters and friend Shirley for lunch at the Claim Jumper restaurant and then we went on to see a movie - "Silver Linings Playbook".  It was a great movie - you really connect with the characters, it shows the inner workings of a guy who is bi-polar and how he tries to pull himself up after a breakdown.  If you have a chance to see it, you won't be sorry.  The cast is Jennifer Lawrence (from Hunger Games), Bradley Cooper (the Hangover) and Robert DeNiro as his dad.  I hope you are having a good day where you are!!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 

31 comments:

  1. How cute! I really like the flecky ears and tail. Well done.

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  2. Your colourful kitty certainly cheered me up Teresa, what fun to see these photos after a freezing cold day here. We have been warned that heavy snow is on it's way tonight...eeek, we hope to get up to London to see a show tomorrow night. At least we are over half way through January now. Keep snug,
    Jane x

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  3. Your little cat really made me smile when his little picture came up on my blog list! Your have a lovely arrangement of colourful crochet there.

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  4. Lovely -thank you for the pattern. I will have to try one of them. So cheerful.

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  5. Such a cheerful kitty among all of your colorful blankets and pillow! We desperately need cheerful color on these gray days don't we? The soup looks yummy too. Dd you have the bread bowl at Claim Jumper? I would like to have it again sometime when I visit Portland, it was delicious.

    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. So cute and colouful, just the thing for a cold grey day.

    Helenxx

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  7. So so cute....precious kitty! The rain has finally stopped and moved away...I was actually looking for my sunglasses for the sun was blinding me today ( I have lived in the dark since Christmas and that's no joke!) but, we are very cold here....a bowl of that delicious soup looks really good about now!
    Hugs to you my friend!
    Shari

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  8. Cute kitty - you could probably turn him into a bunny for Easter

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  9. The cat is so cute and just the colors needed for January!

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  10. Krazy Kitty is sooooo cute and cheery, Teresa! Thanks so much for sharing him with us : ) I am especially fond of his ears.
    Dayle's soup looks so yummy!
    I hope to finish my cowl hood this afternoon.
    xx,
    Gracie

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  11. Oh my...this is the cutiest thing I have ever seen in a long long time...love the colours. xoxo Bravo creative friend.

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  12. Hi, Teresa! He is not crazy, he is just too happy :) Loved your toy!!! really awesome kitty :) have a bright day over there!
    Loads of love,
    Anna.

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  13. Love the kitty cat!! Soup looks yum! And I want to see that movie too! Been sick all week Maybe this weekend.
    xo Kris

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  14. Your 'kat' is beyond CUTE and I LOVE him (or her)! After all the gray it is SO nice to see colors!
    Glad you had a good day...today found me searching out pieces of history in Portland with a friend. It was sunny and we caught several nice views of a snow capped Mt Hood. Now if only it was about 20 degrees warmer:)
    Now to go devour some crab and blueberries...
    Blessings, Aimee

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  15. Oh that soup looks so good to me right now! And the colorful kitty is just precious!1 I think I will be making both in the very near future!

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  16. The cat is a true cheer-up! I like it. Have a nice weekend. Regula

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  17. Your Krazy Kat is very cute! We're having a cold wave here in Belgium, temperatures have been staying well below zero for a week now and the snow is freezing to the ground which makes it almost impossible to walk outside, brrr... I think I'm ready for Spring! Have a lovely weekend xxxx

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  18. Love the cat. What a great idea and nice and cheerful to brighten up the dullest day! Thanks for haring the pattern! Tha film sounds interesting op! Joan

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  19. Fabulous kitty, as you said the perfect splash of colour for grey days. Nicky

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  20. Your crocheted kitty is so cute! I don't eat chicken but I do love soup and make it all the time, all year long, no matter the weather. In fact, I think I'll make vege soup for dinner. Have a fabulous Friday! Tammy

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  21. Aww so adorable! :) You are so creative. :)

    Hugs and blessings always

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  22. Very cute cat, cheerful and bright. Love the blanket behind him. Glad you liked the movie, I have heard great things about it.
    Hugs to you,
    MEredith

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  23. He is such a happy kitty! Love it!

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  24. Now that is a cheerful little kitty! ~ Hugs, Patti

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  25. Krazy Kat really makes me smile. He's wonderful! :)

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  26. That is one vErY colourful Krazy Kat, Teresa! So happy and bright! He looks lovely both with the stripy blanket background and without! (Btw I love your blanket too!) It is very cold here and it has finally snowed where I live!! So we are keeping cosy and I will be making soup....yours looks delicious!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Helen x

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  27. That is adorable, Teresa! If it can bring a smile to my face in the early morning hours, it's a winner!

    I just saw Silver Linings Playbook, too, and I loved it. What a great ensemble of actors and a wonderful story.

    xo
    Claudia

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