Crochet Kitten

Ms. Kyle’s Kitty Collar

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Skill Level: Intermediate.

Materials:

  • 1 safety break-away cat collar with plastic snap closure in your cat’s size
  • Color A:  1 ball #3 crochet cotton
  • Color B:  1 ball #3 crochet cotton
  • Color C:  1 ball #3 crochet cotton
  • Size 2.75mm steel crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

Special Stitch: Picot. When indicated, ch 3, sl st in first of these 3 ch.  Picot complete.

Flower

Worked in the round.

With Color C, ch 6.  Join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1.  Ch 1; do not turn. 6 sc in ring.  Join with sl st to first sc in rnd.  6 sc.

Change to Color B.

Rnd 2.  Ch 1; do not turn. (Sc, ch 3, sc) in flo of ea sc around. 12 sc.

Finish off Color B and join Color A with sl st in an un-used back loop of rnd 1.

Rnd 3.  Ch 1; do not turn. (Sc, ch 6, sc) in blo of ea sc in rnd 1. 12 sc.

Finish off.

Leaf – make 2.

With Color C, ch 3.  In 3rdch from hook, (dc, 2 tr, picot, tr, dc, hdc, sl st).  

Finish off.

Finishing

First, place the un-worked collar on your kitty and adjust it until it fits properly.  A proper fit is tight enough so that kitty can’t pull it over her head, but loose enough so that you can still fit two fingers underneath.

Collar

Begin by joining thread with a sl st to collar as follows:  Insert hook under collar, and catch slipknot in thread with hook; pull up loop.  Then, working overthe collar, yarn over and pull a loop through loop on hook; sl st made.  The thread is now attached to the collar.  Slide the sl st down to one the plastic breakaway clasp.

Sc around the rest of the collar as follows:  Insert hook under collar and draw up a loop.  Yarn over and draw through both loops on hook; sc made. Continue single crocheting around collar until entire collar is covered, leaving only the plastic breakaway clasp exposed.  Finish off.

Flowers

Sew flower in desired position on collar.  Sew one leaf each side of the flower.

Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

  • blo (back loops only)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ea (each)
  • flo (front loops only)
  • hdc (half-double crochet)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rnd (round)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • tr (treble crochet)
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