Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Pom Pom Cat Stitch Marker or Key Chain


Hello! I have a new pattern for ya'll today and it is super easy, super cute, super quick and it barely uses any yarn at all. These adorable little crochet pom pom cat stitch markers are the purrfect thing to help you keep your place while crocheting or knitting. They can also be turned into key chains as well! I had to put one on my car keys! What color will ya'll make?


I had a lot of fun making these stitch makers and I love that you can make them in any color you would like!


Gray with white nose and whiskers, calico with black whiskers, or a black kitty with white whiskers...


pink with white whiskers...



and white with black whiskers! I love them all!




Pom Pom Cat Stitch Marker Or Key Chain



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US Terminology

Experience

Beginner

Size

Approximately 1.5 inches

Materials

-Worsted weight yarn
-Crochet thread in a contrasting color
-Hot glue
-Glue gun
-Scissors
-Fork, small pom pom maker, or your fingers
-Size G (4.00 mm) crochet hook
-Darning needle
-Lobster clasp or Key Chain
-Jump rings
Optional: small pliers

Abbreviations

ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet

Helpful Links

Picture Tutorial on How To Make And Use A Homemade Pom Pom Maker
Video Tutorial on How To Make And Use A Homemade Pom Pom Maker and A Store Bought Pom Pom Maker
Video Tutorials on How To Make A Slip Knot, How To Chain, How To Single Crochet, How To Double Crochet

The Pattern 

Cat Ears

with worsted weight yarn:
R1: ch 3, sc into the 2nd ch from the hook and dc into the last ch. =2

Cut the yarn and pull through but do not cut the yarn ends.

Nose and Whiskers

Cut 4 strands of crochet thread and tie them together in the middle.

How to Make A Small Pom Pom

Method 1: Fingers

Cut a piece of yarn.

Hold out 2 of your fingers.

Wrap the yarn around them 20 times.

Insert the cut piece of yarn through the 2 fingers under and over the wrapped yarn.

Slide the yarn off of the fingers carefully and tie the yarn tightly.

Trim.

Method 2: Fork

Cut a piece of yarn.

Wrap the yarn around the fork tines 20 times.

Insert the cut piece of yarn through the middle of the times under and over the wrapped yarn and tie the yarn tightly.

Slide the pom pom off of the fork.

Trim.

Method 3: (Small Pom Pom Maker)

Use the small pom pom maker like usual but only wrap the yarn around 20 times.

Directions and Assembly

Make a small pom pom that is between 1 and 2 inches.

Crochet 2 cat ears.

Attach the cat ears by threading 1 of the yarn ends into a darning needle and sew it through the middle of the pom pom. Thread the other end through the darning needle and sew through the middle of the pom pom. Tie the ends together and trim to hide the ends. Do this to both ears.

Attach the nose and whiskers by taking 1 strand and thread it through a darning needle. Sew it through the middle of the pom pom where you would like the nose to go. Take another strand on the other side of the nose and thread it through the darning needle. Sew it through the middle of the pom pom. Tie both ends together and trim to hide them.

Open the jump rings and attach as many as you would like together and close them to secure them together. Pliers are helpful with this.

Attach the lobster clasp or key chain to the jump rings.

Squirt hot glue on the top of the cat pom pom, between the ears and press the last jump ring into the glue.

The End!

Copyright ©2017 Alexandra Halsey
You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, make video tutorials, download or publicly display this pattern without permission.
If you make any pom pom cats please share, I would LOVE to see! Post pictures to my facebook page, private facebook group, or tag me on instagram @_with_alex

I hope ya'll are having a wonderful day!


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