This past couple of weeks I've been working on some alley cats. The pattern is from http://www.stipenhaak.blogspot.nl/p/mijn-patronen.html. The pattern came in Dutch, but with the relevant crochet terms translated into English, so it was easy enough to translate (with the help of google translate!). The cat is the pattern called 'Kater Theo (inclusief Muis Fiep)'.
The pattern is worked in the round, and I adjusted it slightly so that I used a magic circle start rather than two chain. I didscovered that stitch markers make a neat easy way to hold the work while you make the stitches into the magic circle. No more fumble fingers for me!
This is the story of how Bob Cat and Purple Pip arrived...
Hello, anyone for skittles?
Ah, that's better - what a difference a nose and muzzle makes.
Arms and legs ready...
And we've got an alley cat.
He's quite a model this cat.
And now he has whiskers, he's complete.
My friend saw a picture of Bob Cat and wanted one too. She chose the colours and the name. And so Purple Pip was born...
Ready for assembly.
Welcome to the world Purple Pip.
Looking a little bewildered by it all.
My friend sings in the choir at The Proms in the Albert Hall every year, and Purple Pip will be accompanying her this year. Enjoy your Prom Purple Pip! You never know, he might end up on the telly.