Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Felted Black Cat Bag
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 70461AD Perfect for Halloween treats and candy or just for fun the rest of the year.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 9 in. (23 cm) diameter, after felting.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

820-153 Lion Wool Yarn: Ebony Intense, true black
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Note: (A)

820-140 Lion Wool Yarn: Rose

Soft, dusty rose


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (B)

820-178 Lion Wool Yarn: Dark Teal Deep greenish blue
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (C)

820-149 Lion Wool Yarn: Pearl Gray

A soft, warm-toned medium gray


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Note: (D)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
10 hdc = 4 in. (10 cm) before felting with 2 strands of A held together. EXACT GAUGE IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR THIS PROJECT. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



FRONT
With 2 strands of A held together, ch 5; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), work 11 dc in ring; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 12 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 24 hdc.


Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 36 hdc.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 5: Ch 2, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 48 hdc.


Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 60 hdc.


Rnd 8: Ch 2, hdc in each st around; join with sl st in top of beg ch-2.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 72 hdc.


Ear
Row 1: Sc in next 7 sts; leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 6 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 5 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 4 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 3 sts.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts.
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sk 1 st, sc in next st.
Fasten off.
Sk 10 sts to the left of Ear just completed, join yarn with sl st, rep Rows 1-7 of Ear.
Fasten off.



BACK
Work same as Front, omitting Ears.



FINISHING
With wrong sides of Front and Back together, join one strand of A at left edge of base of second ear.
Rnd 1: Working through both thicknesses, sc evenly around outside edges to base of first Ear to join.

Fasten off.

Edge between Ears remains open.



HANDLES (make 2)
With 2 strands of A held together, ch 57.
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 hdc), hdc in each ch to last ch, 3 hdc in last ch; pivot to work in free loops along opposite side of foundation ch, hdc in each ch to last ch, 2 hdc in last ch; join with sl st in first hdc.

Fasten off.



NOSE
With 1 strand of B, ch 2.
Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook - 2 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in each sc - 4 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc - 6 sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc across.
Fasten off.



EYES (make 2)
With 1 strand of C, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join.
Rnd 2: Do not turn, work sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.
Weave in ends.



FELTING
Put pieces into a mesh laundry bag or a pillowcase and wash by machine on a hot wash/cold rinse cycle with detergent and several pieces of clothing to agitate.

To felt additionally, dry by machine on a regular setting until almost dry.

Remove from dryer and pull into shape.



FINISHING
When dry, sew Nose to center of Front.

Sew on Eyes.

With 2 strands of B held together, embroider Mouth in an upside down "Y"shape under Nose.

With 1 strand of D, embroider 3 whiskers, each 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) long, on either side of face.

Sew ends of one Handle to Front, with about 1 in.

(2.5 cm) of ends extending inside Bag.

Repeat with remaining Handle on Back.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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