Intermediate | 49 min 49 sec
Taught by Twinkie Chan
Learn how to make this spooky-sweet black cat with crochet designer, Twinkie Chan. You’ll learn how to work in the round using basic stitches, whipstitch everything together, and most importantly, embroider the face. This black cat is perfect for Halloween décor – or switch up the yarn colors and make it look just like your favorite kitty!  
Learn how to:
  • Work a magic circle
  • Work a single crochet and a slip stitch
  • Work an invisible decrease
  • Embroider a mouth and whiskers
  • Whipstitch body parts to assemble
  • Add a safety nose
  • Hide ends
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Twinkie Chan on crocheting a black cat
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list and downloadable PDF pattern included ($8 value)
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Chapters
Crocheted Black Cat
00:56
01:00
Make Cat
15:54
03:29
06:36
06:45
15:10
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Black – approx. 55 yards
  • Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Lime – approx. 2 yards (or small amounts of green felt and fabric glue)
  • 1 yard of Lion Brand Vanna’s Glamour in Diamond or white embroidery thread
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Stitch markers or scrap yarn
  • F5/3.55mm and H8/5.00mm crochet hooks
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins
  • 12mm pink triangular safety nose (or pink embroidery floss or yarn)
  • Wooden stick or pencil to use with stuffing
  • PDF pattern
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Transcript
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Crocheted Black Cat
Twinkie Chan
Learn how to make this spooky-sweet black cat with crochet designer, Twinkie Chan. You’ll learn how to work in the round using basic stitches, whipstitch everything together, and most importantly, embroider the face. This black cat is perfect for Halloween décor – or switch up the yarn colors and make it look just like your favorite kitty!  
Knitted Puppy and Kitty
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This sweet and simple class shows you how to stitch a tiny critter customizable to look like your favorite pet. Amber shows you how to make a knitted puppy, but with just a few adjustments, it’s easy to turn this critter into a kitty. Quick to knit and cute as can be, this adaptable pattern works with any gauge of yarn you have on hand. (Bonus points if you use yarn spun from your own pet.)
 
Crocheted Unicorn
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Knitted Robin
Megan Kreiner
Learn how to knit this adorable English robin, complete with a cherubic little body, wings, tail, and pointy beak. This red-breasted bird is knitted in pieces and comes together quickly. Megan Kreiner not only shows you how to knit the bird, but also demonstrates how to assemble all of the bits and pieces and attach it to a twig.
 
Crocheted Sloth
Twinkie Chan
Crochet designer Twinkie Chan teaches you how to use simple crochet stitches to create your very own loveable, huggable sloth pal. Every bit of this toy is worked in the round, and Twinkie demonstrates how to whipstitch it all together and hand-sew a super cute face. Best of all, you’ll stuff the toy as you go, so you’ll be snuggling your sloth in no time at all.
 
Knitted Polar Bear
Megan Kreiner
Learn how to knit this very hungry polar bear and  his little fish friend with cute critter expert, Megan Kreiner. The bear and fish are made with chunky yarn, so the knitting is fast and easy. Megan shows you how to make every little bit of this 8-inch bear—from tousled head to whip-stitched toe—and also demonstrates how to stuff and assemble. Best of all, you'll learn how to add a safely secured magnet to both critters so the bear can carry the fish wherever he goes.