Saturday, 17 March 2012

Emergency gift

Crochet is great for emergency presents. On Wednesday, when we realised that we were actually going to be in Wales for Mothers Day, I decided we needed to bring more than a card, as we don't see each other that often. Crochet to the rescue!

I have a fairly large selection of colours in acrylic DK. I knew a small amigurumi would be the ideal quick project to get done, so I searched through the Ravelry database for a free pattern. After putting together a shortlist, I gave Jamie the final choice (after all, it is his mother I was making this for!) and he picked Caity Cat. While I love the colour scheme originally used in the pattern, I didn't have all the colours to hand. What I did have, was all seven colours of the rainbow.

We deliberated for a while over which shade of pink (of three) would be best used for the violet stripe, but I let Jamie make the final decision. It was really quick to make; I did all of the crocheting on Wednesday evening, and all the sewing together on Thursday.

I waited until this morning to take the photos, expecting to be able to go out into the garden to take cute photos in the sunshine. But it rained.

I made very few modifications, other than colour scheme. The main change was to crochet my green chains directly onto the body, rather than crocheting a chain then sewing it on. The leaves were sewn using the ends of the green yarn from the chain stitches.

One thing I loved about the pattern was the flower on the back. A cleverly placed chain of green hides all my wonky colour changes!


  1. Love your rainbow cat, great emergency gift!

  2. This is simply adorable! You are so right, little, colorful projects like this are perfect for gifts. 

  3. A little bit sheepish17 March 2012 at 22:23

    Very cute, a great gift. I love the colour scheme, rainbows are so cheerful


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