3 Cute Black Cat Crochet Gifts

Last year, on this date, I said goodbye to my soulmate-cat Timmie.  Tim was a very special black cat who shared my life for 18 years and I know I’ll miss him for the rest of eternity.

My Timmie necklace hanging on a Black Cat bottle of wine in my china closet.

My Timmie necklace hanging on a Black Cat bottle of wine in my china closet.

To honor his memory, and to help me smile today, I searched Etsy for some cute black cat crochet gifts and I have to say I wasn’t disappointed. At.  All.

There are pages and pages of great black cat crochet items at Etsy.  I’ve chosen 3 of my favorites to showcase here today.

The following links are affiliate links and if you click on one before making a purchase at Etsy, I will receive a small royalty from them.  This will never cost you anything.  Thank you for your support! You can read the full disclosure HERE.  I do not claim to be reviewing these items.  I just find them appealing and thought you might too!

Black Cat Crochet Gifts

1. Black Cat Baby Booties

Black Cat Crochet Baby Booties

Black Cat Crochet Baby Booties

OMG!  How cute are these black cat baby booties?  I seriously need to find the pattern for these… or try to figure it out myself because… these are just too adorable for words!  Not just for Halloween, I think these super cute boots can be worn all year long.

Learn more about them and order here:  Black Cat Baby Booties – MiLaViKnits

2. Micro Mini Amigurumi Crochet Cat Kitten

Miniature crochet black cat

Miniature crochet black cat

This cute little black kitty is only half an inch big and yet has a huge impact on the heart strings.  I can’t even imagine trying to crochet something this tiny never mind adding the eyes and whiskers.

Learn more and order here:  Micro Mini Amigurumi Crochet Cat Kitten – SuAmi

3.  Crocheted Black Cat Hat

Crocheted Black Cat Hats

Crocheted Black Cat Hats

If you’re looking for a baby shower gift for a black cat owner or lover, this crocheted black cat hat set would be amazing!  This unique gift set is super soft and if you don’t want to purchase the set, these cute cat hats are available to buy separately.

Learn more and order here: Crochet Black Cat Hat Adult and Baby Set – ElinaDavenport

This post is part of my 3 Fun Etsy Finds Series.  Thanks for taking a look!

Feel free to share your thoughts about these gifts, or your furry family members, in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers!

 

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Mosaic Crochet? I have so much to learn!

Just when I think I have a grip on learning this little thing called crochet, I find another completely new (old?) and intriguing technique that I’m dying to try.

If you follow The Crochet Crowd’s blog, then you already know that they’ve recently posted an Introduction to Mosaic Crochet Beginner’s Tutorial.

What is Mosaic Crochet?

From what I can see, two different colors of crocheted yarn mesh are worked (woven?) together without really combining.  The end result looks similar to a mosaic tile floor.

You can learn (a lot) more about it by visiting:  What is Mosaic Crochet at the Clearly Helena blog

It’s very pretty and it’s tempting me!  I even have some yarn in my stash that I think would work well with this technique.

BUT!

I’m currently knee-deep in this hooded scarf

AND!

I’ve got a Beautiful Shells baby blanket to make before the end of next month for a brand new little nephew who’s on his way.

SO…

Any mosaic crochet learning that I’m going to do needs to be put on hold for a while.

If you’re interested and haven’t seen the post yet, you can read all about it by visiting The Crochet Crowd’s:  Introduction to Mosaic Crochet Techniques + Beginner Tutorial 

My current crochet projects.

My current crochet projects.

How about you?  Have you ever done any mosaic crocheting? Is it hard, or very confusing?  Do you have any tips you’d like to share?  Or maybe you want to learn this technique, like I do?  Will you add this to your crochet bucket list?  Inquiring minds want to know!

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers!

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Infinity Scarf – New Listing at Etsy

I’ve been so lazy about listing things at my Etsy Shop.  I don’t know what it is but I find listing items the least desirable part of building a crochet business.

And of course, if I don’t list them, no one can buy them.

I love the crocheting part and I don’t mind the shipping part but I find the listing part to be a bit tedious.

Any who, I listed this pretty Infinity Scarf today.  Take a look!

Handmade Crochet Infinity Scarf at Etsy

Handmade Crochet Infinity Scarf at Etsy

Find the listing here: Crochet Infinity Scarf with a Twist | Striped Navy Brown Gold Rust | Handmade

I made it a little while ago (right before Christmas) using Centaur-colored  Mandala yarn.  I love how it turned out.  I think it would be perfect for winter or fall wear and should have posted it sooner.

How about you?  Do you have an Etsy shop?  If you do, what’s your least favorite chore there?  Share your thoughts in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers!

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David Bowie Crochet | 3 Fun Etsy Finds

Today, I’m introducing a new category at Imperial Crochet called 3 Fun Etsy Finds.  As an affiliate at Etsy, I’d like to show off some of the unique items that you can find there. All of my fun finds will always be crochet related and they’ll revolve around a theme.  I’m not planning a set schedule for these posts just yet.

In case you aren’t aware, Etsy is a haven for artisans who sell their own creations but you can also find vintage items and craft supplies. Being an affiliate, I will earn a small royalty if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links but this will never cost you anything extra and it will not define my choices.  I will only share things that I think are incredibly awesome and unique.

I also want to be clear that this is NOT a review of these items.  I don’t own them.  I just admire them and thought you might too.

And now without further ado I bring you the first edition of 3 Fun Etsy Finds at Imperial Crochet.

With the date of his birth and the 2nd anniversary date of his death both falling during this past week, and because I love him dearly, my first 3 fun finds will be about David Bowie.  If I have to explain to you who he was and how awesome his life, music and art is/are/were, than you don’t belong here reading this right now.   You can move along.  If you DO know and love this superstar personality aka Ziggy Stardust, aka The Thin White Duke, aka Aladdin Sane, aka Jareth, aka Tesla, etc. etc. etc…  AND you also love crochet, then by all means read on.

3 Fun Etsy Finds | David Bowie Crochet Edition

1. Aladdin Sane – David Bowie Inspired Yarn

Aladdin Sane Yarn at Etsy

Aladdin Sane Yarn at Etsy

I love this yarn.  I imagine making something that I can wrap myself in.  The variegated Blue, white, black, and orange  colors are inspired by David Bowie’s Aladdin Sane Character.  It’s made of 80% Superwash Merino and 20% Nylon.

Learn more:  Aladdin Sane Yarn LittleBeeAccessories

2.  David Bowie as Jareth Crochet Graph Pattern

Jareth Crochet Pattern Graph

Jareth Crochet Pattern Graph

This David Bowie as Jareth from the movie The Labyrinth graph pattern is truly spectacular and I’ve added this to my must-do-before-I-die crochet bucket list.  I imagine it would make a gorgeous afghan or wall hanging.

Learn More:  Jareth – Medium Crochet Graph Pattern; Labyrinth Lady Enfinity

3. David Bowie Crocheted Amigurumi Earrings

David Bowie Crochet Earrings

David Bowie Crochet Earrings

Last but not least, how cute are these crocheted David Bowie earrings?  Tiny amigurumi lightning bolt slashed Bowies for your ears!

Learn more: David Bowie Amigurumi Earrings MrsPoppyAmigurumi

I hope you’ve enjoyed this first edition and my selections of fun finds from Etsy.  Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers!

 

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A Hooded Scarf made with Two Caron Cakes for WIP Wednesday

I rarely make things for myself and I’m not a big fan of wearing hats but with this frigid weather we’re having this winter, I thought I’d like something to pop on my head when it’s extra chilly out.  I found a wonderfully warm free pattern for a Hooded Scarf from Oombawka Design Crochet that has the added benefit of helping me unload a couple of skeins of Caron Cakes yarn that I’ve had for a while now.

I love doing the pattern which is mostly, so far, a simple single crochet, half-double crochet, and double crochet stitch in every third stitch but it’s taking me a very long time to finish each row so I haven’t gotten very far yet.  I think it will be extra warm and cozy when it’s done so it’s well worth my time.

hooded scarf wip

The beginnings of a hooded scarf using Caron Cakes Cookies and Cream and a Furls Streamline H hook.

I’m using the Caron Cakes in the color Cookies and Cream with a 5mm hook.  I’ll try to remember to post a photo of the scarf when it’s done!

If you want to see what it will look like upon completion or make one for yourself, you can find the pattern by visiting:  Faerie Mist Hooded Scarf at Oombawka Design Crochet

How about you?  What are you working on today?  Is it something for yourself or for someone else?  Share your thoughts in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers!

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