Friday, February 15, 2013

Malabrigo Sale Alert + FO Friday

Happy FO Friday! I finished my first project from Amigurumi On The Go, which I bought recently via Craftsy Deals. This is the Cat Roundie Bag, which I modified a bit, mostly because I didn't want to sew on pieces of felt. Instead, I decided to crochet as many features as possible and embroider the rest. Below is what I did if you decide you'd like to do the same!

The main yarn used is a lovely space-dyed purple from Manos Del Uruguay (just in time for their Fair Trade February celebration!); the contrasting colors are all bits and bobs from my amigurumi stash. This was a very quick project to make, though I highly recommend blocking the finished pieces (especially the round bag pieces) so that they lay nice and flat.

Modifications - To Make Cat Features
Cat Muzzle: Work first 6 rnds of bag front instructions in contrasting color. Fasten off.

Cat Triangles (worked flat - make 5):

Ch 2.
Row 1: SC 3 sts into second stitch from hook.
Row 2: CH 1, SC 3 sts.
Row 3: CH 1, SC 2 sts into first st, sc 1 st, sc 2 sts into last st.
Row 4: CH 1, SC 5 sts.
Row 5: CH 1, SC SC 2 sts into first st, sc next 3 sts, sc 2 sts into last st.
Row 6: CH 1, SC 7 sts.
Fasten off.

Attach pieces to bag front. Embroider eyes, nose and mouth as you see fit!

Did somebody Say 'Malabrigo Sale?' 

Why wait til Malabrigo March is here? The early bird gets the skein of yarn! Right now, Doodlebug Yarn has marked down all of their luscious, lovely mmmmmmMalabrigo - they even have some Finito left in stock! I just placed my own order, so it's safe to enable spread the word. Don't forget to enter "HBSBLOG" at checkout to receive $5 off your order of $25 or more! 

Celebrate FO Friday by checking out more posts over on the Tami's Amis blog! Have a crafty weekend!


  1. Oooo! Thanks for the hot-tip on the Malabrigo sale. :-D The bag looks adorable.

  2. Lovely!! Thanks for sharing the modifications to make a cat.

    Here's my FO:

  3. Awesome, thanks for sharing your FO, too!