Intermediate | 49 min
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
Discussion
Notes
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Transcript
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Courtney Cerruti
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CBTV Live
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Halloween Trick or Treat Bags
Rad Megan
Your little ghouls and goblins will shriek with delight over handmade Trick or Treat bags. They are super simple and fun to make — and even easier to customize. With a little felt, scissors and a sewing machine you can make your very own felt fiend, mummy or jack-o-lantern. 
DIY Halloween Masks
Courtney Cerruti
If you don’t feel like creating an entire costume – or if you want to give your costume that final DIY touch – add one of these masks. Courtney shows you how to add embellishments to totally transform basic store-bought masks. A plush tawny owl, a bead-encrusted masquerade piece, and a striking constellation complete the set.
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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!  
Halloween Party Décor
Courtney Cerruti
This class is jam-packed with six different Halloween craft projects that range from gothic and bookish to add a slightly sinister note to an adult cocktail party to paper decorations and Halloween surprise balls that will enliven any kids’ party. Use these ideas as a jumping-off point to customize your own Halloween decorations.
Halloween Witch Face Paint
Courtney Cerruti
Transform into a witchy wonder with this easy face painting tutorial. Courtney gives tips and tricks for creating a classic, green witch face that is perfect for Halloween. You will even learn how to paint a spooky spider web accent to go with your green face.