Friday, April 20, 2018

Mary's Simple, but Pretty, Dish Cloth

Ever since I finally learned how to knit, I've been trying to reverse-engineer this dish cloth my Mother-in-law used to make.  She couldn't remember how she did it.  After having tried a few things, and knitting one while my Mother-in-law watched me, I've got.  So, here it is.


Mary's Simple, but Pretty, Dish Cloth

You will need

  • Worsted Weight cotton yarn
  • US size 10(6mm) straight needles.
  • A needle for weaving in ends
  • Optional, a crochet hook of same size to your straight needles for the hanging loop


Cast on 31 with whatever cast on you like

Rows 1-4) Knit
Row 5) Knit 2, *YO, K2tog* repeat from * - * across to the last stitch, Knit 1
Row 6) Knit across
Row 7) Knit 2, YO, K2tog, knit to the last 3 stitches, YO, K2tog, knit 1
Row 8) Knit across

Repeat Rows 7 and 8 until the dish cloth measures 7 inches from the cast on edge, ending on a Row 8.

Repeat Row 5

Knit for 4 rows

Bind off, weave in ends.

For a hanging loop, after you've bound off, but before you break your yarn, take your knitting needle out of the stitch, and slip your crochet hook in.  Chain 10, slip stitch back in to the dish cloth at or near where your chain started.  Weave in your ends as you normally would.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Squared Dice Bag

Woo!  New pattern!  And this one is for knitting.

I know there are a bunch of dice bag patterns out there, but what's it gonna hurt there being another freebie out in the world?

Square Dice Bag

Materials
-Worsted Weight yarn in a fun colour.  This can be a self striping yarn, an ombre, multi-coloured, or even scraps you just love and want to use for something.  Just make sure they're all worsted weight.
-A set of 3.5mm(US size 4), or 3.75mm(US size5) DPNs, or a long circular needle in one of those sizes for Magic Loop.
-Stitch marker
-Tapestry needle
-Scissors

The Bag
Cast on 15 with whatever cast on you like.  I like long tail, but just about any cast on should work for this.

Knit 15 rows in stockinette stitch

Turn your work 90 degrees, pick up 15 along the side.  Turn 90 degrees again, pick up 15 stitches along your cast on edge.  Turn 90 degrees one more time, pick up 15 stitches along the side.  You should have 60 stitches on the needles.

You are now working in the round.  If using DPNs, place your stitch marker on the needle holding the first 15 stitches.  Your marker stays with these first 15 stitches.  When you come to it, just slip it like you would for any other project. 

If you're going for the Magic Loop method, you can either do the same as if using the DPNs, or just mark a row near the start of the round, and leave it there.  The side with the marker is the start of your round.

Purl for 1 round.

Now follow this
Round 1) Knit around
Round 2) *Knit 14, Purl 1, repeat from * around
Repeat these 2 rounds until your bag is 4-5 inches tall from the Garter Ridge, end on a knit round.

Eyelet round
*K2tog, YO, K1, repeat from * around.

Knit 2 plan rounds
Bind off with your prefered bind off method.  Weave in your ends.

The Drawstring
Cast on 2, knit an I-cord until the drawstring is the length you want.  Bind off.  I don't bother weaving in the ends with this.  I just pull both yarn ends really tight so they don't unravel.  You can weave them in if you want to, though.

The Closing Do-Dad (optional, as you can just tie the bag shut with the drawstring)
Cast on 10
Knit in the round for 5 rounds.

Bind off with the standard knit stitch bind off.  This may seem a bit tight, but this is to your advantage, as it will help keep the bag closed.  Weave in the ends.

Weave the drawstring through the eyelets.  If you decided to not weave in the ends on the drawstring, you can make this a bit easier on yourself by threading one of those ends, and using the tapestry needle to help guide your drawstring through the eyelets.

Pass both ends of the drawstring through the Do-Dad, if you decided to make it.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Gripples from The Unexpectables

Long time, no posting.  At this point, I think y'all might expect that from me.  Funny that, because this is for something possibly unexpected.  haha, I'm funny.  Not.

Any way, new year, new pattern.

If any of you have watched/listened to The Unexepectables, you know about Gripples.  I like to call him the splody penguin of doom.  If you haven't, do yourself a favor, and at least check out the wiki for the Unexpectables.  Now, onto the pattern!

Gripples, the Obsidian Penguin


Materials
G hook
Worsted Weight yarn in black
Red fabric paint
Stuffing

Body
1) 6sc in Magic Ring (6)
2) Inc around (12)
3) (sc, inc) repeat around (18)
4) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (24)
5) (sc 3, inc) repeat around (30)
6) (sc 4, inc) repeat around (36)
7 - 20) sc even (36)
F/O

Bottom
Repeat rounds 1-7 of Body
F/O with long tail

Feet(make 2)
1) 6 sc in Magic Ring (6)
2) (sc, inc) repeat around (9)
3) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (12)
4 - 5) sc even (12)
Hold piece closed, sc through the two layers (6)
F/O with long tail

Wings (make 2)
1) 3 sc in Magic Ring (3)
2) inc around (6)
3) (sc, inc) repeat around (9)
4) (sc 2, inc) repeat around (12)
5 - 6) sc even (12)
Hold piece closed, sc through the two layers (6)

Beak
1) 3 sc in Magic Ring (3)
2) inc around (6)
3) sc even (6)
F/O with long tail.

Assembly
1) Stuff body.
2) Sew bottom to openning on body, add any exrta stuffing you might need before finishing this.
3) Using the picture as a guide, sew the wings to the sides of the penguin.
4) Using the picture as a guide, sew the feet to the bottom of the penguin.
5) Using the picture as a guide, sew the beak to the front of the penguin.
6) Using the picture as a guide, and the red fabric paint, paint on the eyes.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Check in time again!

Still no new crochet patterns to share(but I am working on a pattern for Pachimari from Overwatch!), but I have more knitting progress to share.

Bam, another sweater!  This is $5 in Paris, a free Ravelry pattern.  The yarns I used was Red Heart with Love, in the colors Black, and Berry Red.

This one is the Peggy Sue, free from Ravelry(big surprise, right).  This one is a little bit of a fail, but not much as the February Lady was.  It's a bit loose, but I can live with it.  Yarn was Red Heart with Love, in the color Boysenberry.

Not a sweater!  Yes, I knit more than sweaters.  This is the Sylvia Eyelet Cowl.  I made this one for my Mother-in-Law for Mother's Day.  She loved it!  Yarn was Red Heart with Love, in the color Blue Hawaii.

 

Finally, for this check in, we have Skoosh!  I fell in love with this pattern, not gonna lie.  I'm actually making this one again, for myself.  The lovely grey one above was made for my Mother.  Yarn was Red Heart with Love, in the color Pewter.

And that's that for this check in.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Opps, been away for a long time again

Sorry for being away again for so long.  I've kind of gotten obsessed with knitting, and not making patterns.  At least I have pictures to share of the things I've knit!

Here's a sweater that I made for my niece, and thanks to the nice, freshly pealed banana color of it(according to my husband, this yarn is the same color as a freshly pealed banana), my nephew can wear it when the niece is too big for it.
The niece wearing her sweater!  This is a free pattern I found on Ravlery.  You can find it here.

Next up, another sweater!  Fair warning, I have made mostly sweaters in these past months.  I'm a little sweater obsessed.
This one was made for my Mother.  This is also a free Ravelry pattern, but I altered the neck of it.  My Mother's not the biggest fan of cowl necks on sweaters, so I just improvised the neck.  Really easy alteration, too.  I just picked up the same number of stitches for the neck the pattern called for plus 1, did seed stitch for 4 rounds, decreased a total of 4 stitches in round 5(2 at each shoulder), then did 2 more rounds of seed stitch.
Just a shot of the back of Mom's sweater.
Here's the same pattern as my Mom's sweater, made for me!  This one was made in the largest size, and the cowl neck done as the pattern calls for.
Just a quick back shot.  I love how the raglan increases look.

This one, was, well, a bit of a fail.  Well, not really, it just came out bigger than I thought it would.  So, I gave the sweater to my Mother-in-Law.  She likes loose fitting clothes, so it works out.  This is the February Lady Sweater, from Ravlery.

Last bit of knitting for this post!
Hey!  It's not a sweater!  This is the Murcia Shawl, from Ravlery.  I made it with this color, thinking I'd like it.  After finishing it, not so much.  Whoops.  Thankfully, my Aunt-in-Law likes it.  So, this will be going to her.

I do have other things done, but I haven't taken pictures of them as of yet.  When I do, I'll just make a new post to show them off.  Links to the patterns used will be included.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Tato! The Singing Potato!

Hey!  I'm back, yet again!  And with a pattern!  This one is of a character that a friend I made in the RP community on tumblr made on a whim.  Allow me to introduce you to the cutest potato on the internet, TATO!

(Disclaimer:  This post was made late at night, so it may contain some sillyness within the pattern it's self)

Look at that adorable spud!  Want to make your own singing tatter?  Just look below for the pattern!


Tato!
Materials
WW yarn in a light tan (I used RHSS in Buff), light green (I used RHSS in Tea Leaf), and small amounts of both white and black yarn(RHSS White and Black used)
12 or 15 mm saftey eyes (up to you how surprised you want your Tato to be)
G (4-4.25 mm) hook
Stuffing
White felt (optional)
Black fabric paint (optional)

Tato
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc) around (18)
Rnd 4: (sc 2, inc) around (24)
Rnd 5: (sc 3, inc) around (30)
Rnd 6: (sc 4, inc) around (36)
Rnd 7: (sc 5, inc) around (42)
Rnd 8-22: sc even (42)  Add eyes now.  Place them between rounds 10 and 11, about 7 stitches apart.
Rnd 23: (sc 5, dec) around (36)
Rnd 24: (sc 4, dec) around (30)
Rnd 25: (sc 3, dec) around (24) start stuffing
Rnd 26: (sc 2, dec) around (18)
Rnd 27: (sc, dec) around (12)
Rnd 28: dec around (6)
F/O, finish stuffing, and sew shut.

(°○°)
Look at that!  Tato is watching your progress!  He approves, and sings to encourage you!

for leaf
use this pattern in your green


To make the stem, keep slip stitching to the 5th trc.  Ch 9, slst in 2nd ch from hook, and each remaining ch.  Slst back into the stitch you started from, then slst in the top of the remaining trc.
F/O, sew that hole in the center shut as best you can, sew to top of Tato.  Right at the top of his head.

Mouth:  Starting with white
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12) change to black at end of round.  F/O white.
Rnd 3: sc even (12)
F/O, sew to face with top of mouth at about round 11.

If you don't want to crochet the mouth, just use white felt, and paint the outside of the mouth black with the fabric paint.  Then just glue it on with either fabric glue, or hot glue it on.

Ta-da!  You have a Tato!

Tato was created by Dahlia, who runs this brand new Link rp blog, as well as this Kadaj blog(currently on hiatus).  I'm just a lucky fan who got to make the crochet pattern for this little cutie!  If you use this pattern, please give credit to her for creating Tato, and to me for creating the pattern, simple as it is.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Cait Sith from Final Fantasy 7

Cait Sith
"Hey you!! What're you lookin' so down for!? How 'bout it? Want me to read your fortune!? A bright future! A happy future! Oh, but don't hold it against me if it's not a great prediction! Oh, so sorry! I'm a fortune telling machine. The name's Cait Sith."

A new pattern, and with good timing as well.  I'm sure anyone who follows me who is also a fan of the RPG Final Fantasy 7 is well awhear of the remake.  So, with that on the horizon, as well as an art trade I got to do, Cait Sith is here!  Now, I'm gonna just get on with the pattern.

Materials
WW yarn in black, white, red, brown, pink, and golden yellow(I used Red Heart Super Saver in Black, White, Cherry Red, Coffee, Pedal Pink, and Gold)
G hook
Felt scraps in pink, red, white, and black (opitional, red fabric paint in place of red felt)
Black pipe cleaner
Stuffing
Optional: Pet slicker brush

(Note: This pattern was made with joined, chained rounds, is a bit coplicated in places, and is untested by other crochet artists.)

Head (with black)
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: Inc around (12)
Rnd 3: Inc around (24)
Rnd 4: (sc 3, inc) around (30)
Rnd 5: sc even (30)
Rnd 6: (sc 4, inc) around (36)
Rnd 7: sc even (36)
Rnd 8: (sc 5, inc) around (42)
Rnd 9-17: sc even (42)
Rnd 18: sc 7, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 4, dec, repeat (36)
Rnd 19: sc 6, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 3, dec, repeat (30) Start stuffing
Rnd 20: sc 5, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec, repeat (24)
Rnd 21: sc 4, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, repeat (18)
Rnd 22: sc even (18) F/O with a long tail.  Finish stuffing.

Face (with white)
ch3
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across (2) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc even (2) ch 1, turn
Row 3: Inc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 4: Sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc, inc, inc, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 6 - 7: sc even (6) ch 1, turn
Row 8: inc, sc 4, inc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 9: inc, sc 6, inc (10) ch 1, turn
Row 10: inc, sc 8, inc (12) ch 1, turn
Row 11: inc, sc 10, inc (14) ch 1, turn
Row 12: inc, sc 12, inc (16) ch 1, turn
Row 13: sc across (16) ch 1, turn
Row 14: dec, sc 12, dec (14) ch 1, turn
Row 15: dec, sc 10, dec (12) ch 1, turn
Row 16: dec, sc 8, dec (10) ch 1, turn
Row 17: dec, sc 6, dec (8) ch 1, turn
Row 18: sc across (8)
F/O with a long tail.  Sew onto face with Row 18 lined up with last round of head.  Use pictures of Cait Sith to help with placement.

Sides of head (the pointy bits on his face, make two with black)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: sc even (12)
Rnd 4: (sc 3, inc) around (15)
Rnd 5 - 7: sc even (15)
F/O, sew to sides fo head, shaping and stuffing lightly as you do so.

Ears: (make two) ears are worked flat
Inner ear (with pink)
Ch 2
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (1) ch 1, turn
Row 2: Inc (2) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc across (2) ch 1, turn
Row 4: inc x 2 (4) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc, inc x 2, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 8: sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc across (8) ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc 4, dec, dec, (6) ch 1, turn
Row 11: dec, dec, sc 2 (4) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc across (4)
F/O

Outer ear (with black)
Repeat Rows 1 - 12 of inner ear.
Do not finish off.  For left ear, put the two pieces together with the pink piece on top so that the side points are facing to the right, sc the two pieces together, placing three sc in the top of the ear.
For right ear, put the two pieces together with the pink piece on top so that the side points are facing to the left, sc the two pieces together, placing three sc in the top of the ear.
Sew to top of head, using pictures to help with placement.

Bangs (with black)
Yes, Cait has bangs.  Well, at least his Advent Children and Dirge of Cerberus designs do.  Since I'm bacing this off of the DoC design, Cait gets bangs.

Ch 9, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each down (8), ch 9, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each down(8), ch 9, sc in 2nd chain from hook and each down(8).
F/O with a long tail.  Sew to face just above the white face bit.  Use pictures to help with placement.

Crown (with golden yellow)
Starting with a long tail, ch 12, join to form a ring, ch 1
Rnd 1: sc even (12)
Rnd 2: (sc 3, inc) around (15)
Rnd 3: (sc 2, inc) around (20)
Rnd 4: sc even (20)
Crown points
Row 1: sc 4, leaving remaing sc unworked (4) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc 2, dec (3) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc, dec (2) ch 1, turn
Row 4: dec (1) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc 1, slst down the side to round 4.
Repeat rows 1 - 5 so that you have 5 points.  For the 3rd point, instead of a normal sc at the start of Row 5, ch 2, and sc 6 into the 2nd ch from the hook to make the little circle thingy.  Slst in 1st sc of this.  Finish the point as you have with the others.
Once you've made all your points, surface slst all the way around the crown, just under the points.  F/O, sew to top of head between the ears, making sure the point with the circle is at the front, and weave in ends.

Body (with black)
Rnd 1: 6sc in Magic Ring (6)
Rnd 2: inc around (12)
Rnd 3: (sc, inc) around (18)
Rnd 4: sc 4, inc, sc, inc, sc, inc, repeat (24)
Rnd 5: sc 5, inc, sc 2, inc, sc 2, inc, repeat (30)
Rnd 6: sc 6, inc, sc 3, inc, sc3, inc, repeat (36)
Rnd 7: sc 7, inc, sc 4, inc, sc4, inc, repeat (42)
Rnd 8: sc 8, inc, sc 5, inc, sc 5, inc, repeat (48)
Rnd 9: sc even (48)
Rnd 10: sc 9, inc, sc 6, inc, sc 6, inc, repeat (54)
Rnd 11: sc 10, inc, sc 7, inc, sc 7, inc, repeat (60)
Rnd 12 - 14: sc even (60)
Rnd 15: sc 10, dec, sc 7, dec, sc 7, dec, repeat (54)
Begin stuffing at this point. Stuff firmly while shaping as you go along.
Rnd 16: sc 9, dec, sc 6, dec, sc 6, dec, repeat (48)
Rnd 17: sc even (48)
Rnd 18: sc 8, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 5, dec, repeat (42)
Rnd 19: sc even (42)
Rnd 20: sc 7, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 4, dec, repeat (36)
Rnd 21: sc even (36)
Rnd 22: sc 6, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 3, dec, repeat (30)
Rnd 23-37: sc even (30)  Start stuffing after round 25, if you haven't already.
Rnd 38: sc 5, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 2, dec, repeat (24)
Rnd 39: sc 4, dec, sc, dec, sc, dec, repeat (18)
Rnd 40: sc even (18)
F/O. Add any bits of stuffing needed to finish shaping the body nicely. Do not close the opening. Secure and weave in ends.

Belly (with white)
Ch 2
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook (1) ch 1, turn
Row 2: inc (2) ch 1, turn
Row 3: inc, inc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc, inc, inc, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 8: sc across (8) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc, inc, sc 4, inc, sc (10) ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc across (10) ch 1, turn
Row 11: sc, inc, sc 6, inc, sc (12) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 13: sc, inc, sc 8, inc, sc (14) ch 1, turn
Row 14: sc across (14) ch 1, turn
Row 15: sc, inc, sc 10, inc, sc (16) ch 1, turn
Row 16: sc across (16) ch 1, turn
Row 17: sc, dec, sc 10, dec, sc, (14) ch 1, turn
Row 18: sc across (14) ch 1, turn
Row 19: sc, dec, sc 8, dec, sc (12) ch 1, turn
Row 20: sc across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 21: sc, dec, sc 6, dec, sc (10) ch 1, turn
Row 22: sc across (10)
Row 23: sc, dec, sc 4, dec, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 24 - 40: sc across (8) ch 1, turn
F/O with long tail.  Sew to body with row 38 being lined up with round 40 of the body.  Once the belly has been sewn on, sew head and body together.  You can also wait to sew the face to the head and the belly to the body until after you've sewn the head and body together.

Hands/Arms (starting with white)
Thumb(make 2)
Rnd 1: 4 sc in magic ring (4)
Rnd 2: inc around (8)
Rnd 3-6: Sc even (8)  F/O, set aside.

Right hand and arm
Fingers(make 4)
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-7: Sc even (6) F/O the first three fingers, don't F/O the last finger.  If you want, stop at round 6 on one of the fingers to make a pinky.
Rnd 8: sc in first 3 sc of the unfinished off finger, then sc in the first three sc of each of the next two fingers, then sc in each sc of the last finger.  If you decided to make a pinky, this will be your last finger.  Sc in the last 3 sc of the remainig fingers. (24)
Rnd 9-10: sc even. (24)  Sew closed the gaps between the fingers.
Rnd 11: sc 22, take one of the thumbs you set aside, and sc in all 8 sc of thumb, sc 2 (32)
Rnd 12: sc even (32)  Sew closed the gap between the thumb and hand.
Rnd 13: sc 4, dec x 2, sc 4, dec x 2, sc 4, dec x 4, sc 4 (24)
Rnd 14: sc even (24)
Rnd 15: (sc 2, dec) around (18)
Rnd 16: sc even (18) Stuff fingers and palm lightly.
Rnd 17: sc 7, dec, repeat (16)
Rnd 18: dec x 3, sc 2, dec x3,sc 2 (10)
Rnd 19: sc even (10)  Change to black.  You will now be making the arm.
Rnd 20-45: sc even (10)  Stuff as you go.
F/O, finish stuffing, press opening at top flat and sew shut.  Set aside for now.

Left Hand and arm
Fingers(make 4)
Rnd 1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2-7: Sc even (6) F/O the first three fingers, don't F/O the last finger.  If you want, stop at round 6 on one of the fingers to make a pinky.
Rnd 8: sc in first 3 sc of the unfinished off finger, then sc in the first three sc of each of the next two fingers, then sc in each sc of the last finger.  If you decided to make a pinky, this will be your last finger.  Sc in the last 3 sc of the remainig fingers. (24)
Rnd 9-10: sc even. (24)  Sew closed the gaps between the fingers.
Rnd 11: sc 2, take the other thumb you set aside, and sc in all 8 sc of thumb, sc 22 (32)
Rnd 12: sc even (32)  Sew closed the gap between the thumb and hand.
Rnd 13: sc 4, dec x 4, sc 4, dec x 2, sc 4, dec x 2, sc 4 (24)
Rnd 14: sc even (24)
Rnd 15: (sc 2, dec) around (18)
Rnd 16: sc even (18) Stuff fingers and palm lightly.
Rnd 17: sc 7, dec, repeat (16)
Rnd 18: dec x 3, sc 2, dec x3,sc 2 (10)
Rnd 19: sc even (10)  Change to black.  You will now be making the arm.
Rnd 20-45: sc even (10)
F/O, finish stuffing, press opening at top flat and sew shut.  Set aside for now.

Glove cuffs (with white: make two, must be worked in joined, turned, chained rounds)
Starting with a long tail, ch 10, join to form a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around (10) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 2: inc around (20) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 3: (sc 3, inc) around (25), join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 4: (sc 4, inc) around (30) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 5: in front loops only this round, sc even (30) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 6: in both loops again, sc even (30) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 7 - 9: sc even (30) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 10: in back loops only this round, (sc 4, dec) around (25) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 11: in both loops again, (sc 3, dec) around (20) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 12: (sc 2, dec) around (15) join, ch 1, turn
Rnd 13: (sc, dec) around (10) join
F/O with a long tail, stuff VERY lightly, if at all.  Slide down the arm, with Rnd 1 facing down, to where the white meets black.  This will be snug as hell!  That's a good thing!  Using the long tail, sew bottom of the cuff to the arm, at or at the round under the colour change.  Now, with the top of the cuff, play around with how it lies to see how you like it, then sew in place with the other tail.  Once the cuffs are on, sew the arms to the body at about round 37.  Go ahead and weave in any ends you might have.

Tail (starting with white)
Rnd 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
Rnd 2: (sc, inc) around (9)
Rnd 3: (sc 2, inc) around (12)
Rnd 4 - 10: sc even (12) Change to black at the end of round 10
Rnd 11 - 40: sc even (12) stuff as you go.
F/O with a long tail.  Brush the hell out of the first 5 or so rounds of the tail to get the "bushy" look, if you want that.  You don't have to do this, if you don't want to, as this just helps with the overall look of the doll.
Sew tail to back of the body roughly between rounds 9 and 12.

Feet and Legs (starting with brown, make two)
Okay, if you've made my Wilt pattern, you'll be fimialer with how the feet are done!  Cait's feet are just smaller.  The legs might make you want to cry, though.
Top of Foot (with brown, make two)
Row 1: 6 sc in magic ring (6) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 3: (inc, sc) across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 5: (sc 2, inc) across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 6 - 10: sc across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 11: sc 3, dec, dec, dec, sc 3 (9) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 13: (sc, dec) across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 14 - 16: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
F/O

Bottom of Foot (with brown)
Ch 2
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook (2) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc across (2) ch 1, turn
Row 3: inc, inc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc, inc, inc, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc, inc, sc 2, inc, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 8 - 10: sc across (8)
Row 11: sc, dec, sc 2, dec, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc across (6) ch 1, turn
Row 13: sc, dec, dec, sc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 14 - 16: sc across (4) ch 1, turn
Do not finish off!  Match up the bottom of the foot with the top, with the bottom facing you.  Ch 1, sc the two pieces together, placing three sc in the tip/toe of the foot.  Stuff foot firmly, shaping as you do.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc across in the back loops of 4 sc of the bottom of foot, and both loops of the 6 sc of the top of the foot (10)  You're working in rounds now.
Rnd 18: through both loops all the way around, sc even(10)
Rnd 19 - 21: sc even (10)  You may have to do a sew stitches, pinning the ankle to the foot to help it hold it's shape.  F/O brown.
Rnd 22: in back loops only this rnd, join black at the side of foot(toe should be facing your right), sc even (10)  I know it seems a bit odd to do this, but you'll need that round of free loops later.  Leave them.  You are now making the leg.  Be ready to cry.  This is your only warning.
Rnd 23 - 27: sc even (10)  Stuff as you go.  After round 27, you'll be working in rows again
Row 28: sc 6, ch 1, turn
Row 29: sc, dec, dec, sc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 30: dec, dec (2)
Row 31: sc down sides, in 4 unworked sc, back up other side, and in 1st sc of row 30 (12, when counting the unworked stitch) ch 1, turn
Row 32: sc across (12) ch 1, turn
Row 33: sc, dec, sc 6, dec, sc (10) ch 1, turn
Row 34: sc, dec, sc 4, dec, sc (8) ch 1, turn
Row 35: sc, dec, sc 2, dec, sc (6) ch 1, turn
Row 36: sc, dec, dec, sc (4) ch 1, turn
Row 37: dec, dec (2) ch 1, turn
Row 38: dec (1) ch 1, turn
Row 39: sc across, and down and up the sides (18)  You'll be working in rounds again.
Rnd 40: sc 6, dec, dec, dec, sc 6 (15)
Rnd 41: inc, inc, sc 12, inc (18)
Rnd 42: sc even (18)
Rnd 43: inc, inc, inc, inc, 12, inc, inc (24)
Rnd 44: sc even (24)
Rnd 45: inc, inc, inc, inc, inc, inc, sc 18 (30)
Rnd 46 - 48: sc even (30)
F/O.  Fold top half of leg in half, so that it points the same way as the toes.  Mark off 15 sc on either side of the fold.  We're making a set of hips now!

For Right Hip (with black)
Row 1: With toe facing to the right, join yarn with a sc at the sc marked on the right, then sc in the next 14 sc. (15)  Leave the remaining 15 sc un-worked.  ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc, dec, sc 9, dec, sc (13) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc across (13) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc, dec, sc 7, dec, sc (11) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc across (11) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc, dec, sc 5, dec, sc (9) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 8: sc, dec, sc 3, dec, sc (7) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc across (7) ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc, dec, sc, dec, sc (5) ch 1, turn
Row 11: sc across (5) ch 1, turn
F/O with a very long tail.

For Left Hip (with black)
Row 1: With toe facing to the left, join yarn with a sc at the sc marked on the right, then sc in the next 14 sc. (15)  Leave the remaining 15 sc un-worked.  ch 1, turn.
Row 2: sc, dec, sc 9, dec, sc (13) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc across (13) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc, dec, sc 7, dec, sc (11) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc across (11) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc, dec, sc 5, dec, sc (9) ch 1, turn
Row 7: sc across (9) ch 1, turn
Row 8: sc, dec, sc 3, dec, sc (7) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc across (7) ch 1, turn
Row 10: sc, dec, sc, dec, sc (5) ch 1, turn
Row 11: sc across (5) ch 1, turn
F/O with a very long tail.

Boot Cuffs (with brown, make two)
Rnd 1: At the back of the boot/foot, rejoin the brown yarn with a sc in one of the free loops of round 21.  sc all the way around, increasing in every other stitch (15)
Rnd 2: (sc 2, inc) around (20)
Rnd 3 - 4: sc even (20)
F/O, weave in ends from the boot cuffs.  Now sew the legs onto Cait, making sure to stuff as you go.  Stuff the hips lightly where they lay over the body.

Cape (with red)
Tie bit, part A
Ch 21, sc in 2nd chain from hook, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, hdc, sc 2, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, hdc, sc
Turn, sc, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, hdc, sc 2, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tc, 2 dc, hdc, sc, slst to 1st sc
F/O, weave in ends.
This piece should look kinda like a funny set of lips, or a filled in infinity symbol.

Tie bit, part B
Ch 11
Row 1: sc in 2nd chain from hook and each chain across (10)
Row 2 - 4: sc across (10) ch 1, turn
F/O with a long tail

Top Part of Cape (with red)
Start with a tail of at least 12 inches long
ch 41
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across (40) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc across (40) do not ch 1, but turn as you would normally
Row 3: slst in the 1st 2 sc, ch 1, sc in next sc, dec, sc 30, dec, sc, leave the last 2 sc unworked (34) ch 1, turn
Row 4: sc, dec, sc 28, dec, sc (32) ch 1, turn
Row 5: sc 6, in the back loops, sc 20, in both loops, sc 6 (32) ch 1, turn
Row 6 - 10: sc across (32) ch 1, turn
F/O

Main Body of Cape (with red)
Row 1:  With row 10 of the Top Part of Cape facing up, join yarn with a sc to 1st free loop from row 5 of the Top Part of the Cape, and sc in all other free loops of row 5 (20) ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc across (20) ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc, inc, sc 16, inc, sc (22) ch 1, turn
Row 4 - 5: sc across (22) ch 1, turn
Row 6: sc, inc, sc 18, inc, sc (24) ch 1, turn
Row 7 - 8: sc across (24) ch 1, turn
Row 9: sc, inc, sc 20, inc, sc (26) ch 1, turn
Row 10 - 11: sc across (26) ch 1, turn
Row 12: sc, inc, sc 22, inc, sc (28) ch 1, turn
Row 13 - 14: sc across (28) ch 1, turn
Row 15: sc, inc, sc 24, inc, sc (30) ch 1, turn
Row 16 - 17: sc across (30) ch 1, turn
Row 18: sc, inc, sc 26, inc, sc (32) ch 1, turn
Row 19 - 20: sc across (32) ch 1, turn
Row 21: sc, inc, sc 28, inc, sc (34) ch 1, turn
Row 22 - 23: sc across (34) ch 1, turn
Row 24: sc, inc, sc 30, inc, sc (36) ch 1, turn
Row 25 - 26: sc across (36) ch 1, turn
F/O, weave in all but your starting tail from the Top Part of the Cape.

To put the Cape together
Step 1) Wrap the cape around the shoulders of your Cait, and, using the starting tail, sew the cape together.
Step 2) Still using your starting tail, sew Tie Part A over where you sewed the cape together.  Weave in ends.
Step 3) Slip Tie Part B under where you sewed Tie Part A.  Sew the ends together, weave in ends, then rotate Tie Part B until the nicer looking bit is facing out.

Last detials!
Decide if you want Cait to have his mouth open or shut.  If you want it open, you need the pink and red felt, or red fabric paint.
Cut out the mouth shape from the pink felt, and either cut the darker part of the mouth shape out of the red felt, or paint that shape onto the pink felt with the red fabric paint.
Cut out a little fat triangle of black felt for the nose, and two tiny triangles of white felt for the fangs/teeth if you want an open mouth.
Glue on all felt pieces where they need to go.
Cut your pipe cleaner in half, and add those to the face, using pictures to help with placement.
With either some extra black yarn, or some black fabric paint, give Cait his little closed kitty eyes.