Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Persian Kitties!

The first big project for 2018 is underway!

This year, to rekindle my love for Blankie Buddies, I have decided to release some new patterns in a series. There will be one basic pattern available and then a series of Mods to expand that pattern into endless possibilities. This seemed like a very fair way to make smaller investments choosing only the Mods that you want rather than me charging full price for a pattern that is only 40% different than the last one. I am a very frugal person, so I always want to be fair about the price of patterns. You get a lot of pages and a lot of pattern for your money with a Jenna Wingate Design. And this also eliminated the repetition of me telling you how to put things together when you already know after the first time.

Nearly 4 years ago I released a big pattern of cats. These were long and lanky cats - cute and comical and much like the stray cats that end up in my life. Since then I've had a few custom orders for Persian or fluffier cats, so I came up with a new body shape, head shape, fatter tail, and tapered legs. I am basing these patterns on the common markings of Persian and Himalayan kitties.
2014 Kitty vs 2018 Persian Kitty

The first pattern to be released is the White Persian. This is a very basic kitty and an extremely detailed pattern that will walk you through the more unique aspects such as the eyes, shaping the legs, and assembly. You will need this pattern to make any of the future kitties. 

Of course not all solid Persians are white. Some are black, blonde, red, gray... many many shades of gray. I look forward to seeing all the kitties that people make! 

Release date: March 9, 2018. 

See Below for Yardage and Stitches Used

Pattern Mod 1:
The Tuxedo (or bi-color) Persian Mod will be released next. Also included in this Mod will be tips and tricks to turn either of these first 2 kitties into a Tabby. It will include a couple of new parts patterns and instructions on how to alter the basic parts into the look you desire. 

Release Date: March 30, 2018
Price: $3. 
Picture Coming Soon!

Pattern Mod 2:
Calico and Van Persians

This pattern will include several replacement pattern pieces.
More details later!

Release Date: April 13, 2018
Price: $4

Picture Coming Soon!
Picture Coming Soon!

Pattern Mod 3:
Pointed Persian and Himalayan

This pattern will include several replacement pattern pieces.
More details later!

Release Date: April 27, 2018
Price: $4
Picture Coming Soon!

Once all of the patterns and Mods are released I will also compile them into an Ebook.

The older kitty patterns are also in the process of being updated, so later this year, as those are re-released, I will be running some sales and special bundling pricing. 

If you are a non-crocheter who happened onto this blog, then you may be interested to know that all of these kitties will be for sale in my Etsy shop once all the patterns are released and I no longer require them for photo opportunities.

Materials Used: ....Stitches Used: 
White Persian:
#4/Medium Weight yarn in:
C1 - White - 350 yards
Small amounts of
Pink for Ear Color, Nose, and Tongue
Black, White, Blue, and Light Blue* for Eyes
#2/Light Yarn or embroidery     
      floss in White for whiskers
Crochet Hooks in:
·         E/5 3.50mm
·         G/6 4.00mm
·         I/9 5.50mm
Long Straight Pins
3 Stitch Markers
Sharp Tapestry Needle

*Or any other color in a light and medium hue

RS/WS - right/wrong side
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Sk - skip
Hdc - half double crochet
Sc2tog - single crochet 2
BLO - back loop only
MR - Magic Ring or Circle

FO - finish off

Additional techniques may be 
explained within the pattern

Tuxedo Persian,.
Tabby Persian..
Calico Persian..
Van Persian..
Siamese Persian

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