Meet Sherbert the Cat.
Sherbert loves a good cone. But only if it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free, flavor-free gelato. He’s quite trendy that way.
He’s also quite helpful. Sherbert will happily carry your phone, cash, loyalty card to your local ice cream shoppe, all-natural-coconut-oil-based cosmetics, and more.
He’s even just the right size to tote your crochet hooks. Being a hipster, he prefers those with ergonomic bamboo handles, or those made from other renewable resources.
“Sherbert” the Cat Crochet Mini Hipster Crossbody
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- ch(s)~ chain(s)
- st(s)~ stitch(es)
- slst~ slip stitch
- sc~ single crochet
- hdc~ half double crochet
- dc~ double crochet
- tc~ triple crochet
- BPTC~ back post triple crochet
- mc~ magic circle
- F/O~ finish off
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- Lily Sugar n Cream in Hot Orange
- Lily Sugar n Cream in Black (this is for the whiskers, a very small amount is needed)
- Lily Sugar n Cream in Jute (this is for the cone, a very small amount is needed)
- Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread size 10 in Peacock
- Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread size 10 in Purple
- Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread size 10 in Pumpkin
- Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread size 10 in Hot Pink
- Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread size 10 in Myrtle Green
- Size H (5.00MM) Crochet Hook
- tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- Sunglasses button for eyes
- 3/4 inch button (I used a gold finished shank button)
Using H (5.00mm) Hook and 100% cotton yarn in “Hot Orange” (gauge 4~ medium worsted weight):
Round 1: sc in 3rd ch from hook, sc 18, 3sc in last ch. (You will now be working on the opposite side of the foundation chain to create a “round”.) sc 19, 3sc in last ch, join with slst, ch1. (weave in original end now while it’s easily accessible)
Round 2-25: sc in same st as join, and in each around, join with slst, ch 1 (44)
Round 26: sc in same st as join, and in each around, join with slst (44)
We will now begin working in rows to create the flap:
Row 1: Sl st in next 3 sts. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and next 21 sts (22 sc)
Row 2–16: sk 1st st, sc 20, sc in last st, ch 1, turn (22)
Row 17: sc2tog, sc 18, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (20)
Row 18: sc2tog, sc 16, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (18)
Row 19: sc2tog, sc 14, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (16)
Row 20: sc2tog, sc 12, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (14)
Row 21: sc2tog, sc 10, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (12)
Row 22: sc2tog, sc 8, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (10)
Row 23: sc2tog, sc 6, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (8)
Row 24: sc 2, ch 4, sk 4 sts, sc 2, ch 1, turn (8 sts)
Row 25: sc2tog, sc 4 in ch4 space, sc2tog. F/O, weave in end.
Looking at the back of the pouch, join yarn to the first row of the side of the flap (just after where you stopped working in rounds).
ch 2, 5 dc in first st, *sk 2 sts, slst, sk 2 sts, 5 dc in next st* around to end of the other side of the flap, slst in last st, F/O, weave in ends.
EARS (begin with Right Ear)
Row 1: With the flap closed, and with right side of cat facing you, join orange to the first stitch on the right on a row at the top of the head (do not count stitches on the scalloped edging, start in the first stitch of the main piece). Sc in same st as join, sc 6, (leaving remainder of the row unworked), ch 1, turn (7sc)
Row 2: sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 3: sc 5, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 4: sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 5: sc 3, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 6: sc3tog (1)
Row 7: 1 sc, sc 7 evenly down side of ear (toward top of the “forehead”)
Continuing Row 1: sc across remainder of unworked top of head (stopping at the end of the main piece, do not include the scallop), ch 1, turn
Repeat Rows 2-7, slst, F/O, weave in ends.
WHISKERS (make 2):
With Black Yarn, *ch 12, slst 11*, repeat 2 more times, F/O, leaving long tail for sewing on.
Attach whiskers to the flap, on either side of the buttonhole.
Sew button onto the pouch, about 1/2 inch from top edge.
STRAP (work strap holding 5 strands of size 10 crochet thread together)
Row 1: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, ch 3, turn (5)
Row 2: tc in each st, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 3: sc 5, ch 3, turn (5)
Row 4: tc 2, BPTC (around tc in row below the sc), tc 2, ch 1, turn
Repeat rows 3 & 4 until strap is desired length
Once strap is at the length you like (mine was about 44 inches), F/O. Sew strap to back of pouch, just below the ears, taking care to make sure the “ridge” detail in the center of the strap faces front and that the strap is not twisted.
Round 1: Holding 5 strands of crochet thread together, dc 8 in mc, slst to join, ch 1 (8)
Round 2: 2 hdc in same st as join, 2 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, (2 hdc, slst) in next st, (slst, 3 dc, slst) in each of the next 3 sts, join to 1st hdc with slst, F/O leaving a tail for sewing (12)
Row 1: With “Jute” colored yarn, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch, ch 1, turn (7sc)
Row 2: sc 7, ch 1, turn (7)
Row 3: sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 4: sc 5, ch 1, turn (5)
Row 5: sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, ch1, turn (3)
Row 6: sc 3, ch 1, turn (3)
Row 7: sc3tog, ch1, turn (1)
Row 8: Sc. Turn to work along the side of the cone and sc evenly up the side, place 2 sc in the top corner st. Sc evenly across the top, placing 2 sc in other top corner st. Sc evenly down 3rd side, slst to 1st sc. F/O leaving a tail for sewing.
Sew cone and ice cream onto front of pouch.
“Sherbert” the Cat Crochet Mini Hipster Crossbody
YOU DID IT!!! You deserve a big scoop of rainbow sherbert, but only if you top it with chia seeds and granola in place of sprinkles 😉 While you’re enjoying that, I think I’ll get to work on a companion for Sherbert!
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