This master class will teach you how to tie an unusual valentine - a cat hook "Valentine".
On the eve of this wonderful holiday shelvesshops are filled with a variety of valentines, ranging from paper, ending with soft toys, chocolate, ceramics, floral compositions and so on. Surely the one who enjoys knitting, wants to make a gift of their own. I want to offer a master class for making a funny seal in the form of a heart. Also I suggest to depart from the use of the traditional red color and tie the orange seal. Knit crochet №2-2,5 and a thread of medium thickness, it can be both pure acrylic and mixed yarn. Here, as they say, choose yarn pleasant to the touch. To tie a seal, the following materials must be prepared:
The cat's height without tail is 19 cm. We will knit with the heart, and then we will knit all the accompanying details. The heart knits from above. So, it takes a hook and an orange yarn to work (it is enough to take a skein of 100 grams). It is made by hook 3 air loops and is closed in a ring. This ring should be tied so that one loop is formed from each loop. After that this circle is tied. Then it is necessary to untie eachloops on an additional loop, thereby getting a smooth "pancake". This circle must be tied up 2 times. In each loop of the circle it is necessary to tie one additional loop. Then this circle is fastened 4 times. The result is such a detail. By the above described, it is necessary to tie the exact same part from the orange yarn with the help of the hook # 2 or # 2,5, depending on which hook number you are more comfortable knitting. When two identical parts are ready, they must be interconnected on the inside. The details are connected with the help of a hook, the thread does not break, but knitting continues in a circle. The resulting blank must be tyed without introducing additional loops exactly 4 times. Since we knit the heart, it is necessary to form a figure. Therefore, tying the next circle, it is necessary to cut 2 times on the edge of the workpiece, and to cut one loop between the cuts. Further we band around, but we already doone reduction in each province. The next circle is tied without reducing the loop. Then, tying the next circle, it is necessary to cut 2 times on the edge of the workpiece, and to cut one loop between the cuts. Further we band around, but we already do one reduction in each region. Again, double the reduction of loops from each edge of the workpiece. Further we subtract 1 loops from each edge of the heart. Then, tying the next circle, it is necessary to cut 2 times on the edge of the workpiece, and to cut one loop between the cuts. Next, you need to tie in a circle 4 times and inEach circle on the edge of the workpiece is reduced by 1 time. After that, tying the next circle, it is necessary to cut 2 times on the edge of the workpiece, and to cut one loop between the cuts. After this, you need to tie in a circle 2 times and in each circle along the edge of the workpiece to make a reduction of 1 time. Since there is a gradual contraction at the edges, the heart narrows, so it is necessary to place a filler for toys. Then continue knitting and the next circleknit by cutting the loops: cut the edge 2 times, and cut the center one time. In the next round cut only around the edges and also 2 times. The next circle is tied without reducing the loop. In the next round cut only around the edges for 1 time. The shape of the heart is basically ready, but since it's a cat, so you need to make paws. Therefore, you need to tie in a circle without introducingadditional loops and without cutting along the edges, 3 rows. Then from the side where the head will be, we knit like this: we separate 9 loops for ourselves and tie them, turn around and knit in the opposite direction, then turn around and knit back. Now we knit in a circle, connecting everything in a single whole. In the next round, you need to loosen the loops in each3rd loop, in the other row, subtract in each 2nd loop. And in the following rows, you need to subtract in each loop. Decreasing in each loop allows you to quickly narrow the product. As you narrow down, do not forget to fill the heart with a special filler for toys. At the end of the work, cut the thread and tie it into the "sole" of the seal. The heart is ready! The cuticle should be made on the legs of division with the help of a black thread. To do this, you need to thread black yarn into the sewing needle. Puncturing the foot in three places requires a small tightening. What kind of cat without a tail? Therefore we knit a tail that knits easily and even moments quickly. The tail is tied on the basis of 8 loops, which are obligated without adding and subtracting strictly in a circle. The length of the tail is approximately 15-17 cm. In the tail it is necessary to pass the wire and fill it so that it can hold the shape and bend. The thickness of the wire should be such that the tail can hold its own shape and not fall on the sides. Ears also knit from orange yarn. Begin to knit ears with 4 loops, tying 2 rows, go to 3 loops, and then to 2 loops. Cut the thread. To connect the second eyelet for a seal by the same scheme. On one part of the heart it is necessary to make a muzzlecat. Pass the black yarn into the needle, pierce the needle through 7 rows and tighten. Thread and fasten and cut, and from the rest of the thread make a nose in the groove. Apply glue to the glue. Glue the head to the top of the head with glue and the associated ears. Ears a little wrap around, pinning them in the center. Bind the tail to the second half of the heart. When the glue dries well, the tail can be shaped, that is, slightly wrapped. From the line to make the antennae, the thickness of the line should bemedium, so that the antennae do not fall on the toy, but stick well in the glued state. I made 3 barbels on each side. The length of one barbel is 6-7 cm. I had a ready bow of pink satin ribbon in white peas, which I also glued. The bow makes the toy more expressive and festive. By the way, the color of the bow can also be chosen to your taste, or from the person to whom you will give a soft valentics, to a man or a woman. That's such a cute knitted turned giftto the Valentine's Day. By the way, such a gift can be given not only on this day, but also on another occasion. Such a valentine will not leave anyone indifferent, especially large fans of soft toys. After all, the cat is very soft and positive. And at the end of the master class I want to note that such a cat can be associated with any color of yarn, let's say your loved one likes a certain color, so why not tie a valentine toy with this color.