Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Knitty Kitty Does Crochet - Technique Tuesday

Knitty Kitty Collection by Kanvas for Benartex Fabrics
I've done another tutorial for Benartex for their Sew in Love with Fabric blog. It's all about kitties, but I had to change the theme just slightly. I don't knit! These kitties are wearing knitted sweaters. But I can crochet, and so my theme is all about crocheting. So we have to imagine they are wearing crocheted sweaters.

Take a visit to the blog site and see what all the meow-ing is about.

Visit their Facebook page (those of you who have Facebook accounts) and let others know what you think of those kitties. Now, you have to know I am a DOG PERSON. But kitties are just fine with me, too.
This is Belle, just catching a few winter rays on the back porch.
There is a giveaway for those who hop on over to Sew in Love with Fabric and then come back to tell me what you thought. I have a bundle of fat quarters for the giveaway. I used every single inch of the fat quarter of the main kitty print, so I have none of that to share. But the other prints are mighty fine!

6 fat quarters of Knitty Kitty by Kanvas for Benartex Fabrics
Contest is over at midnight Sunday, October 20 (Eastern time, USA). I am on the road again, this time in Ft. Worth for 4 days, so I will mostly remain silent, except to the students in my 5 classes!

53 comments:

  1. I don't do facebook, but I do follow Benartex' site and have been enjoying the ideas being shared. I don't do oatmeal enough for the large containers, but I do love the idea of the pocketed hoop.

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  2. i liked benartex on facebook and follow on blogloving. thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. What a great idea to use an oatmeal box! I don't do Facebook either, but I follow the Benartex blog with Bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I like Benartex on Facebook and follow on Bloglovin!

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  5. I love the kitties and think you made great use of that kitties in sweaters fabric -- it's adorable. I am also a non Knitter that crochets. long time follower and now like beratex on FB

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  6. I'm a crazy cat lady, and ADORE this fabric!
    I already Like the Bernatex Facebook page, and am already following them on blogloving.
    Loved what you did with the fabric, btw. :-) xx

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  7. ALREADY LIKE BENARTEX ON FB.
    FOLLOW ON BLOG LOVIN' TOO.
    LOVE THE KITTIES.LOVE THE GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  8. I am already following both the Bernatex blog and Facebook page. I love how you used the oatmeal box and added the outer pockets. That's a great reuse. I am thinking I could do this with the smaller sized grits box too. Thank you for the chance to enter.

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  9. Love the covered oat meal box and your fussy cut cat hexies. And, of course, Belle is so cute too!

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  10. Hi Debby,
    I just love the covered oat meal box!! What a great idea!! I don't know how to knit either Debby.. I think it has something to do with having 2 needles!! LOL LOL I do love to crochet and I love the crochet hooks holder too! Super cute.
    I'm already on Blog Lovin' and the Benartex FB page.

    Happy sewing, crocheting or whatever!!
    Dawn array-dawn@cox.net

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  11. I really like how she did the fussy cutting with the hexagons!

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  12. I love your box project - here in the UK our oats come mainly in plastic bags or square boxes!
    I follow Benartex via GFC

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  13. I already Like Benartex on FB - thanks for the chance!! ps I would use every itty bitty bit of this fabric too - gosh is it ever sweet!!!

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  14. Love your project with the hoop! And the hexie with the kitty fussy cut in the center is too cute!

    Sandy A

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  15. Great projects! I already follow Benartex's blog via email and like their Facebook page. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. I clicked 'like' on the Bernatex Facebook page. Cute fabric and project! I'm a knitter. I wish I could crochet, but the last few times I tried it hurt my hand.

    tstanulis@mac.com

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  17. I love the kitties! I follow Benartex via Facebook and receive their blog via email.

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  18. I think your project is cute and the picture of Belle with the bone is darling. I receive Benartex's newsletter and follow them on Bloglovin'. No Facebook for me.

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  19. I love, love the cat fabric. I need this. Oatmeal box, I don't know. I would use a plastic one of some sort.. I am a Benartex follower of course.

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  20. The hooped crochet hook holder is clever. I'd like to make one. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  21. Thank you for these brilliant ideas - they would make great Christmas gifts for 'crafty' friends. I also adore the fabric line.

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  22. Love the new Kitty Kitty collection. I'm a follower of the Sew in Love blog (via Bloglovin') & I'm liking the Benartex FB page. Thanks for the great projects & thanks for the chance to win.

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  23. Love the kitties, but really, really love the GSP - our family favorite. We definitely have oatmeal boxes, so that project will be done in the near future.

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  24. I liked Benartex on FB and I am also a follower of their blog.

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  25. Your ideas using the kitty fabric for notions is cute. I would love to win the fat quarters since you have given so many ideas for using it! I follow Benartex on FB. yoyopattycakes@hotmail.com

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  26. Love the kitty fabric. Thanks so much for sharing

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  27. I love the covered oatmeal box. My mom crochets every day, I may have to make her one for Christmas. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  28. I love the pocket hoop and the oatmeal container. Makes me want to pour out our oatmeal so I can make one. I already follow benartex on facebook. I really like the hexies with the kittens. Very inspirational.

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  29. How can I resist Knitty Kitty fabric? Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  30. i love what you did with the oatmeal box. you could use it for so many things! i like benartex on facebook and follow via email. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

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  31. My mom made me a fabric covered oatmeal box many years ago (we won't say just how many) and used a blue dotted Swiss fabric. On the lid she used a hot pink plastic ring for taking the lid off. It was held in place by a metal thing that opens up inside (a brad maybe?). I still have that box but haven't looked inside of it for ages. I wonder what treasures from the late '60s/early '70s it might hold? Loved the hook holder. As a fellow crochet person I could see it coming in handy. The hexies are too cute. I know my daughter would love this fabric so I'd best not show her this post. I follow you and Benartex via e-mail. One of these days I might try Facebook as well. For now, there aren't enough hours in the day to do it all.

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  32. I follow Benartex on Facebook and I follow their blog. Thanks for some great ideas!

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  33. Don't do the FB thing (or Twitter, etc etc)...but am following Benartex thru Bloglovin'....(& Sewin Love with Fabric too)

    Loooove the Kitty fabrics & projects! The Hexie's are Awesome!!

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  34. Love the idea for the oatmeal container and the embroidery hoop needle holder.

    I have been following Benartex/Sew in Love via email. Thank you for the opportunity to win some beautiful fabric.

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  35. I follow her on FB
    That kittie fabric is so adorable. I love the hexagons with the kitty in the middle, will make a cute placemat. Thanks for a chance to win

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  36. The fabric is irresistable! And the "crochet caddy" in a very clever idea! Thank you.

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  37. I "like" Benartex on facebook and I follow them. I wish we had oats in boxes like yours, ours are boring rectangular or just bags. i am a doggy person but knitty kitty is pretty cute.

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  38. My mom made a crochet caddy out of an oatmeal box, when I was really young. She just covered it with boring contact paper, though. I think your idea is much more fun! Thanks.

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  39. I follow Benartex on Facebook. You gave very good organizational tools. Thank you!

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  40. I like Benartex on FB and I also get their e-mails. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome fabric!

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  41. I follow Benartex on FB and by email. I am also a Preview Club member. Their fabrics are great!

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  42. Although I am not a fan of cats, the fabric looks nice and bright!

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  43. I love your tutorial; I repurpose things all the time. I follow the blog and the Facebook page and am a preview pack member. I love benartex!

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  44. I liked bernadex and I'm totally borrowing the oatmeal box idea!

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  45. Oh my word, I love those fabrics! I knit and crochet as well as sew, they are awesome! I was just wishing the other day that there was some kind of yarn-themed fabric. I follow Benartex on facebook and their blog too :)

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  46. What great ideas she has. I will be adopting a few. But the kitty fabric beats everything hands down. I love cats and have way too many. LOL

    schwipknits@gmail.com
    schwip on rav

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  47. I will be saving my oatmeal boxes in the future! Such cute fabric too,

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  48. I signed up to follow via email. We go thru about 10 oatmeal boxes a year. I like this idea for more than just crochet hooks. I am also thinking magazine holders made from cereal boxes. Thanks.

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  49. What great ideas! I love the hoop! I might just make one (or 2, or 3) to hold some of my smaller rulers :) I already like and follow Benartex. Thanks for a terrific giveaway :)

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  50. Hey Debby, great project, another added to my to do list ;) I'm a cat/dog person have both and think the fabric is adorable. Great way to show off a favourite fabric in a practical way. Following Bernatex by Bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway. What fun!

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  51. I love that you repurpose items. I know that I love to use items that help hold items close at hand that I use all the time. In my sewing area I use the clear case that blank CD or DVD's come in and within those I use the Crystal Lite containers. Thanks for the ideas.

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  52. I've liked Benartex on facebook and Bloglovin'. I think the oatmeal idea is terrific. I, myself, hate to throw away containers. We can probably say hoarder or the preferable label of pack rat.

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