Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Make Your Own Longcat (or Tacgnol)!

My daughter sent me a picture of a scarf she saw on the web as a suggestion for a Christmas gift for her. Naturally, rather than just buy them, I decided to make my own version. It was really quite simple!

The scarf is based on an internet "meme" called Longcat. There are many versions floating around the web, and looking at a few gave me enough information to put together my own pattern.
It's really pretty simple: you just need about half a yard or so of fleece and just a little bit of polyfill stuffing. If you have an embroidery machine, you can add the face and paws to the scarf, but those can also be added by hand. I digitized a face and paws to use on mine.

Here you can see the little pink paws:

(I pinned the paws up for this picture; they're quite floppy in real life!)

I gave her two versions: Longcat (in white) and Tacgnol (the dark version -- "longcat" spelled backwards). She absolutely loved them.


Update!!
Instructions to make your own Longcat Scarf are now available by clicking on this link:


The new post has a link to the ZIP file containing the pattern, embroidery files for face and paws, and assembly instructions.

2 comments:

  1. I made ours out of pink minky. My daughter loves it! Thanks!

    Laurie

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  2. Thank you so much! I will have a happy daughter thanks to your pattern!

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