Let’s crochet a Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder

Today, let’s make something to “cutify” our desk and workspace. I’ve been thinking about a memo pad holder design for months now, since I always have my memo pads hanging around by themselves on my desk. It was about time that I made them something to hold them in place and that will decorate my workspace at the same time. So here I am presenting you my new pattern: the Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder. Let’s crochet this now!

Material – Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder


Abbreviations


ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

hdc: half double crochet

dc: double crochet

inc: increase

dec: invisible decrease

Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder


Notes

The gauge for the yarn is: 5 x 5 cm = 9 stitches x 9 rows (single crochet)

Please note that the decreases should be made with an invisible decrease each time.

Bottom

We will start by making the bottom part of the memo holder by making a square.

Make a magic circle (don’t join the rounds at the end with a sl st, we will work amigurumi style at the beginning).

Round 1 : 4 sc (4)

Round 2 : (3 sc in the same stitch) x 4 (12)

R3 : 1 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch), {2 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch)} x3, 1 sc (20)

R4 : 2 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch), {4 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch)} x3, 2 sc (28)

R5 : 3 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch), {6 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch)} x3, 3 sc (36)

R6 : 4 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch), {8 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch)} x3, 4 sc (44)

R7 : 5 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch), {10 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch)} x3, 5 sc (52)

R8 : 6 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch), {12 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch)} x3, 6 sc (60)

R9 : 7 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch), {14 sc, (3 sc in the next stitch)} x3, 7 sc (68)

Starting from here, close rounds with a sl st.

R10 : 4 dc, 3 hdc, sc dec x 3, 1 sc, 4 hdc, 7 dc, 1 hdc, sc dec x 3, 2 hdc, 1 dc, dc inc, 2 dc, dc inc, 2 dc, dc inc, 1 dc, 2 hdc, sc dec x 3, 1 hdc, 7 dc, 4 hdc, 1 sc, sc dec x 3, 3 hdc, 3 dc. (67)

R11 : 3 dc, 3 hdc, 7 sc, 3 hdc, dc inc, 1 dc, dc inc x 2, 2 dc, dc inc, 1 dc, dc inc, 1 dc, dc inc, 2 dc, hdc inc, 8 hdc, hdc inc, 2 dc, dc inc, 1 dc, dc inc, 1 dc, dc inc, 2 dc, dc inc x 2, 1 dc, dc inc, 3 hdc, 7 sc, 4 hdc, 1 sc. (81)

Cut yarn and make an invisible join to finish.

Top

Start by making a chainless foundation of 68 sc. Then join the 1st and last stitch with a slip stitch.

Next, you will just have to repeat round 10 and 11 of the bottom part. Finish it the same way, too.

The ears

Make a magic circle. Finish each round with a ch 1 then turn.

Row 1 : 5 sc (5) close the ring tight

Row 2 : sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc (8)

R3 : sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc x 2, 2 sc, sc inc (12)

R4 : sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc x 2, 1 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc (18)

R5 : sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc (24)

Cut yarn and weave the ends. Make 2 of them.

The inside of the ears

Pink your pink yarn and the 3 mm crochet hook.

Make a magic circle. Finish each round with a ch 1 then turn.

Row 1 : 5 sc (5) close the ring tight

Row 2 : sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc, 1 sc, sc inc (8)

R3 : sc inc, 2 sc, sc inc x 2, 2 sc, sc inc (12)

Cut yarn and weave the ends. Make 2 of them.

Sew the 2 of them in each of the ears we previously made.

How to sew each part – Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder

Sew the top part on the bottom starting by “drawing” the square part on the center first. In order to do so, let the stitches of row 9 on both part correspond with each other and sew them together.

Once you’re done, slide the ears between the top and bottom parts, then sew everything together, by sewing the edges together.

The Tail

Make a magic circle (don’t join the rounds at the end with a sl st, we will work amigurumi style at the beginning).

Round 1 : 4 sc (4)

Round 2 : sc inc x 4 (8)

R3 to 4 : 8 sc (8)

Fill the tip of the tail with the polyester fiber.

R5 : 2 sc, sc dec, 2 sc, sc dec (6)

R6 to 25 : 6 sc (6)

Cut yarn and fasten off. Insert the wire inside the tail up to the tip of it. Leave a piece of wire out of the tail to insert into the memo pad holder base. (between the top and bottom parts) Then sew the tail on the side, making sure it is firm and sturdy.

The leaves

Pick your green yarn and the 3 mm crochet hook, and make a magic circle.

Row 1 : 4 sc (4) close the ring tight

Row 2 : ch 6, starting the 2nd loop from the hook: 1 sl st, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 sc, then sl st in the 1st sc of the row.

Ch 6, starting the 2nd loop from the hook: 1 sl st, 1 hdc, dc inc x 2, 1 hdc, then sl st in the 2nd sc of the row.

Turn the leaf from left to right:

Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder
Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder
Turn your work from left to right

Ch 6, starting the 2nd loop from the hook: 1 sl st, 1 hdc, dc inc x 2, 1 hdc, turn again from left to right to sl st in the 3rd sc of the row.

Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder
Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder

Sl st in the 4th stitch then: ch 6, starting the 2nd loop from the hook: 1 sl st, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 sc, then sl st back to the 3rd stitch.

Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder
Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder

Now sl st in the center of the magic circle, then: ch 6, starting the 2nd loop from the hook: 1 sl st, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 sc, then cut yarn and make the tail go through the center of the magic circle again. Weave in ends.

Sew the leaves on top of the cat’s head. To complete your strawberry cat: with a sewing needle, embroider pieces of white yarn on the memo pad holder, and you’ll be finally done. Just twirl the tail to give it a shape that will hold your pencil still, as shown in the picture below.

Strawberry Cat Memo Pad Holder

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