KITTY CAT CROCHET PATTERN

 

Materials:

3.50mm crochet hook

Cotton yarn (weight #4) – I used I love this cotton by Hobby Lobby in

Pink Sparkle, for legs and body

White, for mouth and belly

Black, embroidering the nose, mouth, and whiskers optional eyelashes

Turquoise for the two bows,

Different pink yarn for the nose. (OPTIONAL – You can use a different pink in Embroidery Thread for the nose)

and

340 Brights for the tail

Black yarn for the mouth (optional- you can use this black yarn for eyes if you don’t have safety eyes or prefer it this way best)

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

Scissors

Stitch marker (I used a contrasting piece of yarn)

Safety Eyes and nose – I used 11mm from this set I purchased from Amazon.com

Abbreviations:

MC – Magic circle aka magic ring

ST – stitch aka space

SL ST – Slip stitch

CH – chain

SC – single crochet

HDC – half double crochet

DC – double crochet

SCDEC – single crochet decrease

InvDec. – Invisible single crochet decrease. insert the hook through the front loop of the next two stitches, yarn over and pull through, yarn over and pull through the two-loop on the hook.

SCINC – single crochet increase – two single crochet stitches in the same stitch.

Notes:

You will be working in the round so keep a stitch marker close to keep track of each round.

As for the eyes and nose, the safety material I used is optional. Other methods of applications include; crocheting small circles shapes to sew on or simply sew on using a black yarn wrapping it about 3 times to make oval like eyes.

When using safety eyes make sure you secure it correctly according to the instructions.

My tension is naturally tight when making amigurumi, keep that in mind for the end result. You want to make sure the holes of the stitches are not too loose or else the poly-fil will show through easier.

The yarn you choose to use will increase or decrease the size of the amigurumi.

This kitty measures from the head is to the elongated bottom leg approximately 10 inches tall. 7 inches approximately when sitting.

Pattern – Body

With Pink yarn

8 SC in MC

Round 1 – 2 SC in each stitch (16)

Round 2 – SC in each (16)

Round 3 – *SC, SCINC in the next. Repeat pattern from * ending with an increase. (24)

Round 4 – SC in each st. (24)

Round 5 – *SC, SC, SCINC. Repeat pattern from * ending with an increase. (32)

Round 6 – SC in each st. (32)

Round 7 – *SC, SC, SC, SCINC. Repeat pattern from * ending with an increase. (40)

Round 8 – SC in each st. (40)

Round 9 – SC in each st. (40)

Round 10 – SC in each st. (40)

Round 11- SC in each st. (40)

Round 12 – *SC, SC, SC, INVDEC. Repeat pattern from * ending with a decrease. (32)

Round 13 – SC in each st. (32)

Round 14 – SC in each st. (32)

Round 15 – SC in each st. (32)

Round 16 – *SC, SC, INVDEC. Repeat pattern from * ending with a decrease. (24)

Start to stuff the body with poly-fil.

Round 17 – SC in each st. (24)

Round 18 – SC in each st. (24)

Round 19 – SC in each st. (24)

Round 20 – *SC, INVDEC. Repeat pattern from * ending with a decrease. (16)

Round 21 – SC in each st. (16)

Round 22 – SC in each st. (16)

Round 23 – SC in each st. (16)

Round 24 – INVDEC to the end. (8)

Round 25 – SC in each st. (8).

Fasten off and weave in the tail.

Make sure to stuff with poly-fil especially around the neck part. You can use the other end of your hook or wooden stick to help insert fully inside. 

Pattern- Head

With pink yarn

8 SC in MC

Round 1 – 2 SC in each stitch (16)

Round 2 – SC in each (16)

Round 3 – *SC, SCINC in the next. Repeat pattern from * ending with an increase. (24)

Round 4 – SC in each st. (24)

Round 5 – *SC, SC, SCINC. Repeat pattern from * ending with an increase. (32)

Round 6 – SC in each st. (32)

Round 7 – *SC, SC, SC, SCINC. Repeat pattern from * ending with an increase. (40)

Round 8 – SC in each st. (40)

Round 9 – SC in each st. (40)

Round 10 – SC in each st. (40)

Round 11- SC in each st. (40)

Round 12 – *SC, SC, SC, INVDEC. Repeat pattern from * ending with a decrease. (32)

Round 13 – SC in each st. (32)

Round 14 – *SC, SC, INVDEC. Repeat pattern from * ending with a decrease. (24)

Round 15 – SC in each st. (24)

Round 16 – *SC, INVDEC. Repeat pattern from * ending with a decrease. (16)

Round 17 – SC in each st. (16)

Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew on the body later. Wait to finish The face before sewing on to the body.

Pattern – Legs – Make 4 

With Pink yarn. 

Stuff with poly-fill slightly starting halfway.

8 SC in MC

Round 1-16 – SC in each st. (8)

Fasten off, Leave a long tail to sew the opening closed, and then for sewing it on the body.

Pattern – Tail 

With colored rainbow yarn. 

8 SC in MC

Round 1 – SC in each stitch (8)

Round 2 – 2 SC in each stitch (16)

Round 3 – SC in each stitch (16)

Round 4 – SC in each stitch (16)

Round 5 – *SC, INVDEC in the next. Repeat pattern 5 times. SC in the last st. (11)

Round 6 – SC in each stitch (11)

Round 7 – SC in each stitch (11)

Round 8 – SC in each stitch (11)

Round 9 – *SC, INDEC, Repeat 3 times, SC in the last 2 stitches. (8)

Round 10 – 20 – SC in each stitch (11)

Sl St in the next st, fasten off leaving a long piece of yarn to sew closed the opening and t sew on the back. 

Pattern – Ears

With Pink color

You will work in rows, joining, and chaining 1 at the end of the row.

CH 8

Join the chain to create a circle. Be careful not to twist the chain.

Row 1 – CH 1, SC in each stitch (8)

Row 2 – SC in each stitch (8) Join, CH 1

Row 3 – *SC, SC, INVDEC 2 times. (6)

Row 4 – *SC, INVDEC 2 times. (4)

Fasten off and leaving a small piece of yarn attached to do the following: Weave into the leftover 4 sts and pull gently, find the center of the point of the ear, insert the needle through and tug it gently. Tuck all the excess yarn inside the ear. 

Pattern – Mouth

With White Yarn

Note – you will join and CH 1 after each round.

CH5

Round 1 – SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in the next 2 sts, 3 SC sts in the next st, (Working on the other side of the chain) SC in 2 chains, SCINC in the next. Join in the first SC made and CH 1. (10)

Round 2 – SC in 4 sts, SCINC in the next, SC in 4 sts, SCINC in the next. (12)

Round 3 – SC in each st. (12)

Sl St to the next stitch and Fasten Off, leave a long piece of yarn to sew on the kitty’s head. 

USE THE DIFFERENT PINK COLOR YARN (OR EMBROIDERY FLOSS TO MAKE THE NOSE AND USE BLACK FOR THE MOUTH AND OUTLINE BOTH SIDE OF THE NOSE LIKE SHOWN BELOW.

Pattern – Tummy 

With White Yarn 

CH 5

Row 1 – SC in 2nd CH from the hook and in the next 3. CH 1, turn. (4)

Row 2 – SCINC, SC in 2 sts, SCINC. CH 1, turn. (6)

Row 3 – SC in 6 sts. CH 1, turn. (6)

Row 4 – SCINC, SC in 4 sts, SCINC. CH 1, turn. (8)

Row 5 – SC in every sts. CH 1, turn. (8)

Row 6 – SC in every sts. CH 1, turn. (8)

Row 7 – SC in every sts. CH 1, turn. (8)

Row 8 – SC in every sts. CH 1, turn. (8)

Row 9 – SC in every sts. CH 1, turn. (8)

Row 10 – SCDEC, SC in 4, SCDEC. CH 1, turn. (6)

Row 11 – SC in every st. CH 1, turn. (6)

Row 12 – SCDEC, SC in 2, SCDEC. CH 1, turn. (4)

Row 13 – SC in 4 sts, CH 1, DO NOT TURN, Continue to SC evenly around, Sl St to the first SC made and fasten off. Leave a long piece of yarn to use when sewing it to the front of the body to resemble a tummy. 

 

Pattern – Bows Make 2 

With Turquoise yarn 

CH 14

Join to form a circle, (careful not to twist the yarn) Chain 1.

Make 3 rows of SC sts, Joining, and chaining 1 after each row.

Fasten Off and leave a long piece of yarn than usual to wrap the center about 7-8 times to create the center pinch and tie it off in the back of the bow, use the leftover yarn to sew on the top of the tail and the other in front of the right ear.

 


Assembly – Yay!

  1. Start by completing the kitty’s head, sew on the ears placing them half an inch away from the top center ring.
  2. Using your safety eyes of your choice, place them between rows 8 and 9.     8 stitches apart. Sew on some eyelashes using black yarn.
  3. place the mouth in the center of both eyes, one row below the eyes is on. Using black yarn creates two stripes on each side for whiskers.
  4. Sew on the bow on the right ear.
  5. Sew on the head on the body, it will cover about 2 rows of the neck. (Make sure the head and the body and fully stuffed with poly-fil.)
  6. Sew on the arms right below the head.
  7. Sew on the legs away 3 rows from the center of the magic ring center, ( one inch apart)
  8. Sew on the tail 7th row from the bottom of the magic ring, Sew on the second bow on top.
  9. Sew on the tummy in the center of the front body to resemble a kitty’s belly.

And you are finished! Happy Crocheting!

 

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