Crochet Kitty

Crochet Kitty

One of the kids favorite things in their Christmas stockings this year was the quickest last minute gift ever… ok so I must admit it wasn’t quick later but… it was Christmas Eve and I was thinking of the things I didn’t get made for them that I’d wanted to. So on with it and enough rambling. I grabbed some cute scrapbook paper and cut out some “coupons” and wrote various things on them. One was for a special ice cream date with Daddy, one was for Mom to make something special for them, one was for a hug and tickle and snuggle (this one had no limit to the number of times it could be used.) I knew what Israel was going to ask me to make for him. A kitty. I whipped this one without a pattern but wanted to revise it at some point for a product and pattern I could reuse. He wanted a black cat and you can see he thoroughly loves it!

Here is the finished revision with the free pattern. I have the finished product for sale in my store here and also am happy to take requests for different colors.

Pattern

Sitting Kitty


Crocheted with H hook and worsted weight yarn. My finished product was 6 inches tall sitting.

Head
Row 1: 6 sc in loop, tighten
Rows 2: 2sc in each around (12 total)
Row 3: sc, 2sc in next, repeat around (18 total)
Row 4: sc, sc, 2sc in next, repeat around (24 total)
Row 5: sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (30 total)
Row 6: sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (36 total)
Row 7: sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (42 total)
Rows 8-11: sc even around
Row 12:sc, sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (36 total)
Row 13: sc, sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (30 total)
Row 14: sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (24 total)
Row 15: sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (18 total)
Stuff with stuffing, finish off leaving a long tail to sew to body

Ears (2)
Row 1: 4 sc in loop, tighten
Row 2: 2sc, sc, 2sc, sc
Row 3: 2sc, sc, sc (x2)
sl to round off, finish off leaving a tail to sew to head

Body

Row 1: 6 sc in loop, tighten
Rows 2: 2sc in each around (12 total)
Row 3: sc, 2sc in next, repeat around (18 total)
Row 4: sc, sc, 2sc in next, repeat around (24 total)
Row 5: sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (30 total)
Rows 6-14: sc even
Row 15: sc, sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (24 total)
Rows 16-19: sc even
Row 20: sc, sc, sc2tog, repeat around (18 total)
Then sl st in next, ch 1, turn, *sc, sc, sc2tog* x 3, sl st, ch 1, turn, *sc, sc, sc2tog* x 4
Stuff with beans in bottom and stuffing in top
Next *sc, sc2tog* x 4

Then *sc 2tog* x 3, finish stuffing, sew up

Front legs (2)
Row 1: In color B 4 sc in loop, tighten
Row 2: In color B 2 sc in each around (8 total)
Row 3: In color B sc even around
Row 4: sl st to even off in color B, switch to color A and sc even around
Row 5-17: sc even around, sl to even off and finish leaving a tail to sew to body
Stuff with a few beans in paw then stuffing

Back legs (2)
Row 1: In color B 4 sc in loop, tighten
Row 2: In color B 2 sc in each around (8 total)
Row 3: In color B sc even around
Row 4: sl st to even off in color B, switch to color A and sc even around
Row 5-16: sc even around, sl to even off and finish leaving a tail to sew to body
Stuff lightly with beans (this helps the cat sit up)

Tail
Row 1: 6sc in loop, tighten
Row 2-12: sc even around, sl st to even off, finish leaving a tail to sew to body

Stitch eyes, mouth, and nose onto head and sew all pieces together.

This pattern has also been translated to German by a talented fellow blogger.

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