A Kitty

A Kitty

One of the things my little niece loves about visiting my house is my cats. So, I thought for her birthday I’d make her a kitty. I love being able to translate the lines of a thing into crochet and I tried it with a bit of an abstract vintage looking sitting kitty this time. It’s quite a different style than the last sitting kitty pattern that I made. The tail is my favorite, with it’s languid crook as if in the middle of an indifferent swish. Whew. After that sentence, I’m all done writing for the day. So here… is the pattern. And if you’d like to purchase one they are in my store.

pattern

A Kitty

Worked with Simply Soft yarn and a G hook
Finished product about 5 inches tall.

Head

Row 1: 5 sc in loop, tighten loop
Rows 2: 2sc in each around (10 total)
Row 3: sc, 2sc, repeat around (15 total)
Row 4: sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (20 total)
Row 5: sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (25 total)
Row 6: sc, sc, sc, sc, 2sc, repeat around (30 total)
Row 7-15: sc even around (30 total)
sl st to round off
Stuff lightly and pinch top edges together and sew. Sew ear sections flat by stitching a few stitches through the ears.

Body

Row 1: 6 sc in loop, tighten loop
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 7-9: sc even around (36 total)
Row 10: sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 18, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog (31 total)
Row 11: sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 17, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog (26 total)
Row 12: sc even (26 total)
Row 13: sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 8, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc, sc2tog (21 total)
Row 14: sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 7, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog (16 total)
Row 15-16: sc even (16 total)
Row 17: sc, sc, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 10, sc2tog (14 total)
Row 18: sc, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 6, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog (11 total)
Row 19: sc, sc2tog, sc in each of the next 5, sc2tog, sc (9 total)
sl st to round off
Stuff with beans in the bottom, then with stuffing

Tail

Row 1: 6 sc in loop, tighten loop
Row 2-7: sc, sl st, sc, sc, hdc, sc (6 total)
Row 8-14: sc, hdc, sc, sc, sl st, sc (6 total)
Row 15: sc even (6 total)
sl st to round off

Sew pieces together and add details with thread/yarn. I used embroidery thread for the nose and collar, sewing upholstery thread for the whiskers, and yarn for the eyes.

And just in case you were wondering… I’m not a crazy cat lady! I’m not that kind of crazy. I just like cats… a little bit.

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