February 15, 2012

Crochet Little Kitten














      This is one of the very first Amigurumi-style patterns I created. I designed it for my sister. She just loves anything and everything cat related.




Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     yarn in kitten colors (see list below)
     yarn to stitch eyes and a mouth
     stitch marker
     stuffing material
     yarn needle
     ribbon
     scissors

Kitten Colors:

     gold
     soft white
     black
     heather grey
     warm brown
     * colors based on Red Heart Super Saver yarn

Abbreviations Used:
     ch --- chain
     Rnd(s) --- round(s)
     sc --- single crochet
     st/sts --- stitch/stitches
     sc2tog --- single crochet 2 stitches together

Notes:
     --- Be sure to move the stitch marker up as you complete each round.


~Pattern~

Body & Head:
     Rnd 1: ch 2; 6sc in second ch from hook - 6sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 4: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 5: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 6: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 36sts
     Rnds 7-12: 1sc in each st around - 36sts
     Rnd 13: sc2tog, 1sc in next 4sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnd 14: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 15: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 16: 1sc in each st around - 24sts
     Rnd 17: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 18: 1sc in each st around - 18sts
     Rnd 19: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 20: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 21: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 18sts
     Rnd 22: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 23: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 30sts
     Rnds 24-27: 1sc in each st around - 30sts
     Rnd 28: sc2tog, 1sc in next 3sts; repeat to end - 24sts
     Rnd 29: sc2tog, 1sc in next 2sts; repeat to end - 18sts
     Begin firmly stuffing the Kitten.
     Rnd 30: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 31: sc2tog, repeat to end - 6sts
     Finish firmly stuffing the Kitten; fasten off, leaving a tail.
     Sew the opening closed with the tail of yarn.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.

Ears (make 2):
     Rnd 1: ch 2; 3dc in second ch from hook - 3sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 6sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 9sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.

Tail:
     ch 25; ch 1, turn
     Row 1: 1sc in each ch across - 25sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.


Finishing & Assembly:
     Stitch a mouth, eyes, and nose onto the face.
     Lightly stuff and sew the ears to the top of the head.
     Sew the tail to the back and bottom of the body.
     Using a small piece of yarn, stitch the top of the tail just below the Kitten's head to secure it in place.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.
     Wrap a length of ribbon around the neck and tie into a bow. 


     This pattern is my own creation, so please do not sell, distribute, post on any other websites, or claim it as your own. If you wish to share my design with others, post a link to my page. 
     I do not care if you sell the finished item you make at a craft fair, fundraiser, or just give it away as a gift; but please do give me credit for the pattern.




4 comments:

  1. Very cute...can you tell me how big it is? I want to make it for a little girl as an add on to a dolly blanket gift. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Sure. My finished Kitten was about 7-inches tall. If you want to make yours a little bigger, try using a little bit larger hook.
      I would love to see a picture of your finished gift set when it's done!

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    2. Thank you, CJ! I want to make it for a little girls dolly so she can wrap it up in the little blanket I made for her and she can sleep with a "little lovie", just like her "mommy".
      I want it smaller, so I'll use a smaller hook, and I'll leave the tail off so it looks more like a teddy.
      Thanks for sharing this charming, charming pattern.

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