July 3, 2013

Happy Little Cat




     This cool cat is the perfect addition to anyone's animal collection. The pattern can be worked up rather quickly, and the way the limbs are made make them very flexible.



Supplies:
     5.00 mm crochet hook
     Black worsted weight yarn
     Antique White worsted weight yarn
     Tan worsted weight yarn
     * colors are based on Red Heart Super Saver Yarn
     stitch marker
     stuffing material
     yarn needle
     scissors

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

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





~Pattern~

Body & Head:
     Rnd 1: with Black, 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 Body and Head.
     Rnd 30: sc2tog, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 31: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a tail for sewing.
     Finish firmly stuffing the Head.
     With the tail of yarn, sew the opening closed.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.




Legs (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Antique White, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3: 2sc in first st, 1sc in next st; repeat to end - 12sts
     Rnd 4 & 5: 1sc in each st around - 12sts
     Rnd 6: sc2tog; repeat to end - 6sts
     Change to Black; fasten off the Antique White yarn.
     Rnd 7: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 6sts
     Rnds 8-10: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Firmly stuff the Foot portion (Rnds 1-6).
     Rnds 11-20: 1sc in each st around - 6sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Leg portion unstuffed.



 
Arms (make 20):
     Rnd 1: with Antique White, ch 2; 4sc in second ch from hook - 4sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 3 & 4: 1sc in each st around - 8sts
     Rnd 5: sc2tog; repeat to end - 4sts
     Change to Black; fasten off the Antique White yarn.
     Rnd 6: working in the ftlps only, 1sc in each ftlp around - 4sts
     Rnd 7 & 8: going through both loops, 1sc in each st around - 4sts
     Firmly stuff the Foot portion (Rnds 1-5).
     Rnds 9-15: 1sc in each st around - 4sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.
     Leave the Leg portion unstuffed.




Ears (make 2):
     Rnd 1: with Black, ch 2; 3sc 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
     Rnd 4: 1sc in each st around - 9sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.




Muzzle:
     Rnd 1: with Antique White, ch 2; 5sc in each st around - 5sts
     Rnd 2: 2sc in each st around - 10sts
     Rnd 3: 1sc in each st around - 10sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.




Tail:
     Rnd 1: with Antique White, ch 2; 3sc in second ch from hook - 3sts
     Rnds 2-4: 1sc in each st around - 3sts
     Change to Black, fasten off the Antique White yarn.
     Rnds 5-15 - 1sc in each st around - 3sts
     Fasten off; leave a long tail for sewing.




Assembly & Finishing:
     Position and sew the Legs to the bottom of the Body.
     Sew the Muzzle to the front of the Head.
     Firmly stuff the ears; position and sew them to the top of the Head.
     Position the Arms on the side of the Body and sew in place.
     Using the Tan yarn, sew features onto the Cat's face.


     Sew the Tail to the back and bottom of the Body.
     Tie off and trim all loose threads.


 
 
     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.





     

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