Thursday, 18 November 2010

....And The Pussycat

Here's the pattern to make a tiny little cat - only 1.5" tall - that's the perfect pet for my mini amigurumi Witch. Make in the traditional black, or use and colours you like for a different type of cat.

See the previous post for general instructions and abbreviations for the pattern, and details on how to make a mini owl.

Witch's Cat

You will need:
Small amount of black yarn.
1 Pair of 7.5mm green safety eyes, or green yarn to embroider them.
Small amount of stuffing.
3.5mm (E) hook.

Special stitch instructions:
3 dc pop: popcorn stitch for ears. Work 3 dc into 1 st, take hook out leaving loop, put hook through 1st dc & pull loop through.

Start at top of head:
Round 1: Ch2, work 6 sc into 1st ch - 6 st.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 st.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 3 dc pop in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 2 times - 18 st.
Round 4 - 7: (4 rounds) Sc in each st around – 18 st.

Fit eyes between rounds 5 and 6, treating the start of the round as the back of the cat.

Round 8: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times – 12 st.
Round 9: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 6 times – 18 st.
Round 10 - 13: (4 rounds) Sc in each st around – 18 st.
Round 14: Sc in each st around until you get to the middle back, [tail: ss in next st, ch 10, ss into 2nd ch from hook, ss in next 8 ch, ss back into original st], sc in each st to the end of the round – 18 st.
Round 15: Sc in each st around (work into the first ss of the tail, not the second) – 18 st.
Round 16: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] 6 times – 12 st.
Round 17: [Sc2tog] 6 times – 6 st.

FO, leaving a length of yarn. Embroider eyes if you haven't used safety eyes. Stuff and use length yarn to sew up hole at bottom, pulling it tight up through the body to ensure that the cat will sit on a flat surface.


jane said...

Oh Lucy! That little cat is adorable!

I love your designs. Thank you for sharing your free patterns with us all, too :)

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!

Annemarie's Haakblog said...

That cat is sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

Kira - said...

Awww! That little kitty is the best thing I've seen in such a long time. I want one!

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks for the nice comments!

Jessica Adamson said...

I'm going to make the wee kitty for my boyfriend for his birthday. It looks like our kitten who was hit by a car recently. Incidentally his name was Lucy too.

Laura said...

Oh, this kitty was so cute I had to make one, too! You can find it here:
I like all your crocheted creatures, they are so lovely. :)

LucyRavenscar said...

Yours looks so cute - good idea to make it into a keyring. Love the bright green eyes too!

Karen Greenhalgh said...

Loved this pattern - added your blog name to the cat I made on Ravelry :)

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks kazpaz!

debbe russell said...

Love your patterns! Do you have the pattern for the cute witch available?

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you! Yes, the pattern for the witch (and you can make a wizard with it too) is available in my Etsy shop:

Catfewd27 said...

Do you have ant tips for embroidering the eyes? I have the little guy all done, except for the eyes and then stuffing him. I don't live close enough to anywhere to buy eyes so i was gonna embroider them, but I have never done it before.

LucyRavenscar said...

It's very hard to embroider something round, but you can try to make a cat-shaped eye. Sew a few horizontal lines in green or yellow, whatever colour you want the eyes to be, then do a vertical line or two in black across the middle.

Bec said...

This is so cute! I'm going to make a handful to sell at the feline charity shop I volunteer at! And I think a few people will be getting other tiny crocheted beasties for Christmas presents since I want to make so many of your patterns...

LucyRavenscar said...

Thanks! Have fun with them.

DraGunnTiss said...

LOVE your designs! On this one, I had mistakenly made bobble stitches instead of popcorn...looks like a Scottish Fold TY for the patterns

LucyRavenscar said...

Thank you!

Unknown said...

Thank you! Here's how I used your pattern:
A sad-away birthday gift for my gal pal!

LucyRavenscar said...

Aww, they look really cute in different colours.