Friday, 16 March 2012

Crochet Kitty Kat

A friend of mine is hosting a charity auction in May and I wanted to make something to donate. I was thinking back and forth for a few days about what would be best to make and, in the end, I decided on some hats and some kind of teddy. I made this up as I went along so it's not perfect at all. Pretty cute though and the perfect size for a newborn baby. Would make a very cute baby gift. She is 9" top to bottom and 6.5" across her arms.

Crochet Kitty Kat:

You will need: 3.5mm crochet hook, 3ply or DK yarn, wool needle, stuffing, small amount of embroidery thread

Legs (make 4):
1. ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (9)
2-11. ch1, turn, sc across
12. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (7)
13. rep row 12 (5)
14. rep row 12 (3)
15. bind off

Body (make 2):
16. take 1 leg and join yarn in the beginning ch next to your start point (you want the rounded part of the leg to be pointing down), ch1, sc in same st and across leg, ch2 then join second leg in same way, making sure second leg is facing same way as first)
17-31. ch1, turn, sc across row (20)
32. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (18)
33. rep row 32 (16)
34. rep row 32 (14)
35. rep row 32 (12)
36. rep row 32 (10)
37. rep row 32 (8)
38. rep row 32 (6)
39. ch1, turn, 2scs in 1st st, sc across to last st, 2scs in last st (8)
40. rep row 39 (10)
41. rep row 39 (12)
42. rep row 39 (14)
43. rep row 39 (16)
44. rep row 39 (18)
45. rep row 39 (20)
46-48. ch1, turn, sc across
49. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (18)
50. rep row 49 (16)
51. rep row 49 (14)
52. rep row 49 (12)
53. rep row 49 (10)
54. rep row 49, bind off, weave in all ends (8)

Left Arm (make 2):
55. ch4, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2scs in last ch (5)
56-63. ch1, turn, sc across
64. ch1, turn, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (4)
65. ch1, turn, sc across
66. rep row 64 (3)
67. ch1, turn, sc across
68. rep row 64 (2)
69. ch1, turn, sc across
70. ch1, turn, sc2tog, bind off (1)

Right Arm (make 2):
71. ch4, 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2scs in last ch (5)
72-79. ch1, turn, sc across
80. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to end (4)
81. ch1, turn, sc across
82. rep row 80 (3)
83. ch1, turn, sc across
84. rep row 80 (2)
85. ch1, turn, sc across
86. ch1, turn, sc2tog, bind off (1)

Ears (make 4):
87. ch7, sc in second ch from hook and across (6)
88. ch1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2sts, sc2tog (4)
89. rep row 88 (2)
90. ch1, turn, sc2tog, bind off (1)

To make up:
Embroider face on one piece of body. Stitch arms to bodies, making sure right sides are facing out. Stitch ears to heads. Cut a piece of matching yarn to 120" and use to stitch the two body pieces together, wrong sides together. Make sure to leave a gap to add the stuffing. Add the stuffing until your teddy is as firm as you want, then stitch the opening shut.

I'll be making more of these over the coming weeks as I want a variety of colours to give to the auction. It took me 2 nights to complete one teddy (probably about 6hrs in total) so pretty good :)

I thought she might look cute with a fabric heart applique on her front and a nice co-ordinating ribbon around her neck. She'll have to wait a few weeks for her makeover though until I make her some brothers and sisters.


Jess said...

I really love this pattern. Thank you for sharing!

Jess from A Winding Road

Unknown said...

This is super cute! I can't wait to try one. :) Thanks for the pattern and for linking up to A Pinteresting Party. Pinning!

Cranberry Morning said...

Very cute! So nice of you to share the pattern. :-)

Mlissabeth said...

This is really cute. I appreciate that you shared this pattern. I like the uniqueness of the kitty.

Julie said...

I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

Unknown said...

Very Cute!! Thank you for the pattern. If I used different colors, it could be become different animals or even a doll. Love it! Happy to be your newest follower. -Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said...

This is super cute! I really need to learn how to crochet! Thanks for linking up at The Little Giggler! :)

Claire Justine said...

Lovely :) thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays :)

~Claire~ said...

What a sweet little kitty! With a pattern too, and for a good cause :) Wonderful.

Unknown said...

Love this-following you from finding fabulous-stop by for a visit!

Claire @ Gemini Nutrition said...

Thank you for linking up this fabulous project!!
I hope you will stop by and link up another great project
Claire xox

Unknown said...

I love it and so does Riley! She was peaking at the screen while she was watching Mickey Mouse before bed and she immediately showed interest and started telling me about the kitty. Thanks so much for sharing at Whisy Wednesdays. I hope you'll come back next week and share your latest projects.

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