Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Amigurumi Mini Kitty Cat

Well here it is - this little cutie is the first animal Amigurumi I attempted - it is from a Sara Scales pattern that was published in a UK craft magazine that a friend gave to me and I copied the pattern before giving her the magazine back.  All the instructions are in UK Crochet terms.

Kitty cat is about 2.5 inches tall using double knit wool.  The original pattern used Anchor Pearl Cotton but I just made with what I had and it turned out ok.  (I have since learnt to put a 20p piece in the photo to give a bit of scale to the figure).

I have added the pattern below - please credit it to Sara Scales should you chose to use it.
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Cute Mini Crochet Kitten Pattern

Wool - I used Double Knit (or us Pearl Cotton No 8)
Smallish Crochet Hook (I used 3.00mm hook) or 1mm if using Pearl Cotton No 8

Rnd 1 Create a slip knot, ch 2.
Rnd 2 6 dc into the 1st ch.
Rnd 3 2 dc into each st.  (12sts)
Rnd 4 2 dc into each st.  (24sts)
Rnd 5 - (1 dc in next dc, dc2inc), rep around, place marker.  (36sts)
Rnd 6 to 9 dc around.
Rnd 10 (dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog), rep to marker. (27sts)
Rnd 11 (1 dc in next dc, dc2tog) rep to marker. (18sts)
Rnd 12 to 14 dc around to marker.
Rnd 15 (1 dc in next dc, dc2tog) to marker. (12 sts)
Stuff the body with toy stuffing.
Rnd 16 dc2tog around until the hole is closed.
Fasten off.  Leave tail of approx. 15cm.  Thread the yarn tail through yarn needle.  Close any gap left at the top then thread remainder through the body of the kitten and trim.

Ears (Make 2)
Rnd 1 Create a slip knot, ch 4.
Rnd 2 Turn work, dc into 2nd ch from hook, dc into 3rd ch.
Rnd 3 Turn work, and dc2tog.
Fasten off leaving a 15cm tail.

Row 1 Create a slip knot, ch 10.
Row 2 Turn work, dc into each chain.
Fasten off leaving a 15cm tail.
Using the yarn tails attach ears and tails into place on the body using mattress stitch.  Embroider nose and whiskers using black thread and embroider two eyes using green thread.
This is a Sara Scales Amigurumi Pattern that was published in a UK craft magazine unfortunately I can’t remember which one and I have only got a copy of it.

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