Small Cat with Joined Legs


Author: Mari-Liis Lille

This is a free pattern for making an amigurumi small cat about 15 cm tall. It is teaching you how to make a toy with joined legs. The kitty has two versions: with striped blouse or ruffled skirt. Of course you can make it without any clothing at all.

Supplies:

DK (8ply) weight Drops Cotton Light (100% cotton; 50g/105m) – 2 colors for the girl and 3 colors for the boy
crochet hook 3 or 3.5 mm
polyester fiberfill
safety eyes (Ø 6mm)
some thread for stitching the nose and whiskers
darning and embroidery needles
Abbreviations:
sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), rep – repeat

Work in continuous rounds. Do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed. It would be wise to use a stitch marker and place it in the first stitch of each round to mark the beginning of it.

HEAD

Crocheted from top to bottom.

1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring.

2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

3: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [18]

4: (Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [24]

5: (Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [30]

6: (Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [36]

7: (Sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 6 times [42]

8-16: Sc in each st around

Fasten safety eyes between rows 13. and 14. Insert the first eye between them, then count 7 holes to the left and insert the second eye in the next hole. Close the washers from the inside of the piece.

17: (Sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times [36]

18: (Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times [30]

19: (Sc in each of next 3 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times [24]

20: (Sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog) rep 6 times [18]

Fill the head with fiberfill.

EAR (make 2)

1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring.

2: (Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) rep 3 times [9]

3: Sc in each st around

4: (Sc in the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 3 times [12]

5: Sc in each st around

Attach the ears on the head. Stitch the nose and whiskers.

LEGS AND BODY

Start with crocheting the legs and then join them, so they smoothly become the body.

FOR MAKING THE STIPED BLOUSE SWICH CONTRASTING COLORS AFTER EACH ROUND STARTING FROM ROUND 13.FOR MAKING THE SKIRT SC IN THE BACK LOOPS ONLY ON ROUND 15.CLOSE

1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring.

2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

3: (Sc in the next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) rep 3 times [15]

4-8: Sc in each st around

Leave a yarn tail about 20 cm and cut the yarn. Make another leg similar to the first one.

NB! DO NOT BIND OFF THE SECOND LEG.

9: Now join the two legs. While using the yarn of the second leg sc in each of 15 sts around the first leg. Continue 15 sc around the second leg. In the end of the round you have joined the legs into one piece and you have 30 sc.

Close the hole between the legs using the short yarn tail left for the first leg.

10: Sc in each st around [30]

11: (Sc in the next 8 sts, sc2tog) rep 3 times [27]

12-13: Sc in each st around

14: (Sc in the next 7 sts, sc2tog) rep 3 times [24]

15-16: Sc in each st around

Stuff the legs and continue adding stuffing.

17: (Sc in the next 6 sts, sc2tog) rep 3 times [21]

18-19: Sc in each st around

20: (Sc in the next 5 sts, sc2tog) rep 3 times [18]

21: Sc in each st around

Sew the head to the body.

SKIRT

Crochet into the first loops on the body that were previously left out of the work.

1: Use contrasting color and bring the yarn through the first loop. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in each st [48]. Sl st in the first sc.

2: Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in each st [96]. Sl st in the first hdc.

ARM

1: Start 6 sc in a magic ring.

2: Work 2 sc in each st around [12]

3-4: Sc in each st around

5: (Sc in the next 2 sts, sc2tog) rep 3 times [9]

6: Sc in each st around

Add some stuffing into the tip of the arm.

7: (Sc in the next st, sc2tog) rep 3 times [6]

8: Sc in each st around

Attach the arms to the body.

TAIL

Start 7 sc in a magic ring. Sc in each st around until the tail reaches the desired lenght (about 8-10 rounds).

Attach the tail to the body.

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