Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Itty Bitty Kitty

I needed a kitty pattern for an amigurumi swap but didn't want to use any of the ones I had on hand. They didn't fit the 'look' I was after.

So I decided to make my own up. I was aiming for a 'webbles wobble but they don't fall down'  kinda look but didn't quite get there.....so much for my 'vision!'

However, itty bitty kitty did turn out to be pretty cute so I thought I'd share my pattern with anyone interested.
I'm not the best at writing patterns so forgive me if you run across an error.

You will need:
Small amounts of yarn...I used Redheart acrylic
Seed beads for eyes (or small safety eyes)and a bead for the bow
Small amounts of embroidery floss
Polyfil stuffing
Needles sized for floss and yarn.
Crochet hook size “G”

Begin with body color.
Sc 6 into a magic ring, pull tight. If you don't know how to make a magic ring, here is a tutorial.
Row 1: sc 2 into each sc around = 12 sc
Row 2: sc 1 into next sc, then sc 2 into next, around = 18 sc
Row 3: sc 1 into next 2 sc, then sc 2 into next, around = 24 sc
Row 4: sc 1 into next 3 sc, then sc 2 into next, around = 30 sc
Row 5: sc 1 into next 4 sc, then sc 2 into next, around = 36 sc
Row 6: sc around = 36 sc.
Begin decreases
Row 7 : sc 2 together, sc 1 into next 4 sc around = 30 sc
Row 8: sc 2 together, sc 1 into next 3 sc around = 24
At this point, you may add the eyes, whiskers and mouth.
Stuff, but not too tightly.
Begin to close
Row9: sc 2 together, sc 1 into next 2 around = 18
Row 10-13: sc 2 together around until you can close. Fasten off and thread ends through.

Ears (make 2)
Chain 5
Turn, sc back along chain into 4 sc
Turn, sc back along chain into 3 sc
Turn, sc back along chain into 2 sc
Turn, sc 1, fasten off, leaving a tail for sewing.

Sc 4 into a magic loop, pull tight
Row 1: Sc 2 into each sc around = 8
Begin Decrease
Row 2: sc 2 together into next sc, sc 1 into next sc, around = 6 sc
Row 3***-8: sc around, fasten off.
***If changing color, do it at Row 3
Keep in mind you can make the tail as long or short as you want!
Do not stuff the tail.

Paws (make 4)
Sc 6 into a magic loop, pull tight
Row 1: sc 2 around = 12 sc
Row 2: sc 2 together , sc 1 in next 3 sc, around
Row 3: sc around
***Row 4: sc around
***if doing a color change, do it at row 4
stuff each paw just a wee bit.

To assemble kitty just attach the ears, tail and paws with yarn using a blunt tapestry needle.
Tie a bow, sew to head and add a cute bead.


IdaDown said...

I love the kitty. Very cute. Never mind that it didn't come out as you had pictured, it is adorable just as it is.

Anonymous said...

Itty Bitty Kitty is too cute! I can't wait to learn how to crochet/knit...that is the next thing I will be checking off of my list!
Well done:)

Tracey said...

You amaze me with what you can do with yarn. You are a world famous yarn worker!!! There is nothing you can't do!

Dragonflymom said...

You are going to spoil me!!! I love the kitty.......will try to make it tonight if I have time.

Thanks again for another wonderfully, cute pattern.

Kellie said...

OH he's so cute! My grandma crochets and She's tried to teach me numerous times, but all I ever end up with is a long string! However, I did just buy a learn to crochet book, so maybe this summer I'll give it one more try. I'd love to make something as cute as your little kitty!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! That is the most adorable kitty ever! :-)

Anonymous said...

No........thank you thank you thank you!!! for sharing your patterns.

Sarina Renee said...

My daughter will so love this! I'm so glad I came upon it. Thank you for sharing your pattern with us!

Anonymous said...

I loved this pattern! I used a tiny hook so my hand cramped up making it... but the little guy ended up 2.5" high and so cute! THANKS!!!

Sarina Renee said...

Though not nearly as adorable as yours, I did attempt your pattern. I posted it on my blog if you'd like to see what I managed to do. lol

Thanks again for sharing the pattern!

Anonymous said...

how do you make a "magic ring"?

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Anonymous said...

Hey! Thanks a lot for sharing the pattern. It's very cute. This one's my version. The strap is because the kitty is meant to be in the rear view mirror of my boyfriend's car. ^^


Unknown said...

omg! i love this pattern soooooo much! i made this and took pix and it will be up on my blog in a day or two so you can see. ill be sure to link to your post.

Unknown said...

ok heres a link to my itty bitty kitty :0)
again love this pattern. i cant find it through ravelry though. are you on there? if not you totally need to be your pattern are great!

Anonymous said...

ite exactly what i was looking 4 4 my friends xmas pressie thanx

Courtney Short said...

OMG!!!!!! Cute - jas would love a few of these!! Good easter basket stuffer!

Nancy Reyes said...

cute. Can I link you and include a photo of the kitty?

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! Luv it!!! Am making one or my friend!!

Unknown said...

I love the kitty so much! I made it for a friend of mine and she loved it too :) Here's a link to the one I made http://yk0554.blogspot.ca/2012/09/the-itty-bitty-kitty.html

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this lovely pattern! I have crocheted Itsy in several sizes (due to my choosing wrong size needle) but I have a little family now. Everyone wants one! You are a wonder"

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