Amigurumi, Crochet, Seasonal

Black Crochet Cat – Miniature edition

Welcome to my free Halloween Black Cat pattern – miniature version!

The full size version is available here!

This teeny tiny cutie measures approximately 4.5 inches (height) x 3.5 inches (width).

Difficulty: Intermediate – knowledge of magic ring technique, amigurumi increases and decreases, joining two legs together as well as basic sewing techniques.

Time to create: 2 hours

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What you’ll need

  • US 4 (3.5mm) Crochet Hook
  • Approx 50g of black DK yarn.
  • Ribbon for the bow (optional)
  • Acrylic toy stuffing – I get mine here
  • 1 x pair 8mm safety eyes
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle

Abbreviations

  • MR – Magic ring
  • CH – Chain
  • SS – Slip Stitch
  • SC – Single crochet
  • SC Inc – Two single crochet stitches in the same stitch
  • SC2tog – Single Crochet two stitches together in the front loop only.
  • * – Repeat sequence
  • FO – Fasten off

Notes:

If you are not familiar with the Magic Ring technique you can simply replace this with 2 Chains and use the second chain from the hook as your magic ring.

I.e. MR 5 = CH 2, in 2nd CH from hook 5 SC.

This pattern uses an invisible decrease throughout, this is created by decreasing in the front loops only. 

The Pattern

Legs (make 2)

Round 1: MR 5

Round 2: *SC Inc (10)

Round 3: *SC 1, SC Inc (15)

Round 4-5: SC around (15)

FO

 

Body

This is a continuation of the legs. You will join both legs together at round 6 and continue to create the body.

Round 6 attach a new  piece of yarn to leg one.

CH 1 and then 1 SC in the same stitch. SC around remaining 14 stitches of leg one, continue to SC around 15 stitches of leg 2.

SS to the CH on 1st leg  to finish round.

CH and SS do not count as a stitch.

For all other rounds continue to work in a spiral.

Round 7-9: SC around (30)

Sew up the gap between the legs

Round 10: *SC 4, SC2tog around (25)

Round 11: SC around (25)

Round 12: *SC 3, SC2tog (20)

Round 13: SC around (20)

Round 14: *SC 2, SC2tog (15)

Begin to stuff legs and body

Round 15: SC around (15)

FO.

Stuff remainder of body.

 

Head

Round 1: MR 6

Round 2: Inc around (12)

Round 3: *SC 1, Inc (18)

Round 4: SC 1, *Inc, SC 2 until last stitch, SC 1 (24)

Round 5-6: SC around (24)

Round 7: *SC 3, Inc (30)

Rounds 8-10: SC around (30)

Round 11: *SC 3, SC2tog (24)

Round 12: SC 1, *SC2tog, SC 2 until last stitch 1 SC (18)

Round 13: *SC 4, SC2tog around (15)

FO

Attach eyes between rounds 8 and 9 approx 5-6 stitches apart.

Firmly stuff.

Ears (Make 2)

Round 1: MR 4 (4)

Round 2: SC around (4)

Round 3: *SC Inc (8)

Round 4: SC around (8)

Round 5: *SC 1, SC Inc (12)

Round 6: *SC 2, SC Inc (16)

FO leaving long tail for sewing

 

Arms (Make 2)

Round 1: MR 4 (4)

Round 2: SC Inc around (8)

Round 3: * SC 1, Inc (12)

Rounds 4-6: SC around (12)

Round 7: * SC 1, SC2tog (8)

FO and leave tail for sewing.

Lightly stuff.

 

Tail

Round 1: MR (5)

Round 2: SC around (5)

Repeat round 2 until tail measures 3 inches

FO leaving end for sewing to body.

Cut a piece of pipe cleaner to 6 inches and fold in half. Thread through tail in order to be able to choose tail position.

Assembly

Sew the head the body with eyes facing forward

Sew ears to the head Starting at round 2 to round 8 on each side of the face.

The sew the arms in place just under the head.

Sew the tail to the back of the body and tie a ribbon in a bow around the neck to finish.

If you make your own kitty with this pattern, I would love to see it! You can share your photos on my Facebook page, tag me on Twitter (@zocreates) or Instagram (@zoe.creates) and you can use the hashtag #zoecreates.

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Happy Making!

Zoe

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