Amigurumi Polar Bear

It’s almost Christmas and I wanted to create a tiny design that anyone can make. This little polar bear is super special. He is tiny and adorable and comes with his very own… Hmm… I think I will keep that a secret until next week. 

NOTE: This pattern is designed by Diana Moore from PINK MOUSE BOUTIQUE. This pattern is available for free only on my blog pinkmouseboutique.com. If you see the pattern and pictures posted on another website, please let me know. Thank you!

MATERIALS:

  1. Worsted weight yarn:
    1. white – for the bear 
    2. red – scarf
    3. black – eyes and nose
  2. Clover Amour crochet hook, 3.25 mm
  3. Sewing needle
  4. Stuffing
  5. Glue gun
  6. Snowflake button (optional)

ABBREVIATIONS:

mr – magic ring                                              dec – decrease

ch – chain                                                         inc – increase

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

NOTES:

  1. Crochet in continuous rounds unless otherwise specified.
  2. Use the invisible decrease technique when decreasing. 

PATTERN:

We will begin by making the head, body, and legs (in one piece).

Start with white yarn.

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 8 sc in the ring – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Rounds 4 – 7: 24 sc

Round 8: (sc, dec) x 8 – 16 sts

Round 9: (sc inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Rounds 10 – 13: 24 sts

Stuff the head and body well.

The legs will be made with 9 sts on each side of the body. The 6 sts (3 in the front and 3 in the back will be sewn later).

Leg 1:

Continue from where you stopped with the body.

Round 1: 8 sc, sk 15 sts, 1 sc – 9 sts

Rounds 2 – 3: 9 sc

Leave a long tail and fasten off.

Leg 2:

Leave 6 sts in the middle for sewing (3 in the back and 3 in the front of the body). Join yarn to one of the 9 sts you left for the 2nd leg. Continue following the instructions for the first leg. 

Once you finish both legs, stuff them well, finish them off and secure the stitches.

Face:

Sew the eyes on Round 5, 5 stitches apart.

Sew the nose in the middle 3 stitches between the eyes. Then sew one long line starting from the middle of the nose and going down 2 rounds.

Arms (x 2):

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 5 sc in the ring – 5 sts

Rounds 2 – 5: 5 sc around

Leave a long tail for sewing and fasten off.

Ears (x 2):

mr, ch 1, 5 hdc in the ring

Leave a long tail for sewing and fasten off.

Tail:

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 6 sc in the ring – 6 sts

Round 2: 6 sc

Leave a long tail for sewing and fasten off.

Scarf:

Use red yarn or any color of your choice.

Ch 66

Fasten off.

Assembly:

Sew the arms on Round 8 (or 9) of the body. Sew the tail in the back a round above the legs. Sew the ears on top of the head (a round below the magic ring). Using a cotton swab and blush, make pink cheeks. NOTE: Cover the body with a piece of fabric so the blush doesn’t stain it.

Fold the scarf in half and find the middle. With the glue gun, glue the middle of the scarf to the front of the bear (Round 9).

You will wrap it around a few times while gluing in a few places to make sure the scarf will stay in place. Note: Add only a little bit of glue at a time so it doesn’t look messy. Tuck both ends under the scarf and glue to secure.

Optional: Sew a small snowflake to the scarf (a little to one side).

And voila! You have made an adorable little polar bear! Now you can also add a ribbon to its head and make it an ornament. 🙂

Stay tuned! In a few days, this little guy will show you something special!

HAPPY CROCHET!

Boîte Champignon Miniature (Modèle au Crochet)

Ce modèle a été traduit en Français par Sylvie Conil.

Alors, l’autre jour j’ai fait un mignon petit elfe (qui fais seulement 2cm de haut) puis après, j’ai pensé que je devais à présent lui faire une petite maison rien qu’à lui. J’avais imaginé faire, depuis longtemps, une petite maison champignon pour une poupée et là c’était l’occasion idéale. Une minuscule petite maison parfaite pour mon micro elfe (base sur mon modèle intitulé “ONE INCH DOLL PATTERN’’). Mais bien sûr vous pouvez aussi vous en servir de coffre à bijoux, y mettre une bague, des petits boutons, ou encore une paire de boucle d’oreilles, des perles, etc… Ou juste vous en servir comme décoration sur votre bureau. Trop fun!

En tous cas, si vous décidez de faire le micro elfe base sur mon modèle “one inch doll pattern’’, utilisez le fil Lizbeth 80, avec un crochet 0.75 mm de la marque Clover Amour. Vous trouverez en note après les explications de la maison champignon, toutes les infos pour réaliser ce mignon petit elfe.

Matériel :

  1. Fil Lizbeth 20 : rouge et blanc
  2. Crochet taille 10 dans la marque « Boye », c’est-à-dire, un crochet en 1,3 mm
  3. Aiguille à coudre
  4. Ciseaux

Abréviations:

CM – cercle magique

ms – maille serrée

mc – maille coulée

aug – augmenter

dim – diminuer

Explications :

Bas

Commencez avec la Lizbeth 20, en blanc. Joignez chaque rang par 1mc puis 1ml. Crochetez serré.

Rang 1 : dans 1 CM, 1 ml, 8 ms dans le cercle – 8 m

Rang 2 : 8 aug – 16 m

Rang 3 : (1 ms, aug) x 8 – 24 m

Rang 4 : (2 ms, aug) x 8 – 32 m

Rang 5 : (3 ms, aug) x 8 – 40 m

Rangs 6 – 11 : 40 ms

Après le Rang 11 joignez par 1mc (qui comptera comme la 1ère m du rang suivant) mais ne faîtes pas de ml.

Rang 12 : 39 mc

Arrêtez le travail et rentrez le fil.

Dessus

Commencez avec la Lizbeth 20, en rouge. Joignez chaque rang par 1mc, puis 1ml. Crochetez serré.

Rang 1 : dans 1 CM, 1 ml, 8 ms – 8 m

Rang 2 : 8 aug – 16 m

Rang 3 : (1 ms, aug) x 8 – 24 m

Rangs 4 – 5 : 24 ms

Rang 6 : (2 ms, aug) x 8 – 32 m

Rang 7 : 32 ms

Rang 8 : (3 ms, aug) x 8 – 40 m

Rang 9 : (4 ms, aug) x 8 – 48 m

Rang 10 : (5 ms, aug) x 8 – 56 m

Rangs 11 – 14 : 56 ms

Rang 15 : (5 ms, dim) x 8 – 48 m

Après le Rang 15, joignez avec 1 mc (qui comptera comme la 1ère m du rang suivant) mais pas de ml.

Rang 16 : 47 ms

Arrêtez le travail et rentrez le fil.

Optionnel : brodez des petits “hashtags” sur le dessus du champignon avec du fil blanc DMC coton perle 12. Après chaque hashtag, coupez le fil et faîtes un nœud. Coupez l’excédent de fil et ajoutez un point de colle pour le fixer de façon plus propre. Vous pouvez aussi rentrer les fils pour les cacher (mais c’est trop de travail pour moi ici ;)).

Et Voila! Vous avez terminé la petite maison champignon.

MICRO ELFE (quelques astuces utiles) :

  1. J’utilise une loupe pour voir les points de façon plus nette. Ils sont vraiment minuscules ! De Plus, utiliser la loupe vous permettra de faire des points plus serrés et consistants.
  2. Utilisez un petit bâton (style cure-dent, baguette) pour rembourrer la poupée avec la fibre polyester. C’est plus facile ainsi pour les mini poupées.
  3. S’il vous est difficile d’utiliser le fil Lizbeth 80, essayer le Lizbeth 40 (DMC coton perle 12) avec un crochet en 0.9 mm ou encore le Lizbeth 20 avec un crochet 1.25 mm. Mais alors, utilisez plutôt pour faire la maison, le fil Aunt Lydia’s 10 avec un crochet 1.5 mm ou le Lizbeth 10 (avec le même crochet).

 

Chapeau de l’Elfe :

Utilisez le même type de fil et de crochet que pour la poupée (modèle ICI). Joignez chaque rang avec 1 mc et 2 ml.

 

Rang 1 : dans 1 CM, 2ml, 6 demi-br dans le cercle – 6 m

Rang 2 : (2 demi-br, aug) x 2 – 8 m

Rang 3 : (3 demi-br, aug) x 2 – 10 m

Rang 4 : (4 demi-br, aug) x 2 – 12 m

Rang 5 : (5 demi-br, aug) x 2 – 14 m

Rang 6 : (6 demi-br, aug) x 2 – 16 m

Rang 7 : (7 demi-br, aug) x 2 – 18 m

Rang 8 : (5 demi-br, aug) x 3 – 21 m

Rang 9 : (6 demi-br, aug) x 3 – 24 m

Rangs 10 – 11 : 24 demi-br

Ajoutez un Rang supplémentaire de 24 demi-br si le chapeau vous semble trop petit. Enfilez le chapeau à votre lutin, ajustez le pour qu’il soit à la place désirée. Puis faîtes un rang de mc en le laissant sur la tête de la poupée (les mc sont seulement sur le tour du chapeau, pas sur la tête de la poupée). Le rand de mc resserrera assez le chapeau pour le maintenir en place afin qu’il ne tombe pas de la tête de votre lutin. Une fois le rang terminé, arrêter le travail et cousez le chapeau sur la tête de la poupée en quelques points (pour éviter qu’il ne tombe sur les yeux). Rentrez les fils.

A présent votre petit elfe est prêt pour rentrer dans sa petite maison!

Crochetez bien!

Miniature Toadstool Container (Crochet Pattern)

 

So, the other day I made this cute little elf (only about 7/8 of an inch) and then I thought that I should make a house for it. I have been wanting to make a mushroom house for a doll for a long time now and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. The teeny little house is perfect for the micro elf (based on my ONE INCH DOLL PATTERN). But you can also put a ring, some small buttons, maybe small earrings, beads, etc. Or just use it as a cute decor on your desk. How fun!

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By the way, if you decide to make the micro elf based on my one inch doll pattern, use Lizbeth 80 thread with 0.75 mm Clover Amour hook. See notes after the toadstool house pattern for more info on how to make the cute elf.

Materials:

  1. Lizbeth 20: red and white
  2. Crochet hook, size 10 (Boye)
  3. Sewing needle
  4. Scissors

Abbreviations:

mr – magic ring

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

inc – increase

dec – decrease

Pattern:

Bottom

Start with Lizbeth 20, white thread. Join each round with a sl st and ch 1. Crochet tight.

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 8 sc in the ring – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x 8 – 32 sts

Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x 8 – 40 sts

Rounds 6 – 11: 40 sc

After Round 11 join with a sl st (counts as 1st st of next round) but do not chain 1.

Round 12: 39 sl st

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Top

Start with Lizbeth 20, red. Join each round with a sl st and ch 1. Crochet tight.

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 8 sc – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Rounds 4 – 5: 24 sc

Round 6: (2 sc, inc) x 8 – 32 sts

Round 7: 32 sc

Round 8: (3 sc, inc) x 8 – 40 sts

Round 9: (4 sc, inc) x 8 – 48 sts

Round 10: (5 sc, inc) x 8 – 56 sts

Rounds 11 – 14: 56 sc

Round 15: (5 sc, dec) x 8 – 48 sts

After Round 15, join with a sl st (counts as 1st st of next round) but do not chain 1.

Round 16: 47 sc

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Optional: Sew hashtags to the top part of the mushroom with DMC cotton perle 12 thread. After each hashtag, cut the thread and make a knot. Cut excess thread and glue down the ends for a more cleaner look. You may also weave in the ends (but that seems like too much work to me 😉 ).

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And voila! You made a cute little mushroom container.

MICRO ELF (some helpful tips):

  1. I used a magnifying glass to help me see the stitches better. They are tiny! Plus, looking through the magnifying glass will help you have tighter and more consistent stitches.
  2. Use polyester batting to stuff the doll. It is much easier to stuff that micro doll with the batting.
  3. If you are having a hard time using Lizbeth 80 thread, try Lizbeth 40 (DMC cotton perle 12) with 0.9 mm hook or maybe even Lizbeth 20 with 1.25 mm hook. Then just make the house with Aunt Lydia’s 10 and 1.5 mm hook or Lizbeth 10 (same hook).

Elf Hat:

Use the same type and hook you did to make the doll (pattern HERE). Join each round with a sl st and ch 2.

Round 1: mr, ch 2, 6 hdc in the ring – 6 sts

Round 2: (2 hdc, inc) x 2 – 8 sts

Round 3: (3 hdc, inc) x 2 – 10 sts

Round 4: (4 hdc, inc) x 2 – 12 sts

Round 5: (5 hdc, inc) x 2 – 14 sts

Round 6: (6 hdc, inc) x 2 – 16 sts

Round 7: (7 hdc, inc) x 2 – 18 sts

Round 8: (5 hdc, inc) x 3 – 21 sts

Round 9: (6 hdc, inc) x 3 – 24 sts

Rounds 10 – 11: 24 hdc

Add one more round of 24 hdc if the hat seems too small. Put the hat on the doll and adjust it to where you would like it to stay. Slip stitch around while the hat is on the doll (sl st only the hat, not the head of the doll). The slip stitch round will make the hat tight enough so it will not fall off the head of the doll. Once you finish that round, fasten off and sew the hat to the head in a few places (to make sure it does not fall over the eyes of the doll). Weave in the ends.

Now your elf is ready for her teeny house!

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Happy Crochet!

 

 

Amigurumi Travel Toy (Crochet Outfit)

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I knew I wanted to make some sort of a necklace house and a doll that would go inside. It took a while to start working on that project and when I did eventually start working on it, it took a few weeks to figure out the house design. I almost gave up. I am glad I didn’t because this new pattern is one of my favorites.

And to celebrate the release of the Tiny People in a Tiny House pattern (and the fact that it was published in the HHM printed issue), I created an extra outfit. I wanted it to be simple but to have more texture. So, I played around with the hdc stitch. Fun!

This outfit is specifically design for my newest dolls (see picture below).

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You can find the pattern in my three stores:

CRAFTSY

RAVELRY

ETSY

 

Materials:

  1. Lizbeth size 40 thread (color of your choice)
  2. Clover Amour, 0.9 mm hook
  3. Sewing needle
  4. Scissors

Abbreviations:

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

sc – single crochet

st – stitch

BLO – back loop only

FLO – front loop only

FO – fasten off

Note: I have designed this dress to be permanently sewn to the doll. If you would like it to be removable, crochet in rows until you finished Round 2 (where you will have 32 sts). After that Round (but you will be working it in rows), you can start joining rounds. This should leave you enough opening in the back to be able to put on and take off the outfit. But always measure on your doll to make sure the outfit fits just right.

Pattern:

HAT

Chain 17

Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook; 14 hdc; ch 2 and turn – 15 sts

Rows 2 – 21: 15 hdc in BLO; ch 2 and turn – 15 sts

Row 22: 15 hdc in BLO; ch 1 and turn

Put the 1st and last row together and sc them together.

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Leave a long tail for sewing and FO.

Insert needle through each row at the edge of the hat.

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Pull tight to close the hole. Weave in the ends.

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DRESS

ch 23

Row 1: 4 sc, ch 1, sk 4 (one armhole created), 6 sc, ch 1, sk 4 (2nd armhole created), 4 sc – 16 sts

Put the dress on the doll. Turn the doll upside down and join the 1st with the last st with a sl st. Chain 1

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The dress should fit tight on the doll.

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We will now crochet in the round.

Round 1: (sc, inc) x 8; sl st to join and ch 2 – 24 sts

Round 2: in BLO (2 hdc, hdc inc) x 8; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 3: in FLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 4: in BLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 5: in FLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 6: in BLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 7: in FLO 32 hdc; sl st to join; ch 2 and turn – 32 sts

Round 8: in BLO 32 hdc; sl st to join – 32 sts

Weave in the ends.

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And voila! You have made a sweet little outfit for your doll.

I hope you liked it. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Happy Crochet!

 

Sweet Little Bird

My daughter loves birds. So, for her birthday party, I made seven crochet birds – one for each of her guests. The kiddos loved them. My daughter likes to put hers in a little basket and walk around the house. I should make more because these cuties are perfect for a child to hold and great for learning colors or counting.

Materials:

  1. Red Heart worsted weight yarn – 2 colors
  2. Boye crochet hook – size G
  3. Solid black eyes – 6 mm
  4. Stuffing
  5. Sewing needle

Notes:

  1. Crochet in continuous rounds.
  2. Use the invisible decrease technique.
  3. Crochet with the right side out.

Abbreviations:

mr – magic ring

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

st(s) – stitch(es)

yo – yarn over

sl st – slip stitch

Pattern:

Leave a long tail (you’ll make feathers later).

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 6 sc in the ring – 6 sts

Pull yarn to close the mr.

Round 2: 6 inc – 12 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 6 – 18 sts

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 – 24 sts

Rounds 5 – 7: 24 sc

Round 8: (3 sc, inc) x 6 – 30 sts

Round 9: (4 sc, inc) x 6 – 36 sts

Round 10: (5 sc, inc) x 6 – 42 sts

Rounds 11 – 13: 42 sc

Round 14: (5 sc, dec) x 6 – 36 sts

Round 15: (4 sc, dec) x 6 – 30 sts

Round 16: (3 sc, dec) x 6 – 24 sts

Round 17: (2 sc, dec) x 6 – 18 sts

Put the eyes on round 7. Leave 3 sts between them.

Round 18: (sc, dec) x 6 – 12 sts

Stuff the bird.

Round 19: 6 dec x 6 – 6 sts

Fasten off.

Do not secure the stitches just yet. First, we will make the feathers on top of the head.

 

Feathers:

The feathers are made on top of the head of the bird. I made three feathers using the long tail I left before starting the magic ring.

Insert hook anywhere you want on top of the head (I keep it close to where the tail starts), YO, pull and sl st. Now make a ch of 6 or 7 (this is the smaller feather). Insert hook in same st you started, YO, pull and sl st. Make a ch of 10 or 11 (bigger feather). Insert hook where you started, YO, pull and sl st. Fasten off.

You can make the feathers longer by making longer chains.

Now you can finish off and secure the stitches. If you are not sure how to do that, follow the tutorials here:

The Ultimate Finish for Amigurumi

Secure Stitching

Beak:

You’ll make the beak a row below the eyes in the 3 sts between them. I start by making an outline (a little triangle). After you make the outline, you can keep sewing until you fill in the beak. I usually sew right in the middle (from the bottom of beak until very top).

And voila! You have a cute little crochet bird.

I hope you like this pattern. It’s the very first one I ever made.

Happy Crochet!

Pictures were taken by my very talented friend Kristen Willden. 

Amigurumi Mouse

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Since my blog is called Pink Mouse Boutique, I had to create a mouse pattern. And this one is super adorable and very easy and quick to make. You can use any color thread or yarn. These mice are perfect to teach the children in your life about numbers, colors, sorting, counting, etc. The fun is endless! And I am so addicted to them!

  1. Aunt Lydia’s size 10 thread (color of your choice) + black for the eyes
  2. Clover Amour, 1.5 mm crochet hook
  3. Scissors
  4. Sewing needle
  5. Polyester stuffing

Abbreviations:

mr – magic ring

sc – single crochet

dec – decrease

inc – increase

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

Notes:

  1. When forming the magic ring, leave a long tail. We will  need it later to braid the tail of the mouse.
  2. Do not join rounds.

Pattern:

Round 1: mr, ch 1, sc 8 – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x 8 – 32 sts

Round 5: (3 sc, inc) x 8 – 40 sts

Rounds 6 – 10: 40 sc

Round 11: (3 sc, dec) x 8 – 32 sts

Round 12: 32 sc

Round 13: (2 sc, dec) x 8 – 24 sts

Rounds 14 – 15: 24 sc

Sew the eyes on round 15, 5 sts apart from each other.

Round 16: (4 sc, dec) x 4 – 20 sts

Round 17: 20 sc

Stuff the body well.

Round 18: (3 sc, dec) x 4 – 16 sts

Round 19: (2 sc, dec) x 4 – 12 sts

Stuff more if needed before finishing Round 20.

Round 20: 6 dec – 6 sts

Fasten off. Leave a long tail. Bring it all the way through the body of the mouse and through the magic ring.

Ears (x 2):

Leave long tails. After you sew the ears in place, you will bring the tails through the magic ring.

Round 1: mr, ch 1, sc 8; sl st to join and ch 2 – 8 sts

Round 2: 8 hdc inc; sl st to join and ch 1 – 16 sts

Round 3: 16 sc; sl st to join

Pull the mr tight and sew in place (about 3 rounds above the eyes).

Tail:

You should have 6 pieces of long thread coming out of the magic ring. Braid those until you reach a desired length for the tail. Make a knot and cut the excess thread.

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And voila! You made a cute little mouse!

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I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Let me know what you think in the comments.

Happy Crochet!

Black Halloween Cat

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This is one of the very first patterns I wrote. It took me four years to finally take the pictures and actually write it properly so others can make the little kitty too.

This is a very quick and easy pattern. It is perfect if you are new to crochet or miniatures.

Materials:

  1. Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread – size 10 (black)
  2. Clover Amour crochet hook – 1.5 mm
  3. Old gift card (or cardboard)
  4. Stuffing
  5. Sewing needle
  6. Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • mr – magic ring
  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • tr cr – treble crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • BLO – black loop only
  • inc – increase
  • dec – decrease

Pattern:

Crochet in spiral. Do not join rounds. We will make the kitty from the bottom up.

Body and Head

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 8 sc in the ring

Pull tight to close the ring.

Round 2: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 3: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Round 4: (2 sc, inc) x 8 – 32 sts

Trace the circle on cardboard or thicker piece of plastic. I used an old gift card. We will put the circle inside the cat’s body before we start decreasing. This will help the cat be able to stand on its own.

Round 5: 10 sc, sk 3 and ch 3, 19 sc – 32 sts (counting the 3 chains you made)

Round 6: 10 sc, 3 sc in the BLO of the chains, 19 sc – 32 sts

Rounds 7 – 9: 32 sc

Insert the plastic circle in the cat’s body.

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Round 10: (2 sc, dec) x 8 – 24 sts

Round 11: 24 sc

Round 12: (sc, dec) x 8 – 16 sts

Start stuffing as you are working on the doll. Stuff well.

Rounds 13 – 16: 16 sc

Round 17: 8 dec – 8 sts

Rounds 18 – 19: 8 sc

Round 20: 8 inc – 16 sts

Round 21: 16 sc

Round 22: (sc, inc) x 8 – 24 sts

Rounds 23 – 25: 24 sc

Round 26: (sc, dec) x 8 – 16 sts

Round 27: 16 sc

Stuff the head well but do not over stuff. You should be able to shape the head with your hands.

Round 28: 8 dec – 8 sts

Round 29: 2 dec

Do not crochet in the rest of the sts in this round. Fasten off. Finish off your work and secure the sts by inserting both tails (from the magic ring and from the last round) into the same stitch. Tie a knot. Cut the excess thread and stuff it into the cat’s body.

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Tail:

The tail should be about 2 1/4 inches long. Cut your wire to be slightly longer than that (maybe 2.5 inches). Use the back of your crochet hook to move the stuffing right above the plastic piece you have at the bottom of the cat. That will make space for the wire to be inserted more easily. Insert the wire in the space you made. You will crochet around the wire.

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Crochet the tail in the 3 chains and 3 front loops you left after Round 6. Insert the hook in any one stitch, ch 1 and 1 sc in the same st you made the 1 ch. This will count as the first st of the round. Keep your sts tight in this first round so there are no holes.

Round 1: 5 sc – 6 sts

Single crochet around until the tail is about 2 1/4 inches long (a round above the wire).

Fasten off and finish off.

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Ears x 2:

Round 1: mr, ch 1, 3 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 3 sc

Slip stitch into the 1st stitch of the round. Leave a long tail for sewing. Fasten off.

Sew the ears on round 26 or 27 about 3 or 4 sts apart.

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And voila! You have made a cute little black kitty that you can add to your Halloween decor.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern. Leave me a comment to let me know what you think.

Happy Crochet!