Halloween Cat - Free Crochet Pattern
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Size:About 1½" tall, 3½" wide.
Materials:Crochet Cotton Thread Size 10 - Black (35 yds), small amounts Orange and White; Needle; Small amount of Stuffing; 7 mm Moveable Eyes (2).
Crochet Hook:Steel crochet hook # 7
Gauge: 8 sc and 8 rows = 1 inch.
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
CAT - Head and Body
Rnd 1:Starting at head, with Black, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. DO NOT JOIN. MARK BEG OF EACH RND.
Rnd 2:2 sc in ea sc around. (12sc)
Rnd 3:(Ear) * (Sc, hdc, dc, 2 tr, dc, hdc, sc) in next sc, remove hook from st, insert hook in first sc worked, draw up dropped lp, ch 1 *, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * to * once more for other ear, 2 sc in next 6 sc. (18 sc)
Rnd 4:(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc) around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5:(2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc) around. (30 sc)
Rnds 6-11:Sc in ea st around.
-Stuff Head as you work the following decrease Rnds.
Rnds 12-14:Decreasing 6 sc evenly spaced, sc in each sc around. At end of Rnd 14 there will be 12 sc.
Rnds 15-18:(Body) Increasing 6 sc evenly spaced, sc in each sc around.
At end of Rnd 18 there will be 36 sc.
Rnds 19-28:Sc in ea sc around. (36 sc)
Rnd 29:Decreasing 6 sc evenly spaced, sc in each sc around. (30 sc) Finish off and weave in ends.
Rnd 1:With Black, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), DO NOT TURN, 11 dc in ring, join with sl st to first dc. (12 dc)
Rnd 2:Ch 3, dc in first dc, (2 dc in next dc) around; join. (24 dc)
Rnd 3:Ch 1, DO NOT TURN, sc in first dc, sc in next 2 dc, 2 sc in next sc, (sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc) around; join with sl st to first sc. (30sc) Finish off leaving long end.
- Stuff Body. Using long end of Cat Bottom piece, sew bottom to Body of Cat.
- Glue eyes to front of face.
- With White, embroider Nose and Whiskers with straight stitches.
Using 2 strands of Black thread held together, ch 20, sc in 2nd ch from hook, (sc in next ch) across. Finish off leaving long end.
- Using long end, sew Tail to body.
With Orange, ch 75. Finish off and weave in ends.
- Tie in a bow around neck of Cat.