Design By: Maggie Weldon
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Cat is approx 14" high
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn:
9 oz, 495 yds Orange (O); 12 oz, 660 yds Black (BL); ¾ oz, 41 yds Dark Green (DG); ½ oz, 26 yds Light Green (LG); 1 oz, 55 yds Grey (G); small amounts Brown (BR) and Purple (Pp); Fiberfill Stuffing; 2 Cat Eyes – 18 mm; 2 Animal Eyes – 12 mm for Mouse; small amount Pink Felt for Mouse Ears; Yarn Needle.
Crochet Hook: Size K-10 ½ (6.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. Size N-15 (10 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: With 3 strands of yarn and N hook:
Crochet Patterns for Merlin and Arthur
Our crocehted Merlin has gotten into mischief and is trying to hide in the crochet jack-o-lantern, away from Arthur the crocehted mouse. There is nothing cuter than a Halloween crochet pattern with a black cat and little mouse getting into mischief. The Merlin and Arthur crochet pattern is the perfect crochet accent to decorate your home for Halloween. The history behind black cats is that they have the ability to remain unseen in dark places or at night, making them especially desirable crochet partners for witches. Some witches were purported to have the ability to shape-shift into a cat nine times, hence the archaic belief that cats have "nine lives". Think of how fun it will be to make your own hiding black cat decoration from a crochet pattern. The difference is that Merlin is sweet and fun, and there is nothing scary about him.
The Merlin and Arthur crochet pattern decoration is a quick and easy crochet pattern to make for your home. Arthur the mouse and Merlin the cat use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn and a big hook, so there are less crochet stitches needed to create these cute animals. The pumpkin works up even faster than the cute animals by using 3 strands of worsted weight yarn and an even bigger hook. Multiple strands of yarn will help you finish this project in no time. Even though Merlin is hiding in his pumpkin, both Merlin and Arthur are waiting for you to take them home. Get this crochet pattern in time so your creation is ready to display during Halloween festivities.