• Stephanie

Kitten Amigurumi Pattern



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You will need:


  • 4mm (G) crochet hook

  • Medium weight yarn (4) (The yarn I have used in this tutorial is Bernat 100% Cotton Handicrafter)

  • 10mm safety eyes

  • Safety nose

  • Polyfil fibre stuffing

  • Scissors

  • Yarn needle

Let's get crocheting!


HEAD & BODY


The head and the body will be made together, rather than separately and then sewed together later on. In this pattern, we start at the top of the bead, will decrease as we reach the 'neck,' and then begin to increase again as we make the body.


Chain 2


Round 1: In second chain from hook, 6sc (6sc)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next (18sc)

Round 4: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 2 stitches, repeat around (24sc)



Round 2, 3 & 4


Round 5: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 3 stitches, repeat around (30sc)

Round 6: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 4 stitches, repeat around (36sc)

Round 7: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next 5 stitches, repeat around (42sc)


Rounds 5, 6 & 7


Round 8 - 14: 1sc in each stitch around (42sc)


Round 14


Round 15: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 5 stitches, repeat around (36sc)

Round 16: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 4 stitches, repeat around (30sc)

Round 17: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 3 stitches, repeat around (24sc)

Round 18: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 2 stitches, repeat around (18sc)


Before we continue - now would be a great time to place the safety eyes and nose onto the head. I would recommend moving them around the face to find the position you like before snapping them into place with the plastic washer. Once the washer is in place, it won’t come off and you won’t be able to remove them, so make sure you’re 100% happy with their placement first! If you are unsure where to place them, the photos I've provided should help.


After you have snapped the safety eyes into place, it would also be a good time to stuff the head, as we will be working down onto the body now.




Round 19: 1sc in each stitch around (18sc)

Round 20: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, repeat around (24sc)

Round 21: 1sc in each stitch around (24sc)


Growing the body


Round 22: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, repeat around (30sc)

Round 23: 1sc in each stitch around (30sc)

Round 24: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next 4 stitches, repeat around (36sc)

Round 25: 1sc in each stitch around (36sc)

Round 26: 2sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in the next 5 stitches, repeat around (42sc)

Round 27 - 32: 1sc in each stitch around (42sc)


End of round 32


Round 33: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 5 stitches, repeat around (36sc)

Round 34: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 4 stitches, repeat around (30sc)

Round 35: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 3 stitches, repeat around (24sc)

Round 36: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 2 stitches, repeat around (18sc)

Round 37: sc2tog, 1sc in the next 4 stitches, repeat around (12sc)

Round 38: sc2tog 6 times, fasten off, weave in ends.





TAIL


Chain 2


Round 1: In second chain from hook, 7sc

Round 2 - 20: sc in each stitch around, fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.





ARMS


Chain 2


Round 1: In second chain from hook, 6sc (6sc)

Round 2: 2sc in the next stitch, 1sc in the next, repeat around (9sc)

Round 3 - 10: 1sc in each stitch around (9sc)

Round 11: sc2tog, 1sc the next two stitches, repeat x 1 (7sc)

Round 12: 1 sc in each stitch around.


Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the body.




LEGS


Chain 2


Round 1: In second chain from hook, 6sc (6sc)

Round 2: 2sc in each stitch around (12sc)

Round 3 - 8: 1sc in each stitch around (12sc)


Fasten off, leaving tail to sew to the body.






EARS


WHEN CASTING ON, LEAVE A LONG TAIL - we will be using this part to sew the ears to the head


Chain 6


Row 1: In second chain from hook, 1sc. 1sc in each remaining chain (5sc)

Row 2: sc2tog, 1sc sc2tog (3sc) chain 1, turn

Row 3: 1sc in each stitch (3sc) chain 1, turn

Row 4: sc3tog, fasten off.


ASSEMLBY

Please use the photos provided to help you position your arms and legs! I placed the arms a few rounds below the "neck" (or the most narrow round). You can either use a yarn needle or your crochet hook, and stitch them on using a simple whip stitch.



For the legs, you can stitch them onto the front of the body, so your kitty will be in a sitting position, or lower if you prefer, as I have done (see below).

The ears were sewn onto the head approximately four rounds from the centre. You can pin them on first to make sure you're happy with the placement before sewing them to the head. The tail is super easy, just be sure you sew it onto the CENTRE of the kitty's behind!


Aaaaand you're done! :)


I hope you liked this pattern! :) If you have any critiques or questions, please leave me a message below or send me an email! All (constructive) feedback is welcome and I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.


If you make one, please share it online and credit Slipstitch Hollow & provide a link to www.slipstitchhollow.com or my Instagram @ slipstitch_hollow. You may NOT sell the pattern, share or distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own.


Happy Crocheting!


Stephanie xxx


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