Friday, August 2, 2013

Laid-Back Cat Amigurumi



I saw this picture awhile back on Pinterest and I thought it was hilarious, so I had to make an amigurumi out of it.  So here's the pattern, have fun!



Materials

  • G hook, such as Boye Aluminum 6" Crochet Hook: Size G
  • Worsted weight yarn, Gray, White and Pink, such as Red Heart Super Saver yarn or Red Heart Soft yarn
  • Black Embroidery Floss, such as Coats & Clark Six Strand Embroidery Floss
  • Pink Felt, such as Rainbow Classic Felt
  • Tacky Glue, such as ALEENES 15599 All Purpose Glue
  • Tapestry Needle, such as Clover Gold Eye Tapestry, No. 18-22
  • Poly-fil stuffing, such as Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber


Abbreviations:
ch(s)--chain(s)                       rnd--round                        sc(s)--single crochet(s)

sc2tog--single crochet 2 stitches together          st(s)--stitch(es)              sk--skip


Head

With Gray Yarn make a magic circle
Rnd 1: ch 1, 6 scs in circle (6 scs)

From now on put a stitch marker in the first sc of each rnd.




Rnd 2: 2 scs per sc (12 scs)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, 2 scs in next sc, *sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times (18 scs)
Rnd 4: Sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc,*sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc *3 times (24 scs)


Rnd 5: Sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc*sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times (30 scs)
Rnd 6: Sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add White Yarn,sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc, *sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times (36 scs)
Rnd 7: Sc in next 5 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 4 scs, 2 scs in next sc, *sc in next 5 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times. (42 scs)
Rnds 8 to 12: Sc in next 7 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 6 scs, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 27 scs. (42 scs)

This is how you deal with the yarn changes, the threads will be on the inside of the head.




Now you start decreasing:




Rnd 13: Sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 5 scs, sc2tog* 3 times. (36 scs)
Rnd 14: Sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 4 scs, sc2tog* 3 times. (30 scs)
Rnd 15: Sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, *sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog* 3 times. (24 scs)
Rnd 16: Sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next sc, sc2tog, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next sc, sc2tog, *sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog* 3 times. (18 scs)
Rnds 17-18: Sc in next 3 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 2 scs, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 11 scs. (18 scs)
Sl st in first st of Row 18. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.



Body
With Gray Yarn make a magic circle
Rnd 1: ch 1, 6 scs in circle (6 scs)

From now on put a stitch marker in the first sc of each rnd.
Rnd 2: 2 scs per sc (12 scs)
Rnd 3: 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, 2 scs in next sc, *sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times (18 scs)



Rnd 4: Sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc,*sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times (24 scs)
Rnd 5: Sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 2 scs, 2 scs in next sc*sc in next 3 scs, 2 scs in next sc* 3 times (30 scs)
Rnd 6 : Sc in next 5 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 5 scs, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 18 scs. (30 scs)
Rnd 7: Sc in next 5 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 6 scs, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 17 scs. (30 scs)
Rnds 8 to 11: Sc in next 4 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 7 scs, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 17 scs. (30 scs)
Rnds 12 to 16: Sc in next 4 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 8 scs, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 16 scs. (30 scs)
Rnds 17 to 20: Sc in next 5 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 7 scs, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 16 scs. (30 scs)
Rnd 21: Sc in next 5 scs, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 6 scs, start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 17 scs. (30 scs)
Rnd 22: Sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, sc in next 2 scs, start next sc add Gray Yarn, sc2tog, *sc in next 3 scs, sc2tog* 3 times. (24 scs)



Rnd 23: Sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc in next sc, sc2tog, sc in next 2 scs, start sc2tog, add Gray Yarn, *sc in next 2 scs, sc2tog* 3 times. (18 scs)
Rnd 24: Sc in next sc, sc2tog, start next sc, add White Yarn, sc2tog, sc in next sc, start sc2tog, add Gray Yarn, *sc in next sc, sc2tog* 3 times. (12 scs)


Rnd 25: Sc2tog 6 times, fasten off leaving a long tail.  Sew hole at bottom of body together, DO NOT STUFF. Weave in ends.(6 sc2tog)


Legs, Make 4
With White Yarn, make a magic circle.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 scs in circle (6 scs)

From now on put a stitch marker in the first sc of each rnd.
Rnd 2: 2 scs per sc (12 scs)
Rnd 3 to 5: Sc in each sc (12 scs)
Rnd 6: Start next sc, add Gray Yarn, sc in next 11 scs (12 scs)
Rnd 7: Sc in each sc (12 scs)
Rnd 8: Sc2tog, sc in next 5 scs, sc2 tog, sc in next 3 scs (10 scs)
Rnds 9 to 10: Sc in each sc (10 scs)
Rnd 11: Sc2tog, sc in next 8 scs (9 scs)
Rnd 12 to 21 : sc in each sc (9 scs)
Row 22: sc in next 6 scs, Turn. (6 scs)
Row 23: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 5 scs, Turn. (5 scs)
Row 24: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 4 scs, Turn. (4 scs)
Row 25: Sk 1 st sc, sc in next 3 scs, fasten off leaving long tail for sewing. (3 scs)

DO NOT STUFF.


Tail

Start with White Yarn and a Magic Circle
Rnd 1:  Ch 1, sc in circle 9 times (9 scs)

From now on put a stitch marker in the first sc of each rnd.
Rnds 2 to 4:  1 sc per sc (9 scs)
Rnd 5: Start next sc, add Gray Yarn, do 8 more scs (9 scs)
Rnd 6 to 7: 1 sc per sc (9 scs)
Rnd 8: Sc2tog, 7 scs (8 scs)
Rnd 9 to 26: 1 sc per sc (9 scs)
Row 27: sc in next 5 scs, Turn. (5 scs)
Row 28: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 4 scs, Turn. (4 scs)
Row 29: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 3 scs, Turn. (3 scs)
Row 30: Sk 1st sc, sc in next 2 scs. Fasten off leaving a long tail. (2 scs)

DO NOT STUFF.



Ears, Make 2

With Gray Yarn, Make a magic circle
Rnd 1: ch 1, 4 scs in circle (4 scs)

Put a stitch marker in the first st of each rnd.
Rnd 2: 1 sc per sc (4 scs)
Rnd 3: 2 scs per sc (8 scs)
Rnd 4: 1 sc per sc (8 scs)
Rnd 5: 1 sc in next sc, 2 scs in next sc (12 scs)
Rnd 6: 1 sc in each sc, sl st in 1st st, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. (12 scs)

Fold ear, DO NOT STUFF.



Cheeks, Make 2

With White Yarn, Make a magic circle
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 6 scs in circle (6 scs)
Rnd 2: 2 scs per sc (12 scs)
Rnd 3: *Sc in 1st sc, 2 scs in next sc* 6 times (18 scs)
Rnds 4 to 5: Sc in each sc, after Rnd 5, sl st in 1st sc, fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing (18 scs)



Nose
With Pink Yarn
Ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch to the end. Ch 1, turn. (3 scs)
Row 2: Sc2tog, sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (2 scs)
Row 3: Sc2tog, fasten off leaving tail for sewing. (1 sc)
Weave shorter tail into nose to fill in holes, then use longer tail to sew nose onto cheeks.




Assembly


Sew the sides of the cheeks together.



Sew the nose onto the cheeks.




Stuff the cheeks.


Sew the cheeks and nose onto the face.




Sew the ears onto the top of the head.



Embroider the mouth along the bottom edge of the cheeks.


Make the nostrils with a french knot.



Then sew a straight stitch under the nose.



Double the thread for the eyes.


Insert the needle straight across from where you started the stitch, then insert it below the stitch and catch the thread with your needle to pull it down.



Cut 4 paw pads out of pink felt.



Glue the paw pads onto the feet using tacky glue.



Cut out four claws per foot, 16 altogether and glue onto feet.



Lightly stuff the head, you want it to be a little flat on the back.


Sew the head onto the body.



Sew the legs onto the body.


Sew the tail onto the body.


Oh, this is the LIFE!


Happy Hooking!


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60 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Thanks for the pattern. No shedding!

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  2. This is adorable. Thanks so much for the pattern. x

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  3. I love this! Thanks you so much for posting. Now I am off to learn how to do amigurumi.

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  4. So cute! You are very talented! Thanks for sharing your wonderfully cute pattern!

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  5. Wanted to let you know that this tutorial was featured on the At Play Blog today!

    http://atplayonline.com/2013/08/09/friday-finds-8913-edition/
    And I've already received some great comments on how adorable he is.

    Thanks Megan

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  6. This is the best cat ever! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us.

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  7. This cat(chat) is magnificent. Congratulations for your creation. Thank you for sharing with us your explanations.

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  8. You are exceptionally talented. Love your work.

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  9. very very very nice your crafts, i loved them!! and thanks very much to share these patterns!!

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  10. He's adorable and I am surely going to give it a try to crochet !
    Congratulations , you made it look so real !
    I live in Belgium-Europe and got the link from a friend in South Africa, so you see your work is going all over the world !

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    1. Thanks! That's what's so COOL about the internet. It truly is a global community!

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  11. Que lindo seu gato!!!!
    E o amigurumi dele ficou igualzinho, parabéns!

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  12. il est magnifique ton chat merci

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  13. Im so making this into a cute kitty scarf! Just making the body longer and only one sided instead of in the round :)

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    1. Cute idea! I'd like to see a picture when you're finished. You can email it to me at crochetparfaitpg@yahoo.com and I will post it here on the blog.

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  14. How I would love to have your talent! This is fantastic, no, it's fabulous... ok, it's fantabulous!!! I adore black and white cats and I would so love to make this! I am learning my first amigurumi when I saw this and I just have to try it. You are such a sweetie to post this pattern for free and yet help us. Thanks so much. I will let you know how I am doing after I start when I finish the project I am working on. Great work, excellent talent!! Kimmy

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  15. Muchísimas gracias por el patrón gratuito a mi hija le hizo muy feliz recibirlo en negro y blanco como regalo de cumpleaños. Puedes ver unas fotos del mismo en mi página www.crochetsmiles.com

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  16. Do you happen to know how long he is?

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  17. I love this pattern. I am making one now. I do have a question though, do you mind if I make a video tutorial on how to make this? I know that some people learn better by watching. Please let me know what you decide. And thank you for coming up with this pattern!

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    1. That's fine as long as you put a link in for my pattern.

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    2. I am one of those visual learners, and would appreciate it so much if you would make a video tutorial on making this cat...I am new to patterns, and I am already having a hard time with it...ugh!!! I really would love to make this, so please, please, please make a video...thank you!

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    3. I'm planning on doing this soon, I'm just waiting to receive my camera tripod. As soon as I have the video done I will post it here. If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, I always notify when I've added something new.

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful pattern. It is adorable! I know someone that does cat rescue and I am going to attempt to make her one for Christmas. I just know she will LOVE it!

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  19. Ils sont magnifiques vos chats , j'aime beaucoup l'idée de reproduire les postures de nos chers matous , bravo et merci beaucoup de ce beau partage , gros câlins aux félins , amitiés ...

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  20. How long is the finish product. I am trying it with a 4 mm crochet needle and double knitting yarn but it came out very small. I am from Sout Africa.

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    1. Mine is about 15 inches long from each paw.

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  21. oh my goodness. this is lovely. I have a six month old kitten who sleeps like this, so of course, I have to make myself one - and one for my 9 yr old who wants a honey colour one the same as our kitten. Would you allow permission for the finished product to be sold providing a stated you as designer? I know at least three people who would want one. Off to start mine now xxxx

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  22. Oh my goodness, I love this and I don't even care for cats. Thank you, I can't help but chuckle when I see this.

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    1. Thanks, when I saw that picture of the cat draped over that man's shoulder, I just had to make something like it.

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  23. If I may publish these instructions into German translated and in a group on Facebook her in Germany? ?

    Sorry for my English Your Cat is so cute.....

    Tank You so mutch

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    1. Yes, you may, just link back to my post. Thanks.

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  24. Hello...I don't know how often the creator of this cat pattern comes on to check the comments, but is there any chance you could make a video tutorial to make this cat? I cannot for the life of me get the rounds to add up right, and it's frustrating the heck out of me... I apparently am doing something wrong, but I don't know what it is...I must have started the head 20 times, and the stitch count for each round is not adding up right for me...I don't even know if I am putting the stitch marker in the right place each round...I am so frustrated because I just love this pattern and want to make it so bad...Can someone please help me?

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    1. I'm planning on making one soon, I'm just waiting to receive my camera tripod. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or email, you'll get a notification of when the video is posted.

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  25. I love this pattern. Reminds me of one my cats I used to have.

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  26. i'm stuck on rnd 4 body, i miss stc

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    1. There was a mistake, but I just fixed it. I'm also going to put up a video on how to do this row.

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  27. Hello Pam, I'm Bianca and I'm from germany. My englisch is bad but I'll try it :) I was in love with your cat when I first saw it <3 so I tried your pattern and this is my result: http://fredfadenfroh.blogspot.de/2015/05/miau-miau-oder-ein-tierisches.html?m=1
    It is a present for my mum on mothers day. It is my first amigurumi and I'm so proud. Thanks a lot for the great pattern. Hugs, Bianca

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  28. Hello Pam, I'm Bianca and I'm from germany. My englisch is bad but I'll try it :) I was in love with your cat when I first saw it <3 so I tried your pattern and this is my result: http://fredfadenfroh.blogspot.de/2015/05/miau-miau-oder-ein-tierisches.html?m=1
    It is a present for my mum on mothers day. It is my first amigurumi and I'm so proud. Thanks a lot for the great pattern. Hugs, Bianca

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    1. You did a great job! I'm sure your mum will love it.

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  29. Przecudne maskotki,bardzo mi się podobają. pozdrawiam

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  30. I laughed so hard when I saw this. We had a cat who used to sleep that way.

    You should find the owners of the cat that was your inspiration and send them one. lol

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