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Cat crochet in Amigurumi style - free instructions for beginners

  • Material and preparation
  • Instructions - Amigurumi cat
    • Crochet body
    • Crochet ears
    • Crochet your arms
    • Crochet legs
    • Crochet tail
    • Embroider eyes and muzzle
    • Sew items together

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Material and preparation

You need for a crochet cat:

  • Wool (white and brown)
  • Matching crochet hook
  • wool needle
  • scissors
  • fiberfill

The wool for the crochet cat is the handmade yarn "Monique" of "made with love". This yarn has a running length of 220 m at 100 g and consists of 95% cotton and 5% polyamide. It is very firm and robust. This makes the cat very stable. For crocheting we used a size 4 needle.

Crocheting techniques for the cat:

  • strong stitches
  • stitches
  • slip stitch
  • thread ring
  • spiral laps
  • chop off and increase in size

Instructions - Amigurumi cat

Crochet body

The cat's head and belly are crocheted in one turn in spiral circles.

1st row: Start with a thread ring in which you crochet 6 strong stitches.

2nd row: Then each stitch is doubled. For this, simply crochet two stitches into a stitch. (12 stitches)

3rd row to 8th row:

  • every 2nd stitch is doubled (18 stitches)
  • every 3rd stitch is doubled (24 stitches)
  • every 4th stitch is doubled (30 stitches)
  • every 5th stitch is doubled (36 stitches)
  • every 6th stitch is doubled (42 stitches)
  • every 7th stitch is doubled (48 stitches)

9th row to 17th row: Always crochet a single crochet stitch into each stitch (48 stitches) for the nine rounds.

Tip: Use a stitch marker. With this you can mark the end of a row and do not get confused when counting. Who does not have one - a simple paper clip does it too.

18th row: Now crochet every 7th and 8th stitch together (42 stitches).

19th row to 23rd row:

  • chop off every 6th and 7th stitch together (36 stitches)
  • cut off every 5th and 6th stitch together (30 stitches)
  • chop off every 4th and 5th stitch together (24 stitches)
  • cut off every 3rd and 4th tight stitch together (18 stitches)
  • chop off every 2nd and 3rd stitch together (12 stitches)

24th row to 26th row:

  • every 2nd stitch is doubled again (18 stitches)
  • every 3rd stitch is doubled (24 stitches)
  • every 4th stitch is doubled (30 stitches)

27th row to 32nd row: Crochet one stitch (30 stitches) into each stitch of the previous row for six rounds.

33rd row to 35th row:

  • Crochet every 4 and 5 stitches together (24 stitches)
  • Crochet every 3rd and 4th stitch together (18 stitches)
  • Crochet every 2nd and 3rd stitch together (12 stitches)

Now you should fill the cat body with filling cotton wool.

36th Row: Crochet each 1st and 2nd stitch together (6 stitches).

Then the body is closed. Simply crochet the remaining stitches together and cut the threads off generously.

Crochet ears

The ears are also crocheted in spiral circles.

Base

Start the ear with an air chain consisting of 18 air meshes. Join this chain into a ring by crocheting a warp stitch in the first loop of air.

1st row: Crochet one stitch = 18 stitches in each stitch.

2nd row: Now the stitches are removed. Lay the ring flat on the table. The kinks clearly show you where the stitches have to be embezzled - namely exactly opposite:

Crochet four stiches. Then the 5th and 6th stitch are mashed together (the first kink). Then crochet 7 stiches. Then two stitches are mashed together again, the 14th and 15th stitch (the second kink). Now only three fixed stitches are crocheted again. The round is over = 16 stitches

From the 3rd row:

From now on, continue to crochet in tight stitches and take two stitches each round by stitching the stitches in the creases together. By the previous row you should actually know exactly where that will be. So you do not always have to count. After the third row, the series counts only 14 stitches. These are always reduced by 2 stitches from row to row: 12 stitches, 10 stitches, 8 stitches, etc.

Graduation:

Close the ear by simply cutting off the last two stitches together. Due to the uniform decrease, the ear is now pointed, as it should be for a real cat.

After that make a second ear.

Crochet your arms

Work your arms in spiral circles as well.

1st row: You start with a thread ring and 6 fixed stitches.
2nd row: Every 2nd stitch is doubled (9 stitches).
3rd row to 10th row: In these 8 rounds, one crochet is always crocheted in each stitch (9 stitches).

Now the arm of the cat is filled.

Row 11: Then crochet every 2nd and 3rd stitch together (6 stitches).

Then cut the thread off generously. The individual steps are easily repeated for the second arm.

Crochet legs

Now crochet your legs in spiral turns from bottom to top.

1st row: Start with a thread ring in which you crochet 6 fixed loops (6 stitches).
2nd row: Now each stitch is doubled (12 stitches).
3rd row: Now double every 2nd stitch (18 stitches).
4th to 7th rows: Crochet one stitch (18 stitches) into each stitch in these four rounds.

8th row:

  • crochet a tight stitch 3 times
  • then knit 6 stitches in a stitch 6 times
  • then crochet 3 times a single stitch (12 stitches)

9th through 12th rows: Crochet a single crochet stitch into each stitch (12 stitches) in these four rounds.

Now fill the leg with cotton wool.

Row 13: Now stitch every 1st and 2nd stitch together (6 stitches).

The thread is now cut off generously. Repeat the individual steps for the second leg.

Crochet tail

1st row: Start with a thread ring with 6 fixed stitches.
2nd row: Double every 2nd stitch (9 stitches).
3rd row to 17th row: Always crochet 15 rounds of crocheted stitches.

So that the tail stays nice flexible he does not have to be filled. But you can also handle it differently at will.

18th row: Now crochet every 2nd and 3 stitch together (6 stitches).

The thread is cut off again generously.

Embroider eyes and muzzle

The eyes and the muzzle, as well as the whiskers are simply worked with dark yarn. Before you begin, think about how the cat should look like. It's best to paint a face on paper first.

The eyes are round. Put these on the same height. The ends of the thread must be sewn well and then pushed into the crocheted cat with the end of the needle.

The nose has a triangular shape and should of course be exactly in the middle of the eyes. We did not embroider the whiskers. Cut three equal length threads and knot them together in the middle. Then thread the three threads through the needle and push everything behind the nose through the stitches. Pull the knot so far that it disappears inside and the threads on the left and right look out. The scissors can then be trimmed to fit the hair.

Sew items together

With the wool needle now all elements of the cat are sewn to the body. For that you have the generously cut threads. Sew the ears above the head, arms on the left and right sides of the body and the legs below the body. To last good, the tail is still on it. The threads are then sewn and knotted well. With the thick needle, you can push longer threads later into the cat.

You see - it's so easy and fast to crochet a cat. Do you like Amigurumi "> Crochet turtle

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