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Halloween Kitten
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 70437AD This amigurumi-style black cat is the perfect stuffed animal for Halloween!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size
About 7 in. (18 cm) tall

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

620-153 Wool-Ease® Yarn: Black

True black


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Small amounts of pink, green and white yarn
Polyester fiberfill
GAUGE:
14 sc + 17 rows = 4 in. (10 cm).
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

NOTES:
1) Kitten is worked in continuous rnds, do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed. Place a marker for beg of rnd. Move marker up as each rnd is completed.
2) To change color, work last st of old color until 2 loops remain on hook, yarn over with new color, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook to complete stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS



HEAD

Front

Ch 3; join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring - 6 sc.

Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 12 sc.

Rnd 3: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 18 sc.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 24 sc.

Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 30 sc.

Fasten off.

Back

Make as for front, at end of Rnd 5 do not fasten off.

Rnd 6: Hold front and back together and, working through both thicknesses, sl st in each sc around to join, stuffing head before completing round. Fasten off.

Ear

Re-join yarn with sl st on one side of head.

Row 1: Work 4 sc along top of head for base of ear - 4 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (sc2tog) twice - 2 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog - 1 sc.

Fasten off.

Make a second ear on other side of Head.


BODY

Ch 5.

Rnd 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch; rotate work to work in free loops along opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 3 sc - 10 sc.

Rnd 2: 3 sc in next sc, sc in each sc to center sc of 3 sc-group, 3 sc in center sc, sc in each sc around - 14 sc.

Rnd 3: Sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in each sc to center sc of 3 sc-group, 3 sc in center sc, sc in each sc around - 18 sc.

Rnd 4: (Sc in each sc to center sc of 3 sc-group, 2 sc in center sc) twice, sc in each sc around - 20 sc.

Rnds 5-9: (Sc in each sc to 2nd sc of 2 sc-group, 2 sc in next sc) twice, sc in each sc around - 30 sc.

Rnds 10-17: Sc in each sc around.

Sl st in next sc and fasten off.

Base

Ch 5.

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch; rotate to work in free loops along opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in last ch; join with sl st in first sc - 10 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; join with sl st in first sc - 18 sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 2 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 22 sc.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 26 sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last 3 sc; join with sl st in first sc - 30 sc.

Last Rnd: Slip Base into Body at Rnd 17 and, working through both thicknesses, sl st in each sc around to join, stuffing Body before completely joining.

Fasten off.


FRONT LEG (make 2)

Ch 3; join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc - 6 sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc, sc in joining sl st; do not join - 7 sc.

Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around.

Rep Rnd 3 until leg measures 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm). Fasten off.


BACK LEG (make 2)

Work as for Front Leg until piece measures 1 1/2 in. (4 cm). Fasten off.


TAIL

Work as for Front leg until piece measures 5 in. (12.5 cm). Fasten off.


FINISHING

Sew tops of Front Legs to Body. Sew Head, centered, over tops of Front Legs. Sew Back legs to lower edge of Body. With pink, embroider a straight stitch nose. With green, embroider straight stitch eyes. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread black yarn in and out of Head on either side of nose. Separate the strands to make whiskers. Trim and fluff whiskers. With white, embroider straight stitch 'claws' on front paws. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)


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