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{ Little Crookshanks… }



Materials
- 4 mm crochet hook (US G)
- Fluffy orange yarn, like chenille (I used one ball of Katia Bambi), to be used with a 4 mm hook. And another contrasting color to embroider the details.
- A pair of 10 mm safety eyes

- Tapestry needle

- Polyfiber fill  


Abbreviations (US Terms)

st = stitch

ch = chain

sc = single crochet


Finished size: 

From head to the tip of the tail, this little cat measures 38 cm approximately.

Of course, should you choose a different hook and yarn, final measures will vary…



Ready? Let's begin!



Head + Body
{Start with the color of its fur (Chenille)}
1. Chain 7 ch stitches. Crochet 2 sc (increase) in the second ch from hook and then 1 sc in each of the following 4 ch stitches. Crochet 4 sc (2 increases) in the last ch stitchwhich will allow you to turn and work on the other side of the foundation chain. Crochet 1 sc in each of the following 4 ch stitches and, finally, 2 sc (increase) in the last ch stitch. Total stitches: 16
2. Crochet 1 increase, 6 sc, 2 increases, 6 sc and, finally, 1 increase (20)
3. Crochet 1 sc, 1 increase, 6 sc, 1 increase, 2 sc, 1 increase, 6 sc, 1 increase and, finally, 1 sc (24)
4. Crochet 1 sc, 1 increase, 8 sc, 1 increase, 2 sc, 1 increase, 8 sc, 1 increase and, finally, 1 sc (28)
5. to 14. Crochet 28 sc
{Place the safety eyes between rounds 7 and 8, with a distance between the eyes of 5 stitches… below them embroider the nose, using a contrasting color...}
15. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (32)
16. Crochet *7 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)
17. and 18. Crochet 36 sc
19. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)
20. to 28. Crochet 42 sc
29. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)
30. Crochet 36 sc
31. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)
{Stuff softly…The idea is that the body should be rather flat...}
32. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)
33. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)
34. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)
35. Crochet 6 decreases (6)
Close, break the yarn and weave in ends.

Legs
{Make four, using the color of its fur (Chenille)…}

1. Magic ring of 5 sc

2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (10)

3. to 8. Crochet 10 sc

{No need to stuff the legs…}
9. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides to close the opening of the tube (5 sts). 

Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the legs to the body.

Ears
{Make two, using the color of its fur (Chenille)…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.
2. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (6)
3. Crochet 6 sc
4. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides to close the opening of the piece (3 sts). 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the ears to the head.

Cat's tail
{using the color of its fur (Chenille)…}
1. Make 2 chain stitches. Crochet 4 sc in the second chain from hook.

2. Crochet *2 sc in each stitch*, repeat * (8)

3. to 19. Crochet 8 sc

{No need to stuff it…}
20. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides to close the opening of the tube (4 sts). 
Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew to the back of your cat.

Assembly
- Sew the ears to the sides of the head.
- Sew the 4 legs to the body. With the contrasting color, embroider the paws.
- Sew the tail to the back of your cat.
- Weave in all ends inside the body.



Done! Congratulations



2021. This is a design by Carla Mitrani for {Amour Fou} – All rights reserved. This pattern is for personal use ONLY. This pattern or parts of it must not be reproduced or published (printed or online), altered, resold or used for commercial purposes without authorization. You can neither reproduce, publish, alter, sell or use for commercial purposes FINISHED DOLLS made with this pattern without authorization. Thank you!