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{ Octavia, the black cat... }


NOTE: Octavia measures 30 cm approximately. Of course should you choose a different hook or yarn calling, measures will vary.


Materials:
- 3.00 mm crochet hook (US C)
- 100 % cotton yarn for a 3.00 mm hook (DK Light Worsted)
- A pair of safety eyes of 8 cm
- Polyfiber fill for stuffing
- Tapestry needle

Colors:
- Black
- Orange
- White
- Tiny bit of light brown or grey to embroider details

Abbreviations (US Terms):
st = stitch
ch = chain stitch
sc = single crochet


Ready? Let's start!



 

Body

{Start with black…}

1. Magic ring of 6 sc

2. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)

3. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)

4. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (24)

5. Crochet *3 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (30)

6. to 10. Crochet 30 sc

11. Change to orange and crochet 30 sc

12. Only through back loops, crochet 30 sc

13. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)

14. Change to white and crochet 24 sc

15. Crochet 24 sc

16. Change to orange and crochet 24 sc

17. Crochet 24 sc

18. Change to white and crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)

19. Crochet 18 sc

20. Change to orange and crochet 18 sc

{Stuff firmly…}

21. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)

22. Change to white and crochet 12 sc

23. Crochet 12 sc

24. Change to orange and crochet 12 sc

25. Crochet 12 sc

 

Well done! Don’t break the yarn! Now it’s time to crochet the head…

 

Head

26. Change to black and, only through back loops, crochet 12 sc 

27. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (24)

28. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (36)

29. Crochet *5 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (42)

30. Crochet *6 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (48)

{Stuff firmly the neck area…}

31. to 44. Crochet 48 sc

45. Crochet *6 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (42)

46. Crochet *5 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (36)

47. Crochet *4 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (30)

{Place safety eyes between rounds 34 and 35 (the distance between the eyes is 10 stitches) and, in the middle, embroider the tiny snout. Also embroider her eyelashes to pop up the eyes…}

48. Crochet *3 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (24)

49. Crochet *2 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (18)

{Stuff firmly…}

50. Crochet *1 sc, one decrease*, repeat * (12)

51. Crochet 6 decreases (6)

Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends.


Tutu skirt

{NOTE: Turn the body upside down (head down!) and join the orange yarn in one of the front loops of round 12, on your doll's back…}

1. Crochet 1 sc in each of the front-loops of round 12 (30)

2. Crochet *2 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (40)

3. Crochet 40 sc

4. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (60)

5. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (120)

6. and 7. Crochet 120 sc

Close. Break the yarn and weave in ends. 

 

Arms

{Make two. Using black…}

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 the arm…}

20. Press the opening with your fingers, aligning 4 stitches side by side and sc together the corresponding stitches, 1 sc into each pair of stitches.

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

 

Legs

{Make two. Start with orange…}

1. Magic ring of 5 sc

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

3. to 8. Crochet 10 sc

9. Change to black and, only through back loops, crochet 10 sc

{Remember to stuff the leg as you go…}

10. to 33. Crochet 10 sc

34. Press the opening with your fingers, aligning 5 stitches side by side and sc together the corresponding stitches, 1 sc into each pair of stitches.

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

 

Ears

{Make two, using black…}

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. Crochet *2 sc in each st*, repeat * (12)

5. Crochet 12 sc

6. Crochet *1 sc, 2 sc in the next st*, repeat * (18)

7. Crochet 18 sc

8. Press the opening with your fingers and crochet together, with sc, both opposing sides to close the opening of the piece (9 sts). 

Close. Break the yarn and leave a long tail to sew the ears to the head.

 

Tail

{Using black…}

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. to 33. Crochet 6 sc

{No need to stuff the tail…}

34. 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 to the body.

 

Ribbon

{Using orange… The ribbon is crocheted in rows, not spirals…}

1. Chain 11 ch stitches. From the second chain from hook, crochet 1 sc in each chain (total stitches: 10 sc). Chain 1 and and turn.

2. to 4. Crochet 10 sc. Chain 1 and and turn.

5. Crochet 10 sc. Chain 1.

Before breaking the yarn, crochet a series of sc all along the sides of the rectangle and the other side of the foundation chain. 

Close, break the yarn and weave in ends. Use the same orange yarn to tie several rounds of yarn in the middle and finish with a knot, leaving a long tail to sew to the head.

 


Assembly
Curve the ears and sew them to the head.
- Sew the ribbon to one of the ears.
- Sew the arms to the sides of the body.
- Sew the legs below the skirt.
- With a bit of orange, make laces to the ballerina shoes.
- Sew the tail to Octavia's back, below the skirt.
- Weave in all ends inside your doll.



Done! Congratulations!




© 2021 – “Octavia" 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!