Pumpkin Cat

Pumpkin Cat

A cute little black cat with a pumpkin body
SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing.
SIZE:
15cm in length and 10cm in width
MATERIALS:
Yarns:
Small amounts of double knitting/light worsted yarn, in orange/pumpkin, black and white
Hooks & Notions:
Fiberfill/Toy Stuffing
Size 3.50mm Hook
Size 3,00mm Hook
Yarn Needle
Stitch Marker
GAUGE:
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect
I use US Crochet stitch terminology

INSTRUCTIONS

This part is made by working in continuous rounds, so you may want to use a stitch marker to keep
record of your current rnd.
Pumpkin:
Rnd 1: With pumpkin yarn CH 2. Work 6 SC in second CH from hook. Place a stitch marker in the last SC to designate the end of the rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 SC in each ST around (12 SC). MM
Rnd 3: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (18 SC). MM
Rnd 4: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in each of the next two STS.  Repeat from * around (24 SC). MM
Rnd 5: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in each of the next three STS. Repeat from * around (30 SC). MM
Rnd 6: SC in each ST around (30 SC). MM
Rnd 7: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in each of the next four STS. Repeat from * around (36 SC). MM
Rnd 8: SC in each ST around (36 SC). MM
Rnd 9: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in each of the next five STS. Repeat from * around (42 SC). MM
Rnd 10: SC in each ST around (42 SC). MM
Rnd 11: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in each of the next six STS. Repeat from * around (48 SC). MM
Rnd 12-14: SC in each ST around (48 SC). MM
Rnd 15: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next six STS. Repeat from * around (42 SC). MM
Rnd 16: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next five STS. Repeat from * around (36 SC). MM
Rnd 17: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next four STS. Repeat from * around (30 SC). MM
Rnd 18: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next three STS. Repeat from * around (24 SC). MM
Rnd 19: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next two STS. Repeat from * around (18 SC). Cut yarn, stuff firmly and then join black yarn.
Head:
With 3,00mm Hook
Rnd 20-21: SC in each ST around (18 SC). MM
Rnd 22: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in each of the next two STS.  Repeat from * around (24 SC). MM
Rnd 23: SC in each ST around (24 SC). MM
Rnd 24: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in each of the next three STS. Repeat from * around (30 SC). MM
Rnd 25: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in each of the next four STS. Repeat from * around (36 SC). MM
Rnd 26-29: SC in each ST around (36 SC). MM
Rnd 30: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next four STS. Repeat from * around (30 SC). MM
Rnd 31: SC in each ST around (30 SC). MM
Rnd 32: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next three STS. Repeat from * around (24 SC). MM
Rnd 33: SC in each ST around (24 SC). MM
Rnd 34: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next two STS. Repeat from * around (18 SC). MM Stuff firmly
Rnd 34: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (12 SC). MM
Rnd 35: SC2tog across first two STS, *SC2tog across next two STS. Repeat from * around (6 SC). FO
Ears:
With 3,00mm Hook and black yarn: CH7
Row1: 1SC in 2nd CH from hook, 1SC in each CH until end, turn (6 SC)
Row 2: CH1, 1 SC in each ST until end, turn (6 SC)
Row 3: CH1, SC2tog, 1 SC in next 2 STS, SC2tog, turn (4 SC)
Row 4: CH1, SC2tog x2, turn (2 SC)
Row 5: CH, 1SC in 2 STS, turn
Row 6: CH1, SC2tog, turn
SL ST all around ear, FO and leave a tail for sewing.
Weave long tail through the back of the ear and pull slightly to form shape and sew onto the side of the head.
Shape Pumpkin:
Cut a long pumpkin color yarn and tie a small
knot at the bottom of the pumpkin
Insert yarn needle through the bottom and pull out at the top of the neck, reinsert yarn needle through the bottom and pull out at the top of the neck pull firmly to shape
pumpkin, do this 5 times more.
FO and weave in end.
Snout:
With 3,00mm Hook and black yarn: CH7
Rnd 1: 1 SC in 2nd Ch from hook, 1 SC in next 4 CH, 3 SC in last CH – continue along opposite side of chain, 1 SC in next 4 CH, 2 SC in last. (14 SC) Place a stitch marker in the last SC to designate the end of the rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 1 SC in next 6 SC, 2 SC in next SC, 1 SC in next 6 SC and 2 SC in next SC (16 SC). MM
Rnd 3: Work 1 SC in next 7 SC, 2 SC in next SC, 1 SC in next 7 SC and 2 SC in next SC (18 SC). MM
Rnd 4: Work 1 SC in next 8 SC, 2 SC in next SC, 1 SC in next 8 SC and 2 SC in next SC (20 SC). MM
Rnd 5: Work 1 SC in each ST until end. FO and leave a long tail for sewing.
Sew snout to face, stuffing firmly before closing
Pull yarn needle out the top of the snout (where the eyes will be) and reinsert needle at the bottom of the snout and pull out at the top, pull firmly to shape. FO and weave in end.
I used beading thread to make the whiskers.
Eyes:
With 3,00mm Hook and white yarn CH2 (Make 2)
Rnd 1: Work 6 SC in second CH from hook. Continue working in the rnd
Rnd 2: SL ST in next SC, CH1, 1HDC in same ST, 2DC in next ST, 1HDC in next ST, SL ST in next 3STS, SL ST in 1CH, FO and leave a tail for sewing.
With 3,00mm Hook and black yarn CH2 (Make 2)
Rnd 1: Work 6 SC in second CH from hook. FO and leave a tail for sewing
Sew black part onto white part, then sew onto face. FO and weave in ends.
Feet: (Make 2)
Rnd 1: With 3,00mm Hook and black yarn CH 2. Work 6 SC in second CH from hook. Place a stitch marker in the last SC to designate the end of the rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 SC in each ST around (12 SC). MM
Rnd 3: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (18 SC). MM
Rnd 4: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in each of the next two STS.  Repeat from * around (24 SC). MM
Rnd 5-8: SC in each ST around (24 SC). MM
Rnd 9: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next two STS. Repeat from * around (18 SC). MM
Rnd 10: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (12 SC). MM
Rnd 11-14: SC in each ST around (24 SC). FO and leave a long tail for sewing.
Stuff bottom part of foot firmly.
Sew feet into position, thread yarn through bottom part to shape toes. FO and weave in ends
Tail:
Rnd 1: With 3,00mm Hook and black yarn CH 2. Work 6 SC in second CH from hook. Place a stitch marker in the last SC to designate the end of the rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 SC in each ST around (12 SC). MM
Rnd 3: *Work 2 SC in first ST and 1 SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (18 SC). MM
Rnd 4-6: SC in each ST around (18 SC). MM
Rnd 7: *SC2tog across first two STS and SC in next ST. Repeat from * around (12 SC). MM
Rnd 8-19: SC in each ST around (12 SC). FO and leave a tail for sewing.
Stuff bottom part of tail firmly.
Sew into position. FO and weave in end.
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