Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Amigurumi Independence Day Kitty


Well here we are, the end of the month. I wanted to get this posted earlier, but I have been so busy with personal stuff I just didnt have the time. Better late than never I guess. This is my newest addition to my Kitty series - my Independence Day Kitty. She is all ready for the 4th of July, decked out in her red, white and blue, all ready for the fireworks.


I hope you enjoy this pattern.


Materials:
Lion Brand Pound of Love - White
Caron Simply Soft – Red

Caron Simply Soft – Berry Blue
Size US-F/3.75mm Crochet Hook

Pink & Black embroidery floss
Polyester Fiberfill
2 - 9mm Safety Eyes
Blunt darning needle

Toothpick Flag

3/4” Tinsel Pompoms – 1 Each Red, White & Blue

Aleene’s Tacky Glue


Abbreviations:
SC = Single Crochet
Ch = Chain
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Beg = Beginning Sts = Stitches
2tog = Crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
* = Repeat stitches from * to end of *


Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn unless specified. Use stitch marker to indicate beginning of rounds.
  • May not be safe for small children.
  • Toothpick flags and tinsel pompoms are available at Michaels Arts & Crafts and Joann’s.


Head:
With White Yarn, Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 6: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 30 sc
Rnds 7-12: Sc in each sc around

Rnd 13: *Sc in next 4 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Rnd 14: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 15: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Fasten off, leaving a long tail; position safety eyes and stuff firmly. Weave in and close opening.


Body:
With Red Yarn, Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: *Sc in first sc, 2 sc in second sc*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 4: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 5: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc*, repeat from * around = 25 sc
Join White Yarn

Rnds 6-10: Sc in each sc around

Join Blue Yarn

Rnd 11: *Sc in next 3 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 20 sc
Rnd 12: *Sc in next 2 sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 15 sc
Rnd 13: *Sc in next sc, sc 2tog*, repeat from * around = 10 sc
Fasten off leave long tail; stuff firmly. Weave in and close opening.

Arms: (Make 2)
With White Yarn, Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2-9: Sc in ea sc around
Fasten off, leave long tail. Do not stuff.


Legs: (make 2)
With White Yarn, Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2-5: Sc in ea sc around
Fasten off, leave long tail. Do not stuff.

Ears: (Make 2)
With White Yarn, Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc = 10 sc
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff. Fold in half.

Bow:

With Red Yarn, Ch 6
Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook, ch 1, turn
Rnd 2-5: Sc across, ch 1, turn.
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing.


To Form Bow:
1. Weave in short piece of yarn (where ch was started) to center;
2. Weave in long tail to center;
3. Pinch center and wrap long tail around several 5 times;
4. Thread through blunt needle and secure by running under the wrapped part, bringing it out; secure firmly.


To Assemble:
1. Attach head to body.
2. Attach arms, just below head.
3. Attach legs.
4. Attach bow to one ear.
5. Using black embroidery floss; sew whiskers.
6. Using pink embroidery floss, sew nose.

7. Glue the tinsel pompoms on the other ear – red, white & blue; allow to dry.

8. Place toothpick flag in hand – secure flag with a drop of glue.


Your Amigurumi Independence Day Kitty is Done! Doll measures 4” tall.

Happy Crocheting!

3 comments:

needlekrafter said...

this is so, so cute!

Bailey said...

Thank you so much for this pattern. I got the nicest e-mail back from my niece after making this for her daughter. She is convinced she is the only child who owns a Patriotic Hello Kitty which is nice because many of her friends have huge bought collections. It was nice to have her appreciate the benefit of being able to make gifts that are different.

Armina said...

You are welcome - I am so glad you and your niece enjoyed it. Handmade is always so much better!