Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Amigurumi Hoola Kitty


Here she is - my newest addition to my Kitty Series - Amigurumi Hoola Kitty saying Aloha to you! She measures 4" tall and would be a cute addition to your Kitty collection.

I hope you enjoy making this as much as I did. As always, if you want the PDF for this pattern, send me an email and I will be more than happy to send it to you.

Enjoy!!

Materials:
Size US-F/3.75mm Crochet Hook
Lion Brand Pound of Love - White
Lion Brand Pound of Love – Bubble Gum
Caron Simply Soft – Sage (Small Amount)
Pink embroidery floss
Polyester Fiberfill
2 - 9mm Safety Eyes
Blunt darning needle

Notes:
1. Worked in continuous rounds; do not join and do not turn unless otherwise specified. Use stitch marker to indicate beginning of rounds.
2. Yarn listed is what I used – Size may vary with other yarns.

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

Head:
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.

Head Band:
Rnd 1: With Sage Green Yarn, insert crochet hook into st about 6 rows down on the head and pull yarn through to form a loop.
Rnd 2: Sc around head by inserting crochet hook into st and crochet around, you will have approximately 22 sc around. (Don’t worry if you have a few or less sts.)
Rnd 3: Sl st through ea sc around. Fasten off, leave a long tail.
Rnd 4: Thread yarn through needle and run needle through band, securing each st – you will have four loops. Cut loops – you will have 4 strands of yarn.

Ears: (Make 2)
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 ea sc around
Fasten off, leave a long tail for sewing. Do not stuff. Fold in half. Sew ears on head just above the head band.

Flower: I used a decorative button for the flower for her ear. You can use a satin rosette or crochet a small flower or a bow.

Body:
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around = 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
Rnds 6-10: Sc in each sc around
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.

Hoola Skirt:
To make the band for the hoola skirt:
Rnd 1: With Sage Color Yarn, insert crochet hook in middle of body through stitch and pull yarn through to form a loop. (5 rows down).
Rnd 2: Sc around body by inserting crochet hook into each stitch = 25 sc around.
Fasten off, weave in yarn.
Note: It is ok if you have a couple more or less stitches.

To make the “grass” for the hoola skirt:
Rnd 1: With Bubble Gum Color Yarn, cut 4 – 6” pieces. Fold in half and pull through waist band stitch – pull yarn through loop to form a fringe.
Continue around until the hoola skirt is completely covered with fringe, approximately 18 pieces of fringe. Again, depending on the yarn you use, you may have a few more or a few less fringe. It is ok. Continue with fringe until entire skirt is complete. Place your fringe as close together as possible.
Rnd 2: Trim fringe – it should cover the bottom of the body.
NOTE: You will trim the fringe skirt after you are done.

Arms: (Make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2-6: Sc in ea sc around
Fasten off, leave long tail for sewing. Do not stuff.

Legs: (make 2)
Ch 2
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in second ch from hook = 5 sc
Rnd 2-4: Sc in ea sc around
Fasten off, leave long tail. Do not stuff.


To Assemble:
1. Head is complete - Attach to body. 2. Attach arms.
3. Attach legs.
4. Using pink embroidery floss, sew nose.

Your Hoola Kitty is done! She measures 4” tall.

Happy Crocheting!!

20 comments:

Teskedsmamman said...

Naw... How cute is that!!!

Armina said...

Thank you - enjoy! :-)

needlekrafter said...

you continue to top yourself every time you do a post! this is absolutely adorable! thanks for sharing. :)

Armina said...

Your are welcome - enjoy the pattern :-)

◕‿◕ bunny_kawaii ◕‿◕ said...

ints beatifull congratuletion.. visitn my blog pleas.

Armina said...

Thank you :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm from Hawaii and I am thrilled. I am definitely making these. I've already made stuff from your other patterns. Thanks so much for continuing to offer free patterns. I love your artistry.

Armina said...

I am so glad you are enjoying my patterns. I love sharing them. :-)

Silly_a said...

She is absolutely adorable!!

Armina said...

Thank you - she was fun to make :-)

Doigt de fée said...

hello,
i'm french, i'm not spick english !! lol !!
it's very very beautiful your hello kitty !!

Thank you of the tuto !!

Kiss
Bye
doigt de fée

Cissi said...

Hi,

I would just say that I've translated this and two of your ohter Kitty patterns into Swedish and published them on my blog. I asume that it is the biggest amigurumi blog in Swedish, for the moment. I translate and publish english amigurumi pattern in Swedish and it's very appreciated.
You are very welcome to visit me at amigurumipasvenska.blogspot.com even though you may not understand all I'm writing. All patterns are of cause for free.

Have a nice day.
Cissi

Oana said...

I love your patterns, they are adorable!thank you for sharing! I am from Romania but i learnd crochetting just in english. I hope i wrote corectly in english! Thank you again!

morita said...

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leekyut said...

Thank you so much!!!!!!! Your my angel!!!! Godbless :)

Monali Mishra said...

hi.thanks a lot for this wonderful cute little pattern.i also made a kitty for myself out of your pattern.here is the Facebook link for my kitty,hope you will like it.


http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.232504506759669.72297.100000003652765&l=f3b0fd1690

Armina said...

That is adorable. You did a wonderful job! And you you are very welcome, I am glad you enjoy these patterns.

Monali Mishra said...

Hi.I love all your ami patterns.i am trying to be a good crocheter like you.i hope someday i will be as skilled as you.here is my blog,please see the hoola hellokitty i made out of your pattern.thank you so much foe providing us such beautiful free patterns and easy instructions.You are my Amigurumi Guru.i will sure add a link to your blog at my blog.

Armina said...

Thank you, what a wonderful compliment. You are most welcome and I am so happy you are enjoying the patterns.

Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.

Rica
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