Fat Kitty Amigurumi Pattern

Author

by Jennifer Reeve

Introduction

Fat Kitty Amigurumi

After being introduced to amigurumi by this fabulous ‘zine, I went out and bought Japanese pattern books and played with making them. I then was asked to teach an Amigurumi class at my LYS’s annual Knit & Crochet retreat. I created this pattern for my class and it was so much fun to make and teach.

Materials List

  • Fat Kitty CatYarn requirements & hook size are dependent on the weight of the yarn you choose to use. You want your stitches to be as tight as possible so stuffing does not leak out. You may need to use a hook size smaller than what is recommended on the yarn label.
  • Yarn needle
  • Poly-fil or other stuffing
  • Cat eyes (Optional. If you can’t find these at your local independent craft store you can buy them on eBay for very cheap.)
  • Stitch marker

Finished Size

Depends on yarn weight.

Gauge

Gauge is unimportant in this pattern. Be sure to make your stitches tight. Use a smaller hook than recommended, if necessary.

The Pattern

Body

Make adjustable ring

Round 1: Work 7 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (7 sts)

Begin crocheting in a spiral. To help keep track of rounds, place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning of the round. Move the marker up as your work progresses.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (14 sts)

Round 3: *Sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st,* rep from * to * around.  (21 sts)

Round 4: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (28 sts)

Round 5: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending work 2 sc in next st, sc in last st.  (35 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, work 2 sc in next st* rep from * to * around.  (42 sts)

Round 7: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (49 sts)

Round 8: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 4 sts.  (56 sts)

Round 9: Sc in each of next 4 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 3 sts.  (63 sts)

Rounds 10 & 11: Sc in each st around.

Round 12: Sc in each of next 6 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 2 sts.  (70 sts)

Round 13: Sc in each st around.

Round 14: Sc in each of next 6 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 2 sts.  (63 sts)

Rounds 15 & 16: Sc in each st around.

Round 17: Sc in each of next 4 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 3 sts.  (56 sts)

Round 18: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 4 sts.  (49 sts)

Round 19: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (42 sts)

Round 20: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts* rep from * to * around.  (35 sts)

Stuff with desired filling.

Round 21: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending work 2 sc in next st, sc in last st.  (28 sts)

Round 22: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (21 sts)

Round 23: *Sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (14 sts)

Round 24: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (7 sts)

Fasten off.

Head

Make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Work 7 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (7 sts)

Begin crocheting in a spiral.  To help keep track of rounds, place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning of the round.  Move the marker up as your work progresses.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (14 sts)

Round 3: *Sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st,* rep from * to * around.  (21 sts)

Rounds 4 & 5: Sc in each st around.

Round 6: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (28 sts)

Rounds 7-10: Sc in each st around.

Round 11: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending work 2 sc in next st, sc in last st.  (35 sts)

Round 12: Sc in each st around.  

Fasten off.

Ears (make 2)

Make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Work 4 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (4 sts)

Begin crocheting in a spiral.  To help keep track of rounds, place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning of the round.  Move the marker up as your work progresses.

Round 2: Sc in each st around.  

Round 3: Work 2 sc in each st around. (8 sts)

Round 4: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.

Front Legs (make 2)

Make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Work 5 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (5 sts)

Begin crocheting in a spiral.  To help keep track of rounds, place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning of the round.  Move the marker up as your work progresses.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (10 sts)

Rounds 3-7: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.

Tail

Note: to make it easier on yourself, stuff the tail as you go.

Make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Work 5 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (5 sts)

Round 2: Sc in each st around.

Repeat Round 2 until tail is desired length.

Fasten off.

Fat Kitty, top viewAssembly

With yarn needle and yarn, sew ears to head in desired position. Before finishing stuff ears with filling.

If you are using store-bought eyes that require you fasten them inside head do so before sewing head to body. Sew head to body in desired position, stuffing before finished.

Sew legs to front of body at the point where they lay flat to the ground. If desired you can sew one leg crossing the other by sewing one slightly above the other and sewing it to the top of the other leg.

Sew tail in desired position and coil around front, sewing it in place.

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