środa, 9 maja 2018

CATS IN LOVE crochet pattern



Hi!
If you subscribe my channel on YouTube, you probably saw this tutorial of CATS IN LOVE some time ago. If you don't, I invite you to crochet with me regarding the written pattern below.
It's quite long tutorial but I wanted to explain you all steps. I hope everything is clear now :-)


I tried to write down the pattern precisely, attaching specific photos and links to particular parts of the tutorial. If you have any question, please contact me / write in comment.

Both cats are based on the same pattern - differences concern accessories, e.g. bow, eyelashes and dress for lady cat and trousers for cat.
I crocheted the cats for the first time on 30th wedding anniversary – it was a gift.
If you want to crochet the cats for the child, please be careful – it is better to replace artificial whiskers with whiskers from black yarn or thread.
Cat measures about 50 cm when it stands.
Firstly I made brown lady cat and took a photo of her, so in this written pattern on my blog I attach the photos of brown cat. In my tutorial you can see the grey one. It is a difference in describing colors of yarn in written pattern and the tutorial.
Below you will find the links to particular parts of YouTube tutorial.

Materials (for crocheting one cat):


YARNS:

• main yarn – I used brown YarnArt Dolce 754 (for lady cat) and grey Himalaya Dolphin Baby (for the cat), 2 skeins of 100 g; crochet hook 4.5 mm;
It is better to use one type of yarn, but they are similar in gauge and I had it in my yarn stock :-)
• I used also simultaneously 3 skeins of different tone of beige (I called it "beige" in the pattern) for muzzle, paws and end of tail:
YarnArt Charisma beige, YarnArt Jeans beige, YarnArt Jeans white. The gauge of three yarns should be appropriate to the gauge of main yarn, because we will use the same hook 4.5 mm for both yarns.
• pink – for nose, pads and tongue; crochet hook 2.5 mm.

CROCHET HOOKS:

• 4.5 mm – for main yarn and beige (three mixed yarns)
• 2.5 mm – for YarnArt Jeans

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

• fiberfill stuffing
• tapestry needle
• safety eyes and a piece of white felt
• artificial whiskers (about 20 cm long)
• scissors

You can read posts helpful for that pattern:
TIP 1: Marker – working in continuous rounds

TIP 2: Changing yarn color in the middle of a round / row

ABBREVIATIONS

• st = stitch
• sl st = slip stitch
• ch = chain
• sc = single crochet
• dc = double crochet
• tr = treble crochet
• inc = increase (2 sc in one st)
• dc inc = 2 dc in one st
• tr inc = 2 tr in one st
• dec = decrease (sc2tog)
• dc dec = dc2tog
• (..) = repeat the pattern particular number of times
• [..] = complete number of st in the round / row
• rnd = round
• BLO = back loop only
• FLO = front loop only
• FPSC = front post single crochet
• BPSC = back post single crochet
• FPDC = front post double crochet
• BPDC = back post double crochet

MUZZLE & FACE


Tutorial on YouTube:



Beige. Start with 6 ch and then crochet across the chain.
Rnd 1: insert the hook in 2nd chain from the hook and crochet sc in next 4 st, 5 sc in one st, sc in next 4 st, 5 sc in last st [18]
Don’t finish with sl st, but crochet in a round.
Rnd 2: sc in next 4 st, inc x 5, sc in next 4 st, inc x 5 [28]

The first st of rnd 2. including a yarn marker.

 The last st of rnd 2.

Rnd 3–4: sc in next 28 st [28]
Rnd 5–6: sl st in next 6 st, sc in next 22 st [28]
Rnd 7: sc in next 6 st, brown, sc in next 22 st [28]
Rnd 8: inc x 2, beige, inc x 2, brown, inc x 2, sc in next 22 st [34]
Rnd 9: inc x 5, beige, inc x 2, brown, inc x 5, sc in next 22 st [46]



Rnd 7: Changing color – don’t finish 6th sc (two loops on the hook)

Rnd 7: ...yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook yarn of color 1...

Rnd 7: ...crochet sc in next st in color 1 until the end of the rnd 7.
You don’t have to cut yarn of color 2.

Rnd 10: sc in next 11 st, beige, sc in next 2 st, brown, sc in next 33 st [46]
Rnd 11–17: sc in next 46 st through 7 rounds

Right side of cat’s head at the end of rnd 10.

Wrong side of head – you see changing colors without cutting yarns inside

Cut yarn (beige) in rnd 10 after changing color and secure two ends of yarn – crochet next rounds using only main color (brown). At the end of the rnd 11 you can add stitch marker (orange eye
on the photo) – it would be easier to count next rounds.

You see the orange marker at the last sc of rnd 11.


Rnd 18: (dec x 2, 19 sc) x 2 [42]
Shape the muzzle before you add whiskers.


Needle sculpting the muzzle

Tapestry needle in direction regarding definite numbers (on the photos):
1–2, 1–2, 1–3, 3–1
1–4, 4–2, 2–5, 5–2
2–8, 8–2, 2–7, 7–1
1–6, 6–1




UPDATE to pictures L - M (optionally): L. 7–1, M. 1–6

Add safety eyes, size 18 mm (between rnd 8-9 of head, it is marked with red yarn points above) and whiskers.


How to add the whiskers – see the photos 1–4. Then I crochet the nose and sew it to the face before I stuff the head and close the hole (although it is also possible to sew the nose at the end of the project, but more inconvenient).

NOSE

YarnArt Jeans, pink, crochet hook 2.5 mm.
Start working in rows - at the end of every row crochet 1 turning chain and turn the work.
The nose has the shape of triangle (I will indicate three sides using numbers: I, II, III).

Row 1: ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd chain from the hook [3], don’t close the ring, 1 tch, turn.
Row 2: 3 inc, 1 tch, turn [6]
Row 3: 6 sc, 1 tch, turn [6]
Row 4: (1 sc, inc) x 3, 1 tch, turn [9]
Row 5: 9 sc, 1 tch, turn [9]

From rnd 6 I crochet in a round.
Rnd 6: work 9 sc across in BLO (I), 4 sc (II), 3 sc on the appex in one st, 4 sc (III) [20]


Side I – 9 sc in BLO

Side II – 4 sc under both loops

Appex – 3 sc in one st
 
Side III - similar to side II



Rnd 7: 20 sc [20]
Rnd 8: (2 sc, dec) x 5 [15]
Rnd 9: 15 sc [15]
Rnd 9

Rnd 10: (1 sc, dec) x 5 [10], stuff the nose.
Rnd 11: 5 dec [5], add stuffing before you fasten off.
Sew the nose.




Then add stuffing to the head and finish crocheting the head.

Rnd 19: (4 sc, dec) x 7 [35]
Rnd 20: 35 sc [35]
Rnd 21: (3 sc, dec) x 7 [28]
Rnd 22: (2 sc, dec) x 7 [21]
Rnd 23: (1 sc, dec) x 7 [14]
Rnd 24: 7 dec [7]

TONGUE

Row 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from the hook, don’t close the ring, 1 tch, turn [6]
Row 2: 6 sc [6]

EARS (make 2)

Rnd 1: 3 sc in MR
Rnd 2: 3 inc [6]
Rnd 3: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 4: 12 sc
Rnd 5: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 6: 18 sc

Sew the ears in rnd 16 of head (space between ears = 4 sc)


BODY


Tutorial on YouTube:



YarnArt Dolce.
Rnd 1: 12 sc in MR
Rnd 2: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 3: (2 sc, inc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 4: (3 sc, inc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 5: (4 sc, inc) x 6 [36]
Rnd 6: (5 sc, inc) x 6 [42]
Rnd 7: (6 sc, inc) x 6 [48]
Rnd 8: (7 sc, inc) x 6 [54]
Rnd 9–13: 54 sc through 5 rnds
Rnd 14: (7 sc, dec) x 6 [48]
Rnd 15: 48 sc
Rnd 16: (6 sc, dec) x 6 [42]
Rnd 17: 42 sc
Rnd 18: (5 sc, dec) x 6 [36]
Start stuffing as you go.

Rnd 19: 36 sc
Rnd 20: (4 sc, dec) x 6 [30]
Rnd 21: 30 sc
Rnd 22: (3 sc, dec) x 6 [24]
Rnd 23: 24 sc

Body


Mark two points at the bottom of head (front, back and sides) in place the head touches the body (neck). It helps to sew the head to the body

At the bottom back point is between rnds 17–18, front point (where we have the the muzzle) is between rnds 10–11.

I sew the head in half and add stuffing as you go to avoid floppy head. Stuff firmly.


Tutorial about arms, legs and tail on YouTube:


ARMS

Start with beige yarn.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 5–7: 24 sc
Rnd 8: (2 sc, dec) x 6 [18]
Rnd 9–10: 18 sc
Make invisible finish. Start stuffing.
Change yarn to brown.
Rnd 11: (1 sc, dec) x 6 [12]
Rnd 12–23: 12 sc
Rnd 24–25: 5 sl st, 7 hdc

Arm

LEGS

Start with beige yarn.
Rnd 1: ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd st from the hook [6]
Rnd 2: 6 inc [12]
Rnd 3: (1 sc, inc) x 6 [18]
Rnd 4: (2 sc, inc) x 6 [24]
Rnd 5: (3 sc, inc) x 6 [30]
Rnd 6: (4 sc, inc) x 6 [36]
Rnd 7–10: 36 sc
Rnd 11: (1 sc, dec) x 10, 6 sc [26]
Rnd 12: 26 sc
Rnd 13: (2 sc, dec) x 5, 6 sc [21]
Make invisible finish. Start stuffing.
Change yarn to brown.Rnd 14: (3 sc, dec) x 3, 6 sc [18]
Rnd 15: (7 sc, dec) x 2 [16]
Rnd 16: 16 sc
Rnd 17: (6 sc, dec) x 2 [14]
Rnd 18–26: 14 sc

Leg

TAIL

Rnd 1: beige, ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd st from the hook [6]
Rnd 2: (1 sc, inc) x 3 [9]
Start stuffing.

Rnd 3–12: beige, 9 sc [9]
Rnd 13–28: brown, 9 sc [9]


TOES

I shape the toes with beige YarnArt Jeans. Insert the tapestry needle from the centre point of the paw to the boundary of colors.
Space between toes = 3 sc





PADS

Pink, crochet hook 2.5 mm.
I crochet 8 little pads:
Rnd 1: ch 2 and crochet in 2nd st from the hook: 3 dc, 4 tr, 8 dc [15]
Finish with sl st.

Now crochet 2 big pads (the shape of heart):
Rnd 1: ch 2 and crochet 15 dc in 2nd st from the hook, sl st [15].
Rnd 2: ch 3, 1 tr, 1 tr inc, 1 dc, 1 dc inc, 1 dc, 3 tr in one st (at the appex), 1 dc, 1 dc inc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1tr inc, 1 tr, ch 3, sl st.
How to sew pads – see part 3 of the tutorial.


DRESS

Tutorial on YouTube:




I used Red Heart Bella, crochet hook 4.5 mm (weave is loose but I wanted to achieve that effect).
Start with ch 40 + 3 tch.
Row 1: insert the hook in 4th st and work 40 dc, ch 5 (loop for the button), turn [40]
Row 2: 5 sc, ch 6 (skip 10 sc), 10 sc, ch 6 (skip 10 sc), 5 sc, 1 tch, turn [32]
Row 3: 32 sc, 1 tch, turn [32]
Row 4: 5 sc, 6 inc, 10 sc, 6 inc, 5 sc, 1 tch, turn [44]
Row 5: (10 sc, inc) x 4, 1 tch, turn [48]
Row 6: 48 sc, 1 tch, turn [48]
Row 7: (7 sc, inc) x 6, 1 tch, turn [54]
Row 8: 54 sc, 1 tch, turn [54]
Row 9: 54 sc, ch 5 (loop for the button), turn [54]

Row 10–14: 54 sc [54]
Row 15: (8 sc, inc) x 6, 1 tch, turn [60]
Row 16: 60 sc, join in a round with sl st, ch 1
Rnd 17–18: 60 sc, finish with sl st [60]
Rnd 19: work the pattern below (pattern consists of 4 st and is repeated 15 times in a round):
Ch 3 and 1 dc in first st, skip 2nd st, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in 3rd st, skip 4th st
Repeat the rounds until the dress will have the length you want. I worked 10 rounds of the pattern.
Sew two buttons at back.
Work the same pattern around sleeves.

TROUSERS

Tutorial on YouTube:




I used Red Heart Bella, color 00069, crochet hook 4.5 mm (weave is loose but I wanted to achieve that effect).

Trousers are green and have braces, two pockets, ribbing,
beige edging, place for the tail.
The pattern includes braided cable stitch. Crocheting only dcs would be too boring for me but you can do it if you don't want the cable (as you wish).

Start with ch 10, work in rows (belt).
Row 1: Insert the hook in 4th chain and work 7 dc, turn [8]
Row 2-30: ch 3 (it is counted as 1 dc), 7 dc in BLO [8]

To finish the waistband join the belt in a round with 8 sl sts and invert the right side (to hide the seam).
Then crochet down horizontally 60 sc around the belt (2 sc in one row of dc) – it is round 1, we start the bottom part of trousers. Finish with sl st.

To avoid monotony I show you simply cable stitch.
You can of course crochet only dc through next rounds if you like :-)
Rnd 2: ch 3 (= 1 dc), 1 dc (I crochet under three loops to make it straight in a vertical line).
This 2 dc are the background for the cable stitch.

The cable consists of 4 st. I crochet 2 over 2 left crossed.
Yarn over x2, skip 2 st, insert the hook in 3rd st and work front post treble crochet (FPTrC) - the same is in 4th st.

Now come back to the 1st and 2nd st and work FPTrC.
Now 2 dc of basic pattern (basic pattern consists of 2 dc and is placed between the cables).

Repeat the pattern for cables and then 2 dc again...
At the end of round 2 leave 4 st and crochet ch 4 (it is the hole for the tail)..
Rnd 3: ch 3 (= 1 dc), 1 dc, 4 front post double crochet (FPDC),
Repeat the pattern: 2 dc, 4 FPDC across the round

At the end of round 3 crochet 4 dc in place when there is worked ch 4 in previous round.Finish with sl st.
In rnd 4 repeat the pattern in the same way as it was in rnd 2.
Rnd 4: ch 3, 1 dc, 2/2 left crossed cable
I'm at the end of 4th rnd.
In the last 4 st I crochet 2/2 criss-crossed cables. Finish with sl st.

We can count the rounds according to the dc of basic pattern.
In even-numbered rounds we work criss-crossed treble crochet cables.
In odd-numbered rounds we work FPDC.
Rnd 5: ch 3 (=1 dc), 1 dc, 4 FPDC
Repeat the pattern even-/odd-numbered rounds until we work legs.

I work 11 rounds. We have 10 criss-crossed cables in the round.
From round 12 I start crocheting the leg (every leg consists of 30 st and includes 5 cables).
The pattern is the same.
I will work the pattern untill I reach 30 st and then join the end and the beginning of rnd 12 with sl st.
We have 5 criss-crossed cables in every leg.
Repeat the pattern (consisted of 6 st: 2 dc and 4 st of crossed treble crochet) 5 times.

Join the leg with sl st and then repeat the pattern of nextbodd-numbered round as you did before.
I made the first leg and I'm finishing the second leg.
Eventually I worked the pattern 4 times (rnd 12-19)band added elastic ribbing at the bottom of legs.
Rnd 20-24: ch 3, (FPDC, BPDC) by turns
I'm finishing rnd 20 with sl st.
Repeat the pattern: ch 3, FPDC, BPDC and so on...
I'm finishing rnd 24 with invisible seam.
In front part we have 1 cable in the centre.

Upper part (flap) contains of 3 cables.

Start with 60 sc across the round (2 sc under every dc of the belt) - the same as we did in bottom part of trousers below the belt. It is round 0 - I don't count this round.
Finish with sl st.
Row 1: ch 3 (in the line with second dc of basic pattern).
Then the same pattern as we did in legs (criss-crossed cable).
But now we work in rows to make flaps.
At the end of 1st row I crochet 1 dc, ch 3 and turn.
Row 2: instead of 4 FPDC now I crochet 4 BPDC,
because it is the wrong side of work.

Row 3 = row 1
Row 4 = row 2

I finished row 4.
Try the trousers on. I think it is enough rows.
I crochet the back in the same manner.
The buttons are sewed. I didn't make hole for button, because there is enough  place between dcs.

BRACES

We have 18 st in the row, so braces = 2 x 6 st,
and space between them = 6 st
Row 1: ch 3, 5 dc [6]
Row 2-8: ch 3, 5 dc in BLO [6]

POCKET

Now I crochet pocket - it can be 2 pockets on the two sides or 1 pocket on the flap.
Row 1: ch 2, 3 sc in 2nd st from the hook, 1 tch, turn [3]
Row 2: 3 inc, 1 tch, turn [6]
Row 3: 6 inc, 1 tch, turn [12]
Row 4: (1 sc, inc) x 6, 1 tch, turn [18]

Now crochet across the upper side, to smooth the edges.
Row 5: 7 sc, 1 tch, turn [7]
Row 6-8: in BLO 7 sc, 1 tch, turn [7]
At the end crochet sc across the whole round to smooth the pocket:
4 sc (left side) + 18 sc (semicircle at the bottom part) + 4 sc (right side) + 7 sc (upper side of the pocket, we don't sew to the trousers)

Now we crochet sc around the edges with different color.

Cats are finished :-)

My English is not so good, so if you are native speaker and you see something unclear in the pattern, you can send me comments via mail to improve the pattern language. Thank you!


Have a nice crocheting! :-)
Photos are in the Gallery and on Facebook / Ravelry / Pinterest.




2 komentarze:

  1. Czy można sprzedać zabawkę wykonaną z tego wzoru?

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    1. Dzień dobry, tak, ale muszą być spełnione następujące warunki:

      1. To nie może być masowa produkcja.
      2. W opisie przedmiotu na sprzedaż proszę podać informację, że autorem darmowego wzoru jest Ami Little Creature i podać link do tutorialu na YouTube / wzoru na blogu.
      3. Nie można używać moich zdjęć jako zdjęcia swojego produktu na sprzedaż.

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