Hi, my next Amigurumi Workshop is Mystery Cat - pattern by LittleOwlsHut. I crocheted two cats - it was a gift for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. The video about the project is in my YouTube channel. Have a nice watching!
The designer: Svetlana Pertseva
Skill level: Experienced
Any moderately fluffy yarn suitable for crochet hook 1.75 mm (approximately US steel hook 6, UK steel hook 3 ½). I used “Kid Royal” by Alize (Lace, 62% Mohair, 38% Nylon (Polyamide); 273 yards (250 meters) / 25 grams (0.88 ounces)) together with “Angora Fine” by Seam (Lace, 50% Mohair, 50% Nylon (Polyamide); 328 yards (300 meters) / 50 grams (1.76 ounces)). Two strand of yarn together!
- Crochet hook. I used 1.75 mm (approximately US steel hook 6, UK steel hook 3 ½).
- Two oval marbles 18 x 13 mm with one flat side for the eyes. You can use oval glass buttons as well.
- PVC single core copper electrical wire approximately 150 cm (59 inches) long 2 mm in diameter. Use only copper wire for the frame as copper can better stand bending compared to aluminum. You can buy it at electric supplies stores. Make sure the wire if firm enough.
- White (or matching the color of your main yarn) and pink wool for felting (for the eyelids and nose) – small amount.
- Coarse felting needle.
- Fishing line for the whiskers.
- Any stuffing.
- Tapestry needle.
- Transparent glue.
- Sewing thread of matching colors.
- Ready-made plastic nose if not making one out of felt.
- Safety pins.
- Strong thread for tightening.
- Something to add weight to the bottom (a flat stone, or pebbles, etc.).
- Tip: Make sure the material you use for adding weight will allow you to make tightenings for the legs.
- Any tinting (optional). I used oil pastel.
Finished size approx. 25 cm (10 inches) tall using the yarn and the hook stated in the pattern.
I started from the head, marker goes along the top part of the HEAD.
Inside the head there is a loop, you insert the wire between rnds 25-26 of the head, distance 4 sts between them.
A piece of wire is for the tail, you wrap the wire around the main wire for the body.
As for the marker - you need to keep the work symmetrical, so there is need to make shift stitches (additional sc in the end of the rnd and move the marker for next rnd; read more about shift stitch here)
Tip: Make sure the material you use for adding weight will allow you to make tightenings for the legs.
I tighten the toy following the scheme (cheeks, eye sockets, nose bridge).
I glued the marbles into the eye sockets.
I felted the nose and the eyelids onto the eye with felting wool following the instructions in the pattern.
I attached the whiskers with the fishing line.
I tinted the cat - fold for the mouth, top of the head, inner part of the ears with pink color, paws, end of the tail and neck.