Free pattern: Tiny long-legged cat

Free crochet pattern: Small long-legged cat // Kristi Tullus (sidrun.spire.ee)

These cats may be teeny-tiny, but they have a huge personality and a lot of attitude. They are not difficult to crochet, but their tiny ears, arms, legs and tail do require quite a bit of patience to make.

 

Size

12 cm (4 3/4”) tall, with DK weight (8 ply / 11 wpi / 3: light) cotton and acrylic blend and a 2,50 mm crochet hook (US size 2/B).

 

Tip! You can use the same pattern to make larger or smaller toys by using finer or bulkier yarn. Pick a crochet hook at least a size smaller than suggested on yarn label and crochet tightly enough to achieve a tight gauge that will not allow the stuffing to show through the fabric. 

 

Difficulty

2. Beginner - suitable for novice crocheters, includes small details.

 

Skills required

• Crocheting in spiral
• Magic ring
• Single crochet stitch
Increasing
Decreasing
Finishing and joining pieces.

 

You will need

• Yarn. I used DK weight cotton and acrylic blend, 50g =100m (50g =109yd) / 8 ply / 11 wpi / 3: light. You will need about 15g or 30m (33yd) of yarn.
• 2,25 - 3,00 mm crochet hook (US hook size 2/C - 3/D) or according to the yarn.
• Polyester fiberfill, wool, wadding etc. for stuffing.
• Cotton embroidery floss.
• Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.

Free crochet pattern

Abbreviations

mr, sc n = magic ring – crochet n single crochet stitches into the adjustable loop.
sc = single crochet stitch (double crochet stitch in UK and Australia).
sc n = crochet n single crochet stitches, one in each stitch.
inc = increase – crochet two single crochet stitches in the same stitch.
dec = decrease – crochet two stitches together using the invisible decrease method.
(sc 4, inc) x n = repeat the pattern between parentheses n times.
(sc 4, inc) x 6 = [36] = number of stitches in a round after finishing round.

 

Notes

• Work in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds or turn your work, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.
• Use a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark the end or the beginning of a round. Move the marker up after completing each round.
• All stitches are worked into both loops, unless instructed otherwise in the pattern.

 

Head

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: inc x 6 = [12]
3: (sc, inc) x 6 = [18]
4: (inc, sc 2) x 6 = [24]
5: (sc 3, inc) x 6 = [30]
6: sc, inc, (sc 4, inc) x 5, sc 3 = [36]
7-11: sc in each stitch = [36]
12: sc, dec, (sc 4, dec) x 5, sc 3 = [30]

Start stuffing the head. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every round, stuffing the head firmly.

13: (sc 3, dec) x 6 = [24]
14: (dec, sc 2) x 6 = [18]
15: (sc, dec) x 6 = [12]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Finish stuffing. Embroider the eyes and nose with cotton embroidery floss or a yarn that will not bleed color. Knot the yarn ends together under the head.

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Ears (make 2)

1: mr, sc 4 = [4]
2: (inc, sc) x 2 = [6]
3: (inc, sc) x 3 = [9]
4: (sc 2, inc) x 3 = [12] 

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Do not stuff the ears. Push the ears flat and sew them to the head just below round 2. Knot the yarn ends together under the head.

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Body

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: inc x 6 = [12]
3: (sc 2, inc) x 4 = [16]
4: sc, inc, (sc 3, inc) x 3, sc 2 = [20] 
5-7: sc in each stitch = [20]
8: sc, dec, (sc 3, dec) x 3, sc 2 = [16]

Start stuffing the body. Keep adding a bit of fiberfill after every round, stuffing the body firmly.

9: (sc 2, dec) x 4 = [12]
10-12: sc in each stitch = [12]

Fasten off and hide the yarn tail. Stuff the body firmly. Sew the head to the body using mattress or whip stitch. Add a bit more stuffing before closing the seam.

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Arms (make 2)

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: (inc, sc) x 3 = [9]
3-4: sc in each stitch = [9]
5: (sc, dec) x 3 = [6]

Stuff the hands firmly. Do not stuff the arms.

6: sc 4, dec = [5]
7-15:
sc in each stitch = [5]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Sew the arms to the sides of the body, one row below the head. Lift one arm over the other and tie them in a knot.

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Legs (make 2)

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2: (sc, inc) x 3 = [9]
3-4: sc in each stitch = [9]
5: (sc, dec) x 3 = [6]

Stuff the feet firmly. Do not stuff the legs.

6-11: sc in each stitch = [6]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten offSew the legs to the body on either side of the first round.

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Tail

1: mr, sc 6 = [6]
2-3: sc in each stitch = [6]
5: dec, sc 4 = [5]

Stuff the tip of the tail lightly. Do not stuff the rest of the tail.

6-11: sc in each stitch = [6]

Cut the yarn, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, and fasten off. Sew the tail to the body just above round 2.

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Finish sewing. Weave in any loose yarn ends or fasten them more securely with a knot and hide inside the pieces (tutorial HERE).

I would love to see how your kitties turn out. Post a photo to my Facebook page or leave a comment below.

 

Copyright © 2015 TÜ Spire. All rights reserved.
Please do not post this pattern to your website or blog, instead post a link to http://engsidrun.spire.ee/blogs/blog1.php/free-pattern-tiny-long-legged. You MAY use this pattern as a teaching aid in any free class or e-course, or as part of a free crochet pattern, provided you credit me as the designer (Kristi Tullus, http://sidrun.spire.ee).

Feel free to sell items made with this pattern. I would appreciate a credit and a link to my blog (Kristi Tullus, http://sidrun.spire.ee).

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4 comments

Comment from: Catherine [Visitor]
Catherine

Hi

Greetings from Singapore! Thank you so much for giving out this cat pattern….I bought the larger version 2 yrs ago, and this would certainly add more beauty when put them together.

Actually, I am a bunny person. Hope to see more cute bunny pattern created by you… will certainly buy them when I see your new pattern.

Cheers
Catherine

04/08/15 @ 16:07
Comment from: hawraa [Visitor]
hawraa

hi,
IM TALKING TO FROM BAHRAIN AND I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT YOUR WORK IS AMAZING AND PRETTY.THANK YOU FOR THE FREE PATTERN.I HOPE I CAN SEE MORE CUTE THINGSTR

07/14/15 @ 13:46
Comment from: Sigrid [Visitor]
Sigrid

Hello,
What a nice cat! I’m found of cats :-)
And also found of crochetting.
I became your follower, but since it has been a while that you’ve posted, I doubt you are still blogging?
I hope you are!
Kind regards from Belgium, Sigrid
ps: I’m also a blogger: http://www.katkatkatoen.blogspot.be
Feel free to come and take a look….

08/06/15 @ 12:00
Comment from: Sheri Benton [Visitor]
Sheri Benton

Love the little kitties I have made the larger version on Amineko kitties. These could be the toys for them. I am excited to try these. Thank you

12/17/15 @ 16:56
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