5 Little Monsters: Long-Legged Crocheted Cat

Long-Legged Crocheted Cat

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Finally, the last of my trio of long-legged crocheted animals. This little cat has been on my calendar to post about for a long time, it has been a month since I posted the last one. Other stuff kept coming up and the cat kept getting pushed back, but not anymore, today is finally the day. 


When I decided I wanted to make this little set of animals I started with a bunny because Easter was coming up at the time I was planning the set. Then a bear seemed like the obvious second choice, since teddy bears are probably the most common stuffed animal. In our family all bear stuff ends up with our youngest daughter because her name is Maren and we call her Mare-Bear, or sometimes just Bear, so bears have kind of become her thing. 


As I was thinking of what the third animal should be I decided it had to be a cat because my 4 year old loves cats. Mostly because Cat Boy was his favorite from PJ Masks. But now any time we talk about Maren giving the best bear hugs or being our little bear, in order to not be left out he lets us know that he gives kitty hugs and is our little cat. So a cat, and more specifically a blue cat, I decided needed to be the third animal. 


The cat is made in the same way as the other two, the head, body, arms, and legs are the same. The only differences are the pointy cat ears, and a long tail. I didn't add tails to the other two, but because a cat has a long tail I thought it might look weird to not put it on, plus my 4 year old is the most literal kid and would have not liked it if I didn't put a tail on because cats have tails. Below is a sneak peek of the last pattern in this series coming soon, hopefully next week.



How to Crochet the Long-Legged Cat


You will need:



Instructions:


Legs

(make 2)

stuff the legs as you go

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc  (6 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc)

Round 3-25: 1 sc in each st (12 sc)

Finish off after first leg and set aside.

Do not finish off or cut yarn after second leg, you will continue the body from this point


Body/Head


continue working from where you left off on the second leg, stuff the body as you go

Round 1: ch 3, sc in each st on the first leg (this joins the 2 legs together), sc in the 3 ch stitches, sc in the 12 sc of the second leg, sc in the other loops of the 3 sc (30 sc)

Round 2-12: 1 sc in each st (30 sc)

Round 13: [sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 14: 1 sc in each st (24 sc)

Round 15: [sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 16: 1 sc in each st (18 sc)

Round 17: [sc2tog, sc in next st] repeat around (12 sc)

Round 18: 2 sc in each stitch (24 sc)

Round 19: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 st] repeat around  (30 sc)

Round 20: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 st] repeat around (36 sc)

Round 21: [2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 5 st] repeat around (42 sc)

Round 22-28: sc in each st (42 sc)

Round 29: [sc2tog, sc in next 5 st] repeat around (36 sc)

Place safety eyes between rows 26 and 27, about 6 stitches apart, place safety nose 2 rows below the eyes centered in between them

Continue stuffing the head as you finish 

Round 30: [sc2tog, sc in next 4 st] repeat around (30 sc)

Round 31: [sc2tog, sc in next 3 st] repeat around (24 sc)

Round 32: [sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] repeat around (18 sc)

Round 33: [sc2tog, sc in next st] repeat around (12 sc)

Round 34: sc2tog around (6 sc)

Finish off, cut yarn, and weave around to close stitches

Arms 


(make 2)

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc  (6 sc)

Round 2: [2 sc in first st, sc in next 2] repeat around (8 sc)

Round 3-12: 1 sc in each st (8 sc)

Sew arms to side of body at the neck


Ears

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 4 sc (4 sc)

Round 2: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next, repeat (6 sc)

Round 3: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 2 st, repeat (8 sc)

Round 4: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 3 st, repeat (10 sc)

Round 5: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 4 st, repeat (12 sc)

Round 6: 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next 5 st, repeat (14 sc)

Finish off leaving long tail for sewing, flatten the ear, sew the ears to the top of the head just to the side of the center


Tail

Round 1: in mr, ch 1, 6 sc  (6 sc)

Round 2-16: 1 sc in each st (6 sc)

Finish off and cut yarn leaving long tail for sewing, stitch tail to the back of the cat just above the legs




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