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    Clawdia Cat – Free Crochet Pattern

    Clawdia Cat - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb  #crochetcat #cat #kitten #amigurumi #amigurumicat #marymaxim #amigurumiyarn #amigirumipattern #crochet #crochetpattern #freecrochetpattern
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    This week’s free crochet pattern is for Clawdia Cat. When I was trying to name this pattern I had a few things in mind: J.K. Meowling, Cindy Clawford, Catrina. Obviously, I had to go with some sort of pun and Clawdia Cat eventually won out.

    Clawdia is a sweet little amigirumi cat made with Mary Maxim’s Amigurumi yarn. I discovered this yarn on a visit to my local Mary Maxim location and was intrigued. The yarn was cost-effective and I liked the feel of it so I decided to pick up a few balls to try it out. Mary Maxim Amigurumi yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend (51% acrylic/49% cotton) that gave this project a really nice finish. There was barely any of the typical halo you get when using 100% acrylic yarn. It’s a size 3 yarn and currently comes in 14 different colours.

    Don’t lose it! Add it to your Ravelry queue HERE.

    If they ever make this yarn in a worsted weight, I’m going to buy a ton of it. I really enjoyed working with it but I do have a preference for using worsted weight yarn for my projects. The balls of this yarn have 142 yards in them so I was almost able to get 2 full Clawdia cats from a single ball of grey which is pretty awesome.

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Supplies:
    – Approx 77 yards (0.95 oz) of Mary Maxim Amigurumi yarn in Grey (colour Y150-0920) and approx. 12 yards (0.15 oz) in Red (colour Y270-0150) or another comparable size 3 yarn. 
    – 3.0 mm crochet hook
    – Pink and Black Embroidery Thread
    1 Craft Pipe Cleaner (optional)
    2 – 6mm safety eyes
    Polyester Stuffing
    Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and embroidery
    Stitch Markers
    Scissor

    Abbreviations:
    CH = Chain
    SC = Single Crochet
    SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
    SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease
    HDC = Half Double Crochet
    DC = Double Crochet
    MC = Magic Circle
    SL ST = slip stitch
    FO = Finish Off

    Size: Finished size:  Approximately 5” from base to tip of ears

    NOTES: This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless indicated) which means you do not join the end of the rounds with a sl st. 

    Pattern

    Head & Body

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Row 4: SC 1, SCINC (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Row 5: (SC3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Row 6: SC 2, SCINC (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
    Row 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Row 8: SC 3, SCINC (SC 6, SCINC) x 5, SC 3 (48)
    Rows 9 – 16: SC around (48) *Insert safety eyes in Row 11 with 4 stitches in between them*
    Row 17: SC 3, SCDEC (SC 6, SCDEC)x5, SC 3 (42)
    Row 18: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36) *Start stuffing, adding a bit more every couple of rows.  Stuff firmly*
    Row 19: SC 2, SCDEC (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)
    Row 20: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Row 21: SC 1, SCDEC (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
    Row 22: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12) *Stop stuffing*
    Row 23: (SC 1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Row 24: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC1 (24)
    Row 25: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Rows 26 – 32: SC around (30)
    Row 33: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24) *Start stuffing, adding a bit more every couple of rows.  Stuff firmly*
    Row 34: SC 1, SCDEC (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
    Row 35: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
    Row 36: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO and weave in ends.

    Ears (Make 2)

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rows 3 – 4: SC around (12)
    Row 5: (SC1, SCINC) x 6 (18)
    Rows 6 – 8: SC around (18)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto head.  Sew an ear on either side of the head.

    Arms (Make 2)

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rows 3 – 9: SC around (12) *start stuffing as you go; stuff firmly*
    Row 10: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the body.  Secure onto the body.

    Legs (Make 2)

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rows 3 – 9: SC around (12) *start stuffing as you go; stuff firmly*
    Row 10: (SCDEC, SC1) x 6 (8)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto the body.  Secure onto the body.

    Tail

    Using Grey yarn, make a MC.
    Row 1: SC 6 in the MC. (6)
    Rows 2 – 16: SC around (6)
    FO leaving a long tail to sew onto body.  If using the pipe cleaner so the tail is bendable, bend the tip of the pipe cleaner on itself so the wire won’t stick out the end.  Cut the pipe cleaner to the same size of the tail and insert it into the tail.  Sew the tail onto the body.

    Skirt

    Using red yarn, CH 30.
    Row 1: SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and in each stitch across.  CH 1 and turn. (29)
    Row 2: SC in the first stitch and in each stitch across.  CH 2 and turn. (29)
    Row 3: DC 2 in the first stitch.  DC 4 in the next 27 stitches.  DC 2 in the last stitch. (112)

    Bow

    Row 1: Using red yarn, CH 11.  DC 2 in the 3rd CH from the hook.  DC, HDC, SC, SL ST, SC, HDC, DC, DC 5 in the last CH.  Working on the other side of the chain, DC, HDC, SC, SL ST, SC, HDC, DC, DC 2 in the last CH.  Join with a SL ST.
    Row 2:  CH 1.  SC 5, SL ST, SC 11, SL ST, SC 5. Join with a SL ST to the first stitch.  FO and weave in ends.  Using a long piece of red yarn approximately 15” long, secure the end to the back, center point of the bow and wrap the yarn around the center of the box a few times.  When done wrapping, secure the yarn in the back and use the remaining length of yarn to sew the bow onto the head.

    Face

    Using the pink embroidery thread, embroider a nose.  Start in the stitch indicated below and insert your needle into the one stitch below and to the right of the starting stitch.  Fill in the stitches between the starting stitch and the indicated finishing stitch.  FO.

    To embroider the mouth, using black embroidery thread, start in the same stitch that the point of the nose is in.  Insert the needle in the stitch indicated below.

    Insert the needle through the indicated stitch below (three stitches to the right and one stitch up) and back through the last stitch.

    Insert the needle into the stitch three stitches over and one stitch up.

    Using the black yarn, embroider some eyelashes next to each eye.  Start in the stitch directly next to the centre/side of each eye.  Insert the needle into the next stitch and back up through the stitch you started the eyelashes in.  Bring the needle back out one stitch above the first eye lash.  Repeat with the other eye.

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    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler Free Crochet Pattern

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern

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    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here and I am back with another Christmas cactus pattern this week. It’s called the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler! Related to his much tinier relative Saint Prickolaus, the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler is a giant amigurumi that is made with Bernat Blanket yarn, making it PERFECT for cuddling.

    When the original Saint Prickolaus pattern was released for the 30 Days of Cozy Bundle, a lot of people kept telling me that Saint Prickolaus was the only cactus that they wanted to cuddle. It gave me the idea to make a cuddle sized cactus friend. My kids are completely obsessed with this. My son cuddles it when he is watching TV when he gets home from school. I’m going to have to make a second giant amigurumi so they each have one.

     

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler - Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb. #Giantamigurumi #amigurumi #amigurumipattern #freecrochetpattern #crochetcactus #christmascactus #christmasamigurumi #bernatblanket

    With a Santa Hat and scarf, the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler is all ready for the holiday season. Use him as holiday decor or a fun holiday-themed toy for kids. I have designed the hat for the Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler to fit snugly on his head to make sewing the hat on unnecessary. You may have to tug it on him a little. I’ve used a faux fur pompom because I LOVE them but any kind of pom pom will do.

    I have been having a ton of fun making these Christmas Cactus patterns and I hope you all have enjoyed them.  I’m going to be starting my planning for next year’s blog posts and crochet patterns and I want to hear from you!  Let me know what you would like to see more of on the blog next year.  More amigurumi patterns?  More baby stuff?  Tutorials on how to do different stitches?  I love you guys and want to give you more of what you want so let me know in the comments below!

     

     

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    If you have been digging my christmas cactus collection, you can purchase the Christmas Cactus Bundle from my Etsy shop.  You’ll get the following 4 ad-free PDF patterns for the cost of 3:

    • Saint Prickolaus
    • Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler
    • Stanley the Cactus Snowman
    • Randy the Rudolf Cactus

    Check it out HERE.

     

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    Skill Level: Intermediate

     

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    Materials:

    6.5 mm and 7.0 mm Hooks
    Bernat Blanket Yarn (1 ball of each colour) in Go-Go Green, Race Car Red and White
    18 mm Safety Eyes
    PomPom – I’m using a fur pompom (HERE) but any pompom you choose will work.
    Polyester Stuffing
    Scissors
    Tapestry Needle
    Stitch marker

    Terminology: US terminology

    Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

    MC: magic circle
    CH: chain
    SC: single crochet
    SCINC: single crochet increase
    SCDEC: single crochet decrease
    SLST: slip stitch
    BLO: back loop only
    FLO: front loop only
    FO: finish off
    ST(S): stitch(es)

    Measurement(s): Approximately 19” tall from bottom of cactus to top of hat once assembled.

    Important Notes:
    • No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
    • Instructions within the brackets () are to be repeated the number of times specified next to the brackets.

    Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler

    Body
    Row 1: Using green yarn and 6.5mm hook, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Row 3: (SCINC, SC 1) x 6 (18)
    Row 4: SC 1, SCINC, (SC 2, SCINC) x 5, SC 1 (24)
    Row 5: (SC 3, SCINC) x 6 (30)
    Row 6: SC 2, SCINC, (SC 4, SCINC) x 5, SC 2 (36)
    Row 7: (SC 5, SCINC) x 6 (42)
    Insert safety eyes in Row 14, with 2 stitches in between them. Stuff the body of the cactus as you go.
    Rows 8 – 38: SC in each stitch around (42)
    Start stuffing the cactus and continue stuffing as you go from this point on.
    Row 39: In BLO, (SC 5, SCDEC) x 6 (36)
    Row 40: SC 2, SCDEC, (SC 4, SCDEC) x 5, SC 2 (30)
    Row 41: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Row 42: SC 1, SCDEC, (SC 2, SCDEC) x 5, SC 1 (18)
    Row 43: (SCDEC, SC 1) x 6 (12)
    Row 44: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO and sew body onto the soil.

    Arms (make 2)
    Row 1: Using green yarn, make a MC and SC 10 into the MC. (10)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 10 (20)
    Row 3: (SCINC, SC 1) x 10 (30)
    Rows 4 – 13: SC around (30)
    Row 14: Stop working in rounds, CH 1 and turn. SC in the first stitch. SC 14. (15)
    FO leaving a long tail for sewing onto each side of the body. Attach an arm onto either side of the body.

    Santa Hat
    Using white yarn and 6.5mm hook, CH 42. Join with a sl st to first ch to form a ring.
    Row 1: CH 1. SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. (42)
    Rows 2 – 5: CH 1. SC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch. (42)
    Switch to red yarn. The rest of the hat will be worked in rounds.
    Rows 6 – 10: Working in both loops, SC in each stitch around. (42)
    Row 11: (SC 5, SCDEC) x6 (36)
    Row 12: SC in each stitch around. (36)
    Row 13: (SC 4, SCDEC) x 6 (30)
    Row 14: SC in each stitch around. (30)
    Row 15: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 6 (24)
    Row 16: SC in each stitch around. (24)
    Row 17: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 6 (18)
    Row 18: SC in each stitch around. (18)
    Row 19: (SC 7, SCDEC) x 2 (16)
    Row 20: SC in each stitch around. (16)
    Row 21: (SC 6, SCDEC) x 2 (14)
    Row 22: SC in each stitch around. (14)
    Row 23: (SC 5, SCDEC) x 2 (12)
    Row 24: SC in each stitch around. (12)
    Row 25: (SC 4, SCDEC) x 2 (10)
    Row 26: SC in each stitch around. (10)
    Row 27: (SC 3, SCDEC) x 2 (8)
    Row 28: SC in each stitch around.
    Row 29: (SC 2, SCDEC) x 2 (6)
    Row 30: SC in each stitch around. (6)
    FO leaving a long tail.

    Secure pompom to hat. Bend the top of the hat off to one side and use the tail to secure the tip of the hat to the side of the hat. Weave in your ends. It will be a snug fit getting it onto the cactus so the hat should be able to stay on the cactus without sewing it to the cactus however, feel free to sew it to the cactus if you feel it is needed.

    Scarf
    Using red yarn and 7.0mm hook, CH 81.
    Row 1: SC in the 2nd stitch from the hook and in each stitch across. CH1 and turn. (80)
    Rows 2 – 3: SC in each stitch across. CH 1 and turn. (80)
    FO and weave in ends. Wrap the scarf around the cactus body, just above the arms and either sew onto body at the point where the scarf crosses over itself or tie the scarf onto the cactus.

    Disclaimer:
    This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Ashley Parker of The Loopy Lamb. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design. Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.

    Feel free to sell the finished item created with this pattern but please provide pattern credit to The Loopy Lamb when posting online and provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.
    If you encounter any difficulties or have questions about the pattern, please feel free to contact me at theloopylamb@hotmail.com. I’ll do whatever I can to help.

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