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Clawdia Cat – Free Crochet Pattern

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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.

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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. Ready to make your own Clawdia Cat? Let’s get started.

Mary Maxim Amigurumi Yarn and Furls Crochet Hook on top

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Amigurumi cat drinking tea

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 4 (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 of your Clawdia Cat.

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.

Clawdia Cat Embroidery step 1

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.

Clawdia Cat Embroidery step 2

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

Clawdia Cat Embroidery step 3

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

Clawdia Cat Embroidery step 4

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.

Clawdia Cat Finished Embroidery

Disclaimer:

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