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    Clawdia Cat – Free Crochet Pattern

    Image of Clawdia Cat, small amigurumi cat made with this free crochet pattern
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    This week’s project is a free crochet cat pattern to make your own 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 crochet cat pattern 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. Ready to make your own Clawdia Cat using this free crochet cat pattern? 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 - Free Crochet Cat Pattern

    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
    Scissors

    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 was written using U.S. terminology
    • This pattern is worked in continuous rounds (unless indicated) which means you do not join the end of the rounds with a sl st. 

    Free Crochet Cat 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.

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    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 - Amigurumi Cat

    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 - Amigurumi Cat Pattern Free

    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 - Amigurumi Cat

    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:

    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.   

    I’d love to see your finished Clawdia Cat!  Please share your finished makes using this free crochet cat pattern by tagging the pattern on Ravelry, sharing it to our Facebook page or using #theloopylamb on Instagram.  Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest 

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    If you like to make amigurumi projects, check out my free crochet patterns for Wanda the Whale and Ned the Narwhal, Carter the Carrot, Penny the Bunny Cactus and Randy the Cactus Reindeer.

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    Randy the Reindeer Cactus Free Crochet Pattern

    Randy the Cactus Reinder: a cactus with a red nose and antlers

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    There has been such an awesome response from everyone to my Saint Prickolaus and Stanley the Cactus Snowman patterns and I had so much fun making them that I just had to make it a trio.  Since  Saint Prickolaus and Stanley were taller cacti, I decided I wanted to go with something a little smaller.  Randy the Reindeer Cactus was the natural addition to the trio and I’m so excited to share him with you.

    Randy is made of a single small barrel cactus, a red nose and some antlers.  You could make yourself a whole team of adorable cactus reindeer if you made one with a red nose and another 8 without the nose.  How adorable would that be?!  I’ve had the idea of making the cactus reindeer team for a while and wasn’t sure if I wanted to add soil to the cactus pattern or not but decided to add it at the last moment so if you’re interested in making only one cactus and putting it in a pot, you’ll have the soil instructions in the pattern.

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb #crochetcactus #Cactus #cactusreindeer #christmascactus #holidaycactus #amigurumi #amigurumicactus #christmasamigurumi #reindeer

    When I first started out making and sharing my own crochet patterns, I really loved making crochet cacti.  I started making crochet cactus characters with names and their own little personalities.  Some people told me that I had an “oddly specific hobby” and that my designs were a little weird.  I could’ve have let that deter me and stopped making my little cactus designs but no way!  I embrace my weird and I love it.  Weird or not, you can’t argue with Randy’s cuteness.  So even though Randy isn’t your typical holiday decor, that’s what makes him special.  Enjoy your cactus reindeer and don’t forget to tag me in your posts or use #theloopylamb so I can see your makes.

    Stay tuned for another free crochet pattern next week!

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Crochet Pattern

    Randy the Cactus Reindeer Free Crochet Pattern from The Loopy Lamb

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    Skill Level:

    • Intermediate

    Materials:

    3.5 mm Hook
    Worsted Weight Yarn in Green, Brown and Red.  I’m using Bernat Premium in Spring Green,  Red and Loops and Threads in Chocolate Brown.
    6 mm Safety Eyes
    Polyester Stuffing
    Scissors
    Tapestry Needle
    Stitch markers

    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: 

    • Approximately 5.5” tall from bottom of soil to top of head once assembled (antlers not included in measurement)

    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.

    SOIL

    Row  1:  Using  brown  yarn,  make  a  MC  and  SC  6  into  the  MC (6)
    Row  2:  (SCINC)  x  6  (12)
    Row  3:  (SCINC,  SC  1) x 3  (18)
    Row  4:  SC,  SCINC,  (SC  2,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  1  (24)
    Row  5:  (SCINC,  SC  3) x  6  (30)
    Row  6:  SC  2,  SCINC  (SC  4,  SCINC) x  5,  SC  2  (36)
    Rows  7  –  16:  SC  around  (36)
    Row  17:  SC  2,  SCDEC,  (SC  4,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  2  (30)
    Row  18:  (SCDEC,  SC  3)  x  6  (24)
    Row  19:  SC,  SCDEC,  (SC  2,  SCDEC) x  5,  SC  1  (18)
    Row  20:  (SCDEC,  SC)  x  6  (12)
    Row  21:  (SCDEC)  x  6  (6)
    FO  and  weave  in  ends.

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    Cactus Body

    Using green and leaving a long tail, CH20.

    Row 1: SC in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain across.  CH1 and turn. (19)
    Row 2: SC in the first stitch.  SC in the back loop of the next 17 stitches.  SC under both loops of the last stitch (19)
    Repeat row 2 until the piece measures 16 cm.
    FO, leaving a long tail.  Work a running stitch along the long side of the cactus, working into the row ends.  Pull the yarn tight to close the cactus (like a drawstring).  Without fastening off, seam the two short sides together by putting the needle through the bottom loop of both stitches to recreate the ribbing effect for the seam. Insert the safety eyes with two ridges between them. Stuff firmly.  Work a running stitch along the open edge and pull tightly to close the cactus completely.  Secure and weave in your ends.  Sew onto soil.

    Right Antler

    Using brown yarn, CH 8
    Row 1: SL ST into the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST into the next stitch.  CH 3 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL ST into the next 2 stitches.  CH 4 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL into the remaining stitches (7)
    FO leaving a long tail and sew onto the right side of the head.

    Left Antler

    Using brown yarn, CH 8
    Row 1: SL ST into the 2nd CH from the hook.  SL ST into the next 2 stitches.  CH 4 and SL ST into the first CH. SL ST into the next 2 stitches.  CH 3 and SL ST into the first CH.  SL into the remaining 2 stitches (7)
    FO leaving a long tail and sew onto the left side of the head.

    Nose

    Row 1: Using red yarn, make a MC and SC 6 into the ring (6)
    Row 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
    Rows 3 – 5: SC around (12)
    Add stuffing.
    Row 6:
    (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
    FO and leave a long tail to sew on to the head.

    Disclaimer:

    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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    Like to make crochet cacti? Check out my other free crochet cacti characters!  Saint Prickolaus Cactus Cuddler and Penny the Bunny Cactus.