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Crochet Kitten Baby Pattern

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Kitten Crochet Outfit by Briana K Designs

Meeeeow!! What’s cuter than a new kitten!! This little crochet outfit is purrrrrfect for any cat lover or just adorable for any newborn. Any same weight yarn can be substituted as long as gauge is met. Color changes are fun too. An orange or black cat is adorable as well.

If you are a cat lover, this is a cute baby outfit to dress up your newborn for their first photography session. Or even for Halloween! The tail is not attached to the baby so your little one can bet bundled up and it can be placed next to the baby.

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Crochet Kitten Baby Supplies:

Yarn:

Knit Picks Reverie in:
Hawk –Grey
Natural- cream
Melon- Pink
Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush yarn- Powder Blue

Yarn weight: 

Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi)

Gauge: 

14 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches
in double crochet

Hook/Needle size: 

3.75 mm (F)5.0 mm (H)

Yardage: 

120 – 130 yards (110 – 119 m)

Sizes available: 

Newborn

Skill Level: 

Easy/Intermediate

Bonnet measurements: 

5 ½ inches deep x 5 ½ inches tall

Notions:

Tapestry Sewing Needle
Stitch Marker
Fiberfill
Scissors
Wire Brush (brand new dog brush works best) if brushing the top yarn to be fuzzy

Abbreviations / Stitches:

ch- Chain
st- Stitch
sl st- Slip Stitch
sc- Single Crochet
sc2tog- Single Crochet Two Together
dc- Double Crochet
MC- Magic Circle
Fsc- Foundation Single Crochet
Loop Stitch
BLO- Back Loop Only

Notes:

The chain does not count as stitch in pattern stitch count.

Any same weight yarn can be substituted as long as gauge is met. Color changes are fun too. An orange or black cat is adorable as well.

Bonnet

Use grey yarn, use H-hook

Round 1: dc 11 inside Magic Circle. Join and ch 2 (11)

Round 2: 2 dc in each stitch around. Join and ch 2 (22)

Round 3: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next, repeat around. Join and ch 2 (33)

Round 4: 2 dc in first stitch, dc in next 2, repeat around. Join and ch 2 (44)

Row 5: Now we will start working in rows.
dc 36, leave last 8 stitches unworked, turn and ch 2 (36)

Rows 6-9: dc across, turn and ch 2 36 At the end of row 9, change to white yarn then ch 2 (36)

Row 10: dc across, turn and ch 1 (36)

Row 11: sc across front of bonnet, continue to sc around the outside of hat, sc 2 on the corners. Join with first stitch, fasten off and weave in ends.

Ties: Cut 4 strands of main color yarn approx. 24 inches long. Thread 2 strands through each side of front bottom of bonnet. Pull to equal lengths and tie a knot to fasten.


For optional whiskers, tie two strands of white yarn to each side of bonnet front.

Ears (Make 2)

Start with pink yarn, use H-hook

Row 1: Fsc 8, turn and ch 1 (8)

Row 2: sc 8, turn and ch 1 (8)

Row 3: sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, turn and ch 1 (6)

Row 4: sc 6, turn and ch 1 (6)

Row 5: sc2tog, sc 2, sc2tog, turn and ch 1 (4)

Row 6: sc 4, turn and ch 1 (4)

Row 7: sc2tog twice , turn and ch 1 (2)

Row 8: sc2tog, fasten off and weave in ends. (1)

Row 9: Attach white yarn to the right side of ear on the 6th row and sc around top of ear to the other side of the 6th row. Attach grey yarn, continue to sc around the outside of ear. Join to first stitch, fasten off and leave a tail. Using a tapestry needle, use tail to sew ears to each side of top of hat.

Fish Head

Using light blue yearn, use F-hook

Round 1: sc 6 into magic circle (6)

Round 2: *2sc in first, sc 2; repeat * around (8)

Round 3: *2sc in first, sc 3; repeat * around (10)

Round 4: *2sc in first, sc 4; repeat * around (12)

Round 5: *2sc in first, sc 5; repeat * around (14)

Round 6: *2sc in first two, sc 6; repeat * around (18)

Round 7: *2sc in first two, sc 7; repeat * around (22)

Round 8: *2sc in first, sc 10; repeat * around (24)

Round 9: sc in blo around, fasten off and use tail to sew up opening. (24)

Fish Tail

Use light blue yarn, use F-hook

Round 1: sc 6 into magic circle, join and ch 1 (6)

Round 2: *2sc in first, sc 2; repeat * around, join and ch 1 (8)

Round 3: 2sc in first, sc 6, 2sc in last, join and ch 1 (10)

Round 4: 2sc in first two, sc 6, 2sc in last two, join and ch 1 (14)

Round 5: 2sc in first two, sc 10, 2sc in last two, join
Fasten off and set first tail fin aside.
Make a second tail fin to this point, join and ch 1 (18)

Round 6: Sc around 18, attach to first circle and single crochet the 18 stitches 36 around that circle, join with first sc in round. (36)

Round 7: sc2tog, sc 4; repeat * around, join and ch 1 (30)

Round 8: sc2tog, sc 3; repeat * around, join and ch 1 (24)

Round 9: sc in blo around, fasten off and use tail to sew up opening. (24)

Fish Bones

Use white yarn, use F-hook

Round 1: Ch 8, join

Rounds 2-16: Sc in each around. (8)

Middle Bones (make 4)

Use white yarn, use F-hook

Round 1: sc 6 into magic circle

Rounds 2-5: Sc in each around. 6 Stop here for 2 of the bones, fasten off and leave end to sew to large
bone.

Round 6: Sc in each around, fasten off and leave end to sew to large bone.

Stuff pieces if desired with yarn scraps or fiberfill. Sew each end of the large bone to the tail and the head of the fish. Attach the small bones, 2 on each side, to the large bone as shown in picture. Using your tapestry needle and grey yarn, sew an X for the fish eye.

Cat Tail

Start with grey yarn, use H-hook

For a video on how to do the crochet loop stitch:

Round 1: Ch 8, join. For the loop stitch on the tail, you continue to work the stitches from the inside so that the loop stitches (wrong side of your work) face outwards (see picture). Make each loop approx. 1⁄2 inch from hook, about the width of your finger.

Round 2: Continue to work the loop stitch until your tail length reaches approx. 6 inches. Change to white yarn and continue the loop stitch for 1 1⁄2 more inches. Fasten off.

Cut all the loops so they are now strands of yarn. Use your brush to pull the fibers apart. Hold the base of your work firmly to prevent stretching the shape of the piece. If you brush too closely to the base, you may change the shape of tail or break the base yarn. **It is very important not to brush too close to the base of your stitch!!! It could cause a hole in your piece if you brush too close the center of the tail. Many of the fibers will come off/shed onto your brush, that’s okay, just discard them. You will now have a very fluffy piece.

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