Advent calendar 2017 by InArt
Advent calendar 2017 by InArt

December 2nd

Let’s get started with someone who can live in our doll house; Melis the kitten.

Crochet mini kitten
Crochet mini kitten

Crochet pattern: Crochet mini kitten (Melis)

Size: height ∼8.5 cm (depending on yarn/hook)

Supplies; this project is perfect for left over yarn, as you just need a tiny amount of each color.  Adjust your hook size to be suitable for the yarn you use (make sure to use a hook on the lower range of the recommended size for your yarn)
For this project I used light beige Schachenmayr Catania and a hook 2.25 mm

Hook size 2.0-2.5(-3.0) mm
You’ll also need safety eyes, filling (like poleyester filling), a needle, and pink stamp or something similar if you’d like to make “blush”

Regular us terms
Inc – 2 sc in one (increase)
Dec – 2sc together (decrease)

Make sure to fill as you go. Arms are attached to body in the end. Fasten off loose thread (hide them inside the doll), and cut off.

Free Crochet pattern mini kitten
Free Crochet pattern mini kitten

Crochet mini kitten/cat (Melis) : Pattern

R1: 6 i MR
R2: inc x6 (12)
R3: (sc, inc) x6 (18)
R4: (sc, inc, sc) x6 (24)
R5: (inc, sc3) x6 (30)
R6: (4sc, inc) x6 (36)
R7-11 (5 rounds): 36 sc
R12: (dec, 4sc) x6 (30)
R13: (dec, 3sc) x6 (24)
R14: (dec, 2sc) x6 (18)
Attach eyes between R10-11-12, 6-7 sts apart, start filling
R15: (dec, sc) x6 (12)
R16: (2sc, dec) x3 (9)

Continue from head;
R1: (2sc, inc) x3 (12)
R2: (sc, inc) x6 (18)
R3: 18sc (18)
R4: (8sc, inc) x2 (20)
R5: 20sc (20)
R6: (8sc, dec) x2 (18)
R7: 18 sc (18)
Fill body

Continue from body; Change to color A;
How to crochet legs directly from body; Turn the so far doll up-side-down. From the bottom of the body; Visualize a “ring” of 8sts on one side, place hook thru the two st closest to the center. Crochet-tog, then work around like a circle. For the next leg you’ll do the exact same on opposite side.  (It’s the same technique as with my Love Heart Mouse. (check this picture the get the idea)
R1: 6sc, inc (8)
R2-3 (2rnds): 8sc
add some filling
R4: (dec, 2sc)x2 (6)
repeat on opposite side for leg2

ARMS (2) (don’t fill arms)
With color A;
R1: 6 in MR
R2-6 (5rnds): 6sc (6)

EARS (2)
6 in mR
(2sc, inc)x3 (9)
attach ears to r6, 12 sts apart

Add details (opinional); use pink stamp to create pink blush. Use black thread to sew on a nose/mouth.

Extras: Melis love to dress up, make her a crochet scarf or bow if you’d like.

If you enjoy my pattern and want to share a picture of your finished project please link back here or – on instagram – tag your picture #inarho and/or @inarho, so I get a chance to see it. Thank you.

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