Funmigurumi Stripey Cat No. 6---Cutie Lilly

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This is my sixth cat! Can you tell by now that I love cats? I have a kitty named Lilly, so allow me to name this one after her.








Materials-


Red Heart worsted weight yarn Cherry Red
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Aruba Sea
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green
Scraps of Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black
Scraps Red Heart worsted weight yarn Buff
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pretty N' Pink







Crochet hook sizes H and F
Fiberfill
Scissors
Measuring tape
Pins
Blunt needle



Optional:

Thick (about 1") Hot Pink Grossgrain ribbon
fuchsia sewing thread
sewing needle



Body (make 2)- With Spring Green and H hook, ch 33. Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across (32 sc). Ch 1, turn. Rows 2 to 4- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Rows 5 to 15- Join Pumpkin, make 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Rows 16 to 18- Join Aruba Sea, make 1 sc in each sc across row. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Rows 19 to 31- Join Cherry Red and make 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. If you want to, sew bottom and sides of body as soon as you have finished both sides (I like to finish as I go, it makes the toy come alive quicker), leaving the top open for stuffing. Place both right sides facing and sew the sides and the bottom using the tails you left as you crocheted. Fasten off. Turn both inside out and set aside.
"Face"- Spot- With Buff and F hook, ch 5. Row 1- Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Row 2-2 sc in 1st sc and make 1 sc in each sc until you reach the end of the row, 2 sc in last sc to end row. Ch, turn. Row 3-Make 2 sc in 1st sc, 1 sc in each sc across, 2 sc in last sc to end row. Row 4- Rep row 3. Row 5- Make 1 sc in each sc across. Row 6- Make 2 sc in first sc, 1 sc in each sc to end of row, 2 sc in last sc of row. Ch 1, turn. Row 7- Make 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. With measuring tape, measure both sides of Lilly's body at the level of the head, positioning the "spot" high up in the red portion, centered. Pin it and using tail, sew it in place. Fasten off.
Mouth- With Cherry red and H hook, ch 2. Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Fasten off. Join Pretty N' Pink. Make 2 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Nose- With Black and H hook, ch 2. Row 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, turn. Row 2- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hok and in next sc, 1 sc in top of turning ch. Ch 2, turn. Row 3- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Muzzle (make 2)- With Buff and H hook, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. Rnd 3- Make 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc. *1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep from * around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with. Pin both pieces of Muzzle at both sides of the "spot" as shown in photos, position mouth in between and directly underneath, pin as well. Then sew one piece at a time with the tails you left off when you fastened off. Fasten off. Place Nose in place as you see in the photos. Pin. Sew in place. Fasten off. Thread blunt needle with Black and sew whiskers as seen in pictures.
Eyes (make 2)- With H hook and Spring Green, ch 2. Row 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook (DO NOT JOIN INTO A CIRCLE), ch 1, turn. Row 2- Make 1 sc in same spot as ch 1, make 2 sc in each sc across. Fasten off. Pin eyes in place as in photos. Thread blunt needle with Black and stitch eyes in place, as you go, make some "eye lashes" and also stitch the long pupils into the eyes. Fasten off.
Ears- (Make 4 pieces)- With H hook and Cherry Red, repeat the nose rows but continue increasing until you have made 7 rows. Fasten off,leaving long tail to sew with in two of them. Place both right side pieces of an ear facing each other and sew together. Repeat with the other one. Leave bottom open to stick to the corners of the cat's head as seen in photos.
Tail- With Pumpkin and H hook, ch 39. Row 1- Make 5 dc in 4th ch from hook, work 6 dc in nex chain, make 6 dc in next chain and repeat in each chain across, letting the chain curl. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with. Measure back of the cat to center the tail. Sew to the back of Cutie Lilly at the level of the 8th row of Pumpkin (counting f rom below upwards). Secure well, just in case a child pulls the toy by the tail.
Legs (make 2)- With H hook and Cherry red, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Rnd 2- Make 2 sc in each sc around. Rnd 3- Make 1 sc in each of 1st 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Rnd 4- Make 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. Fasten off. Join Spring Green. Rnds 5 to 13- Make 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Arms (make 2)- With H hook and Cherry Red, rep rnds 1-3 of legs. Rnd 4- Make 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off. Join Spring Green. Rnds 5 to 6- Make 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off. Join Pumpkin. Rnd 7- Make 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off. Join Aruba Sea. Rnd 8- Make 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off. Join Cherry Red. Rnds 9 to 11- Make 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff legs lightly and sew to body. Stuff arms lightly and sew to sides of body within the red portion of body, making sure they are at the same level. Stuff body and sew top. Stuff ears lightly and sew to top of body.


You're done!



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