Funmigurumi Stripey Cat No. 3---Wilson

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Wilson is a bright-colored and cheerful Funmigurumi with a personality all his own! He's very easy to make and works up really fast.

Materials:
Worsted weight Red Heart Cherry Red
Worsted weight Red Heart Pumpkin
Worsted weight Red Heart Bright Yellow
Worsted weight Red Heart Blue
Worsted weight Red Heart Spring Green
Worsted weight Red Heart Black
Worsted weight Red Heart Cherry Red
Worsted weight Red Heart Pretty N' Pink (scraps)
Worsted Weight Red Heart Baby Pink (scraps)
Crochet hook size H
Crochet hook size G
Fiberfill
Blunt needle
Scissors
Pins

Body (Make 2)- With h hook and Pumpkin, ch 33. Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. (32 sc). Rows 2 to 6- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off (I like to leave a long tail to sew with that same tail, but if you like to fasten off completely and later on thread a fresh bit of yarn to sew with, by all means, do it.). Rows 7 to 9- Join Spring Green. Make 1 c in each sc across. Fasten off. Rows 10 to 11- Join Bright Yellow and make 1 sc in each c across. Fasten off.
Rows 12 to 14- Join Blue and work 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off. Rows 15-19- Join Cherry red and make 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off. Join Pumpkin. Rows 20 to 32- 1 sc in each sc across. Fasten off.
Muzzle (make 2)- With G hook and Bright Yellow, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk, slip st to join rnd. Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around, sl st to join rnd. Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat around. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Mouth- With Pretty N' Pink and G hook, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hk, sl st to join rnd. Join Baby Pink. Rnd 2-Make 2 sc in each sc around. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Nose- With Black and G hook, ch 2. Row 1-Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk, ch 2, turn. Row 2- Make 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each of next sc. Ch 2, turn. Repear this row until you have completed 3 row in total and have 6 sc across. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Place both pieces of the body with right sides facing and sew both sides to each other, sew the top as well, leaving the bottom open for stuffing. Set body aside and work on the ears.
Ears- With Cherry red and H hook, ch 2. Row 1- Sc in 2nd ch from hk, ch 2, turn. 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next sc and in top of turning ch. Ch 2, turn. Row 2- Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn. Rep Row 2 until you have completed 6 rows, counting from row 1. Fasten off. In the last two pieces, leave tails long enough to sew with. Place wrong sides facing and whip stitch all around, leaving the
bottom open. Stick the ear into the corner of the cat's head and sew the bottom of the ear to the crocheted fabric of the cat's body as you can see in the photo. Fasten off, weave in tail.
This is another way to make the ears: Ears (make 4 pieces)-
Ch 2. 1 sc in second ch from hook, ch 2, turn, 1 sc in second ch from hook, and in each sc across. Ch 2, turn.
Continue this way until you have completed 6 rows. Fasten off, leaving long tails to sew in at least 2 of the pieces.
Pick up the body again, measure the front of Wilson's body and pin the mouth in place, well centered, between the last row of Cherry Red and the beginning row of the solid Pumpkin part. Sew in place all around and fasten off. Superimpose the muzzle as you see in the pictures, leaving only a portion of the round that forms the mouth to show. Pin and sew all around.
Place the nose as seen in photos, superimposed over the spot in between both rounds of the muzzle, pin in place and sew all around.
Whiskers- With Blunt needle threaded with Black yarn, stitch whiskers as seen in photos. Eyes- With Spring green and G hook, ch 2. Row- Make 5 sc in 2nd ch from hk (DO NOT JOIN INTO A ROUND.) Ch 1, turn. Row 2-Make 2 sc in each sc across. (10 sc.) Fasten off. Thread blunt needle with Balck and placing eyes where you see them in the photos, whipstitch them onto Wilson's head, thus immitating eyelashes, as you go around, make a long stitch into each eye to immitate the pupil of the eye.
Legs- With H hook and Pumpkin, ch 2. Rnd 1- Make 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 2-2 sc in each sc around (12 sc). Rnd 3- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc). Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around (24 sc.) Rnd 5- make 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Pumpkin. Rnd 6 to 9- 1 sc in each as around in the following order of colors: 1- Spring Green; 2-Bright Yellow; 3- Blue; 4-Cherry red. Fasten off. Join Pumpkin. Make rows 10 to 13-Rep row 5.
Arms- With H hook and Pumpkin rep the first 3 rows for legs. Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around (18 sc). Rnds 6 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around in the following colors: 1- Spring Green; 2- Bright Yellow; 3- Blue; 4- Cherry Red; Fastenoff. Join Pumpkin. Rnds 10 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around with Pumpkin. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Stuff the arms and sew them in place as you see them in the photos (about two ros below the ears.) Make the tail.
Tail- With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 39. Make 3 dc in 4th ch from hook. Make 4 dc in next ch, and in each chain across, letting the tail curl as you go. When you reach the end of the tail, make 3 dc and 3 ch in last chain and slip st to finish, leaving a long tail to sew with. Sew to the back of wilson's body at the level of the 2nd row of Bright Yellow (Row 11 of Body). Fasten off.
Stuff body, and sew bottom. Stuff legs and sew in place. Fasten off.
Wilson's is ready to play and to love!
Hope you enjoy making this toy, if you do, please consider making one for a child in need.

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