Funmigurumi Mookie Tookies: Sweet Potato the Cat

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This one has been inspired by all the sweet, purring couch potatoes we all love so much!
As mi Lilly gets older, she likes to spend less time in the garden and more time chasing things in her dreams. She’s definitely one of these sweet and lovable couch potatoes!

Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (about ½ a skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pumpkin (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Carrot (about ½ skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Pale Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Café (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Black (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Turqua (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Real Teal (scraps)
Blunt needle to weave tails
Scissors
Pins
Measuring tape
Fiberfill



Body-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- 6 sc in second ch from hook. Sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc)
Rnd 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (30 sc)
Rnd 7- 1 sc in each of first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (36 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each of first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (42 sc)
Rnd 9- Make 1 sc in each sc around. (42 sc)
Rnd 10- 1 sc in each of first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (48 sc)
Rnd 11- 1 sc in each of first 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (54 sc)
Rnd 12- 1 sc in each of first 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (60 sc)
Rnd 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (60 sc)
Rnd 14- 1 sc in each of first 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, [1 sc in each of next 15 sc, 2 sc in next sc] rep twice, 1 sc in each of next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each sc till end of rnd. (64 sc)
Rnd 15- 1 sc in each sc around. (64 sc)
Rnds 16 to 22- 1 sc in each sc around. (64 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in ends.
As for all Mookie Tookies, now, we’ll stop working in rounds, from now on, we’ll work in rows, to give our little guy the personality that is now typical of Mookie Tookies. With a little math, we will distribute our stitches. We have now 64 stitches around, and we want to work in two sections of 16 stitches each in Front (to give him a bi-colored top), and we will do the same at Back.

16 x 4=64. So it has to be exactly 16 stitches. To make it easier, we will work in sections which we will later on, sew together.


Front-

Section #1-

Row 23- Join Pumpkin. Work 1 sc in each of next 16 sc, ch 1, turn, leaving the rest of the sc unworked. (16 sc)
Row 24- 1 sc in each sc across. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Rows 25 to 35- 1 sc in each sc across. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 36- 1 sc in each sc across. (16 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, leaving long tail to sew with.
Thread blunt needle with the tail you left and sew the center of the Front closed. Fasten off, weave in end. Repeat for the Back.
Using the tails you left, close the sides, fasten off, weave in tail. Leave top open for now.

Body Spot-

With Carrot and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 5- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (30 sc) Fasten off Carrot, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Pin the Body Spot to Upper Side of Body as seen in photos. Thread blunt needle with tail and sew in place. Fasten off and weave in tail.
Arms-
Arm #1-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in tail.
Rnd 4- Join Carrot. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 5 to 11- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff arm and sew to the side as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail inside Body.

Arm #2-

With H hook and Pumpkin, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnds 4 to 5- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, weave in tail.
Rnd 6- Join Spring Green. 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc)
Rnds 7 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (18 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff Arms and pin in place as seen in photos. Sew to Body using tails. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Legs-
Leg #1-
With Spring Green and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 7- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Spring Green, weave in yarn.
Rnd 8- Join Bright Yellow, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 9 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.

Leg Spot-

With Carrot and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin the Spot circle to the side of the Leg and threading blunt needle with the tail that you left, sew in place. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Leg #2-

With Carrot and h hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (18 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnds 5 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Carrot, weave in yarn.
Rnd 7- Join Pumpkin, work 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnd 8- 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, weave in tail.
Rnd 9- Join Bright Yellow, make 1 sc in each sc around. (24 sc)
Rnds 10 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. Fasten off Bright Yellow, leaving long tail to sew with.
Stuff Legs and sew them in place as shown in photos. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Tail-
With Carrot and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. (6 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnds 3 to 6- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off  Carrot, weave in tail.
Rnd 7- Join Pumpkin. Make 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnds 8 to 9- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off Pumpkin, weave in tail.
Rnd 10- Join Bright Yellow. Work 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc)
Rnds 11 to 13- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Begin to stuff the tail, do NOT make it stiff!
Rnds 14 to 17-1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Continue stuffing tail all along as you crochet.
Rnds 18 to 39- 1 sc in each sc around. (12 sc) Fasten off Bright Yellow, weave in end.
Measure Back of Sweet potato’s Body, center tail and pin in place. Thread blunt needle with leftover yarn and sew. Fasten off, securing inside of Body.


Muzzle (Make 2)-

With Pale Yellow and H hook, ch 5.
Rnd 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook, 1 sc in next sc, 3 sc in last sc. Working now on foundation loops of ch, make 1 sc in first loop, 1 sc in each of next 2 loops, sl st to join rnd. (8 sc)
Rnd 2- 2 sc in each sc around. (16 sc)
Rnd 3- 1 sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (24 sc)
Rnd 4- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, rep around. (32 sc) Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Mouth-

With Café and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Center Muzzle pieces and pin. Slip Mouth in between the Muzzle pieces as seen in photos. Pin in place. Thread blunt needle and sew every piece. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Nose-

With Petal Pink and H hook, ch 3.
Row 1- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 to 4- Rep row 2. Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew with.
Sew Nose on top of Muzzle as seen in photos. Thread blunt needle with Black and emphasize the Muzzle’s center and beginning of the Mouth by making some small embroidery stitches as seen in photos. Fasten off, weave in ends. Embroider Whiskers as seen in photos.

Eyes (Make 2)-

With Turqua and H hook, ch 2.
Rnd 1- Work 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to join rnd. Fasten off Turqua, leaving long tail to sew with.
Pin Eyes in place on top of Muzzle. Sew. Fasten off, weave in tails.

Expression of Eyes-

Cut a long strand of Real Teal and thread blunt needle with it. Insert the needle from the inside of Sweet Potato’s head toward the outside in the very center of the little round that forms the eye, make a stitch that goes from the center of the Turqua circle to the edge of it, repeat this process, moving as if you were marking the sections of a pie, until you have embroidered two-thirds of the eye. Fasten off and weave in inside of the Eye.

Markings on Top of Eyes-

Thread blunt needle with Black and embroider marking on top of eyes as seen in photos.
First, you embroider around the top of the Eye. Then, you make two straight stitches to form a “V” on the outer corner of the Eye, then you make a few sts to “fill” that “V” and you have an easy cat’s Eye. Repeat with the opposite Eye.

Eyebrows-

Before you fasten off, embroider eyebrows as you see in photos. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Ears-
Ears #1 (Make 2 pieces)-
With H hook and Spring Green, 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. Leave bottom open to stick to the corners of the cat's head as seen in photos.
Ear #2-
With H hook and Spring Green, 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. Leave bottom open to stick to the corners of the cat’s head as seen in photos.
Stuff Sweet Potato’s Body and close top. Fasten off, weave in tail. Place ears in top of  edge of Sweet Potato’s head and sew in place as seen in photos, the following way: sew the front of the Ear to the topmost front sts of the Front of Sweet Potato’s Head, from the corner of the Body, stitching inward. Sew the back of the Ear to the sts that are at the top of the Back of Sweet Potato’s Head. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Done!



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2 comments:

  1. Sweet Potato is adorable!! Thanks so very much!!

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  2. You're most welcome! When he made people laugh over here, I knew he was a hit!

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