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Arturo the Sleepy Cat Free Crochet Pattern


Hi my crafty friends! I hope your week is going well! Are you ready for a new and fun crochet project?!?


Few days ago I was sorting out all my amigurumis (I have so many!!!), and I stumbled upon my cute Sausage Dog. I remembered then how much you all loved that cute little fella and how many of you made one your own! After almost one year since I shared the project, I still get to see pictures of all your beautiful mades!

So I thought it would be fun creating a new character based on the same oblong and striped design! ...and so here it comes Arturo the Sleepy Cat.


I used a fresh and beautiful cotton yarn for this project, perfect to work with during this hot summer days!


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Here's the FREE pattern! Have fun!


SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

YARN: Medium Weight Cotton Yarn (Lace 4) in Beige, Green, Yellow, White and Black

OTHER MATERIALS: Polyester Fiber Filling

HOOK SIZES: D/3,25 mm

STITCHES USED and ABBREVIATIONS: magic ring (mr), chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), decrease (dec), increase (inc), fasten off (F/O).

INSTRUCTIONS: Work in rounds (join with a sl st and ch1 at the end of each row), unless otherwise instructed.

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HEAD and BODY (beige, green, yellow and white yarn)

1) start working with beige yarn, 8 sc in a mr (8)

2) sc inc around (16)

3) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** around (24)

4) *2 sc, 1 sc inc *, repeat ** around (32)

5) sc even (32)

6) *3 sc, 1 sc inc *, repeat ** around (40)

7-21) sc even (40)

22) switch to green yarn, sc even (40)

23) sc even (40); start stuffing

24) switch to yellow yarn, sc even (40)

25-27) sc even (40)

28) switch to white yarn, sc even (40)

29-39) repeat rows 24-28 two times (40)

40) switch to yellow yarn, sc even (40)

41-43) sc even (40)

44) switch to green yarn, sc even (40)

45) sc even (40)

46) switch to beige yarn, sc even (40)

47) sc even (40); keep stuffing

48) *8 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** 4 times (36)

49) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (30)

50) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (24)

51) *1 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** around (16)

52) sc dec around (8)

53-61) sc even (8)

62) 7 sc, 1 sc inc (9)

63-66) sc even (9)

67) 8 sc, 1 sc inc (10)

68-78) sc even (10)

79) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (8); stuff the tail lightly

80) sc dec around (4); F/O and close the hole


EARS (beige yarn; make two)

1) 4 sc in a mr (4)

2) *1 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (6)

3) *2 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (8)

4) *3 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (10)

5) *4 sc, 1 sc inc*, repeat ** twice (12)

6) *5 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (10); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn

Flatten the ears and sew them between rounds #7-13 and #14-20.

FRONT LEGS (beige yarn; make two)

1) 6 sc in a mr (6)

2) sc inc around (12)

3-6) sc even (12)

7) *4 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (10)

8) sc even (10)

9) *3 sc, 1 sc dec*, repeat ** twice (8)

10) sc even (8); F/O and leave a long tail of yarn.

Stuff the tip of the leg, leaving the open end unstuffed.

Attach the right leg between rounds #6-10 and the left one between rounds #18-22.


Embroider the NOSE (between rounds # 12-15) and the EYES (between rounds # 8-12 and 15-19) with 2 out of 4 single strings of black yarn.



I can't wait to see your version of my ARTURO! Feel free to tag me (@elisascrochet) in your photos on Instagram or Facebook if you'd like!


Elisa

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