Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Little Bigfoot Kitty


A newest member of the Little Bigfoot gang,  LBF Kitty!
 

The one that stands is about 10 inches tall. It is designed the exact same way all the other LBF animals are designed, in a permanent standing position with a basic stuffed face and yarn eyes.



The sitting ones are about 6 inches when sitting and about 9-10 inches all stretched out. Although the written pattern is the exact same, they have eye indents and cheeks. It may look difficult but it's easy to do. I have included lots of photos and instructions to get you through those parts. There is no video tutorial yet. 



The written pattern below is for both the standing kitty and the sitting kitty.

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Copyright 2017 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
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Supplies:
 Red Heart Comfort yarn. You will use less than 364 yards
With the yarn I used, a 4.25mm hook
Of course you can use any yarn brand of your choice, just be sure to choose the appropriate hook size.
blunt end yarn needle for sewing
scissors
Eyes: you can use buttons, felt, paint, safety eyes or crochet them. It's up to you. The blue eyes used in this pattern are 10mm.
polyester stuffing
Optional: some blush for coloring the cheeks and ears as shown on the white kitty

Abbreviations:
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
ch1 = chain one
sl st = slip stitch
2tog = crochet 2 stitches together
f/o = finish off

Read me ~> How to read the rows: Each row has a sequence as given below. Example: 1sc then 2sc in next st means repeat that sequence 1sc then 2sc in next st followed by 1sc then 2sc in next st over and over to the end of that particular row. The number inside the parentheses ( ~ ) is the number of stitches you should have at the end of that particular row.

EYES:
IMPORTANT: For those of you making the indents and cheeks, cut 2 strands of yarn, each about 2 feet long, the same color as the head. Set them aside until further instruction given at the end of row 15. There is a separate page of instructions for the indents and cheeks, links given in the pattern.


Starting at the top of the head working down to bottom of body:
1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
6) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
7) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
8-15) 1sc in each st for 8 rows
*Now is the time to put in the safety eyes if you're using them.
a) If you have chosen to NOT make the indents then the eyes go in between the 10th and 11th row with about 7 or 8 stitch holes between them.
b) If you want to just wrap black yarn as shown on the purple kitty, you can do that after the doll is stuffed and closed. ( assembly page, see step 7).
c) If you want to make the indents and cheeks, please go to the instruction page here, see step 1. Install the eyes and strings then come back here and carry on.
16) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
*if you start to see gaps while you decrease then try the inv dec by crocheting in the front loops only when crocheting 2tog.
17) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
18) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
19) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
20) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (15)
21) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18)
22) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)

*Stuff majority of head. Make sure to gt stuffing all around the sides of the face and neck area. Shape as you stuff. It will take lots of stuffing. You will stuff more in a few more rows.
For those of you who installed the strands of yarn with the eyes, hold the strands to the back of the head as you stuff but don't worry if they move around in there or even move to the front, mine did and it still worked out fine. Hang onto them though, you will need them at the end of row 25.

23-25) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
*for those making the indents and cheeks, go back to the instruction page now and see step 2.
26) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (30)
27) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (36)
28) 1sc in next 5st then 2sc in next st (42)
29-32) 1sc in each st for 4 rows
33) 1sc in next 5st then 2tog (36)
34) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (30)
35) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (24)
36) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
*Stuff  the majority of the body. Fill in any gaps in the neck area. You will stuff more after the next row.
37) 1sc then 2tog (12)

*stuff more now. Be sure to get all around the bottom of the belly. The belly should be nice and fat.

38) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (9)
f/o leaving a tail for closing up the gap. Weave in and out of the remaining stitches. Add more stuffing as needed then pull yarn tail tight to close gap. Knot off and hide yarn tail in the body.

Ears:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc then 2sc in next st (9)
3) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in the next st (12)
4) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
5) 1sc in next 4st then 2sc in next st (18)
6) 1sc in each st for 1 row
7) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (15)
sl st next st then f/o leaving a tail for sewing. Do not stuff ears

Arms:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc in next 3st then 2sc in next st (15)
4-5) 1sc in each st for 2 rows
6) 1sc in next 3st then 2tog (12)
7) 1sc in next 4st then 2tog (10)
8-14) 1sc in each st for 7 rows
Stuff hand after 1 or 2 rows. Lightly stuff arm when you're done leaving the last 3 rows unstuffed.
15) fold top of arm flat and sc through both sides across.
f/o leaving a long tail for sewing.

Legs:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 2sc in each st (12)
3) 1sc then 2sc in next st (18)
4) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (24)
5-7) 1sc in each st for 3 rows
8) 1sc in next 2st then 2tog (18)
9) 1sc then 2tog (12)
10-15) 1sc in each st for 6 rows
*stuff foot after 2 rows. At the end of row 15, stuff  more into the foot, pushing stuffing into what will be the "heel" of the foot.
If you want a kitty that sits then leave the last 3 rows of the legs unstuffed and then continue onto row 16. If you want a kitty that is in a permanent  standing position, then stuff the entire leg and f/o now leaving a long tail for sewing.
16) Look at where your last stitch landed then look at the shape of the foot, you might have to put 1sc  in a couple more stitches to get to the side of the leg. Fold leg flat and sc through both sides across, closing up the top of the leg. ch1 and turn
17) 1sc in each st across
f/o leaving a tail for sewing.

Tail:

1) magic circle or adjustable loop with 6st (6)
2) 1sc in next 2st then 2sc in next st (8)
3-22) 1sc in each st for 20 rows. Do not stuff tail
23) fold top of tail flat and sc through both sides across.
f/o leaving a tail for sewing.
Please note: The white kitty has some pink in her tail. I did that by changing colors as I made the tail. I do not include those instructions. Feel free to play around with colors as you make the tail too!

I have put the ASSEMBLY section on a separate page. Please click here for assembly instructions. 


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Many Blessings to you!




Copyright 2017 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved 

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