Amigurumi again in my head 🙂 When two-year-old Wiktoria saw my first crochet bear I didn’t hear her squealing with delight. Instead, Wiki asked why this bear is not a cat and why it is so small actually. Well, there was no forgiveness 🙂 I dug into the Internet searching for a pattern to make a sweet crochet cat for my demanding little girl! Three days later she was hugging her new friend. And since the cat Jeremy, whom I knitted is about 55 cm tall, there is really something to cuddle 🙂
Such a mascot is a great handmade gift idea for a child on the occasion of the upcoming Secret Santa and Christmas. So I’m coming with instructions about making it. I invite you to take advantage of the free pattern and share photos of your works 🙂
Polska wersja: Kot Jeremy na szydełku – pomysł na prezent dla dziecka.
What you’ll need?
- Free crochet pattern from ludaorlov, I used English translation from Samyeli’nin Örgüleri.
- Yarn: I used Himalaya Dolphin Baby (100% poliester, 100 g / 120 m), colours: 320 (buy two), 301 and 329 one of each
- Hook 5 mm
- A little bit of black and pink yarn for embroidery nose and eyes (or buy safe eyes for mascots)
- Lots of patience 🙂
Let’s do it!
- First of all I crocheted two arms using grey, white and blue yarn.
- Then I prepared a tail using only grey yarn.
- After that I crocheted two legs and link them with a chain.
- Now is the time for body and changing yarn colours. In the meantime attach tail and two arms.
- In the next step I crocheted head.
- Then I crocheted two ears and attached them to the head.
- The author of this crochet pattern used safe eyes. For my cat I crocheted them using black yarn as follows:
- 1: 6 SC in to mr 
2: inc x 6 
3: (SC, inc) x 6 
Then fasten off and cut leaving a tail for sewing.
As you can notice on below picture at this point the cat started to travel with us 🙂
- Finally I crocheted a muzzle with nose and mouth.
- At the end let me add that in original crochet pattern you can find a trousers and beret with pom pom. My two-year-old undress all of her dolls and mascots, so I skipped this step.
I have been passionate about DIY since my childhood, and my innate patience and accuracy make the whole process of creation a lot easier for me and that gives me a lot of satisfaction and pleasure. During my first pregnancy I learnt how to sew, what resulted with few tutorials about sewing clothes for kids on the blog. In the beginning of my second maternity leave, I have learned how to crochet amigurumi from yt. I found out, that I really love it, that’s why so many blog posts describe my crochet creatures.