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Cat Knitting Pattern and Tutorial

Hello friends, as promised, I have a sweet little cat pattern to share with you today.
His name is Beans and he is a friendly little fellow:)

I have knitted him in the round in the Magic Loop but you can also knit him on dpns in the round or knit him flat and simply sew him up at the back, if you prefer to knit on 2 needles. If this is what you would like to do then just knit the pattern in stocking stitch, flat with 2 needles.

He could also be a cute owl, just give him bigger eyes, a beak and don’t add a tail:)

Oddments of variegated dk wool
4mm circular needle or dpns or 4mm straight needles
Sewing up needle
Fleece for stuffing

kfb: knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase
dpns: double pointed needles
knit 2 tog: knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 10 stitches and join for knitting in the round with the magic loop or on dpns
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: kfb into each stitch (20 stitches)
Round 3: kfb into each stitch (40 stitches)
Rounds 4-15: Knit
Round 16: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across the round knit 1 stitch on the end (27 stitches)
Rounds 17-26: Knit
Cast off

Finishing Off:
Hold the top of the cast off edge together flat and sew in and out, closing the top of your cat’s head.

Stuff Beans and make him plump!
Once you are happy with the firmness, sew around the open base of his body and pull tight to close.

Take a needle and wool, sew into the base of Beans, secure the wool and push the needle up through his body and pull it out the top of his head, sew back down again and pull. This is going to make a nice big concave depression that will form his two ears.

Once you have sewn back down, pull the needle and wool out the base of the body, pull tight and sew the wool securely onto the knitting, ensuring the depression remains at the top of the head.

With a felting needle and some black and pink fleece, needle felt on 2 eyes and a nose.

With 2 dpns (double pointed needles) cast on 5 stitches and knit an i-cord for the tail, I knit mine about 5 inches long and cast off.
Sew on the tail at the back of Beans to the side so that it can wrap around his body.

If you would like to add whiskers, just sew some on with a needle and wool in a rug stitch.

You are finished
Happy knitting!

This is a copywritten pattern, please do not sell this pattern, you may sell items knitted from this pattern providing that I, Linda Dawkins am credited as the designer and you link to my Etsy shop
Thank you so much.

Joining in with Ginny for the Yarn Along

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