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Blob Cat |Free Crochet Pattern

Coming up with a name of this simple, round, beginner kitty pattern has been a challenge. It sat nameless for a long time with just “cat pattern” on the document. But as I kept referring to it as “Blob Cat” with my husband, it slowly started to stick. So here it is, the Blob Cat.

About a year ago, my dear friend’s daughter asked for a “pink glitter kitty.” I said I would make it, and then life got in the way. Now, some 13 months later, I finished her glitter kitty. And I knew from the get-go it would be a new pattern for the blog — but I had no idea that I would also use it as a jumping-off point for some cool color changes and fun tutorials in the process.

Blob Cat free crochet pattern video tutorial, with color changes for a calico kitty! Great pattern for an amigurumi beginner!

The Blob Cat video tutorial features techniques for changing colors on a white background so that your color doesn’t show through. It also shows how to untwist your working yarn when using multiple colors. Both are simple techniques, but they can take your amigurumi game up a notch.

In spite of these cool features, this pattern is perfect for an amigurumi beginner. You need to know how to start out in the round (though I walk you through that too), and how to work a dc. However, all of these things are included in the video.

If you can sc and dc, you can follow along on this video for your first amigurumi.


Video Tutorial

Techniques used in this video include the Invisible Decrease and Jogless Join.


This pattern can also be purchased as a Premium Pattern for only $3.00 (printable, ad-free, downloadable .pdf file) HERE.  It can also be found on Etsy or Ravelry.


Blob Cat

You may sell products made by this pattern, but please do not copy this pattern for distribution or sale. That’s not nice (and slightly illegal).

Pattern is written in English, in US terms using Craft Yarn Council abbreviations.

Easy. Knowledge needed of chains (ch), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), increases and decreases. Knowledge of amigurumi part attachment is recommended.

Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic, worsted weight, 364 yds/7 oz/198 g, Any color (MC) < 1 ball, Accent Color (AC) < 1 ball, Black (BLK) 50 yds. . For Calico: White (WHT) <1 ball, Warm Brown (BRN) 50 yds, Black (BLK) 50 yds, Baby Pink (PNK) 50 yds.
  • Furls Odyssey G (4.00 mm) hook
  • Two 15 mm slit pupil safety eyes
  • Polyfil stuffing
  • Tapestry needle
  • Straight pins (if desired)
  • Stitch markers (if desired) 

Measurements

6” tall x 5” wide x 5” deep

Gauge

8 sts x 8 rows in sc = 2″ x 2″

Pattern Stitches

Bobble-st: (Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) 5 times, yo, pull through all 6 loops on the hook.

Pattern Notes

  • Work in continuous rounds. Do not slip stitch unless otherwise specified by the pattern.
  • For best results, assemble parts in order as directed.

New to amigurumi? Need a little help with part attachment? Check out “5 Tips for Perfect Amigurumi Part Attachment” and “Easy Peasy Joining for Round Amigurumi Parts.

Blob Cat free crochet pattern video tutorial, with color changes for a calico kitty! Great pattern for an amigurumi beginner!

Instructions

Body

(worked from the top down)

With MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [sc, inc] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 4: [2 sc, inc] 6 times. (24)

Rnd 5: [3 sc, inc] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 6: [4 sc, inc] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 7: [5 sc, inc] 6 times. (42)

Rnds 8-22: Sc evenly around. (42)

Insert safety eyes with slits vertical between Rounds 10 and 11 with 4 stitches showing between eyes.

Rnd 23: [5 sc, dec] 6 times. (36)

Rnd 24: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 25: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Stuff.

Rnd 26: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 27: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 28: Dec 6 times. (6)

Finish stuffing.

Cut yarn. Thread needle through back loops of remaining 6 stitches. Pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Blob Cat free crochet pattern video tutorial, with color changes for a calico kitty! Great pattern for an amigurumi beginner!

Body with Color Changes

With WHT, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: Sc, inc, change to BRN, [sc, inc] twice, change to WHT, sc, change to BLK, inc, sc, inc, sc, change to WHT, inc. (18)

Rnd 4: 2 sc, inc, change to BRN, [2 sc, inc] twice, change to WHT, 2 sc, change to BLK, inc, 2 sc, inc, 2 sc, change to WHT, inc. (24)

Rnd 5: 3 sc, inc, change to BRN, [3 sc, inc] twice, change to WHT, 2 sc, change to BLK, sc, inc, 3 sc, inc, 3 sc, change to WHT, inc. (30)

Rnd 6: 4 sc, inc, change to BRN, [4 sc, inc] twice, change to WHT, 2 sc, change to BLK, 2 sc, inc, 4 sc, inc, 4 sc, change to WHT, inc. (36)

Rnd 7: 5 sc, inc, change to BRN, [5 sc, inc] twice, change to WHT, 3 sc, change to BLK, 3 sc, inc, 5 sc, inc, 5 sc, change to WHT, inc. (42)

Rnd 8-11: 7 sc, change to BRN, 14 sc, change to WHT, 2 sc, change to BLK, 17 sc, change to WHT, 2 sc. (42)

Rnd 12: 8 sc, change to BRN, 12 sc, change to WHT, 4 sc, change to BLK, 15 sc, change to WHT, 3 sc. (42)

Rnd 13: 9 sc, change to BRN, 10 sc, change to WHT, 6 sc, change to BLK, 13 sc, change to WHT, 4 sc. (42)

Rnd 14: 27 sc, change to BLK, 10 sc, change to WHT, 5 sc. (42)

Rnds 15-17: Sc evenly around.

Rnd 18:  8 sc, change to BLK, 8 sc, change to WHT, 26 sc. (42)

Rnds 19-22: 7 sc, change to BLK, 10 sc, change to WHT, 25 sc. (42)

Insert safety eyes with slits vertical between Rounds 10 and 11, 4 sts showing between eyes.

Rnd 23: 5 sc, dec, change to BLK, 5 sc, dec, 2 sc, change to WHT, 3 sc, dec, [5 sc, dec] 3 times. (36)

Rnd 24: [4 sc, dec] 6 times. (30)

Rnd 25: [3 sc, dec] 6 times. (24)

Stuff.

Rnd 26: [2 sc, dec] 6 times. (18)

Rnd 27: [sc, dec] 6 times. (12)

Rnd 28: Dec 6 times. (6)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Thread yarn through remaining 6 sts, pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Ears

(Make 2)

With MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: [2 sc, inc] twice. (8)

Rnd 3: [3 sc, inc] twice. (10)

Rnd 4: [4 sc, inc] twice. (12)

Rnd 5: [5 sc, inc] twice. (14)

Rnd 6: [6 sc, inc] twice. (16)

Rnd 7: [7 sc, inc] twice. (18)

Rnd 8: [8 sc, inc] twice. (20)

Rnd 9: Sc evenly around. (20)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing. Press flat with increases along edges.

Cheeks

(Make 2)

With AC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: [2 sc, inc] 4 times. (16)

Rnd 4-5: Sc evenly around. (16)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Tail

With MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3-23: Sc evenly around. (12)

Stuff loosely.

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Feet

(Make 2)

With MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in second ch from hook. (6)

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (12)

Rnd 3: 4 Bobble-st, 8 sc. (12)

Rnd 4-7: Sc evenly around. (12)

Bind off leaving long tail for sewing.

Stuff and pinch top closed parallel to toes.

Assembly

Ears: Working through both layers of the flattened ear, sew ears between Rounds 2 and 10 in a straight line at the midway point of the head, parallel to the safety eyes.

Legs: Align bottoms of feet with the bottom of body, in line with eyes. Sew below Round 19 with one stitch between legs.  Thread tail through foot to back of foot at Round 3. Sew to body where heel touches body with 3 stitches.

Tail: Sew tail to back of body between Rounds 19 and 22, 10 stitches from the leg on the left side of the body. Wrap tail around right side of the body and sew end of tail to body.

Tail and legs should provide steady foundation for cat.

Cheeks: Sew cheeks directly under eyes, 2 rounds below eyes and 2 rounds above legs, touching in the middle. Stuff before sewing closed. 

Nose: With PNK, sew triangle above and between cheeks, touching both, spanning 3 st at the top.

Eyebrows: With PNK, sew two straight lines above eyes starting 1 round above outside of eye, spanning 3 sts, and end 2 rows above inside of eye.

With BLK, sew 3-4 dashes in cheeks at random positions to act as whiskers.

With BLK, Sew lines between toes on each foot, three lines total.


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