I use Red Heart Super Saver Yarn and a size H hook.
Rw 1: Ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. (14 sc)
Rw 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and across. (14 sc)
Rw 3-12: Repeat Rw 2.
You should now have a rectangle. The shorter ends are the front and back. Fold each corner in on itself and sew up it to make each leg. There should be a little bit, maybe a stitch or two, left over in the very center. You’ll stuff the body from there and then finish sewing it up.
Rw 1: First ear row: Ch 9. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in next 2 chs, sc in next 2 ch, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, sc in last chain. Pivot work so that you are working beneath the top ear row you just created.
*You’ll now work down in rows making the head smaller until you get to where the chin will be, and then it will get larger again until you repeat this first ear row to mirror what you just made. It will be folded in half and sewn up. I will detail out each row for you, though, of course!
Rw 2: Sc in same st and across. Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
Rw 3: Decrease, sc in next 4 sts, decrease. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Rw 4: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Rw 5: Decrease, sc in next 2 sts, decrease. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
Rw 6: Decrease twice. Ch 1, turn. (2 sc)
Rw 7: (Center bottom row). Sc in each st. Ch 1, turn. (2 sc)
Rw 8: 2sc in each st. Ch 1, turn. (4 sc)
Rw 9: 2sc, sc in next 2 sts, 2sc. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Rw 10: Sc across. Ch 1, turn. (6 sc)
Rw 11: 2sc, sc in next 4 sts, 2sc. Turn, do not chain. (8 sc)
Rw 12: (Ear row) Sc in the first st, Ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from hook, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, ch 3, sl st in the 3rd ch from hook, sc in the last st.
*Note on whikers BEFORE you attach the head to the body*
For the whiskers, to keep them from coming off, I take one longer piece of yarn to make two whiskers, but rather than thread them from one side of the nose to the other, before I attach the head I knot the center of the long piece of yarn in the same place I’m going to sew the head to the body so that it will disguise the different color. Then I thread both ends all the way through the head and out on each side of the nose to make two whiskers. I do that three times. If you’re not worried about the whiskers coming out because you won’t be playing with the pocket kitty, then feel free to just thread a tiny piece of yarn from one side of the nose to the other.
Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1 sl st in same ch, pivot work, ch 1, sc in same chain and back up the chain. Fasten off leaving yarn long enough to fold the tail in half long-ways and seam it up and then sew the tail to the body. The two rows folded together will make sure the tail will be stiff enough to poke straight up like a curious kitty.
Sew the parts together and use a yarn needle to stitch on some eyes, a nose, and whiskers!
I saw these little guys the other day and I have now made about 10 of them. I just love them. They are perfectly adorable on my dashboard. I made mine using some thin cotton yarn scraps and have already started to give them away. They are the perfect little size to keep handy for a quick handout to make someone’s day a little brighter. I gave my first one to mom’s chemo nurse. She was thrilled and named her Zena before we had left the building. Thanks for sharing your talent. Next one up is the zombie bunny.
I’m glad you like it! I agree that they’re the perfect little gifts to make someone’s day! I sometimes make a little stock-pile of them to have when I run into someone who just needs something special.