{free pattern} June Kitten

All cats are born in June, at least where I live. My cats were born in June. My mom’s cat aka her new daughter was born in June. All my cats from the past were born in June. So yeah.

This pattern is not very complicated, if you don’t count the joining of the legs, wich might be a little tricky even for more experimented crocheters. So I don’t recommend taking this project just yet if you’re not familiar enough with this technique, altough I will do my best to explain it well. Feel free to ask me anything here or on my Instagram (link in contact page).

I used Madame Cotton yarn from Madame Tricot Paris and a 2.25mm hook – thinner than what’s recommended for this yarn, but it helped me work tighter. I used 5mm safety eyes and pink sewing thread to embroider the nose.

TERMINOLOGY & ABBREVIATIONS

US terminology
– sc = single crochet
– inc = increase (2 sc in the same stitch)
– dec = decrease (2 stitches together. Try invisible decrease, where you take only the front loops together for better result)
– MR = magic ring
– ch = chain
– ar = around (Example: sc ar means you should work 1 sc in each stitch until the end of the round. *inc, sc2* ar means you have to work what’s inside the stars – in this case increase then 1 sc in each of the next 2 stitches, on repeat, until the end of the round)
– 2x, 3x = twice / 2 times, 3 times respectively (Example: inc 2x means increase twice)
FO – fasten off (usually by making a slip stitch in the next stitch, cutting yarn and either hiding it or leaving it be, to be used later for joining parts together)

HEAD

chain 11
1. start working from 2nd chain from hook as follows: inc, sc8, inc, then turn to the other side and start working from right to left: inc, sc8, inc (24)
2. inc 2x, sc9, inc 3x, sc9, inc (30)
3. inc 2x,sc12, inc 3x, sc12, inc (36)
4. – 13. (10 rows) sc ar (36) Attach safety eyes between rows 10 and 11, at a distance of aprox 7-8 stitches. Embroider the nose, using embroidery floss or simple thread (you can also embroider it after the head is finished).
14. dec, sc 4 (30)
15. dec, sc 3 (24)
16. dec, sc 2 (18)
17. dec, sc1 (12)
18. dec ar (6) FO.

EARS

1. 5 sc in a MR
2. inc ar (10)
3. *inc, sc, inc, sc2* ar (14)
4. sc ar (14) FO.

LEGS & BODY

Start with the legs:
1. 6 sc in a MR
2. inc, sc2 (8)
3. sc ar (8)
4. dec, sc2 (6)
5. – 7. sc ar (6) FO only first leg. Do NOT FO 2ND LEG! Instead:
8. ch 3, join the other leg with a sc, then sc ar it all (18)

9. – 10. sc ar (18)
11. inc, sc2 (24)
12. – 15. sc ar (24)
16. dec, sc2 (18)
17. – 18. sc ar (18)
19. dec, sc1 (12)
20. sc ar (12) FO.

HANDS

1. 6 sc in a MR
2. inc, sc2 (8)
3. sc ar (8)
4. dec, sc2 (6)
5. – 8. sc ar (6) Join both sides with 2 sc, cut yarn and weave it in

TAIL

1. 6 sc in a MR
2. – 9. sc ar (6)
10. dec in first stitch only, then sc ar (5) FO.

⋆ ˚。⋆୨୧˚✦˚୨୧⋆。˚ ⋆

Just look at this sweet kitten! So tiny, so new, so pretty in its simplicity. Barely opened her eyes and started walking around. She must be protected at all costs! Nyaa! /ᐠ.ꞈ.ᐟ\

OH, and if you decide to make one, please let me know. Tag me @sophibelle.me on Instagram or simply use hashtag #sophibelleme

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Ramona

3x mom . mrs . certified introvert . loves coffee, cats, plants, crochet, reading and photography, not necessarily in this order . allergic to ambrosia and rudeness

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