Stretching Cat Crochet Pattern

【Abbrevations】sc = single crochet, inc = increase, dec = decrease, hdc =half double crochet

【Head】

make with white color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR

Rnd 2: 6 inc (12)

Rnd 3: (1 sc, 1 inc) x 6 (18)

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 inc) x 6 (24)

Rnd 5: (3 sc, 1 inc) x 6 (30)

Rnd 6-8: 30 sc

change to yellow color

Rnd 9-12: 30 sc

Rnd 13: 6 sc, 1 dec, 14 sc, 1 dec, 6 sc (28)

Rnd 14-15: 5 sc, 3 hdc, 12 sc, 3 hdc, 5 sc

Stuff the detail. Align and sew.

where the ear is sewn on the hdc.

【Front Legs】x 2, make with yellow color.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR

Rnd 2: (2 sc, 1 inc) x 2 (8)

Rnd 3: 8 sc

Rnd 4: (2 sc, 1 dec) x 2 (6)

Rnd 5-9: 6 sc

Rnd 10: (2 sc, 1 inc) x 2 (8)

Rnd 11-14: 8 sc

The first leg: Break the yarn.

The second leg: Do not break the yarn.

【Body】make with yellow color

2 ch, link two legs

Rnd 1: 8 sc, 2 sc, 8 sc, 2 sc (20)

Rnd 2-3: 20 sc

Rnd 4: 5 sc, 1 inc, 8 sc, 1 inc,5 sc (22)

Rnd 5: 5 sc, 1 inc, 10 sc, 1 inc, 5 sc (24)

Rnd 6: 24 sc

Incorporate styling strips into both legs.

Rnd 7: 5 hdc, 3 sc, BLO (7 sc), 3 sc, 6 hdc (24)

Rnd 8: 5 hdc, 3 sc, Crochet in the outer half of the 7th round, FLO (7 sc), normal crochet, 3 sc, 6 hdc (24)

Repeat the 7th and 8th rounds until the 26th round has been crocheted.

Rnd 27: 24 sc

Rnd 28: 5 sc, 1 dec, 10 sc, 1 dec, 5 sc (22)

Rnd 29: 5 sc, 1 dec, 8 sc, 1 dec,5 sc (20)

Without breaking the yarn, continue to crochet the first hind leg.

【Hind Leg】x 2, make with yellow color.

Rnd 1-3: 10 sc

Rnd 4: (3 sc, 1 dec) x 2 (8)

Rnd 5: 8 sc

Rnd 6: (2 sc, 1 dec) x 2 (6)

Rnd 7-12: 6 sc

Rnd 13: (2 sc, 1 inc) x 2 (8)

Rnd 14: 8 sc

Rnd 15: (2 sc, 1 dec) x 2 (6)

Fasten off and weave in end. Stuff the detail.

After crocheting the first hind leg, break the yarn and crochet the second hind leg.

Leave a gap between the two back legs for the molding strip.

【Tail】make with yellow color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR

Rnd 2-20: 6 sc

Put in shape strip. Sewn up.

【The Bell】make with yellow color

Rnd 1: 6 sc in MR

Rnd 2: 6 inc

Rnd 3: 12 sc

Rnd 4: 6 dec

Fasten off and leave long end for sewing.

【Collar】make with yellow color

20 ch.

Assemble the fabric and sew it.

【Reference Expression】

【Paw】

2 thoughts on “Stretching Cat Crochet Pattern”

  1. Hi,
    I seem to maybe having problems with the body, it doesn’t look right or not centred, as when you join legs, starting point is in the middle and now I have done 4 rows of round 7&8 I have a higher edge on one side. Can you please clarify if this is correct, kinda doing my head in. Added photos would have been good for this stage.
    Cheers Kat

  2. Hi, I’m excited to make the Stretching Cat. I have some questions about the pattern. It says to incorporate styling strips into the legs, but I don’t see where the strips are made. It also says to leave a gap between the back legs for a molding strip, but I don’t see where that piece gets made. And, after making the tail, it says to put in a shape strip, but I don’t know what that is. Can you please clarify what these pieces are? Thanks so much!

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