Cool Cats includes 14 Crochet Cat Projects. You will find patterns for adorable amigurumi cats, to kitty inspired home décor projects like blankets and pillows.
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Title: Cool Cats
Designer: Kristi Simpson
Photographer: Jason Masters
ISBN: 9781464779374 Pages: 64
Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc., 2020
Cool Cats includes 14 crochet projects on a cat theme. Each crochet cat pattern includes an introduction to the real life kitty the project was created after.
All patterns included in Cool Cats are rated as a BEGINNER skill level.
I believe some of the patterns might be on the challenging side for new crocheters (Beginners) because there is colorwork (mid-row) and shaping used in several of the amigurumi designs. Assembly is also required for some of the projects, including the Blanket.
14 Crochet Cat Patterns
- Whispurr | Medium Weight Yarn  | 3.75 mm (F) hook | 10.5 inches tall
- Hideaway Cat House | Super Bulky Weight Yarn  | 6.5 mm (K) hook | 14 inches diameter X 8.5 inches tall
- Ziggy the Applique | Medium Weight Yarn  | 3.75 mm (F) hook and 4 mm (G) hook | Applique: 4 inches X 3.5 inches; Mat: 9 inches square
- Iva the Cat Rug | Medium Weight Yarn  and Bulky Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook and 6.5 mm (K) hook | 28 inches diameter
- Rollie Pollie Otis | Medium Weight Yarn  | 3.75 mm (F) hook | 7 inches X 5.5 inches
- Andrew | Bulky Weight Yarn  | 5.5 mm (I) hook | 14 inches tall (when seated)
- Hutch | Super Bulky Weight Yarn  and Medium Weight Yarn  | 9 mm (M/N) hook and 3.75 mm (F) hook | 15 inches tall
- Peaches | Medium Weight Yarn  | 3.75 mm (F) hook | 5.5 inches tall
- Pickles the Calico | Medium Weight Yarn  | 4.5 mm (7) hook | 18 inches tall (including legs)
- Kiki Pillow | Medium Weight Yarn  | 5 mm (H) hook | 14 inches X 14 inches
- Pouncer | Medium Weight Yarn  | 3.75 mm (F) hook | 9.5 inches long
- Blanket | Medium Weight Yarn  | 6 mm (J) hook | 40 inches X 60 inches
- Cuddles the Curtain Tie | Medium Weight Yarn  | 3.75 mm (F) hook | 9 inches tall (not including legs)
- Snuggles | Bulky Weight Yarn  | 5.5 mm (I) hook | 10 inches long
Take a closer look at the projects you can make here: Cool Cats
The General Instructions section of the eBook, begins on page 60. Explanations and diagrams (where needed) are provided for the following stitches and techniques:
- Joining with sc
- Back Ridge of a Chain
- Back Loops Only
- Free Loops of a Chain
- Working in Space Before a Stitch
- Reverse Single Crochet
- Weave Thru Stitches
- Embroidery Stitches
The yarns used to create these adorable cat crochet projects were:
- Red Heart® Amore™
- Red Heart® Soft®
- Red Heart® Hygge™
- Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®
- Patons® Classic Wool Worsted™
- Premier® Anti-Pilling Everyday®Worsted
- Premier® Anti-Pilling Bamboo Chunky
- Lion Brand® Go For Faux™
- Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
- Lion Brand® Jeans® Colors
- Lion Brand® Feels Like Butta
- Patons® Classic Wool Roving™
- Lion Brand® Touch of Alpaca™
My favorite kitties are Snuggles, Pouncer and Peaches in Cool Cats.
Which kitty is your favorite? You can see all the crocheted cats here.
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