Mini Meow CAL
make your own little toy amigurumi cat
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Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky (Super Bulky 6) 108 yards for 1 cat (you can use multiple colors if you wish!)
Eyes: 12 mm safety eyes
- Stuffing (Polyfil/Fiberfil)
- Dog, or Cat, Wire Brush
- stitch marker – I use locking stitch markers (safety pin will work) – you do not want the stitch marker to fall out when you are brushing the cat!
- scissors, yarn needle and embroidery thread for the nose (or lighter weight yarn)
U.S. Terminology Used
AL – adjustable loop (magic ring)
BL – back loop
Ch – chain
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together (this is worked over 2 stitches to decrease from 2 stitches to 1 stitch)
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
( ) – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[ ] – The total number of stitches in the round.
- Gauge is not important just be sure to make tight stitches so very little space is showing between them. If there are holes in your work you need to drop a hook size to make your stitches even tighter. Otherwise, the polyfil will show through the finished toy.
- Chain stitches do not count as stitches unless specified.
Legs (make 4)
R1: Make an AL, ch 1 and work 3 sc into the AL. Sl st to the ch 1. The sl st counts as 1 st in this round; do not make it tightly as you need to work into it. Pull the yarn end to tighten the ring closed.
R4-R10: rep R3
Make 3 more legs!
Now brush those 4 legs!
Now let’s put those aside and make the Tail.
R1: Make an AL, ch 1, work 3 sc into the AL. Sl st to the ch 1. The sl st counts as 1 st in this round; do not make it tightly as you need to work into it. Pull the yarn end to tighten the ring closed.  (Note: If you have trouble with this round look at Round 1 of the Legs above for a color coded visual of each stitch of this round!)
R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st around 
R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st around 
Finish off leaving a long tail to use for assembly.
Brush the tail!
We just need to add the legs! So go and grab those 4 legs and pick the 2 which are the most similar in size and shape. I find after you stuff them they tend to change shape a bit and sometimes you have one that looks a little bit different. I suggest you use the ‘odd’ leg for one of the back legs – the front 2 can be seen easily at the same time so save the best legs for the front!
and now lets sew on the back legs!
Just one more leg to go!
Now do the final brushing and you are done!
I hope you loved making your own Little Oombawka Mini Meow!
I would love to see your projects so please add them to a Project Page on Ravelry or send me an email with your photos!
Some additional accessories you can add are:
- whiskers (fishing line)
- embroidered pads on the paws
- simple crochet collar for the neck
- small cat bed crocheted out of yarn
- a small pink tongue