Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL Part 3

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Little Oombawkas

Mini Meow CAL Part 3

make your own little toy amigurumi cat

Part 3

If you are joining us for the first time, please read the Introduction Post.

Resources and Things You Can Do To Get Ready

  • Add this CAL to your Ravelry Queue and join the Crochet with Us Ravelry Group
  • Creat a Project Page on Ravelry
  • Share your progress on Instagram using #MiniMeowCAL2015
  • Join the Crochet With Us Group on Facebook for assistance with the CAL – it is a lovely group filled with helpful and caring Crocheters who are happy to help each other.

Supplies

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)

Abbreviations

U.S. Terminology Used

AL – adjustable loop (magic ring)
BL – back loop
Ch – chain
R- round
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.

Helpful Tutorials

Magic Ring / Adjustable Loop

Notes

  • 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.

Pattern Instructions

Click here to go to Part 2.

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.[4]

1 Legs | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design
R2:*2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. [6]

2 Legs | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design
R3: 1 sc in each st around [6]

R4-R10: rep R3

3 Legs | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design
R11: *2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. [9]

4 Legs | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design
Finish off leaving a long yarn tail to use for assembly.

Make 3 more legs!

4 Legs Complete | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Now brush those 4 legs!

Brush the legs | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Brushed Legs | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Now let’s put those aside and make the Tail.

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. [4] (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!)

1 Tail| Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design
Note: You will be working in the back loop of each st for the remainder of the tail.

R2: 1 sc in the BL of each st around [4]

2 Tail | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design
R3-R7: Rep R2

3 Tail| Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design
R8: 2 sc in the BL of the first st, 1 sc in the BL of each rem st around [5]

R9: 1 sc in the BL of each st around [5]

5 Tail | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design
R10: 1 sc in the BL of each st around [5]

6 Tail | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design
R11: *2 sc in the BL of the next st, 1 sc in the BL of the next st**. Rep from * to ** 2 times. 1 sc in the BL of the next st. [7]

7 Tail
R12: 1 sc in the BL of each st around. [7]

Finish off leaving a long tail to use for assembly.

Brush the tail!

Brush Tail | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Position Tail

Position Tail | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Cat Tails | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Tail Placement 2 | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Almost Done | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

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!

1Leg Assembly | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Leg Placement| Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

front legs done | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

and now lets sew on the back legs!

Back Legs | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Leg Placement 2 | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Back Leg Inside | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Leg Placement | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Rep for Leg 2 | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Just one more leg to go!

Back Legs | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

 

View of Legs from Top | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

Now do the final brushing and you are done!

Brush Your Kitty | Little Oombawkas | Mini Meow CAL | Oombawka Design

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
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