Fat Kitty Amigurumi Pattern

Sep 14, 2006
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by Jennifer Reeve

Introduction

Fat Kitty Amigurumi

After being introduced to amigurumi by this fabulous ‘zine, I went out and bought Japanese pattern books and played with making them. I then was asked to teach an Amigurumi class at my LYS’s annual Knit & Crochet retreat. I created this pattern for my class and it was so much fun to make and teach.

Materials List

  • Fat Kitty CatYarn requirements & hook size are dependent on the weight of the yarn you choose to use. You want your stitches to be as tight as possible so stuffing does not leak out. You may need to use a hook size smaller than what is recommended on the yarn label.
  • Yarn needle
  • Poly-fil or other stuffing
  • Cat eyes (Optional. If you can’t find these at your local independent craft store you can buy them on eBay for very cheap.)
  • Stitch marker

Finished Size

Depends on yarn weight.

Gauge

Gauge is unimportant in this pattern. Be sure to make your stitches tight. Use a smaller hook than recommended, if necessary.

The Pattern

Body

Make adjustable ring

Round 1: Work 7 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (7 sts)

Begin crocheting in a spiral. To help keep track of rounds, place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning of the round. Move the marker up as your work progresses.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (14 sts)

Round 3: *Sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st,* rep from * to * around.  (21 sts)

Round 4: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (28 sts)

Round 5: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending work 2 sc in next st, sc in last st.  (35 sts)

Round 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, work 2 sc in next st* rep from * to * around.  (42 sts)

Round 7: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (49 sts)

Round 8: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 6 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 4 sts.  (56 sts)

Round 9: Sc in each of next 4 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 7 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 3 sts.  (63 sts)

Rounds 10 & 11: Sc in each st around.

Round 12: Sc in each of next 6 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 8 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 2 sts.  (70 sts)

Round 13: Sc in each st around.

Round 14: Sc in each of next 6 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 8 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 2 sts.  (63 sts)

Rounds 15 & 16: Sc in each st around.

Round 17: Sc in each of next 4 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 7 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 3 sts.  (56 sts)

Round 18: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 6 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending sc in each of last 4 sts.  (49 sts)

Round 19: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 5 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (42 sts)

Round 20: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts* rep from * to * around.  (35 sts)

Stuff with desired filling.

Round 21: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 3 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending work 2 sc in next st, sc in last st.  (28 sts)

Round 22: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in each of next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (21 sts)

Round 23: *Sc in next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (14 sts)

Round 24: *Sc2tog over next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (7 sts)

Fasten off.

Head

Make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Work 7 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (7 sts)

Begin crocheting in a spiral.  To help keep track of rounds, place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning of the round.  Move the marker up as your work progresses.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (14 sts)

Round 3: *Sc in next st, work 2 sc in next st,* rep from * to * around.  (21 sts)

Rounds 4 & 5: Sc in each st around.

Round 6: *Work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 2 sts,* rep from * to * around.  (28 sts)

Rounds 7-10: Sc in each st around.

Round 11: Sc in each of next 2 sts, *work 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 3 sts,* rep from * to * around, ending work 2 sc in next st, sc in last st.  (35 sts)

Round 12: Sc in each st around.  

Fasten off.

Ears (make 2)

Make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Work 4 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (4 sts)

Begin crocheting in a spiral.  To help keep track of rounds, place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning of the round.  Move the marker up as your work progresses.

Round 2: Sc in each st around.  

Round 3: Work 2 sc in each st around. (8 sts)

Round 4: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.

Front Legs (make 2)

Make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Work 5 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (5 sts)

Begin crocheting in a spiral.  To help keep track of rounds, place a stitch marker in the first stitch of the round to mark the beginning of the round.  Move the marker up as your work progresses.

Round 2: Work 2 sc in each st around. (10 sts)

Rounds 3-7: Sc in each st around.

Fasten off.

Tail

Note: to make it easier on yourself, stuff the tail as you go.

Make adjustable ring.

Round 1: Work 5 sc into ring, tighten ring by pulling on end of yarn. (5 sts)

Round 2: Sc in each st around.

Repeat Round 2 until tail is desired length.

Fasten off.

Fat Kitty, top viewAssembly

With yarn needle and yarn, sew ears to head in desired position. Before finishing stuff ears with filling.

If you are using store-bought eyes that require you fasten them inside head do so before sewing head to body. Sew head to body in desired position, stuffing before finished.

Sew legs to front of body at the point where they lay flat to the ground. If desired you can sew one leg crossing the other by sewing one slightly above the other and sewing it to the top of the other leg.

Sew tail in desired position and coil around front, sewing it in place.

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Comments

gwerker wrote
on Sep 15, 2006 9:54 PM

So cute--I love the kitty eyes!!!

Claire wrote
on Sep 16, 2006 3:49 PM

Thank you for this! My friend is getting two of these for Christmas now ;)

Tara S wrote
on Sep 18, 2006 3:41 AM

Jennifer,

This cat is just great! The cat in the photo also reminds me of my step-mom's cat Spencer. He's 18lbs!! I think she may be getting one of these "little" fellows soon!! :) Great work!

Anonymous wrote
on Sep 18, 2006 8:11 PM

This reminds my of my Aunts fat cat. Orange and round

Jennifer Reeve wrote
on Sep 18, 2006 11:37 PM

Please visit my webpage for more patterns.

Susan wrote
on Sep 20, 2006 8:04 AM

Oh so cute. My niece needs this. Who is the live kitty next to the yarn kitty? I need to do a black one for Halloween!

CS wrote
on Sep 20, 2006 9:31 AM

My friend is getting this for her birthday! She LOVES cats and this is the purrfect gift I've been looking for! THANK YOU!

Geraldine wrote
on Sep 22, 2006 9:19 AM

Oh, toooooo cute...I have a lot of feline lovers stopping by my blog, Ill share this link with them. Plan to make this kitty too, well done.

Great site, I will return.

Huggs, G

Geraldine wrote
on Oct 2, 2006 8:57 AM

Hello again. Here's the post on my blog, re: Fat Kitty and Crochet Me. Thanks again Jennifer!

http://veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com/2006/10/02/blogsite-of-the-week-crochet-me/

ximena wrote
on Oct 18, 2006 8:02 AM

hello

Adrienne wrote
on Dec 3, 2006 7:39 PM
This fat cat is only the third or fourth amigurumi i have ever made. i am a beginning crocheter, and only discovered amigurumi on your site. the cat is adorable (electric blue with a striped black tail) and he will make a cuddly companion for my best friend. thanks for being my favorite website.

peace, love, and yarn...

frogandcricket wrote
on Jan 8, 2007 9:11 AM

Are you selling this pattern on EBAY?...if not, someone else is...cute pattern by the way.

Anonymous wrote
on Jan 8, 2007 11:23 AM

The item on ebay mentioned by the poster above is 110075042771. "Fun Fat Kitty Cat Very Groovy! Crochet Pattern."

Maid Mirawyn wrote
on Jan 24, 2007 1:57 PM

This is perfect! We have a house of eight fat cats; I'm so making one of these in light blue for my nephew-to-be!

After all, every kid needs a slightly fuzzy light blue stuffed amigurumi kitty, right? Otherwise he may grow up *shudder* normal!

Amber Morrison wrote
on Feb 16, 2007 6:01 PM

He's so cute. He reminds me so much my cat, Cornhusker, that died.

Erynn wrote
on Feb 20, 2007 9:24 PM

You're fulfilling your mission! I'm a knitter (although my first needlepoint project way back when was crochet) who is going to give this delicious kitty a try. My good friend's beloved cat just died, and I want to make her an arigurumi that looks like the late, "Goo." Thank you!

CyberHez wrote
on Jul 24, 2007 1:35 PM

Thanks so much. When our big black Fred died back in May, I didn't know how to deal with our loss. Though he was my parents' cat for the past eight years, he was OUR cat (Mom and Dad and Mike and me) and brother for nine years before then. My parents had him by their side in his last days, and have built a little shrine for his ashes. My brother got to see Fred at the vet to see him off on his way to Cat-Heaven. But I had none of that, for I live 400 miles away. So I made a Fred, to keep my parents company when they miss him most... but mostly so I could say to him my own goodbyes. By the grace of an I-hook, two balls of Moda Dea Eden, and some leftover Red Heart Super Saver, Fred came back to me for one more purr. You may never know how much it meant to all of us, so thank you so much.

Alexia wrote
on Aug 3, 2007 12:08 AM

I just learnt about amigurumi a little while ago. I am a beginner, but i think i can make this. I live in Jamaica where you can hardly find the proper yarn and hook to crochet. People do crochet down here, but they're usually elderly women who only crochet doilies. I can't wait to make this. I LOVE AMIGURUMI !!!

on Mar 29, 2008 11:58 PM
My mom has a fat cat too, so I made one of these and made it to look like her cat. I changed the pattern slightly. I also had a heck of a time finding eyes. Since I was running low on time, we just went to Goodwill, bought a cheapo stuffed animal with perfect sized eyes and cut them off and put them on the cat. We stitched up the other toy and gave it to the dogs ^.^ You can see pictures of my fat cat by clicking the link below.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ferretmommio/sets/72157604304405008

Soleil38 wrote
on Sep 6, 2008 9:35 AM
I'm about to make Fat Kitty for my friend that had a baby a few months ago. She has a Fat Kitty named Maya that's a bit too rough on the edges to hang out with baby Rose... So I gotta make a nice one that doesn't bite or scratch for baby Rose to play with!

Thanks!!!

Soleil

Ps:I seriously think that Maya the cat will destroy her "competitor" Fat Kitty on sight. More on that story in the coming weeks...

Nutchoc wrote
on Apr 14, 2013 7:00 AM

I saw this on Pinterest but thought it was a hat Maybe I'll have a go at converting it great pattern anyway.

JustMe1988 wrote
on Sep 18, 2013 2:21 AM

Hello,

 

just wanted to tell you, that I have translated your pattern into German. So if you are interested in, publishing your pattern in German too, please contact me per Email and I will send it to you, that you can set the link also on this page.

Best wishes

 

Marie

 

msmehlbox@web.de is my email-adress.