Loop Stitch Kitten

Edited By:Maggie Weldon

Intermediate Skill

 

Size: Completed Cat is 12” long

Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn: Main Color (MC) – 4 oz and Contrasting Color (CC) – small amount (for Ear trim)

Finer yarn & smaller hook for Mittens. Fiberfill

Crochet Hook:Size F-5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Special Stitches

Single Crochet Decrease: (sc dec):Draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and draw through 3 lps on hook.

Fig 1a.
Double Loop Stitch (dlp): Loop stitch is a variation of single crochet and is usually worked on ‘wrong side’ rows because the loops form at the back of the fabric.
Using the left hand finger to control the loop size insert the hook in st indicated, wrap yarn around index finger of left hand twice more.
Insert hook through lps on finger following direction indicated by arrow (see Fig. 1a), being careful to hook all loops (see Fig. 1b), draw through st pulling each lp to measure approximately 1”, remove finger from lp, yo and draw through all lps on hook.

Fig. 1b.

BODY: Rnd 1: (Wrong Side) Starting at center, ch 12, 2 dlp in 2ndch from hook, dlp in next 9 ch, 3 dlp in last ch; working in unused lps of starting ch on other side, dlp in next 9 ch, dlp in last ch; join with sl st to first dlp. (24 dlp)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 11 dlp, 2 sc in next dlp, sc in next 11 dlp, 2 sc in next dlp; join with sl st to first sc. (26 sc)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 dlp in first sc, dlp in next 12 sc, 2 dlp in next sc, dlp in next 12 sc; join. (28 dlp)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st as joining, sc in next 2 dlp, 2 sc in next 8 dlp, sc in next 3 dlp, 2 sc in next dlp, sc in next 14 dlp, 2 sc in next 2 dlp; join. (42 sc)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, dlp in each sc around; join.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dlp around; join.

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 5.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dlp, sc in next 5 dlp, 2 sc in next dlp, sc in next 3 dlp, 2 sc in next dlp, sc in next 31 dlp; join. (44 dlp)

Rnds 9-18: Rep Rnds 5-6.

Rnd 19: Rep Rnd 5.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dlp, sc in next 4 dlp, sc dec, (sc in next 5 dlp, sc dec) twice, sc in next 23 dlp; join. (41 sc)

Rnds 21-30: Rep Rnds 5-6.

Rnd 31: Rep Rnd 5.

Rnd 32: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dlp, sc in next dlp, sc dec, (sc in next 2 dlp, sc dec) around; join. (33 dlp)

Rnd 33: rep Rnd 5.

Rnd 34: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dlp, sc dec, (sc in next dlp, sc dec) around; join. (22 sc)

Rnd 35: Rep Rnd 5. Finish off leaving long end.

– Stuff and shape body. Using long end, sew Body closed using invisible stitches.

 

HEAD

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join.

Note: Ch 1, turn each rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 dlp in each sc; join.

Rnd 3: * 2 sc in first dlp, sc in next dlp; rep from * around; join (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Dlp in each sc around; join.

Rnd 5: * 2 sc in first dlp, sc in next 2 dlp; rep from * around; join. (24 sc)

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 4.

Rnd 7: * 2 sc in first dlp, sc in next 3 dlp; rep from * around; join. (30 sc)

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 4.

Rnd 9: * 2 sc in first dlp, sc in next 4 dlp; rep from * around; join. (36 sc)

Rnd 10: Rep Rnd 4.

Rnd 11: Sc in each dlp around; join.

Rnd 12: Dlp in each sc around; join.

Rnds 13-16: Rep Rnds 11-12 twice.

Rnd 17: * Sc in next 3 dlp, sc dec; continue from * until Rnd is finished; join.

Rnd 18: Dlp in each sc around; join.

Rnds 19-20: Rep Rnds 17-18

At the end of Rnd 20, finish off leaving long end to sew Head to Body.

– Stuff Head and sew to Body.

 

FEET (Make 4)

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join.

Note: Ch 1, turn each rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 dlp in each sc; join.

Rnd 3: * 2 sc in first dlp, sc in next dlp; rep from * around; join (18 sc)

Rnd 4: Dlp in each sc around; join.

Rnd 5: * 2 sc in first dlp, sc in next 2 dlp; rep from * around; join. (24 sc)

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 4. Finish off leaving long end to sew Feet to Body.

– Stuff each foot lightly.

 

EARS (Make 4)

Row 1: Ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch. (7 sc)

Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc dec, sc in next sc across. (6, 5, 4, 3, 2 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc dec. (1 sc)

– With right side facing, hold two ears together and crochet around edge with CC.

– Position Ears on Head and attach.

 

MITTENS (Make 2)

Rnd 1: With finer yarn and smaller hook, ch 14, join. Ch 1, sc in each ch.

Rnds 2-3: Sc in each sc.

Rnd 4: Sc in next 9 sc, ch 1, skip next 4 sc (for thumb), sc in next sc. Sc in next 8 sc, sc in the ch-1 over thumb.

Rnd 5: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 6 to end: Dec 1 st in each rnd until 4 sc remain. Finish off leaving long end. Thread into needle and draw together.

Thumb – Join yarn and work 3 rnds of sc even, finish off leaving long end to draw tog as top of Mittens.

Cuff – Join yarn to wrist of Mitten, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, skip 1 st, * 3 dc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, rep from * around; join. Finish off.

– Join yarn at one front paw, run yarn through cuff of each mitten and join to opposite paw.

 

TAIL

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join.

Note: Ch 1, turn each rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 dlp in each sc; join.

Rnd 3: Sc in each dlp around; join.

Rnd 4: Dlp in each sc around; join.

Rep Rnds 3-4 fourteen times. Finish off leaving long end to sew Tail onto Body.

– Stuff tail and attach to body.

 

Using a piece of cardboard one inch in diameter, wind yarn around it about 40 times. Tie through center and slip off cardboard. Cut edges and trim. This makes a pompom which can be fastened to end of tail.

 

Send us your pictures.  We’d love to see them.

 

Maggie

 

Comments
  1. nadornia

    Super lindo!!!!!!
    Muchas gracias Besos.
    Doris de Lima-Peru
    🙂

  2. tomnydog

    love this!!

  3. Maggie Weldon

    Please send pictures if you make it.
    Maggie

  4. CaroleM :)

    Oh Maggie! I love this kitty pattern and your unique way of crocheting the loops! But of course, I love cats, too ~ :>) This one will definitely be added to my kitty group on my bed! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  5. Rosita Brown

    I must try this pattern real soon!!! It looks so cute & the LOOPs…awesome!

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