I have gotten to where I don't use patterns to make my critters but rather look at something and then visualize it. I crochet and think in texture and color besides just what the item will look like. I am still in the process of designing a kittycat. This is what I have so far: I have bought the yarn and am going to make her black and white, I think. I looked up for the best possible way to change colors and am going to do her in different colors. I want her to be a long hair with blue eyes and a pink nose... The ears will be lined in pink and she will have whiskers. I am going to make her jointed so that her legs and head moves. I think I will actually make a pattern for her as I go and post it!