About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
4h00

Knitted Cats & Dogs
This Siamese cat is as skinny and sleek as a knitted cat can be, but its bright blue eyes are unmistakably Siamese.

Tension
5–6 sts to 2.5cm (1in) measured over SS using DK 
(8-ply) yarn and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles

Size
Approximately 15cm (6in) tall

Posted by Search Press Published See Search Press's 272 projects »
Tags

© 2022 Stratford, Sue / Search Press · Reproduced with permission.
PrintEmbed
  • Step 1

    Body

    Using light brown yarn and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles, cast on 15 sts.
    Starting with a knit row, work 4 rows in SS.
    Next row: K6, M1, K3, M1, K6 (17 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K7, M1, K3, M1, K7 (19 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K1, M1, K7, M1, K3, M1, K7, M1, K1 (23 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K1, M1, K9, M1, K3, M1, K9, M1, K1 (27 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K1, M1, K11, M1, K3, M1, K11, M1, K1 (31 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K1, M1, K13, M1, K3, M1, K13, M1, K1 (35 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K1, M1, K15, M1, K3, M1, K15, M1, K1 (39 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K1, K2tog, knit to last 3 sts, ssK, K1 (37 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Rep last 2 rows twice more (33 sts).
    Starting with a knit row, work 2 rows in SS.
    Next row: K1, ssK, K10, K2tog, K3, ssK, K10, K2tog, K1 (29 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K1, ssK, K8, K2tog, K3, ssK, K8, K2tog, K1 
(25 sts).
    Next row: Cast off 9 sts, purl to end (16 sts).
    Next row: Cast off 9 sts, knit to end (7 sts).
    Starting with a purl row, work 7 rows in SS.
    Cast off.

  • Step 2

    Head

    Using light brown yarn and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles, cast on 8 sts.
    Place markers either side of centre 2 sts.
    Next row: Knit to M, M1, SM, K2, SM, M1, knit to end 
(10 sts).
    Next row: Purl to M, M1, SM, P2, SM, M1, purl to end 
(12 sts).
    Rep last 2 rows twice more (20 sts).

    Next row: Knit to M, M1, SM, K2, SM, M1, knit to end 
(22 sts).
    Purl 1 row, slipping markers.
    Next row: Knit to 2 sts before M, ssK, SM, K2, SM, K2tog, knit to end (20 sts).
    Next row: Purl to 2 sts before M, P2tog, SM, P2, SM, P2togtbl , purl to end (18 sts).
    Rep last 2 rows once more (14 sts).
    Remove markers.
    Starting with a knit row, work 2 rows in SS.
    Next row: K2, ssK, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (12 sts).
    Next row: Cast off 3 sts, purl to end (9 sts).
    Next row: Cast off 3 sts, knit to end (6 sts).
    Starting with a purl row, work 3 rows in SS.
    Next row: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, K1 (8 sts).
    Starting with a purl row, work 5 rows in SS.
    Next row: K1, ssK, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (6 sts).
    Starting with a purl row, work 3 rows in SS.
    Next row: K1, ssK, K2tog, K1 (4 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K1, K2tog, K1 (3 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Cast off.

  • Step 3

    Face section

    Using dark brown yarn and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles, cast on 6 sts.
    Place markers either side of the centre 2 sts.
    Next row: Knit to M, M1, SM, K2, SM, M1, knit to end (8 sts).
    Next row: Purl to M, M1, SM, P2, SM, M1, purl to end 
(10 sts).
    Next row: Rep last 2 rows once more (14 sts).
    Next row: Knit to M, M1, SM, K2, SM, M1, knit to end 
(16 sts).
    Purl 1 row, slipping markers.
    Next row: Knit to 2 sts before M, ssK, SM, K2, SM, K2tog, knit to end (14 sts).
    Next row: Purl to 2 sts before M, P2tog, SM, P2, SM, P2togtbl, purl to end (12 sts).
    Next row: Rep last 2 rows once more (8 sts).
    Next row: Knit to 2 sts before M, ssK, SM, K2, SM, K2tog, knit to end (6 sts).
    Remove markers.
    Next row: Cast off 2 sts, purl to end (4 sts).
    Next row: Cast off 2 sts, knit to end (2 sts).
    Cast off.

  • Step 4

    Ears (make two)

    Using dark brown yarn and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles, cast on 5 sts.
    Starting with a knit row, work 2 rows in SS.
    Next row: ssK, K1, K2tog (3 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: Sl1, K2tog, psso (1 st).
    Thread yarn through rem st and fasten off.

  • Step 5

    Ear linings (make two)

    Using black yarn and 2.75mm (UK 12, US 2) knitting needles, cast on 5 sts.
    Starting with a knit row, work 2 rows in SS.
    Next row: ssK, K1, K2tog (3 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: Sl1, K2tog, psso (1 st).
    Thread yarn through rem st and fasten off.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Knitted Sweet Siamese - Step 6
    Step 6

    Nose

    Using black yarn and 2.75mm (UK 12, US 2) knitting needles, cast on 4 sts.
    Starting with a knit row, work 2 rows in SS.
    Next row: (K2tog) twice (2 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Next row: K2tog (1 st).
    Thread yarn through rem st and fasten off.

  • Step 7

    Back leg (right)

    *Using dark brown yarn and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles, cast on 6 sts.
    Starting with a knit row, work 2 rows in SS.
    Next row: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, K1 (8 sts).
    Starting with a purl row, work 9 rows in SS.*
    Next row: Cast off 3 sts, K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, K1 
(7 sts).
    Change to light brown yarn.
    Next row: P1, M1, purl to last st, M1, P1 (9 sts).
    Next row: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, K1 (11 sts).
    Rep last 2 rows once more (15 sts).
    Starting with a purl row, work 5 rows in SS.
    Next row: K1, ssK, knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (13 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Rep last 2 rows twice more (9 sts).
    Next row: K1, ssK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (7 sts).
    Next row: P1, P2tog, P1, P2tog tbl, P1 (5 sts).
    Cast off.

  • Step 8

    Back leg (left)

    Work as for right leg from * to *.
    Knit 1 row.
    Next row: Cast off 3 sts, P1, M1, purl to last st, M1, 
P1 (7 sts).
    Change to light brown yarn.
    Next row: K1, M1, knit to last st, M1, K1 (9 sts).
    Next row: P1, M1, purl to last st, M1, P1 (11 sts).
    Rep last 2 rows once more (15 sts).
    Starting with a knit row, work 5 rows in SS.
    Next row: P1, P2togtbl, purl to last 3 sts, P2tog, 
P1 (13 sts).
    Knit 1 row.
    Rep last 2 rows twice more (9 sts).
    Next row: K1, ssK, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (7 sts).
    Next row: K1, K2tog, K1, ssK, K1 (5 sts).
    Cast off.

  • Step 9

    Front legs (make two)

    Using dark brown yarn and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles, cast on 8 sts.
    Next row: K6, turn.
    Next row: P4, turn.
    Next row: K4, turn.
    Next row: Purl to end (8 sts).
    Starting with a knit row, work 12 rows in SS.
    Join in light brown yarn.
    Next row: K2 using light brown yarn, K4 using dark brown yarn, K2 using light brown yarn.
    Break off dark brown yarn and continue using light brown yarn only.
    Next row: Cast off 2 sts, purl to end (6 sts).
    Next row: Cast off 2 sts, knit to end (4 sts).
    Cast off.

  • Step 10

    Tail

    Using dark brown yarn and 3.75mm (UK 9, US 5) knitting needles, cast on 8 sts.
    Starting with a knit row, work 4 rows in SS.
    Next row: K1, ssK, K2, K2tog, K1 (6 sts).
    Starting with a purl row, work 7cm (2¾in) in SS from decrease row, ending with a purl row.
    Next row: K2, K2tog, K2 (5 sts).
    Starting with a purl row, work 3 rows in SS.
    Next row: K1, K2tog, K2 (4 sts).
    Purl 1 row.
    Thread yarn through rem sts and fasten off.

  • Step 11

    Collar

    Using red yarn and 2.75mm (UK 12, US 2) knitting needles, cast on 4 sts.
    Starting with a knit row, work in SS until collar is long enough to fit around cat’s neck, ending with a purl row.
    Cast off.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Knitted Sweet Siamese - Step 12
    Step 12

    Making up

    Sew the head seam, stuffing firmly as you go. The seam will be at the front of the head, covered by the dark brown face section.
    Sew the front seam of the body and stuff with toy filling. Fold the base section up and sew it to the body, adding a little more stuffing if needed and inserting two 2.5cm (1in) diameter coins to support the cat in a sitting position.
    Sew the lower part of one back leg seam and slide a length of chenille stick inside. Repeat for the other back leg. Using the photograph for guidance, pin the upper 
part of each back leg to either side of the body, making sure they are evenly spaced at the back and front of the cat. Sew in place, adding a little toy filling to give the 
thigh definition. Sew the lower leg to the side of the cat 
to secure.
    Sew the seams of one front leg and slide a length of chenille stick inside. Repeat for the other leg. Sew the front legs to the body on either side of the front seam, making sure they are straight.
    Sew the head to the body, with the cast-on edge at the neck and the shaped part of the head at the back. Using the photograph for guidance, pin the face section in place covering the seam at the front of the head and with the cast-on edge at the base of the head. The cast-off edges will form the bridge of the nose. Place a small amount of stuffing behind the face section to give definition and sew it in place.
    With WS together, sew one ear piece to one ear lining to make one ear. Repeat for the second ear. Using the photograph for guidance, sew the ears to the top of the head. Using the photograph for guidance, sew the eyes in place. Sew the nose in place using black yarn and embroider a mouth using black linen thread. Thread black linen thread through the face to make whiskers.
    Sew the side seam of the tail and slide a length of chenille stick inside. Sew the tail to the back of the body, between the back legs. Place the collar around the cat’s neck and sew the cast-on and cast-off edges together.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments

Square 2019 12 15 221051 img 0513%2b2

More Projects