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Cute very easy to make toy
I think this is a great project for very early beginners. It’s so much more fun than and is done much quicker than traditional hats and scarves, and looks more complex than a dishcloth. However, you only make two rectangles in stockinette stitch, and for the tail, it’s the same with a couple of decreases.

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  • Step 1

    Skills you’ll need: cast on, knit, purl, bind off, knit 2 together, skp/ssk – optional. Seaming: whip stitch can be enough, I also used back stitch. You could also use mattress stitch for best results, but I was too lazy.

    Substituting yarns: I would recommend to stick to angora blends, make the kitty fluffy, but I suppose you could use any yarn you like.

    Abbreviations:

    c/o – cast on
    k – knit
    p – purl
    k2tog – knit 2 stitches together.
    skp – slip next stitch on the right needle, knit the stitch after, passe the slipped stitch over the knitted one. Can be replaced by ssk or even k2tog.

  • Step 2

    BODY

    C/o 36 stitches.
    Row 1. Knit all stitches
    Row 2. Purl all stitches
    Repeat rows 1&2 (stockinette stitch), until you have 56 rows. Bind off loosely.

  • Step 3

    HEAD

    C/o 23 stitches. Knit in stockinette stitch for 56 rows. Bind off.

  • Step 4

    TAIL

    C/o 16 stitches.
    Row 1: knit
    Row 2, and all other even rows: purl.
    Row 3: k1, skp, k 10, k2tog, k1
    Row 5: knit
    Row 7: k1, skp, k 8, k2tog, k1
    Row 9: knit
    Row 11: k1, skp, k 6, k2tog, k1
    Row 13: knit
    Row 15: k1, skp, k 4, k2tog, k1
    Row 17: knit
    Row 19: k1, skp, k 2, k2tog, k1
    Bind off after row 20.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 5
    Step 5

    BODY - ASSEMBLY

    That’s the trickiest part. Here’s the schematic of your rectangle to help.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 6
    Step 6

    I used back stitch for leg seams, so I had the wrong side facing me. Measure the middle of your narrow edge (cast on side). That’s point E.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 7
    Step 7

    Fold the fabric, so that point E is on the long edge, – point G.

  • Step 8

    Sew the seam of A-EG, with wrong side on the outside. That’s the first leg of the cat.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now fold to the other side, so that point E (and now G) meet with point H

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew the B-EH seam. That’s your second leg.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now do the same with the other side, by sewing D-FI and C-FJ seams. you now have 4 paws.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 12
    Step 12

    Turn the the body inside out, so that right side is on the outside. Stuff the body through the opening.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 13
    Step 13

    Close the belly seam (GEH-IFJ). I used the whip stitch.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 14
    Step 14

    The body is ready.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 15
    Step 15

    HEAD ASSEMBLY

    Fold your rectangle in half lengthwise, so that you have a square. With wrong side facing out, sew the side seams.

  • Step 16

    Turn inside out, now right side is facing. Stuff the head lightly.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 17
    Step 17

    Make simple stitch diagonal seams from the top of the head to the sides, to form ears.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 18
    Step 18

    Thread yarn using simple stitch through the bottom edge, and pull lightly to form the neck.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 19
    Step 19

    Embroider the face. Here’s an approximate layout. If the toy is for an older child, you could put buttons for eyes.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 20
    Step 20

    Sew the head to the body.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 21
    Step 21

    TAIL ASSEMBLY
    With wrong side facing out, fold the tail in two, sew the top (bind off) and the side seams to form a cone.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 22
    Step 22

    Turn inside out and stuff lightly.

  • How to make a cat plushie. Little Beige Cat - Step 23
    Step 23

    Sew to the body.

  • Step 24

    Use a ribbon, or make one – simple crochet chain would do, and tie around the neck.

    You’re done!

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