Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
14 sc + 17 rows = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
|sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.|
1) Kitten is worked in continuous rnds, do not join or turn unless otherwise instructed. Place a marker for beg of rnd. Move marker up as each rnd is completed.
2) To change color, work last st of old color until 2 loops remain on hook, yarn over with new color, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook to complete stitch.
Beg at top of head, with A, ch 4; join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 2 sc in each ch around - 8 sc.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around - 16 sc.
Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 4: *Work 1 sc in sc, work 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around - 24 sc.
Rnds 5-10: Work even in sc.
Rnd 11: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc, rep from * around - 16 sc.
Rnd 12: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc, rep from * around - 12 sc.
Rnd 14: Sc in each sc around.
Divide for Front and Back
Row 1: Ch 5, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 3 ch for shoulder, sc across 6 sts of head, leave remaining head sts unworked; ch 5, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc into next 3 ch for shoulder, sc in each sc across - 14 sc.
Rows 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 10 sc; leave last 4 sc unworked.
From RS, join A at corner along opposite edge of beg ch of shoulders.
Row 1: Sc across 4 sts of shoulder, sc across 6 sts of head, sc across 4 sts of shoulder - 14 sc.
Rows 2-6: Rep Rows 2-6 of Front. Do not fasten off.
Join Front and Back
Rnd 1: Sc across 14 sts of back, sc across 14 sts of front - 28 sc.
Rnds 2-11: Sc in each sc around. Do not fasten off.
Divide for Legs
Rnd 1: Sc in next 6 sc, skip 15 sc, sc in next 7 sc.
Rnds 2-9: Sc in each sc around; change to B in last st of last rnd.
Rnd 10: With B, sc in each sc around.
Finish Leg: Do not count or mark beg of rnd; work (sc2tog) 9 times, sl st in the next st. Fasten off.
Second Leg: Skip 1 sc along last row worked on body, join A in next sc, sc in next 13 sc, place marker for beg of rnd. Complete to match first leg.
Fasten off. Stuff Head, Body and Legs.
From RS, join A at underarm.
Rnd 1: Work 14 sc evenly spaced around armhole - 14 sc.
Rnds 2-12: Sc in each sc around; change to B in last st of last rnd.
Rnd 13: With B, sc in each sc around.
Finish Arm: Do not count or mark beg of rnd; work (sc2tog) 10 times, sl st in the next st. Fasten off.
Rep for other Arm.
Outer Ear (make 2)
From RS, join A to side of top of head.
Row 1: With A, work 4 sc along top of head for base of ear - 4 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (sc2tog) twice - 2 sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog - 1 sc.
Inner Ear (make 2)
With B, ch 3.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch - 2 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog - 1 sc.
From RS, join A at lower back.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in a ring at lower back - 6 sc.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc around.
Rep Rnd 2 until tail measures 4 in. (10 cm); change to B in last st of last rnd.
Next Rnd: With B, sc in each sc around.
Next Rnd: (Sc2tog) 3 times.
Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail. Weave tail through stitches of last rnd and pull tight.
Sew Inner Ear to Outer Ear. With small yarn amounts, embroider straight stitch nose and eyes. For whiskers, separate the plys of a 4 in. (10 cm) piece of yarn. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread whiskers under nose beg at one cheek and ending at the other. Trim and fluff whiskers. Weave in ends.
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