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Home : Patterns : Sleepy Kitty Draft Dodger
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Sleepy Kitty Draft Dodger

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton - Fun Fur®
Pattern #: BK4K-0702004
Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 3 inches [7.5 cm] in diameter, 30 inches [75 cm] long

PUBLISHED IN:  By Kids, For Kids
CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Sleeping happily on your windowsill or in front of a drafty door, this brightly-striped cat draft stopper / draft blocker will brighten your room and keep drafts out all winter long!
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*Lion® Cotton (Article #760). 100% Cotton; package size: Solids: 5 oz./140g; 236yd/212m balls
Multi: 4 oz/113g; 189 yd/170m balls.
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)

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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)   $ 2.95  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
Additional Materials
  1. Small quantity of black embroidery thread
  2. Kitty litter (try and find a kind that says 'dustless' or 'low dust').
  3. Old pair of panty hose or tights, the legs need to be long enough to be able to stretch to 30 inches. The denser the tights / panty hose, the less likely your kitty will be to shed dust!
 

Sleepy Kitty Draft Dodger

Lion Brand® Lion® Cotton - Fun Fur®

GAUGE:

20 sc + 27 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] with smaller hook and one strand of A 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

NOTES:

Rounds are worked in continuous spirals; do not turn. Use marker to indicate beg of rnds.

NOSE
With A and small hook, beginning at center of nose, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first chain. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Rnds 5 - 11: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving tail of 12 inches [30.5 cm] for sewing.


HEAD
With B and small hook, beginning at center of face, ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc in first chain. Mark first st for beg of rnd; move marker up each rnd.
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc around – 12 sc.
Rnd 3: *2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around – 18 sc.
Rnd 4: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * around – 24 sc.
Rnd 5: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc; rep from * around – 30 sc.
Rnd 6: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc; rep from * around – 36 sc.
Rnd 7: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc; rep from * around – 42 sc.
Rnd 8: *2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sc; rep from * around – 48 sc.
Rnds 8- 20: Sc in each sc around.
Fasten off, leaving tail of 18 inches [46 cm] for sewing.

EARS (make 1 of A, 1 of B)
With A and small hook, ch 7
Row 1: Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, turn - 6 stitches
Row 2: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across.
Row 3: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across until 2 sc remain, sc2tog - 5 stitches
Row 4: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across.
Row 5: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across until 2 sc remain, sc2tog - 4 stitches
Row 6: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across.
Row 7: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across until 2 sc remain, sc2tog - 3 stitches
Row 8: Chain 1, turn. Single crochet in each stitch across until 2 sc remain, sc2tog - 2 stitches
Fasten off, leaving tail of 6 inches [15 cm] for sewing.

BODY
With larger hook and holding one strand of B and 2 of C, ch 24, join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnds 1-8: sc in each sc around
Rnds 9-12: Change to 1 strand of B, 2 of D, sc in each sc around.
Rnds 13-16: Change to 1 strand of A, 2 of D, sc in each sc around.
Rnds 17-24: Change to 1 strand of A, 2 of E, sc in each sc around.
Rnds 24-28: Change to 1 strand of B, 2 of F, sc in each sc around.

Repeat rnds 1-28 4 more times for a total of 5 repeats.

Rnd 141: With 1 strand of B and 2 of C, *sc 3, sc2 tog, rep from * to end of rnd - 18 sts
Rnds 142-147: sc in each sc around.
Rnd 148: Change to 1 strand of B, 2 of D, *sc 2, sc2 tog, rep from * to end of rnd, - 12 sts
Rnds 149-153: sc in each sc around.
Rnd 154: Change to 1 strand of A, 2 of D, *sc 2, sc2 tog, rep from * to end of rnd, - 6 sts
Rnd 155: sc in each sc around.
Rnds 156-158: Change to 1 strand of A, 2 of E, sc in each sc around.
Fasten off

FINISHING
Position the nose onto the head, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with the tail of yarn left on the nose and sew into place.

Position each ear onto the head, thread a large-eyed blunt needle with the tail of yarn left on the ear and sew into place. Embroider eyes, nose and mouth as you wish.

Cut one of the legs off the panty hose. Using a piece of paper rolled into a cone as a funnel, fill with kitty litter. so that the leg is filled to a point where it is about 2 inches wide for most of its length. Tie off end. Take it outside (or hold over a garbage can) and shake well to get any dust out.

Turn the body of the kitty partially inside out. Place the toe end of the stocking into the tail of the kitty and hold onto the end of the stocking inside the tail and then turn the body right side out over the stocking, shaking as needed to get the filled stocking inside. Once it is inside, position the stocking and the kitty litter so it is distributed as you'd like it.

Position the head so it joins the body. Thread a large-eyed blunt needle with the tail of yarn left on the head and sew the head onto the body.

Optional: Tie a piece of yarn around the kitty and draw it tight at the point where you'd like to make it look like a tail begins.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 together st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Sleepy Kitty Draft Dodger Reviewed by Alice Lo on 2011-04-03 *****
I am thinking this will be a good project to use up all the odds and ends of yarns. The end product should be interesting with all the different colors and textures! Plan on starting my version of the Draft Dodger soon!


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