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Cecil The Cat

Cecil The Cat may look a bit grumpy, but don’t let his looks deceive you. He’s the happiest cat around and he’ll never say no to a long nap in your lap.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

The pattern is written in U.S. crochet terms, complete with clear instructions, pictures, and full tutorial video to help you along the way. Cecil The Cat is crocheted in continuous spirals without joining the rounds. I suggest using a stitch marker or different color yarn to keep track of each round. Cecil The Cat is crocheted in worsted weight yarn and is approximately 4.5 inches tall. Be aware that size may vary depending on the yarn and hook size used. Gauge is not particularly important, just be consistent with the tension you are using. And most importantly, have fun.

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Cecil The Cat Pattern Essentials

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Techniques

Abbreviations

  • sc – single crochet
  • st/sts – stitch(es)
  • inc – increase (add 2 stitches into a stitch)
  • dec – decrease (join 2 stitches into 1)
  • R1- round 1
  • (  ) – repeat this group of stitches

Cecil The Cat Pattern Example

6 sc into a Magic Circle  {6 sts}
R1 starts with 6 single crochet in a magic circle
Alternate way to begin:
chain 2, sc 6 times in 2nd chain from hook  {6 sts}

(inc, sc in next st) 6 times {18 sts}
(2 single crochets into a stitch, then single crochet in the next stitch) – repeat that sequence a total of 6 times for a total of 18 stitches

(dec, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times {18 sts}
(join 2 single crochets into 1, and then single crochet in next 2 stitches) – repeat that sequence a total of 6 times for a total of 18 stitches

Full Crochet Along Tutorial Video: https://youtu.be/B-26Zg_NlUc

Cecil The Cat Full Pattern

  • R1: 6 sc into a magic circle {6 sts}

    Alternate way to begin: chain 2, sc 6 times in 2nd chain from hook {6 sts}

  • R2: (inc) 6 times {12 sts}
  • R3: (inc, sc in next st) 6 times {18 sts}
  • R4: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times {24 sts}
  • R5: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times {30 sts}
  • R6: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times {36 sts}
  • R7: (inc, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times {42 sts}
  • R8-13: sc in next 42 sts {42 sts}
  • R14: (dec, sc in next 5 sts) 6 times {36 sts}
  • R15: (dec, sc in next 4 sts) 6 times {30 sts}
  • R16: (dec, sc in next 3 sts) 6 times {24 sts}
  • Place 9mm safety eyes between R11/12, leaving 5 stitches between the eyes.

    Watch the step-by-step video tutorial for the eyes, nose and whiskers.

  • Do not secure eyes yet.
  • Embroider the nose and whiskers.

    Instructions below

  • Cut a long piece of black embroidery floss or yarn. Thread it into a yarn needle and knot one end.
  • Insert needle up between R11/12, second stitch in from the eye.
  • Move two stitches over, toward the middle, and insert needle down between R13/14.
  • Then, move two stitches over again, toward the middle, and insert needle up between R13/14.
  • Insert needle down between R11/12, leaving one stitch open between the nose.
  • Embroider whiskers.

    Instructions below

  • Insert needle up between R12/13, underneath outer corner of the eye to begin.
  • Move up and over one stitch. Place your needle down between R11/12.
  • Go back up through beginning stitch between R12/13.
  • Embroider over one stitch on R12/13.
  • Go back up through beginning stitch between R12/13.
  • Finish by going down and over one stitch. Place your needle down between R13/14.
  • Make a knot on the inside of the head to secure.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Secure the safety eyes and begin to stuff the head. Continue as you crochet.
  • R17: (dec, sc in next 2 sts) 6 times {18 sts}
  • R18: (dec, sc in next st) 6 times {12 sts}
  • R19: sc in next 12 sts {12 sts}
  • R20: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 3 times {15 sts}
  • R21: (inc, sc in next 2 sts) 5 times {20 sts}
  • R22: (inc, sc in next 3 sts) 5 times {25 sts}
  • R23: (inc, sc in next 4 sts) 5 times {30 sts}
  • R24-26: sc in next 30 sts {30 sts}

    Stuff the neck a bit more if needed.

  • R27: (dec, sc in next 4 sts) 5 times {25 sts}
  • R28: (dec, sc in next 3 sts) 5 times {20 sts}
  • R29: (dec, sc in next 2 sts) 5 times {15 sts}
  • Finish stuffing the body.
  • R30: (dec, sc in next st) 5 times {10 sts}
  • R31: (dec) 5 times {5 sts}
  • Fasten off and leave a long piece of yarn to sew the body shut.

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  • Set aside until assembly.