Kitty, Kitty

This knitted kitty I made is far simpler than the knitted donkey I made a couple of weeks ago. Seriously, it’s all rectangles and all garter stitch. Easy, even for me.

Knitted Kitty

My cat is about 2 inches high and 3 inches long. The pattern I used is from Toymaking with Children by Freya Jaffke, but all you have to do to make this little cat is to knit a rectangle that’s almost a square (for the body). Then cast on half as many stitches as you used for the body to make a head, which you will knit until it is a long rectangle (almost three times as long as wide). Last, cast on less than half as many stitches as you used to make the head, to make a tail. Knit about the same number of rows as you knit for the head rectangle. Then sew up the tail into a long tube. If your cat will be small like mine, then no stuffing of the tail will be necessary. If your cat will be bigger, you might have to stuff the tail with wool roving. Fold your head piece in half, sew up three sides, stuff it with wool, and sew up the final side. You may wish to make a few stitches to accentuate the ears. For the body, pinch a corner of your rectangle and sew it into a cone (leg), then move to the next corner and do the same thing. Repeat for all four corners to make for legs. Stuff all of the legs and body and sew up the body at the cat’s tummy. Now attach head and tail in a way that looks appropriately catlike. Voilà! A kitty!

2 Responses to “Kitty, Kitty”

  • Olivia
    May 15, 2015 at 7:53 am

    Hi! My name is Olivia. I found your tutorial when I was scrolling through pictures of knitted amigurumi toys. Your kitty is the cutest one I’ve seen!! Thanks for posting 😀 I’m planning on making a bunch of little toys for the kids in my congregation, and I was wondering if it would be alright with you if I used your pattern?


    • Sara
      May 18, 2015 at 2:39 pm

      Hi Olivia,
      Please, be my guest. The original pattern is from Toymaking with Children by Freya Jaffke. I hope my instructions are helpful!


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