Last week I had a few hours to kill while some very obliging gentlemen fitted a towbar to my rather tricky car. Two of my boys and I spent those hours pootling around a nearby outlet centre and I picked up a book for a couple of pounds because there was a very straightforward tank top pattern which required not too much brain power from me.
It was this book here.
And it happened to contain a rather adorable pattern for a sort of small stuffed toy in the shape of a cat. Rather too small for my liking. And rather too two-dimensional. So I selected some leftover chunky yarn, 10mm needles and got going.
When it came to assembling it, I knitted an extra panel and put it in the base to help it stand upright, and ignored their minimalist embroidered face, opting instead for button eyes, sewn nose and whiskers.
You can see from the pictures how very simple it really is:
Here he is made up:
And here he is standing on his base:
Of course, once they’d seen him, everyone wanted one. So… here he is with his next buddy:
Note: It took between 100 and 150g of chunky wool on 10mm knitting needles to make one. A great stashbuster 🙂
I love these but can’t find the book in the US for the pattern and I’m a new knitter 😦
I’ll try to send you a message, Laura 🙂
I’m almost there! I just have to seam them together which I find a daunting task. I also didn’t know how to add the base you did so I guess my kitty will just be a leaner. Lol. I will Instagram a pic and tag you when done. Thanks again!
You’re so welcome, Laura.
FYI – for the base, I just knitted a rectangle and fitted that open (and stuffed) bottom of the cat around it. But I’ve also, lately, been crocheting a rough oval instead. I find that an easier option. 🙂
Oh, and check YouTube for seaming options – they have some brilliant videos on it that take all the fear out of it 🙂