COOL CAT
Cool Cat is 18 inches high
His picture can be found here

YOU WILL NEED:
1 (4 oz.) skein worsted weight (i.e. Red Heart Wintuk) black
2 (1 oz.) Red Heart Fiesta yellow
2 (1 oz.) Red Heart Fiesta orange
2 (1 oz.) Red Heart Fiesta brown ombre
grey button thread
felt scraps: dark yellow, orange, white and black
craft glue
dacron stuffing
crochet hook size E
yarn needle


ABBREVIATIONS: sk (skip), ch (chain), sl st (slip stitch), lp (loop), sc (single crochet), dc (double crochet), sp (space), hdc (half double crochet), tr (treble crochet), dtr (double treble) tr tr (triple treble).
GAUGE: 9 sc = 2 inches

INSTRUCTIONS:
BACK:
Beg at neck edge, with ombre yarn, ch 17.
Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC in 16 SC, ch 24 for arm.
Row 3: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, SC in 16 SC; ch 24 for 2nd arm.
Row 4: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch, SC in 39 SC. Ch 1, turn each row.
Rows 5-11: Work even on 69 SC.
Row 12: SC in 43 SC. Ch 1, turn.
Row 13: SC in 24 SC. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 14-29: Work even on 24 SC. Cut ombre yarn. Join black.
Row 30: With black, work even.
Row 31: Dec 1 SC each side.
Rows 32-37: Work even on 22 SC.
Row 38: Dec 1 SC each side.
Rows 39-41: Work even on 20 SC.

LEG:
Row 1: SC in 9 SC. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-13: Work even.
Row 14: Dec 1 SC each side.
Rows 15-21: Work even on 7 SC. End off.
Sk 2 sts on row 41, work SC in each of last 9 SC. Work 2nd leg same as first leg.

FRONT:
Work same as for back body. Sew front and back tog from right side, stuffing very firmly as you sew. Do not close neck, ends of arms or bottom of legs.

HEAD (make 2 pieces):
With black, ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 SC in 2nd ch from hook.
Rnd 2: 2 SC in each SC around - 12 SC.
Rnd 3: (SC in next SC, 2 SC in next SC) 6 times - 18 SC.
Rnd 4: (SC in next SC, 2 SC in next SC) 9 times - 27 SC.
Rnd 5: (SC in 8 SC, 2 SC in next SC) 3 times - 30 SC.
Rnd 6: (SC in 4 SC, 2 SC in next SC) 6 times - 36 SC.
Rnd 7: Work even in SC.
Rnd 8: (SC in 5 SC, 2 SC in next SC) 6 times - 42 SC.
Rnd 9: Work even in SC.
Rnd 10: (SC in 2 SC, 2 SC in next SC) 14 times - 56 SC
Rnd 11: SC in each of 12 SC. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in each of 12 SC (neck edge). End off.
Sew head pieces tog, leave neck open. Stuff as firmly as body; sew to body.

TURTLENECK:
With ombre, ch 34. Work 3 rows even on 33 sc. Sew to sweater neck; sew back seam.

FEET:
Sole- Work as for head through rnd 4. End off.
Top- Work as for head through rnd 2. Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 3: (SC in next SC, 2 SC in next SC) 6 times. Ch 1, turn.
Rnd 4: 2 SC in each of 15 SC. End off
Place sole of foot on bottom of leg, back edges even. Sew to leg. For claws, cut a strip of white felt, 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches long for each foot. Cut one long edge into 6 points. Pin claws to front of sole, place top of foot on top, sew to leg and sole, stuffing foot as you sew.

HANDS (make 4 pieces):
Work as for head through rnd 3.
Rnd 4: SC in each of 16 SC. Ch 1, turn. SC in each of 6 Sc. End off.

CLAWS:
Cut a strip of white felt 3/8" wide. and 1 1/2" long for each hand. Cut one long edge into 5 points. Place claws between rounded ends of 2 hand pieces, sew pieces tog; leave wrist edge open. Stuff hand; sew inside arm end.

TAIL:
With black, ch 14. SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Ch 1, turn. Work 15 rows even on 13 SC. Dec 1 SC at center of next row. Work 10 rows even on 12 SC. Dec 1 SC at center of next row. Work 10 rows even on 11 SC. Dec 1 SC at center of next row. Work 12 rows even on 10 SC. Work 2 SC tog across row. Cut yarn, leave long end for sewing. Run yarn through last 5 sts, pull sts tog. Sew seam, stuffing lightly as you sew. Sew to back just below sweater.

EAR:
With black, ch 9. Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch. Ch 1, turn each row.
Row 2: SC in 3 SC, work 2 SC tog, SC in 3 SC.
Row 3: Work even on 7 SC.
Row 4: Dec 1 SC each side - 5 SC.
Row 5: SC in first SC, work 2 SC tog, SC in 2 SC.
Row 6: Work 2 SC tog twice.
Row 7: SC in 2 SC. End off.
Cut yellow felt to fit ear. Glue in place. Sew ears to head.

FINISHING:
From yellow felt, cut almond-shaped eyes 1" long, black pupils 1/2" diameter, orange heart-shaped nose 1/2" wide and orange bow-shaped mouth. Glue in place. Run button thread through center of face for whiskers. Thread can be stiffened with wax and warm iron.




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