Free Crochet Kitty Pattern- Ballerina

The last in the Ballerina Animals trio, this sweet little crochet kitty is perfectly sweet with her little bow! Just under 15 inches tall, she is the perfect huggable size for a gift that will be cherished for years. I love the contrast with the white, but she would be equally as adorable in a gray or even a calico blend! Have fun making her your own. Be sure to share a picture of your own creation in the Friendly Crochet Club on Facebook!

 
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Read through the entire pattern and the amigurumi tips and tricks before you begin!! You will want to know all the information before you get too far!

You will need:
Approx 150 g size 4 worsted weight yarn
Crochet Hook in Size 3.5 or 3.75 (I always recommend these for amigurumi!)
Tapestry Needle
Stuffing (this is my new favorite- I won't ever use anything else!)
10.5mm safety eyes
stitch marker
Yarn for flowers and clothes

Abbreviations
SC- single crochet

SC INC- single crochet increase (2 SC in each stitch)

INV DEC- Invisible decrease (put hook through the FRONT LOOP ONLY of two consecutive stitches [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through both loops. [two loops on hook] Yarn over pull through two loops)

Magic Circle- Make a loop, leaving a long tail to work with. Insert hook in center of loop, yarn over and draw up a loop. Yarn over, pull through to make the first chain (this does not count as a stitch!). Continue to crochet over the loop and tail with the number of stitches called for. (If you need 6 SC, then crochet 6 SC inside the ring.) Pull the tail to close the circle.

Always move your stitch marker to the last stitch in the round. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

*Lightly Stuff as you go!
Legs (Using Ballet Slipper Color)
Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 6
Round 2: SC INC in each stitch around (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4-10: SC in each stitch around. (18)
Change to skin color.
Rounds 11-35: SC in each stitch around. (18)
Fasten off.
Repeat for the second leg but do not fasten off. Instead, chain 3 and then SC in the next stitch of the other leg. Take care to crochet over the tail left over by fastening off. SC around the entire leg. When you come to the three chains, SC in each chain around the next leg. SC over the chain back to the other leg. In the last SC on the last chain place your stitch marker. (This is round 36.)
 Watch this video on how to attach the legs if you need additional help!
Round 37: SC around. (42)
Rounds 38-58: SC around (42)
Round 59: 4 SC, INV DEC, repeat around. (35)
Round 60: 3 SC, INV DEC, repeat around. (28)
Round 61: 2 SC, INV DEC, repeat around.(21)
Round 62: 1 SC, INV DEC, repeat around. (14)
(For instructions on how to attach head without sewing see
this post complete with video! For regular instructions, continue on.)
Round 63: SC in each stitch around. (14)
Round 64: SC in each stitch around. (14)
Round 65: SC in each stitch around. (14)
Fasten off and leave a long tail. This is what you will use to sew on the head.


Head
Round 1: In a magic circle, 6 SC.
Round 2: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 3: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 4: SC in first 2, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 5: SC in first 3, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 6: SC in first 4, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 7: SC in first 5, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 8: SC in first 6, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (48)
Round 9: SC in first 7, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (54)
Round 10-20: SC in each stitch around. (54)

Place the safety eyes in between rows 13 and 14, ten stitches apart. Sew on eyelashes. See Best Tips and Tricks for Amigurumi. 

Make the Nose before you Close
Using pink yarn, place the needle to the space you want to have the nose. I go one row down from the eyes, and three stitches in. Pull the yarn through. Go over four more stitches and insert needle. Pull through. Repeat until you have the size nose you want (I usually do 3-4 passes.) Make one pass down from the center of the nose, about 2 stitches. Push up under the nose, then through to the top of the head. Cut yarn.

Round 21: SC in the first 7, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (48)
Round 22: SC in the first 6, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (42)
Round 23: SC in the first 5, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (36)
Round 24:  SC in the first 4, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (30)
Round 25: SC in the first 3, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 26: SC in the first 2, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 27: SC in the first, INV DEC in the next. Repeat around. (12)
Round 28: INV DEC around. (6)
Fasten off and carefully sew the remaining hole closed. Leave a long tail to make the nose.

Arms
Round 1: In a magic circle, SC 10 . (10)
Rounds 2-28: SC in each stitch around (10)
Stuff VERY lightly and attach to body. I sew them on between rows 61 and 62.

Ears (make 2)Round 1: In a magic ring, crochet 6 SC.
Round 2: SC in each around. (6)
Round 3: SC INC in each around. (12)
Round 4: SC in first, SC INC in next. Repeat around. (18)
Round 5: SC in the first 2 stitches. SC INC in next. Repeat around. (24)
Round 6: SC in the first 3 stitches. SC INC in next. Repeat around. (30)
Rounds 7-8: SC in each around. (30)
Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew onto head.
The ear won’t be a perfect triangle; you gently curve the ear when you attach to the head. This will make the indention of the ear. I use pins to pin both ears where I like them before I sew them.


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