Follow Us on Facebook

Get updates from FaveCrafts.com posted directly to your News Feed.

Free Offer
Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Red Heart Yarn

Find beautiful crochet and knitting patterns including afghans, scarves, hats, sweaters, bags and more with this FREE e-book!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

(1)

Kitten Toy Knitting Pattern

By:

Knit a cute kitten stuffed animal for any child to snuggle. This toy knitting pattern from Bernat Yarns is intended for intermediate knitters.

Kitten Knit Toy
 

Materials:

  • Yarn: Bernat® Boa (50 g/1.75 oz) Main Color (MC) (Grey) 3 balls, Contrast A (White) 1 ball
  • Knitting Needles: Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • 2 yds [1.9 m] of smooth pale pink yarn for nose.
  • Pair of green Cat Eyes 12 mm diameter
  • 1 pipe cleaner
  • Stuffing
  • (optional) Cat collar 10 ins [25.5 cm] long

Measurements: Approx 11 ins [28 cm] tall.

Gauge: 16 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Abbreviations:
Alt = Alternate.
Beg = Beginning.
Cont = Continue.
Inc = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.
P = Purl.
Psso = Pass slipped stitch over next stitch.
P2sso = Pass 2 slipped stitches together over next stitch.
Rem = Remaining.
Rep = Repeat.
RS = Right side.
Sl1 = Slip next stitch knitwise.
Sl2togK = Slip next 2 stitches tog knitwise.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Tog = Together.
WS = Wrong side.
 

Instructions:

Note: When working in Color Block technique, wind small balls of the colors to be used, one for each separate area of color in the design. Start new colors at appropriate points. To change colors, twist the two colors around each other where they meet on WS to avoid a hole.

BODY
With MC, cast on 8 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: Inc 1 st in each st to end of row. 16 sts.
5th row: Inc 1 st in first st. K1. *Inc 1 st in next st. K1. Rep from * to end of row. 24 sts.
7th row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. *K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last st. K1. 32 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
11th row: K1. Inc 1 st in next st. *K3. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 40 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
15th row: K2. Inc 1 st in next st. *K4. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2. 48 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
19th row: K2. Inc 1 st in next st. *K5. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3. 56 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
23rd row: K3. Inc 1 st in next st. *K6. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3. 64 sts.
Work 13 rows even. Break MC.

Shape upper body: 1st row: With A, K8. With MC, K48. With A, K8.
2nd and alt rows: Purl, having first and last 8 sts in A.
3rd row:With A, K8. With MC, K10. K2tog. K8. K2tog. K4. K2tog. K8. K2tog. K10. With A, K8. 60 sts.
5th row:With A, K8. With MC, K10. K2tog. K6. K2tog. K4. K2tog. K6. K2tog. K10. With A, K8. 56 sts.
7th row:With A, K8. With MC, K10. (K2tog. K4) 3 times. K2tog. K10. With A, K8. 52 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 8 sts in A.
11th row: With A, K8. With MC, K10. K2tog. K2. K2tog. K4. K2tog. K2. K2tog. K10. With A, K8. 48 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 8 sts in A.
15th row: With A, K8. With MC, K10. (K2tog) twice. K4. (K2tog) twice. K10. With A, K8. 44 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 8 sts in A.
19th row: With A, K5. K2tog. K1. With MC, K3. K2tog. K18. K2tog. K3. With A, K1. K2tog. K5. 40 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 7 sts in A.
23rd row: With A, K5. K2tog. With MC, K2. K2tog. K18. K2tog. K2. With A, K2tog. K5. 36 sts.
Work 3 rows even, having first and last 6 sts in A.
27th row: With A, K6. With MC, (K2tog) twice. K16. (K2tog) twice.
With A, K6. 32 sts.
28th row: With A, P6. With MC, P26. Break A.

Shape right side of neck: Next row: (RS). With MC, K12. Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Working on these 12 sts only, cast off 2 sts beg next and following alt row. 8 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Cast off 4 sts beg next and following alt row.

With RS of work facing, join MC to rem sts and cast off next 8 sts for center back. Knit to end of row for Left Side of neck. 12 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Cast off 2 sts beg next and following alt row. 8 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Cast off 4 sts beg next and following alt row.

Beg at neck edge, sew center front seam of Body. Weave yarn through cast on sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Stuff Body through neck opening.

HEAD
With MC, cast on 32 sts.
1st row: (RS). Inc 1 st in first st. K11. K2tog. K4. K2tog. K10. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 32 sts.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: Cast on 2 sts. K15. K2tog. K2. K2tog. K13. 32 sts.
4th row: Cast on 2 sts. Purl to end of row. 34 sts.
5th row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 36 sts.
6th row: Purl.
7th row: K4. Inc 1 st in each of next 3 sts. Knit to last 7 sts. Inc 1 st in each of next 3 sts. K4. 42 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
11th row: K4. (K2tog) 3 times. Knit to last 10 sts. (K2tog) 3 times. K4. 36 sts.
Purl 1 row.
Shape right side of face: Next row: Cast off 5 sts. K9 (including st on needle after cast off ). Turn. Leave rem sts on a spare needle.
Next row: Purl.
Working on these 9 sts only, dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 3 sts.
Cast off.

Shape gusset: Rejoin MC to next 8 sts from spare needle. Inc 1 st in first st. K5. Inc 1 st in next st. K1. 10 sts.
Work 9 rows even.
Next row: K2tog. K6. K2tog. 8 sts.
Purl 1 row. Break MC.
With A, work 2 rows even.
Next row: K2tog. K4. K2tog. 6 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Next row: K2tog. K2. K2tog. 4 sts.
Next row: P4.
Next row: (K2tog) twice. 2 sts.
Next row: P2.
Next row: K2tog. Fasten off.

Shape left side of face: Rejoin MC to rem 14 sts from spare needle and knit to end of row.
Next row: (WS). Cast off 5 sts. Purl to end of row. 9 sts.
Dec 1 st at each end of needle on next and every following alt row to 3 sts.
Cast off.
Using flat seam and beg at neck edge, sew center front seam of Head to cast off sts of face shaping.
Sew side edges of gusset to side edges of face, having point of gusset at center front seam of Head. (See Diagram I).
Following manufacturer’s instructions, apply eyes to Head as shown in picture.
With smooth pink yarn, embroider nose and mouth. (See Diagram II). Stuff Head.
Sew Head to Body, aligning center front seams.

Kitten Toy Diagram 1

Kitten Toy Diagram 2

EARS
Outer Ear (make 2)
With MC, cast on 9 sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 4 rows.
Next row: (RS). K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. Sl1. K1. psso. 7 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 5 sts.
Next row: K2tog. K1. Sl1. K1. psso. 3 sts.
Next row: P3.
Next row: Sl2togK. K1. p2sso.
Fasten off.

Ear Lining (make 2)
With A, cast on 7 sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 4 rows.
Next row: (RS). K2tog. Knit to last 2 sts. Sl1. K1. psso.
Work 3 rows even.
Rep last 4 rows once more. 3 sts.
Next row: Sl2togK. K1. p2sso. Fasten off.
With WS tog, sew Ear Lining to Outer Ear using flat seam and stretching Ear Lining slightly to fit. (Ear will curl in slightly). Position Ears on Head as shown in picture and sew in place.

FRONT LEGS (make 2)
With A, cast on 14 sts.
Proceed in stocking st for 2 rows.
Next row: (RS). K5. Inc 1 st in each of next 4 sts. K5. 18 sts.
Work 3 rows even.
Next row: K5. (K2tog) 4 times. K5. 14 sts.
Work 7 rows even. Break A.
With MC, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 4½ ins [11.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Cast off 5 sts beg next 2 rows, then cast off rem 4 sts.
Fold Front Legs in half lengthwise. Sew side edges and cast on edge. Stuff Front Legs.

BACK LEGS (make 2)
With A, cast on 6 sts.
1st row: (RS). Inc 1 st in each st to end of row. 12 sts.
Cont even in stocking st until work from beg measures 2 ins [5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row. Break A.
With MC, cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 3½ ins [9 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: *K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 6 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread yarn through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Sew side edges together. Stuff Legs. Weave yarn through cast on sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely.
Sew Back Legs to Base of Body, making sure Kitten sits properly. Position top of Front Legs against Kitten’s chest so that paws face forward and Kitten sits up as shown in picture.
Sew Front Legs in place.

TAIL
With MC, cast on 12 sts.
Proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 6 ins [15 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 9 sts.
Cont in stocking st until work from beg measures 8 ins [20.5 cm], ending with RS facing for next row.
Next row: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * to end of row. 6 sts. Break MC.
With A, cont in stocking st for 9 rows.
Break A, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and draw up tightly. Fasten securely. Sew side edges together using flat seam and stuff Tail lightly as you sew, AT SAME TIME, insert pipe cleaner into Tail behind seam as you stuff tail. Sew Tail in position. Buckle Cat Collar around neck.

Stitch Diagrams

Your Recently Viewed Projects
Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

All fields required.

Rate & Comment

I have not made this yet so I cannot rate it.
Cancel Reply to Comment

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Discover crafting projects, free patterns, tips and special offers. Get free craft projects, how-to crafting tutorials & product reviews.

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts

 

Connect with Us

Find us online

  • Facebook
  • Google Plus
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Blog
  • Email
  • RSS

1

© Copyright 2014 Prime Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.

www.favecrafts.com

close

Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

Was This Helpful?YesNo