Crochet Pattern: Putty Cat, Jr.

Free crochet pattern: Putty Cat, Jr. in Red Heart Super Saver and stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Royal Silk Fiber Fill by Underground CrafterPutty Cat, Jr. is a free crochet pattern for a rag doll style amigurumi pal. This little critter is very portable. He’s the companion to my Mr. Putty Cat, Sr. pattern.

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When I was working on Mr. Putty Cat, Sr., I knew I wanted to make a mini version, too.

Free crochet patterns: Mr. Putty Cat, Sr. and Putty Cat, Jr. in Red Heart Super Saver, stuffed with Fairfield Royal Silk Fiber Fill by Underground CrafterAt first, I thought of just making a smaller version of Mr. Putty Cat, Sr., but then I thought about the differences you usually see in a litter of cats. They don’t all look exactly like mom or dad, right? So I figured Putty Cat, Jr. would have to look a little bit like the (as yet un-designed) Ms. Putty Cat.

Free crochet pattern: Putty Cat, Jr. in Red Heart Super Saver and stuffed with Fairfield Poly-Fil Royal Silk Fiber Fill by Underground CrafterPutty Cat, Jr. is made in just three pieces. The Front and Back Panels include the ears and then the Nose is sewed on. I used cat craft/safety eyes, but you could substitute buttons or embroider the eyes on.

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Putty Cat, Jr.

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

This miniature rag doll style character is a portable friend. This is a companion pattern to Mr. Putty Cat, Sr.

 

Finished Size

  • Approximately 7” (18 cm) tall before joining and stuffing.

Materials

Gauge

  • 18 sc x 20 rows = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc2tog – sc 2 sts together – [Insert hook in next st, yarn over and draw up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. A helpful tutorial for sc2tog by New Stitch a Day is available here.
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, note that CA is the main color of the cat’s body, CB is the color of the nose and whiskers.
  • Fiber Flux has helpful back stitch tutorials. The photo tutorial is here and the video tutorial is here.
  • A helpful tutorial for seaming with single crochet is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Back Panel

  • With CA, ch 26.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. (25 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rows 3-15: Rep Row 2, 13 times.
  • Row 16: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog. (Decreases by 2 stitches with each repeat)
  • Rows 17-22: Rep Row 16, 6 times until 13 sts remain.

First Ear

  • Row 23: (Right Side) Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in next 5 sts, sk remaining sts in row. (6 sts)
  • Row 24: Turn, ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across. (Decreases by 1 stitch with each repeat)
  • Rows 25-28: Rep Row 24, 4 times until 1 st remains. Fasten off.

Second Ear

  • With Right Side facing on Row 23, sk 1 st from first Ear, join CA with sl st to next st, ch 1, sc in same st and next 5 sts. (6 sts)
  • Rep Rows 24-28. Fasten off.

Front Panel

  • Rep Back Panel, but do not fasten off CA after second Ear.

Nose

  • With CB, ch 2.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch. (2 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last st. (Increases by 1 stitch with each repeat)
  • Rows 4-6: Rep Row 3, 3 times. Fasten off CB with long yarn tail (approximately 12”/30.5 cm) for seaming. (7 sts)

Assembly

  • Use stitch markers to pin Nose to Front Panel using pictures as guide. Thread yarn needle with yarn tail from Nose. Sew Nose to Front Panel. With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of Front Panel.
  • Thread yarn needle with CB. With yarn needle, back stitch (see Pattern Notes) whiskers to front panel. With yarn needle, weave in ends on wrong side of Front Panel.
  • Place Back Panel on the bottom with Front Panel on top with facial features facing up. With CA and crochet hook, beginning at top of Ears, join with single crochet seam (see Pattern Notes), working one single crochet through each stitch or side of Row through both layers of Panels and Ears until you get to bottom of body.
  • Stuff pillow firmly. Continue working single crochet seam until you get to next set of Ears. Add more stuffing. Continue working single crochet seam in CA until you reach first single crochet. Join with slip stitch. Fasten off.
  • With yarn needle, weave in remaining ends on inside.
© 2018 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2018/07/03/crochet-pattern-putty-cat-jr/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Putty Cat, Jr., I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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3 Comments

  1. July 10, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    Your little cat is just adorable thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty Link Party #CCBG

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