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Neko No Unchi

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Join Neko No Unchi [Cat Poop] on her magical adventures through the rainbow forest as she tells stories, sings songs, and learns about the meaning of love with all of her closest friends!

Together they go on adventures where they encounter some sticky and semi-solid situations at the hands of the ne’er-do-well, Masuta Sukupu [Master Scoop], who one day aspires to clean out the Rainbow Forest, and banish all the friendly creatures that live there.

Finished Size: About 3 inches tall.

Pattern Level: Easy

Materials:

  • MC: 1 skein Cascade Cherub Aran
  • Hot Pink: 25 yd Cascade Cherub Aran
  • Black: 25 yd Cascade Cherub Aran
  • Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle
  • Stuffing of choice

Pattern Notes: Pattern is worked continuously without joining or turning between rounds. To help keep track of your stitches, it may be helpful to place a stitch marker at the beginning of each round.

Body

Worked from bottom up.

With MC, ch 2.

Rnd 1. 6 sc in second ch from hook. 6 sc.

Rnd 2. 2 sc in ea sc around. 12 sc.

Rnd 3. *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.

Rnd 4. *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.

Rnd 5. *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 30 sc.

Rnd 6. *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 36 sc.

Rnds 7-12. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 13. *Sc2tog in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc; rep from * around. 30 sc.

Rnd 14. *Sc2tog in next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.

Rnd 15. *Sc2tog in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.

Stuff body.

Rnd 16. *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around. 24 sc.

Rnds 17-20. Sc in ea sc around.

Rnd 21. *Sc2tog in next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 18 sc.

Rnd 22. *Sc2tog in next 2 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * around. 12 sc.

Stuff body.

Rnd 23. *Sc2tog in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 6 sc.

Rnd 24. 2 sc in ea sc around. 12 sc.

Rnd 25. *Sc2tog in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 6 sc. Rnd 26. *Sc2tog in next 2 sc; rep from * around. 3 sc. Finish off.

Feet – make 2.

With Hot Pink, ch 4.

Row 1. 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. Join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Row 2. Ch 2; turn. Dc3tog over next 3 dc. Finish off, leaving a 6-inch tail for sewing.

Ears – make 2.

With MC, ch 5.

Row 1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea rem ch across. 4 sc.

Row 2. Ch 2; turn. Skip first sc, dc3tog across last 3 sc. Finish off, leaving 12-inch tail for sewing.

Tail

Join MC with sl st around sc in back of Body where you would like the Tail to join. Ch 22, sc in second ch from hook and ea rem ch across. Finish off and weave in ends. 21 sc.

Finishing

Sew feet to bottom of Body and Ears to top of Body. Use Hot Pink to embroider nose and Black to embroider eyes and whiskers. Weave in all ends. Place Neko No Unchi in her litter pan and watch as she does battle with Masuta Sukupu.

Abbreviations

  • beg (beginning)
  • ch (chain)
  • dc (double crochet)
  • ea (each)
  • MC (main color)
  • mm (millimeter)
  • rep (repeat)
  • rnd (round)
  • rnds (rounds)
  • sc (single crochet)
  • sl st (slip stitch)
  • tog (together)
  • yd (yard)
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