Monday, 26 May 2014

Moggy

Hello, you lovely lot!
As you know, things have been a bit busy here, but I thought it was about time for a free pattern.
So here's Moggy.
She's my new doorstop. 


And why would I want to make a new doorstop, you wonder?
Well, I have this little dog called Lola. She is a year old now and very, very cute.


But Lola can be a bad doggy.


See? That's my old doorstop.
Anyhoos, I thought I'd reuse the filling and the bag of sand to make another.



This is an easy project; Moggy is crocheted in continuous rounds of single crochet (UK doubles) in amigurumi-style. I used some leftover chunky yarn from my stash, so she worked up quickly, too. 


You could use any yarn to make yours.
Moggy Doorstop

You'll need:
Yarn and hook to match (I used Sublime Chunky Merino x2 50g balls and a 6.5mm hook)
Polyester toy filling/ a bag of sand/ rice to add weight
Stitch marker
2x 13mm safety eyes
Length of contrasting yarn for nose
Ribbon

Stitches and Abbreviations:
I use US terms, so single crochet= same as UK double crochet here.
Chain (ch)
Single crochet (sc)
Stitches (sts)
Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)

To single crochet 2 together:
Insert hook into next stitch.
Yarn over, pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
Insert hook into next stitch.
Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook)
Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

Pattern
Starting from the bottom and working up
Make 6 sc in magic ring OR
ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook.

1. 2sc in each sc (12 sts)
2. 2sc in each sc (24)
3. Sc 24

4. (Sc 1, 2scs in next st) repeat around (36)
5. Sc 36

6. (Sc 3, 2scs in next st) repeat around (45)
7. (Sc 2, 2scs in next st) repeat around (60)

8-21. Sc 60

22. (Sc 2, sc2tog) repeat around (45) 



Begin stuffing /add your bag of sand

23. (Sc 3, sc2tog) repeat around (36)
24. (Sc 1, sc2tog) repeat around (24)
25. Sc 24

26. (Sc 1, 2scs in next st) repeat around (36)
27-28. Sc 36

29. (Sc 5, 2scs in next st) repeat around (42)
30-33. Sc 42

34. (Sc 5, sc2tog) repeat around (36)
35-36. Sc 36

Ear 1
To make the ears, you will work both 'halves' of the head separately
37. Sc 9, turn, sc 9 (18)



Add eyes and stitch nose. 
Stuff as you go.

38. Sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc 5, sc2tog (14)
39. Sc2tog, sc 4, sc2tog, sc 6 (12)
40. Sc2tog, sc 3, sc2tog, sc 5 (10)
41. Sc2tog around (5)

Sew closed.




Ear 2
Repeat rows 37-41
You will have a slight gap between the ears, which can be sewn closed at the end.



Tail

Make 6 sc in magic ring OR
ch2, 6 sc in 2nd chain from hook.

1. (Sc 1, 2scs in next st) repeat around (9)
2. Sc 9
3. (Sc 2, 2scs in next st) repeat around (12)
4. Sc 12
5. (Sc 1, 2scs in next st) repeat around (18)
6-9. Sc18
10. (Sc 1, sc2tog) repeat around (12)
11. Sc 12
12. (Sc2, sc2tog) repeat around (9)
13-14. Sc9

Fasten off, leaving 30cm tail for sewing on later.
Stuff





Finishing off
Sew the tail to the side of the body.
Add a ribbon to your Moggy's neck.
Sew the gap between the ears closed.

There you go- your very own Moggy doorstop.



Mine will have a new home upstairs, well away from the bad doggy...

Have a great week, everyone xx

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pattern. The little cat is so cute. x

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  2. I love it and you are so amazing just whipping this up in no time at all.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  3. Awwwww! I don't know which is cuter, your cat doorstop or Lola! I'm a cat person but I think I'm leaning towards your dog... But then I saw what she did!

    Thanks v.much for sharing the pattern, I'm filing it away for a crocheting day :-)

    Nicole x

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  4. My cat will be happy to have a crocheted friend!!!!! ;oD
    thank you for sharing, xxxxxxx Ale

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  5. What a sweet pattern, thank you very much for sharing xoxo

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  6. Both Lola and Moggy are super cute! I'm pinning your pattern onto my crochet board (with a link back here of course). Have a great week, good luck on the book : )
    Lynne

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  7. What a fabulous pattern, thank you for sharing this - I just love it. Big hugs
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. Lovely pattern, thanks. I made it up yesterday and it looks fab!

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  9. Thank you so much for the lovely pattern, I absolutely love your blog and often treat myself to one of your patterns on Etsy! is there any news on your forthcoming book? I cant wait to buy it!
    Please take a look at the Kitty I made with your pattern on my blog http://lisseelou82.blogspot.co.uk/ and let me know what you think!
    Peace & Love Lisa xx

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  10. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
    Visit my blog - Tita Carré - crochet

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  11. I love your crocheted moggy very much and plan to have a go at it during the holidays. I must admit, thought, the photo I go back to the most is the one of Lola as she's simply beautiful and if I could find a little pug like her I'd be VERY tempted!!! She's gorgeous!

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  12. As I love all things Cat, I LOVE the door stop WONDERFUL

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