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Valentine Kitty Pillow – A Free Crochet Pattern

Valentines Day is fast approaching, and with that comes the Valentine Blog hop hosted by my dear friend Amber at Divine Debris! Take a peek at the amazing designers involved in this festive blog hop, and then keep reading to see more of the adorable Valentine Kitty Pillow I have for you!
Feb 1st: Valentine Kitty Pillow Coco Crochet Lee
Feb 3rd: Valentine Ruffle Bag by Hooked Hazel
The Valentine Kitty Pillow is meant to look like a long stretchy cat, when you reach down to pick them up under their arms, SO CUTE. Now, I know cats don’t stretch this much, but they are also not bright red with adorable heart shaped toe beans either so it’s okay, right? I hope you enjoy this pattern! For an Ad-Free PDF, please visit my Ravelry shop here >> https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/valentine-kitty-pillow
Yarn
Bernat Blanket (Bulky) (108 yds/150g): 3 Balls Cranberry (A).
Berroco Comfort Chunky (150 yds/100g): 2 balls Ivory (B).
Scraps of Pink (C).
Materials
US Size G/6 (4.0mm) crochet hook, US Size J/10 (6.5mm) crochet hook, polyester stuffing, 25mm craft eyes, small pink craft nose, yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker.
Size/Measurements
34″ long
Gauge
Belly Patch Gauge = 14 sts x 14 rows = 4″
Special Stitches
BLO = Back loop only.
Notes
Body is working in continuous Rounds. Use a stitch marker to keep track.
Instructions:
BodyWith A, and 6.5mm hook, make a magic loop.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring–6 sts.
Round 2: 2sc in each st around–12 sts.
Round 3: [2sc, sc in next] around–18 sts.
Round 4: [2sc, sc 2] around–24 sts.
Round 5: [2sc, sc 3] around–30 sts.
Round 6: [2sc, sc 4] around–36 sts.
Round 7: [2sc, sc 5] around–42 sts.
Rounds 8-62: Sc in each st around.
Insert Craft eyes between Rounds 7-9, 6 sts apart. Stuff Kitty, continue Stuffing.
Round 63: [Sc 5, sc2tog] around–36 sts.
Round 64: [Sc 4, sc2tog] around–30 sts.
Round 65: [Sc 3, sc2tog] around–24 sts.
Round 66: [Sc 2, sc2tog] around–18 sts.
Round 67: [Sc, sc2tog] around–12 sts.
Round 68: Sc2tog around–6 sts.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Outer Ear
Make 2. With A, and 6.5mm hook, make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, sc 3 in ring–3 sts.
Round 2: 2sc in each st around–6 sts.
Round 3: [2sc, sc] around–9 sts.
Round 4: [2sc, sc 2] around–12 sts.
Round 5: [2sc, sc 3] around-15 sts.
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Inner Ear
Make 2. With C, and 4mm hook.
Row 1: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each across, turn–8 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across, turn–7 sts.
Rows 3-7: Repeat Row 2–(2 sts remaining after Row 7).
Rows 8-9: Ch 1, sc, turn–1 sts.
Row 10: Ch 1, sc evenly around entire piece, join to 1st st.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew Inner Ear to Outer Ear. Flatten Outer Ear and sew to Top of Body using photo as a guide.
Belly Patch
With B, and 4.0mm hook.
Row 1: Ch 3, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in last, turn–2 sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2sc, sc in next, turn–3 sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2sc, sc 2, turn–4 sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, 2sc, sc 3, turn–5 sts.
Row 5: Ch 1, 2sc, sc 4, turn–6 sts.
Row 6: Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 9 across ch, sc 6, ch 11, turn–16 sc
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 9 across ch, sc 16, turn–26 sc.
Rows 8-58: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 59: Sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn–24 sts.
Rows 60-66: Repeat Row 59–10 sts after Row 66.
Rows 67-72: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 73: Ch 1, 2sc, sc across to last st, 2sc in last, turn–12 sts.
Rows 74-80: Repeat Row 73–26 sts after Row 80.
Rows 81-127: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Rows 128-135: Repeat Rows 59-66.
Row 136: Ch 1, sc evenly around entire Belly Patch.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Insert pink craft nose in center of Row 5. Begin sewing down Belly Patch with Row 1 resting between Rounds 6-7 of Body between eyes, using photo as a guide.
Front Paws
Make 2. With B and 4mm hook.
Round 1: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 4, 3sc in last, working down opposite side of Foundation ch sc 5, 3sc in last ch–16 sts.
Rounds 2-10: Sc in each st around.
Change to A, and 6.5mm hook.
Round 11: Working in BLO, sc around.
Rounds 12-18: Sc in each st around.
Round 19: [2sc, sc] around–24 sts.
Round 20: Repeat Round 19–36 sts.
Fasten off, stuff Front Paws firmly.
Center Toe Bean
Make 2. With C, and 4mm hook. Make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, work (5dc, hdc, 2sc, ch 1, 2sc, hdc, 5dc, sl st) in ring, pull tight to close. Fasten off and sew to bottom of Front Paw using photo as a guide.
Small Toe Beans
Make 6. With C, and 4mm hook. Make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6sc in ring.
Fasten off, sew 3 Beans to each Front Paw above Center Toe Bean.
Back Paws
Make 2. With B, and 4mm hook make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6sc in ring–6 sts.
Round 2: 2sc in each st around–12 sts.
Round 3: [2sc, sc in next] around–18 sts.
Round 4: [2sc, sc 2] around–24 sts.
Change to A, and 6.5mm hook.
Round 5: In BLO, sc around.
Rounds 6-8: Sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff Paws. Sew to bottom of Body.
Tail
With A, and 6.5mm hook. Make a magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring–6 sts.
Round 2: 2sc in each st around–12 sc.
Rounds 3-32: Sc around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Sew tail to bottom backside of Body.
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11 thoughts on “Valentine Kitty Pillow – A Free Crochet Pattern

  1. I want to thank you for the pattern. I going to do this for my niece who mute and deaf, she love cats. I will let you know when I give it to her.

  2. I love this pillow. Now someone in my Twitter line is asking for the pattern, Is it alright if I share the link with her?

  3. Hi I want to make this pillow but I need to clarify in the bernat yarn. It says 108 yards of the cranberry color and it says 3 balls. Do each balls have 108 yds or is that how much you need for the pillow? I am googling the bernat blanket yarn and the one I found says it has 220 yards for one ball.

      1. Hey I have another question. My belly patch is not looking like your pic and I cant figure out what’s going on. I couldn’t find a place to post a pic on here to show you what i mean. The nose aprt looks the same and then where you chain the 11 on both sides but then On your pic it shows after about 3 rows it decreases again and then increases for quite a number of rows before decreasing, increasing and them decreasing at the end. Sorry i hope that makes sense. It would be easier if i could show you a picture.

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