Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Kitties for Adoption

Free to a good home! The Free Spirit girls are now awash in kitties, as well as puppies. The pattern for the above kitties is available here:

http://sites.google.com/site/designbybethann/home/links/BasicKittyPattern.pdf?attredirects=0&d=1

And also along the left side of the blog page along with the puppy patterns. The kitty body was interesting to work out. I was aiming for that prim look that cats and kittens all have, as they ponder what mayhem they can get into next (the trash can? the toilet paper role? Mom's yarn??) I hope you enjoy making these as much as Gabrielle, below, is enjoying her new pets.

By making some minor adjustments, other breeds can be created. A Scottish Fold would be easy by simply folding down the ear tips. A Devon or Cornish Rex by making the ears bigger (take a look at some pictures of these Cats...Wild!), and if you have the patience, a long haired kitty could be created by hooking strands of yarn around the body and head. Or, use a Mohair yarn and brush it. Lots of possibilities :-)

Well, its Time to do some serious housecleaning. If I survive, I hope to work out a 'mini' Free Spirit doll, still using worsted yarn and an E hook. Until then, enjoy the crochet!

111 comments:

  1. ARE YOU KIDDING!!! all these patterns are free????
    oh I am so making one as soon as I finish the current mermaid that I am working on!!! oooh I love them! all of them! best sweet kitty patterns that I have seen online! to think that I paid so much for puppy patterns just recently... my little girl will love these, and so will her friends for Christmas, I will send you links

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  2. JEEJ these are so sweet! The best pattern to make a siamees kitty! Thank you so much for adding these for free saved to pattern to make after my current project ^^

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  3. Thank you both! I really enjoy coming up with the patterns, and seeing what other people can do with them. Several years ago I did some pattern designing for Leisure Arts, but never, ever saw what other people made with the patterns. This is much more richly rewarding, and I firmly believe in sharing :-)

    Beth

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  4. Oh, Beth! These are just darling! All of them! The dolls, clothes, puppies, kitties....I have devoted a special notebook to just your patterns. I'm not sure I'll be able to make all of them,(due to arthritis in my hands), but I just have to have the patterns!Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent! I can't wait to see what you do next!

    Lolly

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  5. Beth, I just bought two of your dolls today and you are the best. They are the sweetest dolls ever and I can't believe you share your patterns and give such great instructions...such talent. Thanks

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  6. Hi Anonymous...you must have purchased them at the High Street Bazaar; is this correct? If so, wonderful :-) And thank-you for your kind words.

    Beth

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  7. Hi... i truely want to thank you for sharing your patterns with all of us... they are so cute... i personaly appreciate that you are giving these away... some of he cutest patterns i have seen in a while...thanks again from Canada

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  8. Beth, these are just adorable! thank you so much for sharing these patterns!
    I love them :0)

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  9. Patty and Deanna, thank-you so much for your kind comments. I hope you enjoy crocheting the patterns; I'd love see what you create :-)

    Beth

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  10. I can't believe these patterns. Beautiful is how I deescribe them. You are so wonderful to share these patterns with us.
    Best Wishes,
    Sherry Buenrostro

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  11. These patterns are gorgeous. Thank you. I especially love the kitties and the puppies
    Hugs
    Ali

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  12. You are amazing! What talent, what an eye, what finesse...and I am being...wow. Thank you SO MUCH for sharing. You are such a great designer. Emmalemmon47

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  13. Your cats are so cute! Thank You for sharing :)

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  14. Let me just say right away ,I am not a fan of
    Amigurumi. These little kittens are the exception! They are adorable!You have done a fantastic job. Truely an artist. And it is great for everyone that gets to make these that you are giving the pattern away free!
    Thanks a bunch!

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  15. Thank-you so much for your kind words, Sherry, Alison, Emma, Sylke, and Ruby :-) Your words mean a great deal to me.

    Beth

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  16. Thanks so much for the pattern. I was searching for a good one to make a kitten for my friend's daughter and came across this. So easy to follow!

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  17. Daisy Bookworm, thanks so much for the feedback; since I'm the only one proofreading these patterns, I'm glad to hear that you found the kitties easy to follow :-)

    Beth

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  18. Beth,

    Your kitties are adorable. I'm going to make two to resemble my cats. Thank you for your generosity and creativity.

    Shelley

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  19. Wow! It is unbelievably hard to find cat amigurumi patterns that aren't all flat and Hello Kitty-ish, and then I come across these! I think I know what I'll be making for my cat-loving mum and sister this Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. Thank-you Shelley and Eli, for your kind words. Hope you enjoy making these little kitties :-)

    Beth

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  21. Hello,
    My name is Cissi and I absolutely love your patterns. I have one of the most visisted amigurumi pattern blogs in Sweden. I translate and publish English patterns on my blog as a free service for Swedish crocheter. I would like to translate your patterns and put them on my blog. Of cause I put your name on them and a link back to you blog. You are welcome to visit my blog at http://amigurumipasvenska.blogspot.com . I have already got permission from Lion Brand, Roman sock blog and Suncatcher eyes.
    I hope you will give me permission to publish your patterns.

    Cissi

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  22. Hello Cissi,

    I'm flattered :-) I took a look at your blog (too bad I cannot read Swedish), and it looks like a great place for crocheters. And I saw several of Suncatcher Eyes patterns.

    Yes, you may translate my patterns to Swedish. Please give me designer credit, and a link back to this blog as well, as you suggest.

    I hope your Swedish followers enjoy making these patterns. If they do, they are very welcome to post their creations on this site:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/freespiritamidolls/

    It is a flickr group for dolls made from the Free Spirit and Mini Free Spirit patterns.

    Have a lovely day,

    Beth

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  23. Hello Beth,

    Thank you very much for leting me do this. I'm planing to publish one of your patterns after Christmas. Right now people just want to crochet Santas, snowmans and other Christmas things.

    Have a very merry Christmas!
    Cissi

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  24. Cissi,

    Sounds neat. When you get one of the patterns published, let me know and I'll create a link to your blog.

    Hope you have a blessed Holy Day season!

    Beth

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  25. These kittens are adorable, thank you for sharing the patterns!

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  26. Deborah, you are very welcome :-)

    Beth

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  27. Thank you Beth for all your patterns, the kittys, bears, etc. I love them. I'm going to try to make some. They are just too cute. Eileen

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  28. You are welcome, Eileen. I look forward to seeing some of your creations :-) Merry Christmas!

    Beth

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  29. Thank you so much! I searched a long time for a good cat pattern to make, and this is the most wonderful one out there! I plan to make it for my friend, who's nickname is kitty, for her birthday, and I know she'll love it. Thanks again! :)

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  30. These look beautiful - you are clever. I just muddled my way through a suncatcher cat pattern, as I lost the plot with the instructions half way through, so I'm going to try yours now - they are even better looking - I just didn't spot them before when I was searching for a cat pattern. I have only been crocheting for 3 months, so wish me luck!

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  31. Hi Beth, I just finished my kitty! The face and head looks a bit odd, but I am overall happy with him (her?) and think this little new friend will accompany out and about to cheer me up. :)

    I have posted pics at http://www.simplypeaceable.com/home

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  32. SP, I think your kitty is adorable! I'd love to have you post a picture of him (her?) on the Free Spirit photo site:

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/freespiritamidolls/

    After all, it is a Free Spirit kitty :-)

    Wonderful job.

    And Anonymous, good luck with the pattern; I hope you enjoy the crochet, and the kitty that you create :-)

    Beth

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  33. Thanks! I'm not sure if my flickr account is working but when I can I'll do so. Finished another one yesterday and pics are u too! :)

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  34. oh dear, I'm struggling to get the kittens body right - it looks all weird and lumpy - maybe using wrong wool (I'm in the uk and some books say worsted is aran, others say it is double knit). Any suggestions or advice?

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  35. If you haven't stuffed the body yet, it might look a little strange where the back of the body is shaped. If the stitches are worked nice and tight, when you stuff the body you should be able to smooth out these places. The stuffing will fill them out a bit and it shouldn't look lumpy.

    If it is looking lumpy after stuffing, it may be the stuffing is getting wadded up and not filling out the body well.

    I think, if the stitches are good and tight (so stuffing won't show) that the yarn you are using is okay. Worsted weight yarn usually has about 170-190 yards in a 3 to 3 1/2 ounce ball. This should get you in the ballpark.

    Hope this helps,

    Beth

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  36. thank you - tried again and turned the body inside out before stufing, which seemed to help. All done - ta very much - he's not as cute as yours, but not a bad effort.

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  37. Sounds like a good solution :-)

    Beth

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  38. hi, im katia from mexico.
    Kitties are muy bonitos!! :)
    i hope you can post more patterns

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  39. These kitties are the cutest things I've seen in ages! I can't wait to make one for myself. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern with us!

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  40. Hi!
    Wow, what a wonderful pattern. Great job! I just found your site and love it. I wanted to sign up for your sign up follower, but wasn't sure how to. I also coudln't find where you post your email or contact info. Hope to hear from you.
    best,
    Hana

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  41. Thank-you Hana, Rebecca, and Katia, for your good words :-)

    Hana, if you go to the left sidebar of the blog page and scroll down to 'Followers' I think all you have to do is click on the 'Follow' button. If you'd like to contact me, you can go to my Flickr site and send me a Flickr-mail, or leave a note here.

    Have a lovely day,

    Beth

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  42. Thanks, Beth,
    I tried clicking on FOLLOW, but it says to type in one of your existing account/websites. I have an aol address right now, which is not listed.

    And could you give the site that has your Flickr site address? Thanks! - Your fan, Hana ;o)

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  43. Hana,

    If you go to this page:

    http://www.flickr.com/people/29184580@N04/

    you will see a little yellow envelope. Click on it and you can send me a flickr-mail.

    Not sure why the 'follower' button doesn't work for you. I'm afraid I don't know a lot about the behind-the-scenes workings of a blog.

    And thank-you for your very kind comments :-)

    Beth

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  44. Hola Beth. Hace mucho que estoy buscando patrones de gatos, a mi hijo le encantan. Pero tuve un problema el enlace no me lleva a ningún lado. A si que me quede sin patron. Me lo podria mandar a mi correo??? Por favor!!!! Desde ya muchas gracias

    mss_258@hotmail.com

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  45. You are a talented artist....it is a great blessing that you share your patterns with us!!!I love them all...hard to pick a favorite!! PUPPIES are adorable..how about a jack russell? I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Crocheting is my daily therapy...{40 yrs or so} I hope you are truly blessed and THANKS again for sharing your talent.

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  46. Debby, thank-you so much for your kind words.

    Beth

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  47. I have been looking for kitty patterns; yours are the most ADORABLE I've seen yet!

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  48. I am starting my own mini business in selling toy crochet patterns (amigurumi). Your kitty patterns are so cute I would love to make some. I realize that these are your patterns and am trying to make some of my own, so I know its hard. If you allow me to sell them I would like to credit you. I am hopefully making tags on the kitty, but it would be small and not sure about room. I am also working on a website, and could credit you there. Please let me know what you would like. Thank you so much!

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  49. Hello Anonymous,

    Thank-you for asking for permission to sell toys made from my patterns. I do not mind if you sell toys made from my patterns, as long as you include on the hang tag designer credit for me. I would also ask that you do not sell the patterns themselves.

    Good luck with your venture!

    Beth

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  50. I recently found your web site. Your patterns are wonderful! I needed to make a body for my niece's doll puppet that only had a head and hands wrapped in a blanket. She is 4 and was extremely distressed because it didn't have a body. Her Grandma assured her Aunt Marilyn could fix it! I used your Mini Free Spirit body and it was perfect.(I crocheted on undies so this would not be a problem too) Your pattern was very easy to use. I plan to make her the entire doll and clothes for Christmas. Thank you for wonderful patterns and sharing them!

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  51. These are adorable! I'm totally making on for my friend's birthday! Thank you ♥

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  52. Please tell me where you got the black polyester fiberfill. I've been searching everywhere for it. I'm making toys for the childrens shelter in my town. Please email me at:
    vhoward54@yahoo.com

    God bless you,
    Vivian

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  53. ROSAatLAW@AOL.COMAugust 7, 2010 at 5:12 AM

    I love your beautiful work! Thanks for being so generous.

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  54. Thank you so much for the patterns you share... :)
    Love all of them...

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  55. Marilyn, Femke, Vivian, Rosa, and Jannett,

    Thank ALL of you for your good words, all through the year. I appreciate them and your enjoyment of these patterns. Have a joy filled 2011!

    Beth

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  56. I was wondering: Can your patterns be started with a magic circle? I am a lot more comfortable with that than with chaining.

    Thank you sooo much for the pattern! They are incredibly cute.
    I usually give away what I make but this is going to be just for me =}

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  57. Hi Sinai,

    Sure they can! Make a magic circle, then work the first round of sc in this instead of the second ch from the hook.

    Good luck!

    Beth

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  58. Oh yay, these are incredible! I've been looking for the perfect cat or kitten amigurumi to make as a present for my aunt, and these are perfect! Thank you so much for sharing them!

    <3 Sally

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  59. Great, Sally! Enjoy the crochet :-)

    Beth

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  60. Hi Beth,

    I LOVE these kitties! The moment I found the pattern I printed it and not long after that I started working on them. Only I don't understand how the muzzle is done... cl means cluster, right? I don't understand how this fits with the rest. And sc across? Increase one in row three, is the first stitch of this row the stitch that should be increased?

    This is the only part that I don't understand. I hope I'm not asking too many questions.... And I hope you want to help me with this part.

    Thanks in advance!

    Em

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  61. Hi Em,

    Looking over the pattern, it looks like you've found a typo! The c1 is not a 'cluster,' its suppose to be a ch1, 'chain 1.' My bad! Bet this makes more sense than putting a cluster stitch here :-)

    Sc across means sc in each sc across, and the increase in row 3 I would put in the middle of the row.

    Does this make a bit more sense?? Sorry for the confusion, and if you have any other questions, please ask.

    Beth

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  62. Hi Beth,

    Thank you for you (quick) response! It does make a lot more sense now! :D

    Going to try again, I think I'll manage this time :) And I'll be sure to ask again if I have any more questions.

    Em

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  63. Hey! I'd like to translate this pattern for my club.. with a link to your blog.. may I do that?.. Thanks!

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  64. Sure, Magda! Hope your club enjoys this :-)

    Beth

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  65. Hi Beth!
    I love your designs and these kittens are just too precious! But I was just wondering: Where did you get the cat eyes?
    I know suncatcher has some but I was wondering if there were any other sites with good kitty eyes similar to yours? :)

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  66. Hi Paige!

    Thank you for the good words :-) If you look on the left side of the blog page, down at the bottom is a long list of 'Links I Love.' Fourth from the bottom of the list is 'Animal and Cat Eyes.' Click on it and you will find all sizes of eyes, including cat eyes. These folks are in Southern Indiana and make fishing lures, of all things, but also all kinds of acrylic eyes. I use them a lot.

    Good luck!

    Beth

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  67. Hello, this is my first time on your blog, but I think these patterns are gorgeous. I'm making a calico version to match one of my stepmother's cats as a present for Christmas.

    I'm pretty new to crochet, so I'm having trouble understanding the body section. I got through row 5 no problem, but I'm a little confused with what's going on in rows 6-10. If I'm doing sc in only 9 stitches, then I'm only doing a portion of the round? When do I get back to the rest of the round? How do I join them up? Does it not make seams?

    Possibly I'm missing something, so I'd love it if you could explain that part a little more.

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  68. Hi WinfallJapan,

    In rows 6 through 10 you are shaping the kitty and only working on a portion of the stitches, not all of the stitches around the body. When you get to row 10 you will see that you pick up the rest of the stitches that had been left unworked from row 6; you simply crochet into them. It may look a little odd, but when you go to stuff the body it should shape up nicely.

    I hope this helps,

    Beth

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  69. Thanks for the explanation! It didn't make sense in my head, but when I followed the directions, I understood the shaping at last. Very clever. I realized I was thinking of it upside-down!

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  70. Great! Enjoy your new kitty :-)

    Beth

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  71. I just stumbled across your work and I was gobsmacked. Your work is amazing! Inspiring! I'm in love with all of your work. I do have one or two questions...I am very confused with the ears? where it goes into "()". is dc double stitch? is hdc..? I'm kinda new to following crochet patterns...
    but as I said... I love your work!
    -Maha

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  72. Hi Maha,

    I'm delighted you found your way here :-) The 'dc' stitch is a double crochet stitch. There is a difference between British and American when it comes to defining these stitches. All of my patterns use American nomenclature.

    Hope this helps!

    Beth

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  73. hey there! i love the look of these cats ^-^ thank you so much for putting up a pattern! my friend would love on of these little critters. although, i have a few questions about the muzzle and ears. what does it mean to crochet around? if it's not too much trouble, could you maybe explain with some pictures? again, thank you for publishing the pattern

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  74. Hello natsuyuki,

    There are a lot of online tutorials on crocheting in the round; here is one that describes this pretty simply:

    http://www.knitsimplemag.com/node/28

    I hope this helps :-)

    Beth

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  75. I also love your designs, but am having a great deal of trouble making the ears of the kitties. They don't look anything like yours. OProblem begins with ch 3 in the ear and goes downhill from there. Could you help me?

    Confused, Colleen

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  76. Hi Colleen,

    The basic idea on the ear is that the first row is the tip of the ear, and as you work the rows, you are working down to the base of the ear. On the last row (row4) you want to create an angle to the bottom of the ear so that it fits on the head, which is curved.

    So, for the left ear, row 4 starts with a ch3, then two half double crochet (which are slightly shorter than the ch3) then a sc (which is a bit shorter than hdc), and last a sl st. This makes row four angle downward a bit.

    Then, you want the entire ear to look 'fiished', so you sc all the way around the ear, except at the tip (which was row1), where you work (sc, dc, ch1, sl st, dc, sc) all in the 'top' of the ear to give a nice, pointy tip to your kitty's ear, then finish single crocheting around the rest of the ear back to the beginning of row 4.

    For the right ear, you want row 4 to angle the opposite way, so you start the row with the short stitches and end with the tall stitches.

    I hope this helps. If not, let me know and we'll try again :-)

    Beth

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    1. Thank you for the greatest kitten pattern out there! and for explaining the ears! I just couldn't get it, until this explanation. And I found out I was actually doing it right. Thank you so much!

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    2. I'm glad the instructions worked out for you, and thank you for your lovely words :-) Merry Christmas!

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  77. Hi Beth!,

    My name is Samantha Bagley and I love your blog. I know you gave permission to someone else, but I am asking for myself as I think that is only right. I would love to have your permission to sell any dolls I make from your patterns. I recently started my crafting business and sell locally and through Facebook. I will not sell your patterns themselves, I will only use picures of the dolls I create myself, and I will also credit you as the pattern designer with a link back to this blog. If you would like you can check out my Facebook page for my business it is www.facebook.com/SilverdragonCraftsCritters. Thank you so much for your time and consideration in this request. Your patterns are amazing :)

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  78. Hi Samantha,

    Thank you for your good words, and for checking with me for permission to sell dolls made from my patterns. What you propose is just fine with me. All I ever ask is that I be given designer credit, and that you don't sell the patterns themselves, since they are free.

    Good luck!

    Beth

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  79. Hi Beth,

    He're a reply from a dutch woman. I love all of your patterns since I started to crochet Amigurumi's recently. Thanks for sharing! I can crochet now till the end of times!
    Dank je wel!

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  80. Thank you for the good words, Angela! I'm like you, I could crochet from now to doomsday :-)

    Beth

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  81. Beth,

    I live these cats and dogs thank you so much! I would love the pattern for Gabrielle if you could, my email is cmr212@hotmail.com
    I love her do much,
    Thanks,
    Christina

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    1. Christina,

      I'm glad you like the kitties! The pattern for Gabrielle is the Free Spirit pattern, which is also on this blog. Look under "Links to Free Spirit Patterns," and you'll find the basic doll pattern and lots of clothing for her.

      Beth

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  82. sooooooooooo cute! I love your patterns!

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  83. all your amigurumi, dolls, animals are AMAZING !! what an also amazing gift your patterns !! so thanks for sharing these marvels, Leelou from France

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    1. Thank you so much, Leelou, for your good words :-)

      Beth

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  84. Hi, These are really super. Problem is that I cannot download them. I click on the link and nothing happens. Is there some way you could perhaps email them to me. Dorothy

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    1. Hello Dorothy, please try again, and if it still does not work, send me your emal address and I will send you the pattern.

      Beth

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    2. Hi Beth, thank you so much for replying. Tried again tonight but still no go. The pattern I am looking for is 'Kitties for Adoption'. I have, over the last few years, since I retired, made about 438 Amigurumi creatures. Nearly all of them have been 'turned' into Christmas tree decorations by the use of sequins, beads, braid, lace etc., in fact anything I could find that was shiny, blingy, bright and Christmasy. I have 4 children and have made each one a set for their Christmas trees and lost my set to my brother and his family. My children have bought white optic fibre trees which they decorate with my little Christmas decorations. Living in South Africa makes it financially impossible to buy American goods as the rate of exchange is really prohibitive.

      Thank you so much for your free patterns, if you can also send me the Grandmothers Doggies I would be eternally grateful.

      email address is : dodiesim1@telkomsa.net

      Best wishes to you and your family. May you have a wonderful 2014.
      Regards, Dorothy Simpson

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  85. Thank you for the pattern! Unfortunately, I'm teaching myself to crochet just to make my daughter a kitty for Christmas. ;) So, this is probably a newbie question....

    I'm also struggling with the ears. I read your comment above, and that helps (at least I now know where the tip is.) Do the stitches in the parentheses all go into the original first chain stitch? I'm just not getting it...

    Thank you again!

    Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, the answer is: all the stitches in parenthesis are worked into the stitch at the tip of the ear. I hope this helps, and hope your daughter loves her new little kitty :-)

      Warmly,

      Beth

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    2. Thank you so much. My daughter adores her kitty. She says he's her favorite toy because "he's made with love". Awww. :)

      The ears still aren't quite right. They keep folding down. But she loves him anyway. He just looks like a Scottish Fold most of the time. Is there a trick to crocheting them or sewing them on so that they stay upright?

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    3. Nancy, I'm delighted to hear your daughter loves her kitty :-)

      As for keeping the ears upright...you might try misting them with water and then letting them dry in the shape you want. If that doesn't work, maybe running a fine beading wire up through the ear would help. But, Scottish Folds are cute too!

      Thank you for the good words, and have a great day!

      Beth

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  86. I am having trouble with row 3 of the legs on the lab puppy . If I sc in 4 sts then dc in 1 , then sc in 1 I've used 6 sts out of the 12 so I can't do three repeats. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. The pattern repeat on round 3 is just for the stitches in the paranthesis...so you single crochet in four stitches; then (double crochet in the next stitch, single crochet in the next stitch) three times, then single crochet in the last two stitches. Does this make better sense?

      Beth

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  87. I found it refreshing to see a link to some of the different organizations listed near the top of the page. I am part of a group that makes cat and dog toys for the Humane Society where I live. At least one toy is able to go home with each pet adopted. That way a family does not need to go out searching for toys that first day home. They just need food and water for their new family members. I also work with Burn Foundations and several different organizations for children who are MR. These organizations use the toys I make not only to give to the children, but they auction some of them off to raise money for camps held for these children who tend not to be accepted at other places. People like you who share your patterns for free make this possible. So thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your great work. It is appreciated.

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words, but more importantly, thank you for giving the work of your hands to others.

      Warmly,

      Beth

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  88. What is the final size?

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  89. They are about five inches tall when crocheted with worsted weight yarn.

    Beth

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  90. What does sc evenly around the ear wth a (sc,dc,ch1,sl st in top of dc, dc, dc, sc mean?
    This is on the ears of the basic amigurumi kitten pattern.


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    1. I think the instructions in paranthesis are to make the tip of the ear pointed, like a cat's ears are, so you work these stitches in the top of the ear. The ch1, sl st in the top of the dc will make a nice point at the top.

      Hope this helps,

      Beth

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  91. I couldn't get to the kitty pattern. Is it just a problem on my side? Is there another link to it? They're so cute! Thanks!

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    1. Please try again. If it still does not work, email me at:
      dollmaker46203@gmail.com and I will send you the pdf file.

      Beth

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    2. Thanks so much! I tried it again on my other computer and it worked! I can't wait to make them! Thank you again!

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  92. Hi Beth! I would love to have the pattern but when i click it, it says the pdf cannot be opened. (I do have pdf reader.)

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    1. I checked this file with my own and a different computer and it seemed to work fine. Please try again, and if it still does not work, email me at dollmaker46203@gmail.com and I will send you the .pdf file.

      Beth

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