Easy Cat Crochet Tutorial – Beginner Crochet Tutorial


Hello everyone, thank you for joining me,
I’m Kerri. Today I’ll be showing you how to crochet this easier cat. I’ll be
crocheting it in the 8 ply wool today.
When I crocheted it in the wool it was 5 inches by 4 inches, or 13
centimeters by 11 centimeters. This small one is crocheted in 4 ply crochet cotton
and it’s 3.5 inches by 2.75 inches, or 9
centimeters by 7 centimeters. I’ll be using 8 ply wool, which is light worsted in the US and double knit in the UK. I’ve got white as my main color, gray
as the contrast, blue for the eyes and I’ve got pink for the nose. I’ll be using
a 2.5 millimeter hook. I’ve got a darning needle to weave in
the ends. I’ve got sewing thread and a needle to
stitch it together. I’ve got white beads to put in the
centre of the eye and I’ll be using the black 4 ply crochet cotton and a 1.25 millimeter hook to crochet the whiskers, but you could
embroider them on if you’d prefer. Now I’m going to start on the head. So using
my white, my main color I make a magic loop. For a magic loop I put my hook on
my yarn. I bring the short end over the long end and then take the long end over
the short end to make a circle. And then I bring a loop through my circle and
that’s my magic loop. I start with 2 chain and then I’m going to work 15
double crochet into the circle. A double crochet is called
a treble in the UK. For a double crochet I put my yarn around the hook, I put my
hook in through the circle from the front and pick up a loop and bring it
back through. Then I put my yarn around the hook, I take my hook and yarn through
the first 2 loops on my hook. Yarn around the hook and take my hook with
the yarn through the next 2 loops and that’s a double crochet. Yarn around the
hook, hook into the circle through the front and bring back a loop. Yarn around
the hook, hook and yarn through 2 loops. Yarn around the hook and hook and yarn
through the other 2 loops. I’ve got 2 double crochet, I need 13 more. Now I’ve worked my 15 double crochet
into the circle. Now I’m going to pull the circle tight. So I take hold of the
tail and just ease it in and pull it as tight as I can. Now I’m going to work a
slip stitch into the top of the first stitch, so this stitch here. I put my hook
in through that stitch, yarn around the hook and bring through the loop and take
it straight through the loop on my hook and so my first row is complete. For
row 2 I start with 2 chain and work 1 double crochet in the same place as the
chain. So just in there and now I work 2 double crochet into each stitch
around. So I’ve worked 2 double crochet into the
first stitch. So I’ll just continue around this row
working 2 double crochet into each stitch and I’ll meet you at the end of
the row. Now I’ve worked 2 double crochet into
each stitch, now I join with a slip stitch into the first stitch, so this
stitch here just above the 2 chain there’s the 2 chain and the first stitch and that’s our second row complete. For
row 3 we start with 2 chain. We work 1 double crochet in the same
place as the chain and we work 1 double crochet into the next stitch. Now we work
2 double crochet into the following stitch and then 1 double crochet into
each of the next 2 stitches and we’ll repeat that right around the row. So 2
double crochet into the next stitch and 1 double crochet into each of the
following 2 stitches, right around the row. 2 double crochet into the next and
then 1 double crochet into each of the following 2 stitches. So I’ll
continue around this row and I’ll meet you at the end. At the end of the row we
join with a slip stitch in the top of the first stitch and fasten off. And there’s the head done. I’ll start on
the first ear now. I can join anywhere, so just join your wool in any stitch. I just
pull a loop through the stitch like that and I start with 1 chain and work 1
single crochet into each of the next 3 stitches. A single crochet is
called a double crochet in the UK. For a single crochet put your hook into the
stitch, bring through a loop, yarn around the hook and take your hook and yarn
through the 2 loops. That’s a single crochet. Hook into the next stitch, bring
up a loop, yarn around the hook and hook and yarn through the 2 stitches. And we
need 3 single crochet, so 1 more. For row 2 we start with 1 chain and
turn our work and we’re going to work a joined single crochet over the first 2
stitches. For a joined single crochet we put our hook into the first stitch
and bring up a loop. Put our hook into the next stitch and bring up a loop.
We’ve got 3 loops on our hook, yarn round the hook and take it through all
the loops. That’s a joined single crochet. Now we’re going to work another
joined single crochet into the same stitch as our last part of the joined
single crochet and the next stitch. So we put our hook into the same stitch there
and bring up a loop and then our hook into the last stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn
around our hook and hook and yarn through all the loops.
For row 3 we start with 1 chain and turn and we work a joined single crochet
over both our stitches. So hook into our first stitch and bring up a loop. Hook
into the second stitch and bring up a loop. Yarn around and take our hook and
yarn through all the loops and we fasten off. Now that’s the first ear done. Now
we miss 5 stitches and join into the following stitch and our second ear is
worked the same. 1 chain and work 1 single crochet into each of the next
3 stitches. For row 2 we start with 1 chain and turn and we work a
joined single crochet over the first 2 stitches and then a joined single
crochet in the same stitch as the last part of our joined single crochet and
the last stitch. And for row 3 we start with 1 chain and turn our work
and we work a joined single crochet over both the stitches and fasten off and that’s the head and ears done. We’ll start on the body now. The body is worked the same as the head for the first
3 rows. So we start with the magic loop and then work 2 chain and 15
double crochet into our circle. We pull the circle tight and slip
stitch in the top of the first stitch. For row 2 we start with 2 chain and work
1 double crochet in the same stitch as the chain and then work 2 double
crochet into each stitch around the row. So I’ll continue working around row 2,
working 2 double crochet into each stitch and I’ll be back at the end of
the row. At the end of the row we slip stitch into the top of the first stitch. For row 3 we start with 2 chain
and work 1 double crochet in the same place as the chain and then work 1
double crochet into each of the next 2 stitches and 2 double crochet into
the following stitch and we repeat that right around the row. So 1 double
crochet into each of the next 2 stitches and 2 double crochet into the
following stitch. So I’ll work the rest of the row working 1 double crochet
into each of the next 2 stitches and 2 into the following stitch right
around to the end and I’ll meet you at the end of the row. At the end of the row
we slip stitch into the top of the first stitch. Row 4 is worked the same as row
3, we start with 2 chain and work 1 double crochet in the same stitch as
the chain and then work 1 double crochet into each of the next 2
stitches. And 2 double crochet into the
following stitch and we repeat that right round the row. So 1 double crochet
into each of the next 2 stitches and 2 double crochet into the following
stitch, right around the row. So I’ll complete this row and I’ll be back. At
the end of the row we join with a slip stitch in the top of the first stitch. For row 5 we start with 1 chain and
work 1 single crochet in the same place as the chain. Then work 1 single
crochet into each of the next 2 stitches and 2 single crochet into the
following stitch and we’ll repeat that right around the row. So 1 single
crochet into each of the next 2 stitches and 2 single crochet into the
following stitch, right around the row. So I’ll work around row 5 and I’ll be
back at the end of the row. At the end of the row we join with a slip stitch in
the top of the first stitch and fasten off. And that’s the body done. For the tail,
using my gray I start with 25 chain. I work 1 double crochet in the fourth
chain from the hook, just in there. Now I work 2 double crochet into the
next stitch and 1 double crochet into the following stitch, 3 times. That
was 2 double crochet into the next stitch and then 1 double crochet into
the following stitch, 3 times. Now I work 2 half double crochet into
the next stitch and 1 half double crochet into the following stitch, 2
times. A half double crochet is called a half treble in the UK. For a half double
crochet I put my yarn around my hook. my hook into the stitch and bring up a loop.
Yarn around the hook and take it through all the loops. So I need 2 half double
crochet into this stitch, 1 half double crochet into the following stitch. Then 2 half double crochet into the
next stitch and 1 half double crochet into the
following stitch. Then I work 1 half double crochet into each of the next
4 stitches. Now we work 1 single crochet into each
of the following 5 stitches and then 1 slip stitch into each
remaining stitch. For row 2 we turn our work and we work
1 slip stitch into each of the first 3 stitches. 1 single crochet into each of the next
3 stitches. 1 half double crochet into each of
the following 4 stitches. 1 double crochet into each of the next 2
stitches. Now we work 2 double crochet into the
next stitch and 1 double crochet into each of the following 3 stitches to
the end of our row. So 2 double crochet into the next stitch and 1 double
crochet into each of the next 3 stitches and we repeat that to the end
of the row. So I’ve worked my 1 double crochet
into each of the next 3 stitches. Now I work 2 double crochet into the next
stitch and 1 double crochet into each of the following 3 stitches and then repeat again. 2 double crochet
into the next and 1 double crochet into each of the next 3 stitches. Now that’s row 2 done. I’m going to
just neaten along the end of the tail. So I work 1 chain and then I work 1
single crochet into each stitch down the end of the tail. Just find a suitable
place to put your hook in, sometimes it’s a bit difficult. Now if you wanted your
cat to face the other way you could finish your tail there, but because I’m
having my cat facing this way I’m going to work, turn my work and work a slip
stitch into each stitch along the top and down the curve to the
point of the tail. Just so I’ve got a better finish on my work. The first slip
stitch is always really quite difficult to do. It can be a bit difficult down the bottom
because we are slip stitching into slip stitch. And then slip stitch into the end
and fasten off. And the row of slip stitch just gives a
better finish, and that’s the tail done. For this first marking we make a magic
loop and work 4 chain. Into our circle we’re going to work 1 treble. A treble
is called a double treble in the UK. For a treble we put our yarn around the hook
twice, hook in to the circle and bring through a loop. Yarn around our hook, take
our hook and yarn through 2 loops. Yarn around the hook, hook and yarn through
the next 2 loops and we’ve got 2 left. Yarn around the hook and take our
hook and yarn through the 2 loops. Then we pull our circle tight. For row 2 we
start with 4 chain and we turn our work and we work 1 treble into the
stitch there and we’re going to work 1 treble into the top of the chain, just
in there. So we’ve got our 4 chain and 2
treble now. For row 3 we start with 4 chain and turn our work and we work
1 treble into each of the 2 stitches and 1 treble into the top of the chain. For row 4 we start with 2 chain and
turn and we work 1 half double crochet into each stitch and 1 half double crochet into the top
of the chain and fasten off. And that’s the first marking, it’s going
to just have the 1 extra row. For the second marking we start with a magic
loop and work 4 chain and work 1 treble into our circle, we pull the
circle tight. For row 2 we start with 4 chain. We work 1 treble into the stitch and 1
treble into the top of the chain. For row 3 we start with 4 chain
and turn our work and we work 1 treble into each of the 2 stitches and 1
treble into the top of the chain and fasten off and there’s the second marking. For the
eyes, we need to make 2, we make a magic loop and work 1 chain and 4 single
crochet into our circle. We pull the circle tight and slip stitch
in the top of the first stitch and fasten off and there’s the eye. So we make a magic
loop and work 1 chain and 4 single crochet into our circle. Pull the circle
tight and slip stitch into the top of the first stitch and fasten off. For the nose we make a magic loop. Work
1 chain, then work 1 half double crochet, 3 single crochet, 1 half
double crochet. Then we pull our circle tight and slip stitch in the top of the
first stitch and fasten off and there’s the nose. Now I’ll do the
whiskers when we’re making up the cat so I’ll weave in all my ends and I’ll be
back and we’ll put it together. Now here’s all my pieces. The first things
I’ll do is attach a white bead to each of the eyes, just in the middle there.
I’ll attach the nose to the head, just over the center circle and I’ll
embroider on a mouth and I’ll attach the tail. It just goes to the edge there and
then you just stitch it around like that. If you wanted your cat to face the other
way you’d stitch it that way, but everything else would be the same. So
I’ll stitch those on and I’ll be back. Now the next things I’ll do is attach
the markings. This longer marking goes first.
It goes down across the center circle, just cover it up and then the other one
goes next to it and then just try the head to make sure it all looks fine. So
that will be good. So I’ll attach those I’ll also attach the eyes and I’ll
probably embroider on some eyelashes. And for the whiskers I’ve got my 4 ply
crochet cotton. I leave a long end for one end to attach it to the head and I
just work enough chain just to go slightly over the
head. Now I attach it around that circle there,
the end of the first row. That’s probably slightly too long. So just measure to see how many you’ll
need. That will be about right, so I’ll work my whiskers and I’ll attach them on
after I’ve attached the eyes and I’ll be back.
Now the markings are on the body. I’ve made my 6 whiskers. I’ve left a long
end on one end and I finished the other end off and I attach them just in like
that, with the long end and then I stitch them down with black cotton
once they’re all on. So I’ll attach the rest of the whiskers and stitch them
down and then I’ll attach the head to the body. The head just goes in like that.
So I’ll do that and I’ll be back to show you the finished cat. And there’s the
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