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Puffin Cat
Designed by Joanne Cole

Materials:
2 balls Crystal Palace Puffin, (here in color #2005, Pink Print)
• Set of Crystal Palace 8” DP needles, size 10 or 2 Crystal Palace 16” Circular needles, size 10
• Marker for end-of-round
• Stuffing. (Foam packing peanuts recommended.)

• Yarn Needle

Approximate Gauge:
• 16 sts = 4 inches in stockinette st.
• 22 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette st

Gauge is not important for this cat. It is LOVEABLE in any size!

Abbreviations:
K: Knit
P: Purl
St or sts: Stitch or stitches
KFB: Knit into the front and back of a stitch (increase 1)
K2tog: Knit 2 stitches together (decrease 1)
K3tog: Knit 3 stitches together (decrease 2)

Directions:

Body:
Cast on 1 st.
K1, P1, K1 in the stitch. (3 sts) Purl
KFB in all 3 sts. (6 st) Purl.
KFB in all 6 sts. (12 sts) Join and divide onto a pair of circular needles or DPs.
*KFB, K1* around (18 sts) K around.
*KFB, K1* around (27 sts) K around.
*KFB, K2* around (36 sts) K around.
*KFB, K3* around (45 sts) K around.
*KFB, K4* around (54 sts) K around.
*KFB, K5* around (63 sts) K 2 rounds.
*KFB, K6* around (72 sts) K 10 rounds.

Using yarn end from cast on, tidy up center of base to close cast-on gap.
*K6, K2tog* around (63 sts) K 15 rounds.
*K5, K2tog* around (54 sts) K 5 rounds.
*K4, K2tog* around (45 sts) K 3 rounds.
*K3, K2 tog*around (36 sts) Stuff the body.
*K2, K2tog* around ( 27 sts)
*K 1, K2tog*around (18 sts) K around.

Head:
*KFB, K1* around (27 sts) K around.
*KFB, K2* around (36 sts)
*KFB, K3* around (45 sts) K 3 rounds.
*KFB, K4* around (54 sts) K 8 rounds.
*K4, K2tog*around (45 sts) K 3 rounds.
*K3, K2 tog*around (36 sts) K 3 rounds.
*K2, K2tog* around (27 sts) K 1 round, ending K2tog. (26 sts)

Adjust stitches so there are 7 sts on needles 1 and 4 and 6 sts on needles 2 and 3.

K2tog from needles 1 and 4 as if doing a 3 needle bind off, BUT DO NOT BIND OFF the first 5 stitch pairs. Bind off the next 3 stitch pairs, using the 3 needle bind off method. Check head and stuff as necessary. Continue across final 5 stitch pairs on needles 2 and 3, joining them as for the initial stitches from needles 1 and 4. Head is now closed and stuffed, leaving 5 live stitches on each side for the garter stitch ears.

Add garter stitch ears:
Row 1: K1, inc, K1, inc, K1. (7 sts)
Row 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9: K.
Row 6, 8: K2 tog, K across to last 2 sts, K2tog.
Row 10: K3tog.
Fasten off.

Tail:
Work 6 rows of 3 st I-Cord, 6 rows of 4 st I-Cord, 6 rows of 5 st I-Cord, and 25 rows of 6 st I-Cord. Bind off, leaving long yarn end. Using long yarn end, sew tail to body.

Finishing:
Embellish as desired. Add “personality” by embroidering eyes and adding whiskers. Give this cat a nice collar, too!

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copyright 2010 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format or elsewhere on the Web without permission. Knitting shops carrying CPY Puffin are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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