This sleeping kitty provides comfort and nap time companionship. This project was inspired by Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization that provides a caring community for families with children being treated in hospitals.
This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here. The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable pdf for sale on Kollabora includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.
Basic crochet stitches: chain, double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet, slip stitch
Crocheting flat in rows (for the blanket)
Crocheting in the round (for the kitty)
Crocheting in between stitches, skipping stitches, increasing
Joining with single crochet and slip stitch seams (with links to tutorials)
Special stitches: cl (with written explanation in pattern)
Lovey: 17” (43 cm) wide x 18.5” (47 cm) long blanket; 17” (43 cm) wide x 26” (66 cm) long with cat head attached.
Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn (100% acrylic, 4.5 oz/128 g/268 yd/245 m) – 1 skein ea in 01222 Fern (CA), 01221 Soft Fern (CB), 01425 Soft Rose (CC), and 01044 True Grey (CD), or approximately 155 yd (142 m) ea in CA and CB, and 75 yd (68.5 m) ea in CC and CD in any medium weight yarn.
Small amount of medium weight yarn in black, approximately 5 yd (4.5 m).
US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
12 sts x 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in blanket pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.