NOW YOU SEE ME!
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Cat and bunny come out to play with Natalie Beard’s traditional toy

YOU WILL NEED

Scheepjes Softfun (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 140m/50g) 1 ball of each: Bumblebee (2634) White (2412) Azure (2629) Black (2408) Pink (2514) Pumpkin (2651) Jade (2648)

A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

Toy stuffing

TENSION

Tension is not critical, but it may affect the yarn quantities required

MEASUREMENTS

Toy measures approx 36cm (14¼in) tall

ABBREVIATIONS

Where did she go? There’s double the fun to be had with this upside-down toy. Enjoy the hide-and-seek games you can play to amuse little ones when Cat or Bunny appear and disappear, as if by magic!

NOTES

The Cat and Bunny are made in the same way using the amigurumi method. Work in a continuous spiral without closing off each round with a slip stitch. You may find it helpful to place a marker in the first st of each round and move it up as you work. Change the color on the final yrh of st before the color change is indicated. Carry the unused strands of yarn across the WS of the work. You could substitute any DK yarn into this pattern. This may affect the yarn quantities required and the finished measurements.

CAT BUNNY

HEAD (MAKE 2)

Using Pumpkin for the Cat and Bumblebee for the Bunny, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), 6dc into loop [6 dc]

Round 2 2dc in each st around [12 dc]

Round 3 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [18 dc]

Round 4 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [24 dc]

Round 5 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 6 times. [30 dc]

Rounds 6-11 Dc in each st around. [30 dc]

Round 12 (Dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog) 6 times. [24 sts]

Round 13 (Dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog) 6 times. [18 sts] Stuff the Head.

Round 14 (Dc in next st, dc2tog) 6 times. [12 sts]

Round 15 Dc2tog 6times. [6 sts]

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to sew to the Body.

CAT EARS (MAKE 2)

Using Pumpkin, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, 3dc into loop [3 dc]

Round 2 2dc in each st around [6 dc]

Round 3 Dc in each st around. [6 dc]

Round 4 (Dc in next st, 2dc in next st) 3 times. [9 dc]

Round 5 (Dc in next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. [12 dc]

Round 6 (Dc in next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) 3 times. [15 dc]

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