Lying Cat Amigurumi Pattern (from Saga)

Amigurumi Projects, Anime and Comics

What’s Saga, you ask?  Stop reading my blog right this minute and go check it out at your local comic shop… if you like breathtaking art and mind-blowing stories, that is.  I was late to discover the series, but the minute I did I started work on my own Lying Cat.

Lying cat saga panelOkay, maybe it was a few minutes later.

Lying cat lyingFine, it took me a few hours, but look how she turned out!

Lying cat closeup

Lying cat front

Lying cat back

Here’s the pattern to make her: I might make the head bigger if I make another one.  Note that the mottled blue yarn and gold yarn are bulky weight and the gray yarn is worsted weight… that’s just what I happened to have in my stash, not a conspiracy to make her more difficult to make.  If this is confusing, just use worsted weight and a size F/3.75mm hook for everything and you’ll end up with a proportional but smaller Lying Cat.  As shown, she measures 15cm/6″ nose-to-rump and 25cm/10″ nose-to-tail.

Stiches used include single crochet (sc), half-double crochet (hdc), increase (inc), invisible decrease (invdec), and slip stitch (sl st).  I don’t own Saga or Lying Cat, so please feel free to use and share the pattern, but don’t sell it or the amigurumi.

What you’ll need:

  • yarn in blue, grey, and gold/yellow
  • black felt
  • needle and black thread to attach felt
  • yarn needle to sew pieces together
  • wire to make her limbs and tail posable (optional… omit this if anyone might be putting her in their mouth)

Head/body:

  • bulky mottled blue yarn, size H/5.00mm hook, work in the round, stuff as you go
  • 1) 4 sc in magic ring (4)
  • 2) sc x 4 (4)
  • 3) inc, sc x 3 (5)
  • 4) inc x 2, sc x 3 (7)
  • 5) sc x 7 (7)
  • 6) sc x 3, hdc x 4 (7)
  • 7) sl st x 3, hdc x 4 (7)
  • 8-11) sc around for 4 rounds (7)
  • 12) sc x 3, *hdc x 2 in next sc* x 2, sc x 2 (9)
  • 13) sc x 3, hdc x 4, sc x 2 (9)
  • 14-18) sc around x 5 rounds (9)
  • 19) sc, hdc x 4, sc x 4 (9)
  • 20-21) sc around x 2 rounds (9)
  • 22) *sc, invdec* x 3 (6)
  • 23) invdec x 3 (3)
  • 24…) sc around (3) until tail is long enough (I made it approximately 10cm/4″ long)… thread a wire or pipecleaner into the tail before closing it off, if you want to make it posable

Front legs (make 2):

  • bulky mottled blue yarn, size H/5.00mm hook, work in the round, don’t stuff
  • 1) 4 sc in magic ring (4)
  • 2-7) sc around x 6 rounds (4)
  • 8) *hdc x 2 in next sc* x 2, sc, FO and leave tail to sew to body

Back legs (make 2):

  • bulky mottled blue yarn, size H/5.00mm hook, work in the round, don’t stuff
  • 1) 4 sc in magic ring (4)
  • 2-5) sc around x 4 rounds (4)
  • 6-7) hdc x 2, sc x 2 for 2 rounds (4)… this makes the legs bend
  • 8) sc around (4)
  • side 1: 9) *hdc x 2 in next sc* x 2, sc x 2 (6)
  • 10) *hdc x 2 in next hdc* x 2, sl st, FO and leave tail to sew to body
  • side 2: 9) *sc x 2, *hdc x 2 in next sc* x 2 (6)
  • 10) sc x 2, *hdc x 2 in next hdc* x 2, sl st, FO and leave tail to sew to body

Ears (make 2):

  • bulky mottled blue yarn, size H/5.00mm hook, worked in rows
  • 1) ch 4
  • 2) turn, skip 1st ch, sc x 3 (3)
  • 3) turn, skip 1st sc, sc x 2 (2)
  • 4) ch 1, turn, sc x 2 (2)
  • 5) turn, skip 1st sc, sc (1), FO and leave tail to sew to head

Gray back thingy:

  • gray yarn, size F/3.75mm hook, worked in rows
  • 1) ch 7
  • 2) turn, skip 1st 2 ch, hdc x 5 (5)
  • 3) ch 2, turn, hdc x 5 in back posts only (5)
  • 4) repeat row 3 until it’s long enough to cover the back, FO and leave tail to sew to body
  • now take gold/yellow yarn, work around the border of the gray piece… alternate sl st, ch 2, sl st in 1st ch, sl st around to make the fringe

Collar and belt:

  • chain of gold/yellow yarn, leave tail to sew to body

Assembly:

  • sew limbs to body (add wires inside front and back legs if you like)
  • sew back thingy, gold collar, and gold belt to body
  • cut out triangles of black felt and sew to ears, then sew ears to head
  • cut out a small cat-nose-shaped piece of black felt and sew to head
  • use gold/yellow yarn to make eyes, then use black thread to add detail to eyes and mouth area

You’re done!  Now go wait patiently for the next issue of Saga.

Lyingcat comic 2

Right.  Impatiently, then.

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