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Kitten Pixie (Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern)

by - August 01, 2020


Dear fellow amigurumi enthusiasts,

I'm excited to share with you the newest member of my free, "Pocket Pixie" series... the Kitten Pixie!  This sweet kitty cat sports a flared, sage green A-line dress with white lace frills and a cute bow over one ear.  



This little pocket-sized doll is not only adorable, but quick and easy to crochet too!  Her design is very versatile and can easily be customized by using different yarn colors to change up the outfit, or by adding embellishments like beads, buttons, and appliques.  


A cute fur buddy like the Kitten Pixie makes a great gift for kids, children, and little girls who love to play with small toys.  She also makes for a wonderful birthday, Christmas, or holiday present! 

The Kitten Pixie is good friends with the Bear & Bunny Buddies.  Doesn't this trio look happy together?  If you'd like to make those other two ami friends, please do check them out -- they're also free patterns on my blog! 


These dolls are all part of Sweet Softies' Pocket Pixie Series.  Below are some other members of the group.  Click here to see them all and get links to their free patterns!

https://www.sweetsofties.com/2020/06/pocket-pixies.html 

If you like this design of mine, you can check out the other Amigurumi Patterns I have on my site, or click to see all my Free Crochet Patterns


You can also PIN it for later on your Amigurumi or Crochet board!


Scroll down for the free, written pattern instructions.  If you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

(Includes detailed step-by-step hair tutorial and photo references)




KITTEN PIXIE

Free Crochet Pattern


Copyright Notice -- © 2020 Sweet Softies (www.sweetsofties.com). You have permission to sell finished products made from this pattern, but you must credit Sweet Softies as the owner/creator of this pattern by linking to my website (www.sweetsofties.com) or Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SweetSofties). No wholesale. You may not copy, alter, or sell my patterns in part or in whole in any way. My patterns may not be used in teaching online classes. My patterns may be used in teaching in-person classes ONLY with written consent from me. You may link to this pattern but you may not copy any part of the pattern instructions on other websites.


Introduction:
The Kitten Pixie is an adorable, little pocket sized doll that is quick and easy to crochet.  This sweet kitty cat sports a flared, A-line dress with lace frills and a cute bow over one ear.  This amigurumi design is very versatile and can easily be customized by using different yarn colors to change up the outfit, or by adding embellishments like beads, buttons, and appliques.  A cute fur buddy like the Kitten Pixie makes a great gift for kids, children, and little girls who love to play with small toys.  She also makes for a wonderful birthday, Christmas, or holiday present! 

The Kitten Pixie’s PDF pattern file includes complete, step-by-step written instructions for the doll-making process and helpful photo references.

Size: 
  • Height: 6 inches (15 cm)

Level: 
  • ★★☆☆☆  Easy / Beginner 
  • Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), attaching plastic safety eyes, changing yarn colors, and sewing parts together.

Stitches/Terms Used (US Terminology):
  • FO: fasten off 
  • MR: magic ring 
  • Ch: chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch 
  • Sc: single crochet 
  • Hdc: half dc 
  • Inc: increase 
  • Dec: decrease
  • BLO: back loops only
  • I-cord (video tutorial available)

Materials:
  • Medium weight 4 yarn in desired colors (I used grey, white, green)
  • Scraps of black yarn for sewing details (mouth, nose, whiskers)
  • 2.75mm crochet hook
  • 7mm plastic safety eyes
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Optional: blush powder & q-tip (for adding blush)


~ CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS ~


Head
Use fur-colored yarn (grey). 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: Inc around. (12 sts) 
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts) 
R4: (Sc 2, inc) x 6. (24 sts) 
R5: (Sc 3, inc) x 6. (30 sts) 
R6-R11: Sc around. (30 sts) 
R12: (Sc 3, dec) x 6. (24 sts) 
Insert 7mm plastic safety eyes between R9-R10, 6 sts apart. 
R13: (Sc 2, dec) x 6. (18 sts) 
R14: (Sc, dec) x 6. (12 sts) 
FO and weave in the ends.

Ears (x2)
Use fur-colored yarn (grey). 
R1: In MR, sc 4. (4 sts) 
R2: (Sc, inc) x 2. (6 sts) 
R3: (Sc, inc) x 3. (9 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Bow
Use bow-colored yarn (green). 
R1: In MR, ch 3, dc, ch 3, sl st in ring. Ch 3, dc, ch 3, sl st in ring. 
FO with a long tail. Pull ring tight, wrap tail around center of bow a few times.

Tail
Use fur-colored yarn (grey). 
Ch 16. Sl st in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st across remaining sts in ch. 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Arms (x2)
Note: Arms and legs are made using the “i-cord” crochet technique. Click here for the i-cord tutorial, or scroll down to see videos for this pattern below.
Use fur-colored yarn (grey).
Set up the i-cord: Ch 3. Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, YO, pull up a loop, insert hook into next ch, YO, and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
R1: Drop 2 loops from hook, but hold onto them tightly with your non-hook hand so that they do not come undone. YO, pull through loop on hook. Insert hook into first dropped loop, YO, pull through. (2 loops on hook.) Insert hook into second dropped loop, YO, and pull through. (3 loops on hook)
R2-R8: Repeat R1.
To finish, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

Legs (x2)
Start with shoe-colored yarn (green). 
R1: In MR, sc 4. (4 sts) 
R2-R3: Sc around. (4 sts) 
Switch to fur-colored yarn (grey). 
R4-R13: Sc around. (4 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.

(Includes detailed step-by-step hair tutorial and photo references)

Body
Use dress-colored yarn (white). 
R1: In MR, sc 6. (6 sts) 
R2: Inc around. (12 sts) 
R3: (Sc, inc) x 6. (18 sts) 
R4-R8: Sc around. (18 sts) 
R9: In BLO, (sc 4, dec) x 3. (15 sts) 
R10: Sc around. (15 sts) 
R11: (Sc 3, dec) x 3. (12 sts) 
R12: Sc around. (12 sts) 
FO with a long tail for sewing later.  Continue with the 'Dress Skirt' instructions below.

Dress Skirt
Notes: [1] Finish the ‘Body’ first before beginning the dress skirt. 
[2] You may sew the legs and tail onto the body before starting the dress skirt. Alternatively, you can also choose to do so after the dress skirt is complete. 
Start with skirt-colored yarn (green). 
Attach yarn to back loops created in R9 of Body. 
R1: Ch 2, (hdc 5, inc) x 3. *Join with a sl st to the first hdc. (21 sts) 
R2: Ch 2, (hdc 6, inc) x 3. *Join. (24 sts) 
R3: Ch 2, (hdc 5, inc) x 4. *Join. (28 sts) 
R4: Ch 2, (hdc 6, inc) x 4. *Join. (32 sts) 
Switch to frill-colored yarn (white). 
R5: In BLO, ch 1, (inc, sl st) around. *Join. 
FO and weave in the ends. 


~ FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS ~

  1. Sew the ears to the head using a yarn needle and the long yarn tails from the ears. 
  2. Use black yarn to sew facial details like the mouth and whiskers. 
  3. If you haven’t already, sew the legs, tail, and arms to the body.  
  4. Make sure the body and head are stuffed well and sew them together. 
  5. After sewing the head to the body, you can take the rest of the body’s yarn tail (or cut new yarn) to wrap around the neck a couple times before weaving in the ends. 
  6. Lastly, sew the bow over an ear. 

And that's it!  Congratulations on finishing your sweet Kitten Pixie!



~ RELATED VIDEOS ~


Below are some videos that go along with parts of this pattern.

I-Cord

This is used for the arms.  Click here for the written instructions and blog post, or view the video below. 


Butterfly Fairy Wings

This is an optional accessory that you can add to these dolls.  Click here for the written instructions and blog post, or view the video below.





If you enjoyed this free project, you can make a donation to support my work!  Any amount is greatly appreciated and will go directly towards the yarn and supplies I use to keep creating new designs!

Also, if you would like to download the beautifully-formatted, ad-free, and easy-to-read PDF version with photo references (see preview below), click here to purchase it for a small fee in my shop.  This pattern, along with most of my other designs, is also available in my Etsy shop.  Thank you for supporting Sweet Softies designs!

(Includes detailed step-by-step hair tutorial and photo references)




Love the Kitten Pixie pattern?  

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Best wishes,

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1 comments

  1. Thank you soooooo much for sharing this adorable pattern! This kitten melts my heart! I made about 5!

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