Easy Flat Knit Plush Cat Knitting Pattern- beginner-friendly knitting pattern for this cute plush kitty.
There are so many cute knitting patterns for plush animals, but almost none of them are beginner-friendly. This little kitty is here to change that! This easy flay knit cat knitting pattern is so easy, that anyone with basic knitting skills can make it. It’s knit flat on straight needles, in 2 pieces which consist of the body and the tail.
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If you’re new to knitting you might be unfamiliar with the term “kfb” found in this pattern. KFB means knit in the front and the back of a stitch. This increases 1 stitch.
Easy Flat Knit Plush Cat Knitting Pattern
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Yarn: #3 weight yarn
Gauge: not necessary for this project
Pattern instructions for this easy knitted cat:
(Cat is knit from bottom to top)
Cast on 10 sts.
Row 1: Knit across.
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: Kfb in each stitch (20 sts)
Row 4: Purl across.
Row 5: Kfb in each stitch (40 sts)
Row 6: Purl across.
Rows 7-19: Knit in stockinette stitch.
Row 20: Knit 1, k2 together across row, knit last stitch. (27 sts)
Rows 21-31: Work in stockinette stitch.
For the tail:
Cast on 28 sts.
Work in stockinette stitch for 2 inches. Bind off on a right side row.
How to assemble the knit cat
Fold the piece over and sew the bottom opening and the side seam.
Stuff the cat with poly fill and attach the eyes.
Pinch the seam at the top of the head together and sew.
Sew the nose on. You can either use embroidery floss or felt.
Fold the tail over and sew the side seam and one opening end. Lightly stuff with fiber fill (you can use the end of the knitting needle to help push it down).
Sew the tail on to the back of the cat.
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