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Crochet Kitten Applique
Free Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: Embroidery floss any colour
Strand of black embroidery floss
Size 10 crochet hook
Abbreviations:
 sts  stitch(es)
 ch  chain
 sl st  slip stitch
 lp  loop
 sc  single crochet
 hdc  half double crochet
 dc  double crochet
 tr  treble
 dtr  double treble

Crochet these cute little kittens with embroidery floss in any colour you wish to use as applique trims on clothing, linens or accessories.

BODY (Work in rounds)

Row 1: Using 6 strands of floss, ch 2 making the first st twice the usual size, pulling the knot tight. In the long st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 9 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc.

Row 2: Sl st in first sc, 2 sc in next, 2 hdc in next, 2 dc in next, 3 tr in next, (3 dtr in next) 6 times, 3 tr in next, 2 dc in next, 2 hdc in next, 2 sc in next.

Row 3: In back lps only, sl st in next 3 sts, (ch 1, sl st in next st) repeated around. Cut 6 inches long, thread to a needle and fasten off on back. (this thread is used to sew head and body together).

HEAD

Row 1: Repeat Row 1 of Body.

Row 2: Sl st in first sc, 1 sc in next, 2 sc in next, sc in 2 sts, * ch 5, sk last ch st, (1 sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc) on rest of ch, dc in side of sc, sk next tr, sc in next tr, * 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next.
Repeat from * to *.
Sc in next st, 2 sc in next, 1 sc in next, sl st in next; fasten off.

With wrong sides up, lap top of body over base of head and tack together.

TAIL

Ch 24, sk last st, sl st in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next, (2 hdc in next st) twice, hdc in 2 sts, (2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next) 4 times, * (hdc in next 2 sts) worked off together for a decrease, hdc in next st. Repeat from * once. Sc in next st, sl st in next. Fasten in starting circle of body.

Take a single strand of black floss and embroidery whiskers on each side of head and French knots for eyes and nose.

Sew this applique with tail curled.

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