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I love these little crocheted yo-yo critters because I'm an animal lover (especially cats) and an avid crocheter. These critters can be used as gift box decorations, stocking stuffers for little guys and gals, a toy for your pet, or just to sit atop the computer screen and look cute (until the cat gets it and it turns into a toy).

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Step 1: Crochet stitches you will need to know.

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The crochet stitches to make yo-yo critters are all basic and easy ones to learn if do not crochet. The stitches are: chain, slip stitch, single crochet, half-double crochet, double crochet, and triple crochet. They are pictured here.

Step 2: Things you need to know

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Things you will use:  #F (#5, 3.75mm) crochet hook
                                     Worsted Wt. Medium yarn [#4] - about 3 oz. or 100m
                                     Yarn needle

When putting the sides of the yo-yo together - identifying the inside and outside loops.
This picture shows what are inside and outside loops when joining sides. The inside loops
are used to join body yo-yo and the outside loops are joined for leg yo-yo.

To add nose and eyes you will be using an embroidery stitch called a French knot. The second picture shows how this knot is sewn.

Step 3: Body Yo-yo

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The body is made using 3 basic yo-yos. Each yo-yo is made up of two sides. Each side is made separately and then crocheted together.

Body Yo-yo

1. Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring, ch 4, work 19 tr in ring, join with sl st in top of ch4. Fasten off.

Step 4: Joining Body Yo-yo

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2. For the second side of the yo-yo: Repeat the first step but do not fasten it off. Place the wrong sides of the two sides together. Working in the inside loops of the circles, sc each pair of inside loops around the circle, join with sl st in first sc.

Step 5: Completed Body Yo-yo

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Fasten off and pull the ends to the inside of yo-yo.

One completed body yo-yo will look like this.
Make two more of these for the body of critter.

Lettucehead5 years ago
Its so cute! too bad I cant crochet...
emjayg5 years ago
Love the Kitty critter. I sent it by email to someone but all they got was steps 1 to 10, the text and thumbnail pics. How can I get the rest of the steps and thumbnails to go in an email?
SaraHawk (author)  emjayg5 years ago
Did you make sure that all of the boxes on the second line for the rest of the pages are checked? Assuming you are downloading the customized pdf.
SaraHawk (author)  emjayg5 years ago
I downloaded the pdf file to see what happened and got the whole thing without any problem -- so, I don't know what to tell you.
emjayg emjayg5 years ago
I have tried downloading the PDF. results; nothing. In about 2 seconds after clicking on download, it says 100%. not so. Nothing works very well on instructables.
emjayg emjayg5 years ago
I have printed the first 10 steps with the  thumbnail pics. I want to print all the rest of the steps and thumbnail pics. How do I Do it? I need an answer to this.
kwishnie5 years ago
Love this!  Thanks for all the instructions too