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).
Step 1: Crochet stitches you will need to know.
Step 2: Things you need to know
Worsted Wt. Medium yarn [#4] - about 3 oz. or 100m
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
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
Step 5: Completed Body Yo-yo
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.