Crochet White Kitten Doll : "Mao Mao"

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These are instructions for an adorable kitty with a seperate dress. She was based on a character from an old old tale, the matchstick girl. I hope you enjoy this simple tutorial!

The dress is removable, but I highly suggest you sew the neckline of the dress to the body's opening to prevent the dress from slipping. The pattern were inspired by japanese craftmenship.

Note, this kitty lacks a tail but I'm sure your creativity can easily give her one ;)



HEAD: CH 2 or Magic Ring (or you can start however you feel comfortable with for circular crocheting)
1. SC x6; (6)
2. INC x6; (12)
3. (SC, INC) x6; (18)
4. (SC x2, INC) x6; (24)
5. for another 4 rows repeat step 4 with an additional SC before INC; (30, 36, 42, 48)
6. SC in round, repeat x5; (48, 48, 48, 48, 48)
7. (INVDEC, SC x6) x6; (42)
8. (INVDEC, SC x5) x6; (36)
9. (INVDEC, SC x4) x6; (30)
10. (INVDEC, SC x3) x6; (24)
11. SL ST finish off and sew 

BODY: CH 2 or Magic Ring (or you can start however you feel comfortable with for circular crocheting)
1. SC x6; (6)
2. INC x6; (12)
3. (SC, INC) x6; (18)
4. (SC x2, INC) x6; (24)
5. (SC x3, INC) x6; (30)
6. SC in round, repeat x2; (30, 30)
7. (SC x8, INVDEC) x3; (27)
8. SC in round, repeat x2; (27, 27)
9. (SC x7, INVDEC) x3; (24)
10. SC in round, repeat x3; (24, 24, 24, 24)
11. SL ST finish off and sew

HAND x2: CH 2 or Magic Ring (or you can start however you feel comfortable with for circular crocheting)
1. SC x5; (5)
2. INC x5; (10)
3. SC in round, repeat x5; (10, 10, 10, 10, 10)
4. SC x8, INVDEC; (9)
5. SC in round, repeat x3; (9, 9, 9)
6. SL ST finish off and sew

FOOT x2: CH 2 or Magic Ring (or you can start however you feel comfortable with for circular crocheting)
1. SC x6; (6)
2. INC x6; (12)
3. SC in round, repeat x5; (12, 12, 12, 12, 12)
4. SC x10, INVDEC; (11)
5. SC in round, repeat x3; (11, 11, 11)
6. SL ST finish off and sew

EAR x2: CH 2 or Magic Ring (or you can start however you feel comfortable with for circular crocheting)
1. (SC x5), repeat x2; (5, 5)
3. INC x5; (10)
4. SC in round;(10)
5. SL ST finish off and sew

BASKET: CH 2 or Magic Ring (or you can start however you feel comfortable with for circular crocheting)
1. SC x6; (6)
2. INC x6; (12)
3. (SC, INC) x6; (18)
4. (SC x2, INC) x6; (24)
5. SC in round, repeat x4; (24, 24, 24, 24)
6. (INVDEC, SC x5) x3; (18)
7. SL ST finish off and sew
8. for the handle: CH18

DRESS: begin the dress from top to bottom (aka. neckline to dress hem).
1. SC x27; (27)
2. (SC, INC) x13, SC; (40)
3. SC in round, repeat x4; (40, 40, 40, 40)
4. (SC x3, INC) x10, SC; (50)
5. SL ST finish off and sew

CUFFS x2: 
1. SC x10 in round, repeat x3; (10, 10, 10)
2. SL ST finish off and sew

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AWOLNATION_GIRL

3 years ago

This is so adorable, I'm making it for my friend a cat lover!!

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Loren Ver

4 years ago on Introduction

Thank you for the instructions! Nice job - very pretty! :)

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AmandaS3

4 years ago

Do you sl st the rows together at the end or is it continuous?

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savycrochet8AmandaS3

Reply 4 years ago

I'm not sure how the creator did but my replica I did a continuous row and only sl st at the end of each limb

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wling

4 years ago

2 questions..am I overlooking the hood pattern & also the dress starts out 27 sc, I've never seen a pattern start with 27. Is that chain 27 and join? I use a magic circle so I'm a little confused. Thank u!!

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Rasha6359

5 years ago

ADORABLE!!!!! /)*c*(\

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cleighp3

7 years ago on Introduction

I clicked on the link above; its the same pic and everything! how weird! cute cat though