After having two friends loose their sweet furbabies in the same month I began looking for something simple I could send to comfort them. I found some sweet cards and charms but nothing seemed just right. After some thought I decided to make something myself, but what?? I wanted something small that they could keep with them or store with other special treasures. It finally hit me, have you heard of Guatemalan worry dolls or worry stones? I like to think of these as worry cats! I hope you enjoy this super simple pattern!
If you’d like the printable PDF version of this pattern you can snag it for $3 here!
Can’t crochet or just want to purchase these as finished products? You can find them here and they will include a sweet card for the cat mom in your life!
In traditional and modern times, worry dolls are given or lent to brooding and sorrowful children. They would tell their doll about their sorrows, fears and worries, then hide it under their pillow during the night. After this, the child will literally sleep over the whole thing. At the next morning, all sorrows are said to have been taken away by the worry doll. (Wikipedia)
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
- 2 Colors Medium Weight (4) yarn *I used Lily Sugar n’ Cream Cotton* (Scraps will work, you don’t need much)
- Size 4.25mm Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle & Scissors
- Felt (optional)
- Craft/Felt/Hot Glue (optional) *Any of these options will suffice*
Magic circle, sc 8 into circle, join with sl st, ch 1 (pull circle tight)
Sc into the same stitch you joined to, 2 sc into next st and alternate 1 sc, 2sc into each st around (13sc)
Join, ch 1, sc into the same space you joined into, 2sc into next, 1 sc into 3rd st, 2 sc into 4th, 1 sc into 5th, 2sc into 6th, 1 sc into 7th, 2 sc into 8th, 1 sc into 9th
Now we start the ears! (1 sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc) into 10th, 1 slip stitch into 11th & 12, (1 sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc) into 13th, join with sl st, weave in ends!
Sew on whiskers as you like with your contrasting color & glue to felt if you’d like! Once the glue is dry you can cut around the new kitty face and even add a pin to the back if you’d like!
I hope you enjoyed making these little guys as much as I did 🧡😻 and I hope they bring at least a teeny bit of comfort to those who’ve lost a sweet furbaby… maybe include them with a candle and a handwritten card. I’d love to see your creations so be sure to tag me on IG @pinksheepdesign 🧡