Henry isn’t really a cat, though he likes to think he is. Henry is just a boy who likes to dress up as a cat and Halloween is the perfect excuse for him to wear his favorite outfit, though he’s never let the lack of a holiday stop him.
Henry is the first friend in my Kiddos in Costume series. I hope to release a new friend at the beginning of each month and they will be themed whenever possible. Are they stuffed animals? Are they dolls? It’s hard to say, but one thing is for sure, they are adorable!
The pattern for Henry features step by step photos to help your Henry come out a awesome as possible.
I consider these kiddos to be intermediate patterns but if you have made amigurumi before they should be no problem. The feet are made individually and then joined together and worked in the round from there to form the body. A stitch marker will be important to keep track of your rows with this pattern.
I use back loop only stitches to create ridges at Henry’s feet and hands. This improves the appearance and makes it feel more like Henry is wearing shoes and clothes however if you do not like the look of back loop only crocheting you can make regular stitches.
Henry’s head is closed while his body is left open for sewing together. I feel that this gives a cleaner look than joining two closed pieces together. If you like, you can attach the head when you stop to attach your eyes. The benefit to attaching the head at this point is that you will not pull up as much stuffing when sewing the pieces together and if you sew before attaching the eyes it will be easier to center them with Henry’s body. I myself have fallen victim to slightly off centered heads from being just one stitch off when sewing my pieces together. (Use your pins!)
For Henry’s pumpkin you can attach it with either floral wire, embroidery thread, or yarn. Fun fact: There are actually two Henry’s featured in my pattern photos. One Henry, such as the one above, has floral wire attaching his bucket. The Henry in the step by step photos and the photo below has embroidery thread, and both options look great!
- 3.75mm crochet hook
- Worsted weight yarn in black, orange, pink, and a flesh color
- 12mm safety eyes (2)
- Tapestry and Sewing Needle
- Polyfil or favorite stuffing
◆Optional: white felt and thread (for eyes)
◆Optional: Black embroidery thread (for pumpkin bucket)
◆Optional: Floral wire (for bucket)
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