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Small Maneki-Neko

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Finished Size: approx. 4 in / 10 cm

Materials:
  • Red Heart Super Saver: Soft White, Gold, and a very small amount of the following colors; Cherry Red, Burgundy, Black
  • size F (3.75mm) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • stuffing
  • optional: small bell

Instructions:

BODY & HEAD
With Soft White, 6sc into MR.
R1: (2sc)x6. (12)
R2: (Sc, 2sc)x6. (18)
R3: (Sc 2, 2sc)x6. (24)
R4: (Sc 3, 2sc)x6. (30)
R5: Sc 30. (30)
R6: (Sc 4, 2sc)x6. (36)
R7-10: Sc 36. (36)
R11: (Sc 4, DEC)x6. (30)
R12: Sc 30. (30)
R13: (Sc 3, DEC)x6. (24)
R14: (DEC)x6. (12)
R15: (2sc)x6. (24)
R16: Sc 24. (24)
R17: (Sc 3, 2sc)x6. (30)
R18-20: Sc 30. (30)
R21: (Sc 3, DEC)x6. (24)
R22: (Sc 2, DEC)x6. (18)
R23: (Sc, DEC)x6. (12)
R24: (DEC)x6. (6)
F/O, draw yarn through remaining sts and pull closed.

RAISED PAW
With Soft White, 6sc into MR.
R1: (2sc, sc)x6. (9)
R2: Sc 7, DEC. (8)
R3: Ch1, turn. Fold piece together and sc through both sides. Ch1, turn. (4)
R4: Sc 4 FLO, turn so that the unworked back loops are now the front loops, sc 4 FLO. (8)
R5-8: Sc 8. (8)
F/O.

PAW HOLDING TOKEN
With Soft White, 6sc into MR.
R1: (2sc, sc 2)x2. (8)
R2-5: Sc 8. (8)
R6: Ch1, turn. Fold piece together and sc through both sides. (4)
F/O.

FEET
With Soft White, 8sc into MR.
R1-3: Sc 8. (8)
F/O.

EARS
With Soft White, 6sc into MR.
R1: Sc 6. (6)
R2: (2sc, sc 2)x2. (8)
R3: (2sc, sc 3)x2. (10)
F/O.

TAIL
With Soft White, Ch4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch.
F/O.

TOKEN
With Gold, Ch7.
R1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 4, 2sc, turn to work on opposite side of chain, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc. (16)
R2: [(2sc)x2, sc 4, (2sc)x2]x2. (24)
R3: Sl st 24. (24)
F/O.

ASSEMBLY
Sew ears to top of head.
Sew arms to body.
Sew legs to body.
Sew tail to body.
With Black, stitch eyes on head.
With Burgundy, stitch mouth on head.
Look up a few photos of Maneki-Neko cats online, and with Black stitch an approximation of the characters on the token.
Cut 2 lengths of Cherry Red, approximately 5 inches each and tie around the neck of the Maneki-Neko (if you have a small bell, thread the bell onto the yarn before you tie it around the neck). Trim the ends.

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