Amineko Crocheted Cat šŸ± | Pattern Review

Disclaimer: This pattern is one I have purchased (or used) for my own benefit. Ā I haveĀ not been financially compensated by the designer to write this review. All opinions expressed are my own and based on my own experiences of using the book / pattern.

If you like crochet and amigurumi then chances are that you have come across this pattern at some point and may even haveĀ made one of these fabulous little kitties!Ā 

I have a lovelyĀ Japanese sister-in-law so I did know that ‘neko‘ means cat in Japanese and anĀ Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small cute stuffed animals… so ‘Amineko’ is a shortened version for amigurumi cat and they don’t come much cuter than this little fellow I think.

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I’ve had this pattern saved for ages! But it wasn’t until my daughters school sent out the request for tombola items for their summer fete that I finally decided I hadĀ to give it a go.

So without further ado here is my finished kitty…

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He can sit, kneel, and just chill out…

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I love how pose-able these little cats are…

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And then it was time for him to go off to the tombola…

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The pattern for AminekoĀ is a free on Ravelry:Ā Amineko Crocheted CatĀ by Nekoyama.

I used the diagram on the linked website to create my kitty and foundĀ that it was simple enough to follow though the mouth section gave me pause – until I realised it’s worked as a solid flattened oval that you turn on it’s side.

I would say that it’s an easy enough pattern for beginners to have a go atĀ as you only use one stitch; UK double crochet / US single crochet. For this reason it doesn’t take too long to make up a cat, I think I had mine finished within a few evenings.

I made my kitty using StylecraftĀ Special Double Knit (8ply yarn) inĀ Denim and White rather than fingering (4ply yarn) using a 3.75mm / US size FĀ hook. I was still surprised that my cat seemed to come out quite large in the end – I would say at least 8 inches (20.3cm) sitting down. That said you can easily make up a kitty with one ball of yarn or I think a cat would look equally fun with different colour head, body, arms and legs which makes the pattern a great little stash buster for oddments.

Such a fun pattern to make and I loved how my AminekoĀ turned out in the end – I’mĀ sure I will make moreĀ of these cats in the future.

Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx

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