Jiji the Black Cat Amigurumi Crochet Tutorial

Please note that this blog post is a tutorial for Jiji the Black Cat amigurumi crochet pattern. The FREE crochet pattern can be found here.
I absolutely love my little black cat, Jiji. Crocheting with faux fur yarn can be a bit intimidating, but it was so worth it!

I wrote a blog post on some tips on using faux fur yarn for amigurumi, here.

I end up making a total of 3 black cats with the faux fur yarn that I got and each one turned out slightly different. I guess that's the beauty of handmade.


While I did my best to write out the pattern with the clearest instructions, I understand that extra pictures are always helpful.

Since the stitches are pretty much impossible to see with the faux fur yarn, I made portions of the cat using worsted weight yarn to help illustrate where the stitches should go.


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Crocheting the Front Legs


Photo 1: Make 2 front legs, but don't fasten off the second leg.
Photo 2: Join with the first leg with a single crochet stitch.
Photo 3: Single crochet in each stitch around the first leg and the second leg.
Photo 4: Single crochet in each stitch around again making the legs longer.


Round 16: Attaching the Body with the Front Legs


As mentioned in the notes section of Jiji the Black Cat, I used the "wrong side" of the crochet piece to be the outside of my cat.

When crocheting the body and the legs together, put your hook through the next stitch in the body (from the inside out), and then through the legs (from the outside in).



You can use the image slider above to see where to put the stitches. In round 16, single crochet in the first 2 stitches of the body (green), and then make two single crochets to join the body and legs together (red).



Continue crocheting around the body for the remaining of round 16.

After making the two single crochet stitches that join the legs to the body, continue crocheting around the body (purple).


Round 17: Decreasing Around the Legs


Make 1 single crochet stitch on the body (green), then a single crochet decrease stitch with one stitch from the body and the first "untouched" stitch from the legs (red).



Single crochet 8 stitches around the legs.

Then make another single crochet decrease with one stitch from the legs and the next untouched stitch from the body (red).



Finish the row with 9 more single crochet stitches around the body (purple) until the end of the round.

From here, you can ignore the "skipped" stitches (green) and crochet around both the body and the front legs.

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