Crochet Applique – Ballerina Kitty

Find here a free pattern to make an adorable ballerina kitty appliqué.


In addition to the Ballerina bear crochet pattern, I decided to make a ballerina kitty crochet appliqué. Both of them would be perfect to personalize a crochet baby blanket!

crochet applique kitty

crochet ballerina applique

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crochet kitty applique


Crochet Ballerina kitty Appliqué

 

Size:

5.5 inches (14 cm)

Material:

  • Yarn calling for 5,5 mm hook in: pink and white (and a very small amount of light pink for the nose).
  • A very small amount of pearl cotton in black (for the eyelashes and the mouth)
  • Size 3.5 mm crochet hook (you can use a bigger or smaller hook to make a bigger or smaller appliqué).
  • 2 black safety eyes (7.5 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:

  • chain (ch)
  • magic ring (mr)
  • single crochet (sc)
  • increase (inc)
  • invisible decrease (dec)
  • slip stitch (sl st)
  • half double crochet (hdc)
  • double crochet (dc)

What did I use?

Light worsted yarn.
I used « I love this cotton» Hobby Lobby.





Pattern: How to crochet a ballerina kitty appliqué?


The body

The pattern starts by the shoes and legs that are made separately and joined together.

Left leg:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the pink yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 3. (3)
  • Row 2: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st. (3)

Join and keep working with the white yarn.

  • Row 4: ch1, turn; working in the back loop only: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)

Cut the pink yarn but leave a long tail as you will use it later to do the lace of the shoe.

  • Rows 5 to 10: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)

Cut the white yarn and yarn over.

With your tapestry needle and the long tail of pink yarn, make the lace of the shoes as shown in the pictures below.

Keep the left leg for later.

 

Right leg:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the pink yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 3. (3)
  • Row 2: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st. (3)

Join and keep working with the white yarn.

  • Row 4: ch1, turn; working in the back loop only: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)

Cut the pink yarn but leave a long tail as you will use it later to do the lace of the shoe.

  • Rows 5 to 10: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 3 st. (3)

Stop working with the white yarn, just the time to make the pink lace for this leg: with your tapestry needle and the long tail of pink yarn, make the lace of the shoes as shown in the pictures above.

Back to the white again: do not cut the white yarn. We are now going to join the legs together:

  • Row 11: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 3 st, ch 1. Now working on the left leg: 1 sc in the next 3 st. (7)
  • Rows 12 to 13: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 7 st. (7)

Join and keep working with the pink yarn.

  • Row 14: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 7 st. (7)
  • Row 15: ch1, turn; working in the front loop only: 1 sc in the next 7 st. (7)
  • Rows 16 to 20: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 7 st. (7)
  • Row 21: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 3 st, 1 dec. (5)

Join and keep working with the white yarn.

  • Row 22: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 5 st. (5)
  • Row 23: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 inc. (7)
  • Row 24: ch1, turn; 1 inc, 1 sc in the next 7 st, 1 inc. (9)
  • Rows 25 to 28: ch1, turn; 1 sc in the next 9 st. (9)
  • Row 29: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next 5 st, 1 dec. (7)
  • Row 30: ch1, turn; 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)

Cut the white yarn and yarn over.

Place the eyes between the rows 26 and 27 (spaced by 3 st) but do not attach them yet. If you are happy with their position, take them off and with your tapestry needle and the black pearl cotton, make 2 eyelashes for each eye. Put the eyes back and attach them.

White the light pink yarn and your tapestry needle, make a small nose under the eyes.

With the black pearl cotton and your tapestry needle, make a mouth as shown in the picture below.





The ears (make 2)

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the white yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 4. (4)
  • Row 2: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st, 1 DC in the last st. (3)

Cut the yarn.

With your tapestry needle, sew the ears on each sides of the body.


The arms

Right arm:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the pink yarn.

  • Row 1: Join with the brown yarn as shown in the picture below and make 1 sc in the same st; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (3)

  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)

Change for the white yarn and keep working as follow:

  • Row 4: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 6: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 7: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 8: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 9: ch1, turn: 1 sc in the next st, 1 dec. (2)

Cut the yarn and yarn over.

 

Left arm:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the pink yarn.

  • Row 1: Join with the brown yarn as shown in the picture below and make 1 sc in the same st; 1 sc in the next 2 st. (3)

  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)

Change for the white yarn and keep working as follow:

  • Row 4: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 5: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 6: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 7: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 inc in the next st. (3)
  • Row 8: ch1, turn: 1 inc in the next st, 1 dec. (3)
  • Row 9: ch1, turn: 1 dec, 1 sc in the next st. (2)

Cut the yarn and yarn over.





The headband with the bow

The headband:

Make a chain of 10.

Sew the headband to the top of the head.

kitty crochet applique

 

The bow:

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the pink yarn.

  • Row 1: ch 3. (3)
  • Rows 2 to 6: turn, starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: 1 sc in the next 2 st. (2)

Cut the yarn (leave a long tail for sewing). With your tapestry needle, bring the tail of yarn in the middle of the bow and wrap it around the bow to give the shape of a bow.  Sew the bow on the head. 

kitty crochet applique

 


The skirt

With a 3.5 mm crochet and the light pink yarn.

  • Row 1: Holding your bear upside down, join the pink yarn on the right, in the front loop of the stitches of the row 15. Make 1 sc in the st where you joined and 1 sc in the 6 following st. (7)

  • Row 2: ch1, turn: 1 sc in the next st, 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st, 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st, 1 inc, 1 sc in the next st. (10)
  • Row 3: ch1, turn: 1 sc in the next 3 st, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the next st, 1 sc in the next 2 st, (2 DC, ch 1, 2 DC) in the next st, 1 sc in the next 3 st . (18)

Cut the yarn, yarn over.

crochet applique kitty


 


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