AQUILA THE KITTEN CAL: LIFE-SIZED AMIGURUMI CAT PATTERN WITH NEEDLE FELTING
Welcome to Aquila the Kitten’s crochet along! Scroll to the end of the page to Purchase. Once you’ve signed up, you can access your files here or find the Purchase Receipt in your email inbox and click on the link. Thanks for joining in!
Aquila’s CAL is also available on Ravelry. Coming to Etsy on 27 June 2022.
Read on for pattern info or click here to see Aquila’s blog post and more pictures of her.
• Size: 22 cm tall
• Skill Level: Advanced*
• Yarn Weight: DK (8 ply) and Crochet Thread size 5.
• Terminology: US with metric sizes
• Yardage DK yarn:480 m
• Gauge: 2mm hook, DK yarn. 7 SC X 7 rows = 3 X 3 cm block.
• Written pattern with photos
• Delivered in PDF format, English only
• Includes detailed supplies list of yarn quantities, tools, skills, etc.
• Includes Amigurumi Tips booklet
• Includes free video for needle felting
• Includes free pattern support
*PEACE OF MIND
Although it is rated as advanced, I’ve written this pattern with lower skill levels in mind. The pattern has been thoroughly tested to ensure it is accurate and easy to follow. If you need help with your project at any stage, you can post your questions in the Hooked on Sunshine group (link in pattern) on Facebook for fast and friendly help from a dedicated support team. You can also join Projectarian’s Facebook group for forum-style support and sharing your progress. Watch my free video on how to needle felt Aquila.
Aquila is a crafty kitten, in both senses of the word. Her cunning is matched only by her artistic flair for decorating your living room with rainbows of yarn like spaghetti confetti. She’s smart enough to wait until you’re not looking, though – partly so that you won’t interfere with her creative process – but mainly to surprise you when you come back, so she can enjoy your reaction of sheer joy at her most wondrous and artful gift to you.
ABOUT THE PATTERN
This pattern is part of the Projectarian’s Year of Fur event, where all Projectarian patterns are fur themed for 2022. Aquila’s special furry feature is needle felting, an optional extra you can use to totally transform your kitten into any specific type of cat!
This life-sized kitten is made in a rigid sitting pose with a body that is crocheted, mostly in one piece without extensive sewing. She has realistic eyes and a mouth that can open. Aquila can be customized to make different types of cats by using specific colours while crocheting, or by needle-felting a fur coat onto her once crocheting is complete – or even a combination of both.
During the CAL, you can post your pictures and share the fun with your fellow participants, by tagging your pictures with #AquilaTheKitten on Instagram and Facebook. You can tag me directly by using @Projectarian on social media; I would love to see your posts and interact!
– FAQ –
GOT QUESTIONS? READ ON!
What is a CAL?
A CAL (crochet along) is a pattern that gets released in parts, over a certain length of time. Everyone who participates gets each new pattern part at the same time, so all participants crochet together at the same pace.
How do I join?
Click on the Buy Now button and complete payment. After you’ve paid, you will officially be signed up for the CAL, so you’ll automatically receive all the pattern content over the course of the CAL, at no extra charge.
When can I join?
Anytime from 3-27 June 2022. The last part of the CAL will be released on 27 June. After the CAL, the full pattern will remain permanently available for purchase.
What do I get when I sign up?
After making payment, you’ll receive a welcome letter, describing how the CAL works and how to get support. It includes a schedule of when each pattern part will become available to you. You’ll get the Prelude two weeks before the CAL begins, and you’ll start receiving pattern parts from 17 June onward.
When does the CAL start?
Crocheting kicks off with Part 1 on 17 June but you’ll get the pattern’s Prelude before that, on 3 June, so you can gather all your supplies and prepare for the project.
How long is the CAL?
3-27 June 2022, with 2 CAL parts released per week.
What supplies do I need?
On 3 June, you’ll receive the pattern’s Prelude. The Prelude will tell you everything you need to know in order to prepare for making Aquila, including all the tools, supplies, yarn quantities and skills required. You’ll also receive my Amigurumi Tips booklet to help you with special skills and techniques, as well as Aquila’s Felting Module to prepare for needle felting her.
What happens if I join late?
You’ll get access to all the parts of the CAL that have already been released, and you’ll get the new parts as they are released throughout the rest of the CAL.
Can I still buy the pattern after the CAL?
Yes. The pattern parts will be collated into a single pattern document that will permanently remain available for purchase at the same price as the CAL was. CAL participants will receive the collated pattern for free when the CAL is over.
What about needle felting?
There is a free video on my YouTube channel, showing how I felted Aquila. You can do the same as I did, or you can complete her by crocheting only – or you can felt her partially.