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 my 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.
Aquila the Kitten can be made by crocheting only, but if you’d like to add the element of fur, there is a free tutorial on how to turn Aquila in to a Bengal cat – or any other kind you want – by needle felting! You can use this method to add just a few markings or cover her entire body with a new kitty pelt. See the felting module included with this pattern for more info and click the link below to watch Aquila’s felting video. See more of Aquila as a Bengal cat here.
Watch the FREE video on how to needle felt Aquila here.
Get the felting supplies list here.
More about Projectarian’s Year of Fur and other furry projects here.
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I hope you enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed designing it!
WHAT YOU’LL GET
- 60-page pattern with written instructions and ~600 pictures
- Detailed supplies list including yarn quantities, tools, skills, and any other supplies for crocheting and needle felting
- Free bonus Booklet: Projectarian’s Pro Tips for Amigurumi
- Dedicated support from the team at Hooked on Sunshine.
The pattern contains minute detail on choosing supplies and everything else you need to know. The following is an overview of yarn and other info.
Yarn #1. Double knit, which is the equivalent to yarn weight 3, light worsted, 8 ply or 11 wpi. Choose yarn that has a weight similar to 2.6 m/g.
Yarn #2. Crochet thread size 5.
YARDAGE: total amount = approx. 184g For crocheting. Download felting supplies here.
FINISHED SIZE: 22 cm tall
TERMINOLOGY: US terminology with metric and imperial sizes.
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced
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’s accurate and easy to follow. If you get stuck, ask for help from the Hooked on Sunshine support team (link in pattern). Watch my video on how to felt Aquila.
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Aquila the Kitten | Crochet Pattern by Projectarian.
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