I present to you my Mochi Cat Amigurumi! It’s a mashup of 2 of my favorite things. Mochi Rice cake, so soft, sweet, and delicious. And Cat, so soft, sweet (ok not so sweet sometimes if they’re a diva like my cat), and purrfect. Combine them together and you get the cool concoction of a Mochi Cat Amigurumi, or rather should I say “MEOW-chi” Cat!
Here’s a whole tray full of cute delights!
This free Mochi Cat crochet pattern uses one of the softest yarns out there, Pipsqueak Yarn. It’s so fluffy and squishy. Now that I think of it, Mochi Cat Amigurumi would be great as a stress ball as well!
I created the body out of this soft yarn, and what’s so great about Pipsqueak is that you can’t see the texture of the stitches. The body looks more like a sewn plushie. For the ear however, I wanted to give it definition, so I went back to my favorite workhorse yarn, the good ‘ol trusty acrylic worsted weight yarn.
Now if you add a Nori (seaweed) to the Mochi cat, you can also transform Mochi Cat into Riceball Kitty! I also like to call him Onipurri for his nickname =D. Also doesn’t the top Riceball Kitty look like a Ninja?
Here are Mochi Cat Amigurumi, Riceball Kitty, along with Soot Sprite Kitty.
Now, the most important question of all: Who gets to eat the last California roll?
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Mochi Cat Amigurumi Pattern
CROCHET HOOK: 5.0mm hook
– Polyester Fiberfill
– Yarn Needle
– Stich Marker
– Black Felt and Pink Felt (for eyes, mouth, and cheek)
– Fabri-tac Glue
ABBREVIATIONS: (American English crochet)
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together (sc dec)
st – stitch
3in/8cm tall by 3in/8cm wide
With white pipsqueak yarn
Round 1: 6 sc into magic ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] around – 18 sc.
Round 4: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 st] around – 24 sc.
Round 5-7: Sc in each st around – 24 sc.
Round 8: [Sc2tog, sc in next 2 st] around – 18 sc.
Round 9: [Sc2tog, sc in next st] around – 12 sc.
Round 10: Sc2tog around – 6 sc.
Fasten off, and leave a long tail.
Stuff with polyfill and sew closed.
With white yarn (worsted weight, acrylic)
Round 1: 4 sc into magic ring.
Round 2: 2 sc in each st around – 8 sc.
Round 3: [2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 st] around – 10 sc.
Round 4: Sc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Do not stuff.
Riceball Kitty Crochet Pattern
With black yarn (worsted weight, acrylic)
Row 1: Ch 19, sc in each ch across – 18 sc.
Row 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across – 18 sc.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
1. Sew Ears to Head. When sewing down, make sure to curve the ears.
2. Cut 2 small circles from black felt for the eyes. You can also use Safety eyes instead.
3. Cut out the mouth from black felt. It looks like a wavy “W.” You can also embroider the mouth instead.
4. Cut 2 small ovals from pink felt for the cheeks.
5. Glue eyes, mouth, and cheeks onto face with Fabritac.
6. If making Riceball Kitty, wrap and sew down the Nori to the bottom of the Body.
7. Hide and cut all ends.
8. Tag me with your project on Instagram or Facebook!
Bonus Soot Sprite Kitty or aka Black Sesame Kitty Ball
Crochet the Soot Sprite Pattern for the base head.
Ears are the same as Mochi Cat, but in black acrylic worsted weight yarn.
Feed your Sprite Kitty some Star Candy!