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Mochi Cat Amigurumi and Riceball Kitty

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!

Mochi Cat Amigurumi Crochet

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?

Riceball Kitty Amigurumi
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?

Mochi Cat Amigurumis

Hope you enjoy these cute delicious Kitties! Be sure to tag me with your projects on Instagram or Facebook. And here’s some of my other free patterns I think you may enjoy!

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Mochi Cat Crochet Amigurumi

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Mochi Cat Amigurumi Pattern

LEVEL: Easy

CROCHET HOOK: 5.0mm hook

YARN:
Bernat Pipsqueak Yarn
– Whitey White
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (worsted weight, acrlyic)
– white
– black

NOTIONS:
– Polyester Fiberfill
– Yarn Needle
– Stich Marker
– Scissors
– 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

APPROXIMATE SIZE:
3in/8cm tall by 3in/8cm wide

BODY
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.

EAR
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.

Amigurumi Mochi Cat

Riceball Kitty Crochet Pattern

NORI (seaweed)
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.

ASSEMBLY
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!

Soot Sprite Cat Amigurumi

Mochi Cat Amigurumi - Free Crochet Pattern

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