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Cheetara – Free Crochet Pattern

New Year, Old Pattern.

I’m trying to make typing patterns more of a goal than it has been in the past.

If you follow me on Instagram you know I have been painting and it is taking a lot of time. Plus I was inundated with toy plushies for Christmas orders.

Now, I am working on a fantastic custom order based off of Kevin the Bacon Scarf. Stay tuned for more updates.

Did I mention, I’m also opening a wine bar and patio. Needless to say typing patterns has not been a priority. I’m trying to fix that.

As I have said before, it is hard to find the comic book ladies in crochet form. Everyone goes to your male heroes, but the ladies are underrepresented.

Remember Thundercats? I do, I wanted to be Cheetara when I was younger. (I was young and didn’t understand cartoons vs reality). So I made my very own plush Cheetara. There is needlefelting and quite a bit of hair, but she should be fairly simple once you get those done.

As always if you make her use #drunkenauntwendy so I can find her on Social Media and give you a thumbs up.

Crochet Cheetara Doll

Cheetara
Pattern © DrunkenAuntWendyDesigns

Materials
Worsted Weight Yarn
Vanna’s Choice – Rust
Vanna’s Choice – Mustard
Vanna’s Choice – Fisherman
I love this yarn – Red
Caron Simply Soft – Lemonade
Orange Wool Roving
12 MM Safety Eyes
Black Sharpie
Needle Felting Tool
Doll eyelashes
E6000 epoxy
Size E crochet hook
Polyfiberfill
Large Eye Needle

Abbreviations
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
CH- Chain
FO – Fasten Off
SL ST – Slip Stitch
INC – Make two Single Crochet in Same Stitch
DEC – Single Crochet two stitches together
Puff Stitch –(Insert the hook in the stitch, yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch) repeat 2 more times. You should have loops on your hook. Yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on the hook. Push the stitch out.
BLO – Back Loops Only
FLO – Front Loops Only

Note: Entire project is worked in the round. Use a stitch marker or a scrap piece of yarn to mark the beginning of each row. Then you don’t have to count every row. Do not join unless instructed to.

Parentheses indicate a repeat. Repeat the stitches in the parentheses for the number of times indicated.

The bracketed number [] is the number of stitches at the end of each row.

I spread my increases out so there isn’t a seam on the finished piece. If you do not like this method, you can do regular increases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at drunkenauntwendy@gmail.com.

EYES

Before starting the head, clip a section of three lashes per eye. Glue to the flat portion of your safety eyes and set aside to dry.

HEAD in Fisherman
Head is worked as an oval. The increases go on the sides of the oval.
Ch 8
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 5 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the first few stitches, 6 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [18].
Round 2: 6 SC, INC 3 times, 6 SC, INC 3 times [24].
Round 3: 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC) 3 times [30].
Round 4: 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (SC, INC, SC) 3 times [36].
Round 5: 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times, 6 SC, (3 SC, INC) 3 times [42].
Round 6: 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times, 6 SC, (2 SC, INC, 2 SC) 3 times [48].
Rounds 7-17: 11 rows SC [48 stitches per row.
Stop here to Insert Eyes five rows down from just finished row. Use a piece of Fisherman to embroider nose with straight stitches in a triangle.
Round 18: (6 SC, DEC) 6 times, change colors to Lemonade [42].
Round 19: (5 SC, DEC) 6 times [36].
Round 20: (4 SC, DEC) 6 times [30].
Round 21: (3 SC, DEC) 6 times [24].
Round 22: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18].
Round 23: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Round 24: DEC 6 times [6].
Fasten off. Thread yarn through last row and pull up tight to close opening.

Using Orange Roving and the needle felting tool, felt large diamonds around the eyes.

Cut several pieces of Lemonade about 12 inches long for her hair. Attach by folding the hair in half and pull a loop through and pull the open ends through the loop. Pull tight. Make sure you put it in a triangle in the front for the widows peak.

For the black spots, I used a black sharpie to draw on several spots.

RIGHT ARM in Fisherman
Ch 2,
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4].
Round 2: SC, Puff Stitch, 2 SC [3 SC, 1 Puff Stitch].
Round 3: 4 SC, change colors to the Lemonade in the last stitch [4].
Round 4: (SC, INC) 2 times [6].
Rounds 5-11: 7 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Fasten Off. Don’t stuff arms.

Use sharpie to make spots on the yellow portion of the arm.

LEFT ARM in Fisherman
Ch 2
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook [4].
Round 2: SC, Puff Stitch, 2 SC [3 SC, 1 Puff Stitch].
Round 3: 4 SC, change colors to the Rust in the last stitch [4].
Round 4: (SC, INC) 2 times [6].
Rounds 5-6: 2 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Rows 7-11: 5 rows SC [6 stitches per row].
Fasten Off. Don’t stuff arms.
Use sharpie to make spots on the yellow part of the arm.
FEET – Make 2, in Rust
Ch 5
Round 1: SC in 2nd Ch from hook, SC for 2 stitches, 3 SC in last stitch, working in the unused loops from the first few stitches, 3 SC, 3 SC in the beginning loop [12].
Round 2: 3 SC, INC 3 times, 3 SC, INC 3 times [18].
Round 3: Working in BLOs SC row [18].
Round 4: SC, DEC in next 6 stitches, 5 SC [12].
Start stuffing feet.
Round 5: 2 SC, DEC, DEC, 6 SC [10].
Round 6: 7 SC, DEC, SC [9]
Round 7: 2 SC, DEC, 5 SC [8]
Round 8: Slip Stitch 3, Change Colors to Mustard, Ch 1, turn, In FLOs SC 8, Do not continue in the round this is not a full row. Chain 1, Fasten off.
Rounds 9-18: Join Lemonade in unused loops from Round 8, 9 rows SC [8 Stitches per row].
Fasten off 1st leg and make second leg.
Do not fasten off second leg. Change color to Rust in last stitch.
Round 19: you will be crocheting around both legs for this row. Chain 1, Change Color to Lemonade, SC around 1st leg, Change color to Rust, Chain 1, Change back to Lemonade, SC around 7 stitches, Change Color to Rust, SC last Stitch (16 SC, 2 Chains)
Rounds 20: SC in Chain Stitch, SC, Change Color to Lemonade, 6 SC, Change Color to Rust, SC, SC in Chain, SC, Change Color to Lemonade, SC 5, Change color to Rust, 2 SC, [18]
Continue stuffing
Round 21: 3 SC, Change Color to Lemonade, 4 SC, Change Color to Rust, 5 SC, Change Colors to Lemonade, 3 SC, Change Color to Rust 3 SC [18].
Round 22: 4 SC, Change Color to Lemonade, 2 SC, Change Color to Rust 7 SC, end this row here. Move your start to this point. Not a full row.
Round 23: INC, 8 SC, INC, 7 SC [21].
Round 24: INC, 10 SC, INC, 3 SC, INC 3 SC [24].
Round 25: SC row [24].
Round 26: (2 SC, DEC) 6 times [18]
Continue stuffing.
Round 27: (SC, DEC) 6 times [12].
Rounds 28-30: 3 rows SC [12 stitches per row.
Round 31: (SC, INC) 6 times [18].
Round 32: Note: adjust the locations of the puff stitches if necessary to make the boobs in the right location. 6 SC, Puff Stitch, 4 SC, Puff Stitch, 6 SC, [16 SC, 2 puff stitches]
Round 33: 6 SC, Change Colors to Lemonade DEC, SC, DEC, Change Colors to Rust, 7 SC. [16].
Round 34: 3 SC, DEC, Change Colors to Lemonade, 5 SC, Change Colors to Rust DEC, 2 SC, DEC. [13].

Fasten off.

Attached the head to the body first. Stuff firmly so your head doesn’t wobble. Sew on arms.

If you can find a tiny Thundercats patch for the center of her outfit, you can attach that otherwise see below.

THUNDERCATS PATCH
In Red, Ch 2
Round 1: 4 SC in 2nd Chain from Hook. Join round with a slip stitch. Fasten off and sew to body between boobs.

Thunder, Thunder, Thundercats!

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