Rainbow Barf Cat Plush Scarf

Part cat amigurumi, part rainbow scarf, all adorable!  Use this free crochet pattern to make your own Rainbow Barf Cat Plush Scarf. Scroll down below the photos to see the full pattern.

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As most of you know, or have seen from my other patterns and photos, I am a crazy cat lady.  I have 5 little (okay, not so little) fur balls, and as any pet owner knows, they each have their own quirks.  One of mine, likes to eat so fast she vomits up whole kibble, on the bed.  Like its a present or something for us.

I think this sort of behavior is how the whole “rainbow barf” meme got started.  So why not turn it into a cute, slightly nerdy accessory for the colder months.  You can always keep it all wrapped up as a plushie during the summer.

Size

Scarf -140 cm (55”) long, 16 cm (6.5”) wide

Cat – 20 cm (8”) wide, 18 cm (7”) high

Materials

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Abbreviations Used – US Crochet Terms

  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • mc – magic circle
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc inc – single crochet increase
  • sc dec – single crochet decrease
  • dc – double crochet

Gauge

Scarf – alternating rows of sc and dc with 5.0 mm (H/8) hook (starting with sc row)

14 st = 4”/10 cm

9 rows = 4”/10 cm

Cat – sc with 4.0 mm (F/G/6) hook

17 st = 4”/10 cm

20 rows = 4”/10 cm

Scarf Pattern

  • Ch 2 at the start of the row counts as a dc
  • the color sequence I used is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet

Using 5.0 mm (H/8) hook, ch 203 with your first color

  • or you can fsc 202 and proceed to row 2

row 1: sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across (202 st)

row 2: ch 2, turn, (sk 1 st, dc in next 3 st, cross over the 3 dc and dc in the skipped st) repeat until there is 1 st left, dc in final st (202 st)

row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each ch across (202 st)

tie off and change to color 2, repeat rows 2 and 3

tie off and change to color 3, repeat rows 2 and 3

tie off and change to color 4, repeat rows 2 and 3

tie off and change to color 5, repeat rows 2 and 3

tie off and change to color 6, repeat rows 2 and 3

tie off and change to color 7, repeat rows 2 and 3

tie off and weave in any ends.

Cat Pattern

  • Use a 4.0 mm (F/G/6) crochet hook for this part, or whatever size you need to obtain the gauge
  • this part of the pattern will be worked in continuous rounds, do not slip stitch at the end of each round, instead continue to work around in a spiral
  • use a stitch marker to mark either the first or the last stitch to keep track of when your rounds start or end

Leg 1

start with an mc

rnd 1: 6 sc (6)

rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

rnd 3: (3 sc, sc inc) repeat around (15)

rnd 4-6: sc around (15)

sl st in next st and tie off

Leg 2

start with an mc

rnd 1: 6 sc (6)

rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

rnd 3: (3 sc, sc inc) repeat around (15)

rnd 4-6: sc around (15)

ch 18 and sl st to any stitch of round 6 on leg 1

rnd 7: sc in 15 sts around the leg 1, sc in the 18 chains, sc in the 15 sts around leg 2, sc down the other side of the 18 chains (66)

rnd 8-31: sc in each st around (66)

rnd 32: sc in next 15 st, ch 30, sk 30 st, sc in next 21 st (36 st, ch 30 space)

  • make sure your chain is nice and loose, this makes the mouth of the cat, and you need to have enough stretch to get the scarf in and out of the opening

rnd 33: sc in next 15 st, sc in each ch, sc in next 21 st (66)

rnd 34-37: sc in each st around (66)

**at this point, the scarf should mostly fit inside the cat, if you need to, you can do a few more rounds of sc to ensure the scarf will fit

rnd 38: sc in next 10 st

  • (sc dec, 4 sc) repeat 3 times
  • sc in next 15 st
  • (sc dec, 4 sc) repeat 3 times
  • sc in next 5 st (60)
    • The central sc dec should be in line with approximately the opening of the mouth on both sides.

rnd 39: sc in next 10 st

  • (sc dec, 3 sc) repeat 3 times
  • sc in next 15 st
  • (sc dec, 3 sc) repeat 3 times
  • sc in next 5 st (54)

rnd 40: sc in next 10 st

  • (sc dec, 2 sc) repeat 3 times
  • sc in next 15 st
  • (sc dec, 2 sc) repeat 3 times
  • sc in next 5 st (48)

rnd 41: sc in next 10 st

  • (sc dec, sc) repeat 3 times
  • sc in next 15 st
  • (sc dec, sc) repeat 3 times
  • sc in next 5 st (42)

rnd 42: sc in next 10 st

  • 3 sc dec
  • sc in next 15 st
  • 3 sc dec
  • sc in next 5 st (36)

sl st in next st, and tie off, leave a long tail for sewing.

Flip the cat inside out and sew up the top using the yarn tail.

Join yarn in any stitch around the mouth opening and sc in each st and ch around. Join with a sl st and weave in any ends.

Arms

  • make 2

start with an mc

rnd 1: 6 sc (6)

rnd 2: sc inc around (12)

rnd 3: (3 sc, sc inc) repeat around (15)

rnd 4-7: sc around (15)

sl st in next st and tie off, leaving a long tail for sewing

Sew the opening closed and attach to the main body just about 4 rows below the mouth opening.

Ears

  • make 4 (2 pink, 2 in cat color)

Make the two pink pieces first, when they are done, cut yarn. When making the cat color pieces, do not cut the yarn when you are done, you will attack them to the pink pieces.

row 1: ch 7,

  • sc in 2nd chain from hook,
  • 1 sc in the next 4 chains
  • 3 sc in the next chain (should be the last one)
  • working along the other side of the beginning chain, 5 sc, you will have 13 sc at this point

row 2: ch 2, turn

  • dc in 1st st, hdc in next 2 st, sc in next 3 st
  • 3 sc in the next stitch (should be the middle sc from the 3 sc in round 1)
  • sc in the next 3 st, hdc in next 2 st, dc in last st

Assembling the Ears


Take 2 of your ear pieces (one pink and cat coloured), and place them together with wrong sides facing. Using the yarn still attached to your second piece, make 1 sc in each sc around. Make sure you work through both loops of each piece (work under 4 loops total). Do not crochet along the bottom edge. Pull yarn through to finish off, cut your yarn, leaving a long tail. Weave in any ends.

Sew the ears to the top of the head.

Eyes

  • Make 2

With black yarn, start with a mc,

8 sc into mc, sl st to first sc

Using scraps of white yarn, add a small highlight to the eyes and sew in place on the head of the cat.  Using pink yarn, embroider a small triangle nose.  Add some whiskers with black yarn.

Using the cat color yarn, sew the scarf to the inside of the mouth opening.

I would love to see photos of your work, feel free to share them on the stitched pixels facebook page, or tag them with #stitchedpixelscrochet so I can see your work on instagram.

4 Replies to “Rainbow Barf Cat Plush Scarf”

  1. Hi. I love this idea and might make one for my sister!! Just one question. How would you wear it as a scarf if it is attached to the cat?

    1. the cat just kinda hangs there, its not heavy, so it doesn’t make it uncomfortable or anything. you can see some pictures of it being work on ravelry or on the etsy listing.

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