Katsu, the ninja squirrel by Trish Young
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Katsu, the ninja squirrel

August 2011
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3.75 mm (F)
This pattern is available for free.

Unlike most squirrel plush, Katsu is grey. Because most squirrels in Toronto are actually grey, charcoal, or black, (and on extremely rare occasion, white!) but not brown.

I used Shetland Chunky because that’s what I have. Other chunky or heavy worsted weight yarn would do. Or one could probably substitute with a worsted weight yarn, but may have to use a 3.5mm hook instead. I like to have a fairly tight gauge when crocheting plush, so it would keep its shape.

Katsu is very small (about 2.5 inches tall) so it helps if one is familiar with crocheting in the round on a small scale. The upside is, because he’s so small there are not very many stitches involved and so it doesn’t take very long :D

Also includes how-to for an optional satchel for Katsu to carry around his ninja stars. And why the coconut? You’ll have the read the story…