Louis Wain Cat by Maffers

Louis Wain Cat

by Maffers
June 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
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This pattern is available from etsy.com for $4.80.

“Sell all you have
Give it to the kittens
And pour the milk
On Louis’ grave.”

This amigurumi crochet pattern is inspired by the increasingly psychedelic cat paintings of Louis Wain. After painting naturalistic cats in his early career, Wain’s style became more anthropomorphized over time, before becoming more abstract and geometric, widely believed to be a result of mental ill-health.

The finished cat is around 40cm (15-16”) tall standing.