Kitty backpack by Dale Hwang

Kitty backpack

December 2005
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 6.25 rows = 1 inch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
6.5 mm (K)
190 - 230 yards (174 - 210 m)
one size
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This pattern is available for free.

A bit of creativity with the ears and face embroidery can change this to some other animals. The head is worked in one piece and hides a secret pocket. The head flips down to cover the neck opening.

The bag is about 8in x 8in, with a top opening of about 12in in circumference when open. The wingspan is about 11in and the length from tip of ears to tip of tail is about 16”. It’s worked up in 10 pieces and stitched together. This isn’t a horrific quantity of sewing, however, as the legs and tail are sewn into the seam between the front and back of the bag.

It’s unlined, but a lining is fairly easy to make using the front and back as templates prior to sewing the piece together.