cheshire cat crochet pattern

Cheshire Cat Costume

Cheshire Cat Costume

 

AUGUST 1, 2018

I have been so excited to share this pattern! I love Halloween and designing costumes and costume accessories is very fun for me. I thought a Cheshire Cat inspired costume would be really fun to design and it was! I wanted it to be unique so I decided to give some parts of the costume a furry look and I crocheted a chevron pattern for the skirt. I was even more excited when I got an email from Spirit Halloween this morning (August 1st) announcing the reveal of their 2018 costume collection and guess what was on it? You guessed it! A Cheshire Cat costume. I decided to go with the colors of the original Cheshire cat but you could always use blue and gray if you want your costume to resemble the Cheshire Cat from the newer version of Alice in Wonderland.

The pattern for the hat is written for all sizes and is available here: Cheshire Cat Hat Pattern. You could also pair the hat with my baby leg warmers pattern and the tail (available in this post) and you have an adorable baby Halloween costume. The dress pattern is written for sizes 0/3 and 3/6 months.

Materials

- I/5.5 mm crochet hooks (I love these Clover crochet hooks!)


- slicker brush
- poly fil
- tapestry needles
- stitch markers
- worsted weight yarn in Pretty N Pink and Dark Orchid

Finished Sizes

0/3 months & 3/6 months

CLICK HERE to watch my How to Make Yarn Furry Tutorial
how to make yarn look furry crochet pattern tutorial

Dress 0/3 months & 3/6 months
(rounds 1-5 are the same for both)

Gauge: 15 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches

I 5.5mm hook

v-stitch: in the same stitch make (dc, ch 1, dc)

Your first dc always goes in the same st where you joined and made your chain.

Color is indicated at the beginning of the round. 

Pictures to show rounds 1-5 are from my unicorn dress so just ignore the color changes. 

purple yarn Chain 64, join in the round

Purple Rnd 1: ch 2, dc 8, v-stitch, dc 14, v-stitch, dc 16, v-stitch, dc 14, v-stitch, dc 8, join

Purple Rnd 2: ch 2, dc 9, v-stitch, dc 16, v-stitch, dc 18, v-stitch, dc 16, v-stitch, dc 9, join

Pink Rnd 3: ch 2, dc 10, v-stitch, dc 18, v-stitch, dc 20, v-stitch, dc 18, v-stitch, dc 10, join

Pink Rnd 4: ch 2, dc 11, dc into v-stitch area, ch 1, dc into NEXT v-stitch area (first sleeve made), dc 22, dc into v-stitch area, ch 1, dc into NEXT v-stitch area (second sleeve made), dc 11, join [48]

Purple Rnd 5: ch 2, dc 12, 2 dc under sleeve (you are making those dc around the ch you made in rnd 4), dc 24, 2 dc under sleeve (you are making those dc around the ch you made in rnd 4), dc 12, join [52]

Continue This Pattern for 0/3 months

Purple Rnd 6: ch 2, dc 13, 2 dc in next st, dc 25, 2 dc in next st, dc 12, join [54]

Pink Rnd 7: ch 2, dc 13, 2 dc in next st, dc 26, 2 dc in next st, dc 13, join [56]

Pink Rnd 8: ch 2, dc 14, 2 dc in next st, dc 27, 2 dc in next st, dc 13, join [58]

Purple Rnd 9: ch 2, dc 14, 2 dc in next st, dc 28, 2 dc in next st, dc 14, join [60]

Purple Rnd 10: ch 2, dc in each st, join [60]

Pink Rnd 11: ch 2, dc in each st, join [60]

Pink Rnd 12: ch 2, dc in each st, join [60]

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Purple Rnd 13: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [90]

Purple Rnd 14: ch 2, 3 dc in same st, *dc in next 3 sts, dc3tog, dc in the next 3 sts, 3 dc in next st*
IMPORTANT: your rounds will end on "dc in the next 3 sts". The 3rd dc will always end up in the first dc of your round. And your next round will always start with the first 3 dc going into the 2nd dc from the previous round.

Rnds 15- 26: repeat the pattern from rnd 14 following these color changes:

Pink (15, 16, 17) (21, 22, 23)

Purple (18, 19, 20) (24, 25, 26)

Purple Rnd 27: ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off

dress in size 3/6 months

Continue This Pattern for 3/6 months

Purple Rnd 6: ch 2, dc 13, 2 dc in next st, dc 25, 2 dc in next st, dc 12, join [54 total]

Pink Rnd 7: ch 2, dc 13, 2 dc in next st, dc 26, 2 dc in next st, dc 13, join [56 total]

Pink Rnd 8: ch 2, dc 14, 2 dc in next st, dc 27, 2 dc in next st, dc 13, join [58 total]

Purple Rnd 9: ch 2, dc 14, 2 dc in next st, dc 28, 2 dc in next st, dc 14, join [60 total]

Purple Rnd 10: ch 2, dc 15, 2 dc in next st, dc 29, 2 dc in next st, dc 14, join [62 total]

Pink Rnd 11: ch 2, dc 15, 2 dc in next st, dc 30, 2 dc in next st, dc 15, join [64 total]

Pink Rnd 12: ch 2, dc in each st, join [64 total]

Purple Rnd 13: ch 2, dc in each st, join [64 total]

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Purple Rnd 14: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join

Pink Rnd 15: ch 2, 3 dc in same st, *dc in next 4 sts, dc3tog, dc in the next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st*
IMPORTANT: your rounds will end on "dc in the next 4 sts". The 4th dc will always end up in the first dc of your round. And your next round will always start with the first 3 dc going into the 2nd dc from the previous round.

Rnds 16- 30: repeat the pattern from rnd 15 following these color changes:

Pink (rnds 16, 17, 18) (rnds 22, 23, 24) (rnds 28, 29, 30)

Purple (rnds 19, 20, 21) (rnds 25, 26, 27)

Purple Rnd 31: ch 1, sc in each st, join and fasten off

dress in size 3/6 months

Sleeves

For both sizes: Attach purple yarn and sc around entire arm opening, join and fasten off.

Tail

I/5.5 mm crochet hook

Instructions between two asterisks should be repeated for the remainder of the round.

Pink Rnd 1: magic ring, ch 2, 6 dc, join with sl st in top of first dc [6]

Pink Rnd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, 2 dc in each rem st, join [12]

Pink Rnd 3: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next st, *2 dc in next st, dc in next st*, join [18]

Pink Rnd 4: ch 2, 2 dc in same st, dc in next 2 sts, *2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts*, join [24]

Purple Rnd 5: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [24]

Purple Rnd 6: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [24]

Pink Rnd 7:  ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [24]

Pink Rnd 8:  ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [24]

Pink Rnd 9:  ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [24]

Purple Rnd 10: ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in 4 sts*, join [20]

Purple Rnd 11: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [20]

Pink Rnd 12: ch 2, *dc2tog, dc in 3 sts*, join [16]

Pink Rnd 13: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Pink Rnd 14: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Purple Rnd 15: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Purple Rnd 16: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Pink Rnd 17: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Pink Rnd 18: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Pink Rnd 19: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Purple Rnd 20: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Purple Rnd 21: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Pink Rnd 22: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Pink Rnd 23: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Pink Rnd 24: ch 2, dc in same st, dc in each st, join [16]

Stop here for 0/3 months and 3/6 months sizes. Leave a long tail for fastening on.

If you'd like to make the tail for a toddler, child or adult, continue repeating the pattern for rounds 20-24 until you reach the desired length. 

Use a slicker brush to carefully brush the fibers of the crochet in small movements. This will give your tail the "furry" look.

I have a video tutorial where I demonstrate how to do this.

crochet tutorial video cheshire cat tail

Stuff tail with Poly Fil.

Use a tapestry needle to sew the tail onto the back of the dress.

You are done! I hope you love this pattern as much as I do. Please tag me on Instagram lovable_loops if you make your own!


All pictures and patterns are copyright to Melissa Hassler. You have my permission to make and sell products from my patterns but please link back to this post. You may not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. You may not re-publish photos and claim them as your own.

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  1. Would it be the same chain count for an 18 month old? And are u counting the V stitches as sets? Like the DC 8 and then 14 etc.

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