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Bananya – Banana Cats!

So I made an entire pattern in one livestream! Someone suggested I make a Bananya, so here is what I came up with! You can use the same pattern with different colors to make the whole Bananya family!

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Materials:

  • Red Heart yarn in white, bright yellow, aran, brown
  • G hook (4.00mm)
  • 6mm safety eyes
  • Pink felt
  • Black and pink embroidery thread

Pattern Key

  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Inc: increase
  • Dec: invisible decrease
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • FLO: front loops only
  • Stitch counts are listed in ( )

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Banana

in bright yellow
r1. sc 6 in magic circle (6)
r2. sc around (6)
r3. [sc, inc] x 3 (9)
r4. [sc 2, inc] x 3 (12)
r5. [sc 3, inc] x 3 (15)
r6. [sc 4, inc] x 3 (18)
r7. [sc 5, inc] x 3 (21)
r8. [sc 6, inc] x 3 (24)
r9-22. sc around (24)
Don’t fasten off.

Peels

Now you’ll start the peels. There are 4 of them, worked one at a time in rows. When you finish each one, fasten off then reattach at r.22 for the next one.

starting where you left off with the banana
r1. sc 6 in FLO, ch 1 & turn (6)
r2-11. sc 6, ch 1 & turn (6)
r12. dec, sc, sc, dec, ch 1 & turn (4)
r13. dec 2, ch 1 & turn (2)
r14. dec (1)
Sc around the side of the peel, fasten off. You’ll need to attach again at the end of the peel and sc around the other side, fasten off.

Repeat for 3 more peels.

Cat

in white
r1. sc 6 in a magic circle (6)
r2. inc 6 (12)
r3. [sc, inc] x 6 (18)
r4. [sc 2, inc] x 6 (24)
r5-12. sc around (24)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

Arms (make 2)

in white
r1. sc 6 in a magic circle (6)
r-3. sc around (6)
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Ears (make 2)

in white
r1. sc 3 in a magic circle (3)
r2. inc, sc 2 (4)
r3. [inc, sc] x 2 (6)
Fasten off with tail for sewing.

Inner Peel (make 4)

in aran
r1. ch 7
r2. sc 6 along chain, ch 1 & turn
r3-11. sc 6, ch 1 & turn
r12. dec, sc, sc, dec, ch 1 & turn (4)
r13. dec 2, ch 1 & turn (2)
r14. dec (1)
Fasten off with a long tail for sewing.

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Assembly:

Put safety eyes 4 stitches apart between rows 6 & 7.
Embroider whiskers and nose.
Attach ears and glue pink felt to inner ear.
Sew the inner peels to the banana peels.
Stuff the banana and the cat, sew together with the long tail from the cat.
Attach the arms.
Make a couple lines of brown yarn on the bottom of the banana.

 

ALL DONE! If you have any questions or find any errors, let me know in the comments.

Share you finished Bananyas with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr!

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