Popeye Party

A little while ago I was asked to make 3 crocheted versions of Popeye. Popeye is a cat that I really like. While I have never actually met him, I have heard many stories about him and seen pictures of him. He looks like this:

He was pretty fun to make because while you can't see it here one of his legs has much more white than the others. This means that I could use this feature to make sure the crocheted cats are unique and specific to his markings.

The pattern that I used is here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cat-sitting

I decided to make all the pieces first and sew them together at the end.

The hardest part was trying to figure out a good way to make a white pattern going down his head and body.

After his head/body was done it was time to attach the legs, ears and tail!

Here's that white leg.

From behind.

Added a nose, eyes and whiskers. All done! A Popeye party!