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Maneki Neko! by strawberrystarshine Maneki Neko! by strawberrystarshine
Just whipped this up for my boyfriend for a belated Chinese New Year present since he got me something. Pattern available [here]! :D

Background Info (thank you, Wikipedia! Please never shut down again):
The Maneki Neko, aka the Welcoming Cat/Lucky Cat/Cat Swipe/Money cat/Fortune Cat, is a common Japanese sculpture, often made of ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat (traditionally a calico Japanese Bobtail) beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—many times at the entrance—in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning.
Maneki Neko come in different colors, styles, and degrees of ornateness. In addition to sculptures, Maneki Neko can be found as keychains, piggy banks, air fresheners, and miscellaneous ornaments.
Due to its popular presence within Chinese communities it is frequently mistaken for being Chinese in origin rather than Japanese and is mistakenly referred to as a Chinese Lucky Cat.

Happy Chinese New Year, everybody! :D

EDIT: I forgot to mention! I switched around the head and the body patterns because I thought this way the proportions look better.
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Seeker-of-Peace Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so cute! :)
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Dragon-Clawshade Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Aww, it's so cute! ^^ This is a very well done maneki neko, some of the ones I've seen around the internet are a little off... Would you mind if I used the pattern for a gift for a dear friend of mine?
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Somniculosa Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Cute. X3
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strawberrystarshine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thank you! :D
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Phishmonger Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
That. Is. ADORABLE.
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:iconstrawberrystarshine:
strawberrystarshine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Omgosh, I think that was the fastest anyone ever commented! Thank you!
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