Cat Crochet Pattern With Video Tutorial

Easy and cute cat crochet pattern that is suitable for all levels. Even if you’re new to crochet, or have never made amigurumi, you can make this cat!  Since it’s nearing Halloween, I thought it would be fun and festive to make a black cat.

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MATERIALS:

  • Medium – 4 worsted weight yarn in one color of your choice for the body and another color of your choice for the mouth.  I used the brand Caron Simply Soft which is a 170 g / 288 meter skein of yarn.
  • 1 pair of 18 mm safety eyes
  • Sewing needle large enough to fit your yarn
  • Toy stuffing
  • Pipe cleaner, or other stiff craft wire

Check out the Materials page to see the exact materials I use in my patterns/tutorials

TERMS:

  • CH: Chain
  • FL INC: Front Loop Increase
  • FO: Finish off
  • INC: Increase (Single Crochet 2 in 1 stitch)
  • INV DEC: Invisible decrease
  • MR: Magic Ring
  • RNDS: Rounds
  • SC: Single Crochet
  • SLST: Slip stitch
  • ST: Stitch

First, you will need to complete the standard head and body tutorial (pattern below)

HEAD & BODY:

body color yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. (INC) x 6 (12)

3. (SC 1, INC) x 6 (18)

4. (SC 2, INC) x 6 (24)

5. (SC 3, INC) x 6 (30)

6. (SC 4, INC) x 6 (36)

7. (SC 5, INC) x 6 (42)

8-14. SC 1 in each ST for entire round for 7 rnds, 294 ST total (42)

15. (SC 5, INV DEC) x 6 (36)

16. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

17. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

18. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

19. FL INC x 18 (36)

20-24. (SC 36) x 5 RNDS, 180 ST total, (36)

25. (SC 4, INV DEC) x 6 (30)

26. (SC 3, INV DEC) x 6 (24)

27. (SC 2, INV DEC) x 6 (18)

Attach eyes 11 or 13 stitches apart between rows 13 and 14. Refer to the video for more details.

Stuff the head and body

28. (SC 1, INV DEC) x 6 (12)

Sew the bottom shut with your yarn by sewing through the front loop of every stitch and pulling it tight until it closes.

IMPORTANT:  The head is larger than the body.  Make sure you use the larger portion as the head or else the finished piece will look really fat.

ARMS (make 2):

body color yarn

1. Magic Ring with 6 SC (6)

2. (SC 1, INC) x 3 (9)

3-6. (SC 9) x 4 RNDS (9)

FO, stuff the arms

 

LEGS (make 2):

body color yarn

1. Magic Ring with 5 SC (5)

2. (INC) x 5 (10)

3-4. (SC 10) x 2 RNDS (10)

FO, stuff the legs

EARS (make 2):

body color yarn

1. MR with 4 SC (4)

2. INC x 4 (8)

3. SC 8 (8)

4. (SC 1, INC) x 4 (12)

5. SC 12 (12)

6. (SC 2, INC) x 4 (16)

7. SC 16 (16)

FO, DON’T stuff the ears

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TAIL:

Body color yarn

1. MR with 6 SC (6)

2. (SC 1, INC) x 2 (9)

3-17. (SC 9) x 15 RNDS (9)

FO

Insert the pipe cleaner, you may need to trim it to fit the tail.

Stuff the tail

 

MOUTH:

Mouth color yarn

Embroider a W shape for the mouth.  Refer to the video for more details.

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ASSEMBLY:

Sew all of the pieces together as shown in the picture.  Refer to the video for more details

 

 

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