Free crochet cat pattern – the cutest video tutorial

Free crochet amigurumi cat pattern

I love cats because they are such unique creatures that always make me smile. I have two of them at home that I rescued from a shelter. I can’t believe someone would throw away little kittens. Crocheting with our two cats is amusing activity, but a challenging one nonetheless. Today I am sharing this free amigurumi cat pattern; I hope you like it as much as I do.

Materials you will need:

  • brown, black and pink yarn
  • crochet hook recommended for the thread
  • safety eyes
  • fiberfill stuffing
  • scissors, pin needle, tapestry needle
  • stitch marker or piece of yarn different color.

The pattern is written in US terms. We crochet amigurumi in spiral rounds.

Crochet abbreviations used in the pattern are:

  • MR – Magic ring
  • Sc – Single crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Inc – increase
  • Dec – decrease
  • FO – fasten off

Head and Body

We make the central part of the cat from one piece in brown color. I like that it is made in one piece because you don´t have to sew the head later.Crochet perfect circle

You will see that I made a few changes. They will not change the end result dramatically, but I use a hack to make a perfect circle, not a hexagon.

It is especially useful when making huge stuffed animals. And not only for amigurumi, but for making mandalas or anything that needs to become a circle; like coasters, cushions, or floor rugs.

When I increase, I like to start the row with an odd number of single crochet before increase with two Sc and Inc, and then I continue normally. The next row with an even number of single crochet before increase does not change. I do exactly the same thing when I decrease.

You will see what I mean in the pattern. If you don´t understand, write in the comments, and I will try to explain more precisely.

1. MR – 6 Sc – 6
2. Inc x6 – 12
3. (Sc, Inc)x6 – 18
4. (2 Sc, Inc)x6 – 24
5. 2 Sc, Inc; (3 Sc, Inc)x5; 1 Sc – 30 Here is the hack.
6. (4 Sc, Inc)x6 – 36
7. 2 Sc, Inc; (5 Sc, Inc)x5; 3 Sc – 42 And here again.
8. (6 Sc, Inc)x6 – 48
9.-18. Sc all around – 48

If you will use safety eyes insert them between round 14 and 15, 11 stitches apart.

19. (6Sc, Dec)x6 – 42
20. 2Sc, Dec; (5Sc, Dec)x5; 3Sc – 36
21. (4Sc,Dec)x6 – 30

Fill the head with fiberfill

22. 1Sc, Dec; (3Sc, Dec)x5; 2Sc – 24
23. (2Sc, Dec)x6 – 18
24. (2Sc, Inc)x6 – 24
25. – 27. Sc all around – 24
28. 2 Sc, Inc; (3 Sc, Inc)x5; 1 Sc – 30
29. – 31. Sc all around – 30

Fill the body with fiberfill.

32. 2 Sc,Dec; (3Sc, Dec)x5; 1Sc – 24
33. (2Sc, Dec)x6 – 18
34. (Sc, Dec)x6 – 12
35. Dec x6 – 6

Fasten off, wave in the end of the yarn.

Legs – make two

1. MR – 6 Sc – 6
2. Inc x 6 – 12
3. (Sc, Inc)x6 – 18
4.- 5. Sc all around – 18
6. Dec x 4; 10 Sc – 14
7. Dec x 2; 10 Sc – 12

Fill with fiberfill

8. (Sc, Dec)x4 – 8
9. – 10. Sc all around – 8

Fold in half and close both ends with 4 Sc through both sides. FO and leave long tail for sewing.

Arms – make two

1.MR – 8Sc – 8
2. – 7. Sc all around – 8

Fill with fiberfill

Fold in half and close both ends with 4 Sc through both sides. FO and leave long tail for sewing.

Ears – make two

1. MR – 6 Sc – 6
2. (Sc, Inc)x6 – 12
3. (2 Sc, Inc)x6 – 18
4. 2Sc, Inc; (3Sc, Inc)x2; 1Sc – 15
5. – 6. Sc around – 15

Sl st in the next stitch, leave long tail for sewing.

Tail

1.MR – 6 Sc – 6
2. – 16 Sc all around – 6

Sl st in the next stitch. Leave long tail for sewing.

Assembling

  • Sew the ears between round 4 – 11.
  • Sew the nose between the eyes, 4 Sc from each eye, 3 Sc wide.
  • Sew the cheeks.
  • Sew the whiskers.

If you give this amigurumi cat to a little child, I suggest you sew the eyes too. I found a cute tutorial How to crochet eyes to your amigurumi by HodgePodge Crochet.

Here is the video tutorial of Crochet cat amigurumi free pattern by
Odinka Wisanindhi

 

 

Here is the video tutorial of How to crochet eyes to your amigurumi.

 

I hope you enjoyed my post and that you have fun making the adorable crochet cat. Follow me; there are many more exciting patterns to come.

Have a nice day.

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7 thoughts on “Free crochet cat pattern – the cutest video tutorial

  1. Thanks for this very informative post! I too love cats and have two. My wife likes to crochet and she will definitely be reading your posts a lot.
    Thanks!

  2. I can sew, however, not crochet even though I’d to learn more about it. Can you please make a beginner video? I love how clean your cat looks compared to most YouTubers.

    1. Thank you very much. It is actually not my video; the author is Odinka Wisanindhi (kasha_craft). I love her pattern also, the cat is very adorable. I have made the written instructions following the video.
      Here are some excellent instructions for learning how to crochet. I hope this helps if you need any more information, I will be happy to tell you.
      The basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqca00LdmAc
      How to do a magic ring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p298HxgsO1s
      How to make amigurumi ball, this can help you to make the cat from my post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nekScyhJRaY
      If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
      Have a nice day.
      Katja

  3. Hi Katja,
    Very informative post. Very detailed. I watched a video and it is easy to follow. It makes me want to restart crocheting. I am not a professional as you are but it gives me some idea on how to do perfect circle than hexagon. I will try making a cat using your tips for my little baby. Thank you for tips.

    1. Thank you very much. I am glad I could help. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
      Have a nice day.
      Katja

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