Amigurumi Cat Free Crochet Pattern
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Cat Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet pattern for my amigurumi cat is a great project for intermediate as well as seasoned crocheters! If you’re not too keen on color changes, you could also crochet your cat in one color. There’s a video tutorial on my YouTube channel, in case you need visual guidance!

I also have a pattern for a sitting cat. You can find it here.

Cat Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

I would love to see your cat amigurumi! Share your creation on Instagram and tag me @stellasyarnuniverse for the monthly chance to win a pdf pattern of your choice from my Etsy shop! Winners are announced on my Instagram page @stellasyarnuniverse every 1st of the month!

You can find the free written pattern in US terms below. I also recorded a video tutorial for this amigurumi cat crochet pattern. Hope you’ll enjoy it!

If you’re used to UK terms, simply replace sc (single crochet) with dc (double crochet), hdc (half double crochet) with htr (half treble crochet), and dc (double crochet) with tr (treble crochet). You’ll need the two latter only for the ears.

Crochet Conversion Chart

All you need to know to crochet this little amigurumi cat is how to single crochet (double crochet in British terms), make a magic ring, and invisible decreases with single crochet (British double crochet).

It will also be helpful to know:

How to fasten off closed projects

Materials and tools you need for the cat amigurumi

DK / light worsted weight cotton yarn, for example Paintbox Cotton DK in Stormy Grey (405) or Champagne White (403)

2.5mm / C-2 or B-1 crochet hook

5mm / 0.2″ safety eyes

Fiberfill

Darning needle / tapestry needle

Light pink embroidery floss

Large eyed sewing needle

Stitch marker

Scissors

For the whiskers:

Thick sewing thread or embroidery floss

Glue

Rubber glove

Abbreviations

St = stitch

Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet (double crochet in British terms)

Inc = sc increase: single crochet 2 in same st

Dec = invisible sc decrease: Insert hook in front loops of next 2 sts, yarn over, pull through both front loops, yarn over, pull through 2 remaining loops

Hdc = half double crochet (half treble crochet in British terms)

Dc = double crochet (treble crochet in British terms)

BLO = back loops

(…) = stitches that are repeated in the rd

*… = number of repetitions

Instructions for the cat amigurumi

Crochet the forelegs (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring in white (8)

Rnd 2: In BLO: [sc 2, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 3: Sc 5, sc 1 changing to gray (6)

Rnd 4: [inc 1, sc 2]*2 (8)

Rnd 5: [dec, sc 2]*2 (6)

Rnd 6: Sc 6 (6)

Crochet the hind legs (make 2)

Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring in white (8)

Rnd 2: In BLO: [sc 2, dec]*2 (6)

Rnd 3: Sc 5, sc 1 changing to gray (6)

Rnd 4: [inc 1, sc 2]*2 (8)

Rnd 5: [dec, sc 2]*2 (6)

Rnd 6: [inc 1, sc 2]*2 (8)

Crochet the belly

Ch 4 in white

Rnd 1: Sc 2 (starting in 2nd ch), sc 4 in last ch, sc 1 in other side of ch, sc 2 in last ch, sc 1 in same ch changing to gray (10)

Rnd 2: Sc 8 around hind leg, sc 3, around foreleg: [sc 4, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1], sc 2, around foreleg: [sc 1 changing to gray, sc 5], sc 3, sc 8 around hind leg, sc 2 (38)

Rnd 3: Dec, sc 5, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 2, sc 1 changing to white, sc 1, dec 2, sc 1 changing to gray, sc 3, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 5, dec, sc 2 (30)

Rnd 4 and 5: Sc 11, sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, sc 1 changing to gray, sc 14 (30)

Rnd 6: Sc 10, leave white yarn there without fastening it off, ch 4, sk 8, sc 12 (26)

Continue with the back

Rnd 7: Sc 1, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 4 in chains, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 3 (20)

Rnd 8: Sc 1, [dec, sc 1]*6, sc 1 (14)

Rnd 9: Dec 7 times (7)

Crochet the neck

Join the gray yarn at the left corner of the neck opening.

Rnd 7: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, sc 3, sc 1 changing to gray, sc 2, sc 4 out of other side of ch stitches (12)

Rnd 8: Sc 1, sc 1 changing to white, sc 4, sc 1 changing to gray, sc 1, sc 4 out of other side of ch stitches (12)

Rnd 9: Sc 1, dec changing to white, sc 1, dec, sc 1 changing to gray, dec, sc 1, dec (8)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Crochet the head

Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring in white (6)

Rnd 2: Sc 1, inc 1, sc 1, inc 1 changing to gray in 2nd sc, sc 1, inc 1 (9)

Rnd 3: Sc 1 changing to white, sc 1, inc 1, sc 2, inc 1 changing to gray in 2nd sc, sc 2, inc 1 (12)

Rnd 4: Inc 1, inc 1 changing to white in 2nd ch, sc 5, sc 1 changing to gray, inc 4 (18)

Rnd 5: Inc 1, sc 1, inc 1, sc 1 changing to white, sc 5, sc 1 changing to gray, [inc 1, sc 1]*4 (24)

Rnd 6 and 7: Sc 24 (24) Fasten off white yarn. Embroider nose. Insert safety eyes.

Rnd 8: [sc 2, dec]*6 (18) Start filling the head.

Rnd 9: [sc 1, dec]*6 (12) Fill the head more if necessary.

Rnd 10: Dec 6 times (6)

Crochet the ears in gray (make 2)

Ch 4, Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc, dc, hdc in next ch, sc in last ch

Fasten off leaving a long enough end for sewing the ears on.

Crochet the tail

Ch 12, sc 11 (start in 2nd ch) (11)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Assembly

Sew the ears on rnd 7 and 8 of the head with 4 stitches space in between. Give the ears a little squeeze to make them nice and pointy.

Sew the head on the neck opening with the white parts aligning.

Sew the tail on between rnd 7 and 8 of the body, centered on the back.

Your little cat is now complete!

Thank you so much for visiting! And thank you for using my pattern! I hope you enjoyed it!

You can pin this little amigurumi cat pattern here for later.

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You are welcome to create products to sell on a small scale using this pattern. If you wish to do so, please refer back to my blog stellasyarnuniverse.com for the pattern.

Happy creating!

6 Comments

  • Katie

    I’m making a presentation on a caracal. I’m crocheting this so I have something creative. Could u make a tutorial on a caracal? That would help me soooo much!

  • Grace

    In row 6 of the belly it says to leave the white yarn there without fastening off, but the first part of the row is in gray. I’m confused on what that means.

    • stellasophia

      Hi Grace, thank you for your comment.

      In round 6 we leave the white yarn where it is because we will need it there to crochet the neck later. You could fasten it off and rejoin it later, but since it’s exactly where we want it for crocheting the neck it’s easiest not to fasten it off, finish the back in gray and then crochet the neck in white and gray.

      You can click on my video tutorial on YouTube, then open the description box and click on the time stamp for crocheting the neck. It may be easier to watch that part since it’s a bit trickier because we keep switching the two colors for the neck.

      I hope this helps. Let me know anytime if you have any more questions. 🙂

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