Crochet Cat Pattern

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This beginner-friendly crochet cat pattern will introduce you a common animal base in amigurumi that is made up of a head, body, two arms, two feet and a tail. This amigurumi cat pattern is worked in grey as the main colour with the muzzle detail in a contrasting white. The arms and feet of this crochet cat use the puff stitch which forms a small bump that resembles little toes that make your cat just that much cuter.

See the pattern below or customize your own crochet cat amigurumi pattern.

How to Crochet a Cat Stuffed Animal

This amigurumi cat pattern uses a body shape that is common for simple amigurumi mammals. When crocheting the head of an amigurumi cat, there is a round that instructs to place a marker (use a strand of yarn or stitch marker) in the middle of the round that will help determining where the safety eyes should be. Once the head is attached to the crochet cat body, the arms can be easily positioned and sewn onto the sides of the body. The feet can be sewn onto the body so that the crochet cat is in either a standing or sitting pose.

Cat Amigurumi Pattern Tips

The arms and feet in this pattern use a special stitch called the “puff stitch” which resemble little thumbs or toes.

puff st: *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch. Yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook. Repeat from * one more time in the same stitch, ending with 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw yarn through all 3 loops.

standing sitting cat amigurumi on white background

Amigurumi Cat Pattern

Here’s how to crochet a cat stuffed animal! This amigurumi cat pattern uses grey as the main body colour and white for the contrasting muzzle. The pink yarn is used to embroider a nose on the muzzle before it is sewn onto the head. A 4.0 mm crochet hook is suggested for working with medium/worsted weight yarn, but if you are finding your stitches too loose, you can use a 3.5 mm crochet hook. The pieces of the amigurumi cat are sewn together with a yarn needle, which can also be called a darning needle, and has a large eye for threading thick yarn. Start your crochet cat amigurumi today!

 

Materials and Yarn for Cat Amigurumi Pattern

Yarn Color

  • Grey (G)
  • White (W)
  • Pink (P)

Materials

  • Medium/worsted weight yarn
  • 4.0 mm hook
  • Scissors, yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Polyester fibrefill
  • Two 8.0 mm safety eyes

Head

Use grey (G) yarn.

R1: With G, sc 6 into magic ring (6)

R2: inc in each st around (12)

R3: (sc 1, inc) six times (18)

R4: (sc 2, inc) six times (24)

R5: (sc 3, inc) six times (30)

R6-9: sc in each st around (30)

R10: (sc 4, inc) three times, place marker, (sc 4, inc) three times (36)

R11-12: sc in each st around (36)

R13: (sc 4, dec) six times (30)

R14: (sc 3, dec) six times (24)

R15: (sc 2, dec) six times (18)

R16: (sc 1, dec) six times (12)

Insert the safety eyes below R10 and 4 stitches from either side of the marker.

R17: dec six times (6)

Finish with a sl st into the next stitch. Cut a short yarn tail for sewing.

Stuff the head and sew the opening of the head closed.

 

Muzzle

Use white (W) yarn.

R1: With W, sc 6 into magic ring (6)

R2: inc in each st around (12)

R3: (sc 2, inc) two times, (inc, sc 2) two times (16)

Finish with a sl st into the next stitch. Cut a long yarn tail for sewing.

Cut a strand of pink yarn and embroider a nose to the muzzle. Place a small amount of stuffing behind the muzzle and sew to the head.

 

Ear (Make 2)

Use grey (G) yarn.

R1: With G, sc 6 into magic ring (6)

R2: (sc 1, inc) three times (9)

R3: (sc 2, inc) three times (12)

R4: (sc 3, inc) three times (15)

R5: (sc 4, inc) three times (18)

R6: sc in each st around (18)

Finish with a sl st into the next stitch. Cut a long yarn tail for sewing.

Sew the ears to the top of the head.

 

Body

Use grey (G) yarn.

R1: With G, sc 6 in magic ring (6)

R2: inc in each st around (12)

R3: (sc 1, inc) six times (18)

R4: (sc 2, inc) six times (24)

R5-6: sc in each st around (24)

R7: (sc 4, dec) four times (20)

R8: sc in each st around (20)

R9: (sc 3, dec) four times (16)

R10: sc in each st around (16)

R11: (sc 2, dec) four times (12)

Finish with a sl st into the next stitch. Cut a long yarn tail for sewing.

Stuff the body and sew the body to the head.

Arm (Make 2)

Use grey (G) yarn.

puff st – *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch. Yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook. Repeat from * one more time in the same stitch, ending with 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw yarn through all 3 loops.

R1: With G, sc 6 in magic ring (6)

R2: (inc, inc, sc 1) two times (10)

R3: sc in each st around (10)

R4: puff st, sc 2, dec, sc 3, dec (8)

R5: sc in each st around (8)

R6: sc 6, dec (7)

R7: sc 5, dec (6)

Finish with a sl st into the next stitch. Cut a long yarn tail for sewing.

Stuff the arms and sew the arms to the body.

 

Foot (Make 2)

Use grey (G) yarn.

puff st – *Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, draw yarn through stitch. Yarn over, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook. Repeat from * one more time in the same stitch, ending with 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw yarn through all 3 loops.

R1: With G, sc 6 in magic ring (6)

R2: inc in each st around (12)

R3: sc 3, (puff st, sc 1) three times, sc 3 (12)

R4: sc in each st around (12)

R5: (sc 4, dec) two times (10)

R6: sc in each st around (10)

Finish with a sl st into the next stitch. Cut a long yarn tail for sewing.

Stuff the feet and sew the feet to the body.

 

Tail

Use grey (G) yarn.

R1: sc 6 in magic ring (6)

R2: sc in each st around (6)

R3: sc 5, inc (7)

R4: sc in each st around (7)

R5: sc 6, inc (8)

R6-8: sc in each st around (8)

Finish with a sl st into the next stitch. Cut a long yarn tail for sewing.

sitting cat amigurumi side view on white background
sitting cat amigurumi top view on white background

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