Free Crochet Pattern: Cat

Black cats and the fall season seem to go hand in hand, but finding the perfect cat for your fall decor is hard. Instead of going to store after store, why not make your own?! I’m excited to release this pattern to all of you. Plus, when the fall season is over, this little guy is a perfect stuffed animal for a little one to snuggle!

This is Part 2 of my “Fall Crochet with EllieKay” series. Click here for Part 1 and here for Part 3.

IMG_20170812_145235950

A few years ago I participated in a cat-themed giveaway on Instagram. I joined the giveaway before I had even written a cat pattern, so I finally had the motivation to mark it off of my list! I wrote the pattern as I made the cat for the giveaway and later made another one. My elder son really enjoyed the finished cat so I knew I couldn’t keep this pattern to myself. I’ve had this pattern tested and now it is ready for all of you!

IMG_20170812_145225900

If you’d like to purchase this pattern ad-free, click here to check out my Etsy shop!

Or buy it from my Ravelry shop by clicking below.

Free Crochet Cat Pattern

Housekeeping: This pattern is the intellectual property of Elizabeth, the owner of EllieKayCrochet. You are free to sell the finished product of the pattern, but you may not sell the pattern. Please give credit to me/the pattern when selling/sharing the finished product.

Terms

  • Sc – single crochet
  • Inc – increase
  • Dec – decrease
  • MR – magic ring
  • Ch – chain

Materials

  • Worsted weight yarn (any color)
  • Safety eyes or embroidery floss
  • Pink embroidery floss or yarn (worsted weight or lighter)
  • G (4.0) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stuffing

Pattern

Head

  1. 6 in MR (6)
  2. Inc in all (12)
  3. Sc 1, inc (18)
  4. Sc 2, inc (24)
  5. Sc 3, inc (30)
  6. Sc 4, inc (36)
  7. Sc all
  8. Sc all
  9. Sc all
  10. Sc all
  11. Sc 4, dec (30)
  12. Sc 3, dec (24)
  13. Sc 2, dec (18) *Place or embroider eyes and begin stuffing*
  14. Sc 1, dec, (12) *embroider nose*
  15. Dec all (6)
  16. Fasten off

IMG_20170809_143216670

Body

  1. 6 in MR (6)
  2. Inc in all (12)
  3. Sc 1, inc (18)
  4. Sc 2, inc (24)
  5. Sc 3, inc (30)
  6. Sc 4, inc (36)
  7. Sc 5, inc, (42)
  8. Sc all
  9. Sc all
  10. Sc all
  11. Sc all
  12. Sc 5, dec (36)
  13. Sc all
  14. Sc 4, dec (30)
  15. Sc all
  16. Sc 3, dec (24)
  17. Sc all *begin stuffing*
  18. Sc all
  19. Sc 2, dec (18)
  20. Sc all
  21. Sc all
  22. Sc 1, dec (12)
  23. Fasten off, stuff body, sew to head

Legs (2)

  1. 6 in MR (6)
  2. Sc 1, inc (9)
  3. Sc all
  4. Sc all
  5. Sc all
  6. Dec, sc all (8)
  7. Sc all
  8. Dec, sc all (7) *begin stuffing*
  9. Sc all
  10. Sc all
  11. Sc all
  12. Sc all
  13. Sc all
  14. Fasten off *stuff fully for a full look or only halfway for a tapered look*

Arms (2)

  1. 7 in MR (7)
  2. Sc all
  3. Sc all
  4. Sc all
  5. Sc all
  6. Dec 1, sc (6)
  7. Sc all
  8. Sc all *begin stuffing*
  9. Sc all
  10. Sc all
  11. Sc all
  12. Sc all
  13. Sc all
  14. Sc all
  15. Sc all
  16. Sc all
  17. Stuff half of the arm for a tapered look. Fasten off and sew to body

Ears (2)

  1. In R6 of head, sc 1
  2. In R5 of head, sc 1
  3. In R4 of head, sc 1
  4. In R3 of head, sc 1
  5. Ch 1, sc all, turn (4) *See photo
  6. Ch 1, dec, sc 1, turn (3)
  7. Ch 1, dec, fasten off *See photo
  8. Weave in ends

Ear step #5Ear step #5 (3)Ear step #5 (2)

Tail (1)

  1. 4 in MR (4)
  2. Sc all until tail is 5 1/5” long or desired length

IMG_20170812_145305668

Assembly

  1. Sew all pieces to the body and weave in any loose ends.
  2. Embroider eyes and nose if not done so prior to stuffing.

IMG_20170812_145225900

There you have it! A purrfect little kitty to keep your fall decor company. If you make your own crochet cat, I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram (@elliekaycrochet or #elliekaycrochet) so I can see! Stay tuned next week for another free fall crochet pattern!

Pin this pattern for later!

Crochet Pattern Pinterest (1)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.