Easy DIY Crochet Cat Pattern for Beginners (Free)

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Looking for free crochet cat patterns? Read on! Is there anything cuter than a handmade crochet cat or kitty? This free pattern will walk you through all the steps to crochet a cat – perfect as a gift for cat lovers or to simply keep for yourself! Our love for Crochet continues. Today, we share an ADORABLE Free Cat Crochet Pattern from Solid and Marl shared with you today on this blog!

Free Cat Crochet Pattern. How to Crochet a Toy Cat. Adorable Solid and Marl Crochet Pattern Free #kitty #cat #crochet #toys
First shared in March 2018

We have been learning how to crochet here at Red Ted Art HQ and are always looking for super easy crochet patterns for beginners. And as animal lovers, we especially love this super duper cute Cat Crochet Pattern by Solid and Marl.

Solid and Marl are an online knitting and crochet company, passionate about all things.. well knitting and crochet. They have stunning patterns and best of all – Knitting & Crochet Kits!

I don’t know about you, I love knitting and crochet (learn how to teach yourself to crochet), and often see gorgeous “online” patterns, but then stumble when it comes to buying the right kind of yarn/ wool for the pattern. At Solid and Marl, you can get everything you need in a box. Making this a great gift idea for crafters looking for a new project. So if you LOVE today’s Cat Crochet Pattern – you CAN have it for below.. or you can just get the kit here! Complete with hook, eyes and whiskers! Or check out the other animal patterns, colours and designs!

NOTE: this is NOT a sponsored post.. we just loved this Kitty Crochet Pattern and thought you would too!

Find all our FREE CROCHET PATTERNS here – some seriously CUTE stuff!

Can you customise this Cat Crochet Pattern?

Are you making this cat plush toy for a cat loving friend? Yes? Then why not customise the colours a little to reflect the colouring and markings of your friends cat?! Does the cat have stripes? Yes.. which colours? Does it have a whote paw maybe? Adapt the colours as you go to suit your cat! Wouldn’t that be cute?

This pattern would be lovely as a whole set of different crochet cats for sure! Just adapt yarn colours to suit your kitty! You could also adapt this lovely little cat crochet for different seasons – e.g. make an orange or black cat for Halloween or add a cute accessories to your cat like a crochet Santa Hat for Christmas?! A great way to improve your crochet skills all year round! The kids will love this crochet toy! Just so much cuteness and a perfect gift for any cat person!

How to crochet a cat? How do you crochet an amigurmi cat? How do you crochet a fat cat?

Let’s begin by saying – there are of course LOTS of wonderful free cat crochet patterns out there! Some of these cat crochet patterns will be more “doll like” (e.g. with long arms and legs – e.g. Kristi Tullus has a pattern) and others, like ours, are based on basic shapes. In this case, the cat crochet pattern is based on a “Ball”. Crochet Balls are super easy to make and great for beginners, which is why we like this free crochet pattern so much.

As to amigurumi cat crochet patterns? Amigurumi patterns generally are simply “small” crochet patterns… made a tiny or cute as you can. You could try using today’s pattern, but with thinner yarn and a smaller hook… and your cat plush toy will certainly end up smaller and there for more amigurumi cat like! Having said that we are a great fan of the dumpling kittens crochet pattern on Ravelry. My daughter has made one and adores it!

Finally, to the frequently asked “fat cat” question.. I think a ball shaped cat, is perfect for you fat cat lovers! (Though Bernat here is funny!). So you see, there really are a lot of crochet cat patterns out there.. but I do thing that this particular amigurumi cat pattern shared here today, is one of the best patterns for beginners!

Note: this is a medium sized cat. If you are looking for a small cat crochet pattern, try these super cute dumpling cats that I have shared via this collection of free crochet patterns! Or try this one, which is similar to the dumpling kittens! Looking for a more “doll like cat”? You make like this one.

Stripey cat corchet pattern by Solid & Marl

Yarn used to make this fat cat crochet pattern

Yarn

To make this lovely cat crochet pattern you will need some of our fine fibre lambs wool.  We make three different weights of our yarn,

  • a 2 ply called Rare,
  • a 4 ply called Halo and
  • an Aran weight called Bold. 

You can pick any weight you want to make this cat, the instructions remain the same.  Make sure you select the correct crochet hook size for the weight of yarn you are using. 

Hooks

  • Use a 2mm hook with Rare
  • a 3mm hook with Halo and
  • a 5mm hook with Bold.

You will also require a different amount of yarn depending on which yarn you are using.  The finer yarn and small hook make a smaller cat and the heavier weight yarn and bigger hook make a bigger cat.  You will need one 50g skein to make the cat in our Rare or Halo weight yarn and will need 2 50g skeins to make the cat in Aran weight yarn.   You will also need a small amount of yarn in the contrast stripe colour. 

You will also need

  • 2 safety eyes,
  • a safety nose,
  • some nylon for the whiskers,
  • a darning needle,
  • stitch marker and
  • stuffing. 

The kit comes complete with all of these parts.

Begin this Cat Pattern with the Body & Head (one part)

NOTE: You will be making the cat in rounds, do not join rounds. Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round.

Using your main colour yarn create a slip knot to begin.

Chain 2, 6 sc into first st

Rnd 1:  2 sc into each st (12)

Rnd 2:  *sc into first st, 2 sc into next, repeat from * to end (18)

Rnd 3:  *sc into two sts, 2 sc into next, repeat from * to end (24)

Rnd 4:  *sc into three sts, 2 sc into next, repeat from * to end (30)

Rnd 5:  *sc into four sts, 2 sc into next, repeat from * to end (36)

Rnd 6:  *sc into five sts, 2 sc into next, repeat from * to end (42)

Rnd 7:  *sc into six sts, 2 sc into next, repeat from * to end (48)

Rnd 8:  *sc into seven sts, 2 sc into next, repeat from * to end (54)

Rnd 9:  *sc into eight sts, 2 sc into next, repeat from * to end (60)

Rnd 10:  *sc into nine sts, 2 sc into next, repeat from * to end (66)

Rnds 11 – 14:  sc into ea st (66)

Rnd 15:  Using your second contrast colour, sc into ea st (66)

Rnds 16 – 17:  Using your main colour, sc into ea st (66)

Rnd 18:  Using your contrast colour, sc into ea st (66)

Rnds 19 – 20:  Using your main colour, sc into ea st (66)

Rnd 21:  Using your contrast colour, sc into ea st (66)

Rnds 22 – 31:  Using your main colour, sc into ea st (66)

Take your safety eyes and safety nose and attach them to the face of the cat ensuring that the back section is pushed on tightly.

Rnd 32:  *sc into nine sts, sc2tog, repeat from * to end (60)

Rnd 33:  *sc into eight sts, sc2tog, repeat from * to end (54)

Rnd 34:  *sc into seven sts, sc2tog, repeat from * to end (48)

Rnd 35:  *sc into six sts, sc2tog, repeat  from * to end (42)

Rnd 36:  *sc into five sts, sc2tog, repeat from * to end (36)

Rnd 37:  *sc into four sts, sc2tog, repeat from * to end (30)

Rnd 38:  *sc into three sts, sc2tog, repeat from * to end (24)

Now stuff the cat.

Rnd 39:  *sc into two sts, sc2tog, repeat from * to end (18)

Rnd 40:  *sc into one st, sc2tog, repeat from * to end (12)

Rnd 41:  *sc2tog, repeat from * to end (6)

Rnd 42:  *sc2tog, repeat from * to end (3)  Fasten off.

Next, in this Cat Crochet Pattern we will make FOUR Legs:

Create a slip stitch to begin.

Chain 2, 6 sc into first st

Rnd 1:  2 sc into each st (12)

Rnds 2 – 4:  sc into ea st.  Fasten off.

Stuff the legs with a small amount of stuffing and sew the legs onto the cat.

Your crochet cat will need TWO crochet ears:

Chain 18 and join together with a slip stitch.

Rnds 1 – 2:  sc into ea (18)

Rnd 3:  *sc into one st, sc2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd (12)

Rnds 4 – 5:  sc into ea (12)

Rnd 6:  *sc into one st, sc2tog, repeat from * to end (8)

Rnd 7:  sc into ea (8)

Rnd 8:  *sc into one st, sc2tog, repeat from * one more time, sc into last 2 sts (6)

Rnd 9:  *sc2tog, repeat from * to end (3).  Fasten off and weave in end.

Flatten the ear to create a triangle shape and sew onto the cat.

And finally, make your cat crochet a tail

Chain 2, 6 sc into first st (6)

Sc into ea st, continue going round and round in this manner until you have completed approximately 4 rounds, then change to your contrast colour and make one round, then change back to your main colour, keep repeating this process until the tail measures approximately 6cm long (measurement applies to 4ply Halo, you will need to make the tail approx 2cm longer for a cat in aran weight and approx 1 – 2cm shorter for Rare weight yarn.  Fasten off.  Sew the tail onto your cat.

Finishing off your toy cat – whiskers

To make the whiskers take some nylon thread and a darning needle and sew the whiskers on individually either side of the nose.

Congratulations you have finished your very first corchet cat, enjoy! I do hope you enjoyed this free cat crochet pattern!

So if you LOVE today’s Cat Crochet Pattern – you CAN have it for below.. or you can just get the kit here! Complete with hook, eyes and whiskers! Or check out the other animal patterns, colours and designs!

PLEASE DO NOT COPY OF REPRODUCE THIS PATTERN WITHOUT THE PRIOR CONSENT OF SOLID AND MARL

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