Cat Free Crochet Pattern

Cat Free Crochet Pattern

Lola the Cat Amigurumi

This cute Cat Amigurumi is an easy beginner friendly free cat crochet pattern. It is very detailed to help you make a big cat. The pattern was originally released in the book Amigurumi Made Easy, but is now also available for free on my blog. The book is available in many book stores and on Amazon.

Lola the Cat is a very smart cat. She likes to play chess with her friends. Although it is difficult to find someone to play with, because most cats find the rules hard to follow. Luckily …. the owl flies over sometimes to play a game of chess with her.

This is a big cat crochet pattern. When made with sport weight cotton yarn and a 2.5 mm crochet hook, Lola the Cat is 17 cm in height. But you can use any yarn that you like to create this cute cat Amigurumi. With bigger yarn and a bigger crochet hook, Lola will become much larger.


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Lola the Cat Amigurumi
Lola the Cat Amigurumi

Materials that you need:

Cotton Sport Weight version 17 cm / 7 inch:

– 2x cream cotton yarn SMC Catania color: 130 – 60 gram
– Light brown cotton yarn SMC Catania color: 179 – 27 gram
– Beige cotton yarn SMC Catania color: 436 – 5 gram
– Black cotton yarn SMC Catania color: 110 – 2 gram
– Synthetic Poly Filling
Crochet hook size 2.5 mm
– 1 Pair safety eyes 12 mm

Search for a similar cotton yarn you can buy near you on YARNSUB

Supplies:
– Scissors
Tapestry needles with blunt point, nr. 16 or 17
Pins

TIP: Are you using are using Blanket yarn? Then I recommend a 8.0 mm crochet hook.
For Super Bulky Chenille yarn I recommend a 5 mm crochet hook, for bulky velvet yarn a 3.5 mm crochet hook.

Abbreviations used in this free cat crochet pattern:
(All abbreviations are explained in my basic stitches tutorial)
Rnd: Round
st: stitch
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
dec: decrease
inc: increase

crochet a cat
crochet a cat

Cat Free Crochet Pattern

Body:

  • Start with cream yarn
  • Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: inc in all 6 st (12)
  • Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (18)
  • Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (24)
  • Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (30)
  • Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (36)
  • Rnd 7: (sc in next 5 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (42)
  • Rnd 8: (sc in next 6 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (48)
  • Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (54)
  • Rnd 10: sc in all 54 st (54)
  • Rnd 11: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (60)
  • Rnd 12: sc in all 60 st (60)
  • Rnd 13: (sc in next 9 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (66)
  • Rnd 14 – 15: sc in all 66 st (66)
  • Rnd 16: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (72)
  • Rnd 17: sc in all 72 st (72)
  • Rnd 18: (sc in next 11 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (78)
  • Rnd 19 – 25: sc in all 78 st (78)
  • Rnd 26: (sc in next 11 st, dec) repeat 6 times (72)
  • Rnd 27: (sc in next 10 st, dec) repeat 6 times (66)
  • Rnd 28: (sc in next 9 st, dec) repeat 6 times (60)
  • Rnd 29: (sc in next 8 st, dec) repeat 6 times (54)
  • Rnd 30: (sc in next 7 st, dec) repeat 6 times (48)
  • Rnd 31: (sc in next 6 st, dec) repeat 6 times (42)
  • Insert the safety eyes between rounds 17-18 with an interspace of 13 stitches. Stuff the head with fiberfill and continue stuffing as you go.
  • Rnd 32: (sc in next 5 st, dec) repeat 6 times (36)
  • Rnd 33: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 6 times (30)
  • Rnd 34: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times (24)
  • Rnd 35: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times (18)
  • Rnd 36: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times (12)
  • Rnd 37: dec 6 times (6)
  • Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail. Using your yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and pull it tight to close. Weave in the yarn end.
cat amigurumi
cat amigurumi

Snout:

  • Use light brown yarn
  • Rnd 2: inc in all 6 st (12)
  • Rnd 3: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next 2 st) repeat 3 times (18)
  • Rnd 4: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st, sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (24)
  • Rnd 5: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st, sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (30)
  • Rnd 6 – 7: sc in all 30 st (30)
  • Slst in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
  • Stuff the snout and sew it to the head between rounds 15-25. The snout has a triangular shape. Make sure it keeps its shape when sewing it on. Stop sewing when you have a small opening left. Embroider the nose on the snout, between rounds 1 and 3 (photo 1-4) .
  • Hide the yarn tail on the inside and finish sewing the snout.
embroider the nose on the cat

Ear 2x:

  • Use light brown yarn
  • Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: inc in all 6 st (12)
  • Rnd 3: sc in all 12 st (12)
  • Rnd 4: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (18)
  • Rnd 5: sc in all 18 st (18)
  • Rnd 6: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (24)
  • Rnd 7: sc in all 24 st (24)
  • Rnd 8: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (30)
  • Rnd 9: sc in all 30 st (30)
  • Rnd 10: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (36)
  • Slst in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. The ears don’t need to be stuffed, flatten the ears. Sew the ears to the head of your cat amigurumi between rounds 7-19. There are about 7 stitches between the lower side of each ear and the eyes.

Body:

  • Use with cream yarn
  • Rnd 1: start 8 sc in a magic ring (8)
  • Rnd 2: inc in all 8 st (16)
  • Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 8 times (24)
  • Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 8 times (32)
  • Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 8 times (40)
  • Rnd 6: (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) repeat 8 times (48)
  • Rnd 7 – 8: sc in all 48 st (48)
  • Rnd 9: (sc in next 7 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (54)
  • Rnd 10: sc in all 54 st (54)
  • Rnd 11: (sc in next 8 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (60)
  • Rnd 12 – 17: sc in all 60 st (60)
  • Rnd 18: (sc in next 8 st, dec) repeat 6 times (54)
  • Rnd 19 – 20: sc in all 54 st (54)
  • Rnd 21: (sc in next 7 st, dec) repeat 6 times (48)
  • Rnd 22 – 23: sc in all 48 st (48)
  • Rnd 24: (sc in next 6 st, dec) repeat 6 times (42)
  • Rnd 25 – 26: sc in all 42 st (42)
  • Slst in next st. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Stuff the body with fiberfill. Sew the body to the head, between rounds 31 and 32.

Frontleg 2x:

  • Start with light brown yarn
  • Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: inc in all 6 st (12)
  • Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (18)
  • Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (24)
  • Rnd 5 – 7: sc in all 24 st (24)
  • Rnd 8: sc in next 6 st, dec 6 times, sc in next 6 st (18)
  • Change to cream yarn.
  • Rnd 9: sc in all 18 st (18)
  • Mark the 10th stitch of the next round with a marker, this will help you position the paw pad later.
  • Rnd 10: (sc in next 4 st, dec) repeat 3 times (15)
  • Rnd 11 – 15: sc in all 15 st (15)
  • Rnd 16: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 3 times (12)
  • Rnd 17 – 19: sc in all 12 st (12)
  • Stuff the leg with fiberfill.
  • Rnd 20: dec 6 times (6)
  • Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail. Using your yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and pull it tight to close. Leave the remaining yarn tail to sew the legs to the body later.
  • Embroider the paw pads on the bottom of the front legs. (photo’s 5-9 ) The marker that you placed in the front leg marks the top side of the leg, so you’re sure to position the paw pads right side up.
embroider paw pads

Hindleg 2x:

  • Start in light brown yarn
  • Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: inc in all 6 st (12)
  • Rnd 3: (sc in next st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (18)
  • Rnd 4: (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (24)
  • Rnd 5: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (30)
  • Rnd 6 – 8: sc in all 30 st (30)
  • Rnd 9: sc in next 6 st, (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times, sc in next 6 st (24)
  • Change to cream yarn. Mark the 13th stich of the next round with a marker, this will help you position the paw pad later.
  • Rnd 10: sc in all 24 st (24)
  • Rnd 11: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times (18)
  • Stuff the leg with fiberfill and continue stuffing as you go.
  • Rnd 12 – 20: sc in all 18 st (18)
  • Rnd 21: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times (12)
  • Rnd 22: dec 6 times (6)
  • Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail. Using your yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and pull it tight to close.

Paw pad for hindleg 2x:

  • Use beige yarn
  • The paw pads for the hind legs are slightly different from those for the front legs.
  • Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
  • The marker marks the top side of the leg, so you’re sure to position the paw pads right side up. Sew the paw pads to the paws over round 1 and the bottom part of round 2.
  • Embroider 3 small paw pads above the large paw pad. Now, sew the front legs to the body below round 26. The backside of the legs is sewn to rounds 21-25 of the body (photo 10) . Sew the hind legs to the body between rounds 9-14 (photo 11) .
sew the legs on the body

Tail:

  • Use light brown yarn
  • Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: inc in all 6 st (12)
  • Rnd 3: sc in all 12 st (12)
  • Rnd 4: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (15)
  • Stuff the tail with fiberfill and continue stuffing as you go.
  • Rnd 5 – 34: sc in all 15 st (15)
  • Rnd 35: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 3 times (12)
  • Rnd 36: dec 6 times (6)
  • Fasten off, leaving a yarn tail. Using your yarn needle, weave the yarn tail through the front loop of each remaining stitch and pull it tight to close. Use the remaining yarn tail to sew the cat’s tail to the body between rounds 8-12 (photo 12).
  • Now your cat is done! If you like crocheting cat amigurumi, please check out all my other free cat patterns: https://www.mariskavos.nl/?s=cat
cute cat crochet patterns
cute cat crochet patterns