free cat amigurumi pattern

Free Cat Amigurumi Pattern

Crochet a cute cat keychain

This cute cat crochet pattern is my most popular YouTube video tutorial. If you need any help while making the free cat amigurumi pattern below, I recommend you to watch this video. It is full of tips and tricks.
This is an easy beginner crochet pattern, you do not need much yarn to make this cat. It is perfect for leftover yarn, because of it’s small size.

The small cat that I use as a keychain was made with sport weight cotton yarn and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.
But you can use any yarn that you like for this pattern. If you use thicker yarn and a bigger crochet hook, your cat Amigurumi will be much bigger. The bigger cat that I made from the same pattern was crocheted with plush Super Bulky chenille yarn.

TIP Chenille/Velvet or other similar yarn: The body of the cat might look a bit to oval when crocheting it, don’t worry about it, it will be fine when you put stuffing in it.

This is the full video on YouTube on how to crochet every step of this Cat Amigurumi:

If you are new to crochet, please check my basic stitches tutorial to learn how to crochet.

These are the materials that I used when making this free cat amigurumi pattern. You can replace them with other materials. If you wish to crochet a larger or smaller version of this mini cat amigurumi you can just use a thicker or thinner yarn/crochet hook.
Check the materials page on my website if you need help in choosing the right materials.

Cotton Sport Weight version 5 cm / 2 inch:
– Grey catania cotton color: 172
– Dark Grey catania cotton color: 429
– Black catania cotton color – 110
Synthetic Poly filling

Chenille Super Bulky version 10 cm / 4 inch:
– Grey Chenille yarn
– Dark Grey Chenille yarn
– Black Chenille yarn
Synthetic Poly filling

– Scissors
Tapestry needles with blunt point, nr. 16 or 17
Crochet hook size 2.5 mm 4/0 for the cotton or 5.0 mm H for Chenille yarn

free cat amigurumi pattern
Free Amigurumi pattern


  • Use grey yarn
  • Rnd 1: start 6 sc in a magic ring (6)
  • Rnd 2: (sc, inc in next st) repeat 3 times (9)
  • Rnd 3-5: sc in all 9 st (9)
  • Rnd 6: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 3 times (6)
  • Rnd 7-10: sc in all 6 st (6)
  • Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
  • Stuff the tail with fiber filling.

First make two ears:
Video on how to make the ears:

First Ear:

  • Use grey yarn
  • Rnd 1: start 4 sc in a magic ring (4)
  • Rnd 2: inc 4 times (8)
  • Rnd 3: sc in all 8 st (8)
  • Fasten off with a slst.

Second Ear:

  • Use grey yarn
  • Rnd 1: start 4 sc in a magic ring (4)
  • Rnd 2: inc 4 times (8)
  • Rnd 3: sc in all 8 st (8)
  • Rnd 4: sc in next 4 st, ch 3, (continue crochet in first ear, start in the first st of the last round) sc in all 8 st, sc in the 3 ch, (continue in the second ear) sc in next 4 st (22)
  • Mark the beginning of each round with a piece of yarn, so you can count the stitches in each round later.Use one long piece of yarn to do this, watch this video if you do not know how to do this:
cat crochet pattern
free cat amigurumi pattern
  • Rnd 5-6: sc in all 22 st (22)
  • Rnd 7: (sc in next 10 st, inc in next st) repeat 2 times (24)
  • Rnd 8: (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) repeat 6 times (30)
  • Rnd 9-12: sc in all 30 st (30)
  • Sew one eye on round 8, between st 5-6.
  • Sew the nose between rounds 8-9 on st 8, there should be 2 stitches between the nose and the eye. Sew the other eye on round 8, two stitches from the nose, so between the nose and the eyes are two stitches.
  • Sew the stripes on the body between rounds 9-10 and 10-11. The front and back top (between Rnds 9-10) stripes are 3 stitches wide and the front and back bottom (between Rnds 10-11) stitches are 4 stitches wide.
  • Video on how to sew the eyes, nose and stripes on the cat amigurumi:
  • If you want you can turn the cat into a keychain by sewing two strands of folded yarn in the top and secure it in the inside of the body.
  • Sew the two top stripes on the body on rounds 5-6 (on the front and back of the cat)
  • Rnd 13: (sc in next 3 st, dec) repeat 6 times (24)
  • Rnd 14: (sc in next 2 st, dec) repeat 6 times (18)
  • Stuff the body with fiber filling
  • Rnd 15: (sc in next st, dec) repeat 6 times (12)
  • Rnd 16: dec 6 times (6)
  • Finish the body by taking the last strand of yarn and sewing it through the front loops of every crochet stitch that you made in the last round. Pull the yarn tight to close the hole. Now stick a needle under the hole and weave in the yarn end.
  • Sew the tail on round 12 of the body.

Now your cat is done!

If you enjoyed crocheting this free cat Amigurumi pattern, please check out the other patterns on my website.

I have many more free cute Amigurumi patterns available.

free amigurumi patterns
free amigurumi patterns