The cat is a popular motif throughout all crafts. Of course, crochet is no exception. Crochet cats adorn everything from hats to blankets. You can make animal crochet appliques inspired by kittens or craft huggable stuffed crochet cats to give as gifts. Whatever your fancy, these ten crochet cat patterns should get you started.
Note that these are crochet items for humans that are decorated with cats. If you're interested in making something for your cat, check out these crafts for cats.
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These crochet coasters are so adorable. Each one looks like the face of a cat. However, you can adapt the designs with subtle changes to make each cat just a little bit different. As you get good at adapting the designs, you might even be able to make ones that look like people's cats, which is a really cute gift idea.
You can also make these crochet coasters to use in other projects as well. Attach one to the corner of a basic crochet blanket to make it a little bit more special. String together a set of them to create a garland for decor. The opportunities are almost endless.
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Your little one will stay cozy and warm with this hooded crochet cowl. They'll also feel delighted and look adorable thanks to the cute kitty cat ears at the top of the design.
If you want to be cute, too, then go for it. This crochet pattern comes in three sizes including one for adults.
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Crochet a fun little purse with this free pattern. First, you crochet circles to make the purse itself. Then you add the facial features that turn it into a cat. Everything is made using basic crochet stitches, including the double treble crochet stitch which is worked the same as a double crochet or treble crochet stitch but is taller.
Finish up with some straps and you've got a bag that's ready to go anywhere. It's a particularly cute purse for tweens, but anyone with a sense of fun and a love for cats might enjoy this crochet project.
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This crochet designer has combined two of her own patterns in one to create a Valentine's Day cat. The first pattern is the tiny crochet cat itself. It's adorable. It has enough shaping to give you a good sense of what the animal is but not so much as to be difficult to crochet. The second pattern is a crochet heart pattern that you can attach to the cat to make it a sweet Valentine's gift.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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This cute crochet cat pattern is perfect as a huggable toy. However, there's more to it than that. It actually flips inside out and becomes a crochet dog! This is really fun to craft. Plus, it makes such a great gift for any young child who will greatly enjoy flipping it in and out to reveal the cat and dog in turn.
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Real life cats sleep a lot. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to crochet a sleeping kitty. This works great as a toy for children. However, it also makes a fun decor item. Crochet your cat and find a place for it to lounge on the back of your couch or chair.
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This crochet cat can also lounge on your couch or bed when not in use. However, it's also quite functional as a pillow. It's a square pillow, which means that it's really easy to make. The cat face is added on after, and it has a bit of three-dimensionality to it to make the project more fun.
This crochet pillow has a small pocket in front as well as a large pocket in back, so it's also a great gift that you can fill with gift cards or candy. The designer also has a companion pattern for a small crochet cat that matches it.
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There are so many different styles of crochet cat dolls available. This one has big, bold embroidered eyes. Plus it has an outfit, and the instructions for that come with the free cat pattern.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Combine a cat with an alien and you get this cute design. This is a small crochet toy. It's perfect as an ornament or a keychain. You could also stand one up on your desk to make you smile while you work.
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Crochet Cat Hoodie Free Pattern
Your baby will never look cuter than they do all dressed up in this crochet cat hoodie. It's snuggly and warm and that hood is so sweet. You can make open hands like a regular sweater or closed paw-imprint hands which are not only cute but keep babies from grabbing at themselves. This pattern is written for five sizes from 3 months - 2 years.
If you happen to be multi-craftual, you might like to know that this comes in a free knit pattern as well.