Itty bitty crochet kitty | free crochet cat pattern

crochet cat pattern

The itty bitty crochet kitty is the cutest little crochet cat pattern. It works up very quickly (great for beginners!) and would make the sweetest gift for any cat lover.


DK cotton (I used Vinni’s Colors, Nikkim. Paintbox yarns would do just fine too!)

3.25mm crochet hook (larger cat)

2.75mm crochet hook (smaller cat)

Yarn needle

This pattern is written using US crochet terms. If you are unfamiliar with any of the abbreviations, please visit the crochet terms page.

Have a look at my tips for crocheting amigurumi before you start this project!

It’s also worth looking at my tutorial for the magic ring if you are unfamiliar with how to make one.

Some parts of this pattern are worked in continuous rounds. Don’t slip stitch to close the ring unless instructed to do so!




R1. Mr 6 sc (6)

R2. sc 2 in each (12)

R3. [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (18)

R4. [sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (24)

R5. [sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (30)

R6. [sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st] repeat around (36)

R7 – 8 sc around (36)

R9. [sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog] repeat around (30)

R10 – 12. Sc around (30)

R13. [sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog] repeat around (24)

R14 – 17. sc around (24)

R18. [sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog] repeat around (18)

R19. sc around (18)

Stuff. (*If you are adding safety eyes, do so now!)

R20. Hold the top two edges together and crochet through both sides.
dc into the first st, sc into the next 7 sts, dc into the last st. Bind off and weave in ends.


R1. Mr 5 sc (5)

R2. 2 sc in each (10)

R3. sc around (10)

R4. [sc2tog, sc in next 3], repeat (8)

R5 – 6. sc around (8)

R7. [sc2tog, sc in next 2] repeat (6)

Stuff the end of the tail lightly.

R8 – 15. sc around (6)

Bind off and leave a tail for joining. No need to add more stuffing!

If you want to add stripes, change color every 2 – 3 rounds.


You can have great fun adding character to your little kitty!

The eyes are stitched in place first, approximately 1 – 2 stitches apart and 5 rows down from the top. *You can also use safety eyes, but make sure to attach them before you do the final row! Stitch the ear details and nose in pink. Add cute little whiskers in a softly contrasting color and stitch any other details (such as stripes on the back). Stitch the tail in place. Give you kitty lots of little cuddles!

If you loved this pattern, why not check out my kitten rattle pattern or some of the other great patterns over on the patterns page. Happy stitching!

Yours in craft,

Caitie x

crochet cat pattern

6 thoughts on “Itty bitty crochet kitty | free crochet cat pattern

    • caitie Post authorReply

      Glad you like the pattern! At the moment I haven’t put together a print friendly version of the pattern.

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