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.
This project is perfect if you are looking to take a dive into making amigurumi. If you are new to amigurumi, head over to my tips for making amigurumi to ensure your project turns out perfectly.
You can personalise your kitty too by adding stripes or spots, changing up the colors or even using fluffy novelty yarn!
3.25mm crochet hook (larger cat)
2.75mm crochet hook (smaller cat)
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!
Crochet Cat Pattern
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. Have a look at this tutorial here for how to embroider eyes onto your kitty.
*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!
More Itty Bitty Kitty patterns!
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. (including an adorable Christmas hat for your kitty!) Happy stitching!
Yours in craft,