Itty Bitty Crochet Kitty | Free 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.

This kitty crochet 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 personalize your crochet kitty too by adding stripes or spots, changing up the colors or even using fluffy novelty yarn!

three amigurumi crochet cat


DK cotton (I used Vinni’s Colors, Nikkim. Paintbox yarns would do just fine too!). Main body color as well as contrast color(s) for the facial details

3.25mm crochet hook (larger cat)

2.75mm crochet hook (smaller cat)

Yarn needle


grey crochet cat pattern


  • This crochet cat 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!
  • A low cost, ad free, printable version of this pattern is available in my online stores.


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.

cute brown crochet cat pattern
crochet kitty pattern - back view

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 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 your kitty lots of little cuddles!

More Itty Bitty Kitty patterns!

If you loved this crochet cat 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,

Caitie x

crochet amigurumi cat pattern

119 thoughts on “Itty Bitty Crochet Kitty | Free Crochet Cat Pattern”

  1. Made two of these- the first one was a bit wonky but the second turned out really well! Thanks for the amazing free pattern!

    • Hmm, did you do the correct number of rounds? Sometimes the yarn and hook combo plus one’s unique crochet style can change the overall look a bit. You can also add in a round or two if you want a taller kitty. Also, how firmly did you stuff your kitty?

  2. Thanks for the great pattern. Just made my first one and I love it. Mistakes and all. Hope the next one will be better.

  3. Hello! I want to try making this and I was just wondering if it is available for me to sell? If not no worries!!!

    • You absolutely can sell kitties that you have made yourself! If you would like to review my terms of use in a bit more detail, you can have a look at my policies page. Let me know if you have any questions.

      • Thank you so much! I’ve been wanting to start a small Etsy shop for so long and these will be a purrrfect beginning!!!

  4. Love the pattern!! But I couldn’t understand the ears and where you place the eyes/other details. maybe add a video tutorial please.

    • I hope to create a video tutorial for this pattern soon! I’ll post it on my YouTube channel when it’s ready. Happy stitching 🙂

  5. I made this cat a few weeks ago and it was a little wonky. I’m sure it’s because I’m out of practice and need to keep at it and try again. It was an easy to follow pattern and honestly, I was using a bulky yarn and a bigger hook to make more of a “stuffy-sized” cat for my toddler to cuddle with at night. She LOVES it, imperfections and all. Named it Cleo. I was hoping you could possibly make a YouTube “crochet-along” video of this cat so anyone just learning how to get started in amigurumi can watch and rewatch anything they might’ve missed. I have friends that are hesitant to try a pattern like this because they don’t want to feel disappointed when it doesn’t turn out anything like what it’s supposed to look like. Just a request. Thanks!

    • Hello. The line reads R7 – 8. sc around (36), meaning for round 7 and round 8, sc in each stitch around. At the end of each round you should have worked 36 stitches.


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