Amigurumi Black Cat Crochet Pattern

The amigurumi black cat crochet pattern is a companion pattern to my pretty little ghost pattern I made last year. I have improved the base pattern and add all the cute little details a cat needs.

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays, but we aren’t huge fans of all the scary decorations. So every year I try to make a few cute Halloween items to add to our collection. Last year was the Pretty Little Ghost and my Spooky Banner, this year is this little Black Cat crochet pattern.

This crochet cat pattern uses basic amigurumi techniques. Free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet. Video tutorial coming soon. #crochetcat #amigurumi

This cat works up pretty easily using basic amigurumi techniques. I finished her off with some embroidered eyes and a little pink nose. She has a few pipe cleaners stuffed in her tail to help it stand up on its own as well.

Amigurumi Black Cat Crochet Pattern

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Materials

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2-3 oz of Red Heart With Love in Black (or another worsted weight yarn)
3-5 yds Red Heart Super Saver in Spring Green
Crochet Hook, Size E, 3.5mm
Scissors 
Yarn Needle
Safety Eyes (Optional)
Embroidery Floss in Pink, White, Black, and Yellow (Yellow and Black if embroidering eyes)
Embroidery Needle
3 Pipe cleaners
Polyfil
Stitch Marker
Halloween Button
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Stitches and Abbreviations

MC – Magic Circle (Learn my method for the Magic Circle here)
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc2Tog – Single Crochet two stitches together
Slst – Slip Stitch
St(s) – Stitch(es)
FLO – Front Loop Only

Difficulty – Easy/Intermediate

Gauge and Final Size

Using a size E crochet hook my cat turned out to be 7 inches tall. Feel free to change the hook size as gauge is not important with this pattern. Just make sure you are happy with how tight your stitches are.

5 Sc x 5 Rows = 1 inch

This crochet cat pattern uses basic amigurumi techniques. Free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet. Video tutorial coming soon. #crochetcat #amigurumi

Amigurumi Black Cat Crochet Pattern

Notes:
-Pattern is written in US terms
-Use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of the row you are working on.
-Pattern is worked in continuous rounds.

Body Pattern

R1: Work 6 Sc into a Magic Circle. (6)

R2: *Work 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

R3: *Sc in next St, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

R4: *Sc in next 2 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

R5: *Sc in next 3 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

R6: *Sc in next 4 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

R7: *Sc in next 5 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

R8-14: Sc into next 42 Sts. (42)

R15: *Sc in next 5 Sts, Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

R16: *Sc in next 4 Sts, Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

R17: *Sc in next 3 Sts, Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

R18: Sc into next 24 Sts. (24)

Note: This is a great time to stuff the head, add your safety eyes or embroider the face of the cat. There are tips below for embroidering the cat face.

R19: *Sc in next 7 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (27)

R20: *Sc in next 8 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (30)

R21: *Sc in next 9 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (33)

R22: *Sc in next 10 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (36)

R23: *Sc in next 11 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (39)

R24: Sc into next 39 Sts. (39)

R25: *Sc in next 12 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (42)

R26: Sc into next 42 Sts. (42)

R27: *Sc in next 13 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (45)

R28: Sc into next 45 Sts. (45)

R29: *Sc in next 14 Sts, 2 Sc into next St* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (48)

R30: Sc into next 48 Sts. (48)

R31: *Sc in next 6 Sts, Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

R32: *Sc in next 5 Sts, Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

R33: *Sc in next 4 Sts, Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (30)

R34: *Sc in next 3 Sts, Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (24)

Note: Stop and stuff the rest of your cat.

R35: *Sc in next 2 Sts, Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (18)

R36: *Sc in next St, Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (12)

R37: *Sc2Tog* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (6)

Fasten off leaving a long yarn end and use this yarn end to sew the small hole shut. Weave in your ends.

Tail Pattern

R1: Work 6 Sc into a Magic Circle. (6)

R2: Work 2Sc into next 6 Sts. (12)

R3-28: Sc into next 12 Sts. (12)

Fasten off and leave a long end to sew the tail to the body.

Take 3 pipe cleaners and fold them in half. Use these to stuff the tail so that it will bend and hold its shape.

This crochet cat pattern uses basic amigurumi techniques. Free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet. Video tutorial coming soon. #crochetcat #amigurumi

Ears Pattern (make 2)

For the ears we will start at on tip of the ear and increase to create a triangle. Then we will crocheting along the edges of the rows we created to create a smooth edge for the ear.

Ch2

R1: Work 2 Sc into the second Ch from the hook. (2)

R2: Ch1, turn, 2 Sc into the next 2 Sts. (4)

R3: Ch1, turn, 2 Sc into next St, Sc into the next 2 Sts, 2 Sc into next St. (6)

R4: Ch1, turn, 2 Sc into next St, Sc into the next 4 Sts, 2 Sc into next St. (8)

R5: Ch1, turn, 2 Sc into next St, Sc into the next 6 Sts, 2 Sc into next St. (10)

R6: Ch1, turn, 2 Sc into next St, Sc into the next 8 Sts, 2 Sc into next St. (12)

This next Step is optional.

Ch 1, turn so that you are working down the side of the rows. Work 1 Sc into the side of each row (6 Sc total), Ch2, Work 1 Sc into the other side of each row. Fasten off and leave a long tail to sew the ears to the head of the cat.

Paws Pattern

R1: Work 6 Sc into a Magic Circle. (6)

R2-9: Sc into next 12 Sts. (12)

Fasten off and use your tail end to close up this end of the paws. Sew the paws to the front center of the cat. Use some embroidery thread to cinch the center of the paws together so that it looks like two paws. Then use the thread to stitch a line halfway up the body to make it look like the cat has two front legs.

This crochet cat pattern uses basic amigurumi techniques. Free crochet pattern by Winding Road Crochet. Video tutorial coming soon. #crochetcat #amigurumi

Cat Collar Pattern

Ch 25

R1: Sc into the second Ch from the hook and the next 23 Ch. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew the collar onto the cat.

It is optional but I sewed a cute Halloween button on as the tag to my black cat’s collar.

Cat hat Pattern (Picture coming soon)

Worked in the round.

R1: Work 3 Sc into a MC. (3)

R2: *2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (6)

R3: Sc into next 6 Sts. (6)

R4: *Sc into next St,2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (9)

R5: Sc into next 9 Sts. (9)

R6: *Sc into next 2 Sts,2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (12)

R7: Sc into next 12 Sts. (12)

R8: *Sc into next 3 Sts,2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (15)

R9: Sc into next 15 Sts. (15)

R10: *Sc into next 4 Sts,2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (18)

R11: Sc into next 18 Sts. (18)

R12: *Sc into next 5 Sts,2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (21)

R13: Sc into next 21 Sts. (21)

R14: *Sc into next 6 Sts,2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (24)

R15: Sc into next 24 Sts. (24)

R16: *Sc into next 7 Sts,2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (27)

R17: Sc into next 27 Sts. (27)

R18: *Sc into next 8 Sts,2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 3 times. (30)

R19: Sc into next 30 Sts.

R20: *Sc into FLO of next 4 Sts, 2 Sc into FLO of next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (36)

R21: *Sc into next 5 Sts, 2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (42)

R22: *Sc into next 6 Sts, 2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. (48)

R23: *Sc into next 7 Sts, 2 Sc into next stitch* repeat from *to* a total of 6 times. Slst to the next two Sts. Fasten off and weave in your ends. Sew to cat.

Tips for Embroidering Eyes and Nose

I have to confess I am new to embroidering but I am quickly falling in love with it and plan to do in depth tutorials on embroidering on crochet very soon. For now let me provide you a few tips for embroidering the eyes and nose of this black cat.

cat eyes and nose embroidery tips

Step 1: Outline where your eyes or nose will be. The outline does not have to be perfect but it will help you keep the part your embroidering centered.

Step 2: Use long stitches to fill in the outline. I inserted my needle on the inside of the outline for the first layer of stitches.

Step 3: Make a second layer of stitches working on the outside of the outline you made. This layer of stitches will look much better than your first.

Extra Tips
Embroidery takes a little practice, so consider practicing on a piece of cloth before you work on the cat face.

Use a sharp embroidery needle instead of a blunt yarn needle.

Try to insert your needle through the middle of a Single Crochet stitch whenever possible. When you do this your stitches tend to stay exactly where you placed them.

Once your eyes are added, your cat is complete.

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