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Chloe the Cat Crochet Pattern (FREE!)

Bring a touch of feline independence to your home with this unique amigurumi crochet cat pattern. Chloe the Cat is a realistic and adorable cat with its own unique markings and an independent spirit—don’t miss the free pattern!

amigurumi crochet cat pattern

I have always been a loyal cat person. I grew up always having a family cat. At 6 years old, I got my own pet cat and came up with the brilliant name of “Sunberry!”

I don’t know how I came up with it—but it stuck. Sunny has unique markings just like Chloe, the pattern I created inspired by her.

When I was coming up with the idea for Chloe, I knew I wanted her to be orange and white—a ginger just like me! 😉

I also wanted to create a cat that looked pretty realistic, but could still act as a stuffy. As a result, Chloe does not walk on all fours, but she does have a realistic face and body!

So are you ready to start creating your own crochet cat that’s full of character and personality?!

realistic crochet cat pattern

As a true cat lover, I really tried my best to capture the nature of a playful cat in the photos! Above you can see Chloe gazing wistfully at my yarn wall 🤣

As you keep reading, you’ll see her capture a ball of yarn and start playing with it, as well as see her in a box, every cat’s favorite place!

How Do you Crochet a stuffed Cat?

This cat is made in the amigurumi style. We will make all the body parts separately, stuff them with poly-fil, and then sew them together at the end.

Everything is made from single crochet stitches, and of course there are a lot of color changes to make the markings.

That said, if you want to make an easier crochet cat, you can ignore the color changes and use one solid color. It is up to you.

crochet cat with text 'crochet cat free pattern'

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Love downloading and printing out your patterns? This pattern will soon be apart of an Amigurumi Ebook! Keep an eye out for it coming soon.

And while you’re at it, check out my other amigurumi crochet patterns, Felicity the Frog and Douglas the Dog (I love how those rhyme LOL).

crochet cat in a box

Chloe the Crochet Cat Pattern

Without further ado, let’s start making this cute amigurumi cat for your stuffed animal collection!

Explanation: Meet Chloe the Cat, a playful and fun amigurumi animal! For any cat lover, Chloe would be the perfect project. She is made from standard amigurumi techniques using DK or worsted weight yarn.

Materials:

  • DK weight yarn: approx. 100 grams white, and 25 grams orange (or desired colors). 
  • Small amount of pink yarn for mouth and nose embroidery
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • You can also try using worsted weight yarn & a 4 or 4.5mm hook, but the plushie size will vary depending on your tension.
  • 12-mm brown safety eyes (or embroider the eyes for children under 3)
  • Fiber filling
  • Yarn needle & stitch marker

Gauge and Tension:

Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern. Keep tension normal—do not work with a loose tension. You can always adjust your hook size if need be. For example, if you crochet loosely and you find the amigurumi is looking holey, go down a hook size. 

realistic crochet cat playing with yarn

Notes:

  1. All body parts are crocheted separately and then sewn together according to the finishing instructions.
  2. All parts are made in continuous rounds. Do not join at the end of each round unless otherwise specified. 
  3. Turning chain does not count as a stitch. 
  4. Place a stitch marker at the end of each round and move it up as you go.
  5. When a number is placed after a stitch it means that you should single crochet in each of the next number of stitches. (i.e. sc 7 means single crochet in each of next 7 sts)
  6. You will need to know how to change colors in amigurumi to make this pattern. Learn the different color change methods here. You can use whichever method you like best.

Measurements/Sizing: 

Height: 8-9”

 Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Slip stitch – sl st

Single crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Repeat – rep

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Single crochet increase – inc

Invisible decrease – inv dec

Back loop single crochet – blsc 

Round – rnd

White – W

Orange – O

Special Stitches:

Invisible single crochet decrease (inv dec): video tutorial here

Insert hook into front loop of first stitch, insert hook into front loop of the next stitch, yarn over, pull through both sts (2 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all loops on hook to complete stitch. 

Single Crochet Increase (inc):

Make 2 sc in indicated stitch. 

cute crochet amigurumi cat

Cute Amigurumi Cat Instructions & Tutorial

Legs – Right leg in white, left leg in white & orange

Right Leg:

Ch 6.                                                              

Rnd 1: Inc in second ch from hook. Sc 3, 3 sc into next st.

Turn to work on other side of ch. Sc 4. (12)

Rnd 2: (Inc) 2x, sc 3. (Inc) 3x, sc 3. Inc in last st. (18)

Rnd 3: (Inc, sc 1) x2. Sc 3. (Inc, sc 1) x3. Sc 3. Inc, sc 1. (24)

crochet cat leg chart

Rnd 4: Blsc in each st around. (24)

Rnd 5: Sc 8, (inv dec) x6. Sc 4. (18)

Rnd 6: Sc 8, (inv dec) x3. Sc 4. (15)

Rnds 7-10: Sc in each st around. (15)

Fasten off. Fill with stuffing. Do not sew opening closed.

For the left leg, follow rnd 1-3 in Orange. Then, switch and do rnds 4-10 in White.

First 3 rounds of legs/finished legs

crochet cat leg tutorial

Arms – Right arm in white, left in white & orange 

With white, make a magic ring.                                                                

Rnd 1: 8 sc into ring. (8)                                                        

Rnd 2: (Inc) x3. Make 2 hdc into each of the next 5 sts. (16)

Rnd 3: (Sc 1, inc) x8. (24)

Rnd 4: Blsc in each st around. (24)

Rnd 5: Sc 6, (sc 1, inv dec) x4. Sc 6. (20)

Rnd 6: Sc 6, (inv dec) x4. Sc 6. (16)

Rnd 7: (Sc 2, inv dec) x4. (12)

Rnds 8-18: Sc in each st around. (12)

Fasten off. Fill with stuffing until row 13. 

Sew the opening closed. Give the feet 3 “toes” by drawing a strand of yarn from below the blsc up to rnd 6. Do this twice, spaced apart by about 3 sts.

Repeat Rnds 1-8 for left arm.

Rnd 9: O sc 6, W sc 6. (12)

Rnd 10: O sc 4, W sc 8. (12)

Rnd 11: W sc 1, O sc 3, W sc 8. (12)

Rnds 12-18: W 12 sc. (12)

Head – in white (W) and orange (O)

With orange, make a magic ring.                                                                

Rnd 1: 8 sc into ring. (8) 

Rnd 2: Inc in each st around. (16) 

Rnd 3:(Sc 1, inc) x8. (24)

Rnd 4: (Sc 2, inc) x8. (32)

Rnd 5: (Sc 3, inc) x8. (40)

Rnds 6-7: Sc in each st around. (40)

Rnd 8: O sc 19, W sc 3, O sc 18. (40)

Rnd 9: O sc 19, W sc 4, O sc 17. (40)

Rnd 10: O sc 18, W sc 7, O sc 15. (40)

Rnd 11: O sc 17, W sc 10, O sc 13. (40)

Rnd 12: O sc 13, W sc 19, O sc 8. (40)

Rnd 13: O sc 11, W sc 24, O sc 5. (40)

Attach eyes between rnd 11 and 13, with 8 sts in between.

Rnd 14: With O, (sc 3, inv dec) x2, sc 1. With W, sc 2, (inv dec, sc 3) x4, inv dec. With O, sc 3, inv dec. (32)

Rnd 15: With O, (sc 2, inv dec) x2, sc 1. With W, sc 1, (inv dec, sc 2) x4, inv dec. With O, sc 2, inv dec. (24)

Rnd 16: O (sc 1, inv dec) x2. 1 sc. W (inv dec, sc 1) x4, inv dec. O sc 1, inv dec. (16)

Rnd 17: O (inv dec) x2. W (inv dec) x5. O inv dec. (8)

Fasten off. Fill with stuffing. Sew opening closed.

Finished head:

crochet cat head

Muzzle – in white  

With white, make a magic ring.                                                               

Rnd 1: 6 sc into ring. (6)

Rnd 2: (Sc 1, inc) x3. (9)

Rnd 3: (Sc 2, inc) x3. (12)

Rnd 4: (Sc 3, inc) x3. (15)

Rnds 5-6: Sc in each st around. (15)

Fasten off. Do not fill with stuffing.

Embroider mouth and nose in pink before attaching it to the head.

Finished muzzle:

crochet cat muzzle

Ears – Left ear in orange, right in orange & white   

Right Ear:

With orange, make a magic ring.                                                              

Rnd 1: Sc 6 into ring. (6)

Rnd 2: W sc 3, O sc 3. (6)

Rnd 3: W (inc) x3. O (inc) x3. (12)

Rnd 4: W sc 6, O sc 6. (12)

Rnd 5: W (sc 1, inc) x3. O (sc 1, inc) x3. (18)

Rnd 6: O sc 1, W sc 7. O sc 10. (18)

Rnd 7: With orange, sl st in each st around. (18)

Left ear:

Repeat rnds 1-7 in orange only.

Fasten off. Do not fill with stuffing.

Finished ears:

crochet cat ears

Tail – in orange and white

With orange, make a magic ring. 

Rnd 1: Sc 6 into ring. (6)

Rnds 2-4: Sc in each st around. (6)

Rnd 5: With W, sl st in each st around. (6)

Rnds 6-15: Sc in each st around. (6)

Fasten off. Fill if desired (optional). Sew opening closed.

Finished tail:

crochet cat tail

Body – in white and orange

Rnds 1-5: Follow Rnds 1-5 of head, but in white.

Rnds 6-7: Continuing in W, sc in each st around. (40)

Rnd 8: O sc 6, W sc 24, O sc 10. (40)

Rnds 9-10: O sc 8, W sc 19, O sc 13. (40)

Rnd 11: O sc 7, W sc 21, O sc 12. (40)

Rnd 12: O sc 3, W sc 31, O sc 6. (40)

Rnd 13: W sc 36, O sc 3, W sc 1. (40)

Rnd 14: With W, sc in each st around.(40)

Rnd 15: W sc 4, O sc 4, W sc 20, O sc 5, W sc 7. (40)

Rnd 16: O sc 8, W sc 22, O sc 10. (40)

Rnd 17: O sc 8, W sc 24, O sc 8. (40)

Rnd 18: O sc 8. With W, (sc 4, inv dec) x4. O sc 8. (36)                   

Rnd 19: O sc 8, W sc 20, O sc 8. (36)

Rnd 20: O sc 8, With W, (sc 3, inv dec) x4. O sc 8. (32)

Rnd 21: O sc 8, W sc 16, O sc 8. (32)

Rnd 22: O sc 5, With W, sc 3. (Sc 2, inv dec) x4. O sc 8. (28)

Rnd 23: O sc 5, W sc 15, O sc 8. (28)

Rnd 24: O sc 5. With W, (sc 3, inv dec) x3. O sc 8. (25)

Rnd 25: O sc 5, W sc 12, O sc 8. (25)

Rnd 26: With O, (inv dec) x2, sc 1. With W, (sc 2, inv dec) x3. With O, (sc 2, inv dec) x2. (18)  

Fasten off. Fill with stuffing. Do not sew opening closed.

Finished body:

crochet cat body

Finishing:

  • Attach muzzle and ears to the head. 
  • Attach arms, tail and legs to the body.
  • Finally, sew head and body together.
assembling crochet cat head
assembling crochet cat body

FAQ

Can I make this pattern into a small crochet cat?

Yes, you can easily make this crochet cat smaller by using a smaller yarn or hook! It is actually not uncommon for people to use very thin yarn for amigurumi.

So if you use a fingering or sport weight yarn, it will be much smaller.

On the other hand, if you use a chunky yarn, you can make a large crochet cat!

Is this pattern toddler friendly?

Minus the eyes, yes this cat is toddler/baby friendly. I recommend embroidering the eyes on if making it for a toddler or baby.

Can I make this a fluffy long-haired crochet cat?

Yes, there are several ways you can turn this cat into a long-haired one (making it look even more realistic!)

The first method is to use a fluffy, novelty yarn—think Bernat Velvet, or a Sherpa yarn. These yarns are great, just keep in mind that it will be harder to see your stitches.

The second method is to use brushed crochet (but note that this method works best on natural fibers, not acrylic yarn). Learn more about it here.

Conclusion

Chloe the Crochet Cat is the perfect addition to any stuffed animal collection, or a great gift for cat lovers. Using standard amigurumi techniques, this pattern is easy to follow and includes detailed instructions and helpful tips. I hope you will get your hook and yarn ready and start creating your own independent and unique feline friend today!

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