There are dog people, and there are cat people, and while the dog people can dress their pets up in little outfits, dressing cats up is often.... we'll say precarious. However, the devotion to their pets is not dampened, and there are lots of crochet patterns that attest to that fact! While you're not as likely to find a costume for your cat, you may well find a cat costume for yourself. So here's a roundup for all the cat owners, as well as those owned by cats - 10 free crochet patterns for cat lovers!
10 Free Crochet Patterns for Cat Lovers
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- Kittens in a Row Scarf by Carrie Au, a Ravelry download: This clever stitch pattern will keep you warm and cozy and show off your love of your furry friends!
- Easy Peasy Catnip Mouse Toy by Meelai, on Tubachingching's Weblog: The purrfect gift (oh yeah, I went there already) to show your devotion to the little king or queen.
- Nest by Hanne Katajamäki, on eilen tein: You might think of nests as a bird thing, but this one is definitely for the cats. All cats love their own little hiding space, and this one looks great too! Scroll to the bottom of the page for English instructions.
- Roly Poly Cats by Nina Shimizu, on Puchitomato: These stylized little balls-o-cat are so cute! Great for the tiniest cat lovers.
- Door Hanger Bouncy Cat Toy by Lion Brand Yarn: So much better looking than the ones in the store, and a great beginner crochet project too!
- Bouncing Rainbow Jellyfish Cat Toy by Maz Kwok, on BeACrafterxD: This one's a little more complicated - and you'll want to sew those tentacles on super tight! - but it's too much fun to leave off the list.
- A Perrrrfectly Wonderful Tapestry Crochet Kitty Bag by Carol Ventura, on Tapestry Crochet: This is the project I used to learn Tapestry Crochet many years ago, and it's also a great project for any crocheting cat lovers!
- 1 Skein Pet Bed by Cris Porter, on Crochet with Cris: Not only is this a great one skein project, it's also the perfect size for donating to animal shelters! So after you make one for your own feline companion, you might want to make a few more for those less fortunate. Shelters need all the help they can get!
- Cat Pack Attack vol 1 by Cecinatrix, a Ravelry download: These cute little appliques can embellish any item, turning a plain piece into something very cattish!
- Nyan cat bookmark by Justyna Kacprzak, on Ravelry: For those who prefer their cats a little more meme-y!
- BONUS: Cuddly Cat Crochet Scoodie with Pockets, on Moogly: Okay, so I had to get this on here somewhere! Great for cat lovers and those who like to pretend to be them, it'll keep you warm in great outdoors!
I hope you've enjoyed these free crochet patterns for cat lovers! Have you crafted for your pets before? What's your favorite thing to make for furry friends? And who'd like to see a dog-themed roundup? Let me know in the comments!