Cat and Kitten Knitting Patterns
Knitting patterns for cat and kitten softies, hats, scarves, and more.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down and click on the link to the individual pattern.
Free Knitting Patterns
Yinyang Kitty Socks
Toe-up ankle socks with a kitty chart on the toe and foot and a simple short-row heel. Designed by Geena Garcia
Stranded colorwork shawl by Susanne Ljung features cat silhouettes with pawprint border. The English version of the pattern is at the bottom of the page, under the Swedish version.
Kitty Bolster Pillow
Adorable cat-faced cushion from Yarnspirations. Approx 19″ [48 cm] long x 7″ [18cm] diameter.
bigdamnhero’s Grumpy Cat project is a customization of Linda Dawkins’ Beans the Cat pattern (see below).
Beans the Cat
Linda Dawkins’ original Beans the Cat pattern can be knit in the round or knit flat and then seamed.
Grumpy Cat Chart and Hat
mirella design created this chart of the meme cat that can be used in your knitting projects. Pictured project is by katycabot who has notes on how she made the hat
Brownie the Cat
Barbara Kobayashi created these soft round kitties perfect for customizing to look like your feline friends. Pictured project by knittypocket
Knitting pattern offered free by Craft a Cure for Cancer
Sara Elizabeth Kellner designed this simple pattern knit in the round from the bottom up. Tail and paws are knit separately, also in the round, and seamed to the body. The pattern is easily customized in a variety of ways. About 12 inches by 7 inches.
Norwegian Kitten Mittens
Designed by Salty Crafts who also has a striped version.
Tabby Cat Scarf
This free pattern is excerpted from Fiona Gable’s book Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks: 35 Fun and Fluffy Creatures to Knit and Wear.
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Val Love designed this cuddly sleeping cat cushion that is about 20 inches square.
Hello Kitty Hat
Beadwhore designed this easy hat that can be customized to various sizes. Pictured project by lynnoliver
Michele Wilcox designed this cute cat that’s about 11 inches tall. Recommended yarn available on pattern page.
A folded knitted square is all you need to make the cat body in Lillian’s ingenious pattern. The hat and tail are knitted flat and seamed.
The Parlor Cat
Designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner, the Parlor Cat is knit in the round, one piece from head to tail, and 10” long and 7” wide.
Black Cat Beanie
Designed by Sandra Jaeger, this beanie has been adapted by other knitters into hot pads, socks, and more.
Pretty Kitty Purse
Teresa Harrison designed this cute kitten purse probably inspired by Hello Kitty that is knit flat and seamed.
Mad Cat Handwarmers
Kat Lewinski’s fingerless mitts feature Ta mad cat on one side and a paw print on the palm.
Designed by Justjen, Share Kitty is 41cm tall. Legs, body & head are knitted as one piece for the front, one for the back, with his arms, ears & tail attached separately.
Mickey’s Cat Baby Bib
Knitted by Elaine Fitzpatrick based on a design by a grandson, there is also a washcloth version. The link below goes to the blog post. The link to download the pattern is in the list of links on the right side of the post.
Witch Cat Hat
Designed by Christine da Savoie, this beanie was originally designed as a Halloween hat but has been adapted by other knitters.
Designed by fluffyduckie plushie.
Bracken Cat Scarf
Fifalde designed this scarf in honor of a beloved companion. She says, “Twice I was accosted when out shopping by people demanding to know where I bought it.” I’m not surprised! Knit it in the colors of your favorite feline.
Sincerely Louise designed this kitty that is approximately 6 inches long.
A Grin Without a Cat Potholder
This Cheshire Cat Potholder was designed by Monica Manceñido. The double knit design features the Cheshire Cat on the front and just his grin on the back.
Patterns for Purchase
Ginger and Smudge
Patterns included for two adorable cats, one sitting up and one lying down. All pieces are knitted flat (back and forth) on a pair of straight knitting needles. FINISHED SIZE: Ginger (the cat lying down) is approximately 13cm tall and 20cm long. Smudge (the sitting cat) is approximately 17cm tall and 13cm wide. Designed by Amanda Berry
Reversible doubleknit scarf featuring a cat playing with yarn that trails across the length of the scarf. Full instructions for double knitting included.
Toy Cat in Bulky Yarn
Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Pictured cat is 10 inches tall. Two other sizes 12 inches and 14 inches.
Knitted Cats and Kittens
Sue Stratford’s book of patterns includes toy cats, feline projects such as door stops, and even toys for your cats!
Cat Pullover Sweater
I did a double-take when I saw this sweater pattern! This v-neck pullover has a design of black and white cats in Escher style tiling. Pattern is written for sizes XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X).
Kitten measures 6 inches long.
Cupcake the Kitten
CUPCAKE measures 15cm (6in) to the tips of her ears. She is easy to knit.
Pickles the Cat
This cuddly kitty is 8 inches tall and knit in the round with minimal sewing — even the tail can be knit seamlessly!
Cat Scarf Knitting Kit
This quick-to-knit scarf is easy. The head, legs and tail are pre-made, so all you need to do is knit a simple scarf and sew on the embellishments. Or, you can make a hat and a pair of mittens instead, and add the embellishments onto the hat. Kit includes the free patterns for the scarf, hat and mittens, 100 grams of 100% acrylic, machine-washable yarn, and embellishments to make one 47″ x 5″ scarf OR one child’s hat-and-mittens set. Available in four colors.
This cute knit kitten is 14cm tall (sitting), but you can make him bigger by following this pattern and using a larger needle size.
Tabby Cat Hood
This cute, cozy hood pattern includes toddler, child, and adult sizes. It features a tail scarf that wraps around and slips through a loop on the back of the paw on the other end of the scarf to keep it secure.
Top This! Blanket Buddies
This collection of patterns couldn’t be easier. Just buy a ball of Top This! yarn with the cute animal head included and knit up a lovey. Pattern includes instructions for monkey, puppy, and kitten, but I’m sure you could substitute one of the other animal yarns such as giraffe, owl, teddy bear, and more.