Knitting patterns for cat and kitten softies, hats, scarves, and more. Updated 4/27/23
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Cuddly cats knit with the same body with variations for Tabby, Ginger, Black and White, and Moggy (not pictured). Knit flat. Size with DK weight yarn 9 inches or 23cm in length. Designed by Kath Dalmeny.
Grisig the Cat
Adorable kitten amigurumi toy softie uses less than one skein sport weight yarn or just scraps if you want to knit in different colors. Knit in the round, the designer says this project takes a weekend to finish. Designed by Julia Weiss. Pictured projects by designer and knittheknot.
Wub Chub Cat
This adorable kitty can be used as a toy or an ornament. Knit in the round on double pointed needles. The body, paws, tail, head and ears are knitted separately and sewn together. Finished size using 2.5 mm needles is approx. 14cm from nose to tail. Designed by Button Willow Knits
Cat in Jumper
Cat amigurumi softie in pullover sweater. 2 different clothing options. Designed by Sachiyo Ishii. DK weight yarn. Pictured projects by the designer, EllyKnots, and sylv61
Papageno Kitty Socks
Cuff-down socks with an intarsia striped cat. Use self-striping yarn to get different color stripes on the cat. Sizes child 3-5y (6-8y, woman S-M). Designed by Caoua Coffee. Pictured projects by the designer and akoopi
Michele Wilcox designed this cute cat that’s about 11 inches tall. Recommended yarn available on pattern page.
- Get the free knitting pattern for free registration at Annie’s site
- Purchase the video class for this and 2 other patterns – not necessary to get the free knitting pattern
Easy cat shaped pillow. If knit in aran weight yarn, the size is 18” x 13” excluding ears. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Sue Speechley for Granny’s World. Pictured project by laurelm78
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
Tiny Window Cat
It’s 3 inches tall, worked in the round, and all in one piece except for the tail. Designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
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.
It looks like the designer’s website is down at least temporarily…. Here is a link to the web archive page for the site. The chart for the pattern can take a long time to load.
- Go to the Internet archive page for the pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- The original link to designer’s website
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.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- See the Ravelry page
- See how to make bunnies from a folded square of knitting
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.
- Get the free knitting pattern – scroll down to get the pattern
- Get the book Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts, and Socks on Amazon (Prime available)
Kathleen’s Kittens is a circular lace shawl with cat silhouettes around border. Designed by MMario. Pictured project by kibbles-n-bitch who omitted optional rounds.
Kate and Kate’s Kitten
This pair of toy cats are a perfect pairing. The larger cat Kate is 12 inches from top of ears to toes. Her kitten is 1.75 inches/4.5cm tall. Kate designed by Jess Hutchison and her kitten designed by Anna Hrachovec for Knitty
- Get the free KATE knitting pattern
- Get the free KATE’S KITTEN knitting pattern
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bigdamnhero’s Grumpy Cat project is a customization of Linda Dawkins’ Beans the Cat pattern (see below).
More Free Patterns
Beans the Cat
Linda Dawkins’ original Beans the Cat pattern can be knit in the round or knit flat and then seamed.
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. Pictured project by monicaknitter
Kitten Kaboodle Dishcloth
This cloth features a cat silhouette that call also be used on afghan blocks and other knitting projects. Designed by Erica Jackofsky for Knit Picks. Pictured project by JanePoppins
Kitty Bolster Pillow
Adorable cat-faced cushion from Yarnspirations. Approx 19″ [48 cm] long x 7″ [18cm] diameter.
Knitting pattern offered free by Craft a Cure for Cancer
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.
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.
Brownie the Cat
Barbara Kobayashi created these soft round kitties perfect for customizing to look like your feline friends. Pictured project by knittypocket
Norwegian Kitten Mittens
Designed by Salty Crafts who also has a striped version.
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.
Val Love designed this cuddly sleeping cat cushion that is about 20 inches square.
Black Cat Beanie
Designed by Sandra Jaeger, this beanie has been adapted by other knitters into hot pads, socks, and more.
Designed by fluffyduckie plushie.
Pretty Kitty Purse
Teresa Harrison designed this cute kitten purse probably inspired by Hello Kitty that is knit flat and 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
Mad Cat Handwarmers
Kat Lewinski’s fingerless mitts feature Ta mad cat on one side and a paw print on the palm.
Peaches the Kitten
Pattern has been discontinued and is only available at Internet archive. This adorable kitten toy is knitted in the round on double pointed needles for a seamless knitting project. The finished toy size is approximately 19 cm/ 7.5 inches tall, in sitting position. DK weight yarn. Designed by Hello Dolly Knitting. Web version is free.
Mickey’s Cat Baby Bib
Knitted by Elaine Fitzpatrick based on a design by a grandson, there is also a washcloth version.
- Get the free knitting pattern
- Get the free CLOTH knitting pattern
- See more Animal Cloth Knitting Patterns
Witch Cat Hat
Designed by Christine da Savoie, this beanie was originally designed as a Halloween hat but has been adapted by other knitters.
Hello Kitty Hat
Beadwhore designed this easy hat that can be customized to various sizes. Pictured project by lynnoliver
Patterns for Purchase
Kitten Lovie Baby Blanket
Cuddly toy cat and a cozy baby blanket in one! Size 24 in x 28 in. Miezi designed by WoolAffair. Worsted and DK weight yarn.
The Scullery Cat
Adorable cat softie toy is 12 inches in height and is 5 inches across the chest. It is worked mostly in the round, mostly in one piece, and can be personalized any number of ways. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
What's New Pussycat Shawl
Crescent shawl with cat faces on a lace border. Designed by Jem Arrowsmith - Under the Olive Tree Knits. Fingering weight yarn.
Amanda Berry’s Dera-Cats
Knitting patterns and yarn for three cuddly cats: Fudge the Siamese, Millie the Tabby and Jess the Black Cat. Each cat is approximately 22cm tall (sitting).
Cupcake the Kitten
CUPCAKE measures 15cm (6in) to the tips of her ears. She is easy to knit.
This toy cat features a round body
Reversible doubleknit scarf featuring a cat playing with yarn that trails across the length of the scarf. Full instructions for double knitting included.
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
Kitten measures 6 inches long.
These socks are designed as thigh high, but with a few easy adjustments to the pattern you can make them to fit as over the knee socks, or simply knee high. 3 sizes. Cat face design is written and charted. Designed by SarahTaylorDesigner
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).
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!
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.
Naptime Tabby Cat
This adorable toy cat softie is approximately 11,5 inches ( 29 cm) tall.
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.
This cute knit kitten is 14cm tall (sitting), but you can make him bigger by following this pattern and using a larger needle size.