30 Crochet Patterns For Cats

Whether you’re a proud cat parent, or love someone who does, we have the perfect crochet patterns for cats to feed everyone’s obsession. 

Cats are hard not to love. Sure, maybe they’re not as friendly or as blindly loyal as dogs, but there’s no more acrobatic, snuggly, playful animal around.

And don’t even get us started on their floof, their tiny toe beans, and those mesmerizing cat eyes.

CROCHET PATTERNS FOR CATS

Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift to impress your favorite cat person, celebrating your cat’s birthday or “Gotcha Day” from the shelter, or you want to include Fluffy in your winter holiday celebrations, there’s a wide range of gifts to delight, nourish, and pamper your kitty.

From toys to accessories, these crochet patterns for cats will make them stand out from the crowd!


1. Cowboy Hat For Cats Crochet Pattern by Pawsome Crochet

This fun and quick crochet pattern creates a little cowboy hat, complete with ear holes, designed to fit your smaller four legged friends.

It requires only a small amount of yarn, making it an excellent remnant buster. The hats were designed to fit most average sized adult cats and extra small dog breeds, such as Chihuahuas.

Cowboy Hat For Cats Crochet Pattern by Pawsome Crochet

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2. Crochet Cat Stripes Sweater Pattern by Ideal Me

This crochet sweater pattern for cats (could also be a crochet dog sweater) is so cute and has two little holes for your pets front two legs. There’s ribbed banding around the neckline too so it’s extra comfy for the little fella.

This crochet pet sweater pattern is made out of a super soft worsted weight yarn. The plymouth hot cakes are acrylic wool blends with built in color changes.

All the color shifts without having to weave in all the ends. This is the perfect snuggly yarn for a crochet pet sweater.  

Crochet Cat Stripes Sweater Pattern by Ideal Me

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3. Crochet Cat Tent Pattern by Lena-Marie Hoppe

Create this amazing boho tent for your cat with basic crochet techniques. You can do it even if you are a beginner! You will be jealous of his or her home, without a doubt!

Cats instinctively seek out small hiding spaces to feel safe and to stay warm. With this project, you can create simple, inexpensive cat tent that match your décor, making it easy to give your cat at least one or two to choose from!

Crochet Cat Tent Pattern by Lena-Marie Hoppe

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4. Crochet Cat Couch Pattern by Red Heart

This divine crochet cat couch is the perfect way to keep kitty off your sofa while pampering her in perfect comfort. This couch is worked in a textured griddle stitch and features its own granny square afghan.

The pattern is made with a regal purple, but feel free to pamper your puss with any color that reflects her personality! Fill with foam and fiberfill, then seam together to complete.

Crochet Cat Couch Pattern by Red Heart

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5. Cat Football Sweater Crochet Pattern by Enchanting Creations 7

Here’s a Cat Football Sweater to keep your cat warm or just to wear for the big game day. Along the neck, and the bottom have a ribbed edging, to give it a bit of style. This cat sweater easily slips on over your cat’s head, so no struggling with buttons. You can even make it in your favorite team’s colors!

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6. Crochet Rainbow Cat Sweater Pattern by Armi Crafts

Make the changing seasons more bearable for your feline friend by crafting them a toasty cat sweater. Shape it as shown or crochet with different tones that bring out your furry pal’s distinctive personality. It’s a quick project that makes it all the more satisfying to complete.

Crochet Rainbow Cat Sweater Pattern by Armi Crafts

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7. Super Versatile Cat Bed Crochet Pattern by Crochet Spot Patterns

This pattern is for a simple cat bed that can be styled in 4 different ways! Try all the different styles and let your kitty choose which ones he/she likes the best. This cat bed is crocheted with super bulky weight yarn making the project quick to work up and thick and sturdy for your furry friend.

The bed is also design so that it can easier be slipped into the washing machine just in case it needs cleaning (be sure to choose a machine washable yarn).

Super Versatile Cat Bed Crochet Pattern by Crochet Spot Patterns

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8. Crochet Candy Cane Cat Sweater Pattern by Featherby & Friends

Love keeping your cat in the latest winter looks? Your little furry friend will be the talk of the park in this bright and bold coat.

Crochet Candy Cane Cat Sweater Pattern by Featherby & Friends

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9. Crochet Cat Couch Pattern by Dainty Bouquet

This adorable cat couch uses basic stitches. Finished couch measures 16″ in length, 11″ deep at the seat, and 11″ height but instructions are included to make adjustments to the couch almost any size you want.

All you need is acrylic yarn in your color choices. Make yours a solid color, different colors, stripes — it’s up to you! 

Crochet Cat Couch Pattern by Dainty Bouquet

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10. Crochet Catnip Kick Stick Cat Toy Pattern by Dapper Cat Designs

These fun cat toys will keep your fanciful feline busy for hours! The kick stick is long enough for your curious kitty to bite and kick at the same time. Filled with four tablespoons of catnip, these cat toys will keep your cat busy for hours! 

Crochet Catnip Kick Stick Cat Toy Pattern by Dapper Cat Designs

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11. Lovey Cat Sweater Crochet Pattern by Anna Mae Lee

The best time to wear a sweater is all the time — and this Lovey Sweater is one your cat won’t want to take off. It features a chunky turtleneck and ribbed hem around the belly. Simply pull the sweater over your cat’s head, guide her legs through the from arm holes, and you’re good to go!

Lovey Cat Sweater Crochet Pattern by Anna Mae Lee

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12. Stuffy Crochet Cat Toys Pattern by Yarnspirations

There’s nothing fishy going on here – just adorable, 3″ fish toys that kitty will love. This pattern helps you complete these cute playthings in any colors you want. What shade does your cat prefer?

No matter the look, you’re sure to find them lovingly peppered throughout the house.

Stuffy Crochet Cat Toys Pattern by Yarnspirations

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13. Cat Pod Crochet Pattern by Alley Cats And Angels

Grab your crochet hook and make one of these super snuggly homes for your kitty or small dog! They’ll love lounging and sleeping in these cozy pods.

Cat Pod Crochet Pattern by Alley Cats And Angels

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14. Peanut’s Cat Couch Crochet Pattern by Toni Lipsey

Set your pet in the lap of luxury when you crochet Peanut’s Cat Couch. Upcycle a leftover pillow for this fun project, which uses faux fur yarn to crochet a decadent pet bed.

Peanut's Cat Couch Crochet Pattern by Toni Lipsey

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15. Crochet Kitty Cat Collar Pattern by Modern Needlepoint

Your kitty will be the most fashionable on the block after you crochet one of these great collars! This is simple and will cost you much less to make than those stiff, uncomfortable collars at pet stores.

Crochet Kitty Cat Collar Pattern by Modern Needlepoint

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16. Easy Crochet Cat Toys Pattern by Dabbles And Babbles

Here’s a cute little crochet cat toys pattern that has a bell attached for extra playtime fun. A quick and easy crochet project, this makes a great pet toy project for beginners.

Easy Crochet Cat Toys Pattern by Dabbles And Babbles

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17. Crochet Cat Bow Tie Pattern by Charlotte Gillbanks

If your dapper gent is looking for an accessory that will dazzle at any dinner party, then this beginner-level crochet pattern s just what he needs. Your fluffy friend will look gala-ready at any time of day with this utterly adorable bow tie.

Crochet Cat Bow Tie Pattern by Charlotte Gillbanks

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18. Crochet Large Cat Sweater Pattern by Little Gems Creations 1

Just because there’s snow doesn’t mean your little one has to be stuck in the house! Crochet this hooded sweater and your cat will be snug as a bug during any flurry!

Crochet Large Cat Sweater Pattern by Little Gems Creations 1

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19. Crochet Cat Christmas Collar Pattern by Pawsome Crochet

This easy to wear collar works up in minutes and is a great way to use up your remnants. It’s beginner friendly and makes for cute holiday photos!

Crochet Cat Christmas Collar Pattern by Pawsome Crochet

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20. Crochet Cat Cave Pattern by Dream A Little Bigger

Have a kitty that loves to hide away? Using the yarn you have on hand you can create a lovely crochet cat sack hideaway they’ll just love!

Crochet Cat Cave Pattern by Dream A Little Bigger

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21. Crochet Cat Hammock Pattern by Mataya Made

This Crochet Cat Hammock would be an adorable and luxurious cat accessory! This free crochet pattern is pretty simple and it is also the perfect project to use up random odds and ends of yarn! 

Of course you can use any yarn you would like but you may need to adjust the amount of rows that you do to make sure that your hammock remains cat-sized.

Crochet Cat Hammock Pattern by Mataya Made

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22. Crochet Cat Sweater Pattern by Akroche Tatuk

This cat sweater is pretty darn quick to crochet — meaning you can whip up one for every occasion! Go with oranges for Halloween, red and green for Christmas, and don’t forget your favorite sports team!

Crochet Cat Sweater Pattern by Akroche Tatuk

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23. Crochet Holiday Cat Collar Pattern by Red Heart

Include the feline member of your family when planning holiday wear. This poinsettia collar is crocheted quickly and is the perfect accessory for fashion conscious kitties!

Crochet Holiday Cat Collar Pattern by Red Heart

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24. Crochet Rollneck Cat Sweater Pattern by Charlotte Gillbanks

Having a lazy day with your cat? Why not try this Rollneck Cat Sweater Pattern? It’s super easy to stitch up in an afternoon and is perfect for keeping your furry companion warm and cozy.

Crochet Rollneck Cat Sweater Pattern by Charlotte Gillbanks

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25. Crochet Fur Trimmed Pet Sweater Pattern by Crochet Kitten

As if your cats don’t have enough fur of their own already, this pattern suggests dressing them in more. Try pairing the fur with wound yarn to give this little sweater some contrast and really make the fur edges stand out.

Crochet Fur Trimmed Pet Sweater Pattern by Crochet Kitten

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26. Crochet Cat Flower Headband Pattern by Pawsome Crochet

This cute flower accessory can be worn either as a headband or a collar. It works up quickly and uses only a minimal amount of yarn. Substitute your favorite colors to make festive flowers that bloom all year round!

Crochet Cat Flower Headband Pattern by Pawsome Crochet

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27. Crochet Cat Toys Pattern by HCK Crafts

A quick and easy project that will bring a lot of joy to your furry little friends. These Crochet Cat Toys are so easy to make, that if they get lost under the sofa you can make more in no time!

Crochet Cat Toys Pattern by HCK Crafts

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28. Crochet Folklore Cardigan Pattern by Crochet By Nicole 17

This handsome cardigan is a stunning staple for your classic cat’s closet. To make one, you will need to know how to chain stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, long post double crochet, slip stitch, and magic circle.

Crochet Folklore Cardigan Pattern by Crochet By Nicole 17

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29. Crochet Cat Toy Blanket Pattern by Loopsan Crochet Blog

A mini blanket that your cat can push around the house and have fun with. The design includes a couple of tassels and jingle bells, which cats love!

Crochet Cat Toy Blanket Pattern by Loopsan Crochet Blog

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30. Josephine Kitty Sweater Crochet Pattern by Craftyghoul

If you love colors in your crochet projects or you have a lot of scrap yarn laying around, then this crochet cat sweater might be the perfect scrap yarn project for you to try.

Josephine Kitty Sweater Crochet Pattern by Craftyghoul

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Crochet Patterns For Cats Frequently Asked Questions

Are crochet toys safe for cats?

Even though yarn balls are commonly depicted as a toy for cats, yarn can be really dangerous for our feline friends. Because of this, it’s important to make sure any crochet toy yarn ends are secure and won’t unravel. Yarn and other crochet projects should not be available to cats unless they’re being supervised.

Are crochet collars safe for cats?

Collars that are crocheted should only be used when there is a human around to monitor the cat in case their claws get stuck in the fibers.

How much yarn will you need to crochet a cat sweater?

Depending on the size of your cat or how many cat sweaters you are making, the size will vary. For small to medium sized cats, one skein of yarn will be more than enough. Don’t worry; your pattern will let you know how much is necessary.

When should cats wear clothes/sweaters?

Depending on the time of year, the climate where you live and how warm or cool you keep your house, hairless cats or cats with very short haircuts may appreciate the warmth provided by a cat sweater.

How to pick the right crochet sweater for your cat?

When choosing a sweater, consider what you would deem comfortable or uncomfortable. Avoid adding bells, bangles, or anything that can become detached easily that your cat might chew or choke on. To that end, you should always supervise your cat when he’s wearing clothing, especially the first few times.

Is it easy to crochet a cat bed?

Crocheting allows you to make almost anything. From clothes to stuffed animals, if you can make the shape with yarn, then you can crochet it—and this includes cat beds. I recommend considering what type of bed your cat likes as well as your experience level when choosing a pattern. However, just because a bed looks more complicated doesn’t make it harder. Many crochet patterns pull off premium-looking designs with minimum difficulty.

THESE CROCHET PATTERNS FOR CATS WOULD BE PERFECT GIFTS – BECAUSE OUR FOUR-LEGGED MEMBERS LIKE PRESENTS TOO!

Just because you catch your cats playing with cardboard or sleeping on a stray towel doesn’t mean that they won’t appreciate a regal stuffed sofa bed or a crocheted collar.

Once you’re done making some (or all!) of these crochet patterns for cats, we’d love for you to share some pictures of them on our Facebook Page!

With the exception of food and water, you can pretty much crochet anything that your cat or dog needs. Check out our fantastic list of patterns to make dashing crochet dog sweaters. Or you can make your kitty happy by crocheting him more crochet cat toys that will keep him busy for hours, or treat him to a fluffy new crochet cat bed to sleep on.

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These crochet patterns for cats are all worthy of making – why don’t you crochet them all?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Elle Grospe

Elle has been part of the Crochet News team since 2019 and her love of crocheting shines through in the beautiful and unique patterns that she shares with our community.

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