Tuesday 21 March 2017

One piece cat

I love Cats but I can't seem to find a free pattern for a one piece standing cat online, So I have designed my own.

If you have any question or corrections please let me know as I will greatly appreciate any feedback! Also if you do try out this pattern, please post a picture as I will love to see your recreations.

You will need:

  • 3mm crochet hook (Can use 4mm if preferred)
  • Yarn needle 
  • Yarn (approx 20g or 60m)
  • Soft toy filling

Stitches and abbreviations used:

(I am from England but use US crochet terms)
  • MC - Magic circle/ring 
  • SC - Single crochet 
  • Inc - Increase stitch (2 single crochets into one stitch)
  • Dec - Decrease stitch (single crochet 2 stitches together)
  • ST - Stitch 
  • SLST - Slip stitch 
  • FO - finish off
Other things to note....

  • This is worked in continuous rounds. It is helpful to use a stitch marker to keep track
  • The number in ( ) at the end of each round indicates the total stitch count for that round
  • *  * indicates repeated series of stitches
  • Use invisible decreases for a neater finished product
  • Stitches in [ ]  are worked into one stitch

Please note, this is the pattern for the smaller brown cat. 

Legs x4:
  1. Starting with light brown - MC (4)
  2. *inc* (8)
  3. *1sc, inc* (12)
  4. Change to dark brown - 12sc (12)
  5. *1sc, dec* (8)
  6. 8sc (8)
  7. 8sc (8)
  8. 8sc (8)
  9. 8sc (8)
  10. 8sc (8)
  11. FO - you do not need to leave a long yarn tail here

  1. Using darker brown - This starting mc will act as the cat's belly - MC (6)
  2. *inc* (12)
  3. *2sc, inc* (16)
  4. *3sc, inc* (20)
  5. 1sc, join leg - by putting 1sc through the next st in the body and through one st in the leg, 6sc around the leg, then 1sc through the last st in the leg and the next st on the body. 4sc along body, join second leg in method above, 2sc in body, join 3rd leg, 4sc, join last leg, 1sc. (44)
  6. 44sc (44)
  7. 44sc (44)
  8. 44sc (44)
  9. *dec, 9sc* (40)
  10. 40sc (40)
  11. 7sc, *2sc, dec* x6, 9sc (34)
  12. 4sc, *2sc, dec* x6, 6sc (28)
  13. 5sc, *1sc, dec* x6, 5sc (22)
  14. 6sc, *dec* x6, 4sc (16)
  15. 4sc, *dec* x6 (10) 
  16. *1sc, inc* (15)
  17. *2sc, inc* (20)
  18. *1sc, inc* (30)
  19. *13sc, dec* (28)
  20. 28sc (28)
  21. 28sc (28)
  22. 28sc (28)
  23. 28sc (28)
  24. 28sc (28)
  25. 28sc (28)
  26. *5sc, dec* (24)
  27. *2sc, dec* (18)
  28. *1sc, dec* (12)
  29. *dec* (6)
  30. FO and close hole. 

  1. Starting in light brown - MC (4)
  2. *inc* x2, 2sc (6)
  3. 6sc (6) colour changing to darker brown on the last st
  4. 6sc (6)
  5. 6sc (6)
  6. 6sc (6)
  7. 6sc (6)
  8. FO leaving a yarn tail for sewing onto body

Ears x2:
  1. Staring in light brown - MC (4)
  2. inc, colour change to darker brown, 1sc, inc, 1sc (6)
  3. *2sc, inc* (8)
  4. fold and st 3sc through both sides to close the ear flat 

Thank you for reading. If you have tried this pattern, please let me know. Would love to hear from you even if it is just to say you have or to give me some feedback on how it turned out for you. Any questions, feel free to ask. 


Chris said...

how can we change the pattern to the black cat?

Amy's Crochet Cave said...

The black cat is made using the same technique as here it is just done on a bigger scale. The decreases on the body for the bigger patterns are not in exactly the same place as they are for the smaller pattern.
To make a bigger cat you could use thicker yarn or is there a part of that pattern that you prefer?

Anonymous said...

Am I missing something? Instructions for the head of the cat.

Amy's Crochet Cave said...

The head is made as part of the body. It is one piece. Approx rounds 15-30 of the body make up the head.

Just saying said...

Oh my.... I have looked for weeks for this type body for cat...thank you thank you for sharing this...now just hope I can do...I have gotten excited like this before only to realize I can't do...and have to try something else...thank you so much for sharing..

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this! I've been searching everywhere for a one piece cat. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this. Much appreciated.

LouiseNH said...

This just says “yarn”. What size yarn? I have a lot of worsted (4) but usually use a 4-5 mm hook which is larger than your pattern suggested. Did you use DK (3) yarn? How big is the finished cat in your yarn? Thinking it might be a nice huggable size in worsted, but would use a good bit more yarn.