Free amigurumi pattern for a large plush cat. To crochet this 40 cm (15.7”) cat you will need 1.5 skein Himalaya Dolphin Baby yarn and 4.00 mm crochet hook.

Designed and photos by Ekaterina Gorban
Instagram: @veselko_h.made
Translated by Amiguroom Toys

Materials:

  • Himalaya Dolphin Baby yarn (about 1.5 skein the main colour and a little white colour)
  • Alize Softy yarn for a muzzle (white colour)
  • YarnArt Jeans yarn (the main colour for sewing details to each other and black colour for embroidering muzzle, eyebrows and paws)
  • Hook size: 3.5 mm (for Alize Softy yarn), 4-4.5 mm (for Himalaya Dolphin Baby yarn)
  • 20 mm safety eyes
  • 24*16 mm plastic safety nose
  • Fishing line for whiskers
  • Satin ribbon for a bow
  • Fiberfill
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle and scissors

Abbreviations:
R = row
mc = magic circle
sc = single crochet
inc = 2 sc in the next stitch
dec = single crochet 2 stitches together
F.o. = finish off
(12) = number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row
( )*6 = repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

Crochet cat free amigurumi pattern

Arms (make 2)
With white colour:
R 1: 5 sc in mc (5)
R 2: inc*5 (10)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*5 (15)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*5 (20)
R 5-8: 20 sc (4 rows)
With main colour:
R 9: 20 sc
R 10: 7 sc, 3 dec, 7 sc (17)
R 11: 6 sc, 3 dec, 5 sc (14)
R 12-22: 14 sc (11 rows)
Stuff till the R 19 with fiberfill.

Fold top of arm flat and 3 sc through both sides across.
F.o.

Legs (make 2)
With white colour:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: inc*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5-8: 24 sc (4 rows)
With main colour:
R 9: 4 sc, 5 dec, 6 sc, dec, 2 sc (18)
R 10-12: 18 sc (3 rows)
R 13: 4 sc, 2 dec, 10 sc (16)
R 14-24: 16 sc (11 rows)
Stuff till the R 21 with fiberfill.

Fold top of leg flat and 8 sc through both sides across.
F.o.

Head and body (one piece)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: inc*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
R 9: (7 sc, inc)*6 (54)
R 10: (8 sc, inc)*6 (60)
R 11-18: 60 sc (8 rows)
R 19: (8 sc, dec)*6 (54)
R 20: (7 sc, dec)*6 (48)
R 21: (6 sc, dec)*6 (42)
R 22: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
R 23: (4 sc, dec)*6 (30)
R 24: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
R 25: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
R 26: (1 sc, dec)*6 (12)
Insert safety eyes between R 15 and R 16 at the opposite side from a marker.
Start crocheting the body:
R 27: inc*12 (24)
In the next row you can join arms or sew them on later.
R 28: 24 sc
R 29: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 30-32: 30 sc (3 rows)
R 33: 13 sc, 6 inc, 11 sc (36) – 6 inc (for a belly) must be in the center
R 34: (5 sc, nc)*6 (42)
R 35: 42 sc
R 36: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
R 37: (7 sc, inc)*6 (54)
R 38-41: 54 sc (4 rows)
R 42: (7 sc, dec)*6 (48)
R 43: (6 sc, dec)*6 (42)
In the next row you can join legs or sew them on later.
R 44: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
R 45: 36 sc
R 46: (4 sc, dec)*6 (30)
R 47: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
R 48: 24 sc
R 49: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
R 50: (1 sc, dec)*6 (12)
R 51: 12 sc
R 52: dec*6 (6)
F.o.

Ears (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: inc*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5-7: 24 sc (3 rows)
Don’t stuff.
F.o.

Tail
With white colour:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (1 sc, inc)*3 (9)
R 3-6: 9 sc (4 rows)
With main colour:
R 7-17: 9 sc (11 rows)
F.o.

Muzzle
With Alize Softy in two threads, 3.5 mm crochet hook.
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: inc*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
R 9: 48 sc
F.o. and leave a tail for sewing.

Insert a safety nose.

Assembly
1. Sew the tail to the body on R 44.
2. Sew ears on the head.
3. Sew the muzzle on the head under R 7. Put some fiberfill inside the muzzle before you finish.
4. Embroider a line under the nose, eyebrows and paws with black YarnArt Jeans yarn.
5. Insert whiskers (view the picture below).