Do you love cats and knitting? Then you have come to the right place. Knit a kitty for yourself, a child, or a friend. There are cat knitting patterns everyone will adore.
27 Knitted Cat Patterns
Below are 27 cat knitting patterns. They are fun to knit and make great gifts. We have included a variety of projects from plushies, to sweaters, blankets, and more.
1. Ginger and Smudge Toys Cat Knitting Patterns by fluffandfuzz
How cute are these little fat cats? Ginger is the orange striped cat and Smudge is the grey cat. Ginger is approximately 5.12 inches (13 cm) tall and 7.87 inches (20 cm) long, and Smudge is approximately 6.69 inches (17 cm) tall and 5.12 inches (13 cm) wide.
The pattern is 6 pages long and written in English. All the pieces are knitted flat using single pointed knitting needles. The Smudge pattern requires knowledge of kitchener stitch grafting.
2. Share Kitty – Knitted Cat Pattern by Justjen-knits & Stitches
Share Kitty will measure approximately 16.14 inches (41 cm) tall. The legs, body, and head are knitted as one piece for the front and one for the back. The arms, ears, and tail are made separately.
This is a free cat knitting pattern. The artist asks that you only use this pattern for personal use and non-profit charity.
3. Cute Bag Cat Knitting Pattern – Herding Cats Bag by NiftyKnitterDesigns
Knit this cute, reversible cat tote bag for yourself or another cat lover. The cats are pictured all the way around the inside and outside the bag. The Herding Cats Bag is perfect for carrying around and storing your knitting projects.
The bag is double knit, and fully reversible. Included are complete instructions for the double knitting technique. The colour work design is charted. The finished size is approximately 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) wide x 12 inches (30.48 cm) long x 11 inches (27.94 cm) high.
4. Tearoom Girl Cat Toy Knitting Pattern by maryjanestearoom
Here is an adorable cat that wears a removable pinafore. Little girls will absolutely love this little cutie.
The cat knitting pattern is written in both English and Dutch. The pieces are worked back and forth on 2 single pointed knitting needles. Completed, the kitty will measure about 10.8 inches (27.5 cm) tall from the tip of the ear to the base of the heel.
5. Black & White Cat Pet Portrait Pillow Cushion Cover Pattern by Rubyandthefoxes
This knitted cushion cover pattern features a black and white cat in a fun pop art style. You can use the cover to cover a pillow or a box canvas.
The finished cover will measure approximately 15.75 inches (40 cm) x 15.75 inches (40 cm). It is knitted in one piece in double knitting yarn. It has a 5 button opening on the back.
6. Cleo the Cat | Free Cat Knitting Pattern by Let’s Knit
Make this cute kitty with this free cat knitting pattern. The stylish feline is even wearing a pink shrug. The shrug is knit using soft fleecy yarn.
The pattern creates easy stripes and has simple shaping. It is ideal for knitters of all skill levels. Also included is Rupert, a free dog knitting pattern.
7. Amigurumi Knitted Cat Children Toy Pattern by Solnisho43
Knit a set of these kitties to decorate a mantle or a dresser. There are three cat knitting patterns included in the download.
All the Cats are knitted flat on two needles. The large cat is 8 inches (20.32 cm) tall, the medium is 7 inches (17.78 cm), and the small is 6 inches (15.24 cm).
8. Quick and Easy Knitted Cat Pattern by kooklacreations
Make a family of whimsical, colourful cats with this beginner-friendly cat knitting pattern. These kitties are quick and very easy to make. They will stand on their own thanks to the support provided by their tails.
Each cat is knitted on 2 needles with 8 ply (DK) yarn. When finished, will measure about 3.25 inches (8 cm) high.
9. Four Cats: Tabby, Ginger, Black & White & Moggy Free Cat Knitting Pattern by Kath Dalmeny
Knit a tabby, a ginger tom, a black-and-white cat, and an adorable moggy with these free knitting patterns for cats. They all have big smiles and cuddly little bodies.
They are the perfect size for toddlers to carry around. The final size will depend on the yarn and needles you use.
10. Tabby Cat Scarf Knitting Pattern by Cut Out and Keep
Are you a cat person? Then this is the perfect scarf for you. The completed scarf is about 50 inches (127 cm) long, including the back legs.
The scarf works up quickly using chunky yarn and a straightforward stockinette stitch. It is very simple to customise to look like your cat.
11. New Kitten Knitting Pattern by DotpebblesKnits
Do you have a child who wants a kitten, but you are not ready to a pet? Then knit up this cute little kitten.
Included are patterns for both the kittens. Each finished cat is roughly 10 inches (25.4 cm) long, not including the tail. The cats are knit flat as joined as you go.
12. Knitted Cat V Neck Pattern by katebellando
Here is a fun cat patterned sweater. It has a v-neck and long sleeves. Use muted colours or make a dramatic sweater with bright colours.
The sweater is worked in fair isle knit with fitted side shaping. The solid sleeves are worked in stockinette with ribbed turn-down cuffs. Included are sizes XS, S, M, L, 1X, 2X, and 3X.
13. Cute Cat Blanket Knitting Pattern by NiftyKnitterDesigns
Make this sweet, reversible cat blanket in a baby or throw blanket size. The blanket shows the playfulness of a cat. The border features staggered pawprints.
Being double knit, the blanket is fully reversible. Each side features an opposite colour scheme. Included are full instructions for the double knitting technique. The colour work design is charted, with no written instructions.
14. Pablo the Serious Cat Toy Knitting Pattern from KnitAmiracle
This little guy is so serious. Pablo is ready to sit on your desk and help you with your work. His scarf is removable, so you can make him several in different colours.
Pablo measures approximately 13 inches (33 cm) tall from head to toe. When seated, he is about 9.5 inches (23 cm).
15. Fido and Fifi Toy Knitting Patterns by fluffandfuzz
Do you have both cat and dog fur babies? Then check out this pattern. You get both Fifi the Cat and Fido the Dog. You can bet these guys will get a lot of cuddles.
Both the cat and dog are knitted in acrylic DK yarns on single pointed needles. When completed, they will both measure about 8.66 inches (22 cm) tall when seated.
16. Quirky Knitted Cats Pattern by SnoosKnits
Knit up a set of these quirky cats to decorate your home. They would look great in a home decorated in country decor.
This is an easy knitting pattern that uses kfb and 52tog. The PDF download includes patterns for all four cats. The heights are 7.5 inches (19 cm), 5.5 inches (14 cm), 4.25 inches (11.5 cm). and 3.25 inches (9cm).
17. The Parlor Cat Knit Pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
With its paws placed in and its tail at its side, the Parlor Cat makes looks prim and proper. The free cat knitting pattern is worked in the round in one piece from the head to tail. Completed, the kitty will measure 10 inches (25.4 cm) long and 7 inches (17.78 cm) wide.
18. Baby Blanket Knitting Pattern by ByMenyDesigns
Knit one of these baby blankets up now in a neutral colour and be ready for the next baby shower you are invited to. The sweet blanket pictures cats and flowers.
The pattern is written in English. It includes written general instructions and charts. The finished baby blanket will measure approximately 28 inches (70 cm) wide x 33 inches (85 cm) high.
19. Knitted Cat Dishcloth Beginner Pattern by OhLaLanaDesigns
Do you have a child that hates taking a bath? Make them this cat washcloth. They will want to get in the water and play with their new cloth. You can also use the pattern to make dishcloths, pot holders, placemats, and blankets.
The square is a very easy to make. It is a perfect project for beginners. The techniques used include knit, purl, casting on, and binding off stitches.
20. Knit your own Cuddly Cats by EbonyAndTeal
These plush cats would make great accent throw pillows for your couch, chair, or bed. The cat knitting pattern includes two tail styles; bushy and rounded. Make a couple of these for yourself or as a housewarming gift for another kitty lover.
The Cuddly Cat knitting pattern has clear step-by-step instructions. It is suitable for an intermediate knitter.
21. Doughnut Cat Knit Pattern by sincerelylouise
Children will absolutely adore this cat and doughnut combination. The whimsical design will bring a lot of smiles.
Grad your stash yarn and make a variety of doughnuts. This is an intermediate level knitting pattern. There is no working in the round.
22. Norwegian Kitten Mittens Pattern by Salty Crafts
Use this free cat knitting pattern to make a pair of women’s adult size small mittens. The free knitting pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, size US 5 knitting needles, and a tapestry needle.
23. Cat Pillow Knitting Pattern by iKnitDesigns
Here is an intermediate level cat knitting pattern for a cute kitty cushion cover. The project is knitted in one piece. The front of the cover features 9 playful cats, and the back has stripes. There is a button opening on the back to make it easy to get your pillow in and out.
You will need 1 pair of US 6 (4 mm) knitting needles, 1 pair of US 3 (3 ¼ mm) knitting needles, and 4 buttons. Completed, the cover measures 16 inches (40 cm) x 16 inches (40 cm).
24. Amigurumi Knit Cat Christmas Ornaments Pattern by AmyGaines
This year, decorate your Christmas tree with a bunch of cute little cat ornaments. You can make a lot of these quickly using your stash yarn.
The cat knitting pattern includes instructions to knit multiple variations of the cat ornament. Each ornament, without the scarf, will measure 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) wide and 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) tall.
25. Cat with Orange Scarf Pattern by Clover
This little kitty looks like it is already to go to school. If you have a little one that needs a new squishy friend, check out this free cat knitting pattern.
The knitting pattern calls for several colours of DK yarn and a small amount of 4-ply yarn. When done, the cat will measure close to 11.81 inches (30 cm) tall.
26. Amigurumi Cat Baby Kids Toys Pattern by Solnishko43
This cat knitting pattern includes the cat, scarf, and hat. This would be a great cat to make for a child. Then you can make different hats and scarfs, so they can play dress up.
The finished cat measures approximately 8.66 inches (22 cm). The pattern is 49 pages long with over 400 helpful photos.
27. Cupcake the Kitten Pattern by toyshelf
Cupcake is a little cutie. This little kitten would be fun to knit. Since her legs are floppy, she can be placed in a variety of different poses.
Complete, Cupcake will measure around 6 inches (15 cm) to the tips of her ears. Basic knitting skills such as cast on, cast off (bind off), knit, purl, and k2tog are required.
Get out your needles and knit up some of these knitted cat patterns.
Cats are adorable and mysterious. If you love cats as much as we do, you will definitely want to work on one or more of these cat knitting patterns.