Cat Knitting: 15 Patterns for You and Your Feline
Your cat will love these patterns almost as much as the ball of yarn they were made from!
The world needs more cat knitting patterns. Those goofy, lovable little creatures capture our hearts in unique ways every single day, and it's natural to want to knit for the people—or creatures—you love. After all, dogs get sweater patterns galore! It's time that cats got their moment in the limelight.
Whether you're a newly-minted cat guardian and you just brought you little, mewling kitten home from the shelter, or you're a long-time feline lover with more litterboxes than human bathrooms, you'll adore these patterns. This list includes cat toy patterns, cat clothes, and even cat-themed patterns for yourself for knitters of any skill level, so no preferences or levels of experience are left out.
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Kitty Bow Tie
The best part about wedding invitations is that they usually don't explicitly tell you that you can't bring your cat. Surprise your friends on their big day with your adorable kitten dressed to the nines! (If you're worried about losing friends, maybe just dress him up at home.)
Insanely Adorable Kitten Mittens
If regular mitten patterns are just a bit too bland, turn them into cat knitting patterns! It's easy to embroider a sweet little kitty face onto otherwise normal-looking mittens, so you can bring your obsession with your cats out of your house, for once.
Is Fido resting his head on your lap right now, his big, sweet eyes screaming "what about me?" Don't fret, little pooch, we've got a ton of patterns for you, too! Check out How to Knit a Dog Sweater + 10 More Adorable Animal Patterns
Kitty Egg Warmers
When humans chase after stimulants in a harried frenzy, it's generally frowned upon. When cats do it, it's freakin' adorable! Knit up little fluffy a rainbow of these quick and easy catnip bunnies for her birthday or gotcha-day and she'll be entertained (and a little crazy) for hours.
You can make a catnip toy out of just about any amigurumi pattern! Just pick a relatively small one, stuff it with catnip, and go to town. For a bunch of catnip toy ideas, take a look at 16 Amigurumi Knitting Patterns for Beginners
Knitted Cat Face Scrubby
What's that? Your kitchen is desperately lacking in cats? Fear not, fellow crazy cat ladies, we've got you covered. This scrubby will do an equally as amazing job of scrubbing dirt off your dishes as making you smile. Plus, check out that little tongue sticking out of his mouth! Who could resist it?
Quick Kitty Hat
Preppy Cat Vest
Sweet Kitty Easy Knit Toys
We give our kids tiny dolls that match their hair and eye colors, so there's nothing wrong with gifting your kitty a facsimile of herself. You can even match the fur and eye color! If, somehow, that is crossing the line for you, these also make great stuffed friends for children.
If you're not having a whole lot of luck enticing your kids with cat toys, tell them to knit some toys of their own! There are a bunch of easy patterns out there to get the little ones started with knitting. Check out 15 Beginning Knitting Patterns: Free Knitting Patterns and Tutorials to Teach your Kids to Knit
Lucky Cat Sweater
Legend has it that this cat sweater is incredibly lucky. The minute you put it on your pet, he'll start finding mice everywhere, he'll get wet food every night, and his humans will stop grabbing his paws and snipping down his painstakingly-honed claws. It's not fair to your cat to not knit him this sweater.
Kitty Ear Kid's Hat Pattern
Orange Tabby Kitten Mittens
Behold: another pair of kitten mittens! After all, you're going to need a second pair for when the first get dirty. Maybe you're just a rabid tabby fan and have to represent your favorite kind of cat. If you knit up your cat hat in the same orange color, you'll really be stylin'.
If you have your own mitten patterns figured out but, for some reason, your husband and kids refuse to wear cat mittens, fear not. We have a bunch of knitting patterns for mittens for all ages and sensibilities! For a great list, take a look at
Knit Cat Socks
If you truly loved your cat, you would knit her some socks. Wait? What's that? You love your cat more than life itself? You might also want to knit yourself a matching pair, you know, just to show the world how much you love her. If she kicks off her socks in a fit, don't worry. That means she loves you, too.
Candy DIY Catnip Toy
Just because your cat stares at you every time you sneak a piece of chocolate out of the kids' Halloween candy stash doesn't mean you should give him any. Distract him with his very own catnip toy shaped just like a piece of candy! Sure, it doesn't have any tails to entice him, but he'll probably still swat it around a couple of times, anyway, giving you just enough time to grab some more candy.
Cat Ears Headband DIY Pattern
Perhaps the weather is too warm for a hat, or you don't want to mess up your hair too much. You don't have to be left out of the cat knitting fun! Cat headbands are just as easy to make as cat hats, and still give you that purrfectly feline look you're craving. For best results, pair with cat wing eyeliner and long nails.
Fat Knit Cat Toy
If you could make your cats wear any knitted item, what would you make them wear?
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