Valentine’s Day is coming up quick so I wanted to make a cat for this holiday! This time, I decided to make them smaller and to make a pair of them! They are small enough that they will work up quick for a great last minute gift or Valentine decoration! Also, I gave them names, (which was REALLY fun!) Meet Leo and Charlotte!
Leo and Charlotte are such a sweet pair! They really are a lot of fun to make. This Free Crochet Amigurumi Valentine’s Day Cats pattern is quick enough that you should have time to make them before Valentine’s Day!
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did! If you would like a printable PDF version of the pattern, you can purchase one in my Etsy shop here: PDF Pattern Crochet Valentine Amigurumi Cats Leo and Charlotte. Without further adieu, here is the pattern!
1. 3.5mm crochet hook
2. 2.75mm crochet hook
3. Worsted weight yarn in white (Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in white)
4. Light weight yarn in light pink and dark pink (Bernat Softee Baby in pink and soft red)
5. Size 10 crochet thread in red (Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Classic 10 in victory red)
6. 4.5 mm animal safety eyes
7. Pink embroidery floss
8. Black embroidery floss
10. Doll stuffing
11. Heart button
12. Stitch markers
• ch = chain
• sc = single crochet
• 2sc = make two single crochet stitches into the same stitch (an increasing stitch)
• sc2tog= single crochet 2 stitches together, a decreasing stitch
I like to use an invisible sc2tog stitch. To do this, insert hook into the front loop only of next two stitches (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through two loops on hook (2 loops left on hook), yarn over and draw through last two loops on hook.
• dc = double crochet
• ss = slip stitch
• st(s) = stitch(es)
• mc= magic circle
The pattern is worked in rounds. There is no joining at the end of every round, you will be working in a continuous spiral. A stitch marker is very helpful to aid in keeping your place!
The head and body are one piece, no sewing, yay!
2sc means to put two single crochet stitches into the next stitch.
Sc 2 means you will be putting one single crochet stitch into each of the next 2 stitches.
The cats measure just over 3 inches tall. The ears and tail are very small and are easier to make with a lightweight yarn. But, you can experiment with hook sizes and colors to make your own custom cats! Have fun and let your imagination guide you!
HEAD AND BODY:
with white yarn and 3.5 mm hook, make a magic circle
Round 1: sc 6 into mc
Round 2: 2sc into each st around (12sc)
Round 3: [2sc, sc] repeat around (18sc)
Round 4: [sc 2, 2 sc] repeat around (24sc)
Round 5: [2sc, sc 3] repeat around (30sc)
Round 6: sc into each st around (30sc)
Rounds 7 – 10 : repeat round 6
Round 11: [sc2tog, sc 3] repeat around (24sc)
Using the pictures as a guide, insert safety eyes between rounds 7 and 8. Use the pink embroidery floss to stitch on the nose and black embroidery floss for Charlotte’s eyelashes.
Round 12: [sc 2, sc2tog] repeat around (18sc)
Round 13: [sc2tog, sc] repeat around (12 sc)
STUFF THE HEAD
Now you will be increasing again to form the body.
Round 14: sc in each st around (12sc)
Round 15: [sc, 2sc] repeat around (18sc)
Round 16: [2sc, sc 2] repeat around (24 sc)
Round 17: [sc 3, 2sc] repeat around (30sc)
Round 18: [2sc, sc 4] repeat around (36sc)
Round 19: sc in each st around (36sc)
Rounds 20 – 23: repeat round 19
Round 24: [sc 4, sc 2tog] repeat around (30sc)
Round 25: [sc2tog, sc 3] repeat around (24sc)
Round 26: [sc 2, sc2tog] repeat around (18sc)
Round 27: [sc2tog, sc] repeat around (12sc)
Round 28: sc2tog, repeat around. Fasten off and sew hole shut. Weave in ends.
With pink or dark pink and 3.5 mm hook, make a magic circle
Round 1: sc 4 into mc
Round 2: sc in each stitch around (4sc)
Round 3: 2 sc into each st around (8sc)
Fasten off leaving a tail for sewing. Pinch the ear flat and pin to the head. Once you have the positioning right, sew the ears on. Use the pictures as a guide.
Using pink or dark pink and 3.5 mm hook, make a magic circle
Round 1: sc 4 into mc
Rounds 2 – 11: sc into each st around. You can adjust the length of the tail by adding or removing some rounds.
Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing. Position onto the back of the body and sew on.
With soft red and 3.5 mm hook, ch 18. Depending on how tightly you crochet you may need to adjust this number to fit your cat. Fasten off and sew around the neck. Glue the pink heart button or stitch it on.
Using size 10 crochet thread and 2.75 mm hook, ch 22
Sc into second ch from hook and each across. Fasten off. Sew to his neck.
Again, you may need to adjust the starting chain to fit your cat’s neck.
Make 2, one for Charlotte’s ear and one for Leo’s bow tie
Using size 10 crochet thread and 2.75 mm hook, ch 2
2dc into 1st ch, (all of your stitches will be made into this same stitch)
Ch 2, ss into that first ch, ch 2, 2dc into same first ch, ch 2 and ss again. Fasten off leaving a tail to wind around the center to make the “knot” of your bow. Sew or glue to Charlotte’s ear and Leo’s collar.
Printable Version: PDF Pattern Crochet Valentine Amigurumi Cats Leo and Charlotte