Pocket Kitty Cat · Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern [just update links and add video tutorial]

Calling all cat-lovers!  I just released this no-sew kitty cat pattern that is so quick and easy to work up.  If you'd like to check out other amigurumis that don't require any sewing, be sure to browse my no sew collection


    Let's say hello to the Pocket Kitty Cat!  I love how this sweet kitten fits in my palm so cutely. 

    About the Pattern

    • Easy and beginner-friendly
    • Works up quickly
    • No sewing needed 
    • Stashbuster project; great for using up leftover yarn scraps
    • Small and cute
    • Can be made as a keychain or as a plush
    • Super versatile and customizable
    • Available as a FREE video tutorial! 
    • Available as a printable PDF download as well, if you prefer written instructions with photo references!  

    Here's my Strawberry Cat! I love this pink version!


    • Keychain for a backpack, lanyard, purse, or bag (just add a keyring!) 
    • Pretend play toys for children 
    • Unisex, gender neutral present
    • Selling at craft fairs or markets
    • Therapy tool / sensory fidget toy (for people with anxiety, ADHD, or autism) 
    • For charity or random acts of kindness 
    • Nursery mobile or decor for baby rooms 
    • Party favors for kids birthdays
    • Valentine's Day or Easter presents gifts for an entire class of students 
    • Easter egg stuffers or last-minute Christmas stocking stuffers 
    • Christmas tree ornament 


    To make your kitten exactly like plush one below, try going with some chunky chenille velvet yarn (I used Hobbii's Honey Bunny Yarn). It's a great choice for making a soft and squishy amigurumi toy.  

    Even with such few stitches, you can create a 4" tall amigurumi in no time!

    You can also use thinner yarn, such as medium worsted weight or DK yarn, and pair it with a smaller hook. This will give you a tinier, keychain-sized amigurumi.

    PDF Pattern

    The PDF pattern is printable, ad-free, easy to read, includes photo references, and helps support Sweet Softies! (If you enjoy my free patterns, you can consider it as a donation to me when you buy one of my pattern PDFs! It allows me to maintain my blog and continue sharing more free patterns.)

    You can get the PDF pattern from my storeRavelry, or Etsy.


    Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

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    Crochet Pattern Information


    Height: 4 inches (10 cm)

    Level of Difficulty:

    ★★☆☆☆ Familiar Beginner/Intermediate. Requires familiarity with stitches used (below), changing colors, and attaching yarn.

    Stitches/Terms Used:

    • FO = fasten off
    • YO = yarn over
    • ch = chain
    • st = stitch
    • sl st = slip stitch
    • sc = single crochet
    • inc = increase (insert 2 sc in same st)
    • dec = decrease (sc 2 sts together)
    • dc = double crochet


    • Honey Bunny Yarn or Baby Snuggle Yarn (super bulky “6” yarn) 
    • Thin yarn scrap for the collar/bow 
    • 9mm plastic safety eyes (x2) 
    • 5mm crochet hook 
    • Stuffing 
    • Scissors 

    Crochet Instructions

    Watch the video tutorial for instructions on how to crochet your very own Pocket Kitty Cat!  If you'd like the written instructions with photo references, download the PDF pattern here.  (Thanks in advance for supporting me and helping me keep my blog running!) 

    Want to share your finished Pocket Kitty Cat? I'd love to see it on Instagram, @SweetSofties!

    Thank you for reading, and hope you had a fun time crocheting this project!  If you'd like to help out my blog, feel free to check out my post, "5 Ways to Support my Blog!"

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    Best wishes,