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How to knit a cat – knitting pattern and expert tips

October 1, 2019

How to knit a cat and kitten – knitting pattern and expert tips

I have been totally blown away by the amount of love for the How to knit a bunny rabbit post we shared in collaboration with wonderful Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles Knits. So… we decided to do it again and this time share Claire’s utterly adorable cat and kitten knitting patterns with you. As well as a few expert tips from Claire herself for creating the cutest feline you’ll ever make!

Follow along on #imadethatcat for more inspiration and to share your own creations. Hope you enjoy X

First off, here are the two patterns you’ll be needing:

The Cat pattern is available from Ravelry here and the Kitten pattern here

How to knit a cat or kitten

The cat knitting pattern

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The kitten knitting pattern

love this kitten knitting pattern by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles. Click through for details on how to knit a kitten or cat with expert tips from Claire herself as well as how to sign up for free knitting patterns by Claire #knittingpatterns #knittingprojects #imadethatcat #dotpebbles #frombritainwithlove #freepatterns #kitten love this kitten knitting pattern by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles. Click through for details on how to knit a kitten or cat with expert tips from Claire herself as well as how to sign up for free knitting patterns by Claire #knittingpatterns #knittingprojects #imadethatcat #dotpebbles #frombritainwithlove #freepatterns #kitten love this kitten knitting pattern by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles. Click through for details on how to knit a kitten or cat with expert tips from Claire herself as well as how to sign up for free knitting patterns by Claire #knittingpatterns #knittingprojects #imadethatcat #dotpebbles #frombritainwithlove #freepatterns #kitten love this kitten knitting pattern by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles. Click through for details on how to knit a kitten or cat with expert tips from Claire herself as well as how to sign up for free knitting patterns by Claire #knittingpatterns #knittingprojects #imadethatcat #dotpebbles #frombritainwithlove #freepatterns #kitten love this kitten knitting pattern by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles. Click through for details on how to knit a kitten or cat with expert tips from Claire herself as well as how to sign up for free knitting patterns by Claire #knittingpatterns #knittingprojects #imadethatcat #dotpebbles #frombritainwithlove #freepatterns #kitten love this kitten knitting pattern by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles. Click through for details on how to knit a kitten or cat with expert tips from Claire herself as well as how to sign up for free knitting patterns by Claire #knittingpatterns #knittingprojects #imadethatcat #dotpebbles #frombritainwithlove #freepatterns #kitten

Claire’s expert tips

 – If you are substituting yarn (using a different yarn to the ones that I recommend) then make sure the yarn you use for the muzzle is of a lighter weight than the rest of the cat, for example if the cat is knitted in a DK yarn then knit the muzzle in a 4-ply.

 – Why not try a self-striping yarn especially for the legs – Or try some duplicate stitch for cat’s facial markings!

– If your cat is not intended for a ‘cuddly’ toy cat then use broom bristles for whiskers (someone from the Facebook page #imadethisrabbit did this to great effect!)

 – It’s up to you whether you choose toy cat eyes (with a slit pupil) or regular round pupil toy eyes – both work equally as well as each other – there are loads to choose from on Etsy – try MisterEyes – they came out *top* in an eye poll!

And:

 – If you end up with a ‘grumpy’ looking cat it’s probably because you haven’t shaped the eyebrows enough – try sewing a stitch at the end of the eyebrow short-row-shaping to pull it more into a curve around the outer edge of the eye instead of having it run straight across the top of the eye.

Free knitting patterns by Claire

If you’ve loved Claire’s bunny and kitten patterns, it’s worth knowing that subscribers to Claire’s mailing list can claim their free bi-monthly #freebeefridayknits knitting patterns. The last two were a cuddly polar bear knitting pattern and sweet Jemima Puddleduck pattern.

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love this cat knitting pattern by Claire Garland of Dot Pebbles. Click through for details on how to knit a kitten or cat with expert tips from Claire herself as well as how to sign up for free knitting patterns by Claire #knittingpatterns #knittingprojects #imadethatcat #dotpebbles #frombritainwithlove #freepatterns

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