Crochet Cat Pillow

My daughter had a read a thon at her school recently. They get to bring pillows and stuffed animals to cuddle with while they read. Since all of her pillows were kind of boring we decided this was the perfect time to make her a new one. I asked her what she wanted, and she told me to make her a crochet cat pillow.

This is an easy pattern. The pillow is made of single crochet stitches, with single crochet decrease stitches on the ears. I am providing both the chart for the cat face of the pillow, and written directions. Follow which ever one is the easiest for you.

I made this project using Big Twist Value yarn and a 6mm crochet hook. It can be made with any brand of yarn you prefer.

Crochet Cat Pillow

Materials:

  • Gray yarn
  • White yarn
  • Pink yarn
  • Gold yarn
  • Black yarn
  • 6 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Poly-Fil

Cat Pillow

(in gray) ch 46 to start 

Row 1: sc in second ch and each across (45), ch 1 and turn 

Rows 2-11: sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn 

Row 12: sc in first 7 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 27 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 7 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 13: sc in first 9 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 23 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 9 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 14: sc in first 11 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 19 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 11 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 15: sc in first 13 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 15 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 13 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 16: sc in first 15 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 11 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 15 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 17: sc in first 17 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 3 stitches, (in pink) sc in next stitch, (in gray) sc in next 3 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 17 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 18: sc in first 21 stitches, (in pink) sc in next 3 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 21 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 19: sc in first 5 stitches, (in white) sc in next 14 stitches, (in gray) sc in next stitch, (in pink) sc in next 5 stitches, (in gray) sc in next stitch, (in white) sc in next 14 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 5 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 20: sc in first 20 stitches, (in pink) sc in next 5 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 20 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 21: sc in first 17 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 7 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 17 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 22: sc in first 15 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 11 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 15 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 23: sc in first 13 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 15 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 13 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 24: sc in first 11 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 19 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 11 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 25: sc in first 9 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 23 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 9 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 26: sc in first 7 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 27 stitches, (in white) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 7 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 27: sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn 

Row 28: sc in first 12 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 6 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 10 stitches, in gold) sc in next 6 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 11 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 29: sc in first 10 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 2 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 4 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 8 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 4 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 11 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 30: sc in first 9 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 4 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 5 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 6 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 4 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 4 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 8 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 31: sc in first 7 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 5 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 5 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 6 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 5 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 5 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 7 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 32: sc in first 8 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 5 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 4 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 8 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 4 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 5 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 7 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 33: sc in first 8 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 4 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 3 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 10 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 3 stitches, (in black) sc in next 2 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 5 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 9 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Row 34: sc in first 11 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 6 stitches, (in gray) sc in next 12 stitches, (in gold) sc in next 6 stitches, (in gray) sc in last 10 stitches, ch 1 and turn 

Rows 35-89: sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn 

Row 90: sc in each stitch across, fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Ears (make 2)

(in gray) ch 9 to start 

Row 1: sc in second ch and each across (8), ch 1 and turn 

Row 2: sc decrease, sc in next 4 stitches, sc decrease (6), ch 1 and turn 

Row 3: sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn 

Row 4: sc decrease, sc in next 2 stitches, sc decrease (4), ch 1 and turn 

Row 5: sc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn 

Row 6: sc decrease 2 times (2), ch 1 and turn 

Row 7: sc in each stitch across (2), ch 1 and turn 

Row 8: sc decrease 

To finish the crochet cat pillow, fold the pillow section in half and sew along the three open sides while filling with the Poly-Fil. Sew the two cat ears to the top of the pillow.

My daughter loves her new crochet cat pillow. She was very excited to take it to school, and said that all of her friends loved it!

If you like this project you might also like my Calico Cat Hooded Scarf, or my Cat Scrunchie.

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