Free amigurumi pattern for a large plush cat. To crochet this 40 cm (15.7”) cat you will need 1.5 skein Himalaya Dolphin Baby yarn and 4.00 mm crochet hook.

Materials:

  • Himalaya Dolphin Baby yarn (about 1.5 skein the main colour and a little white colour)
  • Alize Softy yarn for a muzzle (white colour)
  • YarnArt Jeans yarn (the main colour for sewing details to each other and black colour for embroidering muzzle, eyebrows and paws)
  • Hook size: 3.5 mm (for Alize Softy yarn), 4-4.5 mm (for Himalaya Dolphin Baby yarn)
  • 20 mm safety eyes
  • 24*16 mm plastic safety nose
  • Fishing line for whiskers
  • Satin ribbon for a bow
  • Fiberfill
  • Stitch marker
  • Yarn needle and scissors

Abbreviations:
R = row
mc = magic circle
sc = single crochet
inc = 2 sc in the next stitch
dec = single crochet 2 stitches together
F.o. = finish off
(12) = number of stitches you should have at the end of the round/row
( )*6 = repeat whatever is between the brackets the number of times stated

Arms (make 2)
With white colour:
R 1: 5 sc in mc (5)
R 2: inc*5 (10)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*5 (15)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*5 (20)
R 5-8: 20 sc (4 rows)
With main colour:
R 9: 20 sc
R 10: 7 sc, 3 dec, 7 sc (17)
R 11: 6 sc, 3 dec, 5 sc (14)
R 12-22: 14 sc (11 rows)
Stuff till the R 19 with fiberfill.

Fold top of arm flat and 3 sc through both sides across.
F.o.

Legs (make 2)
With white colour:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: inc*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5-8: 24 sc (4 rows)
With main colour:
R 9: 4 sc, 5 dec, 6 sc, dec, 2 sc (18)
R 10-12: 18 sc (3 rows)
R 13: 4 sc, 2 dec, 10 sc (16)
R 14-24: 16 sc (11 rows)
Stuff till the R 21 with fiberfill.

Fold top of leg flat and 8 sc through both sides across.
F.o.

Head and body (one piece)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: inc*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
R 9: (7 sc, inc)*6 (54)
R 10: (8 sc, inc)*6 (60)
R 11-18: 60 sc (8 rows)
R 19: (8 sc, dec)*6 (54)
R 20: (7 sc, dec)*6 (48)
R 21: (6 sc, dec)*6 (42)
R 22: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
R 23: (4 sc, dec)*6 (30)
R 24: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
R 25: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
R 26: (1 sc, dec)*6 (12)
Insert safety eyes between R 15 and R 16 at the opposite side from a marker.
Start crocheting the body:
R 27: inc*12 (24)
In the next row you can join arms or sew them on later.
R 28: 24 sc
R 29: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 30-32: 30 sc (3 rows)
R 33: 13 sc, 6 inc, 11 sc (36) – 6 inc (for a belly) must be in the center
R 34: (5 sc, nc)*6 (42)
R 35: 42 sc
R 36: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
R 37: (7 sc, inc)*6 (54)
R 38-41: 54 sc (4 rows)
R 42: (7 sc, dec)*6 (48)
R 43: (6 sc, dec)*6 (42)
In the next row you can join legs or sew them on later.
R 44: (5 sc, dec)*6 (36)
R 45: 36 sc
R 46: (4 sc, dec)*6 (30)
R 47: (3 sc, dec)*6 (24)
R 48: 24 sc
R 49: (2 sc, dec)*6 (18)
R 50: (1 sc, dec)*6 (12)
R 51: 12 sc
R 52: dec*6 (6)
F.o.

Ears (make 2)
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: inc*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5-7: 24 sc (3 rows)
Don’t stuff.
F.o.

Tail
With white colour:
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: (1 sc, inc)*3 (9)
R 3-6: 9 sc (4 rows)
With main colour:
R 7-17: 9 sc (11 rows)
F.o.

Muzzle
With Alize Softy in two threads, 3.5 mm crochet hook.
R 1: 6 sc in mc (6)
R 2: inc*6 (12)
R 3: (1 sc, inc)*6 (18)
R 4: (2 sc, inc)*6 (24)
R 5: (3 sc, inc)*6 (30)
R 6: (4 sc, inc)*6 (36)
R 7: (5 sc, inc)*6 (42)
R 8: (6 sc, inc)*6 (48)
R 9: 48 sc
F.o. and leave a tail for sewing.

Insert a safety nose.

Assembly
1. Sew the tail to the body on R 44.
2. Sew ears on the head.
3. Sew the muzzle on the head under R 7. Put some fiberfill inside the muzzle before you finish.
4. Embroider a line under the nose, eyebrows and paws with black YarnArt Jeans yarn.
5. Insert whiskers (view the picture below).