Cats to knit and crochet is the theme this week. We’re all about the cats. Despite being a non-cat lover, it is hard to deny that there are some great patterns out there for cat themed – well – everything! Whether you are looking for knitting or crochet, fine yarn to heavy yarn or even cat hair, there is a suggestion for everyone today.

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Cats to Knit and Crochet

cats to knit and crochet Cat in a Corset knitting pattern Anna Hrachovec

Cat in a Corset by Anna Hrachovec. Image Copyright Anna Hrachovec.

1) Cat in a Corset by Anna Hrachovec

Part of a 4-pattern e-book, Cozy Squozy Cats, this is a knitted pattern for a miniature cat wearing a corset. Of course.

It’s $6 and available here on Ravelry.

cats to knit and crochet Cat Love knitting pattern SweaterFreak Shinybees Podcast episode 145

Cat Love by SweaterFreak. Image Copyright SweaterFreak.

2) Cat Love by Sweater Freak

Carole Baskin would be all over this leopard print stranded beanie. Being worsted weight, it should work up fairly quickly, and keep all you crazy cats and kittens nice and cosy.

The pattern is $6 and available on Ravelry.

cats to knit and crochet Cat Hair Finger Puppet Shinybees Podcast episode 145

Cat Hair Finger Puppet by Kaori Tsulaya and Amy Hirschmann. Image Copyright Kaori Tsulaya and Amy Hirschmann

3) Cat Hair Finger Puppet by Kaori Tsutaya and Amy Hirschmann

This unusual pattern for a finger puppet made out of actual cat hair is one from a collection in the book Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make With Your Cat. I’ve never crafted with or felted cat hair myself (I’m allergic) but it’s an interesting idea!

You can buy the book for $9.71 on Amazon.

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Cat in the Night Mittens by Luminary’s Karmitsa. Image Copyright Ritva Tuomi/Moreeni 2017.

4) Cat in the Night Mittens by Lumi Karimitsa

This cracking pattern is from Wild Mittens and Unruly Socks 2: 22 More Outrageously Unique Knitting Patterns which is available from Amazon at $16.59.

cats to knit and crochet Slouchy Cat Hat Marna Gilligan Shinybees Podcast ep 145

Slouchy Cat Hat by Maria Gilligan. Image Copyright Marna Gilligan.

5) Slouchy Cat Hat by Maria Gilligan

Part of the Cat Knits book, this slouchy, knitted, DK weight hat will add a touch of the sinister cat to your wardrobe. The book is £16.99 from Search Press.

cats to knit and crochet Shinybees podcast episode 145 Cat lover blanket

Cat Lover Blanket by Marken of The Hat & I. Image Copyright The Hat & I.

6) Cat Lover Blanket by Marken of the Hat & I

Sneaking in a crochet pattern here for the hookers, who are also cat lovers. This is a super-fun blanket pattern that looks great in these bright colours.

You can get the pattern on Ravelry for $5.99.

cats to knit and crochet Shinybees knitting podcast episode 145 Cats Love Sweaters

Cat Sweater by pennyismycat, via Flickr.

7) Cats Love Sweaters by Christine Landy

Apparently ‘cats love sweaters, almost as much as they love sarcasm’. Judging by the image in this pattern, I would be inclined to agree. This cat is RAGING.

You can find this pattern for free on Ravelry.

cats to knit and crochet pattern ideas Shinybees knitting podcast episode 145 dinosaur cat pattern

Dinosaur by Sara Thomas. Image Copyright Sara Thomas.

8) Dinosaur by Sara Thomas

This pattern is from Cats in Hats: 30 Knit and Crochet Patterns For Your Kitty printed by Running Press. As if one comedy hat pattern wasn’t enough – you have a further 29 to play with!

You can get the book at Amazon for $10.19.

cats to knit and crochet cat pattern ideas Shinybees knitting podcast

Cat Window Valence by Christine Nault. Image Copyright Christine Nault.

9) Cat Window Valence by Christine Nault

This free crochet pattern will allow you to adorn your window with cats! Find it on Ravelry here.

cats to knit and crochet 095 Cat Sphynx Findus With Wire Fram Amigurumi by Little Owls Hut.  Shinybees podcast 145

095 Cat Sphynx Findus With Wire Fram Amigurumi by Little Owls Hut. Image Copyright Little Owls Hut

10) 095 Cat Sphynx Findus with Wire Frame Amigurumi by Little Owls Hut

This jaw dropping pattern is more of a work of art than a knitted project. Little Owls Hut has a wide range of similarly amazing patterns, that you should definitely check out. If you want to make this crocheted cat, the pattern is on Ravelry for $9.97.

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Music for this episode with kind permission of Adam and the Walter Boys with ‘I Need a Drink’.

4 comments on “Ep 145 – Cats to Knit and Crochet

  1. ReginaMary says:

    The cat in the pink sweater killed me!! 🙂

    1. Jo Milmine says:

      The finished object pages are comedy gold!

  2. Lorelei Stinson says:

    love your show . just found on you google. I am a long time quilter (primarily) and a long time knitter and crocheter (?) since about 6 years old. I just celebrated my 59th. birthday. I was inspired to take up both crafts by Great granny. My knitting stash is now starting to multiply as I knit to de-stress in these challenging COVID times. I am listening to all your going through all your old podacsts and really enjoying them. Thanks very much
    Lorelei – A Canadian fibre artist

    1. Jo Milmine says:

      Hello Lorelei! Really glad you are enjoying the show. Whereabouts do you live in Canada?

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