If you have family or friends that are crazy about cats, you’re in the right place. My Cat Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament free pattern is sure to make your feline fanatical friends and family lose their catnip. This project can be made in an evening and makes a great last-minute crochet gift. No fancy stitches are used in this project so it’s accessible for adventurous beginners (be sure to check out my tips and tricks for working with faux fur yarn below first). Keep reading for my customization tips, tips for working with fur yarns and the (more than occasional/shameless amounts) of cat puns.
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My daughter recently asked me for a ginger cat and was very upset that we aren’t looking to get any new pets any time soon as we already have a dog and a cat.After a few moments of thinking after hearing this news, she asked me if I could make her a ginger cat crochet Christmas tree ornament. I was more than happy to do this for her, particularly since I had just received some Fable Fur yarn from WeCrochet a few days prior in the Pumice colourway, which just so happens to be the purr-fect colour for creating a ginger cat.
When you make your Cat Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament, you obviously don’t have to make it in the same colour if ginger cats aren’t your thing. WeCrochet has a lot of great Fable Fur colours that can be substituted for the colours that I chose.
You can make your cat all one colour or use two different colours of Fable Fur like I did, to create a white muzzle. So whether you’re just head over heels for cats or perhaps you’d like to make a crochet tree ornament to commenorate a beloved pet, get creative and use whatever colours make sense for you.
Check out all the Fable Fur colourways on the WeCrochet Website. I’ve included some paw-sitively purr-fect combos below to help give you some ideas as well:
- Eisbar Yarn for an all white cat
- Corvo yarn for an all black cat
- Corvo and Eisbar for a black and white cat
- Falke for a tortoiseshell cat
- Ursa or Andesite for an all grey cat
If this is your first time using a faux fur yarn to crochet, then I highly recommend checking out my post with my top tips and tricks for crocheting with faux fur yarn or checking out the video below. Crocheting with faux fur yarn doesn’t have to be claw-ful or scary and it creates such lovely projects, it’s worth taking the time to work with.
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Other Free Crochet Tree Ornament Patterns Available On My Blog:
- Easy Crochet Christmas Baubles Free Pattern
- Snowy Pines Free Crochet Christmas Ornament
- Crochet Bear Ornament Free Pattern
- Crochet Owl Ornament Free Pattern
- Crochet Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament Pattern
- U.S. Terminology
- 5.5 mm (I) Furls Crochet Hook <– Save 15% off Furls Hooks when shopping through this link and using the code LOOPYLAMB15 at the check out (#furlsinf1121)
- 6 yards/6 m (8 g/0.28 oz) of We Crochet Fable Fur in Eisbar
- 20 yards/18 m (28 g/0.99 oz) of We Crochet Fable Fur in Pumice
- 6 yards/6 m (3 g/0.11 oz) of We Crochet Dishie in Blush
- 2 – 16mm Blue Safety Eyes ( I used Frosted Sky Safety Eyes from Chateau Bornais Crochet on Etsy)
- Polyester Stuffing
- 12” piece of 3/8” (9mm) ribbon in preferred colour or piece of yarn.
- Fishing Line (optional)
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch Marker
- CH = Chain
- FO = Finish Off
- MC = Magic Circle
- SC = Single Crochet
- SCDEC = Single Crochet Decrease / Single Crochet Two Stitches Together
- SCINC = Single Crochet Increase
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- ST = Stitch
- Approximately 4” tall
- 4 sts x 5.5 rows = 2” – Not vital to project as long as the same tension is maintained throughout the project and there are no holes that stuffing can be seen through.
- Gauge is not vital to the project, but it may affect the amount of yarn needed and the size of your project.
- A 5.5mm crochet hook is recommended for the project but if you find you are unable to feel your stitches, you can adjust your hook until you can more easily feel your stitches to know where to place your stitches. This may however, affect your gauge and therefore, the amount of yarn needed.
- The head and muzzle are worked in continuous rounds (unless stated otherwise). Do not join at the end of the row, unless indicated. A stitch marker is used to keep track of the beginning of the round.
- The ears are worked back and forth in turned rows.
- All pieces made in the Fable Fur are worked and sewn onto the project with the wrong side facing out to show the better-looking side of the fur.
Cat Crochet Christmas Tree Ornament Free Pattern:
Round 1: Using Fable Fur in Pumice, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Round 2: (SCINC) x 6 (12)
Round 3: (SC, SCINC) x 6 (18)
Rounds 4 – 8: SC around (18) – Place safety eyes in Row 4 with 3 sts between them
Start adding stuffing, adding a bit more as you work.
Round 9: (SC 1, SCDEC) x 6 (12)
Round 10: (SCDEC) x 6 (6)
FO leaving a long tail to sew up the hole. Add a bit more stuffing and sew up the hole. Weave in ends.
Round 1: Using Fable Fur in Eisbar, make a MC and SC 6 into the MC. (6)
Rounds 2 – 3: SC around (6)
Join last ST for the first ST with a SL ST. FO, leaving a long tail and sew onto the face of the cat. Add a bit of stuffing and sew onto the face just below the eyes.
Ears (Make 2):
Round 1: Using Fable Fur in Pumice and leaving a long tail for sewing later, CH 5. SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across (4)
Round 2: CH 1 and turn. (SCDEC) x 2 (2)
Round 3: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST across. (2)
Round 4: CH 1 and turn. SCDEC. (1)
Sew an ear onto each side of the head.
Adding the Nose: Using Dishie in Blush, embroider a triangle nose onto the muzzle.
Adding the Whiskers: Cut 6 pieces of fishing line to the same size and tie a knot in the end of each one. Thread the fishing line onto the tapestry needle and thread each piece of fishing line through the muzzle (3 on each side of the muzzle), pulling the knot inside the muzzle to secure it. If needed, trim whiskers at end to ensure they’re all the same size.
Creating the Hanger
Thread the ribbon or piece of yarn onto a tapestry needle. Insert tapestry needle through one of the stitches near the top/center point of the head and out through the stitch directly opposite the stitch you went into. Tie the ends together in an overhand knot and slide the knot inside the head.
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