Crochet Cat Bag Pattern

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Crochet Cat Bag Pattern

Here is a crochet cat bag pattern that I’ve designed.

Finished crochet cat bag portrait

There is also a crochet cat bag tutorial available on my YouTube channel.

 

You can view the full crochet pattern on this page by scrolling down or you can download the pattern in PDF form from my Ravelry store at Crochet Cat Bag Pattern for $1.

This pattern will be using US terminology. If you would like to view the UK version go to Crochet Cat Bag Pattern (UK Version).

Crochet Cat Bag Pattern

Abbreviations

  • st – stitch
  • sts – stitches
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – treble crochet
  • dtr – double treble crochet

Materials Used

  • I used light and dark grey, green, pink, white and black wool but you could use other colours.  I used 8 ply wool, which is light worsted in the US and double knitting in the UK.
  • A crochet hook, I used a 2.5mm hook.
  •  Scissors.
  • Thread to sew together.
  • Sewing needle.
  • Darning needle to weave in ends.
  • Fine cotton (I used 4 ply crochet cotton) for the whiskers.  You could embroider on the whiskers if you prefer.
  • A button.
  • Hard plastic for the base.

Head

Make a magic loop.

Row 1:  3 ch. Work 14 dc into circle and pull circle tight. Sl st into 3rd ch.

Row 2:  3 ch. 1 dc in same place as ch. Work 2 dc into each st around. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 3:  3 ch. Work 1 dc in same place as ch (1 dc in each of next 2 sts and 2 dc in following st) repeat to end, sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 4:  3 ch. Work 1 dc in same place as ch (1 dc in each of next 2 sts and 2 dc in following st) repeat to end, sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 5:  3 ch. Work 1 dc in same place as ch (1 dc in each of next 3 sts and 2 dc in following st) repeat to end, sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 6:  3 ch. Work 1 dc in same place as ch (1 dc in each of next 4 sts and 2 dc in following st) repeat to end, sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 7:  3 ch. Work 1 dc in same place as ch (1 dc in each of next 5 sts and 2 dc in following st) repeat to end, sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 8:  3 ch. Work 1 dc in same place as ch (1 dc in each of next 6 sts and 2 dc in following st) repeat to end, sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 9:  3 ch. Work 1 dc in same place as ch (1 dc in each of next 7 sts and 2 dc in following st) repeat to end, sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 10:  3 ch. Work 1 dc in same place as ch (1 dc in each of next 8 sts and 2 dc in following st) repeat to end, sl st in 3rd ch.

Row 11:  1 ch. Work 1 sc in each st to halfway, 25 ch, 1 sc in same place as last sc, 1 sc in each st to end.  Join with a sl st in 1st ch.

Row 12:  1 ch. Work 1 sc in each st to end, including over the 25 ch.  Join with a sl st in 1st ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag back of head

2nd Head Piece

Work the same as 1st head piece to the end of row 10.

Row 11:  1 ch. Work 1 sc in each st to end.  Join with a sl st in 1st ch.

Row 12:  1 ch. Work 1 sc in each st to end.  Join with a sl st in 1st ch.  Fasten off.

Face Marking

Make a magic loop.

 

Row 1: 2 ch, work 2 hdc, 3 tr, 6 hdc, 3 tr, 3 hdc into circle.  Pull circle tight and join with a sl st in 2nd ch.

Row 2: 2 ch, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in following st, work 2 tr in each of next 3 sts, work 2 hdc in following st, work 1 hdc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in following st, work 2 tr in each of next 3 sts, work 2 hdc in following st, 1 hdc in each remaining st.  Sl st in 2nd ch.

Row 3: 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in each of following 6 sts, 1 dc in each of next 8 sts, 2 dc in each of following 6 sts, 1 dc in each st to end.  Join with a sl st in the 3rd ch.

Row 4: 3 ch, 1 dc in same place as ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in following st, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st) 6 times, (1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in following st) 3 times, (1 dc in next st, 2 dc in following st) 6 times, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in following st. if you have any sts remaining work 1 dc into each.  Sl st into 3rd ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag muzzle first part

Join wool 3 sts before centre as shown.

Crochet cat bag joining for second part of muzzle

Row 1:  3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 6 sts.  Turn.

Rows 2-3: 3 ch, 1 joined dc over 1st 2 sts, 1 dc in each st to last st, 1 joined dc over last st and top of ch.  Turn.

Row 4: 3 ch, 1 joined dc over 1st 2 sts, 1 joined dc over last st and top of ch.  Turn.

Row 5:  3 ch, 1 dc cluster over all sts.  Don’t fasten off.

Crochet cat bag muzzle

Neatening Row

1 ch, work 1 sc in each st right around face marking.  Sl st into 1st ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag muzzle neatened

Outer Eyes (Make 2)

Make a magic loop.

3 ch, work 15 dc into circle.  Pull circle tight and join with a sl st into top of 3 ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag outer eyes

Inner Eyes (Make 2)

Make a magic loop.

1 ch, work 8 sc into circle.  Pull circle tight and join with a sl st into top of ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag inner eyes

Nose

Make a magic loop.

 

Row 1:  2 ch, 1 hdc in circle.  Pull circle tight but don’t join.  Turn.

Row 2:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in next st, 2 hdc in top of ch.  Turn.

Row 3:  2 ch, 1 hdc in same place as ch, 1 hdc in each st to top of ch, work 2 hdc in top of ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag nose

Inner Ears

For the cats right ear join yarn 11 sts after the hanger as shown.  For the cats left ear join yarn 18 sts before the hanger as shown.  Both ears are worked the same.   Work the ears for the head piece without the hanger to correspond with the ears on the piece with the hanger.

Crochet cat bag joining for first inner ear

Row 1:  1 ch, 1 sc in same st as ch, (1 sc in next st and 2 sc in following st) 3 times, 1 sc in next st.  Turn.

Rows 2-5:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, 1 sc in each st to last 2 sts, a joined sc over last 2 sts.  Turn.

Row 6:  1 ch, a joined sc over 1st 2 sts, a joined sc over same st as last part of joined sc and last st.  Turn.

Row 7:  1 ch, a joined sc over both sts.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag first inner ear

Crochet cat bag inner ears

Around Ears

Both ears are worked the same.

Join main colour to wrong side 1 st before inner ear.

 Crochet cat bag joining for outer ear

Row 1:  1 sc in each st around ear.  Sl st into head.  Sl st into previous st on head. Turn.

Row 2:  Work dc around the ear working 2 dc into a st when needed to keep the ear flat especially around the tip of the ear.  Sl st into the head.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag outer ear second row

Crochet cat bag back of head with ears

Side and Strap

12 ch.

 

Row 1:  Miss 2 ch and work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.

Rows 2-25:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 26:  2 ch, work a joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st until the last 2 sts, work a joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.

Rows 27-30:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 31:  2 ch, work a joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st until the last 2 sts, work a joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.

Rows 32-35:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 36:  2 ch, work a joined hdc over 1st 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st until the last 2 sts, work a joined hdc over last 2 sts.  Turn.

 

Strap

Row 1:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end, turn.  Repeat until the strap measures 26” (66cm) or desired length.

 

Other Side

Row 1:  2 ch, work 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each st to last st, work 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.

Rows 2-5:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 6:  2 ch, work 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each st to last st, work 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.

Rows 7-10:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 11:  2 ch, work 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each st to last st, work 2 hdc in last st.  Turn.

Rows 12-35:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Turn.

Row 36:  2 ch, work 1 hdc in each st to end.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag strap

 

To Make Up

Weave in ends. Embroider a white dot on each inner eye.

Crochet cat bag inner eyes with dots

Stitch inner eyes to outer eyes.

Crochet cat bag eyes

Stitch nose to muzzle.

Crochet cat bag muzzle with nose

Embroider a mouth to the face marking under the nose.

Crochet cat bag muzzle with mouth

Sew the face marking onto the head leaving a gap at the bottom of the head so it’s easier to crochet the bag together.

Crochet cat bag head with muzzle

Stitch the eyes to the head where shown.

Crochet cat bag head with eyes

Embroider on eyelashes if desired.

Crochet cat bag head with eyelashes

Sew the side and strap piece together.

Crochet cat bag strap joined

Pin side piece to front of bag as shown.

Crochet cat bag first side pinned

Crochet cat bag front of first side pinned

Starting at the beginning of the strap, work 1 ch and then 1 sc in each st along strap. Once you get to the side piece work 1 sc in each stitch through both the side and head pieces until you reach the strap, join with a sl st in ch.  Fasten off.

Crochet cat bag beginning stitching strap

Crochet cat bag through side and strap

Crochet cat bag through both thicknesses

Crochet cat bag first side joined

Crochet chain for the whiskers if desired and attach them near the nose or embroider on whiskers.

Crochet cat bag whiskers

Pin back head piece to side piece as shown.

Crochet cat bag second side pinned

Starting at the beginning of the strap, work 1 ch and then 1 sc in each st along strap. Once you get to the side piece work 1 sc in each stitch through both the side and head pieces until you reach the strap, join with a sl st in ch.  Fasten off.

Attach the whiskers to the back head piece, if you are attaching a face to both sides of the bag.  Sew the button near the top of the bag on the front.  Insert the hard plastic in the base of the bag if desired.

Finished crochet cat bag landscape

If you like this crochet cat bag pattern I’ve got some other patterns that you may like. Here’s a dog bag.

Finished crochet dog bag portrait

And I’ve made this cat and this cat potholder.

Finished crochet cat group

Finished crochet cat potholder landscape

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