Free Reversible Cat Crochet Pattern – Flippy Friends

I’d like to start by admitting blanket yarn amigurumi is my new addiction! Who’s with me? I’m exited to share the free reversible cat crochet pattern with all you crochet addicts. Saying that, you could see this cat plushie as a kitten or even a tiger! Either way, kids will love the cute little pet which can flip and pop into a different colour toy with different facial features. Don’t forget to check out the other members of the Flippy Friends collection.

Free reversible cat crochet pattern - Flippy friends amigurumi
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How to crochet a reversible cat

The free reversible cat crochet pattern is an easy project that works up really quickly with super bulky blanket yarn. You will need to know the single crochet stitch and have some sewing and tapestry skills to complete the tutorial. Surprisingly, this crochet animal doesn’t need any toy stuffing.

Flippy Friends

Did you know these reversible crochet toys come in a whole collection? They’re all free crochet patterns too!

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Free cat crochet pattern - Flippy Friends

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Free Reversible Cat Crochet Pattern

Crochet pattern info


  • 8mm crochet hook
  • Blanket yarn
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Black tapestry yarn
  • 16mm safety eyes x 4



USA Terminology (UK Translation)

  • BLO – Back loop only
  • ch – Chain
  • FLO – Front loop only
  • MR – Magic ring
  • R – Round/Row
  • sc – Single crochet
  • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
  • sl st – Slip stitch
  • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches

Sizes & Gauge

  • 4” x 4” gauge swatch = 8 rows of 8 sc
  • Finished size – Width 7.5″ x Length 9″ x Height 5″

Pattern notes

  • Chains and slip stitches are not included in stitch count.
  • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. EG. “sc, dc” would mean “single crochet in first space, double crochet in the next space”.
  • Use tapestry eyes only for babies or young children.

Safety Disclaimer

This item is entirely for use at your own risk. I cannot be held responsible for any accidents arising from its use. It is the crafters responsibility to adhere to local safety regulations.

This pattern in whole or in any part may not be copied, sold, distributed or altered in any way. Completed items may be sold in small quantities (not mass produced i.e. factory scale). Please credit myself ‘Memory Lane Crochet’ (Rose Hudd) as the designer when advertising or publishing photos online. If sharing the free pattern please only share the link to the pattern. Please DO NOT share screenshots or paid PDF files.

Lets crochet a free reversible cat …

Cat Body

Crochet 2 cats bodies, 1 in each colour.

Round 1
  • sc x 8 into a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1
  • Do not weave in the magic ring tail

8 sts

Free cat crochet pattern - Flippy Friends

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Round 2
  • 2sc x 8
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

16 sts

Round 3
  • (2sc, sc) 8 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

24 sts

Round 4
  • (2sc, sc x 2) 8 times
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

32 sts

Rounds 5 – 10
  • sc x 32
  • sl st to first st & ch
  • Fasten off after R10

6 rounds

  • Insert safety eyes on round 6, 5 stitches between them
  • Make a tapestry nose on round 7
  • Make a tapestry mouth between round 8 & 9
  • Make a line joining mouth and nose over round 8
  • Make tapestry whiskers over rounds 7 & 8, 3 stitches wide
Round 11
  • With both pieces inside out, tie the magic ring yarn ends together
  • Fold tangerine body over grey body
  • Make sure the both faces are in the same position
  • Use grey yarn
  • Join both pieces by sl st inside loops together (tangerine BLO & grey FLO)
  • Fasten off & weave in ends

32 sts

Cats Paws

Crochet 4 cats paws.

Round 1
  • Make a magic ring with tangerine yarn
  • sc x 4 in tangerine, sc x 4 in grey
  • sl st to first st in tangerine & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 2
  • sc x 4 in tangerine, sc x 4 in grey
  • sl st to first st in tangerine & ch x 1

8 sts

Round 3
  • sc x 4 in tangerine, sc x 4 in grey
  • sl st to first st in tangerine
  • Fasten off leaving tails for sewing

8 sts

  • Sew tangerine side of paw to R10 tangerine FLO & R11 sl sts
  • Sew grey side of paw to R10 grey BLO & R11 sl sts
  • Gap of 7 sts between front paws
  • Gap of 3 sts between front & back paws

Cats Ears

Crochet 4 cats ears, 2 of each colour

Row 1
  • ch x 2 then work in 2nd ch from the hook
  • 2sc
  • ch x 1 & turn

2 sts

Row 2
  • 2sc x 2
  • ch x 1 & turn

4 sts

Row 3
  • 2sc, sc x 2, 2sc
  • Fasten off & leave tail for sewing

6 sts

  • Weave in end for tip of the ear (row 1)
  • Curve ear and sew over rounds 2, 3 & 4 of the body
  • Repeat for all ears

Cats Tail

Crochet 1 cat tail only.

Round 1
  • Use grey yarn
  • sc x 5 in a magic ring
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1

5 sts

Rounds 2 – 7
  • sc x 5
  • sl st to first st & ch x 1
  • Fasten off after round 7 leaving tail for sewing

6 rounds

  • Use grey yarn
  • Sew tail to FLO and BLO of R10 bodies & R11 sl sts

You made it!

What you think?

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