Miuku the cat pattern

Here’s a pattern for a little cat amigurumi. This was originally supposed to be my fox pattern (sort of), but that ended up going off on a different tangent. So I turned this into a kitty named Miuku (mew-koo). My cat Luna insisted on being in the picture.

Miuku the cat

Size: 3″ tall

Materials needed
Worsted weight yarn
3.50 mm (size E) hook
Plastic pellets
Embroidery floss
6 mm safety eyes

Note: Start the head by working down one side of the starting chain, then back up the other. This diagram may be helpful for round 1.
Rnd 1 — Ch 5. Starting with 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc, 3 sc in next st, 2 sc, 2 sc in next st. (10 sts)
Rnd 2 — [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 3 — [2 sc in next st, 2 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 4 — [2 sc in next st, 3 sc] rep around (25 sts)
Rnd 5 — [2 sc in next st, 4 sc] rep around (30 sts)
Rnd 6 — sc around (30 sts)
Rnd 7 — [sc2tog, 4 sc] rep around (25 sts)
Rnd 8 — [sc2tog, 3 sc] rep around (20 sts)
Rnd 9 — [sc2tog, 2 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 10 — [sc2tog, 1 sc] rep around (10 sts)

Rnd 1 — 5 sc into magic ring (5 sts)
Rnd 2 — 2 sc in each st around (10 sts)
Rnd 3 — [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (15 sts)
Rnd 4-7 — sc around (15 sts)
Rnd 8 — [sc2tog, 1 sc] rep around (10 sts)

Rnd 1 — 4 sc into magic ring (4 sts)
Rnd 2 — [2 sc in next st, 1 sc] rep around (6 sts)
Rnd 3 — [2 sc in next st, 2 sc] rep around (8 sts)

Rnd 1 — 6 sc into magic ring (6 sts)
Rnd 2-7 — sc around (6 sts)

Attach eyes and embroider whiskers on head, then stuff. Fill body with plastic pellets, then sew body and head together. Sew on ears. Stuff tail lightly, then sew onto body.

© 2008 Nimoe
This pattern is written by Nimoe and is for personal (nonprofit) use only. Please do not repost or distribute it. Thank you!

August 18, 2008. Tags: , , . Amigurumi patterns.


  1. andrea replied:

    cute… added to my to-do list!

  2. kellinator replied:

    This is adorable. I just added the pattern to Ravelry!

  3. Kelly replied:

    Oh wow I love the kitty, I know my Oreo would love that. Any suggestions for stuffing since my cat will be playing with this?? Oreo my 6 yr old Black and White Oreo cookie has been with me since I fostered him and his family in 2002 I picked Oreo because he was actually the mean one out of the bunch and he still is. When he does something wrong I say OREO JAMES! and his head goes down and after about 10 minutes later, he comes up and starts licking me wanting attention, I always give in LOL heck he is my child, can’t ignore him for long. Oreo has a habit of biting me I don’t know why neither ever since my Boomer passed away in 2005 from Leukema & UTI and blindness and was always hanging on my shoulder and yes I did ignore Oreo alot because Boomer was so sick and was helpless little thing since Boomer passed on and its been 3 years now. Oreo started coming by me but wouldn’t climb on me because I went though almost 2 years of depression because I had Boomer since he was born, Boomer would of been 4 years old today. ok I’m rambling on way too much talk to everyone later.

  4. Nimoe replied:

    Kelly, if you’re making this for your kitty, I would leave out the pellets and the plastic eyes. Instead of pellets just use regular stuffing or whatever your preference is, and maybe embroider the eyes? I haven’t actually tried this pattern as a cat toy since it would disappear under the furniture never to be seen again! ^_^ Good luck.

  5. Campanilla replied:

    Hi there! I’m just new to amigurumi and I have to say you have done really cute amigurumis. I’m sure I will use your pattern for the cupcake. ^^ Greetings!

  6. Kim replied:

    Wow, I’m actually crocheting this right now and this pattern is really great. :) I feel like I made the body a little smaller than your looks but I suppose that’s okay. I’m making this as a gift for a friend. Any tips on making it?

  7. Emily replied:

    I’ve found that a lentil/catnip combo works great for a stuffed kitty toy. The catnip is obvious, the lentils give weight to the toy.

  8. ketutar replied:

    Hei! Löysin tieni tänne koska etsin pienten virkattujen lelujen ohjeita, koska on kuulemma kansallinen virkkauskuukausi (USAssa) ja liityin Toy Societyyn – pitäisi tehdä jotain, jonka voi piilottaa kirjastoon, kun siellä käy seuraavan kerran.

    Vai keräät kameleita… Claude on varmasti joukossa, vai mitä?

  9. janetta replied:

    could i use this pattern and sell the cat toy,i know this may seem bad but im actually making it to get money for the the spca or (rspca).ill write down the pattern idea is from Nimoes blogon a big sign

  10. Nimoe replied:

    ketutar: Claude on vielä tekemättä, se on kyllä tosi söpö. :)

    janetta: I don’t mind if you make a small number for a charity sale. Thank you for asking! Please make sure they are safe for kitties…Emily’s idea above of lentils and catnip sounds interesting.

  11. janetta replied:

    thanks a bunch :P

  12. Starbeamer replied:

    Would it be okay if I used your pattern as a framework to make a new pattern?

  13. Starbeamer replied:

    I’ll take that as a “yes”

  14. Nimoe replied:

    Hi Starbeamer, I’m all for exercising creativity but I think amigurumi boil down to certain basic shapes combined in different ways. So I guess that’s a hard question to answer.

  15. Starbeamer replied:

    True. I ended up changing a lot of the pieces in the pattern to make them look how I wanted them to. thanks for the answer :)

  16. Thao replied:

    Hey, I’m new to crocheting so can anyone explain to me how to make the head using the starting chain? Thanks a bunch.

  17. Starbeamer replied:

    Do you know how to read the shorthand for crocheting patterns? If not, go to http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/learntoread.html or just search for “how to read crochet patterns” Is this your question, or is it just the first row of the pattern that is confusing?

  18. Nimoe replied:

    Hi Thao! A couple other people recently asked about the first round also. I’ve added a link in the pattern to a (pretty crappy) diagram, hopefully that helps clear things up. Thanks! :)

  19. PikachuGuru replied:

    My mom was supposed to help me with this, but

    she’s singing instead. >3<

  20. Lilly replied:

    Just gave this a try, but I made my own version of it. Must admit that your cat is cuter, though ;)

  21. Charlotte replied:

    I made one and it looks so cute. I posted a picture in my blog and linked back to you. That’s okay, right?

  22. Paol replied:

    Hello, thank you sooo much for this cute pattern. Im having a little problem with the diagram. I do round 1 with no problem, but then for round 2, i dont know where to start :(….can you help me please?….Thank you soo much :)

  23. Nimoe replied:

    Hi there, for round 2 just start with the next stitch. You will be working in a spiral; remember to use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round and move it as you complete each round.

  24. Marisa replied:

    This kitten is adorable! So is Luna ^.^ I’m new to crocheting and I am on Round 5 of this pattern. My circle at the moment looks rather bumpy and takes on a wave shape when looking at it from the side. I’m not quite sure if this is correct or not. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

  25. Christina replied:

    Thanks so much for putting this up and for making the directions so easy to follow! I completed my very first amigurumi tonight – on the first try at that! I’m very pleased with how it turned out and thankful for you sharing your patterns! i know some people who will be very happy on Christmas morning! ;-)

  26. Leonore replied:


  27. Teresa replied:

    cute kitty !
    I already have the head and the body… but I’ve got a problem with the ears !! do you close the magic ring after the 4sc ? are they the base or the end of the ear ??
    tks !!

  28. Nimoe replied:

    Hi Teresa, and thank you! The 4sc for the ears is the tip, so just keep working in a spiral. You’ll be working downwards and increasing stitches to make the triangular ear shape.

  29. Crystal replied:

    I had a little trouble with the ears….I’m not quite sure I did them right, but the finished project does look adorable ^3^

    More mousy then catish lol

    Can’t wait to try out more of your patterns hun, you are so talented ^w^

  30. Nimoe replied:

    Hi Crystal, it looks wonderful, especially with that little bell. :) Thank you!

  31. Gaby replied:

    Hi there! I’m having some issues with the ears as well- after the 4 sc into magic ring, do you do a turning chain and start with the next round or do you just go around in a spiral? I’m pretty new to crochet- thanks for your time :)

  32. Nimoe replied:

    Hi Gaby! Just go around in a spiral.

  33. Ashley2 replied:

    I tried making this as my first crochet project and………yea doesn’t look like the picture at all, but i put little arms and legs on him now he looks like a sitting coco bean ^^ My mommys still proud of it

    thanks fr this awesome pattern ^^

  34. Serena replied:

    If you wanna add paws to the already absolutly adorable kitty i found that when i didnt turn the ears inside out to make them pointy that they look like paws

  35. Erin replied:

    i did what i could and it turned out better than i expect it! thanks for the pattern!

  36. Jessie replied:

    Can someone please explain to me how to get the head going? The diagram just made it more confusing and I keep winding up with nothing but a big knot with no real stitches visible.

  37. Kat replied:

    I’ve made at least 10 of these. They’re so addictingly cute! Thank you for the pattern!

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