If you are a cat person, you will like this crochet applique of two cats sitting on a tree branch under a full moon!
This Cats and a Full Moon applique will make an adorable embellishment for blankets, tote bags, and even a sweater or scarf if you wish.
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Do you know why cats like to stare at the full moon? One of the explanations is that looking at the moon can make cats feel better and less stressed.
If it’s true, maybe humans also need to find time to look at the full moon as well.
This crochet applique Cats and a Full Moon will make great crochet wall art. I love making crochet wall arts! You can find my entire collection HERE.
Here are two cats in love under a full moon.
And here are Parent and Child cats sharing a beautiful time together under the full moon.
Cats and a Full Moon – Crochet Pattern
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Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
SC2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together
SC3tog – single crochet 3 stitches together
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
Cat is about 4″ tall, tree branch is about 7-1/2” long and the moon is about 2” in diameter
Crochet cotton thread #3. I used KnitPicks Curio #3 cotton thread. Color A – Black (or White), Color B – Hawk, Color C – Canary
Hook and other materials:
- Crochet hook 1/2.75 mm
- Stitch marker
- Tapestry needle
- Sewing needle
This Cats Under a Full Moon crochet applique consists of two cats, a tree branch, and a full moon applique that are combined together.
Copyright: This pattern is an original design by GoldenLucyCrafts. You may not copy, rewrite, redistribute or resell this pattern in any form, this includes making video tutorials. You may not translate this pattern to another language and publish the pattern or any parts of it.
With Color A, make Cat appliques.
Instructions for the Cat applique can be found in this post: Black Cat Crochet Pattern.
With Color B, Ch 60,
Row 1. Sl St in 2nd Ch from hook and in next Ch, SC in each of next 9 Chs, SC2tog, SC in each of next 4 Chs,
Small Branch 1 – Ch 10, Sl St in 2nd Ch from hook and in next Ch, SC in each of next 3 Chs, 2 SC in next Ch, SC in each of next 2 Chs, 2 SC in last Ch;
Continue working into main chain: SC in each of next 33 Chs,
Small Branch 2 – Ch 10, Sl St in 2nd Ch from hook and in next Ch, SC in each of next 6 Chs, 2 SC in last Ch;
Continue working into main chain: SC in each of next 9 Chs.
The Moon is worked in continuous rounds. Use stitch marker to mark first stitch of each round.
With Color C, make magic ring,
Rnd 1. Ch 1, 6 SC in ring, do not join the round. Total – 6 SC.
Rnd 2. 2 SC in each St of previous round. Mark the first SC in this round with a stitch marker. Move the marker with each new round. Total – 12 SC.
Rnd 3. *2 SC in next St, SC in next St*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Total – 18 SC.
Rnd 4. *2 SC in next St, SC in each of the next 2 Sts*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Total – 24 SC.
Rnd 5. *2 SC in next St, SC in each of the next 3 Sts*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Total – 30 SC.
Rnd 6. SC in each of next 2 Sts, *2SC in next St, SC in each of the next 4 Sts*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the round until two stitches remain unworked, SC in each of those 2 Sts. Total – 36 SC.
Rnd 7. *2 SC in next St, SC in each of the next 5 Sts*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the round. Total – 42 SC.
Rnd 8. Sl St in next St.
Block and shape your appliques.
For the Cats in Love – make one cat in black color, another cat in white color, sew on their tails with opposite sides up and intertwine them.
For the Parent and Child Cats – to make a large cat, use medium weight #4 cotton yarn and crochet hook H/8 – 5 mm.
I hope you enjoyed this Cats and a Full Moon free crochet pattern!