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I like Halloween, but I don’t like the creepy part of this holiday. That is why all my Halloween designs are cute and fun. More crochet ideas for this holiday can be found in this Halloween crochet pattern collection.
The black cat is a classic Halloween character and a symbol of bad luck. But did you know that in Ancient Egypt people believed that black cat can bring their owner good luck?
Using this crochet Black Cat pattern, you can create three different cats by arranging the applique’s elements in different ways. Perhaps you can come up with more than three cats?
Black Cat Applique – Crochet Pattern
The pattern for this applique is also available as a print-friendly, styled and advertisement-free PDF file. You can get it from my Etsy shop HERE. Free pattern is below.
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Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
SC3tog – single crochet 3 stitches together
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
This Black Cat crochet applique is about 5″ (12.5 cm) tall
Medium weight #4 cotton yarn. I used Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn.
Hook and Other materials:
Crochet hook H/8 – 5 mm
To make this Cat, you need to crochet a Body, a Head and a Tail.
Rnd 1. SC in 2nd Ch and in each of next 4 Chs, HDC in each of next 2 Chs, DC in each of next 2 Chs, working under 2 loops – 8 DC in last Ch;
continue on opposite side of the Chain: DC in each of next 2 Chs, HDC in each of next 2 Chs, SC in each of next 5 Chs.
Rnd 2. Ch 2, Sl St in first St of previous Rnd and in each of next 3 Sts, SC in each of next 4 Sts, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, 2 HDC in each of next 4 Sts, HDC in each of next 3 Sts, SC in each of next 4 Sts, Sl St in each of next 4 Sts.
Make a magic ring,
Rnd 1. Ch 2 (doesn’t count as a St), 8 HDC in the ring, join with Sl St in top of first HDC – 8 Sts.
Rnd 2. Ch 1 (doesn’t count as a St), 2 SC in same St, 2 SC in each St around, join with Sl St in top of first SC – 16 Sts
Rnd 3. First Ear: *Ch 3, Sl St in 2nd Ch from the hook, SC in next Ch, Sl St in next St of the Head*, Sl St in each of next 3 Sts, Second Ear: repeat from * to * one more time.
Row 1. DC in 4th Ch from the hook, DC in next Ch, 2 HDC in each of next 2 Chs, HDC in each of next 5 Chs, SC3tog over next 3 Chs, SC in each of next 4 Chs, Sl St in next Ch.
Sew together Body, Head and Tail in a way, you like. Attach googly eyes.
I hope you enjoyed this Halloween Black Cat free crochet pattern!
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