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Zoo Blog Hop Day 4 – National Hug Your Cat Day

cat crochet patterns

It’s National Cat Day. Crochet one (or more) of these 8 cats for a huggable friend.

cat crochet patterns

 

 

mini kitty amigurumi

 

Mini Kitty Amigurumi from Loops and Love Crochet

 

 

cute catsby

 

The Cute Catsby from Sweet Softies

 

 

cat amigurumi

 

Kimono Kitty Doll from Sweet Softies

 

 

kitten pixie

 

Kitten Pixie from Sweet Softies

 

 

catnap kitties

 

Catnap Kitties from Sweet Softies

 

 

cat amigurumi

 

Jiji the Black Cat Amigurumi from Once Upon a Cheerio 

 

 

ben the barn cat

 

Ben the Barn Cat Amigurumi from The Burgundy Basket 

 

 

black cat crochet

 

Black Cat Keychain from My Fingers Fly 

 

 

Special bonus pattern for Addi knitters

fat cat

 

Addi Fat Cat Pattern

 

 

Black Cat Door Hanger Tutorial

Handmade Gift Tags – Cats

Want even more animals to crochet? A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook is 50% off for the month of June.

Stay tuned all month long for new animal designs.

June 5 will be bears, 4 great designs for any bear lover.

Other Zoo Animal Posts

Fish crochet patterns

 

World Reef Awareness Day

 

 

owl crochet patterns

Owl Crochet Patterns

 

 

 

bat crochet patternsBat Crochet Patterns

bear crochet patternsBear Crochet Patterns

 

 

 

butterfly crochet

Butterfly Crochet Patterns

axolotl crochet

 

Axolotl Crochet Patterns

marine life crochet

 

World Oceans Day – 4 Whales and 4 Turtles

 

 

 

4 Koala Crochet Patterns

leo lion crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 10 – Lions

penguin crochet patterns

4 Cuddly Penguins

Zoo Blog Hop Day 12 – Jack the Sloth

unicorn crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 13 – Mystical, Magical Unicorns!

alligator crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 14 – Alligators!

bunny crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 15 – Bunnies!

deer crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 16 – Deer and Moose

seahorse crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 17 – Seahorse

beaver crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 18 – Beaver

monkey crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 19 – Monkeys

eagle crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 20 – Eagles

 

 

giraffe crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 21 – Giraffes

 

 

zebra crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 22 – Zebra

sheep crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 23 – Sheep

elephant crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 24 – Elephants

dog crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dogs

 

 

cow amigurumi

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 26 – Cows

platypus crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 27 – Platypus

mouse crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 28 – Mouse

 

fox crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 29 – Fox

 

 

 

Final Day of Zoo Blog Hop – Birds

 

 

Flower Round-up

If you’re a lover of flowers as well as crochet, Jo’s Crafty Hook is hosting a flower crochet blog hop from June 1-15.  Visit her blog daily for all the new designs.  https://joscraftyhook.com/

flower crochet round-up

More to come in June

June 5-9:  Nature Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Bundle from Anvi’s Granny

June 14-18:  Summer Crochet Pattern Bundle from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Summer Gift Ideas

summer gift ideas

Top Handmade Summer Gift Ideas for 2021 – House of Morgan Pewter

UFO Enthusiasts

 

 

Alien Abduction Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt, I’m Not Going Without My Crochet

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Zoo Blog Hop Day 3 – Bat Crochet Patterns

bat crochet patterns

The bat is the featured animal today. These three unique designs will make two different plushies along with a bat mask mate.

bat crochet patterns

 

 

 

bat plush toy

 

The Vampire Bat is another design in the You, Me and the ABCs Collection from The Burgundy Basket.

 

 

bat crochet pattern

 

How about this cute little guy, Sir Batwington the Bat from Sweet Softies. 

 

 

 

valentine bat

 

Valentine’s Day Bat Amigurumi

 

 

bat scrubby
 

 

Bat Scrubby Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

bat crochet pattern

Bat Trick or Treat Bag Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

Bat Mask Mate Crochet Pattern
Bat Mask Mate Crochet Pattern

Materials:
I Love This Cotton yarn:
25 yards black or gray
Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle
Sewing thread & needle
2 buttons
Measurements: Approximately 7” wide by 3”
tall
Directions:

BODY:
Row 1: Ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in st.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st (4 sc).
Rows 4-5: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc across, inc in last st. (8 sc at end of Row 5).
Rows 6-11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

WING 1:
Row 1: Ch 1, turn to work down side. Sc in ends of first 6 rows.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next 3 sts, inc (6 sc).
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 5 sts, inc (7 sc).
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in next 5 sts, inc in last st (9 sc).
Row 7: Ch 1, turn, inc in first st, sc in next 6 sts, dec over last 2 sts (9 sc).
Row 8: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, inc in last st (9 sc).
Rows 9-12: Ch 1, turn, dec over first 2 sts, sc across (5 sc at end of Row 12).
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc, dec (3 sc).
Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc 3 sts tog (1 sc). Fasten off.

WING 2:
Row 1: Attach yarn at opposite side of Row 11 of body, sc in each of next 6 row ends.
Repeat Rows 2-14 of Wing 1.

bat mask mate
EDGING:
Ch 1, working along top of wing, sc in each row end with 3 sc in end of Row 9. Continue with 1 sc in each row end across wing. Sc in first st of Row 11 of body, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch, hdc in 3rd ch,
sc in next st on top of body, sk next st, 4 hdc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch, hdc in 3rd ch, sc in next st. Sc across top of wing with 3 sc in end of Row 9. At tip of wing, 2 sc in
1 st of Row 14. Continue in sc across bottom of wing with 3 sc in end of Row 6. Continue in sc around bottom of body with 3 sc in unused loop of Row 1. Continue in sc across bottom of wing
with 3 sc in end of Row 6. Work 2 sc in 1 sc of Row 14. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Stay tuned all month long for new animal designs.

If you love cats, you won’t want to miss tomorrow’s post with 8 adorable cat designs. cat crochet patterns

Other Zoo Animal Posts

Fish crochet patterns

 

World Reef Awareness Day

 

 

owl crochet patterns

Owl Crochet Patterns

 

 

 

cat crochet patterns

Cat Crochet Patterns

bear crochet patterns

 

Bear Crochet Patterns

butterfly crochet

Butterfly Crochet Patterns

axolotl crochet

 

Axolotl Crochet Patterns

marine life crochet

 

World Oceans Day – 4 Whales and 4 Turtles

 

4 Koala Crochet Patterns

lion crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 10 – Lions

penguin crochet patterns

 

4 Cuddly Penguins

Zoo Blog Hop Day 12 – Jack the Sloth

unicorn crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 13 – Mystical, Magical Unicorns!

alligator crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 14 – Alligators!

bunny crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 15 – Bunnies!

deer crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 16 – Deer and Moose

seahorse crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 17 – Seahorse

beaver crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 18 – Beaver

monkey crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 19 – Monkeys

 

 

eagle crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 20 – Eagles

 

 

giraffe crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 21 – Giraffes

 

 

zebra crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 22 – Zebra

sheep crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 23 – Sheep

elephant crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 24 – Elephants

dog crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dogs

 

 

cow amigurumi

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 26 – Cows

platypus crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 27 – Platypus

mouse crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 28 – Mouse

 

fox crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 29 – Fox

 

 

 

Final Day of Zoo Blog Hop – Birds

 

 

Flower Round-up

If you’re a lover of flowers as well as crochet, Jo’s Crafty Hook is hosting a flower crochet blog hop from June 1-15.  Visit her blog daily for all the new designs.  https://joscraftyhook.com/

flower crochet round-up

More to come in June

June 5-9:  Nature Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Bundle from Anvi’s Granny

June 14-18:  Summer Crochet Pattern Bundle from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Summer Gift Ideas

summer gift ideas

Top Handmade Summer Gift Ideas for 2021 – House of Morgan Pewter

UFO Enthusiasts

 

 

Alien Abduction Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt, I’m Not Going Without My Crochet

Affiliate Links:

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Zoo Blog Hop Day 2 – Owl Crochet Patterns

owl crochet patterns

June 2’s animal is the owl, a perennial favorite among crocheters. These five adorable designs use different stitches to make owls of different sizes.

owl crochet patterns

 

 

 

 

Made by Gootie offers this adorable Lacy Owl Amigurumi design.

 

owl crochet pattern

 

Loops and Love Crochet has designed a cute little Owl Amigurumi that can be made with any combination of colors. Can’t you just picture this cutie done in scrap yarn?

 

 

owl crochet pattern

 

This Crochet Owl is from The Burgundy Basket’s “You, Me, and the ABCs: Crochet ABC Toys” series of animal crochet patterns.

 

 

owl crochet pattern

 

This little Owl Bean from Sweet Softies is only 3″ tall and is filled with beans.

 

 

owl crochet pattern

 

My Owl Eyeglass Holder pattern uses a crocodile stitch to simulate the owl’s feathers and sits on your nightstand to guard your eyeglasses.

This crochet pattern also has a YouTube tutorial.

 

owl ornament

 

Owl Christmas Ornament

 

 

Want even more animals to crochet? A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook is 50% off for the month of June.

Stay tuned all month long for new animal designs.

Fish crochet patterns

Day 1 World Reef Awareness Day

 

 

 

bat crochet patterns

Day 3 – Bat Crochet Patterns

 

 

 

Day 4 – National Hug Your Cat Daycat crochet patterns

bear crochet patterns

 

Bear Crochet Patterns

 

 

butterfly crochet

Butterfly Crochet Patterns

axolotl crochet

 

Axolotl Crochet Patterns

marine life crochet

 

World Oceans Day – 4 Whales and 4 Turtles

 

 

 

4 Koala Crochet Patterns

lion crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 10 – Lions

penguin crochet patterns

 

4 Cuddly Penguins

Zoo Blog Hop Day 12 – Jack the Sloth

unicorn crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 13 – Mystical, Magical Unicorns!

alligator crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 14 – Alligators!

bunny crochet patterns

Zoo Blog Hop Day 15 – Bunnies!

deer crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 16 – Deer and Moose

seahorse crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 17 – Seahorse

beaver crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 18 – Beaver

monkey crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 19 – Monkeys

eagle crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 20 – Eagles

 

 

giraffe crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 21 – Giraffes

 

 

zebra crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 22 – Zebra

sheep crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 23 – Sheep

elephant crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 24 – Elephants

dog crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dogs

 

 

cow amigurumi

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 26 – Cows

platypus crochet pattern

Zoo Blog Hop Day 27 – Platypus 

mouse crochet pattern

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 28 – Mouse

 

fox crochet patterns

 

Zoo Blog Hop Day 29 – Fox

 

 

 

Final Day of Zoo Blog Hop – Birds

 

 

Flower Round-up

If you’re a lover of flowers as well as crochet, Jo’s Crafty Hook is hosting a flower crochet blog hop from June 1-15.  Visit her blog daily for all the new designs. This flower bunting will liven up your summer home decor. https://joscraftyhook.com/

flower crochet round-up

More to come in June

June 5-9:  Nature Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Bundle from Anvi’s Granny

June 14-18:  Summer Crochet Pattern Bundle from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Summer Gift Ideas

summer gift ideas

Top Handmade Summer Gift Ideas for 2021 – House of Morgan Pewter

Affiliate Links:

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission. Thanks for helping support my crochet blog. 

Lion Brand Yarn

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National Zoo & Aquarium Month Blog Hop, Day 1 World Reef Awareness Day

Fish crochet patterns

National zoo month crochet

 

June is going to be amazing! Join me every day this month for free animal patterns – 16 indie designers offering over 80 patterns for your summer crochet pleasure. Each day will feature at least one free (and up to 8) animal crochet pattern. Thanks to all these talented designers for joining me this month.

https://youtu.be/gEhfBrIQQm4

Since June 1 is National Reef Awareness Day, we’re starting off with animals that would inhabit a coral reef.

Fish crochet patterns

 

Clarence Clownfish from Crochet Wizzard

Fish Amigurumi from Loops and Love Crochet

Fish Towel from My Fingers Fly    Fish towel

Octopus Eyeglass Holder Crochet Pattern

YouTube tutorial now available

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn:

3.5 oz. MC

0.5 oz. CC

12 yards yellow

1 yard black

Size G (4.0 mm) crochet hook

Yarn needle

Fiberfill

  

Directions:

HEAD:

Rnd 1: With MC yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnd 9: *Sc in each of next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnd 10: *Sc in each of next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (60 sc).

Rnd 11: *Sc in each of next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (66 sc).

Rnds 12-15: Sc in each st.

Rnd 16: *Dec, sc in next 9 sts,* repeat around (60 sc).

Rnds 17-20: Sc in each st.

Rnd 21: *Dec, sc in next 8 sts,* repeat around (54 sc).

Rnds 22-25: Sc in each st.

Rnd 26: *Dec, sc in next 7 sts,* repeat around (48 sc).

Rnds 27-30: Sc in each st.

Tentacles:

Row 1: Sc in next 6 sts.

Rows 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next 4 sts (5 sc).

Rows 5-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 7: Dec, sc in next 3 sts (4 sc).

Rows 8-9: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in next 2 sts (3 sc).

Rows 11-12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, dec, sc in last st (2 sc).

Rows 14-15: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st.

Row 15: Dec (1 sc). Fasten off MC.

*Return to Rnd 30 of octopus body and attach MC yarn. Repeat Rows 1-14.* Repeat 6 times (8 tentacles).

BOTTOM:

Rnd 1: With CC yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * repeat around (24 sc).

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (30 sc).

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (36 sc).

Rnd 7: *Sc in each of next 5 sc, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (42 sc).

Rnd 8: *Sc in each of next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st,* repeat around (48 sc).

Repeat tentacles 8 times.

Pin tentacle bottoms to tentacle tops.

Attach MC yarn between 2 tentacles, *sc through both layers down the side of the tentacle, work 2 sc in tip, then sc up the other side, sl st in body between 2 tentacles,* repeat for each tentacle. Begin stuffing body after 4 tentacles are complete, and continue stuffing as you go.

Fold up 1 tentacle on each side and sew to Rnd 20 of body to create a spot for the frame of the eyeglasses to sit.

EYES:

Rnd 1: With yellow yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnd 4: Sc in each st.

Rnd 5: *Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 6: Repeat round (6 sc). Stuff and close Rnd 6.

Use black yarn with straight st to make pupil across eyeball.

Rnd 1: With MC yarn, ch 2 (or magic ring), 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st (12 sc).

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat around (18 sc).

Rnds 4-12: Sc in each st.

Rnd 13: *Dec over next 2 sts, sc in next st,* repeat around (12 sc).

Rnd 14: Repeat round (6 sc). Stuff and close Rnd 14. Fold eyelid inside itself and sew Rnd 1 to Rnd 14. Insert eyeball and sew in place. Sew eyes to front of octopus just above the tentacles.

Pattern PDF is available at https://www.myfingersfly.com/products/crochet-eyeglass-holder-pattern-octopus-amigurumi-octopus-crochet-pattern

Want even more animals to crochet? A to Z Animal Crochet Patterns Ebook is 50% off for the month of June.

What Do You Get When You Cross an Octopus with a Tomato? Octomato!

More Eyeglass Holders

Koala

Lamb

Owl Eyeglass Holder

Poodle

Eyeglass Holder Crochet Patterns Ebook

Stay tuned all month long for new animal designs.

June 2 – Zoo Blog Hop Day 2 – Owl Crochet Patterns                           June 3 – Zoo Blog Hop Day 3 – Bat Crochet Patterns

June 4 – Zoo Blog Hop Day 4 – National Hug Your Cat Day                June 5 – Bear Crochet Patterns

June 6 – Butterfly Crochet Patterns                                                             June 7 – Axolotl Crochet Patterns

June 8 – World Oceans Day – 4 Whales and 4 Turtles                            June 9 – Koala Crochet Patterns

June 10 – Lions                                                                                                     June 11 – 4 Cuddly Penguins

June 12 – Jack the Sloth                                                                                   June 13 – Mystical, Magical Unicorns!

June 14 – Alligators                                                                                             June 15 – Bunnies!

June 16 – Deer and Moose                                                                                Zoo Blog Hop Day 17 – Seahorse

Zoo Blog Hop Day 18 – Beaver                                                                         Zoo Blog Hop Day 19 – Monkeys

Zoo Blog Hop Day 20 – Eagles                                                                         Zoo Blog Hop Day 21 – Giraffes

Zoo Blog Hop Day 22 – Zebra                                                                          Zoo Blog Hop Day 23 – Sheep

Zoo Blog Hop Day 24 – Elephants                                                                 Zoo Blog Hop Day 25 – Dogs

Zoo Blog Hop Day 26 – Cows                                                                           Zoo Blog Hop Day 27 – Platypus

Zoo Blog Hop Day 28 – Mouse                                                                        Zoo Blog Hop Day 29 – Fox

Final Day of Zoo Blog Hop – Birds

Flower Round-up

If you’re a lover of flowers as well as crochet, Jo’s Crafty Hook is hosting a flower crochet blog hop from June 1-15.  Visit her blog daily for all the new designs. This flower bunting will liven up your summer home decor. https://joscraftyhook.com/

More to come in June

June 5-9:  Nature Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Bundle from Anvi’s Granny

June 14-18:  Summer Crochet Pattern Bundle from Nicki’s Homemade Crafts

Affiliate Links:

This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, we may earn a commission. Thanks for helping support my crochet blog. 

Lion Brand Yarn