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Do you need cat ears for your amigurumi cat crochet project? This simple crochet ear pattern works for some different types of animals but I am using them for cat ears. Try them for zebras, giraffes, hippos, cats, lions, and more.
The base is approximately 2″ wide. You will have the option to make a more narrow pointed ear with a slimmer base as an option outlined below.
In the image I have worked up a standard category 4 cotton white yarn to show how it looks without the fluff. My project is a fluffy cat so I have fluffy ears for it! You can modify the increase to make a more narrow pointed ear if that better suits the animal you are crocheting.
If you want to crochet a very pointy cat ear, only increase one stitch per round. The pattern below has an increase of two stitches per round.
The fluffy ears accompany the ragdoll cat head pattern here.
How to crochet cat ears
- 4 mm crochet hook
- category 4 yarn to match your project
- tapestry needle
Create a magic ring.
Work 6 single crochet into the circle. Tighten the ring snugly, then mark the stitch . I like to use a piece of yarn because it’s easier to move as you complete each short round. Safety pins slip out easily too rather than fumbling with locking markers.
Do no slip stitch at end of round , simply move the marker.
Evenly space the increases in increase rounds.
Round 2: increase 2 stitches to 8.
Round 3: increase 2 stitches to 10.
Round 4: increase 2 stitches to 12.
Round 5: increase 2 stitches to 14.
Round 6: increase 2 stitches to 16.
Round 7: increase 2 stitches to 18.
Round 8: sc around. 18 stitches.
Round 9: increase 2 stitches to 20.
Round 10: increase 2 stitches to 22.
Round 11: Increase 2 stitches to 24. Cut yarn and secure end before attaching to project.
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Three project sizes, a handy ruler and hook guide inside the cover and plenty of rooms for notes in each pattern.
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Regular size print here.
I have had bad eyesight since age 18 so large print is a godsend when you can’t see apps and dark yarn, let alone going from one to the other on a crochet-a-thon during a netflix binge.
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